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Cincinnati City Solicitor Conflicted? Questions arise in Open Meetings Case

July 20, 2018

Attorneys in the Cincinnati Solicitor’s office filed a motion to withdraw its prior filing opposing intervention by Derek Bauman and a motion for additional time to file a new response, in our suit alleging violations of the Open Meetings Act. Bauman’s attorney Paul DeMarco raised the question of conflict in a letter July 17, 2018 … Continue reading Cincinnati City Solicitor Conflicted? Questions arise in Open Meetings Case

By: Brian C. Shrive

Open Meetings Update: Finney Law Firm – And City – File Opposition to Motion to Intervene

July 16, 2018

Today Finney Law Firm, on behalf of our client Mark Miller, filed a memorandum in opposition to the recent motion filed by one-time City Council candidate Derek Bauman, to intervene in our Open Meetings Act suit against five members of the Cincinnati City Council. Attorneys for the City of Cincinnati also filed a memorandum opposing … Continue reading Open Meetings Update: Finney Law Firm – And City – File Opposition to Motion to Intervene

By: Brian C. Shrive

Cincinnati City Council Public Records Litigation: Finney Law Firm Files Opposition to City’s Discovery Motion

July 12, 2018

Finney Law Firm represents Mark Miller in two lawsuits against Cincinnati City Councilmembers Dennard, Landsman, Seelbach, Sittenfeld, and Young. The first involving violations of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act; the second involving violations of Ohio’s Public Records Act. Read about recent filings in the Open Meetings Act case here. In the Public Records Act case – before the … Continue reading Cincinnati City Council Public Records Litigation: Finney Law Firm Files Opposition to City’s Discovery Motion

By: Brian C. Shrive

Cincinnati Open Meetings Litigation: Finney Law Firm Files Opposition to City’s Discovery Motion

July 12, 2018

Finney Law Firm represents Mark Miller in two lawsuits against Cincinnati City Councilmembers Dennard, Landsman, Seelbach, Sittenfeld, and Young. The first involving violations of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act; the second involving violations of Ohio’s Public Records Act. Read about recent filings in the Public Records Act case here. In the Open Meetings case – before Judge Ruehlman of … Continue reading Cincinnati Open Meetings Litigation: Finney Law Firm Files Opposition to City’s Discovery Motion

By: Brian C. Shrive

Our prediction: Two decisions by SCOTUS next week will propel the “Compelled Speech” doctrine

June 23, 2018

Whether they planned it this way since (or even before) they granted certiorari to both Janus v. AFSCME and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, or whether things just fell into place, two of the three the crowning decisions from the last week of the current term of the U.S. Supreme Court will … Continue reading Our prediction: Two decisions by SCOTUS next week will propel the “Compelled Speech” doctrine

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide if Public Bodies May Vote by Secret Ballot

June 6, 2018

This morning the Ohio Supreme Court accepted our appeal from a Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals case questioning whether Ohio’s Open Meetings Act permits public bodies to vote by secret ballot. A 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Opinion Letter says no, as does a 2011 Hamilton County Common Pleas Court decision. But to date, the Ohio … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court to Decide if Public Bodies May Vote by Secret Ballot

By: Brian C. Shrive

Gang of Five Files Answer Denying Violations of Open Meetings Act

June 4, 2018

Today, attorneys for the City of Cincinnati filed the self-proclaimed “Gang of Five’s” answer to the April 9, 2018 Open Meetings Complaint (read the complaint here, read additional blog posts about the case here and here). Surprisingly, the Gang of Five deny that they conducted meetings via telephone, email, and text message.  We say surprisingly, because the … Continue reading Gang of Five Files Answer Denying Violations of Open Meetings Act

By: Brian C. Shrive

CABR reports home sales volume and home prices set new records, listings down

May 24, 2018

The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors today reported that home sales volume was up 4% year over year for April, listings are down 12.5% and average home sales prices are up 4.82%.  These trends mirror the trends we are seeing in both the law firm and the title insurance company. You may ready the CABR … Continue reading CABR reports home sales volume and home prices set new records, listings down

By: Christopher P. Finney