Ohio court indefinitely suspends law license of ex-judge

Legal Business

The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of a former judge sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting his estranged wife inside a vehicle while their two young daughters sat in the back seat.

The court ruled unanimously Thursday that Lance Mason can only apply for reinstatement after meeting conditions including undergoing a mental health evaluation.

The court removed Mason from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas bench in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault and domestic violence.
 
Authorities say Mason struck and bit his wife, Aisha, while driving with her and their daughters in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights in 2014.

Related listings

  • Asbestos Court to resolve hundreds of claims

    Asbestos Court to resolve hundreds of claims

    Legal Business 12/02/2017

    The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an order creating an asbestos claims court to resolve hundreds of Libby asbestos-related cases pending in the state’s trial courts.The cases have languished for years because W.R. Grace & Co. &mda...

  • Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Legal Business 11/28/2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected hearing a case that challenges the use of Confederate imagery in the Mississippi state flag.Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Mississippi, argued that the flag represents "an official endorsement of ...

  • Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

    Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

    Legal Business 11/24/2017

    A court deferred ruling Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket chain Aldi.The dispute centers on the control over Aldi Nord, which operates in northern Germany and at ...

Grounds for Divorce in Ohio - Sylkatis Law, LLC

A divorce in Ohio is filed when there is typically “fault” by one of the parties and party not at “fault” seeks to end the marriage. A court in Ohio may grant a divorce for the following reasons:
• Willful absence of the adverse party for one year
• Adultery
• Extreme cruelty
• Fraudulent contract
• Any gross neglect of duty
• Habitual drunkenness
• Imprisonment in a correctional institution at the time of filing the complaint
• Procurement of a divorce outside this state by the other party

Additionally, there are two “no-fault” basis for which a court may grant a divorce:
• When the parties have, without interruption for one year, lived separate and apart without cohabitation
• Incompatibility, unless denied by either party

However, whether or not the the court grants the divorce for “fault” or not, in Ohio the party not at “fault” will not get a bigger slice of the marital property.

Business News

New York Adoption Lawyers Rosin Steinhagen Mendel is a law firm dedicated to serving our clients in New York City. >> read
Chicago Work Accident Lawyers at Krol, Bongiorno & Given have been a leader in the field of workers' compensation law. >> read