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SCOTUS Rules That Express Authorization is Required for Class Arbitration

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SCOTUS Rules That Express Authorization is Required for Class Arbitration

On April 24, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No.17-988, holding that courts may not compel class-wide arbitration based on an arbitration agreement that is ambiguous as to whether the parties agreed to arbitrate on a class basis.  Varela sued Lamps Plus in federal district court. The parties […]

RECENT SALES TAX CASE SHOULD CAUSE REEXAMINATION

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RECENT SALES TAX CASE SHOULD CAUSE REEXAMINATION

Businesses of all sorts provide “free” promotional items to their clients and customers. When businesses purchase these promotional items from vendors to be used as giveaways, they may or may not be paying Ohio sales tax on the items. A recent Ohio Supreme Court case indicates that businesses might not be obligated to pay sales […]

Weston Hurd Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Ohio Rising Stars

Weston Hurd Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Ohio Rising Stars

WESTON HURD LLP is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been nominated by their peers and selected for inclusion in the 2019 editions of: The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers, and Ohio Rising Stars: Fred J. Arnoff The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law) Kevin R. Bush  Ohio Super Lawyers (Personal Injury General: Defense) Carolyn M. Cappel The […]

Governor Kasich Signs Blockchain Bill Into Law

Governor Kasich Signs Blockchain Bill Into Law

Ohio is now at the forefront of the blockchain revolution. On August 3, Governor Kasich signed Sub S.B. 220 into law. The bill specifies that transactions recorded by blockchain technology are permitted under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. Ohio is now just one of a handful of states, including Arizona and Tennessee, that have passed blockchain-focused legislation. […]

EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR – Dealing With Poor Performing Employees and Anticipating the Lawsuit that is Likely to Follow

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Weston Hurd attorneys Jack Kluznik and Paul Shipp recently presented a realistic and practical interactive program for supervisors and HR personnel that identified the pitfalls of inadequate documentation and feedback for poor performing employees, and suggested best practices. Topics including employee discipline and discharge, and sexual harassment claims culminated in a live mock deposition. The program format consists of: […]