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May 2017 Archives

Former state politician seeks haven through appeals court

A former state representative is in danger of losing his professional auctioneer license because of a criminal proceeding. Rep. Steve Kraus is going through the appeals process for alleged theft. He claims that the prosecution was politically motivated and calculated to keep him out of a political seat. The outcome of the criminal case could determine whether Kraus can continue as an auctioneer and realtor -- people with felony convictions cannot hold this type of licensure.

Video: Do not wait too long to deal with regulatory or licensure issues | The Patton Law Firm, LLC

What do insurance agents, medical professionals, and financial experts all have in common? Chances are that each has a professional license that is subject to the rules and regulations promulgated by one of Ohio's approximately 300 state executive branch agencies.

Keys to protecting your professional license as a nurse

Just how important is your professional license as a nurse? For many of us, professional licensure determines our ability to make a living - and any threat to it can pose an administrative law nightmare. Trying to defend your professional licensure on your own after a mistake or misstep can be exhausting. That is why you should consider seeking the help of administrative litigation specialists.

Dole battles civil litigation after listeria outbreak

A Dole plant in Springfield, Ohio, that was allegedly the source of a dangerous listeria outbreak is now facing legal action from victims who suffered illnesses because of the contamination. The company is embroiled in civil litigation from the 19 victims who were hospitalized, one of whom died after contracting the illness. Official reports show that two claimants have settled with Dole for an undisclosed amount, and other victims may follow suit.

Boston man eschews professional licensure, faces charges

You worked hard to earn your professional license. Whether you are a physician, real estate professional, cosmetologist or engineer, you care about maintaining your professional licensure. That is why it is so distressing for our Ohio clients to learn that someone may have been compromising the quality and significance of their license. Unfortunately, some believe that posing as a licensed professional can benefit them - those people should be called to task. For example, a Boston-area man is now facing criminal charges because he posed as a real estate agent and took advantage of his clients.

Cited for a liquor license violation? Prepare for a hearing

As the owner of a restaurant that serves alcohol, you undoubtedly know that your liquor license plays an important role in your ability to run your business. As a result, you may take careful action to ensure that you do not violate any laws or regulations that could cause the Liquor Control Commission to suspend or revoke your license. However, no one is perfect, and you may find yourself receiving a citation.

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