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Walter | Haverfield Secures Victory for Client in Ohio Supreme Court Case

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September 18, 2020  On September 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled in favor of the Village of Put-in-Bay’s imposition of a tax on owners of vehicles available for hire. Walter | Haverfield partners, Susan Keating Anderson and Benjamin…

No Conviction Needed: Ohio Supreme Court Rules That Lawsuits Based on Criminal Acts Do Not Require an Underlying Conviction

August 3, 2020  On July 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio decided Buddenberg v. Weisdack et al., 2020-Ohio-3832, an important case interpreting a provision of the Ohio Revised Code which imparts civil liability on persons who engaged in…
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Careful, Texts on Personal Cell Phones About Employees Can Be Public Records

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The Ohio Court of Claims has confirmed that text messages between public officials using personal devices can be public records.  Although the question has previously been open to interpretation, this decision clarifies the answer and serves…