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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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De Facto Marriage

“De facto marriage date” Determination Date

Ohio law provides the court with the discretion to select a date other than the ceremonial wedding date for purposes of equitably determining a division of property assessment and in deciding the amount and duration of spousal support.  The court’s de facto marriage date determination is subject to several factors.  For example the court reviews […]

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