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Third Circuit works through occupation-specific disability definition

This is the second of a two-part column. The first part was published on Monday.
In Part 1 of this column, we discussed a disability income insurance claim filed by Dr. Kevin McCann and the ruling issued by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, focusing on the ERISA aspects of the case. In Part 2, we turn to the merits of the di ... (full story)


Akron Law expands social justice offerings

Two years ago law professor Brant Lee was charged with expanding The University of Akron School of Law’s existing diversity and social justice initiatives.
Since then Lee has unveiled a fellows program and UA law students have formed a new chapter of the American Constitution Society.
“Just as we were putting these ... (full story)


State


Victims of attorney theft awarded money from lawyers' fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $240,000 to 16 victims of attorney theft. Eight former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds. One attorney, since deceased, also was involved in the claims presented to the Board of Commissioners.
Cuyahoga ... (full story)


Technology


Discussing cryptocurrency and estate planning

Whether you want to or not, Bitcoin and the rest of them are intruding into the business of law. It behooves all practicing attorneys to at least be conversant in the terminology, because you may get clients who need advice on the topic. But one practice area in particular really needs to educate itself on cryptocurrencies and every ... (full story)