Legal-Ease: Non-compete agreements

More often than not, jobs today require specific training that require a large investment from an employer when hiring a new employee. Further, the value of many businesses is in the relationships and reputation of the business. Many businesses that invest heavily in relationship-building or training want to protect their investment, and primarily these investments are protected with non-compete agreements.

Legal-Ease: What is title work?

When you’re in the process of purchasing a home, it’s likely that the lender will “order the title work” before the sale is final. “Title work” refers to the process of reviewing and analyzing public records and other documents to confirm ownership as well as uncover liens and mortgages. There is no required licensing for someone to be able to find and compile all documents recorded that relate to a property. However, only a licensed attorney can give an “opinion” on title.

Legal-Ease: Urban rural livestock battles usually fought on two fronts

As more people move to the country seeking privacy and peaceful living, more people become upset with each other due to livestock smelling or sounding different than what they expected. Often these arguments escalate into legal battles as people try to make amends with some of the realities of country living, such as unpleasant smells and loud animals. This battle is normally fought on two fronts: zoning and nuisance law.

Legal-Ease: Ready for jury duty

Pretty much anyone can be called to jury duty at almost any time. Most federal and state courts in Ohio identify jurors from driver license registrations and rolls of registered voters.

If someone fails to show up for jury duty without being excused, that individual can be held in contempt of court and potentially even arrested.

Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

If you own land, it’s likely that at some point you will be approached by either a utility company or an entity related to the government asking to install a buried water, sewer, gas or other line, tile or pipe. Usually the government or utility company requests for the permanent right to use a geographic area under the ground.