Chalking tires constitutes unreasonable search, 6th Circuit rules

Parking enforcement officers in Saginaw, Michigan, who use chalk to mark the tires of cars to track how long they have been parked are violating the constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati held that the practice of chalking violated plaintiff Alison Taylor’s right under the Fourth Amendment to be free from unreasonable searches.

Minor Children Guardianship and Wills

Many clients’ wish to designate to whom their children will go to in the event that they pass away and then put that designation in their Last Will and Testament. Its important to understand that there is a difference between custody of a child and being a child’s guardian and there are significant differences in how the Court system handles those issues.

Bankruptcy a Fresh Start

Foreclosures, excessive debts and nagging collection phone calls are a person’s worst nightmares come true. The stress of mounting debt and a lack of financial stability places stress on the family budget, and makes it appear that is now way out. Is there a way out? Filing bankruptcy in many cases offers the perfect solution for your financial problems.

Basics of Grandparent Visitation in Ohio

Grandparents often play a vital role in the upbringing and care of their grandchildren. However, sometimes parents try to deny grandparents access to their grandchildren for a variety of reasons. When this happens, it is important to know your rights under Ohio law and what you can do to enforce those rights.

Bankruptcy Is It Right For You?

Robert Dintaman, Esq.

Are your bills piling up? Are debt collectors relentlessly calling you casing added stress in your life? Bankruptcy protection could be solution to relief of the added stress of debt collectors and mounting, particularly around this time of year.

Foreclosure Defense

Nicholas P. Weiss, Esq.

Foreclosure complaints allege that a borrower executed a note that a plaintiff now owns or has the right to enforce, that the note is secured by a mortgage on the subject property, and that the borrowers have defaulted on the loan.


Nicholas P. Weiss, Esq.

An adoption is the legal process of taking another person’s child into your own family, treating the child as your own, and giving the child all the rights and duties of your own child.

Adoptions can be a confusing, trying, but ultimately rewarding experience.

Employee Rights

Jeffrey Fanger, Esq.

Wrongful Termination
Employment Discrimination
FMLA Violations
Wage Violations

Losing a job, is bad enough. Losing a job because your employer violated your rights is terrible.
Whether a result of age, race or gender discrimination, violation of your right to take Family and Medical Leave, or violation of your rights to appropriate pay and overtime compensation, you are not alone.

Personal Injury – What To Do?

Gerry Davidson, Esq.

Have you ever suffered an injury from a traumatic incident, such as a car accident, dog bite, bicycle accident, injured as a pedestrian, slip-and-fall, etc.?

It is important that the proper reporting agency be immediately notified, including making a police accident report, store incident report, contacting the responsible parties’ liability insurance carrier, or your own insurance carrier should the other party not have such insurance.

The Most Important Gift

By Michael A. Parente

The holiday season is upon us and that means time with friends and family, holiday traditions, and braving the stores for all of your holiday gifting. But have you thought about the most important gift, the one that includes the culmination of a lifetime of hard work? An up-to-date Last Will and Testament or Living Trust should be on your list this holiday season.