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Ohio Employment Law: Can you be fired for flipping off the President?

November 17, 2017

Some of you may have seen the “viral” image of a woman named Julie Briskman, who was recently photographed raising her middle finger to a presidential motorcade that passed her while she was bicycling in Virginia. Ms. Briskman was subsequently fired from her job with Akima, LLC, a private contractor that does business with the … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can you be fired for flipping off the President?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Finney Law Firm public interest law practice featured on Ohio blog

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

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Employment Law: What does #MeToo Mean for the Modern Workplace?

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?

By: Christopher P. Finney

Tea Party case against IRS settles. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions says “this abuse of power will not be tolerated”

October 26, 2017

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”

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Employment Law: Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Limit Class Action Suits in Employment Cases

October 16, 2017

In recent decades, a great many employers – especially larger companies – have moved to require their employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. The agreements are typically included in a big stack of papers employees are given – and never read – on their first day. They usually sign the agreements … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Limit Class Action Suits in Employment Cases

By: Stephen E. Imm

Class action complaint claims complex lending scheme is impermissible under Ohio law

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

By: Christopher P. Finney

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