Understanding Ohio's Laws: The Open Meetings Act

For local municipal elected officials, council clerks, administrators and especially law directors, it is not uncommon to be presented with the question "Can city council convene into an executive session (a closed door not open to the public

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Inadvertently Destroying Evidence: A Risk to Avoid

Spoliation of evidence is the willful destruction of key evidence, in the face of current or potential litigation. In Ohio, a party damaged by spoliation has two avenues for relief: 1) seek sanctions in the pending lawsuit, or 2) file a separate

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Breaking the Stereotype: Medical Marijuana

The war on marijuana began in the 1960s and culminated in the Drug Abuse and Prevention Act of 1970 signed by Richard Nixon. Today the drug remains a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin, cocaine and LSD, pursuant to the federal Controlled Substances

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Medical Marijuana in Ohio: Where are We Now?

More than a year has passed since Governor Kasich signed House Bill 523, legalizing medical marijuana (MMJ) in Ohio and making our state the 25th to adopt such a program. At the time, those interested in getting involved — as a cultivator,

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