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3/17/21 | In re Temporary Waiver of Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A) to Allow Attorneys to Receive Continuing-Legal-Education ("CLE") Credit for Undergoing Training and Serving as Precinct Election Officials Related to Primary Election Day 2021 (Tuesday, May 4)
In light of the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the applicable Gov.Bar R. X rules and regulations, specifically including Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A), shall be waived solely for purposes of each of Ohio’s board of elections’ PEO training and the attorney requesting credit working for his or her county board of elections as a PEO on Primary Election Day, May 4, 2021.
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3/3/21 | In re Administration of Remote July 27 and 28, 2021 Ohio Bar Examination
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and for vital safety, logistical, and planning considerations concerning the administration of the exam, a remote exam shall be administered on July 27 and 28, 2021 (“July”) using the uniform bar exam questions prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”), which shall satisfy the exam requirement of Gov.Bar R. I(5).
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April 15, 2021

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Strauss
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1263
Summary

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Berta
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1264

April 14, 2021

Disciplinary Counsel v. Dougherty
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1240
Summary

State ex rel. Whittaker v. Lucas Cty. Prosecutor’s Office
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1241

April 13, 2021

State ex rel. Person v. McCarty
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1207

State ex rel. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co. v. O'Donnell
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1205

April 8, 2021

State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Twp. Bd. of Trustees
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1176
Summary

State ex rel. U.S. Tubular Prods., Inc. v. Indus. Comm.
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1174

April 7, 2021

Disciplinary Counsel v. Polizzi
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1136
Summary

State ex rel. Sands v. Culotta
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1137

April 6, 2021

State ex rel. Bechtel v. Cornachio
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1121

State ex rel. Nyamusevya v. Hawkins
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1122

April 5, 2021

State ex rel. Lorain Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1144

March 30, 2021

State ex rel. Cincinnati Action for Hous. Now v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1038

March 18, 2021

State ex rel. Miller v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-831

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lindon
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-804
Summary

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lewis
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-805
Summary

State ex rel. Hunley v. Wainwright
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-803

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vagotis
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-806

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April 16, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Mearan, the Court found Michael H. Mearan of Portsmouth in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

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The Court declined to review Fayak v. Univ. Hosps. Justice Michael J. Donnelly dissented with a written opinion.

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The Court declined to review State v. Burke. Justice Michael J. Donnelly dissented with a written opinion joined by Justice Jennifer Brunner.

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The Court declined to review  St. Vincent Charity v. Paluscsak. Justice Michael J. Donnelly concurred with a written opinion joined by Justice Jennifer Brunner.

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April 15, 2021

The Court dismissed State ex rel. Armatas v. Jackson.

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In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Strauss,  the Court imposed a fully stayed one-year suspension on a Cleveland-area attorney who struck a parked police car while driving under the influence of alcohol and fled the scene.

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April 14, 2021

In Maternal Grandmother v. Hamilton Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs., the Court denied a request by out-of-state attorney Allison L. Ehlert to participate in the case.

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In Disciplinary Counsel v. Dougherty, the Court imposed an additional two-year suspension on an attorney for abandoning two clients and failing to cooperate in disciplinary proceedings.

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April 13, 2021

In State ex rel. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co. v. O’Donnell, the Court granted State Farm Mutual Insurance’s request to transfer a disputed insurance claims case back to Lyndhurst Municipal Court.

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The Court accepted Barrow v. New Miami for review.

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April 12, 2021

The Court set a briefing scheduled for State ex rel. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Commrs., in which the Stark County Board of Elections requests the Court compel the Stark County Board of Commissioners purchase Dominion Voting Systems’ Image Cast X voting machine system.

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