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Author Archives: Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan

Peggy Foley Jones to Speak at the 2019 LERA Conference

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Peggy Foley Jones will be speaking at the LERA conference on June 14, 2019. An Arbitrator’s Perspective on Discovery Challenges – Rationale for Discovery in Arbitration: Factors Considered in Weighing Scope of Discovery – Including Persuasive Arguments and Effective Objections. Please visit

Mary Jane Trapp Seeks 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals Judgeship

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Seeking an 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals judgeship for a term beginning Feb. 10 are two lawyers in private practice, one of them a former judge of the court, which hears appeals from Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull counties. The Republican nominee is Casey O’Brien of Jefferson,...

TDD principal, Mary Jane Trapp, was one of the four authors of the comprehensive Cuyahoga County bail reform report released today.

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Cuyahoga County task force seeks sweeping bail reforms CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County should adopt sweeping judicial reforms that would dramatically change the way bail is set and give poor defendants a better shot at justice, according to a much-awaited report by a task force of local judges,...

Ohio Does Not (Any Longer) Recognize An Implied Covenant to Explore Further, An “At The Well” Royalty Calculation Decided Favorably to Operator

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On January 3, 2018 the Ohio Supreme Court, in Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Company, 2018-Ohio-8, again supported oil and gas well developers and pounded one more nail in the landowner’s coffin.  If you reviewed prior blogs, you know that the Ohio Supreme Court has consistently ruled against...

The Bureau of Industry and Security’s Export Administration Regulations. Does the EAR apply to you?

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Have you every worried that your company might accidentally become an international arms dealer or engage in chemical weapons trafficking? If your company is exporting without the proper license from the Bureau of Industry and Security then it could happen to you. For example, sending titanium to India...

Legal Experts Address Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

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The leader of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan chambers of commerce is urging local businesses to come out against a ballot issue that would legalize both medical and recreational marijuana. But legal experts and proponents of Issue 3 say employers need not fear if marijuana is legalized in...

Teens, Parents Sued Over Russell House Fire

Posted On: | Author: | | The victims in a December 2014 arson in Russell Township are suing three teenagers who allegedly started the fire that destroyed their rented home. The plaintiffs, Kristyn and Freddy Duarte, and their...

Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy

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We are proud to announce that Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, a Legal Professional Association, Associate, Laura M. Wellen, has been accepted into the 2015 class of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Invitation to the Leadership Academy is made by the President of the Association...

Ten Lessons a Trial Lawyers Learned as an Appellate Judge

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“Ten Lessons a Trial Lawyer Learned as an Appellate Judge” by Mary Jane Trapp (see page 5) Read the article here: Ten Lessons a Trial Lawyer Learned as an Appellate Judge (large file may take a moment to load)

Chardon OH Lawyer Wins Decision in Shooting Range Case

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Dale H. Markowitz recently received a favorable decision in the Court of Common Pleas Geauga County, Ohio. In an administrative appeal to the court, Dale’s client wished to open a shooting range in an industrial building in Newbury Township and made a zoning variance request to that effect. Newbury...