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Third Circuit works through occupation-specific disability definition

This is the second of a two-part column. The first part was published on Monday.
In Part 1 of this column, we discussed a disability income insurance claim filed by Dr. Kevin McCann and the ruling issued by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, focusing on the ERISA aspects of the case. In Part 2, we turn to the merits of the di ... (full story)

Akron Law expands social justice offerings

Two years ago law professor Brant Lee was charged with expanding The University of Akron School of Law’s existing diversity and social justice initiatives.
Since then Lee has unveiled a fellows program and UA law students have formed a new chapter of the American Constitution Society.
“Just as we were putting these ... (full story)

New Youngstown muni court judge discusses plans

As a single mother who once relied on public assistance Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Renee DiSalvo knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle and now she is working to create new programs and specialty dockets at the court to help others realize their full potential.
“There are a lot of people in our community who ... (full story)

Community Legal Aid welcomes new board members, president

AKRON––Community Legal Aid Services, a nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income residents in northeast and central Ohio, named Joseph Ferrise, Athena Gough, and Erin Palmer to its Board of Trustees recently.
The board also named Dionne Dowdy as its incoming president, beginning January 2019.
“ ... (full story)

Portage County court erroneously suppressed evidence in theft case

A Portage County trial court erred by suppressing evidence that was legally seized under the plain view exception to the Fourth Amendment during a search in a theft case.
That is according to the 11th District Court of Appeals, which recently reversed and remanded the case against appellee Brett M. McClafferty in favor of the sta ... (full story)