November 13, 2017
Scott Pullins, founder of the Ohio Taxpayers Association, wrote a blog entry on Third Rail Politics highlighting our public interest practice entitled “You Can Fight Back When Officials Use Taxpayer Dollars for Politics” last week. You may read that entry here. Our firm has helped to blaze a trail of causes of action demanding equal … Continue reading Finney Law Firm public interest law practice featured on Ohio blog
October 29, 2017
The social media movement represented by #MeToo began about ten years ago. Recently, however, in response to revelations about sexual assault and harassment by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, its use has skyrocketed. Literally millions of women (and some men) all over the world – and in every industry – have used the hashtag in recent … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What does #MeToo Mean for the Modern Workplace?
October 26, 2017
We are local counsel in the case of the NorCal Tea Party v. IRS. we announced this morning that the case has settled with an admission from the U.S. Attorney General that what occurred was a “gross abuse of power.” Read the coverage here: Washington Post: Justice Department agrees to settle lawsuits over IRS scrutiny … Continue reading IRS Settlement: A media roundup
We are pleased to bring you this morning news that the Internal Revenue Service has settled the case of NorCal Tea Party v. IRS filed in the United States District Coiurt for the Southern District of Ohio. We have served as local counsel in “what may be the only nationwide class ever formed for a … Continue reading Tea Party case against IRS settles. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions says “this abuse of power will not be tolerated”
October 15, 2017
When banks and other lenders make a loan for real estate financing, they typically take back from the borrow a promissory note (promising to re-pay the sums borrowed) and a mortgage against the real estate financed (securing the payment of the loan). And under that scenario, even a borrower in default has certain rights as … Continue reading Class action complaint claims complex lending scheme is impermissible under Ohio law
September 19, 2017
It has been four long years of litigation, class certification, motions, discovery, an interlocutory appeal to the 6th Circuit, and more motions, but the only certified class action against the IRS arising from Tea Party targeting is approaching trial in 2018, if the Plaintiffs survive the IRS’ motion to have the case preemptively disposed of … Continue reading Enquirer reports on developments in Tea Party v. IRS litigation
September 18, 2017
We love celebrating September 17 each year at the Finney Law Firm, in part because we — as should all Americans — celebrate the document that brought lasting freedom and prosperty to our shores through recognition and respect to property rights, respect of natural rights, and acknowledgement of the failings of man through the checks … Continue reading A sad and funny story for Constitution Day
September 8, 2017
We caught Team Ivy hard at work on a Friday afternoon, all wearing their snazzy new Ivy Pointe Title polos. From left to right: Chris Finney, Laura Linneman, Tida Griffits, Patty Gillespie, and Rick Turner. Thanks, all!
September 5, 2017
In April of this year, the Ohio legislature passed an updated Good Funds Law for transactions involving residential real estate to mandate, among other things, wire transfers for amounts in excess of $1,000, with a few exceptions. Now, that amount has been increased to $10,000. So, the new rule is that a ll funds coming … Continue reading Good Funds Law updated again: Checks can be up to $10,000
September 3, 2017
I want to extend a warm and sincere “Thank You” to the attorneys, staff, vendors, and clients of Finney Law Firm, LLC who have joined together to make our firm — dedicated to “Making a Difference” for our clients and in our profession and community — a tremendous success in our first four years in … Continue reading Thank you, one and all.