25 Percent of Ohio lawyers Admitted in 2010 Aren’t Practicing Law

According to The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law professor, Deborah Jones Merritt, at least a quarter of the Ohio lawyers who were admitted to the bar in 2010 were not using their law licenses four years later. Full disclosure—Professor Merritt taught my Evidence class in law school and I have great respect for […]

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Cleveland Judge’s Criminal Trial Will Resume

A ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court allows the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to continue prosecuting a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge for allegedly assaulting his wife. Authorities say Mason punched his wife in the face, biting and choking her as he drove through Shaker Heights with the couple’s children in the backseat. Judge […]

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To Counsel a Mockingbird: Clients with Diminished Capacity

On February 3, 2015, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing announced that it had acquired the North American rights to Go Set a Watchman, a “newly discovered” novel written by Harper Lee, the reclusive and revered author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The announcement created weeks of chatter among publishing industry insiders, and among fans of […]

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Blown Appeal Deadline a $40 Million Mistake for Sidley Austin

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that prevented AT&T from appealing a $40 million verdict against the company in a patent lawsuit. The ruling is a major black eye for AT&T’s lawyers at Sidley Austin and Davis Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc., who missed their 30-day appeal […]

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Franklin County Judge Reprimanded by Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Amy Salerno for comments Salerno made from the bench to a criminal jury in 2013. After a criminal jury trial in which the jury found the defendant not guilty, Salerno remained in the courtroom with impaneled jurors and other pool jurors in the […]

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