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The Great Lakes Have Two Ordinary High Water Marks, an Important Legal Distinction for Those Who Own Property on the Great Lakes

June 15, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Environmental consultants and homeowners on the Great Lakes should be aware that Michigan law actually encompasses two “ordinary high water marks” (OHWM). The notion that two different OHWMs exist seems implausible, and may cause confusion to property owners who are […]


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Are To-Go Cocktails Legally Here to Stay?

June 11, 2021

Via: FindLaw

When we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in a few years, a few images will no doubt come to mind: Face masks. CDC vaccination cards. Zoom meetings. But let’s not forget this one: Cocktails-to-go. Before the pandemic struck the […]


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Amazon Changes Terms of Service, Allowing Consumer Lawsuits

June 11, 2021

Via: FindLaw

We here at FindLaw always like to remind our readers how important it is to read the fine print. If you’re buying, selling, or downloading anything, you must understand the terms and conditions of whoever you’re dealing with. Amazon just […]


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Ohio’s attorney general wants Google to be declared a public utility

June 9, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Google, requesting that the company be legally declared a public utility and common carrier under state law. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in an announcement about the lawsuit that the company “uses its […]


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Louisiana Court Rules Jones Act Claim for Mental Injury Can Proceed in Light of Noose in Maritime Workplace

June 4, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Recently, the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, in Thompson v. Cenac Towing Co., L.L.C., analyzed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment in a company’s favor after a noose-like rope was found hanging in a maritime workplace and held that the […]


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New Illinois Law Allows Prejudgment Interest on Damages in Certain Lawsuits

June 1, 2021

Via: National Law Review

An amendment to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that for all actions brought to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death, prejudgment interest of six percent will begin to accrue on the date the action is filed. […]


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Lawyer cites mother’s COVID-19 death after 6th Circuit blasts ‘striking legal emptiness’ of his brief

May 25, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

An Ohio lawyer sanctioned $1,500 for filing a substandard appellate brief told a federal appeals court on Friday that his failures stemmed from the COVID-19 death of his 96-year-old mother. Columbus, Ohio, lawyer Percy Squire apologized after the 6th U.S. […]


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After prosecutor declines to bring rape charge, accuser uses unusual law to convene her own grand jury

May 20, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

A Kansas woman is taking matters into her own hands after she was unable to persuade a prosecutor to bring a rape charge against the man she accused of strangling and slapping her during sex. Madison Smith, 22, is convening […]


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Guide to Finance for LGBTQ+ Americans

May 18, 2021

Via: Investopedia

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have seen many historical, societal, and legal changes in recent years that grant them more equality and protection. Despite these advancements, they still face many unique challenges, including financial ones. Whether it […]


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Employee’s Mistake in Administrative Complaint Did Not Bar Bias Suit

May 10, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employee could proceed with her employment discrimination lawsuit after filing an administrative complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) even though the complaint did not use the company’s legal name, a California appeals court ruled. The […]