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Count me in: The quality of quantifying

God counts women’s tears.
It’s a concept in the Talmud from a 2,500-year-old commentary on torts and property under Jewish law.
It means that every tear shed by every woman is so important that God actually counts them. What a beautifully elegant way to express it! Counting demonstrates the enormous value more than ... (full story)

Are LGBTQ protections coming to a workplace near you?

Is the writing on the wall for an extension of Title VII protections to LGBTQ employees? In a recent landmark decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal court of appeals in the nation to rule sexual orientation claims are actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although not binding on ... (full story)

9th District finds abuse of discretion in vicious dog case

The 9th District Court of Appeals has reversed a Stow Municipal Court ruling in a vicious dog case.
The chain of events began on July 13, 2015, when Trixie Cleminshaw heard two dogs fighting near the street outside her Hudson home.
According to appellate records, Cleminshaw tried to separate the larger dog, a pit bull named Ed ... (full story)

Akron Bar prepares to welcome new president

Officers, trustees and members of the Akron Bar Association are gearing up for a changing of the guard as bar president Margaret (Meg) Andreeff Matejkovic prepares to pass the torch to president-elect David Lewis.
Lewis officially takes over on July 1, following his swearing in on June 22 during the bar association’s a ... (full story)

9th District affirms father’s involuntary manslaughter sentence in 4-year-old’s shooting death

A Summit County Common Pleas Court judge did not err by allowing a spouse to testify about acts done against her child by the victim’s father, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Terrance Allen appealed his conviction and sentence.
In 2013, Allen’s 4-year-old son shot himself in the head while riding ... (full story)