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Quarterly meeting for first quarter, 2016:

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 the board meeting at 9:00AM, with Membership immediately following.

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Crown Plaza Hotel
6500 Doubletree Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43229

(614) 885-1885


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BAIL NEWS UPDATE

OHIO HIGH COURT TO GET BAIL BOND CASE RE: OBAA MEMBER WOODY FOX

WISH WOODY GOOD LUCK WITH THIS FIGHT. IF HE WINS IT WILL BE A BIG WIN FOR ALL OHIO BAIL AGENTS

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case filed by a local bail bonds company regarding bond procedures in Licking County Common Pleas Court.

An order filed Wednesday by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor ordered oral arguments be scheduled “sua sponte,” or by judge’s order without a motion being filed by any parties involved.

The complaint was filed in March by Woody Fox, of Woody Fox Bail Bonds LLC, against Common Pleas Court Clerk Gary Walters and judges David Branstool and Thomas Marcelain.

Fox said in the complaint that the clerk’s office, which Walters is head of, refuses to accept surety bonds when an appearance bond, or 10 percent bond, is set by a judge.

Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt is representing all three defendants. Each defendant had filed a motion to be dismissed as a defendant. All three motions were denied.

Fox filed a similar complaint against Municipal Court Clerk of Courts Marcia Phelps in June 2011. That case was settled after an agreement was reached to accept sureties if a 10 percent bond was ordered.

No date has been scheduled for oral arguments in the case. An employee for the Ohio Supreme Court said the date would be announced no later than six weeks before the hearing date.

As you have read, OBAA has been working hard for ALL bail agents…even those who are not members. Isn’t it time you join to help us with the fight? Please click on the membership tab and join today.


OBAA is now in the social networking world…yeah! Click here.
Thanks to Mary Smith for spearheading this project


Solicitation

Bail bond agents are not allowed to promote their business in or on the grounds of the courthouse.

Bail bond agents are breaking the law if they:
          Talk to someone who isn't their client about possible bail bond services
          Hand out business cards, pens or other promotional things that identify their bail bond services.
          Pretend to work for a different bail bond agency to steal their business.
          Say they have been chosen by the court to do your bail bond.
          Bail people out of jail without them knowing it or getting permission.

If a bail bond agent approaches you, or someone working for a bail bond agent, please report them.  You can file your complaint with the Ohio Department of Insurance at:

          ODI Enforcement Division
          50 W. Town Street, Suite 300
          Columbus OH 43215
          1-800-686-1527 (Office)
          1-614-387-0092 (fax)

You can even file a complaint online at www.insurance.ohio.gov

Complaints may also be filed with the Clerk of the court.

Click here to see a copy of the poster.

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