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Enquirer reports on developments in Tea Party v. IRS litigation

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

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Tax Law: Is your county starting a new tax triennial?

September 16, 2017

Every parcel of real property in Ohio undergoes a major “reappraisal” by the County Auditor’s office every six years and then a minor “update” in the three years in the middle of that six-year cycle.  Different counties in Ohio are on a different six year and three year cycle. Below is a list of the counties going through … Continue reading Ohio Tax Law: Is your county starting a new tax triennial?

By: Brian C. Shrive

Attorney Brian C. Shrive presents to Empower U on Ohio Sunshine Laws October 24

September 16, 2017

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. – Justice Louis Brandeis.​ On Tuesday, October 24, Finney Law Firm’s Brian Shrive will give a talk to EmpowerU on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws: the Open Meetings Act (R.C. 121.22) and Public Records Act (R.C. 149.43). Brian has represented citizen activists in … Continue reading Attorney Brian C. Shrive presents to Empower U on Ohio Sunshine Laws October 24

By: Brian C. Shrive

Ohio Supreme Court: Sale and Leasebacks are not Arm’s-Length Transactions

September 14, 2017

In a widely anticipated decision that will have major implications for Ohio businesses, the Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that, for purposes of property tax valuation, sale-leaseback transactions are not “arm’s-length.” Meaning that county auditors and boards of revision should not simply adopt the sale price in such transactions as the “true value” when valuing … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court: Sale and Leasebacks are not Arm’s-Length Transactions

By: Brian C. Shrive

Ohio Real Estate Law: Constructive and Resulting Trusts: Little-Known Exceptions to a Well-Known Rule

September 10, 2017

As first-year law students and many even outside of the legal community know, the “statute of frauds,” codified in Ohio R.C. 1335.04, requires that any interest in land be evidenced by a writing. Principle of Part Performance But this general principle is not without exception. One of the more commonly referenced exceptions is part performance. … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Constructive and Resulting Trusts: Little-Known Exceptions to a Well-Known Rule

By: Casey A. Taylor

Subrogation liens for medical bills paid by insurers in personal injury and medical malpractice cases

September 10, 2017

Many are surprised to learn that, if they receive a settlement or reward on a personal injury or medical malpractice claim, they are required to essentially “pay back” any party that paid medical bills on their behalf. This is called subrogation, and insurers may have both a contractual and an equitable right to it. Blue … Continue reading Subrogation liens for medical bills paid by insurers in personal injury and medical malpractice cases

By: Casey A. Taylor

Team Ivy hard at work

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!

By: Christopher P. Finney

Finney Law Firm Attorney Appointed to Cincinnati Elections Commission

September 7, 2017

Finney Law Firm is excited to announce that attorney Brian Shrive has been appointed to serve on the Cincinnati Elections Commission. The Cincinnati Elections Commission oversees the enforcement of Cincinnati’s campaign finance laws and provides guidance to candidates and others through advisory opinions. Brian was appointed by Mayor Cranley with the approval of City Council after having … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Attorney Appointed to Cincinnati Elections Commission

When Limited Liability Isn’t So “Limited”

September 5, 2017

Our firm has previously written on the creative ways one can shield his or her personal assets through the corporate or limited liability structure. As noted in that entry (Link Here), “Ohio courts and courts throughout the nation have been pretty vigilant in protecting the corporate veil of owners of corporations and limited liability companies.”  … Continue reading When Limited Liability Isn’t So “Limited”

By: Casey A. Taylor