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Home Construction And The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

Home Constructions Contracts

Effective August 31, 2012 there has been a change concerning consumer remedies arising under most home construction service contracts. The Ohio Consumer Sales Practice Act under § 1345.01 of the Ohio Revised Code no longer covers all home construction contracts. Home construction contracts that exceed $25,000 and are performed by a construction […]

Recent Publication on Family Law Released by Attorney Kratcoski

Attorney Peter Kratcoski recently published a Chapter in the book titled “Juvenile Justice Administration” published by CRC Press. The Chapter is entitled “Family Law Pertaining to Children at Risk.” The focus of the Chapter is the interaction between the Juvenile Court and the Domestic Relations Court when dealing with children who are identified as […]

Attorney Kratcoski Coaches Archbishop Hoban High School Mock Trial Team

Attorney Peter Kratcoski and his father, Dr. Peter Kratcoski, Professor Emeritus at Kent State University, served as legal coaches for Archbishop Hoban High School Mock Trial Team at the annual Summit County District Mock Trial Tournament. The Mock Trial Tournament was held at the Summit County Courthouse and featured high schools from the Summit […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Visits WWKC

Williams, Kratcoski, Griffin & Can, LLC 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]