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Exemptions to ‘The American Rule’ in Ohio

Obtaining a Judgment for Attorneys’ Fees for Prosecuting Claims and Defending Counterclaims By Jo A. Tatarko, Esq. Under ‘The American Rule’, litigants in most civil cases cannot recover their attorneys’ fees. However, there are exceptions. A party can seek to recover...
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Employment Law Overview

By Kristen M. Kraus – Partner Employment Law Considerations If you have ever reviewed a severance agreement on behalf of an employee, you have likely come across a series of acronyms like ADEA, ADA, ADAA, GINA, FMLA, WARN, OWBPA and...
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When to Shut Down a Business

One of the toughest challenges business owners face is determining whether and when it’s time to accept defeat and close down the business. Since most businesses experience unstable income and other setbacks during the early days, it can be difficult...
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What are Benefit Corporations or “B-Corps”?

By Joshua J. Strickland, Esq. Last month Senator Elizabeth Warren made some headlines with her op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal regarding her introduction of what she has called the “Accountable Capitalism Act”. This Act, if passed, would essentially require...
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The Complicated State of Ohio Marijuana Laws

The state of Ohio is in the process—though behind schedule—of implementing a legal medical marijuana program. 13th District Congressman Tim Ryan has publicly stated that marijuana possession should be legal in all 50 states and has co-sponsored a bill that...
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How Bankruptcy Can Stop Debt Collectors Instantly

The two common types of consumer bankruptcy—Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy—offer very different solutions. But, these two debt management options have one very important thing in common: the automatic stay – which can stop debt collectors immediately. What...
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