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Employment Law: US Supreme Court holds that discrimination based upon status of being gay or transgendered is prohibited

June 17, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, held that gay and transgender employees may not be fired merely for being gay or transgender. In a 6-3 decision, the Court held that termination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation violates Title VII of … Continue reading Employment Law: US Supreme Court holds that discrimination based upon status of being gay or transgendered is prohibited

By: Matthew S. Okiishi

Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm sues Elmwood Place for wrongful arrest in profiling of black man

June 17, 2020

A second in a series of wrongful arrest claims against local police for what amounts to racial profiling was filed this week by Finney Law Firm attorney Bradley M. Gibson, this time against the Village of Elmwood Place and police officer Robert McConnell. The Plaintiff is Monday Oduimoh. You may read the Complaint here and below. … Continue reading Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm sues Elmwood Place for wrongful arrest in profiling of black man

By: Christopher P. Finney

Constitutional Law: Media wrap for today’s Kalahari win

June 12, 2020

Here is the media coverage from today’s win for Kalahari Resort Water Park and Convention Center against Dr. Amy Acton before Judge Roger Binette in Erie County Common Pleas Court: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Erie County judge says Kalahari Resorts can open Sandusky waterpark immediately Sandusky Register: Judge rules for Kalahari Toledo Blade: Kalahari to reopen Saturday after … Continue reading Constitutional Law: Media wrap for today’s Kalahari win

By: Christopher P. Finney

Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm client Kalahari Water Park and Convention Center win Preliminary Injunction against Dr. Amy Acton

June 12, 2020

In a second State Court win against the arbitrary and unconstitutional shut-down Orders of Dr. Amy Acton and Governor Mike DeWine, the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (Maurice Thompson) and Finney Law Firm (Christopher Finney and Julie Gugino) today obtained a Preliminary Injunction for the re-opening of Kalahari Water Park and Convention Center in Sandusky, … Continue reading Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm client Kalahari Water Park and Convention Center win Preliminary Injunction against Dr. Amy Acton

By: Christopher P. Finney

Constitutional Law: Music festivals are latest client of Finney Law Firm to sue Dr. Amy Acton to reopen

June 12, 2020

As is reported here by Jennifer Baker of Fox 19, today Finney Law Firm filed suit against Dr. Amy Action, former director of the Ohio Department of Health, to allow planned summer music festivals to proceed. Read the story here. David Nethers of Fox 8 in Cleveland also has the story here. Read the Complaint … Continue reading Constitutional Law: Music festivals are latest client of Finney Law Firm to sue Dr. Amy Acton to reopen

By: Christopher P. Finney

Paycheck Protection Program: “Forgiveness” webinar is now available on-line with attorney Rebecca Heimlich and Congressman Dr. Brad Wenstrup

June 11, 2020

Last night, Empower U, the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, the Ohio Real Estate Investors Association, and Finney Law Firm  co-hosted a webinar for more than 140 participants on the topic of PPP loan forgiveness. As background, in April, we helped hundreds of Ohio businesses access PPP and EIDL loan funds (see this webinar for … Continue reading Paycheck Protection Program: “Forgiveness” webinar is now available on-line with attorney Rebecca Heimlich and Congressman Dr. Brad Wenstrup

By: Christopher P. Finney

Bankruptcy Law: Basics of Ohio Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

June 10, 2020

  Attorney Susan Browning   This blog addresses the basics of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. It is the first in a four-part series covering Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11 and Subchapter V. In today’s economic climate, you may find yourself experiencing a financial downturn, whether it stems from the COVID-19 crisis, the current … Continue reading Bankruptcy Law: Basics of Ohio Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

By: Susan C. Browning

Ohio Constitutional Law: Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Binette calls Monday 1:30 PM evidentiary hearing on case against Dr. Acton

June 6, 2020

Concurrent with yesterday’s filing by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law’s suit against Dr. Amy Acton to reopen Kings Island and Cedar Point amusement Parks, we also filed a second suit in Erie County (Sandusky) to reopen Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Water Park. That case was assigned to Common Pleas Court Judge Roger E. Binette. … Continue reading Ohio Constitutional Law: Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Binette calls Monday 1:30 PM evidentiary hearing on case against Dr. Acton

By: Christopher P. Finney

Here’s the media wrap just this evening on the suit against Dr. Amy Acton to re-open Kings Island amusement park

June 5, 2020

The story on our lawsuit to open Kings Island Amusement Park has gotten significant media coverage: Enquirer: Battleground Kings Island: Park sues to reopen; local officials demand DeWine open park Cincinnati Business Courier: Kings Island owner wants amusement, water parks open now  Toledo Blade: Kalahari, Kings Island sue state in effort to reopen Dayton Daily … Continue reading Here’s the media wrap just this evening on the suit against Dr. Amy Acton to re-open Kings Island amusement park

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm sues Dr. Acton to reopen Kings Island

June 5, 2020

Today, Finney Law Firm attorneys, along with Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, filed suit in Warren County Common Pleas Court against Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton to reopen Kings Island amusement park. This is the seventh in a series of cases filed by Finney Law Firm to re-open businesses … Continue reading Ohio Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm sues Dr. Acton to reopen Kings Island

By: Christopher P. Finney