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How do I respond to a subpoena?

There are two main types of subpoenas. The first is used in discovery – to obtain information before a trial.  The second type of subpoena is used to obtain your appearance at a hearing or trial. In both scenarios, you are not a named party to the lawsuit; you just…

Author: Allison Harrison

What is a subpoena?

A subpoena is a written order of the court requiring information on a particular topic. The information may be provided in writing or in person at a deposition, hearing, or trial. It is important to read the entire subpoena to understand what is being asked of you. If you need…

Author: Allison Harrison

What is Discovery?

Discovery is a process where the parties to the lawsuit understand each other’s arguments better. Discovery is made up of Requests for Admissions, Request for Production of Documents, Interrogatories, and depositions. All parties to litigation are able to issue discovery to every other party in the litigation. If information is…

Author: Allison Harrison

How do I pick an attorney?

Selecting an attorney for any legal work can be intimidating – there are so many! There are a lot of considerations when hiring someone – are they qualified, do I like how they communicate, are they nearby, and can I afford them? These are all valid questions you should ask…

Author: Allison Harrison

Is the Dealer Doc Fee Taxable?

As of May 1, 2023, the Document Service Fee in Ohio is not taxable. House Bill 66 of Ohio’s 134th General Assembly specifically exempts the document service fee from sales and use tax. Prior to this change, the fee was taxable.  The document service fee (aka “doc fee”) is a…

Author: Allison Harrison

Can I represent myself in small claims?

Yes, if you are an individual or sole proprietor you can represent yourself in small claims. If you are an LLC or Corporation, Ohio small claims courts will allow an owner or officer appear on behalf of the company to avoid default. See Cleveland Bar Assn v. Pearlman. However, as…

Author: Allison Harrison