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Scope of ERISA and occupation-specific disability

This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will be published on Thursday.
A new ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals raises a number of interesting issues regarding the limits of coverage under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act as well as how occupation-specific disability is analyzed.
In Pa ... (full story)


Bicycle escape leads to illegal pat-down search

A Lake County trial court erred by denying a motion to suppress against unreasonable search and seizure in a drug case after the appellant attempted escape on a bicycle, the 11th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
The case stems from a July 1, 2017, incident in which Eastlake police responded to a report of indecent exposu ... (full story)


Father, son trade views on being a lawyer

Working with family can be fraught; people constantly tell us they could never do it. But there’s a long tradition of family law firms and, in particular, of fathers bringing their sons (and now daughters) into their practices.
We can certainly understand why some people want to keep business and family in very separate par ... (full story)


Sports


Push up -- the basics

I’m going to guess that most of you have not done a push-up in a long, long time, maybe since grade school? And I’m also going to be presumptuous enough to assume that some of you don’t do push-ups because you don’t like them, or maybe because you can’t do them properly? And finally, I’m going to ... (full story)


Berhalter hired as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Berhalter hired as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Gregg Berhalter was hired Sunday, Dec. 2, to coach the U.S. men's national team, making him the first person to run the Americans after playing for them at the World Cup.
Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, represents a generational change for an American team staggered by i ... (full story)


Indians trade All-Star Gomes to Nationals for prospects

Indians trade All-Star Gomes to Nationals for prospects

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded one of their big arms — from behind the plate
Cleveland, which has discussed moving right-handers Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco in possible trades while restructuring its payroll, dealt All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals on Friday night, Nov. 30. ... (full story)


State


'El Chapo' consort opens up about cartels' ruthlessness

'El Chapo' consort opens up about cartels' ruthlessness

NEW YORK (AP) — A key government witness at the U.S. trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman spelled out the bloodshed and other cold realities of international drug-trafficking Tuesday without expressing regret or making excuses.
Former Colombian kingpin Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia was asked ... (full story)


1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

LONDON (AP) — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.
Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend.
Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplant ... (full story)


Ryan Day paid coaching dues before getting Ohio State job

Ryan Day paid coaching dues before getting Ohio State job

COLUMBUS (AP) — When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day's salary to $1 million per year after last season and promoted him to offensive coordinator to keep him around while Meyer pond ... (full story)