Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most civil trials were put on hold. Now, we are starting to slowly see courts are opening back up to the public. As a result, the courts’ dockets are beginning to show a backlog with criminal cases and with civil cases that were scheduled for trial during the stay at home orders.
If your agricultural business operates a retail or wholesale website, you could be susceptible to the recent wave of “website accessibility” class action lawsuits being brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Vorys has released a white paper that provides the history behind the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's long awaited decision in Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial and outlines how this decision affects Pennsylvania business owners.
On March 22, 2021 the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, a case that could have significant impacts in the areas of agricultural, eminent domain, and labor law. At issue is whether a state regulation that requires an owner to grant access to others over their private property some, but not all of the time, will always constitute a taking (in legal terms, is it a per se taking?).
On March 11, 2021, the Supreme Court of Ohio ordered the Department of Commerce and the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (collectively the Department) to either approve or deny a Level II medical marijuana cultivator’s application to expand its marijuana-cultivation area. State ex rel. Fire Rock, Ltd. v. Ohio Department of Commerce, Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-673.
Eve Stratton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office who prior to joining Vorys was a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio, co-authored an article for Dayton Daily News about the recently passed Senate Bill 256 which provides guidelines for the sentencing of youth offenders based on research and science.
Two additions and a clarification of Ohio’s immunity legislation were enacted when the General Assembly recently passed House Bill 151. It grants temporary qualified civil immunity to health care isolation centers during a disaster or emergency and temporarily authorizes emergency medical technicians to perform certain emergency medical services in hospitals.
On November 20, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Second Appellate District, affirmed a judgment upholding a stop work order of a “Wedding Barn” on appellant’s property that appellant asserted had primarily been used for agriculture since 2003.
Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended its deadline for public comment regarding the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) rule-making petition that requested FMCSA implement new regulations to require brokers to automatically disclose their rates to their carriers
As companies continue to adjust to the realities of working from home and remotely connecting with their employees, customers, and management, the once-theoretical consideration of business continuity planning became a reality that had to be addressed immediately. Failure to adequately plan, and to sufficiently monitor those initial plans, can subject directors to potential liability for breaching their fiduciary duties.
As businesses in Ohio reopen and employees return to work, employers are concerned about potential liability if their employees or customers contract COVID-19 in their workplace or business. Two bills pending in the Ohio General Assembly are meant to address – and limit – that potential liability.
Having addressed how to conduct hybrid or virtual-only shareholder meetings, corporate boards now must consider virtual board meetings in this COVID-19 era, and decide how to mitigate the additional legal risks they present.
Since the first known case of COVID-19 in the United States was discovered in late January, the federal government has taken several steps to both fight the spread of the disease and blunt its economic impact on the American economy.
In this edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, we welcome Steve Glickman, founder and CEO of Develop LLC, an advisory firm dedicated to building and supporting Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) Funds to transform low-income communities nationally.