Monday, December 20, 2010

Law of Distressed Real Estate / Baxter Dunaway

Release 26 contains a new chapter: Bankruptcy --Section 363(b) Use, Sale or Lease of Bankruptcy Assets Other than in the Ordinary Course of Business (see Section 28B).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ohio Landlord Tenant Law 2010-2011

This updated Baldwin's Handbook includes these recent features and developments:
  • Can a husband or wife be held liable for the other spouse's unpaid rent if the other spouse was the only one to sign the lease, but the husband or wife still lived in the rented home? See Q&A in Section 6:2
  • Which is better, a standard security deposit or a security deposit bond? See Q&A in Section 6:12
  • Is a landlord off the hook for liability for injury to a tenant that occurs after he sells the property? See Q&A in Section 8:6

Friday, November 5, 2010

Family & Medical Leave Questions

.... may be answered in the frequently revised Family & Medical Leave Handbook (Law Library Section A16). The Handbook provides employers and others who have to comply with or explain the law detailed information about the FMLA's requirements, giving best practices tips and sample policies and forms that can be adopted to fit an employer's specific circumstances.

Some examples of situations covered:
  • Administering intermittent leave for chronic illness.
  • Granting leave to family members of an injured military service member.
  • Knowing what is a serious health condition.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Criminal Defense Techniques Release 101

The latest release of Criminal Defense Techniques includes complete revisions to Chapter 54 Defense of an Obsenity Case, Chapter 55 Defense of a Kidnapping Case and Chapter 55A Defense of Capital Crimes.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lindey and Parley on Separation Agreements and Antenuptial Contracts, 2d, Chapter 130

Chapter 130 -- Legally Recognized Same-Sex Relationships has been completely revised. The chapter discusses legally recognized same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships and provides guidance for practitioners in drafting agreement recitals and provisions in the areas of general rights and responsibilities, children and property rights.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Investigating Employee Conduct (Revised Chapter 6)

Revised Chapter 6 contains the latest developments concerning the mechanisms that employees use to watch their employees. Among the surveillance techniques treated are cameras, undercover employees, wiretaps, pen registers, and thermal imaging. Also discussed are the monitoring of computers, e-mails, the Internet, blogs, social media and networks, texts, and tweets

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Law schools overly optimistic about jobs after graduation?

"Law schools, once viewed as a guaranteed path to a high-paying career, are coming under fire as disillusioned graduates find a tighter job market than they say they were led to expect" ...
read more from USA Today.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2009 Court Filings were Down in Ohio

The Ohio Courts Statistical Summary for 2009 from the Ohio Supreme Court shows that case filings are down eight percent (8%). The largest decrease appears to be in traffic fines. The numbers for breach of contract, non-tort civil cases and domestic violence cases are all up. Click here to review the actual statistics. Click here to read the Court's Press Release.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Criminal Defense Techinques Release 100

This latest release of Criminal Defense Techniques includes complete revisions of Chapter 52 Defense of a Gambling Case, and Chapter 53A Defense of a Rape Case. New sections are:
14.04[5] Duration of Request for Counsel, and 14.08[2][e] Failure to Advise Client of Deportation Consequence of Guilty Plea.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Annual Survey of Am Law 200 Librarians Shows They Are Surviving Layoffs and Cost-Cutting

The new survey of Am Law 200 Librarians from shows that although they have been hit with layoffs and cost-cutting, they are surviving the storm with savvy business practices. These librarians are buying less print, playing tough with print and online vendors of all sizes, taking advantage of free in-house vendor-training sessions to perform otherwise costly research, and working leaner on smaller budgets. The good news is that their duties are expanding to include business development research, which will continue to make them indispensable to their law firms. Click here for a good summary of the survey results.

From Cleveland Law Library Blog

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ohio Criminal Justice Reforms Take Effect on July 6th

A landmark number of sweeping criminal justice reforms contained in Ohio SB 77 take effect next week on July 6, 2010. According to the Governor's office, this bill "expands DNA testing for certain convicted felons, eliminates DNA testing for felons who pleaded guilty or no contest, preserves biological evidence in criminal proceeding and improves eyewitness identification procedures." Amogn other changes, the bill specifically requires anyone 18 or older who is arrested for a felony offense after 7/1/11 to submit to a DNA collection procedure. The bill also requires law enforcement agencies to adopt specific procedures regarding live and photo lineups. The new law also specifies what types of biological evidence (including blood, saliva and hair) must be preserved for up to 30 years in killings and sexual assaults. Click here to read a recent article from with pros and cons about the bill.

From: Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

State Environmental Compliance Doesn't Have to Be Difficult

Now available in the Wayne County Law Library (Section A-15)

Environmental Compliance in OH provides expert analysis of Ohio's environmental regulations, along with comparisons between federal and state environmental protection agency regulations. Every key 40 CFR topic is available.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lawyer Judgement Often Wrong. Scholars Explain Why.

If you're a lawyer, predicting the outcome of a case is an important part of your job. It helps you advise your client, decide what strategy to employ, know when to settle, etc. But—guess what?—lawyers aren't so good at evaluating those odds, according to a new paper published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Read more at

Friday, May 21, 2010

Advising Small Businesses 2010 Updates

These chapters have been revised for 2010 --
  • Chapter 17: Private Placements and Limited Offerings of Securities ... exemptions from registration that may be available for private placements or limited offerings of securities.
  • Chapter 24: Operating in Other States: ... new and revised sections on change in the state of the organization, qualified foreign entities, due process and the commerce clause as it pertains to state taxation of nonresident business.
  • Chapter 34: Patents ... new and revised sections on judicial exceptions to statutory classes, limitations on remedies - notice and marking, limitations of patent rights discussing patent exhaustion and ownership assignments and licensing.
  • Chapter 46: Structuring the Business Sale: Tax issues ... discusses the tax consequences of bootstrap sales, the manner in which the sales price for a business is paid, the tax treatment of business acquisition costs the taxation of earnings on any funds escrowed in connection with a business sale

Monday, May 10, 2010

Powell on Real Property, Release 130, March 2010

Highlights of the lastest release (130) include:
  • Top Cases (Chapter Top 2009, vol. 1)
  • Powell in the Courts (Chapter pc2009, vol. 1)
  • Eminent Domain (Updates to Chapter 79F)
  • New HUD Booklet for Compliance with RESPA (vol. 1, practice guide 3)
  • Updated discussion of residency restrictions for sex offenders (Sec. 79D.07[2][h])
  • The second in the Wolf Family Lecture Series on the American Law of Real Property on THE RIGHT TO EXCLUDE by Professor Gregory S. Alexander.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Practical Guide to Equal Employment Opportunity: Release 44

The Law Library has filed the latest release to this publication. Highlights include information on Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which has recently taken effect and makes it illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of their genetic information. Release 44 also covers recent case law developments on significant issues such as:
  • Denial of FMLA leave
  • Hiring standards
  • Discriminatory failure to promote
  • "Cat's paw" theory in discriminatory discharge cases
  • Gender Stereotyping claims
  • Retaliatory acts
  • Mandatory retirement for public safety officers
  • Same-sex harassment
  • Medical examinations under ADA
  • Affirmative action plans

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pro Se Litigants Guide for Preparing Appeals to Supreme Court of Ohio

Filing an Appeal in the Supreme Court: a pro se Guide has been published (2010) as a guide for litigants preparing appeals from one of Ohio Court of Appeals.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Survey on Law Library Resouces Boards

The Ohio Law Library Consortium has published the results of a survey conducted in January 2010 related to the state of Ohio's county law libraries and the transition to County Law Library Resources Boards.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Law Library Becomes County Agency

Pursuant to House Bill 420 which was signed into law by the Governor on December 30, 2008 , the Wayne County Law Library became a Wayne County Agency on January 1, 2010 . The Revised Code governing the new county law library structure can be found at