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Man who molested his grandchildren has prison sentence reduced

The 9th District Court of Appeals recently reversed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas when it found that the lower court failed to make the proper findings before imposing consecutive sentences.
The defendant, Jack Carmel, pleaded guilty to five counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the third degre ... (full story)


Murder conviction affirmed by 7th District

An unprofessional remark during closing arguments in a Mahoning County murder trial did not rise to prosecutorial misconduct, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Rayshawn Royal was convicted of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and a firearm specification after a jury trial. He was sentenced to serve 28 years t ... (full story)


Boutique labor & employment firm opens in Stark County

When it comes to Fair Labor Standards Act cases, Stark County-based Nilges.Draher.llc, expects to give others a run for their money.
This new boutique employment and labor law firm opened its doors on Feb. 12 at 4580 Stephen Cir., N.W. in Canton, representing individual and class members in wage and hour suits and helping employ ... (full story)


Sentence affirmed for man who kidnapped and raped church volunteer

The judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas was affirmed recently when the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled that it properly convicted and sentenced David Anderson on one count each of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape.
Anderson pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter was tried before a jury, ... (full story)


Court rules defendant did not validly waive trial by jury

The judgment of the Portage County Municipal Court was reversed recently when the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled that a defendant did not validly waive his right to a trial by jury.
The issue considered by the district’s three-judge appellate panel was whether an attorney can waive a jury trial for his client by simp ... (full story)