News and Information

August 25, 2016

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 […]
August 18, 2016

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 […]
August 10, 2016

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 […]
May 26, 2016

New rule regarding overtime pay

The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Wednesday that will make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor […]
March 3, 2016

The step-by-step guide to firing someone

Not everyone does it well, but for the sake of your company—and your employees—learning how to terminate someone’s employment is an important skill to learn. No, […]
February 21, 2016

The “fine print” and arbitration clauses

People joke about the “fine print” in contracts, but often the fine print is no laughing matter, especially when it comes to arbitration clauses. If arbitration […]
October 15, 2015

Ohio Bill Favors Hiring Veterans

The State of Ohio is moving toward passing a bill that would make it legal for companies in the private sector to favor veterans and their […]
October 15, 2015

Enforcement of prenuptial agreement

Our client, a land developer, was sued for divorce. His wife sought spousal support despite the provisions in their prenuptial agreement. She argued that the agreement […]
October 15, 2015

Defense of tax evasion / charitable organization

We were retained by a former professional athlete who was under investigation for alleged tax evasion. Our firm participated in extensive negotiations with the Office of […]
October 15, 2015

Spousal support and custody

A business owner retained our firm to reduce his spousal support obligation due to substantial business losses. The client also sought to have full custody of […]
October 15, 2015

Estate Distribution

We were retained to help administer the estate of an elderly woman who died without a will. She left substantial assets, including several tracts of land, […]
October 15, 2015

Construction Contract

Our firm represented a contractor against home owners who failed to pay a final invoice of nearly $10,000. This rather straight forward action to collect a […]
March 21, 2015

Is It Legal to Require Proof for Sick Days?

It is imperative that you stay compliant with the law as an employer. Stay on top of sick day laws with these tips and information.
March 14, 2015

Remedies for Breach of an Employment Contract

Breach of an express or implied employment contract is grounds for a wrongful discharge lawsuit.
March 7, 2015

Employers Can Be Sued for Giving Bad Job References

Defamation lawsuits have merits when an employer knowingly makes false factual statements as a bad reference given for a former employee.