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Akron Bar Association Elects New Officers and Trustees

AKRON––Ann Marie O’Brien has been elected president of the Akron Bar Association. Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands swore in O’Brien at the association’s annual meeting on June 25 at the Akron Hilton West.
In her address O’Brien expressed optimism for the future and said “the Akron Bar Assoc ... (full story)


IntraFamily liability exclusions in car insurance policies

One place you don’t want to find surprises is in the language of your auto insurance policy. Most policies are lengthy documents filled with legalese that can be verbose and confusing—with more twists and turns than a first reading of some state statutes. The “intrafamily liability exclusion” is one prime e ... (full story)


What’s new at Akron Law?
University attracting more out-of-state law students for its low tuition, good job prospects and technical innovations

It’s got a high employment rate, low tuition and up and coming professors.
For the third year in a row, The University of Akron School of Law has been selected as a Best Value Law School by The National Jurist.
Best Value
“Inclusion on this list is a testament to all that we do,” said Barbara Weinzierl, a ... (full story)


Court improperly created diversion program

The state of Ohio won an appeal recently when it challenged the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas and its ability to establish and maintain a pretrial diversion program.
The 9th District Court of Appeals ruled that the lower court violated the doctrine of separation of powers by maintaining the program and dism ... (full story)


Man who tried to steal woman’s prescription medication loses appeal

The 11th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Portage County Court of Common Pleas, overruling a defendant’s arguments that his trial was subject to prosecutorial misconduct and that his convictions were against the sufficiency and manifest weight of the evidence.
Marcus Coleman was convicted of ... (full story)