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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 […]

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 […]