Ohio Environmental Questions & Answers

Q: received notice nat'l forest which adjoins half my 5 ac will be clearcut. devalue my property. recourse if I can't stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Environmental for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
You could file for a court injunction if the regulatory and administrative process approves the cutting. The court would then review the process used to approve it. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain an attorney who practices in environmental law and litigation against government agencies.

Q: My friend and I are 14. There is a field behind her house. Is it trespassing if we didn't know someone owned it then?

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Environmental, Juvenile Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 10, 2017
Joseph Jaap's answer
Every square inch is owned by somebody. It is trespassing whether you know who owns it or not. Don't go where you don't have permission. It is especially dangerous to go in a field with cows or other animals. And don't go in a field with a single cow. It could be a bull, and they are aggressive and could chase you down and hurt or kill you. You cannot outrun a bull.

Q: Do I have a right to dispute having to pay half of water bill(duplex on 1 meter)when bills are unusually high?

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
Have you asked the landlord to produce the bill from the water company? I am curious as to whether they are simply cheating you here.

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