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Finney Law Firm Files Public Records Suit against Perry Township

April 17, 2019

Perry Township in Montgomery County, Ohio, has been in the news recently regarding a mass resignation of police officers and the controversial hiring of a new police chief. One concerned citizen contacted our office after she felt township officials were attempting to intimidate her when she sought information and spoke out against the hiring. In … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Files Public Records Suit against Perry Township

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm Files Open Meetings Suit in Columbus

March 28, 2019

Finney Law Firm attorney Brian Shrive filed suit on Thursday against the Columbus Ohio Historic Resources Commission, seeking to enjoin violations of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act. The Commission routinely fails to create minutes of its meetings and has failed to locate audio recordings of its meetings. Our client is a Columbus resident whose efforts to … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Files Open Meetings Suit in Columbus

By: Brian C. Shrive

Gang of Five Emails Produced

March 27, 2019

Pursuant to the Agreed Entry and Order by Judge Ruehlman, Cincinnati Councilmembers Tamaya Dennard, Greg Landsman, Chris Seelbach, PG Sittenfeld, and Wendell Young – the self-proclaimed “Gang of Five” turned over emails between them. What stands out is the substantial amount of public business being discussed and conducted in secret emails using private accounts rather … Continue reading Gang of Five Emails Produced

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm Heads to Ohio Supreme Court

March 25, 2019

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Curt Hartman, of counsel attorney with Finney Law Firm, will represent Pat Meade before the Ohio Supreme Court. This suit seeks enforcement of Ohio’s Open Meetings Law (R.C. 121.22) to prohibit local governments from voting by secret ballot. Meade brought suit in 2016 against the members of the Village of Bratenahl’s … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Heads to Ohio Supreme Court

By: Brian C. Shrive

Text Messages Released By Cincinnati Councilmembers

March 7, 2019

Cincinnati’s self-proclaimed “Gang of Five” turned over text messages exchanged between them as part of the agreed order issued today in our litigation to expose the secret communications between the majority of the Cincinnati City Council. Read the text messages below or online here.  

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm and Matt Nolan Present: Property Valuation Challenges

March 3, 2019

Warren County Auditor Matt Nolan and Finney Law Firm attorney Brian Shrive will give a presentation to the Real Estate Investor’s Association of Greater Cincinnati (REIAGC) covering the property valuation challenge process. The correct valuation of real property can mean the difference between success and failure for residential and commercial landlords, and their tenants. On … Continue reading Finney Law Firm and Matt Nolan Present: Property Valuation Challenges

By: Brian C. Shrive

Ohio Employment Law: How Soon Must an Employee File a Claim for Employment Discrimination or Harassment?

January 30, 2019

Every legal claim that a person can file in civil court is subject to a “statute of limitations.” This is the period of time that the victim of a civil wrong has, after the claim arises, to bring legal action over the wrongdoing. If the claim is not filed within that specified statute of limitations, … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: How Soon Must an Employee File a Claim for Employment Discrimination or Harassment?

By: Stephen E. Imm