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Appellate court rules prior convictions allowable in domestic violence case

A domestic violence conviction handed down in the Medina County Court of Common Pleas was upheld by the 9th District Court of Appeals recently when a three-judge reviewing panel found that the lower court properly allowed evidence of the defendant’s four prior domestic violence convictions.
Appellant Daryl Inman argued tha ... (full story)


Woman who stole TV, phone from father-in-law loses appeal

In the 9th District, a panel of three appellate judges recently affirmed the judgment of the Wayne County Municipal Court, which ruled there was enough evidence to convict Juanita Good of petty theft for stealing from her father-in-law.
Case summary states that, on the evening of March 20, 2013, William Shaffer called the police ... (full story)


Cybersecurity for law firms seminar coming Oct. 28

Cleveland-area legal technology consulting firm Accellis Technology Group will present a panel discussion on cyber security issues at the City Club of Cleveland on Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 2014.
The event is co-sponsored by cyber security firm Barracuda Networks, which will supply one of the panelists.
Accellis (http://accel ... (full story)


Ohio Supreme Court is coming to Portage County

Ohio Supreme Court is coming to Portage County

For the first time ever, the Ohio Supreme Court will convene in Portage County.
On Sept. 24, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and justices Paul E. Pfeifer, Terrence O’Donnell, Judith Ann Lanzinger, Sharon L. Kennedy, Judith L. French and William M. O’Neill will hear oral arguments in three cases at Ravenna High S ... (full story)


Burglar's case remanded on breach of plea

Ruling that the state did not hold up its end of a plea bargain, the 9th District Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas and remanded a burglary case for the lower court to impose a fair sentence.
The appeal stemmed from the conviction of Michael Grady who, in September 2011 was indicte ... (full story)