Merle Wilberding Meets the Chief Justice of the United States

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Congressman Mike Turner invited Merle Wilberding as his guest at the Congressional Dialogues at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. These educational conversations for a limited number of Senators and Members of Congress are hosted by David Rubenstein, the Chairman of the Board of the Library of Congress. At this convocation, David Rubenstein interviewed John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, followed by a Q&A session. During the evening, Merle Wilberding, long time attorney at Coolidge Wall, had the opportunity to meet the Chief Justice, and they posed for this photograph.

IRS Announces 2018 Pension Plan Limitations

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On October 19, 2017 the IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2018 retirement plan contributions. For 2018, the amounts that individuals will be able to contribute to retirement plans will increase from $18,000 to $18,500. However, the catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 and over will remain unchanged at $6,000. This chart summarizes the limitations for 2018: Contribution Limits   2018   2017 Elective Deferral Limit – 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) Plans $18,500 $18,000 Catch-Up Contribution Limit $  6,000 $  6,000 Elective Deferral Limit – SIMPLE Retirement Plan $12,500 $12,500 Catch-Up Contribution Limit – SIMPLE Retirement Plan $  3,000 $  …

Changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law

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On June 30, 2017, Gov. John Kasich signed H.B. 27 into law, not only funding the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), but also enacting a number of substantive changes. The new law became effective September 29, 2017. Below are some of the important substantive changes that are now law: Statute of limitations for filing a claim: For claims involving injuries or deaths occurring on or after September 29, 2017, the claimant must file the claim one year from the date of injury or the date of death. Prior to this change, claimants had two years to file their claim. …

Lu Ann Stanley Featured Barrister of the Month in Dayton Bar Briefs

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Coolidge Wall attorney Lu Ann Stanley is the featured “Barrister of the Month” in the October 2017 issue of Dayton Bar Briefs, a publication of the Dayton Bar Association. Besides being an experienced Estate Planning and Probate attorney, Lu Ann is a proud wife to Steve and mother to Sam. Her varied interests range from active involvement in community organizations such as The Women’s Board of The Dayton Children’s Hospital and the Wright Memorial Library Board to membership in the Merry Readers Book Club. Lu Ann is an avid reader and lover of Shakespearean works. In fact, each year family …