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6th Circuit Court of Appeals Finds that Offensive Conduct May Be Insufficient to Prove Hostile Environment

In the case of Michelle Bruce v. Meharry Medical College a female physician (Dr. Bruce) filed a lawsuit against her employer (the Medical College) alleging sex discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliation for reporting same. Dr. Bruce claimed that the college’s head of facilities, Dr. Ray, was dismissive of her and made belittling comments […]

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Bankruptcy Court Denies Conversion: Big Win for Creditors in Jack Johnson’s Chapter 11 Case

Attorney Christian Donovan helped secure a victory for creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey player Jack Johnson. Judge Hoffman of the Southern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court issued a decision on February 26, 2016, denying Jack Johnson’s Motion to Convert from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. Jack Johnson filed […]

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Estate Planning is Not Just for the Wealthy

There is a common misconception among the public that estate planning is only for the wealthy; that cannot be further from the truth. Estate planning is commonly linked with tax planning, but with Ohio estate taxes eliminated and Federal estate exemptions exceeding $5 million, utilizing estate planning for taxes is less common these days. In […]

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President’s Executive Action Expands Deferred Action Benefits for Childhood Arrivals in the U.S.

On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to expand the eligibility of immigrants who are in the United States without proper immigration documentation. These initiatives include: Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 […]

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Major Commercial Real Estate Appellate Victory for LNL

On November 25, 2014, Luper Neidenthal & Logan attorneys won an important decision in the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals in a hotly-contested, high dollar value (millions) commercial lease case wherein each of LNL’s client’s assignments of error were sustained. The important holdings of the decision are: (1) that a dissolving corporation’s Wind Up […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Finds that a Search Warrant is Generally Necessary to Search a Suspect’s Cell Phone

In a June, 2014 opinion, the U.S .Supreme Court decided 2 cases questioning whether the police may conduct a warrantless search of digital information on a cell phone seized in connection with an arrest.  The Court found that digital data stored on cell phones presents neither a risk of imminent physical danger to the police, […]

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