Legal Insights | Summer 2013 | Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper LLC
Legal Insights is a newsletter of timely and practical legal information that we hope you can use in your professional and personal pursuits. Please contact your attorney at Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper if you have any questions or comments or if you would like to suggest topics of interest for future issues.
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employment of interns
Update on employment of interns

Should interns be paid? A recent opinion from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York illustrates several interesting issues that should guide employers who are considering hiring unpaid interns.
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Kids and concussions
Ohio aims to protect young athletes
Are you or someone you know on a school board or the board of a youth sports organization? By now you may have heard about Ohio's new Return-to-Play Law, which is designed to prevent student athletes from returning to practice or competition after suffering concussions until they are medically ready. With the new school year getting under way and practices in full swing, we thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at this new law.
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Before litigation, try mediation
Before starting a lawsuit to resolve your next dispute with a customer, supplier, business partner or neighbor, you may want to consider trying to resolve the dispute through mediation. Mediation has huge advantages.
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Dealing with a customer's bankruptcy: Recovering goods
sold to an insolvent customer
(Part III of a series)

In recent issues of Legal Insights, we outlined some considerations if a customer was heading for, or had actually filed, a bankruptcy case. In this issue, we examine two related remedies that a seller of goods may pursue in a customer's bankruptcy to increase its chances of getting paid.
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Ohio in the fast lane
State increases speed limit on interstates in rural areas
In the most recent budget bill, the Ohio Legislature authorized the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to raise the speed limit on rural interstate roadways within the state, effective July 1. The new speed limit in these areas has been raised from 65 to 70 mph and is consistent with the speed limit that has been in effect along the Ohio Turnpike since 2011.
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Firm News
article divider What should employers know about using the Internet to check up on prospective hires? Jim Grove was quoted in an article on the topic for the National Federation of Independent Business. Read what you can and can't do in "Before you snoop online: What employers need to know about using the Internet in hiring process."
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Grove was also quoted in a Crain's Cleveland Business article about the North Collinwood neighborhood, part of a July 22 Crain's special report on the future of Cleveland. Grove originated the Beachland Summer Concert Series at Beachland Park in North Collinwood 14 years ago and has organized the concerts there each year since then.
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Richard G. Witkowski and Nicholas J. Dertouzos won the dismissal of a legal malpractice case against a lawyer whose former client had sued after losing a workers' compensation claim. A Summit County Common Pleas judge granted Witkowski and Dertouzos' motion for summary judgment.
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Grove represented the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association in negotiating a 20-year lease with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a national-quality rowing venue and dedicated race course on Dillon Lake at Dillon State Park, near Zanesville. The new venue already has hosted three regattas (including the largest Midwest Championship ever) that have attracted thousands of rowers from across the Midwest.


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