Ohio

First Amendment

Media groups, ACLU back lawyer ordered to pay $11K for alerting reporter to upcoming civil trial

U.S. Supreme Court

Law firms hired by Ohio didn’t violate federal debt collection law via letterhead, SCOTUS rules

Trials & Litigation

Rebuked after muttered remarks at federal sentencing, defense lawyer says cursing is commonplace

Criminal Justice

Cleveland will pay $6M in death of Tamir Rice, shot by police while playing with toy gun

Criminal Justice

Woman charged after allegedly livestreaming sexual assault on Periscope

Criminal Justice

Federal judge describes her experience with ‘brutal’ home invaders at their sentencing

Court Security

Thanks to tip, court security found 2-inch blade brought to court by defendant, authorities say

Death Penalty

Botched execution attempt doesn’t preclude a second try, Ohio Supreme Court says

Criminal Justice

Case cracked: Neighbor accused of egging senior’s home over 100 times faces felony vandalism charge

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Deep-sea treasure hunter stays in jail as judge awaits ‘epiphany’ about 500 gold coins

Legal Ethics

Ex-prosecutor gets stayed suspension for using fake Facebook account to contact alibi witnesses

Criminal Justice

2 of 3 suspects take pleas in armed invasion of federal judge’s home

Legal Ethics

Federal judge feels tricked into ‘chicanery, duplicity and mendacity’ in Stan Chesley matter

Legal Ethics

Penalized for writing bar exam after it ended, woman passed but had admission delayed

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who won $390K for clients at trial must pay $11K for alerting media about case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer accused of sending false texts to client who was stabbed outside his office

Family Law

Lawyer sues docs over shaken-baby diagnosis, state for taking away her kids

Criminal Justice

Remaining case against suspended judge dismissed on Tuesday; top court stays jail term on Thursday

White-Collar Crime

After mistrial in client extortion case, 2 law partners take plea involving no prison time

Prosecutors

Former federal prosecutor settles with Justice Department for an estimated $1.8M