Ohio

Criminal Justice

Jurors convict girlfriend in lawyer’s murder; prosecutor argued she was a ‘manipulator’

Criminal Justice

Girlfriend in lawyer slaying case said she acted in self-defense when ‘the hillbilly came out in me’

Business of Law

Steptoe lays off 32, including 14 attorneys, following energy-price drop

Evidence

Police can’t crack case of egg-attack on senior’s house despite intensive investigation

Trials & Litigation

Once on death row, man released after 39 years behind bars gets $1M for wrongful imprisonment

Criminal Procedure

Suspended judge loses round in state’s top court in fight to ax prosecutor in domestic violence case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is accused in additional courthouse bomb threats

White-Collar Crime

Convicted judge is indicted again

Legal Ethics

Judge is reprimanded for telling jurors she thought their verdict was wrong

Business of Law

Jones Day to open office in Detroit

Sentencing

Judge polls jurors and issues 5-year sentence in child porn case; 6th Circuit dissent cited

Disability Law

How many therapy ducks are too many? Veteran with PTSD and 6 ducks appeals

Religious Law

Judge acquits man accused of putting First Amendment sticker on courthouse church directory

Law Firms

Dinsmore to acquire 40-attorney law firm based in West Virginia

Constitutional Law

Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases

Careers

Husband swears in wife as he retires and she takes his seat on the bench

Death Penalty

Ohio drops two-drug combination used in prolonged execution

Legal Ethics

Ethics complaint accuses lawyer of sexting with client later accused in extortion plot

Legal Ethics

Top state court temporarily suspends municipal judge without pay, orders her not to practice law

Business of Law

9 remaining lawyers at Houston litigation boutique to join Vorys Sater