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Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

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Weston Hurd Partners address challenging legal issues facing construction litigators in articles published in the OACTA Quarterly Review

Some of the more challenging legal issues facing construction litigators are covered in detailed articles written by Weston Hurd Partners John Farnan and Frederick Bills in the OACTA Quarterly Review (Summer 2020). John Farnan’s article, “Analyzing CGL Coverage for Construction Related Claims,” provides an overview of how insurers typically examine construction defect claims and lawsuits, […]

Commercial Property Tenants’ Right to Fight Property Taxes

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Commercial Property Tenants’ Right to Fight Property Taxes

Leases often require business tenants to pay the real estate taxes for the premises. However, tenants do not have the right to challenge the property value(s) and amount of taxes if they are too high. A bill (Modify Property Tax Valuation Complaint Law – House Bill 751) recently introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives would permit business […]

You Auto Know!® – POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA)

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You Auto Know!® – POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA)

Scenario: An older person comes to the dealership and purchases a vehicle and takes delivery. A few days later, her daughter wants to speak to you and indicates that her mother was not capable of purchasing a vehicle and that the daughter has power of attorney. She wants the transaction unwound. What is the dealership to do?  This scenario […]

EIGHT WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2021

EIGHT WESTON HURD ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA© 2021

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, the only purely peer-review™ guide to the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers®, inclusion is based on “…a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 9.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.” Congratulations to the following Weston […]

Matthew Miller named member of Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2021

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Matthew Miller named member of Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2021

Congratulations Weston Hurd partner Matthew Miller on being named a member of the Cleveland Leadership Center‘s Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2021! According to the Cleveland Leadership Center, “Bridge Builders is a 10-month leadership program that ‘prepares mid-career professionals of all ages for meaningful, fulfilling and impactful engagement in the community.’” Matthew joins 58 people from the non-profit, for profit […]

Have You Been Delaying?

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Have You Been Delaying?

According to Weston Hurd partner, James Nabors III, “Nobody can predict the future, and making sure your wishes are spelled out for those who may be handling your affairs is crucial.” Read more about estate planning in “Have You Been Delaying.” https://mimivanderhaven.com/articles/have-you-been-delaying

Business Interruption and Civil Authority Insurance Coverage – June 2020 Update

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Business Interruption and Civil Authority Insurance Coverage – June 2020 Update

Over the last few months, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments have issued orders mandating the closure of non-essential businesses, and have urged citizens to stay home and practice social distancing. Although states have slowly begun to re-open their economies by lifting the restrictions on non-essential businesses, such as bars, restaurants, hair salons, […]

Complete Cessation of Business Required For Business Interruption Claims

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Complete Cessation of Business Required For Business Interruption Claims

Ohio now defines “necessary suspension” to require complete shutdown of all business activities to trigger lost business income coverage. Hastings Mut. Ins. Co. v. Mengel Dairy Farms, LLC, U.S.D.C., N.D., Case No. 5:19CV1728. In a case of first impression in Ohio, with potentially wide application to COVID-19 business interruption claims, Weston Hurd’s Randy Taylor and Ron Rispo secured a favorable ruling regarding […]