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649 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Cleveland lawyer is suspended after client secretly recorded his bragging about discovery game

A Cleveland lawyer has been indefinitely suspended after a client secretly recorded his conversation bragging about ignoring the opposing counsel’s discovery requests and calling her “an arrogant bitch.”

The Ohio…

Former law firm of disbarred lawyer Stan Chesley agrees to pay $19M for fee overcharges

A dissolved Ohio law firm once owned by mass-torts lawyer Stanley Chesley has agreed to pay fen-phen diet-drug litigants $19.1 million to resolve their unjust enrichment claims stemming from attorney…

A suspect is forced by the FBI to unlock an iPhone using facial recognition

An Apple iPhone X user, suspected of possessing child pornography, was forced by the FBI use facial recognition to unlock their phone.

Forbes, Endgadget and CNET

Lawyer suspended for road rage incident in which he allegedly stomped on onlooker’s cellphone

An Ohio lawyer has received a one-year suspension, with six months stayed, for a road rage incident in which he was accused of intentionally causing an accident and stomping on…

Moritz family disputes development fees pulled from $30M gift to Ohio State’s law school

The family of Michael Moritz, the late lawyer who donated $30.3 million to Ohio State University in 2001 and whose name is attached to its law school, is disputing how…

6th Circuit rules Trump’s call to eject rally protesters was protected by the First Amendment

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that protesters cannot sue President Donald Trump and his presidential campaign for an alleged assault by audience members at a Louisville, Kentucky, rally following…

6th Circuit tosses contempt order for lawyer arrested for missing court; ‘embattled’ judge presided

A Cleveland lawyer who was arrested and held in contempt after missing a show-cause hearing will get a new chance to make his case before a different federal judge.

The…

Judge who denied name changes for transgender teens is sued for alleged pattern of bias

A judge in Lebanon, Ohio, says he has no bias against transgender people but is obligated to consider the best interests of a child in name change requests—and that sometimes…

Senators take aim at bail industry backers

The mention of “bail bonds” can conjure familiar images: red neon signs glowing near a county jail, or the leather vest, dark sunglasses and blond mane of reality show star…

Thinking he was being funny, lawyer suspended for insulting paralegal he called a ‘ho’

A Cleveland lawyer has been suspended from law practice after his paralegal recorded his denigrating comments about her weight, appearance and intelligence.

Howard Skolnick received a one-year suspension with six…

9th Circuit permits lawsuit by Trump supporters over California rally violence to go forward
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that supporters of President Donald Trump may continue a lawsuit alleging police intentionally steered them into an “unruly mob” of protesters who injured them.
Lawyer is suspended after apparent sex act with client is caught on courthouse security camera

A lawyer from Zanesville, Ohio, has been suspended after a security camera live-streamed an apparent sexual interaction with a client to courthouse deputies.

Lawyer Brian William Benbow was suspended for…

Ohio’s limitations on judicial candidates are constitutional, 6th Circuit rules
A three-judge panel from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ohio’s fundraising and partisan limitations placed on judicial candidates.
US Customs will return $57,330 seized at airport; immigrant says another $770 is due
An immigrant who is a U.S. citizen isn’t satisfied with the government’s offer to return $57,330 seized from him last October at a Cleveland airport.
Supreme Court rules Ohio’s voter purge didn’t violate federal law
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Ohio’s procedure for purging inactive voters.

The court ruled 5-4 that Ohio's procedure comports with federal voting law. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote the majority opinion. The court's four liberal justices dissented.

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