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Susan Nelson Re-Appointed to OSBA Grievance Committee

November 30, 2019

Susan Nelson has been re-appointed by the Ohio State Bar Association President to the Grievance Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. The Committee is authorized by the Supreme Court of Ohio to investigate grievanc...

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Spengler Nathanson Celebrates Grand Opening at 900 Adams Street

November 1, 2019

Spengler Nathanson, founded in 1947, celebrates its new home at 900 Adams Street in downtown Toledo. Managing Partner Byron Choka states that the new location is the perfect place to continue the firm’s long history of col...

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Dick Wolff Elected President of Rotary Club of Toledo

October 1, 2019

Our partner, Richard Wolff, has been elected President of the Rotary Club of Toledo for 2018 – 2019. The Toledo Club is the 10th largest of 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide. Rotarians are dedicated to local and global service,...

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U.S. Supreme Court Update: “Fair-Share Fees”

September 1, 2019

For decades, unions and employers have negotiated agreements under which a “fair share” or “agency” fee is collected on behalf of the union from the wages of employees who are not union members, but nonetheless benefit fro...

By: Lisa E. Pizza

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Sarah Skow Named 2018 YWCA Milestones Honoree for Volunteerism

December 1, 2018

Each year, the YWCA of Northwest Ohio honors the achievements of a Northwest Ohio-area woman in each of the following categories: of Arts, Business, Education, Government, Sciences, Social Services, and Volunteerism. The ...

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Spengler Nathanson Purchases “New” Office Building at 900 Adams Street in Downtown Toledo

January 26, 2018

Spengler Nathanson, founded in 1947, has purchased the vacant downtown office building located at 900 Adams Street. The firm will immediately begin renovations to the building which will bring it back to being a dynamic pa...

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Two Spengler Nathanson Partners Are Certified Specialists in Family Relations Law

January 8, 2018

Patricia Hayden Kurt and Stephen Szuch have satisfied the requirements to be named as Certified Specialists in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Very few attorneys in the Toledo area have achieved thi...

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Patty Wise Interviewed in Wall Street Journal about Sexual Harassment

December 19, 2017

The Wall Street Journal recently sought input from Patty Wise as part of its increased coverage of sexual harassment issues. Patty addressed distinctions between conduct that is appropriate and inappropriate in the workpl...

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A Reminder to Employers: Taking a Step to Protect Yourselves

April 1, 2017

An April 2017 decision by the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could expand an employer’s liability for adverse employment actions unless the employer takes steps to avoid it. The Sixth Circuit’s decisions apply in O...

By: Lisa E. Pizza

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March 2017 Update on Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program: Second Opportunity for Public Comment on Physician Rules

March 24, 2017

On March 23rd, it was posted that the Program has opened the second opportunity for public comment on the proposed Physician Rules. These proposed rules have been filed with the Common Sense Initiative Office as part of th...

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OIG Examines CMP Exception for Promoting Access to Care

March 13, 2017

On March 10, 2017, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) posted Advisory Opinion 17-01. The Advisory Opinion is available here. The OIG issued this favorable opinion on a proposal by an Academic Medical Center, including ...

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Form I-9 Reminder and Update

March 2, 2017

ALL employers, with very few exceptions, are required to have a properly completed Form I-9 for every employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986. Form I-9 is essentially the form that verifies the identity of the employee and confi...

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