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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 […]

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 […]

Big Changes to Ohio’s DUI /OVI Law Effective April 6, 2017

Big Changes to  Ohio’s DUI /OVI Law  Effective April 6, 2017

Ohio House Bills 388 and 436, more commonly referred to as “Annie’s Law,” became effective on April 6, 2017.  These bills bring significant changes to Ohio’s drunk driving laws.  Every motorist should be aware of these changes, as well as employers who have employees that drive company vehicles or drive as part of their job […]

OHIO UPDATE – Supreme Court Decisions and Legislative News

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OHIO UPDATE – Supreme Court Decisions and Legislative News

NEW REAL ESTATE TAX BREAKS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Effective March 28, 2017, a new real estate tax exemption will be available for industrial and/or commercial real estate which is under development. The exemption is intended to benefit properties that have not yet, but will be, developed or redeveloped with new construction of commercial or industrial buildings. […]

OHIO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY TAX NABS OUT-OF-STATE SELLERS

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Three recent decisions by the Ohio Supreme Court confirm that out-of-state businesses selling goods online to buyers in Ohio can be subject to the state’s Commercial Activity Tax (“CAT”) even if such sales were not subject to Ohio sales or use tax.  The three cases include: Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7760; Mason Companies, Inc. […]