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That Demon Spirit! – Alcohol Liability and the Social Host

Many of us enjoy a happy hour cocktail, a beer at a cookout, or a nightcap after a long day. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is a regular and often anticipated part of social interaction. With summer upon us, the frequency of parties, cookouts, reunions, golf outings, picnics and the like provide many opportunities for us… Read More »

Homeowner Liability For Pool Party Accidents – or, “What Happens When Cousin Eddie Throws Someone in the Pool?”

It’s almost Memorial Day. Holidays, nice weather and summer vacations lend themselves to socializing and outdoor entertainment and pools around the region are or will be opening to welcome summer festivities. While it is great to relax with friends, family or colleagues around the pool, the potential for injury also unfortunately increases. According to the… Read More »

Fred L. Young Appointed Member-at-Large of the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Bar Association

Fred L. Young,  attorney and shareholder at Green & Green, Lawyers, has been appointed to a Member-at-Large position of the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Bar Association.  Fred will be sworn into that position at the DBA’s Gala on June 9, 2017. The Dayton Bar Association furthers the administration of justice; enhances the public’s… Read More »

Think you’ve made a valid claim against an estate? Think again…

            The Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that in order for a claim against an estate to be effective pursuant to R.C. 2117.06(A)(1)(a), it must be presented to the executor or administrator in writing.  Wilson v. Lawrence, 2017-Ohio-1410.  In Wilson, the Court faced the issue of whether delivery of a creditor’s claim to a… Read More »

Recent Release of Updated 2017 AIA A201 Contract Form

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released the 2017 edition of its frequently used design-bid-build standard contract documents, including the widely used General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, the A201 form. As many construction attorneys and their contractor clients, this form is the basis for many commercial construction contracts.  There appear to be… Read More »

No Compensation for Hollywood Hi-jinx

No Compensation for Hollywood Hi-jinx State ex rel. Cuyahoga Lakefront Land, LLC v. Cleveland, 148 Ohio St.3d 531, 2016-Ohio-7592. Cleveland has seen better days, but it is apparently the perfect spot for Hollywood crews looking for cityscapes to film in.  So, when a production company applied for a permit to close a portion of West… Read More »

Peter F. von Meister Presents on Probate and Fiduciary Issues

On April 24, 2017, Green & Green, Lawyers Shareholder, Peter F. von Meister, presented to the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court on probate and fiduciary matters.  His well-received topics included fiduciary transparency, statutes of limitation, damages for breaches of fiduciary obligations, and jurisdiction issues for claims against fiduciaries.  His presentation offered not only education… Read More »

Best Offers Are Not Always The Highest

So you want a troubled property, and you throw out the biggest bid.  Does that mean you win?  Not always.  A good receiver knows better.  Case in point: Yidi, LLC v. JHB Hotel, LLC, et al., 8th Dist. No. 104856, 2017-Ohio-1285. This story begins when Yidi, LLC filed an action against JHB Hotel, LLC, 3M… Read More »

Jane M. Lynch Recognition

Green & Green, Lawyers, LLC, is pleased to announce that Jane M. Lynch is recognized in “2017 Women in the Law” in the practice of Civil Rights Law and Insurance Defense Law by the Best Lawyers®, Business Edition, Spring 2017.

Green & Green Participation in Professional Conferences

Green & Green members participated in several valuable professional conferences in the first quarter of 2017, sharing and gaining knowledge with clients and colleagues.  Kicking off the year, in January, Jane Lynch and Erin Moore attended the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  This conference is directed to counsel, insurers and risk managers… Read More »