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807 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Local Officials Suggest New Ideas for Saving on Legal Fees

Local officials have advanced several cutting-edge concepts lately about how to save money on legal fees. However, the lawyers concerned may not be jumping for joy over the innovative ideas.

Ohio Supreme Court: Surrogate Mom Has No Parental Right to Triplets

In a cutting-edge case that has spotlighted the gap between traditional family law principles and state-of-the-art medical options for dealing with infertility, a Pennsylvania woman who carried triplets to term…

Pregnant Lawyer Charged Over Fake Kidnap Story

A pregnant lawyer who—according to police and her own husband—falsely claimed that she was kidnapped has been charged with making false alarms.

If Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, is convicted, she…

‘Finders Keepers,’ Says Contractor Who Found $182K in Walls

A contractor who found $182,000 in cash in a homeowner’s bathroom walls has hired a lawyer and threatened a lawsuit asserting a right to the money.

Contractor Bob Kitts was…

Pregnant Lawyer Wasn’t Kidnapped

A pregnant lawyer who claimed she had been kidnapped has recanted her story.

It isn’t clear exactly what Karyn McConnell Hancock, 35, is now saying happened during the several days…

Pregnant Lawyer May Have Been Kidnapped Due to Dad’s Case

A pregnant Ohio lawyer’s kidnapping and release may have involved a case involving her father, who is a municipal court judge, the lawyer’s husband said.

Karyn McConnell Hancock was released…

Concerned re Web Privacy, Ohio Courts Mull Paper Records Removal

Updated: As county courts in Ohio moved to make a number of dockets and case records available online, concerns arose about how that might adversely affect individual privacy. So a…

‘Law School 101’ Could Help Struggling Homeowners

The requirements of legal standing could help homeowners facing foreclosure on their homes.

A federal judge in Cleveland recently tossed 14 foreclosure cases because Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. could…

Ohio Dowry Ruling is Appealed; Important Muslim Marriage Issue

In a case that has attracted national interest, an Ohio woman is appealing a court ruling that her ex-husband doesn’t have to pay the dowry she is guaranteed in her…

Lawyer’s Theatrics Void $30M Jury Award

The Ohio Supreme Court has overturned a record-breaking $30 million medical malpractice award, citing, among other courtroom misbehavior, a theatrical closing argument by the controversial Michigan attorney representing the brain-injured…

Courts Disagree on Dowry Enforceability

Although one Muslim man’s marriage contract calls for a $25,000 dowry to be paid to his wife, he doesn’t have to pay her, now that they are divorced, because it…

Merit, Not Lockstep, Pay at Jones Day

Despite the attention paid in recent months to Howrey’s announcement that it would no longer implement a so-called lockstep pay schedule for associate attorneys, merit-based salary schedules are by no…

DOJ Cuts Billion $$ Emissions Deal

A utility company has reached a pollution agreement that will be one of the largest environmental settlements in the history of the Justice Department. The deal is expected to be…

Boy, 10, Freed in Fatal Arson; ‘A Victim’

A 10-year-old boy who is accused of having set an Ohio fire that killed five people, including his mother, has been ordered released to his maternal grandmother’s custody.

The boy’s…

ABA Prez Seeks Ohio Death Penalty Halt

After a 30-month study, a group of legal experts associated with the American Bar Association called today for a temporary moratorium on enforcement of the death penalty in Ohio until…

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