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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 Supreme Court Rejects “As Applied” Constitutional Challenge to Damage Cap Statute

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Ohio Supreme Court Rejects “As Applied” Constitutional Challenge to Damage Cap Statute

Weston Hurd Tort Update – December 2016 Prepared By W. Charles Curley In Simpkins v. Grace Brethren Church of Delaware, 2016–Ohio-8118, decided December 14, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of Ohio’s damage cap statute insofar as the caps would be enforced against the Plaintiff in the case.   Factual […]

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. […]

YOU AUTO KNOW! – HOLIDAY CHEER

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HOLIDAY CHEER            It is the holiday season again, and as I have stated in the past, the best policy is not to be a “Scrooge,” but remember that the dealership is responsible for the actions of its employees.  Injuries or accidents that occur as a result of too much “holiday spirit” on […]

Training the Fire Chiefs and First Officers on Labor and Employment Issues

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Training the Fire Chiefs and First Officers on Labor and Employment Issues

At a recent Fire Training Academy at Cuyahoga Community College, Weston Hurd Labor & Employment attorneys provided guidance to fire chiefs and first officers on navigating various employment-related issues they may encounter as part of their administrative duties. Presented by attorneys Martha Allee, Morris Hawk, Donald Jaffe, Jack Kluznik and Timothy Obringer, topics covered during the two-hour interactive […]

You Auto Know! CUSTOMER ELECTRONIC INFORMATION

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You Auto Know! CUSTOMER ELECTRONIC INFORMATION

In November 2010, I wrote a You Auto Know© article entitled “GPS Finding Your Way Home.” The facts in the scenario involved a situation where a customer trades in her vehicle and has a factory-installed GPS as an option. The customer did not scrub the vehicle of the information and the dealership did not perform this […]

Have You Thought About Business Succession Planning Recently?

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Have You Thought About Business Succession Planning Recently?

On Thursday, November 10, Weston Hurd LLP and Corrigan Krause CPAs launched their BRIGHT IDEA series (Informative Discussion. Exceptional Advice.) designed to address topics that are important to the well-being of a closely-held business. With two-thirds of businesses in the United States owned by entrepreneurs over the age of 50 and an estimated 10 million […]