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4 03, 2014

Are Ohio Residential Landlords Required to Register Rental Property?

In 2007, the Ohio legislature enacted Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) Section 5323. The statute requires that landlords with rental property located in an Ohio County with more than 200,000 residents must register their rental property with the county auditor’s office of the county in which the rental property is located. This is a one-time […]

4 03, 2014

What Should Every Landlord Know

At the WWKC Law Blog, we like to discuss issues that concern our clients directly, and in today’s economy, new landlords are on the rise. Today approximately thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans are currently renting the home/apartment they reside in. To respond to this demanding number of American renters, more and more people are […]

8 01, 2014

Maryland v. King: SCOTUS’ Suspect Opinion on DNA Swabs

I wanted to talk today about a case that was decided in June 2013 by the United States Supreme Court, Maryland v. King. King is an important decision with regard to Fourth Amendment rights. Factually, King involved the conviction of Alonzo King for a rape that occurred in 2003. In 2009, King was arrested […]

8 01, 2014

Dead Honeybees Spur Legal Attack Against EPA

At the WWKC Law Blog, we like to discuss not only issues and events facing our firm and clients, but also the compelling legal issues facing our country in general. Ours is a country founded on laws, and whatever your position on how to interpret the Constitution, it is inarguable that the Constitution governs […]

15 08, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Visits WWKC

Williams, Kratcoski & Can hosted a reception for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy as Justice Kennedy visited Kent and Portage County on Wednesday August 14.

Justice Kennedy spoke with a collection of local attorneys and business people concerning the state of the law in Ohio, current and future legal trends, and requested input […]

19 06, 2013

Your Right to Remain Silent & Right to a Jury: When and Where?

Errol A. Can, Esq.

I wanted to discuss two cases that were decided at the Supreme Court today concerning criminal law. The first deals with the right to remain silent, and the second deals with mandatory maximum sentencing laws.

The first case is Salinas v. Texas 570 U.S. ____ (2013), and it involves […]

3 05, 2013

Spring Cleaning – Legal Style

With Cinco De Mayo approaching, it is clear that Spring has sprung in Northeast Ohio. WWKC Law suggests that Spring is the perfect time to handle some of those pesky legal issues you have been avoiding. For example:

Transferring your home into a survivorship deed or naming beneficiaries in a Transfer on Death Affidavit.
Ensuring that […]

14 03, 2013

The Shared Parenting Paradox

I would like to discuss and provide some insight into a topic that a growing number of people are dealing with, this of course being Shared Parenting Plans. It’s no secret a growing number of Americans are getting divorced, and when children are involved this typically means a Shared Parenting Plan, or “SPP.” But […]

13 03, 2013

GPS Devices Subject to Fourth Amendment

Errol A. Can, Esq.

The Eleventh District Court of Appeals recently decided State v. Allen, and in doing so, made an interesting connection between today’s current technology and the law. The holding in the case states that, because Allen’s counsel did not move to suppress evidence acquired by way of a GPS device police placed […]

8 03, 2013

The 411 on Restrictive Covenants

As the modern economy continues to evolve into one based in service and technology, and as competition for the best employees increases, employers and employees alike may be faced with challenge presented by restrictive covenants.

The term “restrictive covenants” is legal jargon for employment related agreements that seek to limit an employee’s rights and/or reduce […]