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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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Directed verdict affirmed in negligence suit involving double fatal fire

The 11th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Portage County trial judge’s decision to dismiss a negligence suit filed against a landlord after two people died in a house fire.
Case summary shows that on the afternoon of March 19, 2009, a fire occurred at an Atwater home owned by Todd Bartlett.
Marci Anne Piltz ... (full story)


Renovation of Akron Law center moves full speed ahead

Progress continues on the $21 million renovation of the C. Blake McDowell Law Center at The University of Akron School of Law.
After a year of intensive planning, construction got underway in December 2015.
Drawing from private donations, including a key $2 million gift from the estate of Mrs. Beatrice Knapp McDowell last ye ... (full story)


Minority goals for Ohio pot market raise legal questions

Minority goals for Ohio pot market raise legal questions

COLUMBUS (AP) — Part of Ohio's new medical marijuana law that sets aside a piece of the state's budding pot business for minorities appears to be unconstitutional, legal experts told The Associated Press.
The provisions were inserted into the fast-tracked bill at the request of Democrats, whose votes were key to its passage ... (full story)