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Legal Aid board member to receive national award

AKRON––A local attorney has been selected by the Legal Services Corporation to be honored for his commitment to pro bono legal services.
David Butz, a board member for Community Legal Aid, was recognized last Thursday evening at a Pro Bono Awards Reception alongside one other individual attorney, as well as the Marath ... (full story)

Conviction stands for man found guilty of lying about HIV status

The 9th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man found guilty of infecting a sexual partner with the HIV virus.
M.H., an adult, homosexual male, engaged in consensual, unprotected anal and oral intercourse with Jeffrey A. Boatright on Nov. 13, 2014. A few weeks later, M.H. went to the emerg ... (full story)


Two attorneys sanctioned for fee-related misconduct

The Ohio Supreme Court recentlyy sanctioned two attorneys for fee-related misconduct and other violations of the rules governing Ohio attorneys.
In separate, unanimous per curiam opinions:
* Robert L. Johnson of McDonald was indefinitely suspended.
* Patricia A. Pickrel of Centerville was suspended for two years, with one ... (full story)

Lawmakers: Foxconn deal with Wisconsin could come soon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican state lawmakers said Thursday that Wisconsin could announce it has landed a deal for Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to locate in the state as soon as the end of the month.
Lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker are discussing a package of incentives to entice Foxconn to Wisconsin that wil ... (full story)

Browns coach launches foundation to combat human trafficking

Browns coach launches foundation to combat human trafficking

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is tackling a disturbing problem that's not always visible.
Jackson and his wife, Michelle, have launched a foundation to support organizations that combat human trafficking and aid its victims, women who are exploited, abused and scarred for life.
"We're all in, ... (full story)

Attorney who misappropriated $363K permanently disbarred

A Columbus personal-injury attorney was permanently disbarred by the Ohio Supreme Court recently for misappropriating more than $363,000 in settlements funds, mostly by not paying parties, other than her clients, who were entitled to portions of the settlement.
In a unanimous per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court disbarred Shawn ... (full story)