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PACA Springtime Spruce Up

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PACA Springtime Spruce Up

As springtime approaches and the growing season kicks off, conducting a bit of housekeeping now can be indispensable in protecting your business down the road. Factors to consider include: All PACA license information should be up-to-date. This will only take minutes but can prevent a plethora of problems. All invoices should contain the exact statutory […]

2023 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

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2023 Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims

Weston Hurd’s 2023 – Desktop Legal Primer for Ohio Claims serves as a comprehensive go-to-guide and useful reference tool. Researched and written by Weston Hurd attorneys, the Primer contains Ohio statutes, case citations, and covers topics involving: Claim Limitation Periods – Statutes of Limitation; Product Liability Statute of Repose; Construction Statute of Repose; Legal Malpractice Statute of Repose; […]

Big Criminal Law Changes from Senate Bill 288

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Big Criminal Law Changes from Senate Bill 288

On January 3, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 288 into law. This 500-page bill makes sweeping changes to numerous aspects of criminal law and the justice system. The bill also creates some new criminal offenses that did not previously exist in Ohio. The new laws take effect in April. One part of […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Challenge FTC Authority to Ban Non-Competes

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Challenge FTC Authority to Ban Non-Competes

January 17, 2023  As a follow-up to Weston Hurd’s January 9, 2023, news alert regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) proposed rule which would nullify nearly all non-competition agreements, and as identified in that alert, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) has indicated that it will likely bring suit against the FTC if its proposed […]

FTC Intends To Ban Non-Compete Agreements

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FTC Intends To Ban Non-Compete Agreements

January 9, 2023 On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission issued a proposed rule which would, in effect, nullify all non-competition agreements (non-competes) between businesses and their employees or independent contractors based on the determination that non-competes constitute unfair methods of competition. See Non-Compete Clause Rulemaking | Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov). If adopted in […]

Ohio Supreme Court Finds No Insurance Coverage For Losses From Ransomware Attack

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Ohio Supreme Court Finds No Insurance Coverage For Losses From Ransomware Attack

Ohio Supreme Court Finds That Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Ransomware Attack, As Computer Software Cannot Experience Direct Physical Loss Or Physical Damage Required Due To The Lack Of A Physical Existence. In a December 27, 2022 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court, in EMOI Servs., L.L.C. v. Owners Ins. Co., Slip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-4649, issued […]

Weston Hurd Garners National and Regional Recognition

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Weston Hurd Garners National and Regional Recognition

Weston Hurd is honored to be recognized in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Overall, Weston Hurd garnered 12 practice rankings, including a National ranking in Insurance Law and Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings in Construction Law (Columbus), Insurance Law (Cleveland), Litigation-Insurance (Columbus), and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (Cleveland and Columbus). According to Best Lawyers, “The U.S. […]