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Landlords may be liable for safety of tenants’ guests

May 19, 2014

Chapter 5321 of the Ohio Revised Code, known as the Landlord-Tenant Act, governs the rights and duties of landlords and tenants in Ohio.  Among other things, the Act requires Landlords to maintain rental properties in a fit and habitable condition, and to keep all common areas of the premises in a safe and sanitary condition.  … Continue reading Landlords may be liable for safety of tenants’ guests

By: Bradley M. Gibson

Will Ohio’s Supreme Court reliberalize Ohio’s Open Meetings Act?

May 16, 2014

Once considered a model for open and accountable government, Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (R.C. § 121.22, et seq.) was intended to be “liberally construed to require public officials to take official action and to conduct all deliberations upon official business only in open meetings unless the subject matter is specifically excepted by law.” What appears … Continue reading Will Ohio’s Supreme Court reliberalize Ohio’s Open Meetings Act?

By: Brian C. Shrive

Rental registration and inspection program in Mt. Healthy defeated

May 8, 2014

The Finney Law Firm was contacted early this year by a group of landlords owning single family homes in the City of Mt. Healthy. The City had begun a mandatory rental registration and inspection program for single family homes.  While the City fathers invariably thought the intrusive and expensive program was a good idea, as … Continue reading Rental registration and inspection program in Mt. Healthy defeated

By: Christopher P. Finney

Argument preview: Susan B. Anthony List v. Ohio Elections Commission

April 24, 2014

There is a blog devoted to extensive coverage of the United States Supreme Court — the SCOTUS blog. Its objective, in-depth and scholarly writing draws positive reviews from court watchers. Today it has an extensive blog post on our case that is being heard next Tuesday before the United States Supreme Court. You can read … Continue reading Argument preview: Susan B. Anthony List v. Ohio Elections Commission

By: Christopher P. Finney