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Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines in the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that's blamed for an insulation fluid spill was caused by a tugboat dragging its anchor, Michigan's attorney general announced Tuesday.
Attorney General Bill Schuette said he notified Vane ... (full story)


Local


Column: Kucinich has a fitness problem

Former Representative Dennis Kucinich’s surprisingly strong polling in the Democratic gubernatorial primary is making people nervous. Democrats, particularly establishment operatives, worry that he will pull off an upset victory in the primary only to lose the general election in a year that generally favors Democrats.
Kuci ... (full story)


Legal Aid teams up with BMD to host free Neighborhood Law Clinic

Community Legal Aid is teaming up with Akron law firm Brennan, Manna & Diamond to help close the justice gap in northeast Ohio.
On April 21, the two firms are jointly hosting a free Neighborhood Law Clinic in Akron’s Middlebury community.
Volunteer attorneys will spend the morning answering residents’ legal qu ... (full story)


State


At EEOC, harassment cases last for years

WASHINGTON — The federal agency handling workplace harassment complaints has become a crowded waystation in an overwhelmed bureaucracy, with wait times often stretching years. And as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes on renewed significance in light of the growing #MeToo movement, lawyers worry the increased ca ... (full story)


Proposed bill would allow certain psychologists to prescribe drugs in mental health, addiction treatment

Seventy-two Ohio counties, an area that includes nearly all of the state's correctional facilities and mental hospitals, report a shortage of psychiatrists, according to federal data.
These counties are identified as Mental Health Professional Shortage areas, a designation Republican Reps. Bill Seitz of Cincinnati and Theresa Gav ... (full story)


Technology


GDPR compliance documents with a click

Doing business in Europe? Want to save a million bucks?
The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect in Europe on May 25. If you recall, the GDPR is a very tight new privacy regulation that will be in effect throughout the entire European Union, including Britain.
Any lawyer or any other party that wants to do busi ... (full story)