Facebook After Death: What Happens to Your Digital Assets?

From bank accounts to social media, more and more of our personal information is stored and accessed online. But after someone dies, both these digital accounts and the “digital assets” (from e-mails to stored files) contained in the accounts can become difficult for the deceased’s representative to access. Typically, access to a deceased’s online accounts or...
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Attorney-Arranged Adoptions: An Overview

Thinking of adopting? Domestic adoptions in Ohio are a growing trend and are generally less expensive than international adoptions due to the increasing regulations and the lengthy process of adopting a child from outside the country. In a private domestic adoption, birth parents choose the adoptive parents. In such case, the prospective adoptive parents compile...
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Ohio Supreme Court Limits Class Action Suits

The Ohio Supreme Court in Stammco, L.L.C., v. United Tel. Co. of Ohio has rejected a proposed class action lawsuit against a telephone company and in doing so, tightened restrictions on class action lawsuits.  The Ohio Employer Law Blog has a good summary of the decision and its implications for Ohio employers: “Stamcco is a huge victory for Ohio...
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Fair Housing Act: Reasonable Accommodations

The federal Fair Housing Act outlaws discrimination in housing, including discrimination based on disability.  The law prohibits housing providers from discriminating against 1) a disabled buyer or renter; 2) a prospective disabled buyer or renter; or 3) a disabled person associated with that buyer or renter. 42 USC § 3604(f)1. The law also requires housing providers...
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