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762 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

2 law firms promise jobs to underserved students before they enter law school; tuition is free

Two Ohio law firms will offer associate positions to two students before they even enroll in law school as part of a diversity program that pays the students’ tuition and living expenses.

6th Circuit rules against restaurant seeking insurance coverage for losses after shutdown order

A shutdown order that barred in-person dining was not a direct physical loss or damage to property covered by a "business interruption" insurance policy, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Federal judge fights to clear his name after he’s ordered to take a psychiatric exam

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard virtual oral arguments last week on whether to revive a federal judge’s lawsuit challenging a dropped order that he submit to a mental health examination.

Law school dinged for noncompliance with ABA standard addressing financial conditions

Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has been found to be out of compliance with an ABA accreditation standard focused on program resources.

Lawyer faces disciplinary action after engaging in relationship with client

A partner in the Columbus, Ohio, office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister is facing possible disciplinary action after she allegedly exchanged sexually explicit text messages and engaged in sexual activity with a client.

Republican-led states sue Biden administration over protections for transgender students and workers

Twenty Republican-led states sued the Biden administration Monday claiming that protections for transgender people, including access to bathrooms and locker rooms, are invalid under federal law.

Judges in this state are requiring probationers to get vaccinated

At least two judges in Ohio have required defendants to get vaccinated as a condition of probation.

Afternoon Briefs: $26B opioid settlement proposed; lawyer resigns after he’s accused of nude cleaning proposal

Proposed $26B opioid settlement announced

A group of state attorneys general have announced a proposed $26 billion settlement between states and four companies that make and distribute opioids. Johnson &…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge requires COVID-19 vaccine for some probationers; are Breyer hirings a sign?

Judge requires vaccine as condition of probation

Judge Richard Frye of Franklin County, Ohio, is requiring some criminal defendants to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of probation. None…

Afternoon Briefs: Derek Chauvin sentenced; judge won’t toss climate change suit

Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd’s death

A Minnesota judge on Friday sentenced fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years years in prison for killing George Floyd

Afternoon Briefs: Crowell merger announced; judge reverses himself on juror vaccinations

Crowell & Moring will merge with IP firm

Crowell & Moring is merging with Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, a 61-lawyer intellectual property law firm. Crowell will have more than…

Afternoon Briefs: An unusual SCOTUS lineup; suit says Google is a public utility

SCOTUS rules for defendant in career criminal case

Two conservative justices supported liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices Thursday to rule that a crime of recklessness is not a “violent felony”…

Lawyer cites mother’s COVID-19 death after 6th Circuit blasts ‘striking legal emptiness’ of his brief

An Ohio lawyer sanctioned $1,500 for filing a substandard appellate brief told a federal appeals court on Friday that his failures stemmed from the COVID-19 death of his 96-year-old mother.

Lawyer gets stayed suspension for ‘unintelligible’ brief; she said she mistakenly filed the draft version

An Ohio lawyer chided for submitting an appellate brief that was “inadequate, incoherent and unintelligible” will receive a stayed suspension from law practice.

Lawyer deserves reprimand for courtroom protest that led to ‘Bart Simpson-esque’ punishment, ethics board says

An Ohio lawyer has agreed to a public reprimand for his reaction to a judge’s adverse ruling that led to a well-publicized and unusual punishment.

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