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Remedies for financial misconduct in divorce cases

Domestic relations cases are handled in courts of equity. As such, the court, being obligated to “do what is equitable upon the facts and circumstances of each case,”[1] has some leeway in its judgments, as long as they are just and fair. For this reason, in most domestic relations appeals, the higher court is tasked […]

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Appellate Court rejects trial court’s nominal damages award for defamation liability

Using social media to air grievances can be an expensive proposition, ultimately not worth trouble. The case Forinash v. Weber , which originated in the Sandusky County Court of Common Pleas, illustrates how litigation in the social media context can play out, not to mention how unpredictable an assessment of damages can be. Background facts […]

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