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May 24, 2019 | How to Safely Prescribe and Manage Opioids
"In April, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual meeting for American Society of Addiction Medicine. The meeting explored the many issues presented by addiction in this country, largely from a clinical perspective. My colleague, Effrem Grai...
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May 22, 2019 | Cannabis-Related Trademarks
In recent years, it has been difficult for cannabis companies to develop and protect consistent and comprehensive brands on a nationwide basis, due to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s (“USPTO’s”) refusal of federal registration for trademarks use...
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May 21, 2019 | Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Submits Dividend Proposal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors, under the Audit Subcommittee, has set forth the dividend proposal for all state fund employers. The Bureau will be paying 88% of 2017 policy year premiums to employers. Dividends will be is...
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May 15, 2019 | Proposed Tax Changes in Ohio Budget Bill
By Daniel B. Waters, Attorney The 2020-2021 Ohio Biennial Budget passed the Ohio House by a vote of 85-9, and moves on to the Ohio Senate for debate. House Bill 166 has a number of important tax law changes that will affect not only Ohioans, but a...
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May 15, 2019 | The Importance of an Effective Opening Statement
The opening statement is the moment when the jury first hears the facts of the case, to understand who the witnesses will be and to learn why the jury should decide in favor of the defense....
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Apr 30, 2019 | Attention Employers: EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data is Due September 30, 2019
According to a bench ruling issued on April 25, 2019, employers who submit annual EEO-1 Reports to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are required to provide Component 2 pay data for the current reporting period by September 30,...
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Apr 26, 2019 | Banking the Cannabis Industry – Is It SAFE?
Congress recently took a key first-step to allow banks to provide financial services to cannabis-related people and businesses (CRBs). Under current law, banks could face civil and criminal liability for banking with CRBs. The Secure and Fair Enfo...
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Apr 25, 2019 | Roetzel & Andress: 2018 Appellate Year in Review
2018 was an outstanding year for Roetzel’s appellate team. We represented our clients in an incredibly wide variety of cases in both state and federal courts, appealing adverse trial court rulings and successfully defending lower court victories on a...
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Apr 18, 2019 | CMS Ends Moratorium on New Home Health Agencies in Illinois and Implements Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services
The Moratorium The Social Security Act grants the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)  the authority to impose a moratorium on enrollment of home health agencies (“HHAs”) in the Medicare and Medicaid programs if CMS determines that...
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Apr 18, 2019 | US Treasury Issues Opportunity Zones Guidance
Qualified Opportunity Zones, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, were designed to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country through tax benefits. Since 8,700 QOZs have been identified, this has become an important and ev...
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Apr 5, 2019 | Practices Risk Hefty Fines When Employees Snoop in EHRs
"I recently conducted a HIPAA audit for a medical practice that came under scrutiny by its local hospital affiliate.  The issue arose after a disgruntled employee posted online comments and sent a letter to the hospital’s compliance officer indica...
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Apr 4, 2019 | Ohio Transportation Budget Update
Ohio’s Transportation Budget has been a source of controversy and compromise. The original March 31 deadline came and went without a deal. The Conference Committee, which is a bipartisan committee of House and Senate members tasked with making the de...
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Spring 2019 | Bad RAPutation: How The Rule Against Perpetuities Affects Non-Judicial Modification Of Trusts Under Fla. Stat. § 736.0412
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April 2019 | Supreme Court of Ohio Takes Up Oil and Gas Statute of Limitations Question
Recent litigation over statute of limitations issues in the context of oil and gas leases highlights the importance of diligence when analyzing ownership of mineral rights in the context of the validity of oil and gas leases. Landowners, who would ot...
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Mar 29, 2019 | Upcoming FDA Hearings May Have Huge Impact on Cannabis Industry
There could be big changes on the horizon regarding the regulation of CBD (cannabidiol), the non-psychoactive chemical compound which can be extracted from hemp and marijuana. It is gaining popularity in various health and wellness products for the r...
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Mar 25, 2019 | The Dangers of Online Reviews — And What to do About Them
"Lately, I have been contacted by several medical practices complaining about negative reviews and comments being posted on Google, Yelp, and other physician review sites. This is an ongoing frustration for physicians whose reputations can be greatly...
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Mar 19, 2019 | Employment Decision Based on Employees’ Years of Service Does Not Necessarily Violate ADEA
Gone are the days where an employer can take action, such as force an employee to retire, simply because the employee has reached a certain age.  But, is it necessarily a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) if adverse actio...
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Mar 13, 2019 | Caring for Patients as They Enter Adulthood
"When my children became teenagers, I allowed them to see their orthodontist and pediatrician by themselves for minor issues. Nothing disastrous ever happened, and the providers never had any issues or complaints. That was great for me as a working m...
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Mar 11, 2019 | Attention Large Employers: The Obama-Era Pay Data Rule is Back in Play
A federal judge has reinstated a rule requiring large employers to report pay data by gender and race to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC adopted a new pay data rule in 2016 during the Obama administration in an ef...
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Mar 8, 2019 | Ohio Property Owners: Deadline for Appeal of Property Taxes is Fast Approaching
If you own real estate or are contemplating a real estate purchase, give some thought to your property taxes. Specifically, give some thought to whether you might be able to reduce your property taxes. Every parcel of real property in Ohio is reap...