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Actions speak louder than words

While the words that comprise a contract spell out its terms, sometimes the parties’ actions can override the words. This was the result in a case recently decided by the Court of Appeals for Cuyahoga County in 367 Green Road Co., Ltd, v. Specialized Component Sales Co., Inc. in a breach of lease case. In…

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Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing

The New York Times recently carried an article about how jury trials are vanishing. While the focus of the article is on criminal trials, fewer civil cases are going to trial as well. One group of researchers concluded that only three percent of civil cases are tried. Here’s what the NY Times has to say: The criminal…

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Voting law in North Carolina struck down

The New York Times editorial board didn’t spare any words in its criticism of North Carolina’s attempt to control access to the voting booth. Here’s the editorial from July 29: The scurrilous attempt by North Carolina Republicans to suppress the rising power of black voters was struck down on Friday by a federal appeals court that concluded…