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Instagram intimidation case to be heard by Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an Instagram intimidation case that has a connection to a gang dispute in Cleveland. The Supreme Court is hearing the case, which is a challenge to the ruling issued by a lower court. The challenge is requesting a new trial for a man who was convicted of robbing and shooting his lifelong friend. The suspect's lawyer was removed from the case when a video showing the man's interrogation by police was edited and found on Instagram.

Am I at risk of having my professional licensure suspended?

Do you know the types of violations that could lead to your professional license being revoked or suspended? Many Ohio residents do not understand the risks that come along with their professional licensure, and they are caught off-guard when a legal proceeding threatens their livelihood. Making sure you have a strong disciplinary action defense can make the difference in your continued ability to do your job.

Physician subject to civil litigation in birth injury case

An area physician has been found liable in a massive birth injury case that resulted in a $14.5 million award for the plaintiffs. The physician, who was subject to civil litigation because the delivery left the child disabled, currently practices in Pennsylvania. The family that had sought compensation in the case relocated to Ohio after the birth injury incident.

ALJ to decide when burdensome document production is required

Tuesday, April 4, was Equal Pay Day this year -- the date at which the average American woman finally earns the amount her male peer earned by Dec. 31 of the previous year. This year, Google made a gutsy announcement:

Professional licensure limitations persist for ex-offenders

Did you know that many people who have been convicted of criminal offenses can have difficulty obtaining professional licenses? If you have been convicted of a crime, you may face administrative litigation that makes it hard for you to proceed with your career. Estimates show that nearly 70 million Americans have criminal records that make it difficult for them to pursue professional licensure. Now, experts are advocating for some of those rules to be relaxed so convicts can return to work after serving their time.

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