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Domestic Violence Court receives Supreme Court certification

AKRON––Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher’s Domestic Violence Court has earned final re-certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets.
Specialized court dockets are dedicated to offenders charged with specific types of offenses that use a combination of holding ... (full story)


Akron Muni Court program earns grant funding

AKRON––Valor Court, a specialized docket of the Akron Municipal Court, recently earned a $6,900 grant through Operation Legal Help Ohio - Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance.
Grant dollars will go toward transportation needs of those served through Valor Court. Bus passes and gas cards will be purchased and given ... (full story)


Medina County father-son casino gaming convictions affirmed

A Medina County trial court erred by ordering cash seized in an illegal gambling case when the evidence failed to establish the property was associated with the alleged operation of a casino gaming operation.
However, the 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the gambling-related convictions of Adam Syed and his father, Azeem Sy ... (full story)


Tortious interference claim can proceed over advice to breach noncompete

Can an attorney who advises an employee to breach a non-compete be sued by the employer for tortious interference with contract? The answer may be yes, at least according to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, which recently refused to dismiss such claim against the attorney defendants in Pinnacle Surety Se ... (full story)


Book examines how We the People became We the Corporation

The U.S. Constitution does not use the word “corporation.” Nothing in our governmental framework “explicitly recognizes corporations or grants them individual rights.” However, culminating with the Citizens United and Hobby Lobby cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has expanded the rights of corporations as people ... (full story)