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Do Government Employees Have 1st Amendment Rights?

Yes. But a government employee's 1st amendments rights are not necessarily absolute. "The First Amendment generally prohibits government officials from dismissing or demoting an employee because of the employee's engagement in constitutionally protected political activity." Heffernan v. City of Paterson, 14-1280 (U.S. 2016). In fact, in Heffernan, the Supreme Court held that even perceived engagement [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

Am I Happy that I Practice Law?

Yes I am. If you are an attorney, I am quite sure you have had to deal with many jokes and snide comments about what you do. Undoubtedly, there are people in this country holding the belief that we are responsible for a majority of evils in the world. Well, not only do I believe [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Our Attorneys|0 Comments

When Has My Business Competitor Gone Too Far?

In certain industries, it is not unheard of for business competitors to play a little cloak and dagger. Businesses may slander each other just like people. Sometimes competitors steal each other's customer lists or other confidential trade secrets. A competitor may try to take these secrets from another company's employee even when the competitor is [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Business Law|0 Comments

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Unfortunately, sexual harassment still occurs in the workplace. This harassment may occur in the form of inappropriate comments, requests for sexual favors, inappropriate touching and other degrading acts on the basis of sex. In order for harassment to be actionable, the harassment must be severe or pervasive enough to alter the conditions of employment. The [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

What Can I Do If My Insurance Company Unfairly Denies My Claim?

Your insurance companies have a duty to not unreasonably deny your claims. However, your insurance company may not satisfy that duty. In Ohio, an insured party can take an insurance company to task for unreasonably denying his or her claim. This claim is referred to as a "bad faith" claim against your insurance company. In [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Business Law|0 Comments

Where Does the Fault Lie – A Discussion of Accident Liability

The first step an experienced automobile accident lawyer undertakes while representing an injured individual is determining who is responsible. In the majority of car accident cases, one driver is more to blame than the other. Although some injuries are the result of intentional acts, most car accidents are the result of one parties negligence. Simply [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Agreement, Automobile Accident|0 Comments

Where Does the Fault Lie – A Discussion of Accident Liability

The first step an experienced automobile accident lawyer undertakes while representing an injured individual is determining who is responsible. In the majority of car accident cases, one driver is more to blame than the other. Although some injuries are the result of intentional acts, most car accidents are the result of one parties negligence. Simply [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Automobile Accident|0 Comments

Should you hire an attorney if you are injured in an accident?

It is natural to think that a person who causes you harm or their insurance company will fully compensate you for your injury. Unfortunately, full compensation is a rarity. Insurance companies have been the beneficiaries of huge profits after they have implemented schemes designed to undercompensate those injured by their insured. Insurance companies know that [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

March Madness is here!

March Madness is here! Are you a Xavier, UC, Dayton, Indiana or Kentucky fan? Time to fill out your bracket and get your game face on!  We have picked our brackets here at Godbey Law and we're excited to cheer on our hometown favorites.  Download the official NCAA bracket here [PDF]. The winning team of [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|ncaa|0 Comments

Tips to develop your small business or organization into a legal entity

Opening a small business or organization?  Utilize these tips to further develop your business into a legal entity.   1.  Register with the Ohio Secretary of State Get started by registering your business with the Ohio Secretary of State. Registration information and forms are available by calling (877) 767-3453 or visiting www.OhioSecretaryofState.gov. 2.  Obtain an [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Small Business|0 Comments