News: Lake Erie Wind Turbines

News: Lake Erie Wind Turbines

“The Ohio Power Siting Board has set a November public hearing on the proposal of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. to build a six-turbine wind farm eight to 10 miles offshore from Cleveland in 2019. Though just a demonstration project, the 20.7-megawatt farm would be the first fresh water facility of its kind in the nation and could lead to hundreds or even thousands of wind turbines in the lake.” (Plain Dealer file ) Read the full article by clicking here. The Green Initiative Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has looked into this topic and invited various speakers to present on it.  The wind turbine project in Lake Erie has met some mixed reviews.  Bird enthusiasts are concerned over the environmental impact that the turbine project will have on their feathered friends.  They argue that this project is “ill-conceived” and poses a devastating threat to a region designated as a Globally Important Bird Area.  The other side contends that this is not the case and that a larger threat than wind turbines is climate change which these turbines will help reverse.  Caleb Gordon makes a strong case for this project in Lake Erie by saying, “During my eight years of studying wind farms, this is the lowest-risk project of any I’ve worked on.”  Two major birding groups have filed a lawsuit to block the building of a turbine off the shore of Lake Erie.  It will be interesting to see where the litigation leads.  No doubt, this wind turbine project is poised have environmental impacts, some for the good and some for the bad.  What do you think? Michelle Cook...
Hot Talks: The Opioid Crisis in Northeast Ohio

Hot Talks: The Opioid Crisis in Northeast Ohio

On August 8, 2017, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association held one of its most well-attended Hot Talks.  ‘The Opioid Crisis in Northeast Ohio’ is something on the minds of the Cleveland community.  There are not many families and friends left untouched by this terrible epidemic that has taken a staggering number of victims already. We heard from 3 panelists: Judge Lauren Moore who spoke about her specialized Drug Court work in the Cleveland Municipal Court.  She sees and works with people convicted of drug-related offenses.  Drug Court may be offered to a felony offender charged with a low-level possession of a controlled substance, who has only one nonviolent felony conviction and is chemically-dependent. The defendant is required to enter a plea of “guilty” to a first-degree misdemeanor. Their sentence is held pending successful completion of the program. Upon successful completion of Drug Court and payment of a supervision fee, a participant’s guilty plea is vacated, the charge(s) dismissed and the case sealed or expunged.  Judge Moore works one on one with families to help them complete the Drug Court program, many of these families have fallen victim to the opioid crisis. Marisa Darden, the Assistant United States Attorney here in Cleveland, Ohio, spoke to us about the legal side of the Opioid crisis.  She told us that the number of overdose cases in Cuyahoga County has doubled, and is set to only go higher.  Marisa also talked about the victimology of this crisis.  The frightening thing is that there is no specificity to victims.  Some of the addictions start legally with prescription painkillers.  There are no socioeconomic barriers or indications...
Announcement: New Teammate at Cady Reporting!

Announcement: New Teammate at Cady Reporting!

The Cady family is proud to announce that we have a wonderful new addition to the team.  Violet Walsh is enhancing the Cady ‘lineup’ with a diverse and experienced background.  She has worked in the medical field handling a high-stress position, along with several other office positions that require organization and great customer service.  Violet comes to us highly recommended! Violet is originally from Michigan but has lived in Ohio for 22 years.  She and her husband, John have been married for 31 years and have 2 fantastic children ages 26 and 24.  When not in production, Violet likes to spend time with her family.  She is also an avid reader and likes to visit museums and historical places. We love having her here with us!  Next time you have a transcript going out, you know that it will be in good hands.   Don’t hesitate to let us help you with any of your litigation support needs.  If you have any questions regarding your litigation support products, simply call us at (216) 861-9270 or send an email to...
Newsworthy and Notable

Newsworthy and Notable

There are many different aspects of the world that touch on the justice system.  In this section of the blog, we will write and also link to some newsworthy articles.  We will also strive to bring you goings-on that can affect your practice.  Our NNRC partners around the country have something exciting going on all the time, so we like to share.  When exciting things happen here at Cady Reporting, we like to share that with you also. Do you have something exciting happening in your firm or your life?  We would love to hear about it for the possibility to feature you on our blog.  Contact us through the chat function on our website and we can start the conversation!...