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Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions

NEW YORK — New York prosecutors are hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considered difficult to prove. Most of the women who testified against Weinstein stayed in contact with him — and sometimes had consensual sexual encounters [...]

By | 2020-02-28T12:02:38+00:00 Thursday, February 27, 2020|

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal at his alma mater, Ohio State. The accusations by several people against Dr. Robert E. Anderson at [...]

By | 2020-02-27T11:33:31+00:00 Wednesday, February 26, 2020|

Proposed traffic safety legislation may invite First Amendment challenge

A committee in the Ohio House of Representatives last week took up a bill that may run counter to the beliefs of the state’s Amish population, despite the intended effect of protecting individuals while travelling in animal-drawn vehicles. That’s the take of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission in its initial analysis of House Bill 501, [...]

By | 2020-02-27T11:34:15+00:00 Wednesday, February 26, 2020|

Plaintiffs’ attorneys in abuse cases take aim at Boy Scouts’ ‘dark history’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like millions of other Americans during the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell's magazine-cover paintings of fresh-faced Scouts, brave, courteous and cheerful. Though he's no [...]

By | 2020-02-26T10:28:37+00:00 Tuesday, February 25, 2020|

New conservative group seeks end to death penalty in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A newly formed conservative group is seeking an end to the death penalty in Ohio at a time when executions have ground to a halt in the state and the House speaker has questioned whether capital punishment should be reconsidered. Ohio Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, which launched last week in Columbus, [...]

By | 2020-02-25T09:35:51+00:00 Monday, February 24, 2020|

Woman who cashed dead mother’s workers’ comp checks ordered to pay restitution

The conviction of an Alabama woman who continued to cash her dead mother’s workers’ comp checks more than a year after the woman died resulted in the highest-dollar-amount workers’ compensation fraud conviction in January, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Patricia Barney, 72, of Semmes, Ala. pleaded guilty Jan. 23 in Franklin County [...]

By | 2020-02-25T09:36:30+00:00 Monday, February 24, 2020|

State to use artificial intelligence in reforming regulations

The state’s Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, which reviews rules and works to improve the state’s regulatory climate, is incorporating artificial intelligence into the initiative’s efforts to reform the regulatory landscape of the Buckeye State. The Common Sense Initiative has partnered with InnovateOhio to launch the project, according to a press announcement last week. The [...]

By | 2020-02-21T09:45:30+00:00 Thursday, February 20, 2020|

Court: California Apple stores must pay workers during bag searches

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Employees at Apple stores must be paid for time they spend waiting for managers or security guards to search their bags to make sure they're not stealing anything, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. What's more, the justices said their class-action ruling is retroactive, covering all Apple California rank-and-file employees who [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:32:30+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|