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The Akron Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Summit County, Ohio.

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9th District reverses new trial decision in child rape case

A Summit County trial court abused its discretion by granting the motion for a new trial for a defendant convicted of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Robert Roper was found guilty of rape in June 2013 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Ohio elections chief again orders limit on ballot drop boxes

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has reissued a contentious order limiting the number of ballot drop boxes to one per county for the May 4 primary.
In a directive issued late Friday, Feb. 12, the Republican elections chief set the limit in the context of a federal court opinion describing Ohio's absente ... (full story)

Buckingham adds attorneys and opens new office

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs kicked off the beginning of 2021 by opening a new office in downtown Akron and adding six more attorneys to its litigation and business practice areas.
Former Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio Managing Partner Christopher Niekamp, of counsel Carmen Roberto, of counsel Thom ... (full story)

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