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Transcript of Board of Elections Special Meeting Released

September 19, 2018

The Hamilton County Board of Elections released a transcript of this mornings meeting. Read the transcript on scribd here or below. Also released was a new filing by the Aftab Pureval campaign – the unredacted checks showing that the $16,500 payment to GBA Strategies – a DC polling firm – was indeed for polling, not … Continue reading Transcript of Board of Elections Special Meeting Released

By: Brian C. Shrive

Corruption at Hamilton County Board of Elections?

September 18, 2018

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Hamilton County Board of Elections is opening its own investigation into Aftab Pureval’s campaign finance reporting, and the history of the redactions to checks filed by his campaign. The controversy has erupted in response to Pureval’s claim that a Board of Elections employees made redactions to his campaign. Now it … Continue reading Corruption at Hamilton County Board of Elections?

By: Brian C. Shrive

Employment Law: Can an employer make deductions from employee wages?

September 9, 2018

Can an employer make deductions from employee wages? On the face it, the answer seems obvious: Of course! Employers make deductions from employee wages on a routine basis. Common examples that come to mind are for federal and state tax withholdings, or for court-ordered garnishments. Sometimes, employees authorize other deductions, such as for insurance or … Continue reading Employment Law: Can an employer make deductions from employee wages?

By: Matthew S. Okiishi

Ohio Employment Law: Can an Employee ever get Unemployment Compensation After Quitting?

August 23, 2018

In general, unemployment compensation is intended to provide relief for employees who involuntarily lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Ordinarily, therefore, employees who leave their jobs of their own accord do not receive unemployment benefits. But is there ever a circumstance when an employee can get unemployment after quitting or resigning? The … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: Can an Employee ever get Unemployment Compensation After Quitting?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Hearing Set for Campaign Finance Complaint Against Pureval

August 17, 2018

The Ohio Elections Commission has scheduled a preliminary review hearing on Finney Law Firm’s complaint alleging several and serial violations of Ohio campaign finance law by Aftab Pureval, his clerk of courts campaign committee, and its treasurer, Evan Nolan. The hearing is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Elections Commission … Continue reading Hearing Set for Campaign Finance Complaint Against Pureval

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm Files Elections Commission Complaint Against Pureval

August 13, 2018

Finney law firm filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against Aftab Pureval, his campaign committee, and the treasurer, Evan Nolan. The complaint points to receipts and expenditures by his Clerk of Courts Campaign that are obviously related to his congressional run. Federal and State law prohibit redirecting state campaign funds to a federal … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Files Elections Commission Complaint Against Pureval

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm successfully challenges Harbour Portfolio Advisors in land installment contract litigation

August 3, 2018

One of the many unfortunate outcomes of the subprime mortgage crisis has been that unscrupulous predatory investors scooped up broad portfolios of real estate at very low prices, and then re-sold them in troubled neighborhoods to unqualified buyers on land installment contract. This had the dual effects of victimizing unknowledgeable and unqualified buyers and keeping … Continue reading Finney Law Firm successfully challenges Harbour Portfolio Advisors in land installment contract litigation

By: Christopher P. Finney

City of Cincinnati enacts new Land Installment Contract law

August 3, 2018

The City of Cincinnati has enacted a new series of restrictions on property owners selling under land installment contracts as Chapter 870 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code. It appears to be a response to the questionable tactics of a single large investor who bought a significant number of properties in the subprime mortgage crisis, and then … Continue reading City of Cincinnati enacts new Land Installment Contract law

By: Christopher P. Finney

Finney Law Firm Files Brief in Ohio Supreme Court Open Meetings Case

July 31, 2018

Finney Law Firm has the honor to represent citizen journalist Patricia Meade before the Ohio Supreme Court in her efforts to expose the workings of her hometown’s government to public scrutiny. In State ex rel. Meade v. Village of Bratenahl, we are appealing lower courts decisions that permit public bodies in Ohio to vote on any issue by … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Files Brief in Ohio Supreme Court Open Meetings Case

By: Brian C. Shrive

Finney Law Firm Files Complaint Against Attorney General Candidate

July 27, 2018

Finney Law Firm filed a complaint against Steve Dettelbach and his campaign committee alleging payments made to run an illegal scheme of chance violate Ohio’s campaign finance regulations. Mark Miller, a Cincinnati citizen activist and small business owner, found it outrageous that a politician would abuse laws intended to allow churches and other legitimate charities … Continue reading Finney Law Firm Files Complaint Against Attorney General Candidate

By: Brian C. Shrive