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Ohio Statute Revised to Add Attorney’s Fees for Discrimination Claim Respondents
Published: March 27, 2017
On April 6, 2017, changes to the Ohio Revised Code § 4112.05, which governs the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”) procedures for investigations and resolving employment discrimination claims, will become effective. The most important change creates the option for the OCRC ...

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EPA Proposes to Remove Gasoline Volatility Restrictions for Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Published: March 24, 2017
EPA has proposed to approve a revision to Ohio’s Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan (“SIP”) to loosen restrictions on fuel additives refiners may use during summer months. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA requires summertime fuels to have a ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Eliminates Laches as a Defense in Patent Infringement Suits
Published: March 24, 2017
The equitable defense of laches, which operates to bar lawsuits brought after unreasonable periods of delay, just received a death knell in patent infringement cases at the hands of the nation’s highest court.  In a 7-1 decision on Tuesday, March ...

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Representations and Warranties Insurance: How it Works
Published: March 22, 2017
Representations and Warranties Insurance (“R&W Insurance”) is becoming increasingly more prevalent in private M&A transactions, particularly in middle market deals. As a potential seller of a business, you might wonder whether such a policy could be useful during a competitive ...

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Delaware Company to Pay $3.5 Million for Environmental Crimes
Published: March 22, 2017
A Wilmington, Delaware corporation, International Petroleum Corporation (“IPC”), was sentenced in early February to a $1.3 million fine and forced to pay $2.2 million in restitution to the City of Wilmington for environmental crimes, including conspiracy to violate the Clean ...

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Making the NLRB Great Again?
Published: March 21, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board under President Obama was very pro-union. The Trump administration has a number of opportunities to reverse course. The People The President can immediately nominate two Republican board members. The five-member Board currently has three members (two ...

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So You Think You Are Protected: Following Ohio’s Mechanic’s Lien Statute May Not Provide the Security You Need
Published: March 21, 2017
As the general contractor or subcontractor on the tenant improvement contract you entered into at a new regional shopping center, you closely monitored the timing of various events to ensure that, if you are required to do so, you are ...

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10 Tips For Presenting Complex Cases In Arbitration
Published: March 20, 2017
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) recently created an aerospace, aviation and national security panel of arbitrators to handle complex, high-value aerospace, aviation, defense, cyber and security-related disputes. Similarly, AAA has a special ...

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UPDATE: When It Rains It Pours – DHS Proposed Rules Cover Privacy Training, IT Security Awareness Training and the Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
Published: March 14, 2017
On Jan. 3, 2017, we wrote about the new training requirement for employees who handle personally identifiable information (“PII”) or who build systems containing PII. On the same day that rule went into effect, Jan. 19, 2017, three related Department of ...

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Ohio Law Limiting an Employer's Right to Restrict Guns Takes Effect March 19
Published: March 14, 2017
Passed late last year, the Ohio law restricting an employer’s ability to prevent employees from bringing guns onto the employer’s property takes effect March 19. For years, Ohio employers have had the right to restrict firearms on their private property, ...

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