Ohio

723 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Emotional support dog didn’t have priority over tenant with allergies, state supreme court says
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a no-pets building in Iowa City, Iowa, should not have allowed a new tenant to have an emotional support dog after an objection by another tenant with severe allergies.
Lawyer who ‘actively avoided’ payment of malpractice settlement gets suspension
An Ohio lawyer who “actively avoided” paying a $25,000 malpractice settlement has been suspended from law practice.
Afternoon Briefs: ‘Highly irregular conduct’ by DOJ alleged; satanist loses abortion case

DOJ engaged in ‘highly irregular conduct,’ says amicus appointee in Michael Flynn case

The U.S. Department of Justice “engaged in highly irregular conduct to benefit a political ally of the…

Sotomayor temporarily halts order to move at-risk inmates from Ohio prison
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge’s order to begin moving 837 inmates from an Ohio prison who face greater risks if they contract COVID-19.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge prevented from fixing jobless system; state will stop sharing COVID-19 data

Separation of powers stops Florida judge from ordering unemployment system fix

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said Thursday that Florida law and the Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine is…

SCOTUS refuses to block order to move at-risk inmates at prison with high COVID-19 rate
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to stay a judge’s order requiring the Federal Bureau of Prisons to release or transfer inmates at an Ohio prison who face greater risks if they contract COVID-19.
Afternoon Briefs: Texas justice has COVID-19; 7th Circuit win for strip clubs seeking payroll loans

Texas Supreme Court justice tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann said Thursday she and her husband, Greg, have tested positive for COVID-19. The couple got tested…

Lawyer is thankful for second chances after suspension for erratic behavior, client neglect
Ohio lawyer William Matthew Tinch says he’s thankful for second chances after being indefinitely suspended Wednesday following “increasingly erratic” behavior and client neglect.
Afternoon Briefs: Hackers want $21M from showbiz lawyer; videos of clothed women not a crime

Hackers demand $21M from showbiz lawyer

Hackers are threatening to reveal personal information about the celebrity clients of lawyer Allen Grubman unless he pays them a ransom of $21 million.…

Lawyer accused of stealing estate money for wife’s breast implants, child support gets interim suspension
An Ohio lawyer has been placed on interim suspension after he was accused of stealing millions of dollars from a number of estates and trusts, including an estate that was intended to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Afternoon Briefs: 6th Circuit won’t delay inmate transfer; sheriff declines to enforce stay-at-home order

6th Circuit refuses to delay inmate transfer

On Monday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati refused to delay the transfer of more than 800 medically vulnerable inmates…

State supreme court allows in-person jury trial, which ends with defendant nearly collapsing
An Ohio judge tried to hold Tuesday what may be the nation’s first in-person jury trial since shutdown orders began. But it ended when the defendant was carried out of the courthouse on a stretcher.
Lawyer indefinitely suspended for stealing from mentally ill client, charging legal rate for lawn mowing
The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended a lawyer accused of transferring more than $147,000 from the accounts of a mentally ill client, although he and his law firm were only owed about $19,000.
State supreme court bars judge from having in-person hearings in most cases because of coronavirus
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a domestic relations judge in Medina County can’t have routine hearings in person because of COVID-19 concerns.
Texas abortion providers withdraw Supreme Court petition after new 5th Circuit decision
Abortion providers in Texas have withdrawn a Supreme Court application to allow medication abortions to continue in the state after a federal appeals court granted the relief that they sought.

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