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News 2017-10-18T13:00:44-04:00

U.S. Supreme Court: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity

On January 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court reversed the decision of the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in District of Columbia, et al. v. Wesby, et al. The Court found that: (1) the arresting officers had probable cause to arrest for unlawful entry and (2) the officers were reasonable in their belief that the arrests were lawful, and therefore were entitled to qualified immunity. On January 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court reversed the decision of the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in District of Columbia, et al. v. Wesby, et al. The Court found that: (1) the arresting officers had probable cause to arrest for unlawful entry and (2) the officers were reasonable in their belief that the arrests were lawful, and therefore were entitled to qualified immunity. In [...]

January 30th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

DOJ Re-Emphasizes Federal Marijuana Enforcement

On January 4, 2018, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a Memorandum to announce that federal prosecutors may exercise judgment when deciding whether to prosecute marijuana-related crimes.   The DOJ’s Memorandum may be found at: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4343688/AG-Marijuana-Enforcement-1-4-18.pdf.  The DOJ rescinded the Obama administration’s hands-off policy which de-emphasized prosecution of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized marijuana, recreational or medicinal.  The decision allows federal prosecutors unfettered discretion to prosecute marijuana-related crimes. Most Ohio employers prohibit possession or use of marijuana, including medical marijuana, because an employee’s authorized use of medical marijuana under state law provides no additional rights or protections relative to employment.  Ohio employers that have zero-tolerance drug policies prohibiting use or possession of marijuana for all purposes are not impacted by the DOJ’s announcement.  Ohio employers that do not maintain such a prohibition should review their policy and revise as [...]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

FHKAD’s Official Ribbon Cutting

Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht Downey's official ribbon cutting took place on October 5th!  Welcoming us to the City were New Albany's Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cherie Nelson, Council Member Matt Shull, and Mayor Sloan Spalding (pictured from left).  Partners Edward Kim, Dave Riepenhoff, Marc Fishel, Ben Albrecht, Dan Downey, and Frank Hatfield followed their warm welcome with the cutting of the ribbon!  We are thrilled to be in our new office space and proud to be part of the New Albany community!  (Click on "Read More" to view photo.)

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Understand duties, rights regarding sexual harassment

Originally published in the Cincinnati Business Courier, written by Marc Fishel In the wake of what seem like endless sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood, the polical arena, the media, the literary world and the hospitality industry, it can be daunting to open the newsfeed in the morning. Read the Full Article

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

FHKAD Named to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht Downey LLP is proud to once again be named to the Best Law Firms List by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2018. FHKAD’s employment, labor and litigation practice areas achieved recognition. Firms included in The U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. In 2018, rankings were based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Latest News|
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