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696 ABA Journal Ohio articles.

Lawyer who created digital child porn to make a legal point can’t escape $300K judgment, court rules
An Ohio lawyer and expert witness who created digital child pornography in defense of his clients can’t escape a $300,000 civil judgment in bankruptcy, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: Biden likes Obama for Supreme Court; ex-law student among successful GirlsDoPorn plaintiffs

Biden would consider Obama as Supreme Court nominee

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said Dec. 28 he would appoint former President Barack Obama to the U.S.…

Do courts lack info about medication-assisted treatment as an option for defendants with opioid addiction?

Judges aren’t doctors, so should they make decisions on whether medication-assisted treatment is appropriate for defendants addicted to opioids? Whether a defendant can be on probation or in drug court while receiving medication-assisted treatment can differ by judge, including those in the same jurisdiction.

Broke Ass Phone had First Amendment right to use its name on sign, appeals court rules
A divided appeals court has ruled that the word ass when used in the phrase “broke ass phone” is neither obscene nor immoral, and a business using that name had a First Amendment right to display it.
For giving $11 to incarcerated boyfriend, lawyer gets stayed suspension
Updated: A lawyer who pleaded guilty to promoting contraband in jail for giving $11 to her incarcerated boyfriend has received a stayed suspension of her law license.
Lawyer who suggested then abandoned ‘Breaking Bad’ money laundering plot is indefinitely suspended
An Ohio lawyer who offered to launder money for a confidential informant he thought to be a drug dealer has been indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Persistent would-be lawyer may see her 1991 bar exam results, state supreme court rules
A would-be Ohio lawyer can see her July 1991 bar exam results, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, in the case of a persistent 1988 law grad who is still seeking admission to the bar.
Afternoon Briefs: NYC bar calls for Barr’s Ukraine recusal; law school renamed after donor

U.S. attorney general should recuse himself in Ukraine matters, bar group says

The New York City Bar Association is calling on Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself from any…

4 drug companies agree to $260M opioid settlement with 2 Ohio counties
Four drug companies have agreed to a $260 million opioid settlement with two Ohio counties—Cuyahoga and Summit counties—that contended that the companies misled the public in their opioid marketing and created a public nuisance that endangered health.
Afternoon Briefs: Decisions by nonlawyer judge challenged; abortion law enjoined

Tort claims seek to vacate decisions of judge without a law license

Tort claims filed last week against the Washington state towns of Airway Heights and Cheney claim that defendants’…

Afternoon Briefs: Arrests for low-level crimes plummet; inmate complains about commissary-money restitution

Arrests for low-level crimes plummet in some cities and states

In some cities and states, arrests are plummeting for minor crimes such as disorderly conduct, loitering, prostitution and driving violations.…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge refuses to step down from opioid litigation; BigLaw joins law profs in climate change fight

Judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation refuses to step down

The federal judge overseeing more than 2,000 lawsuits over alleged opioid addictions and overdoses refused to remove himself from a bellwether…

Lawyer accused of smelling of alcohol at client’s felony trial gets suspension
An Ohio lawyer has been suspended after he was accused of showing up for a client’s felony trial smelling of alcohol and refusing to submit to a breath-alcohol test.
Grocery store chain isn’t liable for motorized cart collision, state supreme court rules
The Ohio Supreme Court has reversed an award of more than $360,000 in a suit against a grocery store chain that provided a motorized shopping cart to a customer who caused a collision and injured the plaintiff.
Afternoon Briefs: Actress sentenced in college admissions scandal; judge sides with transgender Ohioans

Actress Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison for college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the college admissions…

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