McGown & Markling is proud to announce that Managing Director Matthew John Markling has once again been selected one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Education Law for the year 2020. This is especially gratifying as recipients are selected by one’s legal peers. Heartfelt congratulations from all of us at McGown […]
On September 17, 2019, our Nation will once again celebrate Constitution Day, which commemorates the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. To help celebrate this historic occasion, Dr. Andrew Povtak will be providing a presentation at the Kent State University-Stark Campus entitled, “A Tale of […]
On September 17, 2019, Matthew John Markling is participating in a roundtable discussion on legal and financial issues to Ohio educational leaders at the 2019 “Connect & Collaborate” Conference co-hosted by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”), Ohio Treasurers of Educational Service Centers Association (“OTESCA”), and Management Council. Mr. Markling’s presentation will address current […]
In the case of A.R. v. Toledo City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3402, an Ohio appellate court held that statutory immunity may not be granted to school employees when there was a factual dispute over whether the school employees knew of alleged student bullying. In this case, a student was allegedly subjected to verbal […]
In the case of T.B. v. Summit Cty. Children Servs. Bd., 2019-Ohio-3346, an Ohio appellate court held that a children services agency was entitled to statutory immunity but the immunity of the public employees could not be determined prior to trial with respect to the sexual abuse of two children placed by the agency. In […]
Matthew John Markling serves as General Counsel for the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) and McGown & Markling is a longstanding strategic partner with OESCA. Please click here to view the August 21st, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the FY 2020-2021 Executive Budget that was released today during a 10:00 a.m. press conference.
In the case of Easton Telecom Servs., L.L.C. v. Woodmere, 2019-Ohio-3282, an Ohio appellate court held that a two month period was not an unreasonable amount of time for a public office to respond to voluminous public record requests. In this case, a telecommunications company made a public records request seeking over a thousand pages […]