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The Law and Business

"A company's actions taken on behalf of its bottom line cannot form the basis of illegal discrimination absent a discriminatory intent. The courts understandably avoid becoming entangled in discussions about the wisdom of business decisions and do not require good business judgment on the part of business executives. Smith v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (C.A.8, 1990), 895 F.2d 467, 472; Castleman v. Acme Boot Co. (C.A.7, 1992), 959 F.2d 1417, 1422; E.E.O.C. v. Clay Printing Co. (C.A.4, 1992), 955 F.2d 936, 946. Nor, for that matter, do the courts require business executives to exercise any particular moral or ethical judgment in how they structure their own pay. The courts `must avoid stepping into the role of super personnel manager and must not second guess legitimate business decisions.' Brasic v. Heinemann's Inc. (C.A.7, 1997), 121 F.3d 281, 287 (citation omitted); Elrod v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. (C.A.11, 1991), 939 F.2d 1466, 1470."  

Olive v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. (Mar. 9, 2000), Cuyahoga App. Nos. 75249 and 76349 cited in Chandler v. Dunn Hardware, Inc., 2006-Ohio-4376.

  Reliable Advice

A person who seeks information from the government must assume the risk that the public advisor might be wrong. 

Ruozzo v. v. Giles (1982), 6 Ohio App.3d 8.



Well Said

"In essence, this case is about plaintiff's repeated attempts to require defendant to accept bogus and nonsensical `'bonds of acceptance to discharge attachment of the debt' as payment for gas service provided to her.

"The court must admit that '[i]t is hard to know how to approach the virtually impenetrable wall of legalistic gibberish which [plaintiff] has erected.' Mt. Vernon v. Young, Knox App. No. 2005CA000045, 2006-Ohio-3319, 2006 WL 1781478, quoting State v. Bob Manashian Painting, 121 Ohio Misc.2d 99, 2002-Ohio-7444, 782 N.E.2d 701. As ever, '[s]ome people believe with great fervor preposterous things that just happen to coincide with their self-interest.'  Coleman v. Commr. of Internal Revenue (C.A.7, 1986), 791 F.2d 68, 69.  Plaintiff apparently contends that the American dollar is worthless, that she is entitled to free gas service, and that quasi-legalistic documents directing a creditor to seek payment from the United States Treasury are an acceptable form of payment. On each of these points, she is badly mistaken."

Kendrick v. E. Ohio Gas Co., 146 Ohio Misc.2d 6, 2007-Ohio-7266

  Worth Repeating

"Some people believe with great fervor preposterous things that just happen to coincidewith their self-interest."  Coleman v. Commr. of Internal Revenue (C.A.7, 1986), 791 F.2d 68, 69.


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