Monthly Archives: August 2012

What are the differences between civil and criminal cases?

The civil and criminal systems are each governed by separate Rules of Procedure, which are materially different in many respects. Continue reading

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What do I do if I am being sued?

You will receive a Summons that advises you that you have 28 days to file a written answer with the attorney who filed the law suit against you, and three days from that date to mail or file a copy of that Answer with the Court which issued the Summons. If you do not do both of those things, a Judgment can be taken against you. Continue reading

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Why do I need a last will and testament?

The function of a will is generally to direct who is to receive your property, including your money and personal possessions, and who is to be your Executor, that is, the person who will oversee that your property goes where you want it to. Continue reading

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What is the statute of limitations on a personal injury case other than medical malpractice?

by John D. Holschuh Jr., Lawyer Referral Service Panelist While there are some exceptions, for any type of personal injury other than medical malpractice—auto accidents, slips or falls, for example—the statute of limitations is two years.  For children, this two … Continue reading

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What is the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice case?

In Ohio, for medical malpractice, the statute of limitations is one year, which starts either from the date of malpractice, the date you discover the injury from the malpractice, or the date you last saw the doctor for the condition you have a complaint about. Continue reading

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