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Bordering Lake Erie, Lorain County is considered to be part of the greater Cleveland area. Both the Lorain Community College and Oberlin College are located in Lorain County. Oberlin College is the only liberal arts college in the county that that has a top twenty rank in terms of academics and also has a top ranked conservatory. This Lorain County college also is noteworthy for its early admission of African Americans in 1834.
If you need the advice of legal counsel while you are in Lorain County, there are many experienced Lorain County lawyers who are ready to assist you. These attorneys are skilled in many areas of law including tax, business, criminal defense, divorce, personal injury, bankruptcy, alimony, real property, wills, and more.
The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled against a Lorain County woman in her lawsuit against the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority. In her lawsuit, the woman claimed that the housing authority's negligence was a direct and proximate cause of the deaths of two of her children. She accused the government agency of removing smoke detectors a few days before a fired started in her apartment that caused two of her four children to die. The Lorain County trial court hearing her case threw it out ruling that government agencies cannot be held civilly liable for the damages. On appeal, the 9th Ohio District Court of Appeals reversed, ruling that the agency could be deemed negligent. However, the agency appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, which ultimately agreed with the trial court and ruled that the government immunity from civil suits protected the housing authority.
When you are ready to file your lawsuit that arose in Lorain County, you will most likely have to report to the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. This is a trial level court for the state and hears most types of cases. The local attorneys in the area regularly practice in this court and are familiar with the procedural laws that apply.
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