Legal-Ease: Courts won’t decide internal church issues

The legal system has a very limited relationship when it comes to religious organizations, especially when it comes to their internal processes. For “connective” churches, courts will generally not decide disputes regarding local church government, order, discipline, membership or authority.

Legal-Ease: Drone laws are unclear

Drones are becoming much more pervasive in our society, as both the public and private sectors find more and more uses for the aircraft. But legal restrictions on their use are still trying to catch up with drones, and lawmakers and citizens alike are often unclear on the legal (and public safety) ramifications of their use.

Legal-Ease: New manure laws start June 21

A new law will go into affect in a few months that will necessitate that most farmers monitor the weather before spreading manure. While several applications and farming operations are exempt from the ruling, farmers in northwest and west central Ohio will be under more specific requirements when it comes to spreading manure.

Legal-Ease: Considering ‘blue laws’ on Easter

In the earliest days of our country, ‘blue laws’ were those generally designed to promote religion, such as outlawing most work on Sundays. These laws have been debated, changed, struck down and upheld since America’s founding.