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Ohio Innocence Project lands $15 million donation

The Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law has received the largest donation ever made to the college and any innocence program in the nation.
The record $15 million donation came from Richard Rosenthal, a longtime Cincinnati philanthropist.
In 2004, he and his late wife Lois gave $1 million to c ... (full story)

State Bar Assn. makes committee appointments

Ohio State Bar Association President Ronald Kopp has appointed 44 Ohio attorneys to chair committees and sections for the 2016-2017 year.
The 32 standing committees, 30 of which are public, and 11 sections each monitor a specific area of law, according to a statement from the OSBA.
“Committees and sections work to improv ... (full story)

Ohio juvenile courts get tech grants

Thirteen Ohio juvenile courts have been awarded technology grants by the state’s high court.
The funds, which will go to support local projects, were distributed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Court Improvement Program.
According to Court News Ohio, the money will “help remove barriers ... (full story)

Split appellate court rules against Nationwide in data breach case

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was divided when it ruled recently that the parties to a class action suit had standing to bring claims against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company after a data breach resulted in stolen information.
The judgment reversed the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ... (full story)

Bill would make distribution of sexually explicit, private photos a misdemeanor

Democrat leadership in the Ohio Senate is backing a measure that would make it a misdemeanor for any individual to circulate otherwise private, sexual images without the consent of the individual depicted.
Senate Bill 353, the bill championed by Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, who represents Boardman, would make any subsequent vio ... (full story)