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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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7th District reverses ruling on residential service in negligence suit

A Mahoning County trial court erred by granting summary judgment in favor of an appellee in a negligence claim because there is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether notice was properly served, according to the 7th District Court of Appeals.
Plaintiff-appellant, Dawn Roscoe argued summary judgment should not have been g ... (full story)

Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders' suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions.
Requiring the availability of so-called "risk assessment tools" was the top recommendation of a tas ... (full story)