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Halloween: The “Ghosts” of Jury Trials Past

Jury trials are the principal method by which we resolve legal disputes parties cannot settle themselves through less formal methods.   Although alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation, summary trials, private trials, and the like are becoming increasingly important, jury trials in the federal and state courts remain the most important dispute-resolving method in […]

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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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