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January 8th, 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 […]

January 8th, 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 […]

August 15th, 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 […]

June 19th, 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 […]

May 3rd, 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 […]

March 14th, 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 […]

March 13th, 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 […]

March 8th, 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 […]

February 12th, 2013

A Better “Best Interest”

James E.J. Ickes, Esq.
Kyle Mordew, Researcher

It is irrefutable that in contemporary American society, there exists a significant, widespread nutrition problem. In the State of Ohio, 65% of adults are overweight, while 29% are obese1. But what makes this problem so dangerous is twofold: (1) it is affecting children; and (2) it is getting […]

November 12th, 2012

Focus on Community This Holiday Season

As this holiday season approaches, those of us here at WWKC Law hope that you will join us in considering what we can do to help out in not only Kent, but in Northeast Ohio. Especially in the current economic conditions, there are plenty of families in need and opportunities to help…even if just […]