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A reminder: Electronic signatures have same legal effect as inked documents

August 30, 2014

It’s old news, as the law was enacted in 2000, but we are asked this from time to time: Are electronic signatures just as enforceable as physical or “inked” signatures? Yes.  The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) passed in 2000 specifically proves that a contract or signature “may not be denied … Continue reading A reminder: Electronic signatures have same legal effect as inked documents

By: Christopher P. Finney

First District Court of Appeals takes up the “Firefighter’s Rule”  

August 30, 2014

In 2008 two firefighters perished while answering an emergency call to a house fire in Colerain Township. Investigators determined the source of the fire was a fan used in a basement orchid cultivation room. In another part of the basement was a marijuana cultivation room. The family of one of the firefighters brought a wrongful … Continue reading First District Court of Appeals takes up the “Firefighter’s Rule”  

By: Brian C. Shrive

Criminal trial of NAACP President is Tuesday at 10:30 AM before Judge Heather Russell

August 30, 2014

In March of this year, the new NAACP President Ishton Morton was charged with criminal assault over an incident at the NAACP headquarters in Bond Hill that occurred in January. The trial on those charges will proceed Tuesday before Judge Heather Russell at 10:30 AM. It is our expectation to show not only that the charges … Continue reading Criminal trial of NAACP President is Tuesday at 10:30 AM before Judge Heather Russell

By: Christopher P. Finney

Constitutional battle moves before Judge Black this Thursday at 2:30 PM

August 30, 2014

Just shy of four years since this legal battle began, lawyers from Cincinnati, Columbus and Washington, D.C. will descend upon the courtroom of Judge Timothy Black to argue cross motions for summary judgment in SBA List and COAST v. Ohio Elections Commission.  The Finney Law Firm represents COAST in this action. Until June of this year, … Continue reading Constitutional battle moves before Judge Black this Thursday at 2:30 PM

By: Christopher P. Finney

Christopher P. Finney has been invited to speak at the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court

August 29, 2014

Christopher P. Finney has been invited to speak at the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court on September 16 along with Terrance Nestor, acting City Solicitor of Cincinnati. The group is an organization of attorneys designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. The topic will be fee shifting in federal and state … Continue reading Christopher P. Finney has been invited to speak at the Potter Stewart American Inn of Court

By: Christopher P. Finney

Finney Law Firm retained to sue City of Maple Heights over refusal to place Charter Amendment on the ballot

August 28, 2014

A citizens group in Maple Heights, Ohio organized this year to place on the ballot a Charter Amendment to ban red light and speeding cameras in their City.  In doing so, they sought the assistance of the Finney Law Firm to draft their petition and in early August submitted the petitions with the requisite number … Continue reading Finney Law Firm retained to sue City of Maple Heights over refusal to place Charter Amendment on the ballot

By: Christopher P. Finney

Understanding the role of Power of Attorney in your estate planning

August 26, 2014

An important component of almost any estate planning is a general durable Power of Attorney for financial matters.  Such a Power of Attorney allows the person granting the power (the “Principal”) to designate an attorney-in-fact to perform specific duties as enumerated in the document.  Unless a Limited Power of Attorney is being granted, the attorney-in-fact … Continue reading Understanding the role of Power of Attorney in your estate planning

By: Isaac T. Heintz

“Pay-If-Paid” and “Pay-When-Paid” Clauses in Construction Contracts

August 25, 2014

In construction projects, the question often arises as to when subcontractors are due payment from the general contractor. A disruption in the flow of payment from the owner to the general contractor, and then to the subcontractors is often the cause of litigation in construction disputes. In entering into a contract to provide services to … Continue reading “Pay-If-Paid” and “Pay-When-Paid” Clauses in Construction Contracts

By: Bradley M. Gibson

City of Maple Heights, OH makes it official: They refuse to place Charter Amendment on the ballot

August 22, 2014

Our firm represents a group of citizens from the City of Maple Heights, Ohio who petitioned their City Council pursuant to the Ohio Constitution to place a Charter Amendment on the ballot this fall essentially banning Red Light Cameras and Speeding Cameras. These folks simply exercised a specific procedure in the Ohio Constitution allowing for … Continue reading City of Maple Heights, OH makes it official: They refuse to place Charter Amendment on the ballot

By: Christopher P. Finney