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811 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Lawyer is accused of offering free legal services if woman cleaned his home in the nude

An Ohio lawyer is accused in an ethics complaint of propositioning clients and would-be clients, mentioning the possibility of marriage, and using names for them such as “gorgeous” and “baby doll.”

Lawyer is charged with operating sex-trafficking ring; woman says no one ever believed her

A Portsmouth, Ohio, lawyer, who was formerly a city council member, was arrested Friday for allegedly running a sex-trafficking ring over a 15-year period.

Lawyer is suspended after calling opposing counsel ‘complete idiot’ and litigant ‘obviously delusional’

An Ohio lawyer has been suspended for his over-the-top criticisms of litigation opponents and judicial decisions, including an assertion that a custody order was “the most absolutely insane decision” that he had encountered in almost 40 years.

Amazon isn’t liable for vendor’s caffeine product that killed teen, state supreme court rules

Amazon.com Inc. can’t be held liable for the death of a teenager from caffeine powder sold by one of its vendors, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Lawyer gets interim suspension after multiple accusations of driving while naked

An Ohio lawyer has received an interim suspension after his latest arrest for allegedly driving while nude.

Ethics charges allege judge defied order to delay hearings and issued no-show warrants

A Cleveland municipal judge is facing ethics charges after holding court hearings despite a rescheduling order because of the coronavirus pandemic, and then issuing arrest warrants for no-shows.

Ohio chief justice, a Republican, stands up for Democratic judge blasted by GOP for ballot drop box decision

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is condemning “in the strongest possible terms” a GOP statement accusing a Democratic judge of colluding with the Ohio Democratic Party in a ballot drop box decision.

Employee urine samples taken by ‘direct observation method’ don’t invade privacy, state supreme court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Wednesday that an employee can’t sue for invasion of privacy when an employer uses the “direct observation method” to collect a urine sample for drug testing.

New York announces reciprocity agreements with 9 jurisdictions while it plans online October bar exam

New York has announced reciprocity agreements with some jurisdictions also offering the October online bar exam, which will use National Conference of Bar Examiners testing materials.

Ohio associate with a love of writing wins ABA Journal’s 2020 Ross essay contest for legal fiction

A short story about the first lawyer in a close-knit Black family has been named the winner of the 2020 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. The author is Daniel M. Best, an associate at Gallagher Sharp in Columbus, Ohio.

Afternoon Briefs: State justice contracts COVID-19; $50M verdict upheld for man kept in police storage room

Longtime North Dakota Supreme Court justice tests positive for COVID-19

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle, who is 86 and the longest-serving justice on the state’s high court, has…

New York and Illinois join others moving to October online bar exam; another jurisdiction grants diploma privilege

In light of public health concerns, Illinois and New York have joined the growing list of states that canceled in-person bar exams, with plans for an October remote test offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Lawyer suspended after his skip-trial strategy backfires; his son is reprimanded

Updated: A father and his son, both Ohio lawyers, were sanctioned on Thursday after the father skipped his client's criminal trial and the son criticized the judge on Facebook.

Emotional support dog didn’t have priority over tenant with allergies, state supreme court says

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a no-pets building in Iowa City, Iowa, should not have allowed a new tenant to have an emotional support dog after an objection by another tenant with severe allergies.

Lawyer who ‘actively avoided’ payment of malpractice settlement gets suspension

An Ohio lawyer who “actively avoided” paying a $25,000 malpractice settlement has been suspended from law practice.

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