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Court of appeals declines man's plea to save his dog from euthanasia

An Akron man recently lost his appeal to save his dog from being put down after the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled that the pet posed a danger to the public.
Michael Peterson appealed from the judgment of the Akron Municipal Court which ordered that Peterson’s American Staffordshire Terrier, a breed commonly included i ... (full story)


Horrigan, Williams face off in Akron Press Club debate

One of two legal professionals will challenge a local defense attorney Sept. 8 to take over the embattled office of Akron mayor.
The two Democratic candidates in the mayoral primary, Summit County Clerk of Courts Dan Horrigan and Akron Councilman Mike Williams, participated in an Akron Press Club debate Aug. 19 at the University ... (full story)


Adhering to HIPAA in the age of smartphones

A patient sends a text message to a doctor asking for test results, someone else logs into a medical office portal to read the summary of his/her recent visit. Such actions are now a part of everyday life as doctors and hospitals adapt to the age of smartphones and other small devices and work to equip their practices with the lates ... (full story)


Larry Scanlon signs on as Akron Bar president

Larry Scanlon signs on as Akron Bar president

When a boy grows up with a role model like legendary lawyer Charles F. Scanlon, a founder of the prestigious Scanlon/Bell Inn of Court, it’s not unusual that he would want to have a positive impact on the legal profession.
That’s certainly true of longtime plaintiff personal injury attorney Larry Scanlon, the youngest ... (full story)


Appeals court rules felony theft conviction will remain on man’s record

In the 9th District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently ruled that a Lorain County man was not eligible to have a felony theft conviction expunged from his record.
The ruling affirmed the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas where, in 1996, Ronald Shelton was convicted on one count of fourth-degree f ... (full story)