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Official Statement Regarding the Emilie Olsen Family Lawsuit

Rendigs was retained by the Olsen family to investigate the 2014 death of their 13 year old daughter, Emilie.  After months of gathering and reviewing hundreds of documents, conducting numerous interviews, and reviewing applicable law, it is our conclusion that Emilie’s suicide is a direct result of the sustained bullying, discrimination, and harassment that she suffered at Fairfield City Public Schools. On December 11, 2015, Rendigs filed a 22-count Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against the Fairfield City School District and others on behalf of the Olsen family.  We will vigorously pursue this case in order to vindicate our clients’ rights and to affect change within the Fairfield school system. Respecting the privacy of the family during this difficult time is of the utmost concern, and, as such, we and the Olsen family aim to advance this case in the courtroom, not the media.  No further statements will be made at this time.

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Proposed Changes To Overtime Exemption Rules Will Increase Your Payroll Expenses in 2016

Acting at the direction of President Obama to update Federal wage and hour regulations, the Department Of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed new rules governing overtime exemptions for so-called “white collar” employees. The DOL has the legal authority to make and enforce these changes independently; no Congressional review or approval is needed. Once the new rules take effect in 2016, they will significantly increase employees’ overtime earnings and the associated payroll expense to businesses. Read full article here:  December 2015 – Overtime Pay

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Rendigs is proud of the 10 attorneys who have been selected to the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Karen Carroll – Medical Malpractice, Defense Thomas Evans –  Medical Malpractice, Defense Michael Foley – Business Litigation W. Roger Fry – General Litigation William Fry – RISING STAR, Business Litigation Jeffrey Hines – Medical Malpractice, Defense Peter Ney – Product Liability Defense David Peck – Alternative Dispute Resolution Arthur Phelps (Ted) – Health Care Jonathan Saxton – General Litigation Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

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2016 Best Lawyers

In addition to being recognized as a 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm, 11 attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America©.

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2016 John P. Kiely Professionalism Award

The Cincinnati Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 John P. Kiely award.  Per the CBA, “This award recognizes a trial lawyer for possessing outstanding trial skills and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism, civility, and ethical standards in his or her daily practice.”  This award is named after Rendigs named Partner John P. Kiely who strongly exuded these characteristics to the legal community during his tenure. To nominate someone please contact Maria Palermo by January 29, 2016 at (513) 699-1402.

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W. Roger Fry Honored by CBA

Rendigs and the Cincinnati Bar Association are recognizing W. Roger Fry at the 2015 Senior Counselor’s Luncheon.  This celebration which honors CBA members who have turned 75 or have been in practice for 50 years, is being held on October 21, 2015 at noon in the Hall of Mirrors in Downtown Cincinnati. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cincybar.org.

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If they can’t pay, sue everyone!

One of the main reasons business owners form an LLC or incorporate is to shield themselves from personal liability for company debts. To justify the notion of limited liability for owners, corporations and limited liability companies have long been considered fictitious legal entities that are separate and apart from their owners. However, if a litigious claimant convinces a court that the owner is merely the alter ego of the company, the owner of a corporation or LLC can be held personally liable for company debts. Read More – August 2015 Legal Update

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If they can’t pay, sue everyone!

One of the main reasons business owners form an LLC or incorporate is to shield themselves from personal liability for company debts.  However, if a litigious claimant convinces a court that the owner is merely the alter ego of the company, the owner of a corporation or LLC can be held personally liable for company debts. Read More – August 2015 Legal Update

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Rendigs is Hiring: Litigation Legal Assistant

Summary:  Immediate opening in 30+ Attorney law firm for Litigation Legal Assistant with minimum 5 years related law firm experience. Reports To:   Executive Director Responsibilities: Overall support of Litigation Attorneys including preparation and proofreading of documents and correspondence; transcription from Dictaphone and written drafts; file management; time reporting, billing support, meeting planning and travel arrangements. Contribute to the overall success of the Firm as an active and contributing member of the administrative professionals’ team by attending meetings and completing occasional special projects. Education:  Associate’s Degree or commensurate work experience. Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Electronic document repository system Court e-filings Internet navigation Candidates must: possess excellent people, oral and written communication skills; possess strong client service philosophy and sense of urgency; work effectively in pressure situations with the ability to multi-task and be an excellent team player; have the ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines; maintain confidential Firm and client information.   To Apply:  HR@rendigs.com

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