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Afternoon Briefs: Judge refuses to step down from opioid litigation; BigLaw joins law profs in climate change fight

Judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation refuses to step down

The federal judge overseeing more than 2,000 lawsuits over alleged opioid addictions and overdoses refused to remove himself from a bellwether…

Lawyer accused of smelling of alcohol at client’s felony trial gets suspension

An Ohio lawyer has been suspended after he was accused of showing up for a client’s felony trial smelling of alcohol and refusing to submit to a breath-alcohol test.

Grocery store chain isn’t liable for motorized cart collision, state supreme court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court has reversed an award of more than $360,000 in a suit against a grocery store chain that provided a motorized shopping cart to a customer who caused a collision and injured the plaintiff.

Afternoon Briefs: Actress sentenced in college admissions scandal; judge sides with transgender Ohioans

Actress Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison for college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the college admissions…

Pain doc is accused of discussing plot to drug or kill opposing counsel whose lawsuit cost him $60K

A pain doctor who works in Ohio and Michigan was arrested on a federal drug charge last Friday after discussing with a patient various plans to kill or drug a lawyer with fentanyl, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

6th Circuit revives claim that judge created hostile work environment

A former dockets coordinator can pursue her lawsuit alleging that an Ohio municipal court judge created a hostile work environment.

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a…

Former Ohio judge who wrongly defined rape, made demeaning comments gets suspension

A former Ohio judge has been suspended from law practice for a range of misconduct that included failing to follow precedent when he ruled that a defendant had not…

Federal judge appears likely to certify unusual ‘negotiation’ class for nation’s cities in massive opioid case

A federal judge in Cleveland appears ready to approve a “negotiation” class representing the nation’s 33,000 cities, towns and counties to try to achieve a settlement in opioid litigation.

Law doesn’t impose ‘most gullible person on Facebook’ standard in suit over fake police page, 6th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has refused to toss a lawsuit against the city of Parma, Ohio, by a “cyber culprit” prosecuted for creating a fake Facebook page for the city’s…

Lawyer suspended for disclosing client info in ‘vindictive’ bid to collect fees

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for threatening to disclose confidential information in a bid to collect a fee and then carrying out the threat.

The court indefinitely…

Neil Armstrong’s family received $6M in secret settlement with hospital that treated him before death

Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s relatives obtained a confidential $6 million settlement for alleged medical errors by the Ohio hospital that performed heart bypass surgery on him before his death in August…

Judge told to stop vaping on the bench; motion claimed he was ‘constantly slurping’ on device

A common pleas judge in Cleveland has given up vaping from the bench after a request by the court’s administrative judge.

Judge Joseph D. Russo of Cuyahoga County was asked…

6th Circuit rules for workers’ comp law firm challenging ban on solicitation of claimants

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Afternoon Briefs: Bar associations battle over trademark; New Jersey judge rebuked over rape case

Even though the Association of Trial Lawyers of America changed its name to the American Association for Justice in 2006, the Washington, D.C.-based bar association is suing the California-based…

Lawyer who gave incarcerated boyfriend $11 lands in ethical trouble for contraband

An Ohio lawyer who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after admitting that she passed $11 to her incarcerated boyfriend found herself in disciplinary trouble for the conduct.

The Ohio Supreme…

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