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Stow man’s murder conviction in pregnant wife’s death remanded

A Stow man convicted of killing his nine-months pregnant wife in 1985 was deprived of due process of law, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
Scott Purk appealed his convictions for murder and tampering with evidence.
He argued a Summit County trial judge erred by denying his motion to dismiss the charges and allo ... (full story)


How DACA changed everything

Last week, the Trump administration announced its much-telegraphed decision to terminate Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) in six months. Since then President Donald Trump has been practically taunting Congress to enact a legislative solution for the group of near-citizens called DREAMers. (full story)


Local attorney takes helm as nat’l FBA president

He’s served as president of the Federal Bar Association’s Northern District of Ohio Chapter, now Thompson Hine partner Kip T. Bollin is preparing to take the helm as the organization’s national president, overseeing and initiating programming and services for more than 19,000 federal lawyers and judges.
Bollin, ... (full story)


Reliability of DNA evidence takes turn to the scientific side of proof

DNA evidence in sexual assault cases often becomes an all-or-nothing proposition for a fact-finder. If the DNA is a “match” with the defendant, he must have perpetrated the assault. If, on the other hand, the DNA is not a “match” with the defendant, he is exonerated.
Fair enough, but how do we know when th ... (full story)


When a chain has too many links

Although the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has eliminated health insurers’ exclusion of insureds who have pre-existing conditions, such exclusions remain enforceable in disability insurance policies.
However, a recent non-precedential ruling issued by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Bradshaw v. Relia ... (full story)