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Ohio Lawyer Gets Probation for Faking Kidnapping

An Ohio attorney who disappeared for several days last year while pregnant and later falsely claimed to have been kidnapped at gunpoint, has been sentenced to probation and a $300…

Ohio Pledges $30M More to Resolve Youth Prison Litigation

Following a troubling report last year about Ohio’s youth prison, the state has promised to direct $30 million in additional funding and hire 100 more guards to improve the system.

Nasty Race for Wisconsin Supreme Court Ends With Upset

An expensive, bitter supreme court race in Wisconsin ended Tuesday with the first unseating of a justice since 1967, when Chief Justice George Currie was ousted after he allowed the…

Ohio Offers Free Legal Services for Homeowners Facing Forclosure

As home foreclosure rates continue to reach record levels, Ohio’s political leaders are supporting a program that offers free legal representation to Ohioans making below $54,000 a year for a…

Not Yet Merged with McGuireWoods, 8 Helms Mullis Lawyers to Go Elsewhere

Although an upcoming merger at the end of the month will put more than 100 lawyers at Charlotte, N.C.-based Helms Mullis & Wicker into one of the nation’s largest law…

Unusual Ohio Custody Case: Did Mom Fake Teen’s Illness?

Is Angie Cox a caring parent with an unhealthy teenager? Or is she an unusual mom who encourages doctors to diagnose nonexistent symptoms and illnesses in order to put herself…

Contempt Upheld for Ex-Lawyer Who Called Judge ‘Delusional’

Disbarred Ohio lawyer Elsebeth Baumgartner lost a 2006 suit accusing her of libel, and now she has lost the latest round in a battle over unsubstantiated allegations of persecution that…

5-Semester Option Saves Money, May Offer Jump on Jobs

A new option of graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law after five semesters instead of the traditional six has definite benefits.

Although it requires students to work…

Death of King of Torts Threatens Ohio Law Firm’s Lush Life

The untimely death of one of Cleveland’s best-known plaintiffs lawyers has sparked an ugly court spat that could require dissolution of his super-profitable firm and the sale of its private…

Pregnant Lawyer ‘Resigns’ from Law Practice

The pregnant Toledo lawyer who pleaded guilty to faking her own kidnapping is admitting to misusing client funds and plans to give up her law license.

Karyn…

Women Take Majority Status at Ohio Firm

After 40 years in business, a Toledo, Ohio, law firm is getting attention because a majority of its attorneys, including shareholders, are women.

“It’s just something that happened naturally over…

Pregnant Lawyer Pleads to Faking Abduction; May Face More Charges

A pregnant Ohio lawyer who claimed she was kidnapped pleaded guilty today to one count of making false alarms.

Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, was missing…

In 15 States, DNA Innocence Claims Die With Prisoner or When Inmate Released

Ohio remains one of 15 states in which the convicted lose their option for DNA testing once they get out of prison or die.

In a lengthy feature about innocence…

Man Who Stole Salvation Army Kettle Spends Night Homeless on Judge’s Orders

A man who stole a Salvation Army donation kettle containing $250 the week before Christmas was sentenced by a Cleveland-area judge to spend the night homeless.

Last Thursday, Painesville Municipal…

Lawyers Argue Over Right to Autopsy Organs

Lawyers for the parents of a man who died in a van accident argued yesterday they have a constitutional right to the return of his organs removed in an autopsy.

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