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504 Rates Continue to Drop

504 rates have continued to decline over the last several months.  From a recent high in November of 5.591%, rates for the 20-year debentures have steadily decreased to 4.926% in December, 4.758% in January 2019 and ...

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Ohio Adopts Standard Authorization Forms for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

In January, the Ohio legislature adopted two standard authorization forms for use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI).  These forms comply with both HIPAA and federal substance abuse treatment ...

Real Estate Rental Businesses Should Begin Documenting Services Under New Tax Law

For tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, the new federal tax law allows non-corporate business taxpayers to deduct up to 20% of income from a qualified business. This means ...

Ohio's New Data Protection Act

On November 2, 2018, Ohio became the first state in the country to adopt a litigation “safe harbor” in connection with data breach claims. The new statute, Revised Code §1354, ...

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Default Litigation Case Law Update For Ohio

There have been several recent cases which impact Default Litigation in Ohio over the past month.  Most notably, on December 13, 2018, Ohio’s 8th Appellate District issued a decision which ...

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