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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)


National


Obama’s final year: U.S. spent $36M in lawsuits for records

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transp ... (full story)


State


Lawmakers seek to reduce food stamp, Medicaid fraud

Protecting the most vulnerable Ohioans and vital taxpayer dollars is paramount to a plan put forth to reduce fraud in the Buckeye State's food stamp and Medicaid benefits programs.
Republican Reps. Michael Henne and Robert McColley of Clayton and Napoleon, respectively, introduced recently House Bill 119 which calls for quarterly ... (full story)


Ohio State law students help Honduran child gain asylum

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Justice for Children Clinic recently announced that one of its clients was granted asylum in the United States.
The clinic provides law students the unique experience of representing at-risk children in the Columbus metropolitan area.
The asylum case - a "remarkable triumph, ... (full story)


Cleveland has doubts on body cameras for part-time work

Cleveland has doubts on body cameras for part-time work

CLEVELAND (AP) — City officials are wrestling with an order to devise a plan for a pilot project that would require police officers to wear body cameras while moonlighting, citing the potential overtime cost to the city.
The city must submit plans for the pilot to U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver by April 28 as part of Cl ... (full story)


In Appalachia, Trump's proposed budget has people worried

In Appalachia, Trump's proposed budget has people worried

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Crystal Snyder was trying to figure out life as a single mom when she lost her job at a West Virginia T-shirt factory.
The 37-year-old had no college degree, mostly because she married at 16, divorced at 19 and had two children. Unsure what to do, Snyder heard about a program through the Coalfield Deve ... (full story)


New Ohio Supreme Court exhibit – ‘Eye in the Sky’ – features GPS case

The Ohio Supreme Court recently unveiled a new Visitor Education Center exhibit about law enforcement use of a tracking device to uncover a drug deal.
“Eye in the Sky” features a satellite hanging above visitors’ heads and a panel of information that explains decisions in the case by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ... (full story)


Technology


New developments from the 2017 Legaltech conference

The 2017 Legaltech conference held in New York in February shone a light on several trends in the now-maturing industry of law office technology, according to a number of reports from attendees.
It is apparently the view of the organizers of this annual confab, the publisher ALM, that artificial intelligence is a burgeoning area ... (full story)