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Thoughtful, quiet, kindly lawyer many times can best the blowhard

In the fast-paced, all-encompassing legal profession, lawyers encounter a multitude of personalities on a daily basis.
They might experience this in the courtroom, over the phone, written in an e-mail or even sitting a few desks over in the office, as the legal profession is typically adversarial in nature and our differences as ... (full story)


Insurer sent packing with travel argument

What does the term “own occupation” mean in disability insurance coverage? The answer to that question was recently provided by a federal court in New Jersey.
The case of Patterson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., 2017 WL 4786562 (D. N.J., Oct. 23, 2017), involved Christopher Patterson, who became disabled in 2007 followi ... (full story)


7 legal pitfalls to avoid when hiring seasonal employees

With the holidays quickly approaching, many businesses are busy hiring seasonal employees to keep up with the holiday rush. As with hiring any employee, well-planned hiring practices that comply with applicable employment laws can help ensure seasonal employees are well-suited for the job and the company is prepared to defend any po ... (full story)


Retired Judge Carla Moore receives another top honor

Retired Judge Carla Moore receives another top honor<BR><BR>

When retired 9th District Court of Appeals Judge Carla Moore accepted the St. Thomas More award in May 2016, she said she believed it was the highest award she would ever receive.
At the time, she was less than a year away from retirement and already had a string of awards under her belt, including The University of Akron’s ... (full story)


Trump’s opioid announcement may be enough to bring increased litigation

After months of mixed signals from the administration, on Oct. 26, President Donald Trump announced that he would declare a “national health emergency” — rather than a “national emergency” under the Stafford Act — to address the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Shortly thereafter, the president& ... (full story)