Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • Ohio Wins Fight to Violate Your Rights For Free

    MANSARAY V. STATE, 2014-OHIO-750 The Ohio Supreme Court today released the Mansaray decision upending prior decisions on Ohio’s Wrongful Imprisonment Statute, RC 2743.48. (PDF of decision here .) The ...
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  • Spangenberg Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Jos. A. Bank

    Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of Ohio (Case #1:13cv-01175-LW). The suit alleges that Jos. A. Bank, a men’s clothing supplier, engaged in ...
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  • Spangenberg Shibley & Liber Investigating Actos Lawsuits

    The diabetes medication, Actos® has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. If you or a loved one has taken Actos and developed bladder cancer, contact an Actos lawsuit attorney today.
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  • Robotic-Surgery Risks

    Robotic surgeries are on the rise. More than 1.7 million were performed on patients between 2007 and 2013. But they are not without risks. Since 2000, robotic surgeries have led to 144 deaths, and on ...
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  • Mandatory Arbitration and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - What Comes Next

    Mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts have been – by most accounts – a boon for the corporations that draft those contracts and a bane for consumers (and litigators on both sides of the ...
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  • An attorney's "oops" is his client's gain

    The risks of going to trial can be much greater than most people imagine. During the investigation of a case, there are a lot of unknowns. But there is generally the opportunity-even the ...
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  • Best Law Firms - 2014

    The firm of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is proud to announce that it has been ranked a Metropolitan Tier 1 law firm in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm ...
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  • Two doctors rack up 80 medical malpractice claims

    By: Stuart Scott Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Dr. Christian Schlicht is not a surgeon, but he played one at a New Mexico hospital. Now that hospital has to pay $33 million in a ...
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  • Can My Surgeon be Held Responsible for My Injuries?

    By: Stuart Scott When a patient has surgery, there is already a common sense of fear from the unknown of a serious medical procedure. But what happens if during your surgery you are harmed even ...
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  • Regulators Push Banks To Stop Offering Payday Advance Loans

    By: Stuart Scott, Esq. Fifth-Third Bank recently announced that they will cease offering their payday loan product “Ready Advance,” also known as “Early Access loan.” This occurred after pressure was ...
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  • What is Judicial Notice?

    A recent Ohio Supreme Court case starts off like a joke: A confidential informant and two Ohio Department of Public Safety (“ODPS”) agents walk into a bar. . . . Unfortunately, what ensued is anything ...
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  • Affording an Attorney: What are My Options?

    Whether you’re an individual or a small business owner, you may not be able to handle attorney fees if you need to bring a lawsuit against another party. First, you should know that there are ...
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  • Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One

    By: Nicholas DiCello One of the most difficult decisions many of us will have to make is whether to place a family member in a nursing home. And selecting the right nursing home can be equally ...
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  • Breach of Contract Case Makes You Question Your Own Attorney

    Attorneys are not only there to help you recover compensation or save you from going to jail. Attorneys can help you set up a will, open a business, and make new contracts to support your business. ...
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  • NY Times: More Treatment, More Mistakes

    With every test, procedure or medication ordered, doctors increase the risk of making a medical mistake, endangering not only a patient’s physical health but his or her emotional well-being. According ...
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  • I Want to Sue My Own Lawyer

    We go to an attorney to help us through a difficult issue whether it is a personal injury case, an accident case or even a wrongful death matter. And there is nothing more disheartening when our own ...
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  • If Mediation Fails, Yaz Trials Will Proceed

    A U.S. District Court Judge recently postponed nine "bellwether trials" against drug-maker Bayer involving injuries allegedly caused by their popular contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin - these were going ...
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  • Analysis: Ohio Nursing Homes Need to Improve

    By: Nicholas A. DiCello Esq. When families ultimately make the difficult choice to send their loved ones to a nursing home, because they are unable to take care of themselves, the family member's hope ...
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  • When Product Features Disappear, What Legal Recourse is Available?

    I recently read a blogpost by Stanford professor and computer entrepreneur Steve Blank regarding “reverse feature creep.” 1 That is, in a world in which new features are constantly being added to ...
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  • Does a Motion to Dismiss Harm My Case?

    If you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you may have a lot of questions as to how things work in the civil court system and what the attorneys are doing. One of the things that you may come ...
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  • From the Litigator's Toolbox: TrialPad for IPad

    It is hard to believe that the iPad has only been around for three and a half years. In that short period it has revolutionized the way in which many industries do business. And it has changed the way ...
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  • Transcript pad for iPad

    As do many lawyers, I use a variety of iPad apps to manage my practice. As a trial lawyer, however, there is one app that I find to be particularly valuable – Transcript Pad for iPad. Transcript Pad ...
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  • Fair Warnings for All Drugs

    By: Attorney William Hawal The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) is finally initiating a long-needed change to its regulations which would place the same safety protections on generic drugs ...
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  • How Much is My Accident Case Worth?

    By: Attorney Nicholas DiCello After you’ve been involved in an accident, you may have a lot of questions. You want to know how you’re going to get better and how you’re going to pay the bills while ...
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