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The Portage County Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Portage County, Ohio.

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11th District: Legal malpractice was ‘obvious’ in false marriage case

An expert was not required to support legal malpractice claims in a Trumbull County false marriage case because malpractice is obvious, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Matthew Paldino filed a professional tort complaint in 2014 against attorneys Robert L. Johnson and Benjamin Joltin for malpractice, intentional ... (full story)

Massacre victim's brother charged with evidence tampering

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — State authorities on Tuesday charged the brother of one of the eight relatives slain in an unsolved massacre with tampering with evidence and vandalism over the destruction of a GPS tracking device they placed on his truck.
The state attorney general's office accused James Manley of destroying the devic ... (full story)

Ohio political commentators sue over online harassment ban

COLUMBUS (AP) — A group of liberal and conservative online political commentators in Ohio has filed a constitutional challenge to the state's recently enacted law against internet harassment.
A federal lawsuit filed last Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland alleges a prohibition against knowingly posting text or audi ... (full story)