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Ohio Employment Law: Can an Employee lawfully be fired based on a completely False Accusation?

August 21, 2017

Suppose someone is falsely charged with a crime. They’re innocent until proven guilty, right? They have the right to a trial, to a lawyer, and to confront their accusers, right? They have a right to defend themselves and be judged by a jury of their peers, right? And if they are innocent, they may be … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can an Employee lawfully be fired based on a completely False Accusation?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Ohio Employment Law: Does the Now Famous Fired Engineer Have a Legal Claim Against Google?

August 18, 2017

There has been a firestorm of controversy recently over Google’s decision to fire James Damore. Damore is the software engineer who wrote an internal memo – subsequently leaked – that criticized the company’s policies on diversity and inclusion. Specifically, Damore claimed that biological differences between men and women may account for the fact that women … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Does the Now Famous Fired Engineer Have a Legal Claim Against Google?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Estate Planning with Digital Assets

August 8, 2017

Technology consumes the lives of most Americans.  In fact, humans create an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day and an estimated 90 percent of all the world’s data was created in the last two years.[1]  In perspective, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is equal to about 530 million songs or 90 continuous years … Continue reading Estate Planning with Digital Assets

By: Eli N. Krafte-Jacobs

Finney Law Firm brings free speech suit against Cleveland MetroParks

August 2, 2017

The Cleveland Park District has a policy requiring people obtain permission before engaging in any “First Amendment Activity” within Cleveland parks. And, once granted permission,  one must  remain within a specific (often remote) designated First Amendment zone. During a recent Edgewater Live concert (think the old Party in the Park), our client, Alison Abdul-Kareem, attempted to circulate … Continue reading Finney Law Firm brings free speech suit against Cleveland MetroParks

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm expands again: Mt. Adams office triples in size

July 21, 2017

In order to advance our mission of “Making a Difference,” we are pleased to announce a further expansion of our Mt. Adams office, nearly our footprint at that location.   We now have offices for seven attorneys and additional staff that that location in the Rookwood Pottery Building (1077 Celestial Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202). For … Continue reading Finney Law Firm expands again: Mt. Adams office triples in size

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio real estate brokerage law: Liens for Realtors in commercial transactions

July 18, 2017

How do I obtain an Ohio commercial real estate broker lien? First, let’s be clear: There is no lien right for real estate brokers for property consisting solely of between one and four residential units. (O.R.C §§1311.85 and .86). However, licensed real estate brokers do have lien rights in transactions involving commercial properties, i.e., anything other than between one and four residential units.  (O.R.C §§1311.86). The lien rights … Continue reading Ohio real estate brokerage law: Liens for Realtors in commercial transactions

By: Casey A. Taylor

Ohio Employment Law: What is a “Social Media Policy”?

July 18, 2017

Something that didn’t even exist 15 years ago is now all the rage. I’m talking about “Social Media Policies” in the workplace. What does this mean? Why do many employers have these policies? Are they important? Are there legal rules relating to these policies? I don’t need to tell you about the explosion and popularity … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What is a “Social Media Policy”?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Ohio commercial transactions: Improving your position as a “lender”

July 10, 2017

Frequently, clients desire to lend money, seller-finance the sale of their business or other asset, buy and then lease out a building, or engage in some other business transaction because they are motivated by favorable business terms the transaction provides on its surface: A high rate of interest, a good return under a lease, or … Continue reading Ohio commercial transactions: Improving your position as a “lender”

By: Christopher P. Finney