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Ohio Officially Part of Health Care Lawsuit

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Senior United States District Judge Roger Vinson today granted the motion adding Ohio and five more additional states as party plaintiffs in the lawsuit pending in the federal court for the Northern District of Florida challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted healthcare law. The Judge's ruling states that he will not require the federal defendants to file new answers to the complaint, so the addition of the new parties will not delay the case in any way.


Motion Filed Seeking to Add Ohio to States Challenging Health Care Law

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he has been notified that the plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted healthcare law in federal court in Florida today filed a motion for leave to amend the complaint to add Ohio as a party plaintiff in that case. DeWine gave authority for that challenge last Monday, on his first day in office.

The motion seeks to add Ohio to the states involved in State of Florida, et al., v. United States Department of Heath and Human Services, et. al. In addition to Ohio, the motion seeks to add Kansas, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Maine, and Iowa to the growing number of states challenging the law, potentially bringing the total number of states in the case to 26. In a separate challenge, by the Commonwealth of Virginia, a federal judge already held part of the act unconstitutional.


'Grandparent Scams' Target Ohioans, Attorney General DeWine Warns

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned today that grandparents across the state are losing money to scam artists posing as grandchildren.


Garfield Heights Officer, Northeast Ohio Sex Trafficking Task Force Earn Awards at 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference

A retired Garfield Heights Police Officer and a Northeast Ohio Sex Trafficking Task Force received awards today at the 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference.


Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in Richland County is One Month Away

In less than one month the Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield will be transformed into a courthouse as part of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program.


Fugitive Safe Surrender Begins in Richland County

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was onsite today as Fugitive Safe Surrender Richland County began in Mansfield. The event is taking place at the Oasis of Love Church, 190 Chester Ave., from October 5th through 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Reports Nearly A Million Dollars Discovered in Storage Area Used by Bobby Thompson

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine tonight announced that more than $981,650 was uncovered in one of two suitcases found by agents from the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), along with members of the U.S. Marshals Service, following the execution of search warrants today in Portland, Ore., of a storage closet used by long-time fugitive Bobby Thompson.


Former Delaware County Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Ethics Laws Violations

Former Delaware County Commissioner Todd Hanks pled guilty today in Delaware County Municipal Court to Ethics Law violations. Bradford Tammaro, of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission, and Paul Nick, Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission, were appointed as Special Prosecutors in the case.


Flood Victims at Risk for Fraud, Attorney General DeWine Warns

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — In the wake of Monday's flooding, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to beware of unscrupulous home improvement contractors attempting to take advantage of flood victims.


U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Miranda Protections for Prisoners

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Sixth Circuit decision expanding Miranda rights for prisoners.  Attorney General Mike DeWine participated in the case, filing an amicus brief in support of the State of Michigan.

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