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Ohio Employment Law: Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Limit Class Action Suits in Employment Cases

October 16, 2017

In recent decades, a great many employers – especially larger companies – have moved to require their employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. The agreements are typically included in a big stack of papers employees are given – and never read – on their first day. They usually sign the agreements … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Limit Class Action Suits in Employment Cases

By: Stephen E. Imm

Class action complaint claims complex lending scheme is impermissible under Ohio law

October 15, 2017

When banks and other lenders make a loan for real estate financing, they typically take back from the borrow a promissory note (promising to re-pay the sums borrowed) and a mortgage against the real estate financed (securing the payment of the loan). And under that scenario, even a borrower in default has certain rights as … Continue reading Class action complaint claims complex lending scheme is impermissible under Ohio law

By: Christopher P. Finney

Enquirer reports on developments in Tea Party v. IRS litigation

September 19, 2017

It has been four long years of litigation, class certification, motions, discovery, an interlocutory appeal to the 6th Circuit, and more motions, but the only certified class action against the IRS arising from Tea Party targeting is approaching trial in 2018, if the Plaintiffs survive the IRS’ motion to have the case preemptively disposed of … Continue reading Enquirer reports on developments in Tea Party v. IRS litigation

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio Tax Law: Is your county starting a new tax triennial?

September 16, 2017

Every parcel of real property in Ohio undergoes a major “reappraisal” by the County Auditor’s office every six years and then a minor “update” in the three years in the middle of that six-year cycle.  Different counties in Ohio are on a different six year and three year cycle. Below is a list of the counties going through … Continue reading Ohio Tax Law: Is your county starting a new tax triennial?

By: Brian C. Shrive

Attorney Brian C. Shrive presents to Empower U on Ohio Sunshine Laws October 24

September 16, 2017

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. – Justice Louis Brandeis.​ On Tuesday, October 24, Finney Law Firm’s Brian Shrive will give a talk to EmpowerU on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws: the Open Meetings Act (R.C. 121.22) and Public Records Act (R.C. 149.43). Brian has represented citizen activists in … Continue reading Attorney Brian C. Shrive presents to Empower U on Ohio Sunshine Laws October 24

By: Brian C. Shrive

Ohio Supreme Court: Sale and Leasebacks are not Arm’s-Length Transactions

September 14, 2017

In a widely anticipated decision that will have major implications for Ohio businesses, the Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that, for purposes of property tax valuation, sale-leaseback transactions are not “arm’s-length.” Meaning that county auditors and boards of revision should not simply adopt the sale price in such transactions as the “true value” when valuing … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court: Sale and Leasebacks are not Arm’s-Length Transactions

By: Brian C. Shrive

Ohio Real Estate Law: Constructive and Resulting Trusts: Little-Known Exceptions to a Well-Known Rule

September 10, 2017

As first-year law students and many even outside of the legal community know, the “statute of frauds,” codified in Ohio R.C. 1335.04, requires that any interest in land be evidenced by a writing. Principle of Part Performance But this general principle is not without exception. One of the more commonly referenced exceptions is part performance. … Continue reading Ohio Real Estate Law: Constructive and Resulting Trusts: Little-Known Exceptions to a Well-Known Rule

By: Casey A. Taylor