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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Mortgage Lenders in Bankruptcy: Know Your Rights and Anticipate Upcoming Changes

No creditor wants to receive a notice that its customer, client, or vendor has filed a bankruptcy case.  At best, the bankruptcy filing means delay and increased expense.  At worst, it means the reduction or extinguishment of a debt.  Secured creditors, however, have many rights and advantages over other creditors.  Secured creditors must, however, be […]

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Good News For Those Applying For 501(C)(3) Exemption

One of the more daunting aspects of forming a charitable organization has been completing the IRS application for exempt status – Form 1023.  The standard application comprises 26 pages written in technical language which is difficult for a layperson to immediately understand. On July 1, 2014 the IRS issued a new, shorter application form, Form […]

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How Accommodating Must an Employer Be Under the ADA?

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a reasonable accommodation regulated under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one that permits the employee to do his/her job and it need NOT be the accommodation the employee requests. This holding chips away at the widely held belief that disabled employees are super-protected […]

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Family and Medical Leave Act Tips:

Run FMLA time concurrently with sick leave. Although an employee may not want to use FMLA time if he/she has sick time or other paid leave time available, it is up to the employer to designate leave as FMLA-qualifying. This will minimize the amount of time off in any year. Make sure that company policy […]

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