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11th District: Legal malpractice was ‘obvious’ in false marriage case

An expert was not required to support legal malpractice claims in a Trumbull County false marriage case because malpractice is obvious, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Matthew Paldino filed a professional tort complaint in 2014 against attorneys Robert L. Johnson and Benjamin Joltin for malpractice, intentional ... (full story)

Remembering Summit County’s 1st female clerk of courts

As Summit County’s first female clerk of courts, A. Diana Zaleski was considered a visionary by many of those she worked with and supervised. She started the clerk’s office down the path to modernization, making records available online for the public’s use.
The woman who received accolades for her many years of ... (full story)

Colleagues, friends remember attorney Dominic A. Musitano Jr.

Colleagues, friends remember attorney Dominic A. Musitano Jr.<BR>

An attorney with an infectious personality, who enjoyed taking younger lawyers under his wing, giving back to the community and getting to know everyone he came in contact with—those are some of the ways in which Dominic A. Musitano Jr. is being remembered.
Musitano passed away peacefully at Rockynol Nursing Home in Akron o ... (full story)

Abusive adoptive parent’s sentence upheld

The 11th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the sentence of a Jefferson Township man who claimed he locked his adopted children in a bedroom all day for years because Children Services did not train him properly.
David V. Moss pled guilty to four counts of endangering children and one count of attempted felonious assault ... (full story)

Roderick Linton Belfance gets a new managing partner

It’s been less than two months since Roderick Linton Belfance partner William Chris took the reins as manager partner, but he’s already laying out his vision for the firm’s future.
“I would like to add a few more attorneys to ensure that we are servicing all of our clients to the best of our ability,&rdquo ... (full story)