Julie Koehne

Ohio Supreme Court hearing traffic cameras case

A Cincinnati.com article related the Ohio Supreme Court’s this morning hearing the appeal by the City of Toledo and its camera vendor of  rulings favoring of a motorist who sued over a 2009 camera-generated ticket, charging that  city’s administrative handling of tickets was unconstitutionally bypasses the court system. Toledo contends that the camera systems are allowed under local …

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Ohio Death Penalty Task Force Releases Final Report

Word’s out, and, as in the words of Cleveland’s Plain Dealer and others, “Ohio’s Supreme Court task force on the death penalty has come out recommending sweeping changes to the state’s capital punishment system in its long-awaited final report. “The task force’s 56 recommendations, which state policymakers likely won’t act upon in the near future, include creating …

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Whistleblower protection extends to company contractors

NPR yesterday morning related “the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that a federal whistleblower law, enacted after the collapse of Enron Corporation, protects not just the employees of a public company, but also company contractors like lawyers, accountants, and investment funds.” The case was  Lawson. Etal v. FMR LLC, Etal , Case 12–3. Justice  Ginsburg in delivering the opinion of …

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Kentucky bill setting minimum life without parole penalty in officer murder

Cincinnati.com this morning carries a story about Kentucky Rep. David Floyd’s announcing at a news release that he has filed a bill that would set the minimum penalty of life without parole in cases involving the intentional murder of a local or state police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff who was on duty at the time of death. …

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Ohio Public Employees’ Whistle-blower Protection Venue

The Columbus Dispatch this morning relays “Joseph Sommer pictures corruption in state government gaining a foothold unless Ohio law is changed to protect workers who blow the whistle on misconduct,” following his receiving  a letter of reprimand from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, where he was formerly a lawyer,  in 2009 for reporting to the inspector general …

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Conduct Guidelines for Ohio Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Issued

  The Ohio Supreme Court’s news service this morning passed on an announcement of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalismreleasing a new best practices publication to promote professionalism among Ohio’s lawyers. The Professionalism Dos and Don’ts: Conduct of Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys lists a number of guidelines for lawyers on both sides of a criminal matter, and “serves as a …

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — Ocwen Financial Corp. mortgage infraction settlement

A Blog of Legal Times post yesterday related the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 49 states – including tri-state Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana – along with the District of Columbia’s  requiring Atlanta-based Ocwen Financial Corp.  to provide $2 billion in loan modification relief to its customers through principal reductions, plus another $127.3 million in refunds to foreclosure victims in a …

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