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Portage County commissioners did not violate Sunshine Law at bike trail meeting

Portage County Commissioners did not violate Ohio’s Open Meetings Act when it held an emergency session to discuss the Hiram Hike and Bike Trail, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Case summary indicates Brian M. Ames filed a pro se complaint against the three-member board in November 2016, alleging six coun ... (full story)


Law Bulletin column: Contract kills quantum meruit claim

win axioms of contract law include a quasi-contract claim (i.e. quantum meruit) cannot coexist with one for breach of express contract, and to recover for contract “extras” or out-of-scope work, a plaintiff must show the extra work was necessary through no fault of its own.
Easily parroted, the two principles can prov ... (full story)


Former Barberton muni judge is finding her stride in Summit County

She started Barberton Municipal Court’s first Drug Court, was the first person in her immediate and extended family to go to college and has been a tireless advocate for children’s rights.
Now, Jill Flagg Lanzinger is destined for even more great things as Summit County Common Pleas Court judge, said Barberton Municip ... (full story)


Column: Thinking about rhetoric and violence

We should be disturbed by efforts to delegitimize the investigation of President Donald Trump and his administration. Last week, President Trump and allies took to social and conservative media to decry the investigation as a witch hunt being perpetrated by a legal team larded with Democrats.
This discussion, which should be fair ... (full story)


Count me in: The quality of quantifying

God counts women’s tears.
It’s a concept in the Talmud from a 2,500-year-old commentary on torts and property under Jewish law.
It means that every tear shed by every woman is so important that God actually counts them. What a beautifully elegant way to express it! Counting demonstrates the enormous value more than ... (full story)