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Cheerleader’s Profane Snapchat to be Heard by the Supreme Court

Supreme Court to Hear First Amendment Case Arising Out  of Cheerleader’s Profane Snapchat The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on Jan. 8, 2021 agreeing to hear the appeal of B.L. v. Mahanoy Area School District, 964 F.3d 170 (3rd Cir. 2019).  The appeal is poised to produce significant implications for a public school’s ability to […]

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools

As education and public health officials contemplate complex decisions related to school closures, bans on public gatherings, and other measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus, you are faced with having to make swift and confident recommendations and decisions that affect your students, staff and school community.  By now, you have begun the necessary collaboration […]

Pipeline Reassessment Status Update

You may have heard that several pipeline companies, including Rover and Nexus, have filed petitions for reassessment with the Ohio Department of Taxation (“ODT”) for significant reductions in their public utility tax assessments.  The reassessment of public utilities is governed by R.C. 5727.47.  Under the statute, ODT is required to send notice of a petition […]