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784 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Judge is accused of wrongly using coercive detention to get misdemeanor defendants to pay fees, costs

An Ohio municipal judge has been accused of ignoring state law by jailing unrepresented defendants for failure to pay fees and fines without holding a hearing to determine their ability to pay.

Driver injured in collision with fortified mailbox can’t sue owners, top Ohio court says

Adjacent landowners owe no duty of care to a driver whose pickup truck hit a patch of black ice, veered off the road and hit their fortified mailbox in the right of way, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-2 decision.

Ohio law school back in compliance with program standard, ABA legal ed section’s council finds

Following a finding that the Cleveland State University's law school did not meet an ABA accreditation standard regarding program resources, it has since demonstrated compliance, according to recent notice from the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

3 pharmacy chains found liable in opioid epidemic in Ohio case

Federal jurors in Cleveland on Tuesday found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart are liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties.

Judge is suspended for jailing spectator after she refused drug test

An Ohio judge has been suspended for a year for ordering a court spectator to take a drug test and sentencing her to jail when she refused.

Laws said to encourage vigilante justice still in effect in most states

Laws that permit citizens arrests or entitle citizens to stand their ground have been blamed for vigilante shootings and tragic consequences. Yet many states still have them on the books.

Judicial candidates face sanctions as races turn aggressive; Texas voters jump on the bandwagon

Texas voters on Tuesday passed a state constitutional amendment that allows the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate and take disciplinary action against judicial candidates who are not currently judges.

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 &…

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