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Portage County collective bargaining case reversed

A Portage County trial court erred by finding an arbitrator exceeded his authority in a collective bargaining agreement in favor of the county Educators’ Association for Developmental Disabilities, according to the 11th District Court of Appeals.
Patricia Byttner was hired in 2008 for an account clerk position with the Port ... (full story)

Family and colleagues remember Canfield tax atty

A professional attorney admired and respected by colleagues and judges alike, who always made time for his family—that’s how Canfield lawyer Joseph D. DeSanto is being remembered by those closest to him.
The longtime tax and probate attorney passed away on Feb. 25 at his winter home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida at the ... (full story)

Brouse McDowell adds two attorneys to its roster

Brouse McDowell adds two attorneys to its roster<BR>

Brouse McDowell recently added two associates to its growing legal team.
J. Alex Quay began working in the firm’s Akron office as a member of the Litigation Practice Group in early February and last September Colleen Geib started in the Cleveland office. Geib splits her time between the Corporate & Securities and Health ... (full story)

Convicted murderer not too drunk to waive Miranda rights

Trial counsel was not constitutionally ineffective in a Jefferson County murder case, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
A jury found Jeffrey Spring guilty of murder, a firearm specification and tampering with evidence in the death of Stephen Boyer. Spring was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.
According t ... (full story)

Meet Akron’s newest ‘People’s Court’ judge

Meet Akron’s newest ‘People’s Court’ judge<BR>

Jason T. Adams has wanted to be an attorney for as long as he can remember.
Born and raised in West Akron, the 53-year-old also always knew he wanted to practice law in his beloved hometown.
“I love Akron. I always have,” he said. “I even bought my parents’ house.”
On March 1, Adams became the ... (full story)