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Justice Department participates in the 20th annual International Competition Network Conference

US Department of Justice

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division participated in the International Competition Network’s (ICN) 20th annual conference, virtually hosted by the Hungarian Competition Authority, on Oct. 13-15. Delegates from the ICN’s member jurisdictions, included agency leadership and staff, competition experts from international organizations and the legal, business, academic and consumer communities. Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard A. Powers of the Antitrust Division led the Department of Justice’s delegation.Read More of "Justice Department participates in the 20th annual International Competition Network Conference "

Date Published: October 22, 2021

Bill would make it easier for beneficiaries to collect tax refunds

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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An omission in the state tax code that precludes release of a deceased person’s tax refund is the subject of a bill committee members in the Ohio Senate considered earlier this month.Read More of "Bill would make it easier for beneficiaries to collect tax refunds "

Date Published: October 22, 2021

Federal report shows life-saving benefits of COVID-19 vaccines

Ohio Department of Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows COVID-19 vaccines are linked to a reduction of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deathsRead More of "Federal report shows life-saving benefits of COVID-19 vaccines "

Date Published: October 22, 2021

Ohio EPA launches GIS mapping tool for property revitalization/voluntary action program

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Ohio EPA is announcing the launch of an online GIS mapping tool the public can use to track and research properties that have completed investigation/remediation work under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). The sites detailed on this application have been granted a Covenant Not to Sue (CNS) by the Agency, which protects the property owner or operator and future owners from legal responsibility to the State of Ohio for further environmental investigation and remediation relating to known releases.Read More of "Ohio EPA launches GIS mapping tool for property revitalization/voluntary action program "

Date Published: October 22, 2021

Former Cleveland VA Medical Center supervisor sentenced to 37 months and ordered to pay more than $1.25 million in restitution for theft and kickback scheme

The United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Ohio

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that William H. Precht, 54, of Kent, Ohio, was sentenced today by Judge Donald C. Nugent to 37 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $1,259,390.66 in restitution after Precht pleaded guilty to theft of government property and participating in a bribery and kickback scheme that enriched himself and caused the Cleveland VA Medical Center to suffer a loss of nearly $200,000.Read More of "Former Cleveland VA Medical Center supervisor sentenced to 37 months and ordered to pay more than $1.25 million in restitution for theft and kickback scheme "

Date Published: October 21, 2021

Death penalty affirmed for man who confessed to murders

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently affirmed the conviction and death sentence of a Lawrence County man who confessed to killing his cousin, her 8-year-old son, and two other family members.Read More of "Death penalty affirmed for man who confessed to murders "

Date Published: October 21, 2021

Tribal courts’ response to expanded criminal authority

American Bar Association

Despite dire predictions, tribal courts have held their own after the landmark decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, which limited the state’s criminal jurisdiction on tribal lands.Read More of "Tribal courts’ response to expanded criminal authority "

Date Published: October 21, 2021

Near peak fall colors now being seen in some areas

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

While some areas are now seeing near peak conditions of fall color, patchy conditions continue throughout the Buckeye State due to cloudy, rainy weather and warmer temperatures, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Read More of "Near peak fall colors now being seen in some areas "

Date Published: October 21, 2021

ABA Criminal Justice Section to host white collar crime conference in Miami, Oct. 27-29

American Bar Association

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco will be a keynote speaker at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime to be held Oct. 27-29 in Miami at the Hyatt Regency. Officials from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Future Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service and federal and state judges will be among presenters at the conference.Read More of "ABA Criminal Justice Section to host white collar crime conference in Miami, Oct. 27-29 "

Date Published: October 20, 2021

Ohio EPA announces 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence winners

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson recently recognized 15 organizations with the Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) stewardship award.Read More of "Ohio EPA announces 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence winners "

Date Published: October 20, 2021

District court enters permanent injunction shutting down fraudulent psychic mail fraud scheme

US Department of Justice

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a permanent injunction against three individuals and two companies who had been operating an international mail fraud scheme. The order bars defendants from operating or otherwise engaging in a psychic mailing scheme and, more broadly, from engaging in any mass-mail or prize promotion marketing in the United States, the Justice Department announced.Read More of "District court enters permanent injunction shutting down fraudulent psychic mail fraud scheme "

Date Published: October 19, 2021

Insurance doesn’t cover nightclub’s sewer damage

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

“Sewage” is included under an insurance policy exclusion that prevents coverage for damage caused by “water that backs up or overflows from a sewer,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Insurance doesn’t cover nightclub’s sewer damage "

Date Published: October 19, 2021

ABA issues guidance focusing on client language differences

American Bar Association

With estimates that more than 67 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home, the American Bar Association has issued a formal opinion to guide lawyers in situations when they and their clients do not share a common language.Read More of "ABA issues guidance focusing on client language differences "

Date Published: October 19, 2021

Closed online school cannot challenge order to repay state $60 million

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The State Board of Education’s decision that a defunct online community school must return $60 million because it inflated enrollment figures is final and cannot be appealed, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Closed online school cannot challenge order to repay state $60 million "

Date Published: October 18, 2021

Man charged with escape from custody

The United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Ohio

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jermell Toney, 35, of Toledo with one count of escape.Read More of "Man charged with escape from custody "

Date Published: October 18, 2021

Cutting-edge technology deployed to provide courtroom-ready results within minutes

Ohio Attorney General's Office

A new pilot program will speed up drug testing, aiding investigations and prosecutions, by sending easy-to-use mass spectrometers to three regions across the state, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald and Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Ray Grogan announced recently.Read More of "Cutting-edge technology deployed to provide courtroom-ready results within minutes "

Date Published: October 18, 2021

The fall color palette comes to life throughout Ohio

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Changing conditions are now being seen through Ohio as the colors of the season are now coming to life, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Read More of "The fall color palette comes to life throughout Ohio "

Date Published: October 18, 2021

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