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Family and friends bid farewell to legendary federal bankruptcy court judge

He presided over the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio for decades and as family and friends look back on the life of Judge Harold F. White, the verdict is in, he had a positive impact on both the court and their lives.
“Judge White was an institution,” said Harold A. Corzin, a Chapter 7 bankrup ... (full story)

Group discusses quality of indigent client representation in local courts

Are poor people represented fairly in the Summit County judicial system? In a recent panel discussion sponsored by the Summit County Progressive Democrats, everyone seemed to hold a slightly different opinion on the subject.
An audience of about 60 people listened to three panelists on the issue of “Representation of Indig ... (full story)

Hospital Records Case Causes Uproar

A medical malpractice case against Aultman Hospital has stirred the waters of the statewide trial lawyers associations, leading four local chapters of the trial lawyer’s association to write Ohio Supreme Court amicus briefs on the issue of jurisdiction—an action that, while not unprecedented, is, “rare.” So ... (full story)

No easy solution for Central American refugees

The current reality of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America attempting to cross the Mexican border is being treated as a part of the immigration problem facing the United States. But while our response to the crisis is bound up in the politics of immigration, this is not an immigration crisis; it is a refugee cris ... (full story)

Judge to hear new trial arguments for ex-officer

COLUMBUS (AP) — A judge on Monday said she'll listen to arguments over whether a former Akron police captain accused of killing his ex-wife in 1998 should get a new trial.
At issue is the interpretation of an appeals court ruling last week in the case against Douglas Prade.
Attorneys for Prade say the 9th District Court ... (full story)