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Appeal rejected for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's boyfriend

In the 11th District Court of Appeals, a man who murdered his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend lost his appeal recently.
Dajuan Banks had challenged the jurisdiction of a common pleas judge. Banks petitioned the appellate court to issue writs of mandamus or procedendo to Judge Richard Collins of the Lake County Court of Common Ple ... (full story)

Wells Fargo accused of not complying with federal servicing requirement in Summit County foreclosure case

Wells Fargo Bank did not prove compliance with a federal regulation requiring contact with the mortgagor before foreclosing on a Summit County widow, according to a recent 9th District Court of Appeals ruling.
Appellant Samira Awadallah appealed a foreclosure decree in Summit County Common Pleas Court.
Case summary indicates A ... (full story)


Minnesota horse dealer sells rescues at discount

Minnesota horse dealer sells rescues at discount

CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — It's a reality of the horse business: Unwanted horses that are old, injured, neglected or even perfectly healthy are sold for slaughter.
But Jennifer Van Guilder, the manager of Ryon's Rescue Pen, would rather see a kinder fate for those animals.
So the Simon Horse Company has stepped in to buy ... (full story)

A new era for a New Orleans eatery that predates Civil War

A new era for a New Orleans eatery that predates Civil War

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When customers started using the telephone to make reservations at Antoine's Restaurant, owner Roy Alciatore was insulted that anyone would refuse to send a letter requesting a table.
Fast forward many decades and technology once again is upending the way New Orleans' oldest restaurant does business. Alci ... (full story)

Catching up with Anne-Marie Slaughter on work-life balance

Catching up with Anne-Marie Slaughter on work-life balance

NEW YORK (AP) — Anne-Marie Slaughter is back on the train from her home in Princeton, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., but only a couple of days a week and in a new capacity: private-sector big thinker on foreign politics and family policy in the digital age.
It has been more than three years since Slaughter wrote a massive ... (full story)


Ohio animal sanctuary owner surrenders 5 tigers to state

COLUMBUS (AP) — A man who kept five tigers at his Ohio animal sanctuary surrendered them to the state Monday after failing to meet tightened requirements for ownership of dangerous wild creatures.
Officials went to the sanctuary near Waldo and were prepared to get a warrant to seize the tigers, but owner Mike Stapleton volu ... (full story)

Court orders EPA to revise ship ballast dumping regulations

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered the government Monday to rewrite its regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, one of the leading culprits in the spread of invasive species across U.S. waterways.
Environmental groups contended in a lawsuit that an industry-wide permit issued by the U.S. ... (full story)

Bill would protect colleges from double recoveries in civil lawsuits

Sen. John Eklund has continued to stump for a bill that addresses set-off of collateral recoveries against damages in certain civil actions against state universities or colleges.
Senate Bill 56, previously filed as Senate Bill 326 in the last General Assembly, was crafted to protect state universities and colleges from double re ... (full story)

Court rules restrictions on contributions to judicial campaigns are constitutional

A federal court of appeals recently ruled that restrictions on when judicial campaigns may solicit and receive funds do not violate any constitutional laws.
A panel of three judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held, in an opinion authored by Judge Eric Clay, that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Oh ... (full story)


Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on medical records case

The Ohio Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that may define the term “medical records” for the state’s health care providers and their patients, in an argument that illuminated the differences and difficulties in Ohio courts adapting to the rapidly changing technologies of data storage and its po ... (full story)