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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Supreme Court of Ohio: Non-Lawyers Selling Living Trusts Ordered to Cease, Fined $1.02 Million for Unauthorized Law Practice

The Supreme Court of Ohio's weekly release of decisions contains one sure to draw a lot of interest. The second one below offers a link to the full text.


Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005

2004-0695. Williams v. Akron , 2005-Ohio-6268.
Summit App. No. 21306, 2003-Ohio-7197. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
O'Donnell, J., concurs separately.
Resnick and Pfeifer, JJ., dissent.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-6268.pdf
Summary: Court of Appeals May Review Plaintiff’s Prima FacieDiscrimination Case Even After Jury Verdict

2004-2114. Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Sharp Estate Serv., Inc., 2005-Ohio-6267.
On Final Report by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, No. UPL 02-1. Sharp Estate Services, Inc., Asset Preservation Group, Inc., Sharp Estate & Insurance Services, Inc., Jeffrey G. Sharp, Robert Clapacs, Diane C. Sharp, Henry W. Abts III, and The Estate Plan are enjoined from conduct that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law in Ohio , and civil penalty is imposed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-6267.pdf
Summary: Non-Lawyers Selling Living Trusts Ordered to Cease, Fined $1.02 Million for Unauthorized Law Practice

2005-0349. Disciplinary Counsel v. Wheatley, 2005-Ohio-6266.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 03-072. Myron Daniel Wheatley, Attorney Registration No. 0038584, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for six months.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-6266.pdf
Summary: Chardon Attorney Suspended for Aiding Living Trust Marketer in Unauthorized Practice of Law

2005-0452. Harmon v. Baldwin , 2005-Ohio-6264.
Licking App. No. 04CA116, 2005-Ohio-722. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Pfeifer, J., concurs in judgment only.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-6264.pdf

2005-1157. Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Melnick, 2005-Ohio-6265.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-066. Robert Melnick, Attorney Registration No. 0014788, is publicly reprimanded.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-6265.pdf


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