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811 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

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…

Judge’s cases under review after relatives cite severe alcoholism in guardianship petition

Ohio’s public defender is planning a review of as many as 2,700 cases overseen by a retired judge after the judge’s daughter and mother filed a petition for guardianship alleging advanced alcoholism that was a problem when he was still on the bench.

Oberlin College ordered to pay $44.4 million damages in libel case brought by small business

“People have no idea on how much stress this has had on our family and business for almost three years,” said David Gibson, the 64-year-old business co-owner, after the punitive verdict. “But from the beginning, we just didn’t understand why they were punishing us for something we had nothing to do with.”

Suits accuse dairy company of consumer fraud for touting ‘extraordinary care and comfort’ of cows

Two lawsuits filed in federal court in Chicago accuse the Fairlife milk company of consumer fraud for promoting its “extraordinary care and comfort” of dairy cows.

The would-be class actions,…

Judge orders transfer of gorilla from sanctuary to zoo; bacterial infection could aggravate trip

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered that Ndume the gorilla be transferred from a California sanctuary to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden this week amid a dispute…

Lawyer previously suspended for wine theft is disbarred for breaking promise of free representation

A Cincinnati-area lawyer has been disbarred in Ohio for sending a woman an invoice for nearly $10,000 for his legal services after he had agreed to represent her for free.

GOP lawmakers in Michigan and Ohio win SCOTUS stay in political gerrymandering cases

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed court rulings ordering Michigan and Ohio to create new electoral maps because they were drawn to benefit Republicans.

The Supreme Court granted…

Federal court strikes down map of Ohio congressional districts for ‘invidious partisan intent’

A special three-judge court has struck down a map of Ohio’s congressional districts because it was drawn with “invidious partisan intent” by Republican lawmakers.

Trial between Oberlin College and a local bakery tackles First Amendment questions

A shoplifting incident at a bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, created a controversy for the community and led to a lawsuit against the college.

Father and daughter who graduated law school together await bar results

Sarah Smith credits her father and an LSAT study guide for her interest in law school.

Tim Smith was working with an LSAT study book in early 2014 when his…

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