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Jan 18, 2019 | OSHA Increases Civil Penalties
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced it is increasing civil penalties for 2019.   Under the increase, the penalty for Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and Posting Requirements violations are now $13,260 per violation. The pe...
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Jan 15, 2019 | Stepping Into Mom and Dad’s Shoes
Succession planning for family-owned companies
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Jan 9, 2019 | "Psychodrama: The Plaintiff's Technique that Defense Attorneys Aren't Discussing"
For nearly a decade, we have focused on the “reptile approach” as a method that plaintiffs have used to persuade juries to award large verdicts based on protectionism. Unlike the reptile, psychodrama is used to bring an accident to life in the courtr...
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Jan 7, 2019 | When Pronouns Matter: Legal Issues Related to Transgender Students
In a 5 to 0 vote, the West Point Public Schools Board of Education terminated Peter Vlaming, a French teacher employed by the District for approximately seven years, for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred male pronoun when referencing...
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Jan 7, 2019 | New Year, New Minimum Wage
Hourly workers in Ohio earning minimum wage can expect an increase in their paychecks effective January 1, 2019. The state has increased the minimum wage from $8.30 to $8.55 per hour for non-tipped employees and from $4.15 to $4.30 per hour for tippe...
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Jan 3, 2019 | The Road to Success Widens for Students Planning to Graduate in 2019 and 2020
Through the passage of House Bill 491, signed into law by the Governor on December 19, 2018, the Ohio General Assembly has once again provided alternative graduation pathways similar to those applicable to students who graduated in 2018. For the 2019...
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Jan 3, 2019 | New Anti-Kickback Provisions for Certain Facility and Laboratory Referrals
Recently, Congress passed the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (the “Recovery Act”). The Recovery Act is a part of the larger SUPPORT Act (in particular, Section 8122) comprised of a number of different legislative initiatives designed t...
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Jan 2, 2019 | Taking the "Strict" Out of Treasurer Liability
Treasurers of Ohio school districts and educational service centers have operated for decades under a “strict liability” standard for the loss of public funds. Strict liability is a harsh legal penalty that holds treasurers accountable for damages or...
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January 2019 | Ohio's Seventh District Court of Appeals Further Clarifies Notice Requirements Under the 2006 DMA
Dave Wigham discusses Ohio's Seventh District Court of Appeals' clarification of the "reasonable due diligence" notice requirement as it relates to the 2006 Dormant Minteral Act.
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Jan/Feb 2019 | "Walking the Fine Line: Code Enforcement and the Fourth Amendment"
Bob Pritt's article appears on page 13 of "Municipal Lawyer Magazine," a publication by the International Municipal Lawyers Association.
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Dec 20, 2018 | When Patients Hit "Record" at the Doctor's Office
When Patients Hit "Record" at the Doctor's Office
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Dec 12, 2018 | How Much is a Good Name Worth? Ohio Supreme Court Says Damages for Defamation are Capped
In a 4-2 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has held that Ohio’s statutory cap on noneconomic damages applies to defamation claims.[1]  In light of the Court’s ruling, a $1.55 million jury award obtained by Ann Wayt, a former nurse at Affinity Medical...
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December 2018 | Ohio Court Rulings Continue in Legal Battles Over Severed Mineral Rights
Hundreds of lawsuits between surface owners and mineral owners over ownership of valuable oil and gas rights are pending in Ohio, and important legal issues are still being sorted our by the Ohio courts.
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Nov 27, 2018 | Crafting Physician Separation Agreements: Protecting Doctors from Negative References and Reviews
Hospital Employer’s Agreement not to say Negative Things about an Ex-Employee may not Apply to Responses to Hospital Staff Credentialing Inquiries In an era where more and more physicians are becoming employed by hospitals or hospital owned groups...
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Nov 16, 2018 | When Owner Relationships Fall Apart
When Owner Relationships Fall Apart
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Nov 9, 2018 | Federal Court Overturns CMS Overpayment Rule
A recent ruling by a federal district court could have a significant impact on how certain health insurers, specifically those providing coverage pursuant to Medicare Parts C (i.e., Medicare Advantage insurers) and D (i.e., prescription drug coverage...
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Nov 8, 2018 | It's Unanimous: Federal Age Discrimination Law Applies to Public Employers Regardless of Size
In a unanimous ruling issued this week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) applies to all state and local government employers, even those with fewer than 20 employees.[i] The ADEA protects employees an...
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Nov 7, 2018 | CMS Announces Proposed Rules Reducing the Regulatory Burden on Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospitals and Other Participating Providers and Suppliers
On September 17, 2018 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed rules to revise the applicable conditions of participation (CoPs) for providers and conditions for coverage (CfCs) in connection with its efforts to reduce th...
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Nov 7, 2018 | 2018 Ohio Mid-Term Election Wrap-Up
Ohio’s reputation as a contentious swing state did not disappoint in the mid-term election.  Yesterday’s federal and state elections revealed that Republicans maintained control of all five statewide offices, including the governor’s race, as well as...
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Nov 2, 2018 | Copyright or Wrong?
Today’s internet is fertile ground for inadvertent copyright infringement in an educational setting.  While scanning Facebook or Twitter, one of your teachers may notice a photograph of a historical event and “retweet” it to his or her class.  In ano...