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Are Your Employees Paying to Earn a Living? Tips to Keep Workplace Sexual Harassment Out of Your Organization

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Are Your Employees Paying to Earn a Living? Tips to Keep Workplace Sexual Harassment Out of Your Organization

More than 75 women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and harassment.  As a result, Weinstein has been ousted from the movie and television studio he helped to found. More recently, numerous men have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey.  Netflix responded by firing Spacey from his […]

Risk Management Seminars for Architects & Engineers

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Risk Management Seminars for Architects & Engineers

David Patterson teamed up with Eric Pempus of DesignPro Insurance Group for the first of three presentations for architects and engineers on the topic of Allocating Risks through Professional Practice Management and Contract Terms & Conditions. The first program was held today at the American Institute of Architects’ Columbus office. The program will be repeated […]

You Auto Know! SOCIAL MEDIA, AGAIN

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You Auto Know! SOCIAL MEDIA, AGAIN

Everyone uses some form of social media whether Facebook®, Twitter®, Snapchat®, or any other variation that is out there or will be out there in the future.  Further, advertising has become so sophisticated that at times potential customers can be individually targeted with a brief message posted on their Facebook or other social media.  Regardless […]

NEW OHIO SUPREME COURT DRAM SHOP DECISION

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NEW OHIO SUPREME COURT DRAM SHOP DECISION

The Ohio Supreme Court decided the Dram Shop Act case on Wednesday, September 6: Johnson v. Montgomery, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-7445 Basically, it applied the protections of the Dram Shop Act to liquor permit holders even when they encouraged the club’s exotic dancers to drink, did not keep track of how much they drank, and […]

Complying with Notice Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

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Complying with Notice Provisions of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) federalizes trade secret protection, as well as preserves state law trade secret protections. The Act provides a uniform definition of trade secrets, a uniform standard for misappropriation, extends federal civil protection to trade secrets and allows companies and individuals to file private lawsuits to remedy a wrongful […]

2017 Architects & Engineers Newsletter

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2017 Architects & Engineers Newsletter

In this issue of Weston Hurd’s 2017 – Architects and Engineers Newsletter: Design and Accessibility Requirements Under the Fair Housing Act; Design Build – Beware of “Flow Down” Obligations; and Design Build – License to Use IOS After Termination   Contact Information: David T. Patterson Editor-in-Chief 614.280.1120 dpatterson@westonhurd.com Frederick T. Bills Assistant Editor 614.280.1142 fbills@westonhurd.com

You Auto Know! Relocation Protest Scenario

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You Auto Know! Relocation Protest Scenario

A manufacturer provides you with a conditional relocation approval letter to relocate your dealership.  The move does not fall within any of the exceptions under Ohio law and you must clear the market.  Your same line competitor receives the mandatory correspondence from the manufacturer regarding the relocation approval and files a protest pursuant to Ohio […]