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Timothy P. Heather, Esq. -
Posted Mon, Jul 13th 2009, 15:13
Ohio Supreme Court Holds That Owner of Real Estate May Recover Costs of Repair Without Showing Reduction in Value
In its unanimous January 6, 2009 decision in Martin v. Design Construction Services, Inc., 2009-Ohio-1, the Ohio Supreme Court held that in a lawsuit which seeks to recover damages to non-commercial real estate, the real estate owner may recover the reasonable costs of restoration without first proving that the damage caused a diminution in the market value of his property.
Charles F. Hollis III -
Posted Mon, Jul 13th 2009, 15:12
Department of Homeland Security Amends I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Requirements
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents employees may present to their employers in order to complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.
Bradford C. Weber, Esq. -
Posted Mon, Jul 13th 2009, 15:11
Replacement and Age Discrimination
Age discrimination claims are a concern for any employer. With the aging of the American workforce, discrimination claims based on age can be a growing concern for employers. Since every case involves unique factual issues, careful consideration and consultation with counsel is an important step if age might be an issue in an employee discharge situation.
Thomas R. Yocum, Esq. -
Posted Mon, Jul 13th 2009, 14:23
Public Project - Payment Bond – Right? Wrong!
From time to time, a client will tell me that the client is not worried about getting paid on a construction project, because it is a public project and there is a payment bond. While this statement is usually true, on occasion, it may not be true, and the results can be devastating.