Julie Koehne

Friday Bill Roundup: Beekeepers, Eviction and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Animals  HB 392-Bee Keeper Immunity House bill 392 would  grant specified apiary owners immunity in personal injury or property damage cases. Consumer Law  HB …

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Stranger Than Fiction: Chilling True Crime Reads for the Halloween Season

Ok, it’s confession time. I’m Laura, and I’m a true crime addict. I often joke that if I’m ever a suspect, and the police look at my bookshelf and see all the Ann Rule paperbacks, I’m in big trouble. But with the popularity of podcasts like Serial, and tv shows like American Crime Story true …

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Friday Bill Round Up: Firearms, Cyber Security and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Cyber Security SB 220-Safe Harbor  Senate bill 220 would provide legal safe harbor to certain business that implement cyber security programs. Employment HB …

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Friday Bill Roundup: Free Speech, Land Installment Contracts and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Criminal Law  SB 207-Felonious Assault Expansion  Senate bill 207 would expand felonious assault to include strangulation or suffocation. Free Speech SB206-Ohio Citizen Participation …

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New US Supreme Court Terms Begins Today-Key Cases to Watch

Today, the US Supreme Court begins a new term. This will be the first full term with Justice Neil Gorsuch, and his opinions will be closely watched. Here are several key cases with long ranging implications the Justices will be taking on. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111 This is the so-called …

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Friday Bill Round Up: Regan Tokes Bill, Property Tax, Free Speech on Campus and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Criminal SB 201-Regan Tokes Law-Incarceration  SB 202-Regan Tokes Law-Monitoring  Senate Bill 201, and its companion bill, 202 are named for Regan Tokes, an …

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Changes to Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Procedure Go Into Effect Friday

Beginning September 29, Ohio has made a change in the process for appealing Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) decisions. Currently, taxpayers can file an appeal directly to the Ohio Supreme Court. Now as a result of changes in House Bill 49, (The Ohio Budget Bill,) appeals must be made to the appellate court in the …

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Friday Bill Round-Up: Bullies, Vicious Dogs and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. Animals HB 352-Dog Law Revision This bill would amend the definition of a vicious dog, and establish training and new procedures for dog …

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$666 Is Not the Magic Number. Sixth Circuit Denies Law Prof’s Retaliation Claim.

This is one of those “stranger than fiction” stories perfectly timed as we move into the devilish Halloween season. On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit ruled in Lifter v. Cleveland State University . The case involved law professor Sheldon Gelman, and his wife, Jean Lifter, an Assistant Dean at the Law School. In 2011, a new Dean, …

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