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Ohio Employment Law: Are Employers Allowed to Search their Employees?

December 12, 2017

Let’s say a retail store is experiencing a high volume of theft. It suspects that some of its inventory loss may be due to employee theft. So it decides to start searching its employees when they leave the store. This is being done randomly, and is not necessarily based on individualized suspicion of particular employees. … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Are Employers Allowed to Search their Employees?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Ohio commercial law: Can a seller sell that which he does not own?

December 8, 2017

An issue that manifests itself in any number of scenarios is the seemingly odd question: Can a seller contract to sell something that he does not own. Somewhat surprisingly, the answer can be “yes.” Hypothetical sale of stock Let’s take a theoretical situation in which a seller promises to sell to a buyer 1,000 shares … Continue reading Ohio commercial law: Can a seller sell that which he does not own?

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Personal Injury Law: Liability issues in auto accident cases

December 8, 2017

Many times, liability in car accidents is not in question. For example, in Ohio, if someone rear ends you, they are almost always cited for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead (often abbreviated as “ACDA”) codified in O.R.C. 4511.21(A). Liability is much easier to prove where the allegedly at-fault driver has been cited. … Continue reading Ohio Personal Injury Law: Liability issues in auto accident cases

By: Casey A. Taylor

Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm joins in filing of Amicus Brief before US Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME

December 6, 2017

Today, the Finney Law Firm and attorney Christopher P. Finney  filed an Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of case of Janus v. AFSCME.  The brief was co-authored with attorney Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, which was also the named client for whom the brief was … Continue reading Constitutional Law: Finney Law Firm joins in filing of Amicus Brief before US Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Personal Injury Law: Things to Consider If You Think You May Have a Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Claim

December 6, 2017

Consider this scenario: You were recently involved in a car accident that was not your fault. You were injured and have, therefore, incurred some medical expenses and had to take some time off of work, resulting in lost wages. Your injuries have hindered you from engaging in your normal day-to-day activities. You’ve started to receive … Continue reading Ohio Personal Injury Law: Things to Consider If You Think You May Have a Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Claim

By: Casey A. Taylor

Ohio Real Estate Law: Triggering the Duty to Defend on a General Warranty Deed Claim

December 6, 2017

  We have previously written on the different types of deeds (Real Estate 101: Different Types of Deeds in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana), as well as how costly it can be to breach your covenants under a general warranty deed (Real Estate 101: Breach of General Warranty Covenants Can Be Costly Mistake).  Perhaps the most … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Triggering the Duty to Defend on a General Warranty Deed Claim

By: Casey A. Taylor

Finney Law Firm named in 2018 US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings

December 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Finney Law Firm has been named in US News & World Report’s – Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” rankings for 2018. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading … Continue reading Finney Law Firm named in 2018 US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings

By: Christopher P. Finney

A First Amendment double header at the US Supreme Court, Masterpiece Cakeshop and Janus

December 4, 2017

The United States Supreme Court almost always has a case holding significant drama and legal change on its docket each term.  The two blockbusters for the 2017-2018 term, from our perspective, are Masterpiece CakeShop and Janus.  Both deal with important public policy and First Amendment issues. Let me explain. Masterpiece Cakeshop In the first major … Continue reading A First Amendment double header at the US Supreme Court, Masterpiece Cakeshop and Janus

By: Christopher P. Finney

What should an employer do if an employee shows signs of possible mental illness?

December 1, 2017

A previously good employee is starting to behave erratically or strangely. It is starting to disrupt the workplace. The change is such that it appears it may be tied to mental health problems. How should a smart employer handle this? The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) bars employers with 15 workers or more from discriminating against … Continue reading What should an employer do if an employee shows signs of possible mental illness?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Ohio Employment Law: What is “Reverse” Discrimination?

November 28, 2017

When most people will hear the words “employment discrimination,” they immediately think of the alleged victims as being members of minority groups, women, or older workers. Although most discrimination claims are filed by these groups of people, it might surprise you to know that many of the major laws prohibiting discrimination in employment decisions can … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What is “Reverse” Discrimination?

By: Stephen E. Imm