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Revised Ohio Probate Forms

The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday morning announced  it has approved amendments to New Form 7.0(A) (Notice to Administrator of Medicaid Estate Recovery) with language added due to public comment that makes it clear the forms should be filed with the Ohio Attorney […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kentucky bill setting minimum life without parole penalty in officer murder 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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]