Lawsuit Filed Against Parents Who Failed to Act When Their Students Bullied

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In a first-of-a-kind ruling on a case concerning bullying at school, a New Jersey Superior Court allowed a school district to implead (to bring a new party into an action because that party or parties may be liable for all or part of the claim) 11 alleged bullies and their parents, who would now become “third-party defendants” who could be financially liable in the matter. Judge Yolanda Ciccone … [Read more...]

Spring Season Brings Motorcycle Accidents Throughout Ohio

Motorcycle Accidents

As more and more motorcycles appear in the springtime, so do the motorcycle accidents throughout Ohio. On Saturday afternoon, April 12, a 54-year-old Athens, Ohio motorcyclist was killed in a crash with an oncoming van when he crossed the centerline at Stage Coach Road. Police said the motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet. On Friday night, April 11, a fatal motorcycle crash closed a … [Read more...]

Columbus Ohio Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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Children, senior citizens and mail carriers are the most likely victims of dog bites. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are 4.7 million people who are bitten by a dog each year in the U.S. Of course, not all of these dog bites are serious enough to require the victim to hire a dog bite attorney. However, in 2011, 30,000 dog bites required reconstructive procedures. Ohio is one … [Read more...]

Contingency Fee Agreements Help Make Hiring an Ohio Lawyer Affordable for Everyone

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Contingency fee agreements are an arrangement for payment for an attorney’s services in which the attorney is paid out of the recovery awarded to the client. The payment to the attorney is usually between one fourth and one third of the client’s award. However, by state law (Ohio Revised Code 4705.15), the compensation to the attorney may be a contingency fee “in whole or in part” and may be a … [Read more...]

Cleveland Ohio Teen Charged in Vehicular Homicide of 81 Year-Old

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An 18-year-old Cleveland, Ohio woman was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide last week in the hit-and-run death of 81-year-old Maxine Lobins of Fairview Park. Juvenile Judge Michael Ryan made the ruling after a week-long bench trial.  The accused was 16 years old in January 2013 when the auto accident happened.  Sentencing will be set in four weeks.  Her penalty could range from … [Read more...]

What To Do If Your Friends Dog Bites You

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It is said a dog is man’s best friend. But a dog may decide you are not his friend even if that dog belongs to a friend. What happens if your friends dog bites you? Or a dog belonging to a close relative? First of all, it is important to seek immediate medical attention even if the dog bite does not look serious. Many kinds of infection can develop a few hours after a bite and some bites can … [Read more...]

Akron, Ohio Doctor Charged with Illegal Use of Painkillers

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A 134-count indictment was handed down by U.S. attorneys in Cleveland recently against an Akron, Ohio doctor accused of prescribing hundreds of thousands of unneeded painkillers, some to patients he never examined. Federal prosecutors said 63-year-old Adolph Harper, Jr. who had a practice on Romig Road in Akron, continued feeding the painkiller addictions of his patients even after other … [Read more...]

Shaker Heights, Ohio Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving Carries a Potential $1,000 Fine

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The city of Shaker Heights, Ohio has announced a ban on talking on a cell phone while driving. The ban goes into full effect on May 25, 2014. It could cost someone a maximum of $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Violators of the ban could also face a possible license suspension and two points on their license. Under the new law, a motorist in Shaker Heights would be permitted to talk on a … [Read more...]

Dublin Ohio Man Killed in Bicycle Accident as Bill Aimed at Providing Safe Passing Zone is Withdrawn

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Joseph Giampapa, of Dublin, Ohio was struck from behind and killed on March 22nd as he rode his bicycle on a two-lane road in Miami County. Ironically, the crash happened within a few days of the time Ohio House Representative Michael Henne announced a provision requiring Ohio motorists to leave at least three feet of space when passing bicycles would be withdrawn from a legislative bill. Rep. … [Read more...]

Armed Robbery While Waiting in Line for Breakfast

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In a city like Columbus, Ohio, it is a good idea to be on the lookout for those who might intend to harm you.  But when you are standing in line for breakfast at a busy McDonald’s restaurant, it seems like you could let your guard down. On March 25th, one Columbus McDonald’s customer found out that's not a very good idea when he became a victim of armed robbery. While waiting in line at the … [Read more...]