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Legal experts weigh in on the impact of AI

Once just a farfetched concept found in science fiction novels and movies, today artificial intelligence (AI) is not only a reality, it’s impacting the workplace. From changing the way businesses search for employees to allowing workers to speed up certain aspects of their jobs, the use of AI-infused software and platforms is ... (full story)


Cannabis companies need financial services; D.C. says don’t bank on it

The legal marijuana trade is a reality. Medicinal sales are permitted in 29 states, including Illinois, and several jurisdictions allow limited recreational use. A study cited in a recent Forbes article estimates the industry’s market value at more than $7 billion in 2016 and projects a 17 percent annual growth rate that could ... (full story)


Defense attorney’s line of attack goes a bit too far; plaintiff gets new trial

Dr. Jae S. Roh extracted several of Nancy Yanello’s teeth and replaced them with implants. The implants caused Yanello nerve pain, loss of function and required revision. Yanello later brought a professional negligence claim against Roh.
The case went to trial. Both parties called experts in support of their positions. Seve ... (full story)


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)


Remembering Summit County’s 1st female clerk of courts

As Summit County’s first female clerk of courts, A. Diana Zaleski was considered a visionary by many of those she worked with and supervised. She started the clerk’s office down the path to modernization, making records available online for the public’s use.
The woman who received accolades for her many years of ... (full story)