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Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 7, 2021
The Court cancelled May 11 oral arguments for State v. Metz have stayed all Court proceedings in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2021
At the request of the parties in Arnold v. Spencer Twp. Bd. of Trustees, the Court stayed the briefing schedule as township and its former fire chief engage in settlement negotiations.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 21, 2021
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Valenti, the Court imposed a six-month suspension on Kimberly A. Valenti of Hudson from the practice of law, which was fully stayed with conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcemet for April 20, 2021
In Bridges v. Foley, the Court denied appellant Andre Bridges request for the assistance of a special investigator and the appointment of counsel.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 19, 2021
In In re Resignation of Wiggins, the Court accepted the resignation of Brian M. Wiggins of Xenia with disciplinary action pending. Justice Patrick F. Fischer dissented with a written opinion. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor joined Justice Fischer’s dissent.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 2021
The Court published official versions of 13 opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for 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.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for April 16, 2021
The Court declined to review Fayak v. Univ. Hosps. Justice Michael J. Donnelly dissented with a written opinion.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 16, 2021
The Court declined to review State v. Burke. Justice Michael J. Donnelly dissented with a written opinion joined by Justice Jennifer Brunner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 16, 2021
The Court declined to review St. Vincent Charity v. Paluscsak. Justice Michael J. Donnelly concurred with a written opinion joined by Justice Jennifer Brunner.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 15, 2021
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Armatas v. Jackson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 15, 2021
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.

REVISED Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for 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.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 14, 2021
In In re Resnick, and Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Resnick, the Court ordered all records related to Butler County Common Pleas Court case No. CR 2005 04 0574 filed in with the Supreme Court to be sealed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 14, 2021
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.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for 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.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2021
The Court accepted Barrow v. New Miami for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for 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.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2021
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Armstrong, the Court suspended James P. Armstrong, of La Jolla, California, from the practice of law in Ohio for 90 days. Armstrong will not be reinstated until he is reinstated to the practice of law in Arizona and demonstrates he complied with an April 2020 Arizona Supreme Court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 9, 2021
The Court dismissed State v. Anglen.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 8, 2021
In State v. Martin, the Court stayed the scheduled May 26, 2021, execution date of appellant David Martin until the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 7, 2021
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Polizzi, the Court disbarred a former Lake County school teacher-turned-lawyer who is serving almost 30 years in prison for criminal convictions based on coercing two of his teenage high school students to have sexual contact with him.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2021
The parties in State ex rel. Cleveland Jewish Publication Co., Inc. v. Calta informed the Court they reached a settlement and the Court gave them 60 days to dismiss the case or file a notice of failure of settlement.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for April 5, 2021
In State ex rel. Lorain Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose, the Court denied a request by the Lorain County Democratic Party Executive Committee to compel Secretary of State Frank LaRose to appoint Sharon Sweda to the Lorain County Board of Elections.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 5, 2021
In State ex rel. Ellison v. Black, the Court granted a writ of habeas corpus to Timmey Ellison and set a briefing schedule for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2021
The Court published official versions of 25 opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

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Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2021
In In re Resignation of Koogler, the Court found Lee D. Koogler of Hillsboro in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 1, 2021
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Morris v. Uhrichsville at the request of the parties who reached a settlement in the matter.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 30, 2021
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Action for Hous. Now v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court directed the Hamilton County Board of Elections to prepare and certify new ballot language for the May 4 primary election regarding a proposed amendment to the Cincinnati City Charter establishing an Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 30, 2021
In State v. Nicholas, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender to represent appellant Donovan Nicholas.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2021
The Court accepted Davis v. Nathaniel for review.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 29, 2021
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Prather v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, finding relator Kelli Prather failed to comply with the Court’s procedural rules.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 29, 2021
In State ex rel. Prather v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court refused to accept relator Kelli Prather’s reply brief because it was submitted after the deadline set in the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2021
In Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bailey, the Court reinstated Kenneth Ronald Bailey of Sandusky to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 26, 2021
At the request of the parties, the Court dismissed N. Frozen Foods, Inc. v. Farro.

Supreme Court Second Announcement for March 22, 2021
In State ex rel. Summit Cty. Republican Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose, the Court granted relator Summit County Republican Party Executive Committee’s request to an extension of time to file a merit brief, giving the committee until April 5 to submit it. The Court also agreed to limit the time that respondent Secretary of State Frank LaRose and his director of elections can be deposed by the committee.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 16, 2021
In State ex rel. Armatas v. Jackson, the Court granted respondent Stark County Common Pleas Court Visiting Judge Michael E. Jackson’s request to withdraw his motion to dismiss the case and gave him 10 days to respond to the complaint.

Supreme Court Second Case Anouncement for March 16, 2021
In Erickson v. Morrison, the Court ruled that a reference to a prior reservation of oil, gas, and coal rights in a land title need not identify the name of the mineral rights owner if the language in the reference is sufficiently specific to identify the owner in the chain of title.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 16, 2021
The Court accepted State v. Scott for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 15, 2021
In State ex rel. Summit Cty. Republican Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose, the Court set an expedited schedule to consider the Summit County Republican Party’s Executive Committee’s request that the Ohio Secretary of State appoint Bryan C. Williams to the Summit County Board of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2021
In In re Johnson, Cleveland City Councilperson, the chief justice appointed a panel of three retired judges to consider the suspension from public office of Kenneth Johnson, member of the Cleveland City Council, in relation to felony charges pertaining to official conduct in office.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 12, 2021
In In re Warner, the Court suspended Marion County Common Pleas Court Judge Jason D. Warner from the practice of law for an interim period. The Court also immediately suspended him from his judicial office without pay for the term of the suspension, pending further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2021
In Farley v. Wainwright, the Court denied appellant James Farley’s motion to amend his complaint because the Court decided the case on March 11.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2021
In State ex rel. Fire Rock, Ltd. v. Ohio Dept. of Commerce, the Court ruled the Ohio Department of Commerce must decide whether to permit an Akron-based medical marijuana cultivator to expand its operations.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 10, 2021
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hennessey, the Court levied a $5,000 fine against a woman for the unauthorized practice of law because she helped a friend settle an auto accident claim and tried to help him conceal the settlement proceeds from a bankruptcy court.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 9, 2021
In Windsor Med. Ctr., Inc. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., the Court agreed to appellant Time Warner Cable’s request to stay the Fifth District Court of Appeals’ decision and required the company post a $272,000 bond.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2021
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Worthington, the Court indefinitely suspended Dean P. Worthington of Hilliard from the practice of law for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 8, 2021
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Amatore, the Court has prohibited Anthony J. Amatore and Amatore & Company from engaging in the further unauthorized practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2021
The Court, in In re Wiggins and In re Bower, suspend Brian M. Wiggins of Xenia and George K. Bower of Rittman from the practice of law for an interim period based on their felony convictions.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 5, 2021
In State v. Grevious, the Court denied as moot a request to stay the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 5, 2021
In State v. Grevious, the Court denied a request to remand the case for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2021
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Gold, the Court suspended John W. Gold of Westlake from the practice of law for an interim period for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2021
In Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Moorman, and In re Reed, the Court found Gabriel P. Moorman of Lebanon, and Ryan S. Reed of Urbana in contempt for failure to file to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2021
In State v. Lundy, the Court agreed to the parties’ request to suspend the briefing schedule to allow for review by the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 2, 2021
The Court dismissed Marietta v. Washington Cty. Woman’s Home Bd. of Trustees after the parties announced reaching a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2021
The Court accepted State v. Towns for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 1, 2021
In State ex rel. Walker v. Ohio Secy. of State, the Court set an expedited hearing schedule for a request that relators Ohio Secretary of State and the Medina County Board of Elections require the city of Medina to amend the ballot language regarding a proposed joint city/county courthouse to be placed on the May 4 primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2021
In State v. Froman, the Court granted appellant Terry Froman’s request to exceed the 15-page limit for applications to file for re-opening an appeal, and accepted a 17-page filing to appeal his conviction and death sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2021
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Hadeed, the Court reinstated Samir G. Hadeed of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 9, 2021
The Court referred Cincinnati Fed. S. & L. v. McClain to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 26, 2021
The Court referred State ex rel. Bowman v. Indus. Comm. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 25, 2021
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Downing, the Court found Michael J. Downing of Cleveland in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 22, 2021
In In re Resignation of Vettori and In re Resignation of McGuire, the Court accepted the resignations from the practice of law of Diane S. Vettori of Youngstown and Thomas J. McGuire of Elyria, both with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 22, 2021
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Koogler, the Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law in Ohio of Lee D. Koogler of Hillsboro with discipline action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2021
The Court accepted State v. Golsby, and held it, pending its decision in State v Garrett.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 21, 2021
As the request of the parties, the Court dismissed State v. Moore.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 14, 2021
In Cleveland Elec. Illum. Co. v. Cleveland, the Court granted appellant/cross-appellee Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company’s motion to file public versions of its first and third merit briefs.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 14, 2021
The Court granted appellee Jamie Suwalski’s request for oral argument in State ex rel. Suwalski v. Peeler.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2021
In In re Resignation of Winkfield, the Court accept the resignation with disciplinary action pending of Lawrence E. Winkfield of Columbus. The Court canceled oral argument of Columbus Bar Assn. v. Winkfield, scheduled for Jan. 26, and ordered Winkfield to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 13, 2021
Relator Lorain County Bar Association withdrew its objections in Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vagotis, and the Court canceled oral argument for the case scheduled for March 3, 2021.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 12, 2021
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Mason, the Court reinstated Thomas L. Mason of Ashland to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 11, 2021
At the request of the parties, the Court dismissed without prejudice In re Establishing the Clean Air Fund Rider Pursuant to R.C. 3706.46, after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Dec. 30, 2020, vacated its Aug. 26, 2020, entry authorizing the Clean Air Fund Rider and the collection of up to $170 million annually from customers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 7, 2021
In State ex rel. Glass v. Pinkney, the Court dismissed the case after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 6, 2021
In State v. Grate, the Court granted a stay of execution to appellant Shawn Grate until the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 5, 2021
The parties in Papandreas v. McClain told the Court a settlement was reached, and appellant George Papandreas was given 60 days to file a formal request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 4, 2021
In State v. Anderson, the Court denied as moot appellant Lee Anderson’s request to reverse and remand his case to trial court. The Court remanded the case on Dec. 30. 2020.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 31, 2020
The Court dismissed State v. Serna as having been improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2020
In Howard v. Shuler, the Court denied as moot a request to certify the decision is in conflict with another appellate court decision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 30, 2020
The Court denied a request to reconsider its decision in State v. Grate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 30, 2020
The Court accepted State v. Brooks for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 29, 2020
The Court affirmed appellate court decisions in McClellan v. McGary, and Cain v. Horn based on the authority of the Court’s recent decision in West v. Bode.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 29, 2020
In State v. Roberts, the Court did not accept for review Donna Roberts’ post-conviction relief appeal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 28, 2020
In In re Matter of Establishing the Clean Air Fund Rider Pursuant to R.C. 3706.46, the Court has granted a temporary stay and ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs to continue a stay. The Court also set an expedited briefing schedule on the merits for the case.

Supreme Court Case Annoucement for December 28, 2020
The Court published official versions of seven opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 18, 2020
In In re Matter of Establishing the Clean Air Fund Rider Pursuant to R.C. 3706.46, the Court denied appellant Ohio Manufacturers' Association Energy Group’s request for an administrative stay pending ruling on motion to stay charges assessed to customers to subsidize the H.B. 6 Clean Air Fund.” The Court ordered appellee Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to respond to the motion to stay charges no later than Dec. 22.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2020
In State v. Chapman, the Court reversed a trial court’s condition that a man “make all reasonable efforts to avoid impregnating a woman” for not paying child support.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 10, 2020
In State v. Grate, the Court unanimously affirmed the convictions and death sentences for a man who murdered two women and abducted and raped another woman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 8, 2020
In Evans v. Akron Gen. Med. Ctr., the Court ruled that a patient allegedly assaulted by a doctor while sedated does not have to prove the doctor is guilty of a crime or civilly before suing the hospital for lack of oversight. (Also 2019-0453.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 7, 2020
In State ex rel. Gil-Llamas v. Hardin, the Court determined the case was filed more than 90 days prior to the next election and will not proceed as an expedited election issue.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2020
In State v. Were, the Court granted a joint request by the parties to unseal a limited amount of documents in the case for both sides to review while the rest of the case documents remain under seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 25, 2020
In State ex rel. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn. v. Warren, the Court affirmed the decision of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, which found the city of Warren was not obligated to offer promotions to officers after reducing the size of its police force.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 23, 2020
The Court dismissed Cent. Ohio Bancorp v. McClain after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 20, 2020
In In re Resignation of Adams and In re Resignation of Burton, the Court accepted the resignations with disciplinary action pending of Catherine Adams of Mount Orab, and Chad E. Burton of Dayton.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2020
In State v. Ramirez, the Court granted the parties’ request to stay the case and remand to trial court to discuss a proposed settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 19, 2020
In State v. Wilks, the Court stayed the execution of Willie G. Wilks until exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 18, 2020
The Court dismissed Johnson v. Stachel after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 17, 2020
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Glass v. Schilling after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 16, 2020
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Downing, the Court suspended Michael J. Downing of Cleveland from the practice of law for an interim period for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 12, 2020
The Court dismissed Rayco Mfg., Inc. v. Murphy, Rogers, Sloss & Gambel after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 12, 2020
In Centerville v. Knab, the Court ruled Centerville, which sought $1,375.56 in payroll losses from the maker of a false active-shooter report, is not a “victim” under the voter-approved Marsy’s Law and is not entitled to restitution.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 10, 2020
In A.J.R. v. Lute, the Court ruled that Toledo educators did not act with a “perverse disregard of a known risk” when a kindergartner allegedly punctured the face of another with a pencil, and the injured child’s parents cannot sue the staff for failing to address alleged bullying.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 10, 2020
The Court accepted Lindsay v. Garfield Hts. for review and will hold the case pending the decision in Lycan v. Cleveland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2020
The Court dismissed Alferio v. Kovack at the request of relator Leann Alferio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 5, 2020
The Court is no longer holding State v. Bourn for the decisions in State v. Willingham (2019-0659 and 2019-0900) and lifted the stay of the case’s briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2020
In State ex rel. Cable News Network, Inc. v. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools, the Court ruled the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local School District does not have to release to the news media the school records of Connor Betts, who killed nine and injured 27 others in a 32-second mass shooting in Dayton last year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 4, 2020
In Binder v Cuyahoga Cty., the Court ruled Ohio law does not allow civil-service employees to file an action in common pleas court regarding disputes with government employers, but must instead go through the State Personnel Board of Review or their local civil-service commission.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 3, 2020
In In re A.M., the Court affirmed the First District Court of Appeals’ decision that Ohio statute only requires a court to consider best-interest factors of a child in a permanent-custody case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 2, 2020
The Court published official versions of 13 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcemet for October 30, 2020
In In re Resignation of Sparks, the Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law of William R. Sparks of Canton with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2020
In State v. Jones, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s to represent appellant Brooke Jones. (Also 2020-0826.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 28, 2020
In In re Resignation of Berling, the Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law of Mark D. Berling of Toledo with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 27, 2020
In State ex rel. Ashtabula Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose, the Court denied the request by the Ashtabula County Democratic Party Executive Committee to direct Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to appoint Eil Kalil to the Ashtabula County Board of Elections.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 27, 2020
The parties in Cincinnati Fed. S. & L. v. McClain notified the Court they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 27, 2020
The Court accepted State v. Lundy for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 23, 2020
Based upon the parties announcing a settlement, the Court dismissed FNB, Inc. v. McClain.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 22, 2020
In Sherman v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys., the Court allowed a group of public employees to continue their legal challenge to the way the state’s largest public employee retirement system helps pay for the cost of health care insurance.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 21, 2020
The Court released two judicial-disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 21, 2020
In State v. Castner, the Court ruled a man’s ejection from a court-ordered treatment program violated the conditions of his community control that were not “technical violations,” allowing a judge to send the man to prison for a year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 20, 2020
In State v. Price, the Court ruled that during the trial of an accused drug dealer whose sale of heroin led to the user’s death, a jury was properly instructed that the dealer could be held responsible if the drugs he sold caused the user’s death by overdose. (Also 2019-0822.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 19, 2020
The Court published official versions of 23 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for Otober 16, 2020
The Court set an expedited schedule for State ex rel. Ashtabula Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose, which requires respondent Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose respond by noon Monday, Oct. 19th.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 16, 2020
The Court referred Masjid Omar Ibn Khattab Mosque v. Salim to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 16, 2020
At the request of relator William Dixon, the Court dismissed Dixon v. Dankof.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 15, 2020
In State v. Foreman, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant Kelly Foreman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 14, 2020
In State ex rel. New Wen, Inc. v. Marchbanks, the Court ruled the owners of a Licking County Wendy’s restaurant who successfully sued to have the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) compensate them for cutting off highway access to State Route 16 are not entitled to receive attorney fees and court costs from the state.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 13, 2020
In State v. Pettus, the Court ruled a state law allows for a greater penalty for a person convicted of committing multiple thefts against a single victim and broadens the protection for the elderly, disabled, and military personnel. (Also 2019-1027.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 13, 2020
The Court accepted O’Neal v. State for review. (Also 2020-0683.)

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 9, 2020
In State ex rel. Meyer v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ruled the Warren County Board of Elections did not abuse its discretion or disregard applicable law when it denied relator John Meyer’s protest of its decision to place tax-levy-reduction measures on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 9, 2020
In State v. Henderson, the Court granted a joint motion to mandate the immediate release of Rogers T. Henderson from the custody of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and directed the Clerk of the Court to immediately issue the mandate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2020
In In re Resignation of Braun, the Court accepted the resignation of Timothy F. Braun of Fremont from the practice of law in Ohio with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Octoer 8, 2020
In Bruns v. Green, the Court clarified that when parents terminate a shared-parenting plan and seek to designate one parent as the residential parent and child’s legal custodian, a trial court need only to determine the child’s best interest when selecting the parent. (Also 2019-1178.)

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 7, 2020
In Curry v. Columbia Gas, Inc., the Court denied appellant Carline Curry’s requests for a new trial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 7, 2020
In State v. Henderson, the Court ruled that when a trial court makes an error during criminal sentencing, the mistake cannot be challenged through post-conviction proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 6, 2020
In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Yoder, the Court suspended a Lucas County attorney for two years, with six months stayed, for levying false and inflammatory accusations against opposing attorneys, a magistrate, parties in two of his cases, and disciplinary officials hearing the complaints against him.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 5, 2020
In In re Hoover, the Court suspended Robert T. Hoover of Portsmouth from the practice of law for an interim period because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 1, 2020
In Stiner v. Amazon.com, Inc., the Court ruled Amazon never had possession or control of the caffeine powder that led to a Lorain County teen’s death, so the company cannot be held liable for the substance’s purchase from a vendor through Amazon’s website.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 30, 2020
In State v. Owens, the Court ruled a woman convicted of felony murder for killing a 5-year-old girl while trying to discipline her was not entitled to have a jury consider a lesser charge of reckless homicide.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 29, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Goulding, the Court issued a fully stayed six-month suspension to Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael R. Goulding for interfering in a case assigned to another judge in order to do a favor for a friend.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 29, 2020
The Court accepted State v. Foreman for review.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 25, 2020
The Court agreed to set an expedited briefing schedule for Meyer v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 25, 2020
In Butler Cty. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Blauvelt, the Court suspended Scott Blauvelt of Hamilton from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2020
In State v. Hair, the Court gave appellee State of Ohio 30 days to file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction after the state reported not receiving the initial filing of appellant Christopher Hair’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 24, 2020
In State v. Froman, the Court affirmed the death penalty for a Kentucky man who kidnapped and killed his ex-girlfriend on Interstate 75 in Ohio after murdering her 17-year-old son in her Mayfield, Kentucky, home.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 23, 2020
The Court referred State ex rel. Cleveland Jewish Publication Co., Inc. v. Calta to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 23, 2020
In State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, L.L.C. v. Mertz, the Court ruled an Ohio appeals court must further examine whether the state’s suspension of operations of a saltwater-injection well suspected of causing earthquakes in Trumbull County constitutes a taking of the well-owner’s property.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 22, 2020
In State v. Hartman and State v. Smith, the Court clarified the standards under which a prosecutor may introduce evidence of a defendant's prior bad acts in a trial for a new crime.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 21, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Wiggins and Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck, the Court suspended Brian M. Wiggins of Xenia and John P. Lutseck of Vienna, Ohio, for an interim period for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 18, 2020
In Butler Cty. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Blauvelt, the Court gave respondent Scott Blauvelt until Sept. 21 to respond to the Butler County Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee’s request that he be placed on immediate interim remedial suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2020
The Court referred Cincinnati Fed. S. & L. v. McClain to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 17, 2020
The Court declined to reconsider State ex rel. Nauth v. Dirham, which denied a request to direct the Medina County Board of Elections to place a referendum of a Medina city council anti-discrimination ordinance on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 17, 2020
In In re Complaint of Direct Energy Business, L.L.C. v. Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., the Court ruled because Duke Energy was not acting as a “public utility” when managing the meter of an electric supplier to a large southwestern Ohio industrial customer, state regulators lacked jurisdiction to find Duke provided inadequate service when meter data was miscalculated.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 16, 2020
The Court declined a request to reconsider State ex rel. Luonuansuu v. King.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 16, 2020
In Put-in Bay v. Mathys, the Court ruled the island village of Put-in-Bay’s fee on rental vehicles ranging from bicycles to trolleys does not violate the Ohio Constitution, and businesses that offer vehicle rentals must pay the city fee.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 15, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Grego, the Court reinstated Lisa A. Grego of Bowling Green to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 15, 2020
The Court accepted State ex rel. Johnstone v. Cincinnati for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 14, 2020
In Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn and Disciplinary Counsel v. Judge, the Court indefinitely suspended Derrick A. Strahorn of Dayton and Beth A. Judge of Akron for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 11, 2020
In State ex rel. Syx v. Stow City Council, the Court denied a request by the city Charter Review Commission to direct Stow City Council and the Summit County Board of Elections to place nine proposed city charter revisions on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 11, 2020
In State ex rel. Merritt v. Indus. Comm., the Court reversed the decision of the Tenth District Court of Appeals and directed the Ohio Industrial Commission to conduct further proceedings.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 10, 2020
In State ex rel. West v. LaRose, the Court ruled the Ohio Secretary of State lawfully rejected the nominating petitions of Kayne West and Michell Tidball for president and vice president of the United States for failure to comply with state law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 10, 2020
In In re Disqualification of Warner, the Court disqualified Marion County Common Pleas Court Judge Jason D. Warner from acting as a judge while any and all indictments filed in Marion County Court of Common Pleas are pending and until further order of the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 10, 2020
In Mohamed v. Eckelberry, the Court ordered the parties to respond with seven days to the master commissioner’s report and recommendation that petitioner Hassan Mohamed’s $1 million bond be reduced to $200,000, secured by the deposit of 10 percent of the amount of the bond in cash, surety bond, or property as allowed by law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 8, 2020
The Court published official versions of 14 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 4, 2020
The Court dismissed Realty Trust Servs., L.L.C. v. Mohammad.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 3, 2020
The Court affirmed the Tenth District Court of Appeals' decision in State ex rel. Figueroa v. Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Real Estate & Professional Licensing.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 2, 2020
In State ex rel. Luonuansuu v. King, the Court denied a request from relators James Luonuansuu and Patrick Layshock of Newton Falls to compel the Trumbull County Board of Elections to place four municipal referendum petitions on the November 2020 ballot.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 2, 2020
In In re Application of Cobra Pipeline Co., Ltd., the Court denied appellant Cobra Pipeline’s request for the parties to mediate the matter and stay the Court’s briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 2, 2020
In McDougald v. Greene, the Court denied relator Jerone McDougald’s request for a writ of mandamus to produce Southern Ohio Correctional Facility records.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 1, 2020
In State ex rel. West v. LaRose, the Court granted respondent Lewis Goldfarb’s request to intervene and directed him to file his evidence and merit brief by noon, Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 1, 2020
In State v. Reed, the Court rule a criminal defendant is not entitled to jail-time credit while under postconviction house arrest or postconviction electronic monitoring because state law only grants credit to those confined to a public or private facility “intended for penal confinement.”

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 1, 2020
The Court accepted Cleveland Botanical Garden v. Drewein for review.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 28, 2020
In State ex rel. Syx v. Stow City Council, the Court ordered respondent Stow City Council to file an answer to the complaint by city Charter Review Commission to submit city charter revisions to the public for a vote by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 and set an expedited schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 31, 2020
In State ex rel. Ahlegian v. Fambro, the Court denied relator Sean Ahlegian’s request to refer the matter to mediation and his request for an extension to respond to the motion by respondent, Col. Richard Fambro of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 28, 2020
In State ex rel. Frenchko v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a request by Michele Nicole “Niki” Frenchko to prevent the Trumbull County Board of Elections from holding a hearing to investigate whether Frenchko has met the residency qualifications to remain a Republican candidate for Trumbull County Commissioner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2020
In State ex rel. West v. LaRose, the Court ordered parties to file a response, if any, to a motion for leave to intervene of Lewis Goldfarb by noon, Monday, Aug. 31.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Cramer, the Court indefinitely suspended a Cleveland attorney who disparaged judicial officers, an estate attorney, disciplinary counsel, and a police officer, alleging they lied and conspired to allow for the sale of her deceased mother’s property for less than its fair-market value.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for August 26, 2020
In State ex rel. West v. LaRose, the Court required respondent Ohio Secretary of State to respond by noon, Friday, Aug. 28, to the request by Kayne West and Michelle Tidball to accept their statements of candidacy and nomination petitions for president and vice president of the United States. The Court set additional deadlines for responses by the parties.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 26, 2020
In State ex rel. Nauth v. Dirham, the Court denied a request from the Concerned Citizens of Medina City to direct the Medina County Board of Elections to certify signatures in order to place on the 2020 general election ballot a referendum of a Medina city council ordinance, which prohibits discriminatory conduct in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 26, 2020
In Gabbard v. Madison Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court granted appellant Madison Local Board of Education’s request to stay the Twelfth District Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the district’s policy for allowing school personnel to carry firearms, and set an expedited briefing schedule for the matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 26, 2020
In Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, L.L.C., the Court ruled when workers at a private company provide urine samples for drug testing under the “direct-observation method,” they cannot sue their employer for invasion of privacy.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 25, 2020
In State ex rel. Drouhard v. Morrow Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court ruled the Morrow County Board of Commissioners can proceed with efforts to remove the former chairman of the county’s hospital board who has clashed with the commissioners over granting OhioHealth a contract to manage the county-owned hospital.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 24, 2020
In In re B.D., the Court granted appellant, a minor identified in court records as B.D., an emergency stay of the First District Court of Appeals’ judgment and related juvenile-court proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 24, 2020
The Court published official versions of six opinions, which previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2020
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Weir, the Court found Jeffrey H. Weir II in contempt for failing to comply with disciplinary procedures.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 20, 2020
In Moore v. Mt. Carmel Health Sys., the Court rejected a claim by a man suing a Columbus-based anesthesiologist that even though he was unable to locate the doctor to serve him with the lawsuit until after the statute of limitations had run, he was entitled to extra time under Ohio’s “savings statute.” (Also 2018-1479.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 19, 2020
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Mahin, the Court suspended a Cincinnati attorney for two years, with one year stayed, for misconduct that also landed him a two-year ban from practicing in a federal district court in Kentucky.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 18, 2020
In State v. Kirkland, the Court affirmed the death sentence of a Cincinnati man convicted of murdering two teenaged girls and two women between 2006 and 2009.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 18, 2020
The Court accepted Maternal Grandmother v. Hamilton Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs. for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 17, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Mason, the Court denied the request of Thomas L. Mason of Ashland for reinstatement to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 13, 2020
In Mohamed v. Eckelberry, the Court referred the matter to a Court master commissioner to conduct a hearing to determine whether petitioner Hassan Mohamed is being held unlawfully because of an excessive bond and to make a recommendation to the Court regarding the appropriate bond.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2020
In State v. Jones, the Court sent a Fremont man’s challenge to his conviction back to a lower court for further proceedings after accepting a trial transcript that previously was not part of the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 12, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hawkins, the Court publicly reprimanded a Franklin County judge whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when she was arrested for drunken driving.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 11, 2020
In State v. Cooper, the Court granted appellant Brandon Cooper’s request to immediately stay his sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 11, 2020
In State v. Brinkman, the Court stayed the execution of appellant George C. Brinkman, which was scheduled for Oct. 30, 2020, and directed that no execution date shall be set while this appeal is pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 10, 2020
The Court published official versions of 13 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 7, 2020
In State ex rel. Douglas Bobovnyik v. Mahoning County Board of Elections, the Court denied a request to require the Mahoning County Board of Elections certify Douglas Bobovnyik as an independent candidate for Mahoning County Sheriff on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 7, 2020
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Jones, the Court denied James S. Jones’ request to terminate probation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 6, 2020
In State of Ohio ex rel. Michele Nicole Frenchko v. Trumbull County Board of Elections, the Court stayed an Aug. 7 hearing by the Trumbull County Board of Elections and ordered the board to respond to the complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 6, 2020
The Court reinstated the briefing schedule for In re Application of Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc., ordering appellant organizations opposing Duke Energy’s Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project to file a brief within 20 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2020
In In re Four Members of the Toledo City Council, the chief justice appointed a special commission of three retired judges to consider the suspension from public office of four Toledo City Council members charged with felony crimes.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2020
In Buddenberg v. Weisdack, the Court ruled Ohio law allows a person to pursue a civil lawsuit based on injuries caused by a criminal act without having to show the crime resulted in a conviction.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for July 28, 2020
The Court granted the Ohio Public Defender’s Office the right to participate in the oral argument of State v. Simpson on Aug. 18.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 28, 2020
The Court dismissed In re Petition to Amend Rule I of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 28, 2020
In State v. Goff, the Court stayed the scheduled Sept. 16, 2020 execution of James R. Goff until the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 27, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Aten, the Court indefinitely suspended Deborah A. Smith of Akron and Michael B. Aten Jr. of Cleveland Heights from the practice of law for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2020
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Worthington, the Court suspended Dean P. Worthington of Hilliard from the practice of law for an interim period for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 23, 2020
The Court ordered oral argument for In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Falter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 23, 2020
In Jones v. Cleveland Clinic Found., the Court held that a new trial was not warranted in a case where, following a jury trial, a juror wrote a letter claiming that she had agreed to a Friday-evening verdict to avoid having to return for jury deliberations the following week.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for July 22, 2020
In State v. Knuff, the Court granted appellant Thomas E. Knuff Jr.’s request for an extension of time to complete and recreate the case record.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for July 22, 2020
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Little v. Brown.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 22, 2020
In McDougald v. Greene, the Court purged the contempt of court order of Southern Ohio Correctional Facility administrator Larry Greene, and granted relator Jerone McDougald’s $1,000 plus court costs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 22, 2020
In State v. Hundley, the Court affirmed the conviction and death sentence of a Youngstown man who murdered a disabled woman.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 17, 2020
In Scott v. Durrani, the Court denied the request by appellees R. David and Missy Scott to consolidate the case with Wilson v. Durrani for oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2020
In State v. Carlisle, the Court granted a continuance in the case and postponed oral argument scheduled for July 22.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 2, 2020
In State v.Taylor, the Court ruled a trial court does not have to consider a convicted criminal defendant’s present or future ability to pay court costs when considering the defendant’s request to have the cost eliminated or modified.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 15, 2020
The Court published official versions of 10 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 11, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Gonzalez, the Court today publicly reprimanded a Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge who tried to convince Ohio State Highway Patrol officers not to charge him with drunken driving by telling the troopers the conviction “will kill me.”

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 18, 2020
In Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Sparks, the Court agreed with respondent William R Sparks not to place him under an interim suspension and remanded the case to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2020
The Court published official versions of 7 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 15, 2020
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Armatas v. Fifth Dist. Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2020
In State v. Dibble, the Court denied the request by appellee Lawrence Dibble to appoint a lawyer to file a certiorari petition in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for May 6, 2020
In State ex rel. Armatas v. Fifth Dist. Court of Appeals, the Court ordered respondent, the Fifth District Court of Appeals, to respond to relator Steven Armatas’ request to not hold an oral argument in his case on May 12. The court has until 3 p.m. Thursday May 7 to respond.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 5, 2020
In Stone v. Forsthoefel, the Court ordered respondent Ashland County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald Forsthoefel to file a response by 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 6 to relator Adam Stone’s request to stay all proceedings in State v. Whited. If Judge Forsthoefel files a response, Stone has until 5 p.m. May 6 to file a response.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 5, 2020
In Athens v. McClain, the Court granted the appellant cities of Athens, Elyria, and others to conduct oral argument jointly for cases Nos. 2019-0693 and 2019-0696, giving each side 30 minutes for argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 4, 2020
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Wiggins, granted the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s request to place Brian M. Wiggins of Clark County on immediate interim suspension from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for May 1, 2020
In State v. Patrick, the Court asked the parties to address an additional issue.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 1, 2020
In State ex rel. Bechtel v. Cornachio, the Court denied Willoughby Municipal Court Judge Marisa Cornachio’s request to dismiss the case and ordered her to respond to the request by relators Nadine Bechtel and Jo Brantweiner to rule on a court magistrate’s entry.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2020
In State ex rel. Manor Care, Inc. v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp., the Court denied appellant Manor Care’s motion for reconsideration, challenging its ruling to dismiss the case for failure to file a merit brief by April 6. The Court granted Manor Care 10 days to file a merit brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 30, 2020
In State v. Price and State v. Rue, the Court granted requests by county prosecutors to allow the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to divide oral argument time during the Court’s June 16 session. (Also 2019-0822 and 2019-1128.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2020
The Supreme Court of Ohio hears oral arguments in four cases on Tuesday and three cases on Wednesday. Oral arguments begin at 9 a.m. and will be conducted via videoconferencing.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2020
In Stone v. Forsthoefel, the Court dismissed the case at the request of respondent Ashland County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald Forsthoefel. The Court further ordered to the extent that existing court orders do not already so provide, Judge Forsthoefel shall ensure that appropriate social distancing is maintained throughout the trial, both inside and outside the courtroom, and ensure that no individual entering the courtroom is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Further, the judge shall excuse any potential juror who is concerned that participation in the trial will jeopardize his or her health or safety.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 23, 2020
In Stone v. Forsthoefel, the Court ordered respondent Ashland County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald Forsthoefel to respond no later than 1 p.m., Friday, April 24 to relator Adam Stone’s request to not begin a criminal trial on April 28 because of the Covid-19 public health emergency.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2020
In Lubrizol Advanced Material, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., the Court ruled an Ohio chemical manufacturer cannot use an insurance company’s one-year policy to recover millions of dollars in damages it paid for selling faulty resin over the course of several years.

Supreme Court Fifth Case Announcement for April 22, 2020
In State v. Foster, the Court denied appellant State of Ohio’s request to stay the Eighth District Court of Appeals’ decision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 10, 2020
In McArtor v. Kovack, the Court stayed all hearings on all nonessential and nonemergency matters involving relator attorney David McArtor in respondent’s Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Kovack’s court pending the Supreme Court’s resolution of the request for emergency stay of proceedings. Judge Kovack was ordered to file a response to the request for emergency stay of proceedings no later than noon Tuesday, April 14.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 31, 2020
In State v. Garrett, the Court granted the parties’ request to extend the time to transmit the record until May 15.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 31, 2020
The Court accepted State ex rel. Yost v. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2020
In Summers v. Fox, the Court denied a request by intervening party identified in court records as J.K. for a motion to extend the time for oral argument.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 27, 2020
In State ex rel. Dobson v. Handwork, the Court requested parties Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson and visiting Wood County Common Pleas Judge Peter Handwork respond by March 30 to attorney Andrew Schuman’s motion to intervene in the case. The case involves the sentencing of Schuman.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 27, 2020
In In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Falter, the Court appointed five Ohio judges to consider a hearing panel report of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct regarding a campaign complaint against Hamilton County judicial candidate Karen Kopich Falter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2020
At the request of the Ohio Democratic Party, the Court dismissed the party from State ex rel. Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose. Relator Libertarian Party of Ohio’s complaint remains pending.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 26, 2020
In State ex rel. Lichtenwalter v. DeWine, the Court ordered respondents Gov. Mike DeWine and leaders of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to respond by March 30 to the request by inmate Derek Lichtenwalter to be released from prison because of the coronavirus outbreak. Lichtenwalter has until April 6 to file and respond to a request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 26, 2020
In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Berling, the Court suspended Toledo attorney Mark D. Berling from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 26, 2020
In State v. Boaston, the Court ruled when expert witnesses testify in criminal trials, they must stick to the information that was included in written reports shared with the opposing side 21 days in advance.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 25 ,2020
In In re Ivsan, the Court found John V. Ivsan, of Charlotte, North Carolina, found in contempt for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 25, 2020
In Ayers v. Cleveland, the Court ruled that a person who has won a civil against a public employee cannot use a state indemnification law to require the government body to pay the judgment — unless the employee requests that the employer pay.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 19, 2020
In State ex rel. Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose, the Court directed the parties to file a response, if any to a request by the Libertarian Party of Ohio to intervene by 5 p.m., March 19.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 19, 2020
In State ex rel. Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose, the Court denied a request by the parties to stay lower court proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2020
In Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. v. Pub. Util. Comm., the Court accepted a request from the parties to suspend the schedule to file briefs in the case pending a determination by the Court on whether it has jurisdiction to consider an appeal of a Public Utilities of Ohio Commission decision at this time.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 12, 2020
In Fahncke v. Fahncke, the Court ordered the appellee Fahncke siblings to file a response, if any, by 9 a.m. March 16 to a request for a stay by KeithA. Fahncke.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2020
In Vossman v. AirNet Sys., Inc., the Court ruled a prevailing party in a civil lawsuit is not entitled to collect from the losing party the costs of acquiring the transcript of a deposition that it uses in support of a motion for summary judgment.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 11, 2020
In Upper Arlington v. McClain, the Court denied a request to return the mater to mediation for a second time and instructed the parties to proceed for consideration of the case on its merits.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2020
In Columbus Bituminous Concrete Corp. v. Harrison Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals, the Court ruled a Pickaway County township cannot deny a gravel mining permit on grounds that the use does not conform with the general rules set out for uncommon land uses in the area. But violations of a condition in the permit related to public health or safety can lead to the permit’s revocation.

Supreme Court Third Announcement for March 3, 2020
In In re Resignation of Selby, the Court accepted the resignation of Joan P. Selby of Canton with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 3, 2020
In Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brenner, the Court reinstated Andrew J. Brenner of Mason to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2020
The Court accepted State v. Diehl for review and will hold the case pending its decision in State v. Howard.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 28, 2020
In State ex rel. Simpson v. Hamilton Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court denied a request to order the case to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 27, 2020
Upon request from the State, the chief justice, in In re Smith, established a special commission of retired judges Patricia Cosgrove, John Haas, and Thomas Pokorny to consider the suspension from public office of Bridgeport Mayor David W. Smith in relation to felony charges pertaining to his official conduct in office.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2020
In State v. Bates, the Court ordered a new trial for a Hamilton County man sentenced to death for the murder of his 2-year-old daughter because his lawyer failed to question or remove a racially biased member of the jury.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 26, 2020
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Dougherty and Cicero, the Court gave respondent Timothy R. Dougherty 10 days to file a written response explaining why the stay of his suspension should not be revoked, and why he should not serve the entire two years of his suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2020
In In re Adoption of A.C.B., the Court ruled a parent may lose the right to object to the adoption of a child by failing, without justifiable cause, to make child-support payments “as required by law or judicial decree.”

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 25, 2020
In State v. Ramirez, the Court ruled prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision granting a new trial to a Lucas County man on charges of voluntary manslaughter and seek to have the jury’s guilty verdict reinstated. But if the appeal is unsuccessful, double jeopardy prevents the man from being retried.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 24, 2020
The Court published official versions of five opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Februrary 21, 2020
In State v. Briggs, the Court gave appellee Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office until noon Feb. 25 to respond to a request by appellant Dennis Briggs to stay his 30-day jail sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 21, 2020
In The Homeless Charity v. Akron, the Court permitted out-of-state attorneys Jeffrey Rowes and Diana K. Simpson to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 20, 2020
In State v. Dibble, the Court ruled a Franklin County trial court appropriately found a police officer was acting in good faith when he searched a high school drama teacher’s home and found secret recordings of girls undressing in the school locker room.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 19, 2020
In State v. Faggs, the Court ruled when a parent or caretaker is charged with a crime for injuring a child, the accused adult may prove their actions were a form of “reasonable parental discipline” as an affirmative defense to avoid a conviction.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for February 18, 2020
The Court has dismissed State ex rel. Towns v. Williams Cty. Bd. of Elections, after relator Williams County Sheriff Steven M. Towns declined to seek re-election as part of a criminal plea agreement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 18, 2020
At the request of the parties in State ex rel. Taaffe v. Ohio State Univ., the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 18, 2020
The Court accepted State v. Shazier for review and will hold the decision until its rules on State v. Buttery.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 6, 2020
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court ruled while an apartment complex in the New Albany area of the Columbus city school district was originally valued at $16 million for tax year 2015, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals properly increased the valuation to $34.5 million based on a sale of the property.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2020
In Cleveland v. Ohio Bur. of Workers’ Comp., the Court ruled the city of Cleveland’s claim that the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation overcharged it millions of dollars in excessive premiums more than a decade ago must be filed in the Ohio Court of Claims.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for February 4, 2020
In State ex rel. Towns v. Williams Cty. Bd. of Elections, the respondent Williams County Board of Elections has asked the Court disregard the exhibits relator Steven M. Townes filed with the Court and any factual statements in his brief that relate to the exhibits. The board claims the exhibits were filed after a Jan. 27 deadline for submission. The Court gave Townes until Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. to respond.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 21, 2020
In State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court agreed to an expedited case schedule, which begins with the respondent Plain Local School District Board of Education filing an answer to the complaint of the residents of the school district by Thursday, Jan. 23.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 21, 2020
The Court granted motions for leave to file delayed appeals in four cases: State v. Whitaker, State v. Taylor, State v. Cook, and State v. Williams.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 17, 2020
The Court agreed to dismiss Smith v. Euclid at the request of the parties who reported reaching a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 16, 2020
In Kisling, Nestico & Redick, L.L.C. v. Progressive Max Ins., the Court ruled an insurer that settles a personal-injury claim with a victim who discharged his lawyers before a lawsuit is filed has no obligation to distribute a portion of the settlement to the lawyers for their prior work. Instead, the law firm must take legal action against its former client to get paid.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 15, 2020
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bare, the Court remanded the disciplinary matter of Addison T. Bare to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings and stated the interim default suspension imposed in May 2019 shall remain in place while the matter is pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 15, 2020
In State ex rel. New Wen, Inc. v. Marchbanks, the Court ruled the owner of a Wendy’s restaurant near a state highway intersection that was removed is entitled to compensation for the impact the business suffered from being cut off.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 14, 2020
In State v. Jones, the Court ruled the case is no longer being held for the decision in State v. Gwynne (2017-1506) and lifted the stay of briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2020
In Smith v. May, the Court ruled that the failure to provide timely notice of a hearing to Ja’Relle Smith’s father in a juvenile-court case did not prevent the juvenile court from transferring Smith’s case to adult court, where Smith was convicted of five felony counts and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 13, 2020
The Court published official versions of seven opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 10, 2020
In State ex rel. Thomas v. Gaul, the Court denied appellant Robert L. Thomas’ request for an appointed attorney.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 9, 2020
In State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court ordered the Plain Local School District to forward a petition to transfer some of the Village of Hills and Dales’ territory to the Jackson Local School District to the Stark County Board of Elections to check the sufficiency of petition signatures.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2020
At the request of relator Jim M. Russell, the Court dismissed Russell v. Second Dist. Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 8, 2020
The parties in State ex rel. Sun Chem. Corp. v. Indus. Comm. reached a settlement during mediation, and the Court ordered the appellant to seek dismissal or file a merit brief to continue the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 7, 2020
The Court did not accept the appeal and cross-appeal filed in Torres v. Concrete Designs, Inc., and denied the request to consolidate with another case the Court previously declined to review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 7, 2020
In State v. Knuff, the Court granted appellant Thomas E. Knuff’s request for an extension of time to transmit the case record to the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 6, 2020
In McDougald v. Sehlmeyer, the Court denied relator Jerone McDougald’s request for mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 3, 2020
In State v. Fips, at the request of appellant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and amicus curiae, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, the Court allowed the two to divide oral-argument time scheduled for Jan. 29.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 2, 2020
In State v. Brinkman, the Court granted appellant George Brinkman’s unopposed motion to stay the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for December 31, 2019
In In re Application of Columbia MHC E., L.L.C., the Court granted the appellant’s request for a dismissal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 31, 2019
In Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, L.L.C., the Court denied the request by appellant U.S. Healthworks Medical Group of Ohio to reschedule oral argument scheduled for Jan. 28, 2020.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2019
The Court agreed to review In re R.B.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 30, 2019
In State v. Nelson, at the request of the state, the Court allowed the state and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association to divide oral-argument time during the scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 28 oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 27, 2019
In In re Staats, the Court denied a motion for leave “to proceed with the petition for rehearing” by Gary C. Staats, who the Court earlier this year found to be a vexatious litigator under Supreme Court rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 26, 2019
In Griffith v. Chelsea Condominium, the Court granted appellants’ motion to file their memorandum in support of jurisdiction under seal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 24, 2019
The Court referred State ex rel. Miller v. Mt. Healthy Community Improvement Corp. to mediation and stayed all filing deadlines.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 24, 2019
In Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, L.L.C. v. LaRose, the Court agreed to answer five certified questions of law from the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, ordered the parties to brief the case, and agreed to schedule oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 20, 2019
In In re Fitz., the Court suspended Westlake attorney Robert E. Fitz for an interim period based on his felony workers’ compensation fraud conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2019
In State v Straley, the Court ruled Gregory S. Staley did not suffer a “manifest injustice” that would allow him to withdraw his guilty plea eight years later.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 18, 2019
In State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court granted relators’ motion to expedite the case schedule and the Court established the case-filing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2019
In Anderson v. WBNS-TV, Inc., the Court ruled an Ohio appeals court did not adequately assess a claim by three siblings that a Columbus television station defamed them by describing them as “robbers” of an 8-year-old’s hoverboard when it broadcast information provided by Columbus police.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 17, 2019
The Court agreed to review State v. Bowers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 17, 2019
In State v. Jones, the Court ruled that as long as the prosecution has reason to believe a dog has a history of being dangerous, an official designation of a “dangerous dog” is not required before the dog’s owner can be charged with failing to contain and control a dangerous dog.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 16, 2019
State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court ordered respondent Plain Local School District Board of Education to respond by noon, Tuesday, Dec. 17 to the request to expedite the case schedule filed by signers of a petition to transfer school territory to another school district.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 16, 2019
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck, the Court indefinitely suspended John P. Lutseck of Vienna from the practice of law for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 13, 2019
The Court dismissed State of Ohio ex. rel. Village of Hills and Dales v. Plain Local School District Board of Education, stating the village lacked standing to bring the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 13, 2019
In State ex rel. Gomez v. Favreau, the Court rejected relator John P. Gomez’s request for a temporary injunction and for oral argument, and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 12, 2019
At the request of the parties, the Court referred State ex rel. Hackett v. Marysville Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 10, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Burge and Toledo Bar Assn. v. Manore, the Court reinstated Lorain attorney James M. Burge and Sylvania attorney John J. Manore III to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 9, 2019
The Court ordered State ex rel. Kendrick v. Parker to proceed as an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 6, 2019
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Okuley, the Court agreed to no longer hold attorney John J. Okuley in contempt after he demonstrated he has complied with Court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2019
In State v. Pendleton, the Court approved the request by the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to divide oral-argument time scheduled for the Jan. 8, 2020 argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 21, 2019
In State v. Allen, the Court ruled that under Ohio law, banks can be considered “victims” of forgery and a court can order a Franklin County man to pay restitution to three banks where he cashed seven checks.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 20, 2019
In State ex rel. Keith v. Lawrence Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court declined to grant Ironton Mayor Katrina D. Keith’s request for a writ of prohibition that would have directed the Lawrence County Board of Elections to remove her mayoral opponent Samuel T. Cramblit II from the Nov. 5 general election ballot and prohibited the board from counting the votes he received.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2019
In McConnell v. Dudley, the Court ruled a township cannot be held liable for negligence in the hiring, training, or supervising of a police officer who subsequently is involved in an accident during a high-speed pursuit of criminal suspects.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 19, 2019
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. King, the Court indefinitely suspended a Cleveland attorney convicted of attempting to launder $20,000 in purported drug money offered to him by an FBI informant posing as a drug dealer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 18, 2019
The Court published official versions of five opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 15, 2019
The Court stayed the proceedings in Columbia Gas Transm., L.L.C. v. Ohio Valley Coal Co. pending the resolution of the bankruptcy proceedings of appellants Ohio Valley Coal Company and Consolidated Land Company, both subsidiaries of Murray Energy Holdings Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2019
In Interstate Gas Supply, Inc. v. Pub. Util. Comm., the Court allowed Duke Energy, Ohio to participate in the case in which Interstate Gas Supply and others challenge approval of Duke Energy’s electric-service rate plan.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2019
In Ohio Terminal Ry. Co. v. Hannibal Dev., L.L.C., the Court permitted Ohio River Partners Shareholder, L.L.C. to file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction within 30 days.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for November 12, 2019
In Buddenberg v. Weisdack, the Court allowed respondent Rebecca Buddenberg to discuss the Court’s 1997 Wooten v. Knisley decision, a case it did not cite in its original case briefs.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 12, 2019
The Court accepted State v. Philpotts for review and will hold the decision pending its ruling in State v. Weber,which is scheduled for oral argument in February 2020.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 12, 2019
Based on the Court’s rule requiring vexatious litigators to seek permission to file action, the Court, in In re Bozsik, denied the question to file an appeal and merit brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 7, 2019
In State v. Ford, the Court unanimously affirmed the murder convictions of an Akron man who admitted to killing his girlfriend’s parents. But the Court ordered a new hearing to determine if the man has an intellectual disability that bars the state from imposing the death penalty.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 6, 2019
In State ex rel. Feltner v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court granted the motion of amici curiae Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation and Ohio Land Bank Association to participate in oral argument scheduled for Nov. 13, 2019.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2019
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Winkfield, the Court indefinitely suspended Columbus attorney Lawrence E. Winkfield from the practice of law for a long disciplinary record of violations of the rules governing the conduct of Ohio attorneys.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 5, 2019
In State ex rel. Magsig v. Toledo, the Court ordered respondent City of Toledo to respond by noon, Nov. 7, 2019, to relator Susan Magsig’s complaint that the City of Toledo lacks jurisdiction in its established process to contest an automatic photo enforcement violation issued by the city.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2019
In Shelly Materials, Inc. v. Streetsboro Planning & Zoning Comm., the Court ruled an Ohio appeals court improperly “second-guessed” a Portage County trial court’s decision allowing for sand and gravel mining on a former 225-acre horse farm in Streetsboro.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 4, 2019
The Court published official versions of five opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 1, 2019
The Court denied relator Ohio State Bar Association’s motion to strike in Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Doheny, and instructed relator it may file a response to respondent Donald A. Doheny Jr.’s motion for relief within 10 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 31, 2019
In State ex rel. FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. v. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the Court told respondents Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts to respond by Nov. 5 to relator FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.’s request to expedite the case regarding the right to submit a referendum to repeal H.B. 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 31, 2019
In State v. Soto, the Court ruled the dismissal of a charge through a plea agreement is not the equivalent of an acquittal, and a Putnam County man who was convicted of child endangering and served five years in prison for the death of his 2-year-old son can be charged with murder.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Dougherty and Cicero, the Court disbarred one attorney and suspended another for engaging and assisting in the unauthorized practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 29, 2019
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Naumov, the Court found Dusko Naumov engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2019
The Court denied a request for reconsideration of Women’s Med Ctr. of Dayton v. Dept. of Health.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 25, 2019
The Court dismissed State v. Whitaker for lack of jurisdiction and instructed appellant Christopher L. Whitaker that he may file a delayed appeal request.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2019
The Court dismissed Grim v. New Holland after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 18, 2019
At the request of the state, the Court agreed to dismiss State v. Davis.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 17, 2019
In State ex rel. Barney v. Union Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court upheld the right of the Union County Board of Elections to place a referendum on the Nov. 5 general election ballot concerning the rezoning of approximately 210 acres of land in Jerome Township.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 30, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Delay, the Court found Brendan E. Delay of Westlake in contempt for failure to surrender his attorney-registration card and failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 27, 2019
In State v. Townsend, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender to represent cross-appellee Albert Townsend for this appeal sought by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 26, 2019
In Georgetown v. Brown Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court allowed a proposed a ballot measure that would reduce the rate of a fire and emergency services levy for the village of Georgetown from 9.5 mills to 2.5 mills to be placed on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2019
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Cincinnati, the Court ruled the city of Cincinnati did not act in good faith when it delayed releasing to the Cincinnati Enquirer body-camera footage of police officers using Tasers to subdue two men during an August 2017 arrest.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for September 25, 2019
In State ex rel. Hasselbach v. Sandusky Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a motion for reconsideration of its directive to the Sandusky County Board of Elections to place a referendum on the Nov. 5 general election ballot on rezoning of property to be used by Freemont Rental for multi-family housing.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 25, 2019
The Court dismissed State v. Belle.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 25, 2019
The Court dismissed State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2019
In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Manore, The Court suspended a Sylvania attorney convicted in federal court of filing a false tax return was suspended for two years, with one year stayed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 24, 2019
In Cleveland v. State, the Court ruled state lawmakers had the authority to enact a law invalidating the city of Cleveland’s ordinance that required public works construction project contractors to hire city residents.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 23, 2019
The Court released 16 official versions of opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 20, 2019
The Court referred State ex rel. Manor Care, Inc. v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 5, 2019
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Snyder v. Butler, at the request of relator Katharina Snyder after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 4, 2019
The Court referred State ex rel. Omni Manor, Inc. v. Indus. Comm. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 3, 2019
The Court accepted Cincinnati v. Fourth Natl. Realty, L.L.C. for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 30, 2019
In Torres v. Concrete Designs, Inc., the Court lifted a stay in the proceedings and directed appellee Concrete Designs Inc. to file a file either a memorandum in response to jurisdiction or a notice of cross-appeal and memorandum in support of jurisdiction by Oct. 7.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 29, 2019
In In State ex rel. D.D. v. Lucas Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court denied the request of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court to stay the lower-court proceedings while the matter is under appeal, and gave the court 14 days to demonstrate when the matter should not be dismissed for lack of a final, appealable order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Benbow and Disciplinary Counsel v. Leon, the Court reinstated Brian W. Benbow of Nashport and Robert J. Leon of Westerville to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2019
In State ex rel. Hasselbach v. Sandusky Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court gave the relators, a group of Fremont residents seeking a referendum on rezoning of property to be used by Freemont Rental for multi-family housing, as well as the Sandusky County Board of Elections until Friday to respond to a request by Fremont Rental to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2019
In Mahoning Bar Assn. v. Jones, and Columbus Bar Assn. v. Gill, the Court purged contempt of court orders against respondents James J. Jones and Sterling E. Gill after the attorneys demonstrated they are in compliance with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 26, 2019
The Court released 19 official versions of the opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 15, 2019
In State v. Hitchcock, the Court ruled that Ohio’s criminal sentencing laws do not allow a trial court to impose community control sanctions for a felony offense to run consecutively to a prison sentence imposed for another felony offense.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 14, 2019
In State ex rel. More Bratenahl v. Bratenahl, the Court ruled that a governmental body cannot conduct public business by way of a secret ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Burge, the Court suspended former Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James M. Burge from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 12, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Doumbas, the Court reinstated Marc G. Doumbas of Avon Lake to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 9, 2019
In Phoenix Lighting Group, L.L.C. v. Genlyte Thomas Group, L.L.C., the Court denied appellee Phoenix Lighting Group’s request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 8, 2019
The Court found six attorneys in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 7, 2019
In Summers v. Fox, the Court allowed the victim of the crime at issue in this case, identified as J.K., to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2019
The Court released 22 official versions of the opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2019
The Court dismissed Shillingburg v. Turtle Creek Assets, Ltd., after the parties announced reaching a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2019
In State v. Hudson, the Court approved appellant Michael D. Hudson’s request to appoint the Office of the Ohio Public Defender as counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Shimko, the Court indefinitely suspended a Westlake attorney for threatening to reveal and actually disclosing confidential client information in an effort to collect a clearly excessive legal fee.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 15, 2019
In State ex rel. Bender v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court directed the Franklin County Board of Elections to reinstate Robert Bender to the November general election ballot as the Libertarian Party candidate for Reynoldsburg City Council, Ward 3.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 15, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Pigott, the Court reinstated Thomas D. Pigott of Toledo to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2019
At the request of relator Marion County Municipal Court Judge Teresa Ballinger, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Ballinger v. Mayor.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 11, 2019
In Summers v. Fox, the Court gave the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction until Monday, July 15, to respond to the request by Mercer County Prosecutor Matthew K. Fox and Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey for all 2019 telephone records of inmate Christopher Summers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 11, 2019
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Gill, Disciplinary Counsel v. Grego, and Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck, the Court found Sterling E. Gill II of Columbus, Lisa A. Grego of Bowling Green, and John P. Lutseck of Vienna in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 10, 2019
The court referred Wilson v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys. Bd. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2019
The Court accepted State v. Weber for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 9, 2019
In In re Cosgrove, the Court suspended Michael F. Cosgrove of Cleveland for an interim period based on a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 8, 2019
After the parties in State ex rel. Damschroder v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys. reached a settlement, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 3, 2019
The parties in State ex rel. Damschroder v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys. informed the court they reached a settlement. The Court directed relator John Damschroder to file a notice of dismissal or a notice of failure to settle within 60 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 2, 2019
The Court returned State ex rel. Frank v. Ohio State Univ. to its regular docket and ordered respondent Ohio State University to respond to the complaint within 21 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 1, 2019
In In re Vettori-Caraballo, the Court suspended Diane S. Vettori-Caraballo of Boardman for an interim period based on a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Rumizen, the Court suspended a Cuyahoga County lawyer for two years, with 18 months stayed, for purposely underpaying another lawyer with whom he had a fee-sharing agreement.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for June 26, 2019
In State ex rel. Newell v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth., the Court denied appellant Timothy Newell’s motion to strike appellee Ohio Adult Parole Authority’s merit brief and gave Newell 20 days to file a reply brief.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for June 26, 2019
The Court accepted Defender Sec. Co. v. Testa for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 26, 2019
In State v. Wiley, the Court reversed the Eighth District Court of Appeals decision on the authority of State v. Earley, and reimposed the trial court’s imposition of concurrent sentences.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 26, 2019
In Piazza v. Cuyahoga Cty., the Court ruled political subdivisions are not immune from lawsuits by former employees as long as the worker’s claim is connected to the “employment relationship” with the government body.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 25, 2019
In In re Adoption of B.I., the Court ruled a child’s natural parent does not give up the right to consent to the child’s adoption for failure to provide “maintenance and support” if the parent receives a court order relieving the parent of the obligation to pay child support. (Also, 2018-0182, 2018-0350, and 2018-0351.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 24, 2019
The Court, in State v. Fears, vacated the Oct. 17 scheduled execution date for appellant Angelo Fears. Fears is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2019
In In re Application of 6011 Greenwich Windpark, L.L.C., the Court ruled the Ohio Power Siting Board was authorized to allow a proposed 25-turbine wind farm in Huron County to change the model of turbines it will use without subjecting the facility to stricter turbine setback requirements imposed by state lawmakers after the wind farm’s original certification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2019
In In re Application of Ohio Edison Co., the Court ruled that since 2017, FirstEnergy Companies’ customers have been paying an extra $168 million to $204 million per year through a rider that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio improperly authorized and must be removed. (Also 2017-1664.)

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 18, 2019
In State ex rel. Bender v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court agreed to consider relator Robert Bender’s request to require the Franklin County Board of Elections place him on the general election ballot as the Libertarian Party candidate for Reynoldsburg City Council Ward 3 and gave respondent, the elections board, five days to file an answer to the complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 18, 2019
In In re Resignation of Cicero, the Court denied the application of attorney Christopher T. Cicero of Columbus to resign or retire while disciplinary proceedings against him are pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 17, 2019
The Court released official versions of 16 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2019
In In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C., the Court ordered the appellant landowners in Crawford and Richland counties to demonstrate why the case should not be dismissed in light of Black Fork Wind Energy’s relinquishment of its operating certificate granted by the Ohio Power Siting Board.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2019
In State v. Hill, the Court approved the joint application of the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney and Genesis Hill to dismiss all appeals after the two reached a plea agreement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 12, 2019
In State v. Vance, the Court denied appellant Lewis J. Vance’s request to supplement the record with newly discovered evidence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 12, 2019
In In re I.S., the Court agreed to reconsider its prior denial to review the case and will consider the argument that a state law is unconstitutional because it allows for the prosecution of one minor when the evidence demonstrates that two sexually-involved minors were similarly impaired at the time of the incident.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 10, 2019
In State ex rel. Feltner v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court permitted relator Elliot G. Feltner to file a reply brief by no later than June 25.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2019
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Weir, the Court suspended a Lorain attorney for one year, with six months stayed, for losing one client’s settlement check and failing to provide competent representation in a legal malpractice lawsuit against another lawyer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 4, 2019
In In re Smith and In re Buttars, the Court imposed an interim suspension on attorneys Deborah A. Smith, of Akron, and Austin R. Buttars, of Dublin, based on felony convictions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 3, 2019
In Ohio Veterans & Fraternal Charitable Coalition v. Yost, the Court approved a joint motion to continue to hold in abeyance its determination on jurisdiction and ordered the parties to advise the Court of the status of negotiations within 90 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2019
In State v. Tench, the Court granted appellant James Tench’s request to have Kimberly S. Rigby appointed to represent him for the purpose of filing an application for reopening his death penalty conviction. Tench is sentenced to be executed in September 2022.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 30, 2019
In State ex rel. C.V. v. Adoption Link, Inc., the Court granted a writ of prohibition against the Greene County Juvenile Court judge’s termination of C.V.’s parental rights and denied a writ of prohibition against the Greene County Probate Court judge, allowing the probate court to consider the adoption of N.V., as long as C.V. has the opportunity to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 30, 2019
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Moore, the Court disbarred a Greater Cincinnati lawyer after he sought to represent a woman in a divorce while his license to practice law was under suspension, and then falsely promised her he would provide the service for free.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 29, 2019
In Ayers v. Cleveland, the Court permitted out-of-state attorney Daniel Twetten to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 29, 2019
In State v. Martin, the Court ruled a criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 28, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Camino and Dayton Bar Assn. v. Williams, the Court indefinitely suspended attorneys Paula E. Camino of Highland Heights, and David L. Williams of Huber Heights for failing to comply with disciplinary matters.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 24, 2019
In State v. Stojetz, the Court set a March 14, 2024, execution date for John Stojetz.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2019
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Cincinnati Police Dept., the Court ordered the Cincinnati Police Department to submit supplemental evidence that indicates whether the responding officers, whose images were intentionally obscured when the bodycam footage was released to relator, the Cincinnati Enquirer, were acting in a capacity that exempts their identity from disclosure either at the time of the incident or at any other time.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2019
In State ex rel. Yost v. Omar Ibn El Khattab Mosque Inc., the Court ruled the Ohio attorney general will have to choose which of two feuding boards of directors gets to operate a Columbus mosque and its $432,000 operating account.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 22, 2019
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bare, the Court suspended Addison T. Bare of Columbus for an interim period for failing to comply with a disciplinary matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bereday, the Court indefinitely suspended a Tampa, Florida, attorney licensed to practice in Ohio, based on a federal felony conviction stemming from health care fraud charges.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 21, 2019
The Court agreed to conduct oral arguments in Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 20, 2019
The Court released official versions of 13 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 17, 2019
In In re Complaint of Wingo v. Nationwide Energy Partners, L.L.C., the Court granted a motion by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to stay the briefing schedule pending the outcome of a motion to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 17, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Wysin, the Court found Kent attorney Gregory J. Wysin in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2019
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Roseman, the Court issued a two-year suspension to Westerville attorney Darwin R. Roseman, who has yet to seek reinstatement from a previous one-year suspension imposed on him in 2016.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 15, 2019
In Stuart v. Greene, the Court denied relator Keontae Stuart’s motion to refer the case to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2019
In State v. Romero, the Court ruled that a Honduran native living in Stark County and facing deportation can pursue his claim that he received ineffective legal assistance during his 2016 drug-related case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 14, 2019
In State ex rel. Kesterson v. Kent State Univ., the Court granted relator Lauren Kesterson’s petition for combined attorney fees in the amount of $32,624.98, for cases 2016-0615 and 2016-1123.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 14, 2019
The Court referred State ex rel. Ballinger v. Mayor to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2019
The Court ordered Upper Arlington v. McClain to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 9, 2019
In State v. Group, the Court set a January 10, 2024 execution date for Scott A. Group.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2019
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Flessa, the Court publicly reprimanded Cincinnati attorney John H. Flessa.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 8, 2019
In Stiner v. Amazon.com, Inc., the Court permitted California attorney Julie L. Hussey to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2019
Over the objections of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the Court in State ex rel. O’Malley v. Russo ruled the common pleas court does have jurisdiction over a former death-row inmate’s claim that he was wrongfully imprisoned and is entitled to state compensation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2019
In State ex rel. Greene Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. O’Diam, the Court ruled that Greene County’s probate judge cannot force the county to designate that a courtroom be reserved exclusively for probate cases three days a week.

Supreme Court Case Annnouncement for May 6, 2019
In In re Sutter, based on a felony conviction, the Court suspended Toledo attorney Gary M. Sutter, from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2019
At the request of relator Matthew Lusane, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Lusane v. Oswick.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2019
In State v. Hairston, the Court ruled that a police search of a man walking and talking on his cell phone in an area where gunshots were fired no more than 60 seconds earlier was lawful, and the handgun obtained during the search can be used as evidence.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 1, 2019
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Weir, the Court gave attorney Jeffrey H. Weir II, 10 days to file a written response with the clerk of this court explaining why he should not be held in contempt for disobeying a disciplinary order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2019
In State ex rel. Cleveland v. Russo, the Court lifted a hold placed by a Cuyahoga County judge on the Cleveland Fire Department’s move to change the starting time of its 24-hour shifts.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 30, 2019
In Rockies Express Pipeline, L.L.C. v. McClain, the Court granted appellant Rockies Express Pipeline’s request to hear oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Jackson, the Court reinstated Cleveland attorney Stanley Jackson Jr. to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 26, 2019
In State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene, the Court ordered respondent Larry Greene of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility to submit for in camera inspection unredacted copies of all records requested by relator Jerone McDougal within 14 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2019
In State v. Vance, the Court denied appellant Lewis Vance’s “motion to supplement newly discovered evidence.”

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2019
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Jorgensen v. Fuller at the request of appellant Melanie Jorgensen.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2019
In State v. Stuckman, the Court dismissed the case after appellant Armis Stuckman failed to file a required brief by the April 19 deadline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 22, 2019
In Beavercreek Towne Station, L.L.C. v. Greene Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court granted appellant Beavercreek Towne Station’s motion to stay a decision, pending a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 22, 2019
The Court released official versions of ten opinions and 11 requests for judicial disqualifications that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 19, 2019
In Collins v. Hooks, the Court dismissed petitioner DeErnest D. Collins’ request for a writ of habeas corpus seeking his release from prison, contending his scheduled release should have been on March 10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 2019
In Rieger v. Giant Eagle, Inc., the Court granted Retail Litigation Center, Inc.’s motion to withdraw as an amicus curiae party.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 18, 2019
In LRC Magic Investors v. Bessemer Group, L.L.C., the Court dismissed the case after appellants Bessemer Group LLC failed to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction by the required deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2019
In Saffold v. Black Economic Union of Ohio, the Court approved the request for attorneys Nathalie A. Dibo and Matthew P. Yourkvitch to withdraw as counsel for appellee Estate of Rodger Saffold after the two reported they were misidentified as representing the estate.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 17, 2019
Having agreed to answer a certified question of state law in Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. v. Natl. Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, the Court directed the clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to transmit a copy of the case record within 14 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2019
The Court accepted State v. Henderson for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Friday, April 12, 2019
In White v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp., the Court dismissed respondents Lisa Twitty, Tina Kielmeyer, and Bradley A. Nielsen from the lawsuit.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 8, 2019
The Court released official versions of seven opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2019
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Moore, the Court found Rodger W. Moore of Alexandria, Kentucky, in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 4, 2019
In State v. White, the Court ruled that when a trial court decides not to impose a sentence on an individual for a minor misdemeanor, it must clearly state in the judgment of conviction that no sentence is imposed, before the convicted person can appeal the sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 3, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Rusu, the Court publicly reprimanded Mahoning County Probate Judge Robert N. Rusu Jr. for taking action as a judge on cases in which he previously served as a lawyer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2019
In In re I.S., the Court ruled the case involves the termination of parental rights and gave the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services 20 days to file a response.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2019
In Anderson v. WBNS-TV, Inc., the Court granted the motion of amicus curiae State of Ohio to participate in oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2019
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Dull, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Engel, the Court is reinstating Joseph T. Dull of Niles and Andrew M. Engel to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett, the Court found Daniel L. Bennett of Springfield in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 25, 2019
Based on the Supreme Court of Nevada’s five-year suspension of Marina E. Kolias of Las Vegas, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Kolias, indefinitely suspended Kolias’ right to practice law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 22, 2019
Based on a felony conviction, the Court, in In re Schwarz, suspended Harold M. Schwarz III, of Akron, from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 21, 2019
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Tucker, the Court terminated the suspension and probation of Tallmadge attorney Jon David Tucker.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for March 20, 2019
In Melton v. Swift, the Court ordered respondent retired Judge Thomas Swift, on assignment to the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Probate Division, to respond by March 21 to a motion for stay and expedited alternative writ by relator attorney Scott L. Melton.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 20, 2019
Based on felony convictions, the Court, in In re Dunn and In re Long, suspended Marcus D. Dunn of Bexley and Stephen D. Long of Toledo from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 20, 2019
The Court accepted State v. Fips for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 20, 2019
In Bear v. Buchanan, the Court rejected a claim by a Gallia County man that even though he was in his mid-20s when he pleaded guilty to rapes he committed as a teen, he could not be sentenced as an adult without first appearing in juvenile court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 19, 2019
In State ex rel. Army of the Twelve Monkeys v. Warren Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court affirmed the decision to dismiss the case for failure to pay the court filing fee, and rejected the request by the non-profit organizations’ leader to waive the fee by claiming himself to be an indigent individual.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Grego, the Court ordered Lisa A. Grego of Bowling Green to respond within 10 days as to why she should not be held in contempt for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2019
In State ex rel. Federle v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ruled the Warren County Board of Elections can place a Wayne Township rezoning referendum on the May 7 ballot regarding a proposed 42-acre housing development.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2019
The Court, in Wesolowski v. Broadview Hts. Planning Comm., granted the motion of amicus curiae Ohio Home Builders Association to participate in oral argument scheduled for March 27, 2019.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2019
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Chodosh, the Court imposed a fully stayed one-year suspension on Columbus attorney Louis J. Chodosh with the conditions that he engage in no further misconduct and pay the costs of the disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 6, 2019
The Court accepted State v. Pendergrass for review.

Surpeme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2019
In Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. v. Natl. Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, the Court agreed to answer the certified question of state law presented by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2019
In State ex rel. St. Clair Twp. Bd. of Trustees v. Hamilton, the Court agreed with St. Clair Township that it was owed property tax collected from land annexed by the city of Hamilton, but because the township does not know how much is owed, the Court refused to order Hamilton to pay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2019
In State ex rel. Guilfoyle v. Indus. Comm., the Court granted appellant Big Lots, Inc.’s request to be dismissed from the case after reaching a settlement with appellee Dorlores Guilfoyle. The appeal of the Industrial Commission remains pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2019
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Weir, the Court suspended Lorain attorney Jeffrey H. Weir II for an interim period for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 28, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall, the Court suspended a former Scioto County Common Pleas Court judge from the practice of law for six months for attempting to influence a highway patrolman and juvenile court to drop a speeding charge against his daughter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2019
The Court, in In re Resignation of Robol and In re Resignation of Treuhaft, accepted the resignations of attorneys Richard T. Robol of Columbus, and Joel S. Treuhaft of Palm Harbor, Florida, both with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2019
t the request of appellant Lonny Bristow, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Bristow v. Baxter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 25, 2019
The Court found attorneys in Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Sciortino, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters in contempt for failing to comply with orders related to disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 22, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Meehan, the Court suspended Cleveland attorney Michael P. Meehan from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for February 21, 2019
In State v. Kirkland, the Court granted appellant Anthony Kirkland’s motion to protect two court exhibits, which are recordings of communication between Kirkland and his attorney, as attorney-client communications.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 21, 2019
The Court denied as moot relator Andre D. Washington’s motion for leave to supplement judicial notice in State ex rel. Washington v. First Dist. Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 21, 2019
The Court found three attorneys in contempt for failure to comply with orders related to disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 20, 2019
The Court declined to review State v. Dawson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 20, 2019
The Court accepted White v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp. for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 19, 2019
In State ex rel. Cleveland v. Russo, the Court ordered Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy Russo to respond by noon, Feb. 22 to the City of Cleveland’s motion to stay a decision regarding the change in start time to the Cleveland Fire division’s start times.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 19, 2019
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Mariotti, the Court granted Cleveland attorney Mark Mariotti’s request to be reinstated to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 15, 2019
In In re A.W., the Court permitted out-of-state attorneys Marsha L. Levick and Andrew R. Keats participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 14, 2019
In State ex rel. Tantarelli v. Decapua Ents., Inc., the Court affirmed the Ohio Industrial Commission's decision denying claimant Anthony Tantarelli’s motion to recalculate his average weekly wage.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 13, 2019
In State ex rel. Mignella v. Indus. Comm., the Court ruled an injured worker seeking workers’ compensation benefits may be subjected to additional medical examinations if the state explains why other exams would be necessary or helpful in determining the worker’s eligibility.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 12, 2019
In State ex rel. Vollrath v. Adoption Link, Inc., the Court ordered all adoption proceedings stayed pending resolution of relator Carley Vollrath’s motion involving termination of parental rights and minor child adoption.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 12, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Salerno, the Court issued Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Amelia “Amy” A. Salerno a fully stayed one-year suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 11, 2019
The Court returned State ex rel. Navistar, Inc. v. Indus. Comm. to its regular docket.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 8, 2019
In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co., the Court granted Dayton Power and Light Company’s motion to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 7, 2019
In State ex rel. WBNS 10-TV, Inc. v. Hawkins, the Court ordered respondent Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Monica Hawkins to file a response, if any, by noon, Feb. 12, to WBNS’s request for an order to allow electronic media access to her courtroom.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 7, 2019
In State ex rel. Hunter v. Dept. of Edn., the Court granted relator Dario D. Hunter’s request to dismiss the case after the public records he requested were provided and the parties reached a settlement that includes payments toward Hunter’s case costs.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 6, 2019
In State v. Bates, the Court approved a motion by amicus curiae NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. to participate in the Feb. 19, 2019 oral argument on behalf of appellant Glen E. Bates.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 6, 2019
In State v. Hill, the Court granted appellant Frederick Mark Hill’s motion for leave to file a delayed appeal and ordered Hill to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction within 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2019
In State v. Donoho, at the request of appellant Tyler K. Donoho, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 4, 2019
In State ex rel. Evans v. Tieman, the Court dismissed the case at the request of relator William H. Evans Jr.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 30, 2019
In State v. Grate, the Court ordered the Ashland County Clerk of Courts to file the complete record of the case within 14 days. The Court stated no exceptions will be granted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 30, 2019
In State ex rel. Whitt v. Harris, the Court determined the case originated in the court of appeals and should proceed as an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 29, 2019
In State v. Henness, because the governor delayed the scheduled execution of Warren K. Henness until Sept. 12, 2019, the Court denied as moot Henness’ motion to stay his Feb. 13, scheduled execution.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 28, 2019
The Court released official versions of 15 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 25, 2019
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Moore, the Court suspended Rodger W. Moore of Alexandria, Kentucky, for an interim period for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 24, 2019
The chief justice released three judicial-disqualification opinions that previously were issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 23, 2019
In State ex rel. Abernathy v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a request to remove a proposed Toledo city charter amendment, known as the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, from the Feb. 26 special election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 23, 2019
In State v. Amos, the Court dismissed the case as having been improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2019
In State v. Henness, the Court ordered that a copy of any documents related to the Feb. 13 scheduled execution of Warren K. Henness that are filed in or issued by any other court in this state or any federal court, as well as any commutation, pardon, or warrant of reprieve issued by the governor, be delivered to the office of the clerk as soon as possible, either personally or by facsimile or email.

Supreme Case Announcement for January 17, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett, the Court indefinitely suspended Daniel L. Bennett of Springfield for failing to respond to a disciplinary complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 16, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Forte, the Court, based on a certified order of the Supreme Court of Florida, publicly reprimanded Michael L. Forte of Tampa, Florida.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 15, 2019
The chief justice released two judicial-disqualification opinions that previously were issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2019
The Court released the official versions of 13 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 11, 2019
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner, Disciplinary Counsel v. Speights, and In re Prisley, the Court found Trent Turner of Columbus, Nathaniel H. Speights of Washington, D.C., and Michael A. Prisley of Upper Arlington in contempt of court for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 10, 2019
In In re Yavorcik, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Pickrel, the Court reinstated Martin E. Yavorcik and Patricia A. Pickrel to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2019
The chief justice released five judicial-disqualification opinions that previously were issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 8, 2019
The chief justice released five judicial-disqualification opinions that previously were issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 4, 2019
In State v. Ramirez, the Court approved appellee Ramiro Ramirez’s request to have the Office of the Ohio Public Defender appointed as his counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 3, 2019
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Aten, the Court suspended Michael B. Aten Jr. for an interim period after he failed to respond to a formal complaint by the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 2, 2019
The Court, in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Moody, Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Large, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Stovell, found three attorneys in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 31, 2018
In State ex rel. Abernathy v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court permitted members of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights petition committee to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2018
In Embassy Healthcare v. Bell, the Court denied a motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 28, 2018
In State ex rel. Cannon v. Mohr, the Court denied a request for a stay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 27, 2018
In In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C., the Court ruled altering a wind farm’s construction timeline is an “amendment,” and a proposal for a 91-turbine farm must return to state regulators for an extension, potentially subjecting the facility to stricter state rules.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 26, 2018
In State v. Apanovitch, the Court denied Anthony Apanovitch’s motion for reconsideration of its previous ruling.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 26, 2018
In State v. Tench, the Court affirmed the 2016 conviction and death sentence of a Brunswick man who murdered his mother because he suspected she might tell police was stealing money from her.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 24, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Camino, Dayton Bar Assn. v. Williams, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas, the Court found three attorneys in contempt for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for December 21, 2018
A five-judge commission appointed by the Court has fined Summit County judicial candidates David G. Lombardi and Thomas M. McCarty each $1,200 for judicial campaign violations because their campaign literature failed to make it clear they were not incumbent judges.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 21, 2018
In State v. Ireland, the Court denied appellee’s, the deceased Darin K. Ireland, motion for reconsideration and motion to dismiss. The Court granted the state’s request that Paul Giorgianni, Ireland’s attorney, be added as a substitute appellee for the purpose of having the case continue its proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 21, 2018
In State ex rel. Hogan Lovells U.S., L.L.P. v. Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., the Court ruled an international law firm is entitled to some of the records it requested related to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s acquisition and supply of lethal-injection drugs. The Court permitted the department to redact information that is exempt from the Ohio Public Records Act.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 20, 2018
In Magnus Internatl. Group, Inc. v. Forster, the Court referred the case to mediation and stayed all filing deadlines.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 20, 2018
The Court suspended two lawyers. In Disciplinary Counsel v. Leon, the Court suspended a Westerville attorney for mishandling a case and having sex with his client. In Disciplinary Counsel v. Pigott, the Court suspended a Toledo attorney for failing to pay clients money they were due.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 19, 2018
In State v. Ireland, the state requests that Paul Giorgianni, attorney for deceased appellee Darin K. Ireland, be added as a substitute appellee for the purpose of allowing the appeal to move forward. The Court gave Giorgianni until 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 to respond.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2018
In State v. Braden, the Court ruled a state law allowing trial courts to waive or modify court costs applies only to those sentenced after the statute’s 2013 effective date.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 18, 2018
In State v. Ireland, the spouse of appellee Darin K. Ireland moved to dismiss the case and vacate the charges against him after Ireland died Dec. 17. The Court ordered the state to file a response, if any, no later than Thursday, Dec. 20.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters, the Court indefinitely suspended a Toledo attorney based on his criminal conduct that led to incarceration and his subsequent failure to inform his clients that he was in jail or to provide legal services to them.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 17, 2018
The Court released official versions of 15 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 13, 2018
In Blackstone v. Moore, the Court rejected a Monroe County couple’s claim that an oil-and-gas-royalty interest in their property — originally reserved by prior owners in 1915 — was extinguished because it was not described in enough detail in the couple’s deed to their property.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 12, 2018
In Embassy Healthcare v. Bell, the Court ruled that a creditor must seek payment of unpaid bills from a deceased spouse’s estate before attempting to collect payment from the surviving spouse.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 11, 2018
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Klosk, the Court fined a California lawyer and his firm $2,000 for representing an Ohioan in a debt collection case in the state without having a license to practice law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 7, 2018
In Wayt v. DHSC, LLC, the Court ruled that claims of defamation fall under the $250,000 cap for noneconomic damages in R.C. 2315.18(B)(2). The ruling reverses a $1.55 million award Ann Wayt received from a Stark County Common Pleas Court and remands the matter to the trial court for further proceedings.

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced its December scheduled disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2018
In Anderson v. WBNS-TV, Inc., the Court approved appellant WBNS-TV’s request to file a corrected, amended reply brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2018
The Court found six attorneys in contempt for failure to file affidavits of compliance with their disciplinary sanctions by their October deadlines.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 3, 2018
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Mariotti, the Court suspended Mark Mariotti of Cleveland from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 30, 2018
In HCP EMOH, L.L.C. v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court vacated the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals’ approval of Washington County’s appraisal of an assisted-living facility. The Court remanded the case to the board, ruling the county used improper data to develop its appraisal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 29, 2018
In State v. Apanovitch, the Court ruled Ohio law did not permit a Cuyahoga County trial court to consider a post-conviction petition from a man on death row since 1985, who was convicted of rape, burglary, and murder. The Court reversed decisions by the trial court to vacate Anthony Apanovitch’s rape charges and ordered a new trial for the remaining charges.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 28, 2018
In State v. Whitaker, the Court granted appellant Christopher L. Whitaker’s motion for extension of time to transmit the record, setting Dec. 5, 2018 as the deadline to file.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 28, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Sarver, the Court suspended a former candidate for Hocking County prosecuting attorney who had sex with a court-appointed client, trespassed onto his neighbor’s property to use a hot tub, and lied about his actions to the presiding judge.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 27, 2018
In In re Application of Ohio Power Co., the Court ruled state regulators properly approved a rate plan for Ohio Power Company that allows the company to charge consumers to pay for power generated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 21, 2018
The Court in In re Resignation of Lynch, accepted the resignation of Euclid attorney David M. Lynch with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 21, 2018
In Cincinnati Reds, L.L.C. v. Testa, the Court ruled the Cincinnati Reds were exempt from paying state use tax on bobbleheads and other promotional items given to attendees at selected home games.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2018
In Baldwin-Nazarene v. Fifth Third Bank/Bancorp Fin. Inst., the Court dismissed the case and declared relator Yvette Barbara Baldwin-Nazarene a vexatious litigator.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 19, 2018
The Court released official versions of 14 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 15, 2018
In Bank of New York Mellon for Certificate Holders of CWABS, Inc. v. Kohn, the Court denied appellants William and Joan Kohn’s request to stay foreclosure and property sale proceedings pending their appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 15, 2018
In Covell v. Covell, the Court denied appellant Timothy R. Covell’s request to stay the trial after the judge cancelled the proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 14, 2018
In In re McCann, the Chief Justice appointed a special commission of three retired Ohio judges to consider the suspension from public office of Put-in-Bay Mayor Bernard A. McCann, in relation to felony charges pertaining to his official conduct in office.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2018
In State v. Mathew, the Court denied the State of Ohio’s request to disallow appellant Michael D. Matthew’s appeal. The Court gave the state 30 days to file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2018
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Malvasi, the Court denied applicant Maurus G. Malvasi’s application for termination of probation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 9, 2018
In Browne v. Artex Oil Co., the Court denied appellants Barry Browne’s motion for reconsideration, and appellee Artex Oil’s motion to dismiss.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 9, 2018
The Court dismissed Mason v. Chief Inspector, Dept. of Rehab. & Corr. at the request of the relator.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 8, 2018
In State v. Ireland, the Court ruled the Franklin County Common Pleas Court did not violate a man’s constitutional rights when the court required he prove his defense of “blackout” — acting in an unconscious state because of disease or injury — by a preponderance of the evidence.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 7, 2018
The Court accepted In re A.W. for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 7, 2018
In Willoughby Hills Dev. & Distrib., Inc. v. Testa, the Court rejected a Sunoco gasoline middleman’s argument that the company was entitled to a $417,000 commercial activities tax refund.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for November 6, 2018
In In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against McCarty and In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Lombardi, the Court appointed five Ohio judges to consider hearing panel reports of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct regarding campaign complaints against judicial candidates Thomas M. McCarty and David G. Lombardi.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 6, 2018
The Court ordered parties in In re Application of Ohio Power Co. to file any responses to intervening appellee Ohio Power Company’s suggestion of mootness by noon on Nov. 9. (Also 2017-0752.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2018
In Daher v. Cuyahoga Community College Dist., the Court ruled a court reporter cannot immediately appeal a judge’s demand to privately review sealed grand jury materials.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2018
The Court released official versions of six opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 1, 2018
In State ex rel. Maxcy v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied the request by proponents of the Keep the Jail in Downtown Toledo charter amendment to reconsider the Court’s prior ruling that kept the issue off the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 1, 2018
The Court affirmed the Board of Tax of Appeals’ decision in Johnson v. Clark Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 31, 2018
In State v. Carr, the Court denied appellant Brandon Carr’s request to stay the decision of the Second District Court of Appeals requiring Carr submit motions in his appeal through his appointed attorney. Carr has attempted to file motions on his own, which the Second District rejected.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 31, 2018
In Schmitz v. Natl. Collegiate Athletic Assn., the Court remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings after ruling that the statute of limitations had not necessarily run out when Steven Schmitz filed a personal-injury lawsuit against Notre Dame and the NCAA in 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2018
In Harrah’s Ohio Acquisition Co., L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court ruled the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals wrongly refused to consider Warrensville Heights City School District’s appraisal of Thistledown Racino at $44.5 million, instead accepting the property owner’s $22 million valuation for 2013 property tax purposes.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 29, 2018
In State ex rel. Pureval v. Elections Comm., the Court, at the request of appellant Aftab Pureval, dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2018
The Court granted relator Tommy W. Higgins’ request to dismiss State ex rel. Higgins v. McCarty.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 26, 2018
In In re Atway, the Court suspended attorney Scott W. Atway of Delaware for an interim period based on his felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 25, 2018
In Spirit Master Funding IX, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court instructed the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals to reconsider the 2014 tax value of a Cleveland-area Red Lobster restaurant whose sales price was about $1.4 million more than the county’s appraisal.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 24, 2018
In State ex rel. Pureval v. Elections Comm., the Court set an expedited response schedule in response to appellant Aftab Pureval’s emergency motion for an alternative writ, motion to stay proceedings in his Ohio Elections Commission case, and/or motion for an injunction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 24, 2018
The Court accepted Youngstown City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. State for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2018
In In re Application of Jones, the Court ruled a 2017 Capital University Law School graduate ‒ who was caught cheating on a test and denied it during her bar admission process ‒ cannot take the state bar exam until 2021 or later.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 23, 2018
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Ross, the Court ruled a Columbus landlord and property manager engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while seeking to evict tenants and obtain money owed to trusts, businesses, and individuals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 22, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Speights, the Court suspended Nathaniel H. Speights of Washington, D.C. from the practice of law for two years.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 19, 2018
In State ex rel. Carlson v. Ohio State Bd. of Pharmacy, the Court granted appellant Raymond R. Carlson’s request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 18, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner, the Court suspended a Columbus lawyer for two years, with six months stayed, for misconduct that included lying to his client about her legal matters and having consensual sex with the client while the cases were pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 17, 2018
In In re Application of Jones, the Court ruled a Kentucky attorney ‒ who practiced law exclusively in Kentucky from an Ohio office while awaiting admission to practice in Ohio ‒ did not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 16, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall, the Court indefinitely suspended a Steubenville attorney convicted of a federal felony for his role in fraudulently obtaining $140 million in federal contracts targeted to businesses owned by disabled veterans and the economically disadvantaged.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 15, 2018
In In re Resignation of Moore, the Court denied a request by attorney Rodger Moore of Alexandria, Kentucky to resign or retire and he remains under the Court’s 2016 suspension order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 11, 2018
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Moody, the Court indefinitely suspended a Cleveland attorney whose client secretly recorded a conversation of the attorney disparaging the opposing lawyer, revealing his attempts to be uncooperative in the case, and telling the client to lie in a deposition.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 10, 2018
In State ex rel. Livingston v. Cherry, the Court ordered respondents Toledo City Council President Matt Cherry and the Lucas County Board of Elections to respond by Oct. 15 to a complaint directing them to place a proposed charter amendment to keep the city jail downtown on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 10, 2018
The Court accepted six cases for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 10, 2018
In State v. Bonnell, the Court declined a request by a death-row inmate for additional DNA testing, finding that he failed to show that testing the evidence would change the outcome of his case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2018
In Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servs., Inc., the Court ruled that the faulty work of subcontractors working on an university hotel and conference center is not covered by the insurance policy purchased by the general contractor, and the insurance company does not have to pay any portion of the estimated $6 million in damages.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 8, 2018
The Court released the official versions of three opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 5, 2018
The Court denied motions for reconsideration in both State ex rel. Bolzenius v. Priesse and State ex rel. Twitchell v. Saferin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 5, 2018
In In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C., the Court permitted Black Fork Wind Energy to intervene and participate in the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 4, 2018
In State ex rel. Maxcy v. Saferin, Court denied a writ to compel the Lucas County Board of Elections and its members to place a proposed charter amendment on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 4, 2018
In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co., the Court ended a legal challenge to Dayton Power & Light’s prior electricity rate plan because a new rate plan is now in effect.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 3, 2018
In State v. Vega, the Court ruled a traffic stop of a vehicle and search, which led to discovery of sealed envelopes containing 150 individually wrapped marijuana-infused candies, was legal and the evidence obtained can be used in connection with drug trafficking and other offenses.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 2, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett, the Court suspended Cincinnati attorney Clyde Bennett II for misrepresenting why he failed to meet the deadline to appeal his client’s 25-year prison sentence.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 1, 2018
In State ex rel. Eberhardt v. Janik, the Court denied the motion of Melva and Scott Sherwood to intervene.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 1, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall, the Court denied Joy Lenore Marshall’s application for reinstatement to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 28, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Rutherford, the Court found Guy D. Rutherford of Cleveland in contempt for failure to surrender his certificate of admission to practice law and comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 27, 2018
In State ex rel. Eberhardt v. Janik, the Court has ordered petitioner Lindsey Eberhardt released from the Lorain County Jail and further proceedings by Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Janik are stayed as the Court reviews further motions presented by Eberhardt.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 27, 2018
In State ex rel. Capital Royalty Partners II, L.P. v. Serrott, the Court granted Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.’s request to participate in the case, and ordered it to file its responsive pleading within five days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 26, 2018
The Court declined requests to review 30 appeals filed with the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2018
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Okuley, the Court suspended a Columbus lawyer for his conduct related to a 2015 incident with a bicyclist that led to a subsequent scuffle with a doctor and the attorney stomping on the doctor’s cell phone.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2018
In Dundics v. Eric Petroleum Corp., the Court that those who help obtain oil-and-gas leases in Ohio for oil-and-gas development companies must be licensed real-estate brokers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 24, 2018
The Court released the official versions of eight opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 21, 2018
In State ex rel. Twitchell v. Saferin, the Court denied a request to compel the Lucas County Board of Elections to place a Lake Erie Bill of Rights charter amendment on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 20, 2018
In State v. Goff, the Court, for the second time, affirmed the death penalty for a Clinton County man who robbed and killed an 88-year-old woman he met while delivering furniture to her home.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 19, 2018
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Pike Cty. Gen. Health Dist., the Court ruled the Pike County General Health District must allow a Cincinnati journalist access to review, but not copy, preliminary autopsy reports of the 2016 murder of eight members of the Rhoden and Gilley families.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2018
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. McNally, the Court suspended former Mahoning County Commissioner and Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally from practicing law based on criminal convictions for his role in the “Oakhill scandal.”

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 17, 2018
In State ex rel. Capital Royalty Partners II, L.P. v. Serrott, the Court permitted two attorneys not licensed in Ohio, Michael Aigen and Paul B. Lackey, to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 14, 2018
In State ex rel. Bolzenius v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied proponents’ request to place a Columbus Community Bill of Rights ballot issue on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 13, 2018
In State ex rel. Tri Eagle Fuels, L.L.C. v. Dawson, the Court denied appellant Tri Eagle Fuels’ request for a stay of a lower court decision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 12, 2018
In State v. Hundley, the Court granted appellant Lance Hundley’s motion to stay his Nov. 6, 2018 execution date while he appeals his sentence and ruled that no execution date shall be set while the appeal is pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 12, 2018
The Court agreed to review Reiger v. Giant Eagle, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 11, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Baldwin, the Court suspended Scott M. Baldwin of Metamora, Illinois from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, based on a certified order of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 10, 2018
The Court released the official versions of 18 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 7, 2018
In State ex rel. Harris v. Rubino, the Court ordered the city of Solon to place a proposed ordinance to create the Kerem Lake Mixed-Use District on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 7, 2018
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Balaloski, the Court denied respondent Daniel K. Balaloski’s application for reinstatement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 5, 2018
The Court expedited State ex rel. Perry Township Bd. of Trustees v. Husted and required respondents Ohio Secretary of State and the Stark County Board of Elections to reply by Friday, Sept. 7 to relator Perry Township Board of Trustee’s request to place a road levy on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 5, 2018
The Court dismissed State v. Rieves after appellant Sean K. Rieves failed to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction by the Aug. 31 deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 4, 2018
In State v. Were, the Court granted appellant James Were’s request to seal all pleadings in the case.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 31, 2018
In State ex rel. Maxcy v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court expedited the request to place a referendum regarding the location of new Toledo jails on the November general election ballot and directed respondents Lucas County Board of Elections members to respond by Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 31, 2018
In State ex rel. Bolzenius v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted the motion of Loretta Settlemeyer and Robert Wall to intervene as third-party respondents.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 31, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. McDaniel, the Court found Thomas C. McDaniel III of Tucson, Ariz. in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 30, 2018
In State ex rel. Citizens for Responsible Green Govt. v. Green, the Court rejected the request by relator Citizens for Responsible Green Government to place a proposed referendum on the November general election ballot regarding the city’s decision to grant easement rights for the construction of a natural gas pipeline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 30, 2018
In State ex rel. Harris v. Rubino, the Court removed eight pages of relator Mark Harris’s reply brief for failing to comply with the Court’s 20-page limit.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 29, 2018
In Williams v. Schneider, the Court denied the request of appellant The Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown to stay all common pleas court proceedings involving distribution of disputed funds.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2018
The Court accepted Ayers v. Cleveland for review.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 28, 2018
In State ex rel. Bolzenius v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court gave respondent Franklin County Board of Elections until Friday, Aug. 31 to respond to a request by relators seeking to compel the board of elections to place the Columbus Community Bill of Rights on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2018
In In re Striff, the Court suspended attorney Christopher W. Striff Jr. of Delta for an interim period based on a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 27, 2018
In Ohio High School Athletic Assn. v. Ruehlman, the Court granted the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s motion to stay Hamilton County Judge Robert P. Ruehlman’s temporary restraining order and further set the briefing schedule in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2018
In In re Polizzi, the Court found attorney Anthony J. Polizzi Jr. of North Royalton in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 24, 2018
In Ohio High School Athletic Assn. v. Ruehlman, the Court ruled that respondent, Judge Robert P. Ruehlman, may file a response by 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, to respondent Ohio High School Athletic Association’s request to stay the temporary restraining order issued by Judge Ruehlman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 24, 2018
In two cases titled, In re Application of Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc., the Court permitted Duke Energy to join as an intervening party in challenges to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s decisions regarding the utility. (Also 2018-0973)

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 23, 2018
In State ex rel. Leneghan v. Husted, the Court denied relator Melanie Leneghan’s request not to declare Troy Balderson as the winner of the May 2018 Republican primary election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 23, 2018
In State ex rel. Fhiaras v. Gaul, the Court denied relator George Fhiaras’ request to expedite the proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 22, 2018
In State v. Miller, the Court rejected a motion by appellee Shawn M. Miller to deny the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s right to appeal the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2018
In State ex rel. McCann v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court blocked the Delaware County Board of Elections from placing a referendum to rezone 13.28 acres in Harlem Township from “agricultural residential” to “planned commercial district.”

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 20, 2018
In State v. Worley, the Court granted appellant James D. Worley’s stay of his execution date, and stated no execution date will be set pending his appeal of his conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 16, 2018
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Magee, the Court disbarred a Columbus attorney and ordered him to pay more than $312,000 in restitution for improperly transferring funds from a trust he oversaw to his own personal account.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 15, 2018
The Court accepted Anderson v. WBNS-TV, Inc. for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 15, 2018
In State v. Carnes, the Court ruled the state may criminalize firearm possession by adults who were adjudicated delinquent for committing certain crimes as juveniles.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 14, 2018
In State v. Martin, the Court ruled that the Summit County juvenile court did not follow the law when it allowed a 15-year-old human-trafficking victim to face adult charges for her role in the robbery and murder of the man who trafficked her. However, the Court affirmed the girl’s conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 13, 2018
In Ohio Renal Assn. v. Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Amendment Commt., the Court invalidated the petitions of a proposed constitutional amendment that was to appear on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2018
The Court released the official versions of six opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 10, 2018
The Court, in State ex rel. Sanchez-Parodi v. Pokorny, denied relators Milton Sanchez-Parodi and Mahoning Valley Emergency Specialists’ motion to expedite the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 9, 2018
In State ex rel. O’Malley v. Collier-Williams, the Court blocked a jury from resentencing a Cleveland man previously sentenced to death. Instead, the Court ordered a three-judge panel to decide his fate.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 8, 2018
In State ex rel. Guest v. Husted, the Court ruled Secretary of State Jon Husted did not abuse his discretion in refusing to place judicial candidate Heaven Guest’s name on the general-election ballot as an independent candidate for Columbiana County common pleas court judge.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 8, 2018
In State ex rel. Leneghan v. Husted, the Court ordered the parties to respond to relators Melanie Leneghan and others’ request to expedite the case and stop the Ohio Secretary of State from taking further action to certify results of the May 8 primary election for the 12th Congressional District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 8, 2018
In Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Ohio Dept. of Edn., the Court ruled the Ohio Department of Education is authorized by state law to base the funding of internet- or computer-based community schools on the duration of student participation, and not only on the “learning opportunities offered” to students.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 7, 2018
In Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brenner, the Court imposed an interim default suspension on attorney Andrew J. Brenner, then remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 6, 2018
In Ayers v. Cleveland, the Court directed appellant David Ayers to refile a memo in support of jurisdiction by 5 p.m. Aug. 10 after finding Ayers was not fully in compliance with the Court’s filing rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 6, 2018
In State v. Braden, the Court permitted out-of-state attorney R. Orion Danjuma to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 3, 2018
In State v. Webb, the Court set Michael D. Webb’s execution date for July 19, 2023. Webb, of Clermont County, was sentenced to death for the murder of his 3-year-old son.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 2, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Mancino, the Court dismissed rule violation charges against a Cleveland attorney who filed and lost the criminal conviction appeal of man he never met or spoke to until after the case ended.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 1, 2018
In Ohio Renal Assn. v. Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Amendment Commt., the Court issued a revised expedited scheduling order that starts with directing relator Ohio Renal Association to file its brief and evidence by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 1, 2018
The Court accepted Kisling, Nestico & Redick, L.L.C. v. Progressive Max Ins. Co. and four other cases for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 1, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Skolnick, the Court suspended a Cleveland lawyer who berated his paralegal for her physical appearance and dress, and calling her multiple obscene names.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 31, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Engel, the Court suspended a Centerville attorney for two years with 18 months stayed for failing to follow through on a client’s debt-collection case and grudgingly cooperating with disciplinary investigators.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2018
The Court released the official versions of five opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 27, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett, the Court found attorneys Thomas C. Brown of Geneva and Daniel L. Bennett of Springfield in contempt for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 26, 2018
In Ohio Renal Assn. v. Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Amendment Commt., the Court instructed the clerk’s office to notify all parties named in the challenge to a constitutional amendment proposed for the general election ballot, and set a filing schedule for the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2018
In E. Mfg. Corp. v. Testa, the Court rejected a Portage County company’s exemption from paying use taxes on natural gas to heat six buildings where custom aluminum truck trailers are made.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 25, 2018
In State ex rel. McCann v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court agreed to expedite the request to prohibit the Delaware County Board of Elections from placing a rezoning referendum on the general election ballot, asking voters to change about 13 acres in Harlem Township from Agricultural Residential to Planned Commercial District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2018
In Worthington City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court reduced the assessed property tax value of a Worthington Kroger store connected to an outdoor shopping mall by $1.56 million.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2018
With the governor’s commutation of Raymond Tibbets’ death sentence, the Court, in State v. Tibbetts, denied Tibbets’ motion for a stay of execution as moot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 23, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, the Court terminated the probation attorney N. Shannon Bartels of Elida.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 20, 2018
In Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Brazil, the Court held attorneys Derrick A. Strahorn and Harold E. Brazil in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2018
The Court accepted A.S. v. J.W. from Lucas County for review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2018
In T.D. v. C.N., the Court permitted Eugene S. Volokh, professor of law at UCLA Law School, to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 16, 2018
In State ex rel. Demellweek v. Indus. Comm., at the request of appellant Lowe’s Home Centers, the Court dismissed its appeal. The appeal of appellant Industrial Commission of Ohio remains pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 13, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Maney, the Court reinstated Thomas P. Maney Jr., to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Benbow, the Court issued a two year suspension, with one year stayed, to a Zanesville attorney caught on courthouse security cameras engaging in sexual activity with a client, then lying about the encounter during a disciplinary investigation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 11, 2018
In State ex re. Guest v. Husted, the Court granted the relator’s motion to expedite the case schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2018
In Cirino v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp., the Court ruled a class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation seeking the return of administration fees collected by a bank was improperly filed and must be pursued in the Ohio Court of Claims.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 9, 2018
The parties in Realty Income Properties 24, L.L.C. v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Revision indicated they reached a settlement and the Court has given them 14 days to dismiss the case or file a notice of failure to settle.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 6, 2018
In State v. Van Hook, appellant Robert Van Hook filed a renewed motion for a stay of his July 18, 2018 execution date, and the Court ordered the state to file a response, if any, by 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 6, 2018
In State v. Beasley, the Court appointed Elizabeth Arrick to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 5, 2018
In State v. Van Hook, the Court denied Robert Van Hook’s motion for a stay of his July 18, 2018 execution date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 5, 2018
The Court accepted Cleveland v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp. for review and held the case pending the decision in Cirino v. Bur. Of Worker’s Comp.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 3, 2018
In Miller v. MetroHealth Med. Ctr., the Court accepted appellant Hansford Miller’s request to dismiss the case after the parties reported settling the matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 2, 2018
The Court, in In re Resignation of Crosser, accepted the resignation of a Wood County attorney, with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 28, 2018
In In re Complaint of Harris Design Servs. v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc., the Court rejected a Columbus design firm’s argument that a gas company had given inadequate notice that gas service to the firm’s property had been disconnected.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2018
In Thomasson v. Thomasson, the Court ruled a Cuyahoga County domestic relations court’s appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent a woman in a divorce case ‒ without giving her the right to challenge the appointment ‒ violated the woman’s constitutional rights.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 26, 2018
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Horton, the Court suspended a Solon attorney for two years, with one year conditionally stayed, for failing to promptly deliver client funds from a personal-injury lawsuit settlement and several other violations of professional conduct rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 22, 2018
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Yavorcik, the Court denied a motion to dismiss interim felony suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2018
In Fairfield Twp. Bd. of Trustees v. Testa, the Court ruled a 2004 law that allows property within a tax-increment financing district to qualify for a complete exemption from both property taxes and service payments applies to a Butler County church.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2018
In Toledo v. State, the Court ruled a trial court could not block implementation of a 2015 state law deducting funding to local governments that use traffic cameras to collect fines without first declaring the law unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 19, 2018
In Findlay, L.L.C. v. Hancock Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court granted the parties’ joint motion to remand the case to the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2018
In State ex rel. Damon v. Disciplinary Counsel, the Court granted relator Geoffrey Damon’s request to dismiss the case after the parties reached a resolution.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 18, 2018
The Court issued 17 official versions of opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 15, 2018
In State v. Lorraine, the Court set Charles Lorraine’s execution date as March 15, 2023. Lorraine was sentenced to death for the murder of an elderly Warren couple.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2018
In State v. Christian, the Court approved appellee Eva Christian’s motion to have attorney Brock A. Schoenlein appointed as her counsel, provided she file an affidavit of indigence within 20 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 13, 2018
In In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C., the Court denied intervening appellee Black Fork Wind Energy LLC’s motion to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2018
In State v. Apanovitch, the Court denied appellee Anthony Apanovitch’s motion for continuance of oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 12, 2018
The Court referred State ex rel. Seabolt v. State Highway Patrol Retirement Sys. and State ex rel. Pilarczyk v. Geauga Cty. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 11, 2018
The Court, at the request of the parties in In State ex rel. Roberts v. Donegan, dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 8, 2018
In State ex rel. River Ridge Office Condominium v. Dublin, the Court denied a motion to stay proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 8, 2018
In State ex rel. Doe v. Gallia Cty. Common Pleas Court, the Court ruled relator John Doe’s motion to expedite as moot. On June 6, the Court granted Doe’s motions for writs of mandamus and procedendo.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 7, 2018
In State v. Jackson, the Court ruled social workers complying with a statute — and who are not acting under the direction or control of law enforcement when they interview those in custody — are not law enforcement agents and do not have to read or remind those in custody of their rights before conducting interviews.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 6, 2018
The Court accepted State ex rel. Bratenahl v. Bratenahl, and agreed to review one of five propositions of law proposed by appellant Patricia Meade.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2018
In State ex rel. Daily Servs., L.L.C. v. Morrison, the Court ruled a Columbus temporary-employment agency owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $3.5 million in unpaid premiums that were owed by another employment agency it acquired.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2018
In Pelletier v. Campbell, the Court ruled a city is not liable for the failure to remove roadside foliage that obstructed a traveler’s view of a stop sign.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 4, 2018
The Court released the official versions of 14 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 1, 2018
In State ex rel. Oliver v. Turner, the Court determined Tyrone Oliver has served the maximum sentence for his conviction and ordered the state to immediately release him from incarceration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 1, 2018
In In re Application of Ohio Power Co., the Court consolidated the case with 2017-0752, In re Application of Ohio Power Co., for oral argument only.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2018
In Lafarge N. Am., Inc. v. Testa, the Court ruled today that Lafarge North America is entitled to a reduction in state use taxes paid on purchases of machinery repair parts.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 30, 2018
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lewis, the Court suspended a Cleveland attorney who lied to police after a traffic accident to cover up for a fellow attorney who he claimed was driving while intoxicated.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 29, 2018
In In re Howard, the Court denied an application to institute legal proceeding in the Ohio Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 25, 2018
In Culbertson v. Dept. of Edn., the Court dismissed the case at the request of relator Jon Culbertson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2018
In State ex rel. Wellston City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Ohio Facilities Constr. Comm., the parties notified the Court that they failed to reach a settlement. The Court granted respondent Ohio Facilities Construction Commission 21 days to respond to the Wellston City School District Board of Education’s original complaint.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 23, 2018
The Court accepted New Riegel Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. The Buehrer Group Architecture & Eng., Inc. for review and consolidated it with another case between the same parties.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2018
In State v. Gordon, the Court affirmed the decision of the Ninth District Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2018
In Lowe’s Home Ctrs., Inc. v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court ruled the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals must reconsider the $8.8 million tax-year-2013 valuation of a Lowe’s Home Center in Marietta.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 21, 2018
The Court released official versions of 13 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2018
In State v. Ercoli, the Court struck three pages of appellant David D. Ercoli’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction for failure to comply with the 15-page limit on memorandum.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 17, 2018
In State v. Myers, the Court affirmed the 2014 death sentence of Austin Myers, who, along with another man, strangled and stabbed to death an 18-year-old Waynesville man.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2018
In Navistar, Inc. v. Testa, the Court affirmed the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals’ ruling that heavy-vehicle maker Navistar is not entitled to $27 million in commercial-activity-tax credits.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2018
Based on a certified entry of a felony conviction in Virginia, the Court, in In re Mitchell, suspended Christopher P. Mitchell of Washington, D.C. from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 14, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown, the Court indefinitely suspended Thomas C. Brown of Geneva from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 11, 2018
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Gadell-Newton v. Husted for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 11, 2018
In State v. Pribble, the Court appointed the Office of the Ohio Public Defender to represent appellee Darian Pribble.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2018
In State v. Upkins, the Court dismissed the case as improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 9, 2018
In State v. Beasley, the Court denied appellant Richard Beasley’s motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2018
In In re Adoption of M.G.B.-E., the Court ruled a probate court’s authority to grant an adoption is blocked when an issue of paternity is pending in another court. But the court is not impeded if a “parenting matter,” such as a parenting-time dispute, is pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2018
In Elliott-Thomas v. Smith, the Court ruled that while Ohio is among a small number of states that recognize civil causes of action for intentional spoliation of evidence, the actions are limited to evidence that was physically destroyed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brazil, based on the certified order of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Court suspended Harold E. Brazil of Washington, D.C., from the practice of law for five years.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 4, 2018
In Mahoning Cty. Bar. Assn. v. DiMartino, Disciplinary Counsel v. Hull, and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Austin, the Court held three attorneys in contempt for failure to follow attorney disciplinary requirements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2018
In Giancola v. Azem, the Court reversed the judgment of the Eighth District Court of Appeals and remanded the case to the appellate court for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2018
In State ex rel. Witt v. Indus. Comm., the Court found the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation can recalculate an injured worker’s full weekly wage and average weekly wage and use that recalculation to determine how much to recoup through a reduction of future benefit payments.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2018
In In re Complaint of Orwell Natural Gas Co. v. Orwell-Trumbull Pipeline Co., the Court dismissed the case at the request of appellant Orwell-Trumbull Pipeline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 30, 2018
In State v. Hitchcock, the Court approved the appointment of Darren L. Meade to represent appellant Jeffery Hitchcock.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2018
In State ex rel. Emhoff v. Medina Cty. Bd. of Elections, case nos. 2018-0436 and 2018-0437, the Court denied a request to remove Heidi R. Carroll from the May 8, 2018 ballot as a candidate for the Medina County Common Pleas Court judge, Domestic Relations Division.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 26, 2018
In State ex rel. Garrett v. Costine, the Court vacated a woman’s attempt to adopt her infant niece in an Ohio court while the woman and the child’s grandmother were in the midst of a custody dispute over the girl in a West Virginia court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2018
In Portage Cty. Bd. of Dev. Disabilities v. Portage Cty. Educators’ Assn. for Dev. Disabilities, the Court clarified the proper review of legal challenges to arbitration awards when those disputes reach an appeals court.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 24, 2018
In Khumprakob v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections,the Court ordered the Mahoning County Board of Elections to place a Youngstown city charter amendment for water protection on the May primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2018
In State v. Wilks, the Court affirmed the conviction and death sentence of a man who approached the porch area of a Youngstown home with a semiautomatic rifle, shot a woman to death, and wounded a man holding an infant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2018
At the request of the parties in Columbus City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 20, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Ore, the Court denied respondent Christopher P. Ore’s motion to vacate his interim remedial suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 2018
In Bur. of Workers’ Comp. v. Verlinger, the Court ruled the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation must be notified of potential outside legal settlements that would compensate a worker for injuries, and the bureau retains the right to recoup money from a settlement reached without notice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2018
In State v. Mason, the Court ruled Ohio’s death-penalty-sentencing process is constitutional and is different in critical ways from a Florida sentencing scheme struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2018
In In re Application of Ohio Power Co., the Court gave appellants Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Energy Group seven days to explain why the case should not be dismissed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 16, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Moore and Disciplinary Counsel v. Potts, the Court suspended two attorneys from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 13, 2018
In State ex rel. Schuck v. Columbus, the Court denied a request to remove a proposed Columbus City Council reform measure proposed by the city council from the May primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2018
In Hinds v. Muskingum Cty., the Court granted appellant Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s motion to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2018
In State ex rel. Beard v. Hardin, the Court denied a request to reconsider its decision not to order a Columbus City Council reform measure be placed on the May primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 11, 2018
In Ruiz v. Brecksville, the Court denied the Brecksville city law director’s motion to strike appellant Tami Ruiz’s notice of appeal, and allowed the city to file a memorandum in response to the request that the Court accept the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 9, 2018
At the request of the parties in Dulay v. Testa, the Court remanded the matter to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2018
In Boyd v. Kingdom Trust Co., the Court permitted out-of-state attorneys Kevin A. Hall and M. Todd Carroll to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 4, 2018
In State ex rel. Beard v. Hardin, the Court denied the request to place an initiative petition to reform Columbus City Council on the May primary ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 4, 2018
The Court stayed the proceedings at the request of the parties in State ex rel. Russell v. Logan Cty. Court of Common Pleas, after the parties agreed to conduct a judicial-release hearing for Jordan C. Russell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 3, 2018
In State ex rel. Lowery v. Medina Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied judicial candidate Heidi R. Carroll’s motion to participate in the case, and consolidated the case with State ex rel. Emhoff. v. Medina Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2018
The Court accepted State v. Romero, lifted the stay of briefings, and directed the state to file a merit brief within 40 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2018
In State ex rel. Lowery v. Medina Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court directed the parties to file a response, if any, to Heidi R. Carroll’s motion to intervene in the case. Carroll is the domestic relations court judge candidate whose placement on the May primary ballot is challenged in this lawsuit.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 29, 2018
In State ex rel. Heavey v. Husted, the Court denied a request by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Heavey to direct the Ohio secretary of state to place him on the Democratic primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2018
At the request of the parties, the Court, in Worthington City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, remanded the matter to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2018
The court, in In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C., returned the case from mediation to the regular docket and ordered the case proceed in accordance with Court rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2018
In Farmers State Bank v. Sponaugle, the Court denied appellee Steven Sponaugle’s request to refer the matter to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 26, 2018
At the request of the parties in Store Master Funding II, L.L.C. v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 26, 2018
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Hooper Hydroelectric, Inc. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas at the request of appellants Hooper Hydroelectric, et al. after the parties stated they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 23, 2018
The Court, in State ex rel. Emhoff v. Medina Cty. Bd. of Elections and State ex rel. Lowery v. Medina Cty. Bd. of Elections, denied the motions to expedite the cases as moot as the cases are proceeding on an expedited basis under the Court’s rules.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 23, 2018
The Court granted the parties’ joint motion to defer oral argument and return Dulay v. Testa to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 23, 2018
The Court, in State v. McClellan, struck eight pages from appellant Levander V. McClellan’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction for failing to comply with Supreme Court Rules of Practice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 22, 2018
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin, the Court found Mark I. Verkhlin of Tallmadge in contempt for failure to demonstrate compliance with attorney disciplinary orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 20, 2018
The chief justice released three judicial disqualification opinions, which previously were issued as entries.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 19, 2018
The chief justice released three judicial disqualification opinions, which previously were issued as entries.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 15, 2018
In State ex rel. Quinn v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted a request to place a rezoning referendum for Berlin Township, Delaware County, on the May 8 primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2018
In State v. Franklin, the Court denied appellant Antonio S. Franklin’s motion to strike his attorney’s objections to set an execution date. The motion was deemed moot because on March 14, the Court set a Jan. 12, 2023 execution date for Franklin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2018
In State ex rel. Quillen v. Wainwright, the Court affirmed the denial of Terrance Quillen’s request for a writ of habeas corpus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2018
The Court reversed a pair of Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) decisions applicable to two properties in Franklin County’s South-Western City School District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2018
In State ex rel. Lusane v. Eleventh Dist. Court of Appeals, the Court granted relator Matthew Lusane’s request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2018
In State v. Beasley, the Court denied a renewed motion for a stay of execution, and noted no execution date has been set.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2018
In I.B. v. Olentangy Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court denied the Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education’s request to intervene in the case, which is a Certified Question of State Law from the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. The question from the district court is whether state law imposes civil liability on a school board for its employee’s failure to report suspected assault on school premises.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2018
In State v. Paige, the Court ruled that a judge’s decision to send a man to prison with a concurrent, but longer, period of community-control on a separate offense was appropriate, except for requiring his community-based confinement follow his prison time.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2018
In State v. Noling, the Court ruled when a trial judge fails to comply with the state DNA-testing law, the Ohio Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear an offender’s appeal, and that a laboratory report’s conclusions about a DNA test are not equivalent to actual test results.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2018
In In re Resignation of Elsass, the Court accepted the resignation of Tobias H. Elsass of Columbus, with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2018
In State v. Willis, the Court dismissed the case at the request of appellant Willis.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2018
In Maumee Watershed Conservancy Dist. v. Putnam Soil & Water Conservation, the Court denied appellant Putnam Soil & Water Conservation’s request to stay the lower courts’ decisions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 28, 2018
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Cincinnati Police Dept., the Court required the Cincinnati Police Department file an unredacted version of body-cam video for the Court to review, and set a schedule for the parties to file briefs and present evidence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2018
The Court granted the joint request of the parties in Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision to remand the matter to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2018
The Court published official versions of 22 opinions that previously were posted as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 23, 2018
The Court handed down disciplinary sanctions to six Ohio attorneys.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 22, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Noel, the Court reinstated Gerald T. Noel Jr. of Columbus to the practice of law in Ohio and ordered him to serve two years of monitored probation. (Also 2012-0656.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 21, 2018
The Court agreed to conduct oral argument in The Cincinnati Reds, L.L.C. v. Testa.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 16, 2018
In State ex rel. Quinn v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted a request from Boatman, Inc. and Savko Bros. Properties to intervene in the case, and converted the matter dealing with a referendum on a Berlin Township zoning decision to an expedited case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 15, 2018
At the request of the parties in In NRG Power Midwest, L.P. v. Lorain Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the matter to Board of Tax Appeals to take further actions regarding the value of a coal-fired power plant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 15, 2018
In Turner v. Hooks, the Court reversed a Fourth District Court of Appeals grant of a writ of habeas corpus that would have discharged Denelle Turner from the Ross Correctional Institution.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 14, 2018
In State ex rel. Food & Water Watch v. State, the Court rejected Food and Water Watch’s complaint to compel the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to produce rules on the storage, processing, and disposal of waste substances associated with oil and gas drilling.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 13, 2018
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court gave the parties 14 days to file an application to dismiss the case based on reaching a settlement or to file a notice of failure of settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 13, 2018
In MDM Holdings, Inc. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court reversed a decision by the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, finding it incorrectly ruled that MDM holdings waited too long to file a challenge to the company’s 2011 property-tax valuation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 12, 2018
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Young v. Indus. Comm. after the appellant failed to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction by the deadline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 9, 2018
In Hisle v. Yates, the Court granted relator Paulette Hisle’s request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 9, 2018
In State v. Beasley, the Court affirmed the convictions and death sentences of an Akron man who used employment ads on Craigslist to lure men who he robbed and murdered.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 8, 2018
The Court found four attorneys in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 8, 2018
In State v. Clinton, the Court affirmed the convictions and death sentence of a Sandusky man who murdered a 23-year-old woman and her two young children and committed other offenses.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 7, 2018
In In re Disqualification of DeWeese, and In re Disqualification of Gall, the chief justice released judicial disqualification opinions, which previously were issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 7, 2018
In Koprivec v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne Cty., the Court ruled that two landowners can pursue claims that through “adverse possession” they own portions of an abandoned rail corridor sold to Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for February 6, 2018
In State ex rel. Kaplan v. Bozza, the Court issued a temporary protective order that prohibits the deposition of Judge Dominic Coletta from proceeding.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 6, 2018
The Court referred six cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 6, 2018
In Capital Care Network of Toledo v. Ohio Dept. of Health, the Court ruled the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights to revoke the operating license of Capital Care Network of Toledo because the abortion clinic violated a 21-year-old ODH rule requiring all ambulatory surgical facilities to have written hospital-transfer agreements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2018
In State ex rel. DHSC, L.L.C. v. Hartnett, the Court granted Relator DHSC’s request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 2, 2018
The Court in In re Manore suspended John J. Manore III of Sylvania law for an interim period based on a felony conviction and referred the matter to the Toledo Bar Association for investigation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 2, 2018
In In re Resignation of Brown and In re Resignation of Moore, the Court accepted the resignations of Christi L. Brown of Lima and Gregory J. Moore of Northfield with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 1, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Ore, the Court placed Christopher P. Ore, whose last known address is in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on immediate interim remedial suspension pending final disposition of disciplinary proceedings against him.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 31, 2018
In LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank & London Ins. Agency, the Court reversed the judgment of the Tenth District Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 30, 2018
In State v. Tibbetts, Raymond Tibbetts’ execution is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13. To facilitate timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution, the chief justice ordered that the Court may suspend application of any provisions of the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 30, 2018
In State v. Gordon, the Court affirmed the conviction of a Cleveland man, holding that the trial court did not commit “plain error” when it joined two indictments against the man for trial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 29, 2018
In Belich v. Lake Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court approved a joint request by the parties to remand the case to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 26, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Ore, the Court gave Christopher P. Ore until 5 p.m. Jan. 31 to respond to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s motion for an interim remedial suspension of Ore.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 26, 2018
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone, the Court reinstated Nancy A. Zoller of Lyndhurst to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 25, 2018
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley, the Court indefinitely suspended a Cleveland attorney who sent “demand letters” to various businesses and offered to settle cases on behalf of his nonexistent clients for $500.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 25, 2018
In Pelletier v. Campbell, the Court granted the parties’ request to allow the Ohio Association of Justice to share oral-argument time with appellee Judith Pelletier.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 24, 2018
In State v. Bates, the Court granted appellant Glen E. Bates’ request for an additional 20 days to amend his brief in the appeal of his conviction and death-penalty sentence.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 24, 2018
In In re Rev. of Alternative Energy Rider Contained in Tariffs of Ohio Edison Co., the Court ruled the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio cannot order the FirstEnergy power companies to refund $43 million to customers for the “imprudent” purchase of renewable energy credits made in 2010.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 24, 2018
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds, the Court suspended Rasheed A. Simmonds from the practice of law for failing to respond to a formal disciplinary complaint certified by the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 23, 2018
In State v. Banks-Harvey, the Court ruled an Ohio State Highway patrolman’s “inventory” search of a purse on the hood of his car, which turned up drugs, was ruled unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 23, 2018
The Court, in In re Application of Ohio Edison Co. (also 2017-1664), agreed to consolidate two separate cases between the Sierra Club and the Public Utilities Commission regarding the approval of a Distribution Modernization Rider for the FirstEnergy companies of Ohio Edison Co., Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., and the Toledo Edison Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2018
The Court dismissed State v. Banks because appellant Kevin Banks did not file a required memorandum in support of jurisdiction by its Jan. 18 due date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 19, 2018
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone and Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Wiest, the Court reinstated Edward J. Mamone and Christopher D. Wiest to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 18, 2018
The Court declined to review Park View Federal Savings Bank v. Nader, with Justice William M. O’Neill not participating in the vote.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 18, 2018
At the request of the parties in Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals for further action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 16, 2018
The Court, in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. May and In re Resignation of Eichenberger, found attorneys Neal Allen May and Raymond Leland Eichenberger III in contempt for failure to follow Court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 11, 2018
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin, the Court suspended Mark I. Verkhlin from practice of law for an interim period based on his failure to comply with disciplinary proceeding orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 10, 2018
In State v. Graham, the Court accepted the late filing of the transcript from Damantae Graham, but denied his request to unseal the documentation of his post-conviction relief case. The Court permitted Graham’s attorneys to view the sealed documents at the Court’s clerk’s office.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 9, 2018
In In re Disqualification of Vettori-Caraballo, the Court disqualified Diane Vettori-Caraballo from acting as a judge while any indictments filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, are pending and until further order of the Court.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 9, 2018
The Court, in Clean Energy Future, L.L.C. v. Clean Energy Future-Lordstown, L.L.C., temporarily stayed the Trumbull County Common Pleas Court’s judgment entry pending the Supreme Court’s ruling on appellant Clean Energy Future-Lordstown’s emergency motion to stay the trial court’s preliminary mandatory injunction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2018
In Eastland Manor Apartments, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court approved a joint request to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 8, 2018
In Yves v. Montgomery Cty. Bd. of Revision and Brutten Family Partners, L.L.C. v. Montgomery Cty. Bd. of Revision, the parties requested the cases be remanded to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement settlements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 4, 2018
In Lucarell v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., the Court ruled that punitive damages are not recoverable in an action for breach of contract and reversed the opinion of the Seventh District Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 3, 2018
In Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Co., the Court ruled Ohio oil and gas leases do not have an implied requirement that drillers “explore further” into unexplored areas that is separate from the requirement that they “reasonably develop” the overall mineral rights they lease.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 2, 2018
In State ex rel. Coleman v. Russo, the Court denied petitioner Kathy Coleman’s request for an emergency stay of proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 2, 2018
In N. Canton City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court reversed the decision and remanded the case to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 29, 2017
In State ex rel. Hogan Lovells US, L.L.P. v. Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., the Court, for its in camera inspection, ordered respondent Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction to file, under seal, documents it asserts are privileged in relation to ODRC’s supply of drugs intended for use in lethal-injection executions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 28, 2017
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Mason, the Court indefinitely suspended former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason and ruled he can apply for reinstatement only by meeting certain conditions, including undergoing a mental-health evaluation. Also, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Bellew, the Court permanently disbarred Warren attorney Timothy E. Bellew.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 27, 2017
In State ex rel. Bailey v. Parole Bd., the Court ruled the appellants, five inmates who allege the Ohio Parole Board has an unwritten policy of denying parole to “old law” offenders, failed to state a valid claim for a writ of mandamus and affirmed the tenth-district appellate decision dismissing their complaint.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for December 22, 2017
The Court, in State v. Pelmear, granted a temporary stay of judgment until it rules on appellant Noah W. Pelmear’s motion for a stay of judgment arising from his appeal of a Fulton County Court, Western District decision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 22, 2017
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Sloan v. Mohr after finding appellant Marshall Sloan failed to prosecute this cause with the requisite diligence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 22, 2017
In State ex rel. Richland Cty. Children Servs. v. Richland Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court granted Richland County Children Services’ request to vacate a Richland County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Division, order to have the agency take immediate custody of a child at the center of a parentage action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 21, 2017
In NASCAR Holdings, Inc. v. Testa, the Court ruled the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) must consider NASCAR’s challenge to the tax commissioner’s determination that it owes nearly $550,000 in state taxes for broadcasting stock car races in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 20, 2017
Two out-of-state companies, Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Home Advocate Trustees, L.L.C. and Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Century Negotiations, Inc., and one former attorney, Disciplinary Counsel v. Furtado, were sanctioned by the Court for the unauthorized practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 19, 2017
The Court referred the parties in State ex rel. Wellston City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Ohio Facilities Constr. Comm. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith, the Court suspended a Cuyahoga County attorney for two years and ordered him to pay restitution to his former law firm after finding that he charged excessive legal fees to three nursing home operators that were the firm’s clients.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2017
At the request of the parties in Loveman Steel Corp. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the matter to the Board of Tax Appeals to take further action.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 15, 2017
In State ex rel Keenon v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court dismissed Una. H.R. Keenon’s challenge of the East Cleveland mayoral election.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 15, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Peck, the Court directed Gregory L. Peck to respond within 10 days to why he should not be held in contempt and the stay of his suspension should not be revoked for failure to comply with a Court order.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 14, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Leonard, the Court accepted the resignation of attorney Robert K. Leonard with disciplinary action pending, and dismissed the disciplinary case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 14, 2017
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Pike Cty. Coroner’s Office (also 2016-1153), the Court ruled portions of a county coroner’s autopsy reports that are part of an open homicide investigation are not public records and not available for public inspection until investigators release them.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 13, 2017
In State v. Mick, the Court denied appellant K. Ronald Bailey’s motion for stay of an attorney-contempt sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 13, 2017
The Court, in Springfield v. State and Toledo v. State (also 2016-1138), ruled that challenges to regulating the use of red-light and speed cameras must be resolved by trial courts, applying the Court’s July ruling that parts of the state law are unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 12, 2017
In State v. Mick, the Court ordered appellee State of Ohio to file a response, if any, by noon on Dec. 13, to appellant K. Ronald Bailey’s motion for stay of an attorney-contempt sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 12, 2017
In State v. Bryan, the Court set an execution date for Quisi Bryan for Oct. 26, 2022.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 11, 2017
In State v. Fetherolf, the Court denied Michael J. Fetherolf’s motion to strike a document from the record as moot because the Court on Dec. 6 declined to review Fetherolf’s appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 8, 2017
In State ex rel. Alford v. Adult Parole Auth., the Court denied appellant Brian K. Alford’s motion to strike the Adult Parole Authority’s motion as moot because it failed to send a copy to him at his present correctional facility.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 7, 2017
In Adams v. Testa, the Court ruled that landowners who complain that their agricultural lands have been overtaxed may challenge their land values before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. (Also 2016-0510.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 6, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Fuhry, the Court suspended an Akron attorney for two years, with six months stayed, for practicing law while suspended and making a false statement on a federal financial registration form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2017
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Dull, the Court suspended retired Niles city law director J. Terrence Dull for two years, with one year stayed, for professional misconduct associated with the private law practice he maintained in conjunction with his public office.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2017
In In re: Judicial Campaign Complaint Against James Emmett Sherron, a five-judge panel fined James E. Sherron, a 2017 candidate for the Middletown Municipal Court, $800 for violating two judicial-campaign-conduct rules. Sherron falsely posted material stating he was licensed to practice in all federal courts, when he was not, and his campaign distributed fundraiser materials falsely naming him as an incumbent municipal judge

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 1, 2017
In Ashtabula Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brown, the Court found Thomas C. Brown in contempt. The stay of his suspension was revoked and he was suspended from the practice of law for two years.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 30, 2017
In State ex rel. Clay v. Cuyahoga Cty. Med. Examiner’s Office, the Court ruled the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office must turn over the autopsy records of an infant to her father, who is serving 15 years to life for the murder of the child.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 29, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bucio, the Court indefinitely suspended Christopher R. Bucio, an Urbana attorney who was convicted of a felony after he netted $127,000 by selling the land of his client to pay her legal fee, even though he provided only $9,000 in legal services.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 28, 2017
In Rogers v. Eppinger, which originally was filed as a jurisdictional appeal, the Court determined the case should proceed as an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 27, 2017
At the request of the parties in G.W. Adams Educational Ctr., Inc. v. Testa, the Court remanded the matter to the tax commissioner to take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 27, 2017
In In re Bereday, the Court suspended Thaddeus M. Bereday, whose last known business address was in Tampa, Fla., from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 22, 2017
In State v. Kouts, the Court granted a stay in briefing pending resolution of the joint motion to vacate the decision of the court of appeals and to remand the case to that court so that it may consider a joint motion to dismiss.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 22, 2017
In I.B. v. Olentangy Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn.,the parties reported a Nov. 13 mediation did not lead to a settlement, but the parties were still discussing a settlement. The Court ordered the parties to report the status of the negotiations within 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2017
The Court granted the request in Bronx Park S. III Lancaster, L.L.C. v. Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Revision to conduct oral arguments before the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 17, 2017
In State v. Beasley, the Court denied Richard Beasley’s request for a stay of execution for being filed prematurely.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 15, 2017
The parties in Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision reached a settlement in the case that the Court remanded to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals in 2016. The Court ordered the parties to seek dismissal of the case as it implements the settlement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 14, 2017
In State ex rel. Keenon v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied East Cleveland’s motion to intervene, but allowed the brief submitted by the city to be considered an amicus curiae brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2017
The parties in Keehan v. Korenowski reached a settlement and the Court dismissed the case at the request of the appellants.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2017
In State v. Bates and State v. Goff, the Court denied two motions related to appointed-counsel payments as moot, after the Court ordered the relevant county auditors to pay the certified appointed-counsel fees.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 9, 2017
In I.B. v. Olentangy Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court granted the parties’ request to stay the case pending mediation. The Court ordered the parties to notify the Court of the mediation’s results within five days of the mediation’s conclusion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 8, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Oviatt, the Court gave attorney Richard A. Oviatt 10 days to respond to a motion to hold him in contempt of court.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for November 7, 2017
The Court appointed a five-judge commission to consider the report of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct in In re: Judicial Campaign Complaint Against James Emmett Sherron, a judicial-campaign complaint against Middletown Municipal Court candidate James E. Sherron.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 7, 2017
In JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Stevens, the Court denied an emergency motion to stay a sheriff’s sale.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 7, 2017
The Court referred State ex rel. Ames v. Reinbold to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 6, 2017
In State ex rel. Keenon v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court agreed to reconsider relator Una H.R. Keeton’s writ of mandamus request to place her on the Nov. 7 ballot as a candidate for East Cleveland mayor. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was given three days to file a brief in response to the request.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2017
The Court released the official versions of eight opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 3, 2017
In State ex rel. Keith v. Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., the Court ordered two cases filed by Bernard R. Keith to be consolidated and gave the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction 30 days to respond to Keith’s appellant brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 2, 2017
In Clark v. Adult Parole Auth., the Court ruled that two separately issued parole violation sanctions, including a three-year prison sentence, did not violate the “double jeopardy” clauses of the U.S. and Ohio constitutions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 1, 2017
The Court dismissed the certified conflict case State v. Brown.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 1, 2017
The Court in State ex rel. Singer v. Fairland Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. ruled that a substitute custodian whose schedule is irregular with respect to days of service, hours worked, and school-building assignment is not considered a “regular nonteaching school employee” under an Ohio law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 31, 2017
In State ex rel. Natl. Lime & Stone Co. v. Marion Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court ruled Marion County must approve National Lime and Stone Company’s request to have 224 acres of its industrial mining property annexed to the city of Marion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2017
At the request of the parties in South-Western City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeal to take further action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 27, 2017
In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co., the Court set an expedited briefing schedule for the parties to submit briefs addressing whether the appeals should be dismissed as a result of the Public Utilities Commission’s approval on Oct. 20 of a new electric-security plan for the Dayton Power and Light Company. (Also 2017-0241)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 26, 2017
In State v. Batista, the Court upheld the Ohio HIV-disclosure statute, which makes it a crime for a person who has tested positive for HIV to knowingly engage in sexual conduct with another without disclosing that information.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 25, 2017
In In re D.S., the Court ruled that the rules of juvenile court allow a judge to dismiss criminal gross-sexual-imposition charges against a minor under age 13 who engages in sexual conduct with a child close in age.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2017
In State v. Campbell, the Court set a Nov. 15 execution date for Alva E. Campbell Jr. To facilitate the Court’s timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution, the Court permitted the service and filing of required documents by personal delivery, fax, or email.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 23, 2017
In In re R.I., the Court declared Reverend Mother Regina Junior Smith to be a vexatious litigator and prohibited her from continuing or instituting legal proceedings without the Court’s consent. (Also 2017-1009 and 2017-1210.)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 23, 2017
In State ex rel. DeCrane v. Cleveland, the Court granted appellant Sean DeCrane’s request to dismiss the case after the parties reached an agreement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 20, 2017
The Court dismissed Chalmers v. HCR ManorCare, Inc. at the request of appellant HCR ManorCare.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 19, 2017
In State ex rel. Espen v. Wood Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court allowed the Bowling Green “Community Rights to a Healthy Environment and Livable Climate” city charter proposal to remain on the Nov. 7 election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 17, 2017
In State v. Franklin, the Court denied Antonio S. Franklin’s request for the appointment of counsel as Franklin seeks to reopen his direct appeal of his death sentence, which the Court affirmed in 2002.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 13, 2017
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Denney at the request of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 12, 2017
In State ex rel. Tam O’Shanter Co. v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court allowed a referendum on the rezoning request of the Tam O’Shanter property to be placed on the Nov. 7 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 12, 2017
In State ex rel. Perotti v. Clipper, the Court denied inmate John W. Perotti’s request for immediate release based on his claim that he has served the maximum sentences for each of his convictions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 11, 2017
In State ex rel. Consortium for Economic & Community Development for Hough Ward 7 v. Russo, the Court clarified that the “jurisdictional priority” rule does not apply to two cases filed in the same division of the same court, and that the case in which a defendant is first properly notified is the case that moves forward.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 10, 2017
In State v. Bembry, the Court ruled that if a police officer with a search warrant violates Ohio’s “knock-and-announce” law, the criminal evidence obtained during the search still can be used to prosecute the suspect.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2017
In State v. Carnes, the Court appointed the Office of the Ohio Public Defender as counsel for Anthony Carnes.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 6, 2017
In State ex rel. Simonetti v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a request to order the Summit County Board of Elections to place Joseph A. Simonetti on the Nov. 7 ballot as a candidate for Fairlawn City Council.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 6, 2017
In State ex rel. Flak v. Betras, the Court denied requests from supporters of the People’s Bill of Rights for Fair Elections and Access to Local Government amendment and the Youngstown Drinking Water Protection Bill of Rights amendment to the Youngstown City Charter be placed on the November 2017 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 6, 2017
At the request of the parties in Three Harbor Berea 3035, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 5, 2017
The Court, in Brewer v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, granted the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections’ motion to move the case to the standard case docket. The Court also denied relator Eric Brewer’s request asking the Clerk of the Court to refuse to file the respondents’ motion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 5, 2017
In State ex rel. McGirr v. Winkler, the Court ordered a Hamilton County court not to proceed with a case involving the assets of disbarred attorney Stanley M. Chesley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 4, 2017
In State v. Thomas, the Court reversed the death sentence of a Lake County man accused of the 2010 rape and murder of a Mentor-on-the-Lake bartender.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 3, 2017
In Daher v. DeWine, the Court returned the case from mediation to the regular docket and ordered the state to file a response to the complaint within 21 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 2, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown, the Court placed attorney Thomas C. Brown of Geneva on an interim default suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 29, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters, the Court ordered Mark A. Deters of Bellbrook be placed on an immediate interim remedial suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 28, 2017
In Ferguson v. State, the Court ruled a 2006 law intended to reduce delays of workers’ compensation appeals is constitutional.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 27, 2017
In First Natl. Community Bank v. Garretson Firm Resolution Group, the Court denied the Powell Law Group’s motion for an emergency stay pending appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 27, 2017
In State v. Dye, the Court ruled a suspect whose criminal charges have been dismissed may immediately request the case records to be sealed, even if the charges could be refiled by prosecutors.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2017
In Breeze, Inc. v. Testa, and 2350 Morse, L.L.C. v. Testa, the Court overturned denials of property tax exemptions sought for two Horizon Science Academy charter schools in Columbus.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 25, 2017
In First Natl. Community Bank v. Garretson Firm Resolution Group, the Court orders appellees, First National Community Bank and Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP, to respond no later than 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 to appellant the Powell Law Group’s motion for an emergency stay pending appeal and motion for expedited review. Powell Law Group seeks to prevent the immediate transfer of $5.2 million in attorney fees and interest.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2017
The official versions of 17 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions, have been published in the Sept. 25, 2017 Ohio Official Reports advance sheet.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 22, 2017
The Court set a June 22, 2022 execution date for Percy Hutton in State v. Hutton, and an Aug. 24, 2022 execution date for Cedric Carter in State v. Carter.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 21, 2017
In State ex rel. McGinn v. Walker, the Court denied a request from Athens and Medina county civic groups demanding their respective county board of elections place a citizen-initiative petition authorizing a charter form of county government on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 21, 2017
In State ex rel. Rocky Ridge Dev., L.L.C. v. Winters, the Court decided an Ottawa County judge can consider some claims brought by a township against owners attempting to fill their rock quarry; however, some of the township’s contentions must be addressed by a state environmental agency.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 20, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters, the Court ordered Mark A. Deters to file a response, if any, by noon Friday, Sept. 22 to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s request that Deters receive an immediate interim remedial suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 20, 2017
In State ex rel. Prade v. Ninth Dist. Court of Appeals, the Court ruled a prosecuting attorney had the right to appeal a judgment declaring a former Akron police captain innocent of murdering his wife, and a common pleas court judge had the right to send him back to prison.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 19, 2017
In State ex rel. Farmer v. Delaney, the Court dismissed relator Brian J. Farmer’s request not to provide notice of a writ of mandamus to defendants, who are judges of the Fifth District Court of Appeals and Knox County courts.

Cases Certified to Disciplinary Board
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of eight new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2017
The Court, in State v. Kouts, granted appellee’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent Andrew Kouts.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 15, 2017
In State ex rel. Repeal the Lorain Cty. Permissive Sales Tax Commt. v. Lorain Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by the Repeal the Lorain County Permissive Sales Tax Committee and let stand the decision of the Lorain County Board of Elections not to place a referendum on a countywide sales-tax increase on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 15, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Moore, the Court publicly reprimanded Columbus attorney Michael G. Moore.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 14, 2017
In State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Servs., Inc. v. Indus. Comm., the Court reaffirmed its decision that state law does not permit an award of permanent-partial-disability compensation to an injured worker who has previously been awarded permanent-total-disability compensation in the same claim.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 13, 2017
In State v. Martin, the Court affirmed the death sentence of a Warren man convicted of kidnapping, robbing, and killing an acquaintance in 2012.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 13, 2017
In State v. Otte, the Court denied Gary Otte’s motion to reconsider staying his Sept. 13 execution date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 12, 2017
In Stewart v. Vivian, the Court ruled a health care provider’s statement of apology that expresses fault or admission of liability to a patient or the patient’s family cannot be admitted as evidence in a civil lawsuit against the provider.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 11, 2017
The Court released several official versions of opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 7, 2017
In State v. Otte, the Court denied Gary Otte’s motion to stay his Sept. 13 execution date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 7, 2017
In State v. Mohamed, the Court ruled in kidnapping cases, when considering whether the victim was released in a safe place unharmed—a factor that reduces the level of the offense—a jury can consider both physical and psychological harm to the victim.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 6, 2017
In Johnson v. Montgomery, the Court ruled Ohio’s “Dram Shop Act” limits the legal responsibility of liquor permit holders not only for acts of an intoxicated customer who causes an accident after leaving the establishment where drinks are sold, but also for acts of any intoxicated worker or person after they leave.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 5, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Tinch, the Court gave respondent William M. Tinch until 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 to file a response, if any, to the Disciplinary Counsel’s request for an immediate interim suspension pending the disposition of criminal and disciplinary investigations.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 5, 2017
The Court dismissed Lightning Rod. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Southworth as being improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 1, 2017
In State v. Rigel, the Court ordered the state to file a response, if any, by 5 p.m. Sept. 6 to appellant Timothy Rigel’s motion for a stay of his sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 1, 2017
In Cincinnati Reds, L.L.C. v. Testa, the Court denied a joint request to extend the time for the Cincinnati Reds to filed a merit brief. Because the merit brief was not filed by the Aug. 28 deadline, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 31, 2017
In Howell v. Consol. Rail Corp., the Court ordered Kevin E. Howell to file a response, if any, by 5 p.m. Sept. 5 to Consolidated Rail Corp.’s motion to stay the decision of the Eight District Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 31, 2017
At the request of the parties in Heineman v. Testa, the Court remanded the case to the Ohio Tax Commissioner for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 30 , 2017
The Court, in State v. Froman, granted Terry Lee Froman’s request not to set an execution date in his death penalty case while his appeal of the sentence is pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2017
In State v. Cepec, the Court agreed to consider the attorney fee application of Nathan Ray, lead counsel to Steven E. Cepec, whose death penalty was affirmed in December 2016. Payment to Ray has been delayed because co-counsel Adam M. Van has not filed a fee application. The Court ruled Van Ho has 15 days to file an application or will not be paid for his work on the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2017
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo, Columbus Bar Assn. v. Lindner, and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Butscher, found attorneys Mohammed N. Alo, Kristina M. Lindner, and Alisa C. Butscher in contempt of court for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 25, 2017
In In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10, the Court granted a request to stay the briefing schedule and ordered the parties to notify the Court within 180 days of the case status and whether the stay may be lifted. (Also Case 2014-1633)

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 23, 2017
In conjunction with the governor’s change of Gary W. Otte’s execution date to September 13, 2017, the Court in State v. Otte, suspended its rules to allow delivery of any pertinent case document as soon as possible, either personally, by facsimile transmission, or by e-mail.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 22, 2017
Based on his federal court conviction for attempt and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the Court, in In re Marshall, suspended Michael J. Marshall of Steubenville from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2017
In State ex rel. Davila v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court approved a joint request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 14, 2017
The Court referred the public records dispute in State ex rel. Hunter v. Youngstown City School Dist. to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 10, 2017
In State ex rel. Langhenry v. Britt, the Court ordered the clerk of Cleveland City Council to determine the sufficiency of the petitions filed by those seeking a referendum on the proposed city funding of arena renovations.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 10, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brumbaugh, the Court found Jeffrey S. Brumbaugh in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 9, 2017
In Patterson v. Cincinnati Ins. Cos., the Court granted appellant Cincinnati Insurance Companies request to dismiss the case because the parties reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 3, 2017
Chief Justice O’Connor released three judicial disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 2, 2017
In State v. Runyon, the Court denied as moot appellant William C. Runyon’s motion to submit after his jurisdictional appeal was denied.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 1, 2017
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. King, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoskins, the Court found attorneys Matthew J. King of Cleveland, and Robert H. Hoskins of Cincinnati, in contempt of court for failure to comply with attorney disciplinary requirements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 31, 2017
In State ex rel. Davila v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court dismissed the case after relator Edwin Davila failed to file evidence and a brief by the July 27 deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 27, 2017
In State v. D.B., the Court ruled if a juvenile is convicted of committing a crime that, when charged, required the case to be transferred from the juvenile division of the common pleas court to the general division of the common pleas court, the juvenile will be sentenced by the general division for all convictions in that case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2017
In Dayton v. State, the Court ruled three provisions of a 2015 state law regulating the use of red-light and speed cameras are unconstitutional because they infringe upon municipal authority without serving an overriding state interest.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2017
In State v. Wogenstahl, the Court ruled that Ohio courts maintained the authority to try a suspected killer and his death sentence stands even if the evidence could not determine whether his victim was killed in Ohio or Indiana

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2017
In Chagrin Realty, Inc. v. Testa, the Court directed appellant Chagrin Realty to show cause within 14 days why the appeal should not be dismissed. Chagrin Realty also must address whether the Board of Tax Appeals lacked jurisdiction to reissue its decision because the 30-day appeal period expired. Appellee Ohio Tax Commissioner Joseph Testa may file a response to the memorandum of Chagrin Realty within 14 days of the filing of Chagrin’s.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 21, 2017
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court, at the request of the parties, remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 20, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Little, the Court permanently disbarred a Columbus attorney for misappropriating more than $363,000 in settlement funds, mostly by not paying those parties who were not her clients, but were entitled to portions of the settlements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 19, 2017
In Cleveland v. Oles, the Court ruled that placing a suspect in the front seat of a police cruiser during a traffic stop does not alone determine if the officer needs to read the suspect his rights before questioning (Also 2016-0282).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2017
In In re Adoption of P.L.H., the Court ruled a presumed father of a child born out of wedlock did not give up his right to contest the mother’s decision to place the child for adoption when he failed to provide the pregnant mother financial support.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2017
Having been permitted to participate in State ex rel. Langhenry v. Britt, the Court granted the request of the Committee of Petitioners under Cleveland Charter 49 to dismiss its independent demand for a writ of mandamus in Cleveland ex rel. Blakeney v. Britt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 14, 2017
In Dayton Bar Assn. v. Wilcoxson, the Court remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings and announced it will vacate the interim default suspension of C. Ralph Wilcoxson, II, if Wilcoxson demonstrates he is in compliance with court rules and proceeds with the disciplinary process.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 13, 2017
In State ex rel. Weide v. Ohio State Univ., the Court dismissed the case after the parties agreed to a settlement regarding relator Bruce Weide’s public records request for documents related to the university’s Comprehensive Energy Management Program.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 12, 2017
The Court denied two requests for injunctions made by ECOT in State ex rel. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. State Bd. of Edn. and Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Dept. of Edn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2017
The Court, in Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. DiMartino, suspended Dennis A. DiMartino from the practice of law for an interim period for failure to respond to a formal disciplinary complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2017
In Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Eversole, the Court denied a request to refer the case to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 7, 2017
In Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Dept. of Edn., Case No. 2017-0913, the Court directed appellee Ohio Department of Education to file a response by 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, to appellant Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s motion for an injunction to bar any reduction or repayment of funds by the department to the school.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 7, 2017
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Striff, the Court has suspended Christopher W. Striff Jr. of Columbus for an interim period after he failed to respond to a formal complaint made to the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 6, 2017
In State ex rel. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. State Bd. of Edn., the Court ordered respondents, Ohio State Board of Education and Department of Education, to file a response, if any, to Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s request for an immediate preliminary injunction by noon, Friday, July 7.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 6, 2017
In Ashtabula Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brown, the Court imposed a two-year, stayed suspension on an Ashtabula County attorney whose business card and law office sign implied he was still in partnership with a sitting Ohio Supreme Court justice.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 5, 2017
In State ex rel. Langhenry v. Britt, the Court ordered the respondent, clerk of Cleveland City Council, to respond to the motion by intervening relators from the Committee of Petitioners under Cleveland Charter 49 to intervene in the matter or to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction. The court gave the clerk until noon Friday, July 7, 2017, to respond. The clerk also filed a motion to dismiss and requires the committee and the original relator, the Cleveland city law director, to respond by noon, Friday, July 7, 2017.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 5, 2017
In State v. Anderson, the Court ruled that a 19-year prison sentence was not a “trial tax” simply because it was harsher than the nine-year sentence another participant in the crimes received through a plea bargain.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 3, 2017
The Court released a number of official versions of opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 29, 2017
The Court, in In re Application of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., permitted Duke Energy of Ohio to recover $55.5 million from its customers to pay for cleaning up pollution at two long-closed manufactured gas plant sites near downtown Cincinnati.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 28, 2017
The Court, in In re Resignation of Pioch, accepted the resignation with disciplinary action pending of attorney Susan M. Pioch.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2017
In State ex rel. Rocco v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court directed the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to place Andrea Rocco on the November 7 general election ballot as a candidate for Westlake city law director.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 26, 2017
At the request of the parties, the Court dismissed In re Application of Buckeye Wind, L.L.C., which sought an amendment of the company’s construction certificate to extend the time to build a portion of the Champaign County wind turbine farm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 22, 2017
In Terraza 8, L.L.C. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision, the Court directed the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals to consider whether a national fitness chain’s willingness to pay an above-the-market rate to rent space in Hilliard led Franklin County to improperly increase the property’s tax value.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 21, 2017
The Court revoked the license of a Macedonia lawyer who concealed information from state bar exam admission officials about being under investigation for insurance fraud in In re Application of Callam.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2017
The Court struck a request for clarification and guidance regarding the notice of oral argument and ordered the parties to determine how to share oral argument time in In re Rev. of Alternative Energy Rider Contained in Tariffs of Ohio Edison Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2017
The Court revoked the license of a Macedonia lawyer who concealed information from state bar exam admission officials about being under investigation for insurance fraud in In re Application of Callam.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Martyniuk, the Court indefinitely suspended a Kent attorney who pleaded guilty to 20 fourth-degree felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2017
The Court released a number of official versions of opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 16, 2017
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Butscher, the Court suspended Alisa C. Butscher from the practice of law for an interim period because she failed to respond to a disciplinary matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 15, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo, the Court disbarred Mohammed N. Alo, who was convicted in a felony bribery and kickback scheme at the Office of the Ohio Treasurer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2017
The Court, in In re Moore, suspended Gregory J. Moore from the practice of law for an interim period based on his felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2017
In Ashtabula v. Jones, the Court ruled appellant Robert A. Jones exceeded the 15-page limit for a memo in support of jurisdiction and it struck from consideration pages 16 through 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 12, 2017
The Court in In re Theisler has reinstated Charles W. Theisler to the practice of law in Ohio, and in Dayton Bar Assn. v. Wilcoxson, the Court indefinitely suspended Clinton W. Wilcoxson II for failing to respond to a disciplinary complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 8, 2017
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin, the Court found attorney Mark I. Verkhlin in contempt of court for failure to comply with its April 2017 court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 7, 2017
The Court referred nine matters to mediation and returned four cases previously referred to mediation back to the regular docket.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2017
The Court in Geauga Cty. Bar. Assn. v. Snavely, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Lech, reinstated to the practice of law attorneys Carly L. Snavely of Chagrin Falls, and Robert R. Lech, whose last known address was in Dublin, Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2017
In State v. Watkins, the Court granted attorney Tim Dugan’s request to withdraw after accepting a position with the Lucas County Common Pleas Court and to file an application for appointed counsel fees.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 2, 2017
In State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Servs., Inc. v. Indus. Comm., the Court permitted the Ohio Association for Justice and Ohio Association of Claimants Counsel to participate in June 7’s oral argument and share the time allotted to appellees Sherry L. Redwine and the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 1, 2017
The Court agreed to consolidate oral arguments for two cases titled Adams v. Testa (2016-0256 and 2016-0510), and granted each side an additional five minutes.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 1, 2017
In Bohlen v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, L.L.C., the Court ruled a lease to drill for oil and gas in Washington County did not terminate when the energy companies failed to pay annual royalties promised the landowners.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2017
In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Harvey, the Court permanently disbarred a Sylvania lawyer who failed to comply with the orders of his existing suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 30, 2017
The Court, in State v. Roberts, affirmed imposition of the death penalty on Donna Roberts, who conspired to kill her ex-husband.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 26, 2017
A request by Columbia Gas to join In re Complaint of Harris Design Servs. v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. as an appellee alongside the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio was approved by the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 25, 2017
In State v. Aalim, the Court ruled the constitutional rights of older juveniles charged with certain serious crimes are not violated when they are automatically sent to trial in adult court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2017
In State v. Mutter (also 2016-0441), the Court ruled that when two Portsmouth men accused of felony ethnic intimidation agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor aggravated menacing crimes, the constitutional protection against double jeopardy barred the state from subsequently pursuing ethnic intimidation convictions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2017
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoskins, permanently disbarred a Cincinnati attorney for multiple professional conduct violations, including impersonating a former colleague during his suspension so that he could continue to represent a client in court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2017
The Court dismissed Schultheiss v. Heinrich Ents., Inc., and Rush v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc., as having been improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 19, 2017
In State ex rel. Dilly v. Martin, the Court directed the parties to engage in mediation within 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 19, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds, Disciplinary Counsel v. Edmondson, and Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. May, the Court found attorneys Rasheed A. Simmonds, Christina R. Edmondson, and Neal A. May in contempt for failing to comply with Court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2017
The Court, in Clendenin v. Girl Scouts of W. Ohio, ruled appeals to the local court of common pleas are limited when an injured worker challenges an Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation decision to stop paying benefits for a preexisting injury that was aggravated by an on-the-job injury and then subsided.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 17, 2017
In Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn. v. Findlay, the Court reinstated an arbitrator’s decision that a Findlay Police sergeant deserved a long suspension rather than termination for behavior unbecoming a police officer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2017
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Donchatz, the Court indefinitely suspended a Columbus attorney who deliberately made false statements during legal proceedings, disobeyed rules in multiple courts, and engaged in dishonest conduct throughout his disciplinary proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2017
The Court granted relator’s application to dismiss State ex rel. O’Malley v. O’Donnell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 12, 2017
The Court remanded four cases, three from Cuyahoga County and one from Stark County, to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals to implement settlements reached by the parties.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 11, 2017
In State v. Polk, the Court ruled the constitutional rights of a student who had bullets in his book bag were not violated when high school officials used this discovery to search another of the student’s bags and found a handgun.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2017
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Jacob, the Court suspended former Bedford Municipal Court Judge Harry J. Jacob II from the practice of law for two years, with one year stayed, based on his convictions for soliciting prostitution and falsifying a court record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2017
In State ex rel. Escajadillo v. Koch Foods of Cincinnati, L.L.C. the Court dismissed the case after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 8, 2017
In State ex rel. Richland Cty. Children Servs. v. Richland Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court has ordered respondent Richland County Court of Common Pleas to file a response by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, and permitted relators Richland County Children Services to respond by noon Friday, May 12.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2017
The court released the official versions of eight cases previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 4, 2017
The Court referred State ex rel. Walker v. Yount to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 3, 2017
The Court dismissed In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co., (Case No. 2017-0205) and denied a request to consolidate it with In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. (Case No. 2017-0241), which is still pending before the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2017
In State v. Spaulding, the Court granted appellant Dawud Spaulding’s request to exceed the 15-page limit on an application to reopen his capital murder case, allowing him to file up to 25 pages.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2017
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Adena Med. Ctr. v. Indus. Comm. and State ex rel. Miller v. Kidron Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. after the parties announced they settled the matters.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2017
The Court referred Pi in the Sky, L.L.C. v. Testa to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2017
The Court granted Dayton Power and Light Co. the right to intervene in In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co., to argue in favor of a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio decision, and granted Black Fork Wind Energy LLC the right to intervene in In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C. so it can argue in support of a Ohio Power Siting Board decision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 26, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Doumbas, the Court found Marc G. Doumbas in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 25, 2017
In Nationstar Mtge., L.L.C. v. Payne, the Court has ordered appellee Nationstar Mortgage to file a response by 10 a.m. Friday to appellant Brian K. Payne’s motion for a stay that would prevent the scheduled sale of a piece of Columbus property.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2017
The Court granted appellants’ application for dismissal and dismissed Mace v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2017
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall, denied respondent Joy Lenore Marshall’s application for reinstatement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 21, 2017
The Court set an April 16, 2020, execution date for Stanley T. Adams in State v. Adams.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 20, 2017
In Groveport Madison Local Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court ruled the Board of Tax Appeals lacks jurisdiction to vacate a decision, even a void decision, after the time to appeal that decision has passed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 29107
In Wilson v. Lawrence (also 2016-0180), the Court ruled that delivering a claim against an estate to a person not appointed by the probate court who gives it to the estate executor or administrator does not meet the state law’s requirements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2017
The Court ruled in State v. Rahab that if a criminal defendant gets a harsher sentence than one offered in a plea bargain, any allegation that the judge imposed the sentence as a “trial tax” must be supported with evidence that clearly and convincingly demonstrates the judge acted vindictively.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2017
In McGirr v. Winkler, the Court granted relator Connie McGirr et al.’s motion for an emergency stay. The Court also permitted McGirr to file a response to respondent Judge Ralph E. Winkler’s motion to dismiss, and the Court permitted Eric W. Goering to intervene as a respondent.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2017
In State ex rel. Dailey v. Dawson, the Court ruled the East Cleveland Municipal Court may decide whether it has jurisdiction to try five Cleveland Police Department supervisors in connection with a pursuit that left two people dead when police fired 137 bullets at the suspects.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2017
In State ex rel. Miller v. Pinkney, Court ruled that nine incident reports relating to former Cuyahoga County Executive Edward FitzGerald are public records and must be released to the requestor.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2017
In State ex rel. Miller v. Pinkney, Court ruled that nine incident reports relating to former Cuyahoga County Executive Edward FitzGerald are public records and must be released to the requestor.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 10, 2017
In McGirr v. Winkler, the Court ordered respondent Hamilton County Probate Judge Ralph Winkler to file a response by 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, to a motion seeking to prevent him from taking further action in a case regarding former Ohio attorney Stanley Chesley and former Chesley clients seeking to enforce a judgment against him.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 10, 2017
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Ball, the Court denied a motion to hold indefinitely suspended attorney Stephen J. Ball in contempt.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 7, 2017
In Stevens v. S.W.L.H.S. Invest. Partners, the Court granted a stay of execution of a $670,551 judgment against S.W.L.H.S. Investment Partners, pending the outcome of its appeal before the Court. The Court continued the $800,000 bond posted with the Lucas County Clerk of Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 7, 2017
In State ex rel. Delaware Joint Vocational School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Testa, the Court denied the board of education’s motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2017
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Rutherford, found Guy D. Rutherford in contempt for failing to comply with a Court order.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 5, 2017
In Vontz v. Miller, the Court granted appellant Carol V. Miller’s stay of a court of appeals’ ruling to change the rules regarding Dayton Heidelberg Distributing Co. shareholder meetings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2017
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin, the Court suspended Mark I. Verkhlin for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 31, 2017
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew and In re Pioch, the Court found Timothy E. Bellew and Susan M. Poich in contempt for failing to comply with Court rules, and, in In re Resignation of Boston, the Court found Shannon C. Boston in contempt for failing to surrender his certificate of admission.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2017
In Gyugo v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Dev. Disabilities, and State v. Banks-Harvey, the Court approved requests for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to split oral argument time with the participating county prosecuting attorneys’ offices.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2017
In State v. Davenport, the Court ordered the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to file a response, if any, by noon Friday, March 31, 2017, to Darryl C. Davenport’s motion to stay the execution of his sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2017
The Court referred State ex rel. Rogers v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., and State ex rel. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn. v. Warren to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 24, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Jackson, the Court suspended Harry E. Jackson from practicing law for an interim period for failing to respond to a formal complaint of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 23, 2017
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Goff v. Indus. Comm. after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 22, 2017
In State ex rel. Cowan v. Gallagher, the Court ruled the cause originated in the court of appeals and should proceed as an appeal of right, pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 5.01.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 21, 2017
In State v. Batista, the Court granted out-of-state attorney Avram D. Frey’s permission to participate in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 17, 2017
In Eckert v. Summit Cty. Pub. Health, the Court granted Summit County Public Health’s request to dismiss the case because it reached a settlement with employee Henry J. Eckert.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 16, 2017
The Court, in Lutheran Social Servs. of Cent. Ohio Village Hous., Inc. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, vacated an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision because it failed to indicate that it considered a local school district’s criticism of tax valuations for two Grove City senior housing complexes.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 15, 2017
In State v. Lott, the Court denied a request by Gregory Lott for a new trial, and in State v. Wogenstahl, the Court denied Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl’s request for a new trial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Barbera, the Court issued a one-year stayed suspension for a former part-time Medina city prosecutor and placed him on monitored probation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 14, 2017
In State ex rel. Rocco v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted relator Andrea Rocco’s request to expedite the case and required her to file any evidence and a merit brief within three days; required respondent Cuyahoga Cuonty Board of Elections to file file any evidence and a merit brief within three days of Rocco’s filing; and allowed Rocco to file a reply brief within three days of the board’s filing. In State ex rel. Rocky Ridge Dev., L.L.C. v. Winters, the Court granted an request from relator Rocky Ridge Development to expedite the case and required respondent Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce Winters to respond to the request within three days; required Rocky Ridge to present evidence and file a merit brief within seven days of Winters’ answer; and provides Winters three days from Rocky Ridge’s submission to file a reply brief. The preliminary injunction imposed by Winters will remain in effect while the action is pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2017
In two separate disciplinary actions, the Court, in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. May, suspended Neal A. May for an interim period of time based on a certification of default, and, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Edmondson, on a certified order from the Supreme Court of Kentucky, Christina R. Edmondson was suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for 181 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 10, 2017
The Court, in State ex rel. Bucher v. Stephens, denied appellant Dr. Rick Bucher’s motion to stay his criminal trial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 10, 2017
In two related cases, both referred to as In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. to Establish a Std. Serv. Offer in the Form of an Elec. Sec. Plan, (also 2017-0205) the Court granted the request of the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel to amend its appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 9, 2017
In State ex rel. GateHouse Media Ohio Holdings II, Inc. v. Pike Cty. Coroner’s Office, the Court denied the Pike County Coroner’s motion for protective order and denied GateHouse Media Ohio Holding’s motion to compel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds, the Court found Rasheed A. Simmonds in contempt, revoked his stayed suspension, and suspended him from the practice of law for one year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2017
The Court, in State ex rel. Delaware Joint Vocational School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Testa, denied arequest by the Delaware Joint Vocational School District Board of Education to compel Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa to calculate tax rates on a 2015 multicounty renewal levy.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 6, 2017
In State ex rel. GateHouse Media Ohio Holdings II, Inc. v. Pike Cty. Coroner’s Office, the Court ordered GateHouse Media to file a response, if any, to the Pike County Coroner’s motion for protective order no later than noon, Wednesday, March 8.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2017
In State v. Gonzales, the Court granted the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion for reconsideration, and reversed its Dec. 23, 2016 decision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Joltin, and Columbiana Cty. Bar Assn. v. Barborak, the Court found Benjamin Joltin and Virginia M. Barborak in contempt for failure to comply with Court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2017
In State v. Spaulding, the Court granted Dawud E. Spaulding’s stay of execution of death sentence pending the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2017
In State v. Belton, the Court allowed Elizabeth Arrick to represent Anthony Belton in his attempt to reopen the direct appeal of his death sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 28, 2017
In Pi in the Sky, L.L.C. v. Testa, the court granted Florida attorney Letisha D. Bivins admission pro hac vice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2017
In State v. Spaulding, the Court granted Dawud E. Spaulding’s request to appoint Rachel Troutman to represent him in reopening his direct appeal of his death sentence, and in State v. Cepec, the Court allowed Elizabeth Arrick to represent Steven E. Cepec in his attempt to reopen the direct appeal of his death sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 24, 2017
The Court, in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Hayes, found Columbus attorney Michael J. Hayes completed his three years of monitored probation, which was a required term of his 2013 reinstatement to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 23, 2017
In State v. Sowell, the Court granted Anthony Sowell’s request to have Daniel P. Jones appointed to represent him for the purposes of seeking to reopen his direct appeal of his conviction and death sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 22, 2017
The Court dismissed State v. Orr as having been improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 21, 2017
In State ex rel. Curtis v. Vital Statistics Registrar, Brown Cty. Health Dept., the Court ordered appellee Brown County Health Department to file a response by noon, February 23 to appellant Richard Curtis’s request to stay a court of appeals’ judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 21, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Doumbas, the Court indefinitely suspended Marc G. Doumbas from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 16, 2017
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Bednarski, the Court suspended Holly L. Bednarski from the practice of law for two years, with the final six months stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for February 14, 2017
In State ex rel. Ebersole v. City Council of Powell, the Court denied a writ of mandamus to compel Powell City Council to conduct a voter referendum on its ordinance rezoning land from Planned Commercial and Residence Districts to a Downtown Residence District.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 14, 2017
In State v. Anderson, the Court denied appellant Rickym Anderson’s request to cancel oral arguments and remand the case to the court of appeals in order to apply the Court’s decision in State v. Aalim.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 14, 2017
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Azman, the Court reinstated Brandon L. Azman to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 13, 2017
At the request of the parties in Hull Organization, L.L.C. v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Revision, the case was remanded to the Board of Tax Appeals for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 10, 2017
The Court found four attorneys in contempt for failing to comply with previous court disciplinary orders, and in Disciplinary Counsel v. Niehaus, suspended Daniel A. Niehaus for an interim period of time for failure to answer a complaint by the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 8, 2017
In Dublin City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court returned the case to the Franklin County Board of Revision at the request of the parties to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 7, 2017
In Micromont Holdings 3, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision and Kengary Way OH Partnership, L.L.C. v. Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court granted joint motions to remand the cases to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement settlements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 3, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hall, the Court reinstated Eric D. Hall to the practice of law, finding that he substantially complied with probation requirements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 2, 2017
In Mozingo v. 2007 Gaslight Ohio, L.L.C., the Court granted a joint motion by appellee Robert Mozingo and appellant 2007 Gaslight Ohio to remand the matter to the Ninth District Court of Appeals to initiate a settlement. The appeal of appellants George and Patricia remains pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 1, 2017
At the request of appellant Aries Cobb, the Court dismissed Cobb v. Ohio Dept. of Edn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 31, 2017
The Court found attorneys Joseph D. Reed and Timothy E. Potts in contempt in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Reed and In re Potts respectively for failing to comply with Court orders related to their current suspensions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 30, 2017
In Laguna Property Assocs., Ltd. v. Ross Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court dismissed the appeal at the request of Laguna Property Associates.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 27, 2017
In State v. Bonnell, the Court ruled the appeal shall proceed according to Court rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 26, 2017
To facilitate the Court’s timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of Ronald R. Phillips, scheduled for February 15, the Court ordered that service of any document required by Court rules in State v. Phillips be served in person, by fax, or e-mail, and that the parties shall provide the Court with a copy of any document relating to this matter that is filed in, or issued by, any other court in this state or any federal court, as well as any commutation, pardon, or warrant of reprieve issued by the governor.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 25, 2017
In Zillow v. Bosel, the Court dismissed the case against Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 24, 2017
For failing to respond to a formal complaint from the Board of Professional Conduct, the Court, in Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew, suspended Timothy E. Bellew from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 23, 2017
Based on a felony conviction, the Court, in In re Pioch, suspended Susan M. Pioch from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 20, 2017
The Court, in State ex rel. Fockler et al. v. Husted, ruled the Secretary of State had the authority to deny ballot designation for Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 20, 2017
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds, gave respondent Rasheed A. Simmonds 10 days to file a written response to the disciplinary counsel’s request to revoke the stay of Simmonds’ suspension and to state why he should not be found in contempt for violation of a Court order.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 19, 2017
The Court granted an expedited consideration schedule in State ex rel. Delaware Joint Vocational School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Testa, and ordered relator Delaware Joint Vocational School Board of Education to file a merit brief and evidence in seven days. The Court gave respondent, the Ohio tax commissioner, seven days to reply, and gave the school board five days after the filing of the commissioner’s brief to file a reply brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 19, 2017
The Court, in State v. Goff, denied a stay of execution for James R. Goff because no execution date has been set. The Court ordered that no execution date be set while appeals of his death sentence are pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 18, 2017
In State ex rel. Ebersole v. Powell City Council, the Court gave relator Brian Ebersole seven days to file a merit brief and evidence regarding the rezoning of 2470 Powell Road as a Planned Residence District and granted respondent Powell City Council and intervening respondents LS Powell 2470 LLC and Arlington Homes seven days after the filing of relator’s brief to respond; and it gave Ebersole five days to file a reply brief after the filing of respondent’s or intervening respondents’ merit brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 13, 2017
In State v. Bates, the Court granted a stay of the April 17, 2017 execution date set for Glen E. Bates and ordered no execution date to be set while appeals remain pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 12, 2017
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Rutherford, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Whitt, the Court found attorneys Guy D. Rutherford and Angela M. Whitt in contempt of court for failure to comply with a Court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 11, 2017
In response to a certified order of the Supreme Court of Kentucky, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Edmondson, suspended Christina R. Edmondson from the practice of law in Ohio for 180 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 10, 2017
The Court has granted two out-of-state attorneys to appear pro hac vice: Riya S. Shah in In re D.S., and Bruce M. Kramer in Kerns v. Simmers.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 9, 2017
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Wilsey, the Court ordered respondent Heather B. Wilsey to respond by noon January 10 to the Lorain County Bar Association’s motion for immediate interim remedial suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2017
The Court suspended attorney Christopher Ramon Bucio from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction in In re Bucio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 6, 2017
The Court ruled on several disciplinary matters, including Disciplinary Counsel v. Walton, in which it ordered Gerald R. Walton to file a written report within 10 days to explain why he should not be held in contempt, have his stay of his suspension revoked, and be suspended.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 5, 2017
In State v. Sowell, the Court granted Anthony Sowell’s motion for stay of execution that will remain in effect until exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including appeals of his death sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 4, 2017
In Fish v. Seventh Dist. Court of Appeals, the Court ordered attorney James P. Ginzkey to file a motion for admission pro hac vice within 14 days or all documents filed by Ginzkey will be stricken.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 3, 2017
The court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 30, 2016
The Court decided two cases based on its Dec. 23 State v. Gonzales decision. The Court reversed and remanded to trial court State v. Reese, and affirmed the court of appeals in State v. Sanchez.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 29, 2016
In Bibler v. Stevenson, the Court ruled the city of Findlay is not immune from liability in a traffic accident case involving a stop sign obscured by a tree.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for December 28, 2016
In State ex rel. Fockler v. Husted, the Court approved expedited consideration of the case and set a briefing scheduled that requires relator John Fockler to file a brief and submit evidence by January 3, and provides respondent Secretary of State Jon Husted reply by January 6. Fockler has until to January 11 to reply to Husted’s brief.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 28, 2016
In State ex rel. McCall v. Gall, the Court dismissed the petition for a writ of mandamus with a written dissent from Justice William M. O’Neill.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 28, 2016
In Caster v. Columbus, the Court ruled most law enforcement records involving the investigation of a suspect become public record once the suspect’s trial concludes.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 27, 2016
In Argabrite v. Neer, the Court rejected the position that a police officer’s conduct must be “extreme and outrageous” to be held civilly liable for damages caused during high-speed pursuits, but still granted immunity to officers who participated in a 2011 Montgomery County chase that severely injured a bystander.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 23, 2016
In State v. Walker, the Court struck down the aggravated murder conviction of a man who fatally shot a fellow patron during a Cleveland bar fight because the prosecutor did not prove he acted with “prior calculation and design.”

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for December 22, 2016
In State ex rel. Miller v. Bova, the Court denied relator’s motion to preclude submission of evidence under seal or, alternatively, to preclude the Court’s consideration in camera of ex parte evidence. The Court also denied respondents’ motion to hold in abeyance the submission of documents until 20 days after the Court rules on relator’s motion.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 22, 2016
The Court set Dec. 27 filing deadlines for responses in two cases: State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Servs., Inc. v. Indus. Comm. and State ex rel. Fockler v. Husted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 22, 2016
In State v. Moore, the Court ruled a juvenile’s 112-year sentence for rape, kidnapping, and multiple other felonies with eligibility for judicial release when he turns 92 is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 21, 2016
In State v. Noling, the Court ruled that part of the state law that limits the appeals of capital offenders seeking DNA testing after a conviction is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 20, 2016
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters, the Court ruled the Hamilton County prosecutor acted reasonably when he publicly released a University of Cincinnati police body-cam video six business days after receiving it.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2016
In Columbiana Cty. Bar Assn. v. Barborak, Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Wiest, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Joltin, the Court disbarred one attorney and suspended two others for violating multiple professional conduct rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 16, 2016
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Schnittke, remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct to consider a more severe sanction for Steven P. Schnittke than the current recommended public reprimand.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 15, 2016
In State v. Spaulding, the Court ruled a man convicted in Summit County of killing his children’s mother and the man she was dating will remain on death row.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 14, 2016
In May v. Delaware Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs., the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 14, 2016
In Simpkins v. Grace Brethren Church, the Court ruled capping damages awarded in a civil lawsuit to a teenage victim of a sexual assault did not violate the girl’s constitutional rights.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 13, 2016
In State v. Cepec, the Court affirmed the convictions and death sentence of a former inmate who fled from a halfway house and killed a Medina County man.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 12, 2016
The Court referred 10 cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 9, 2016
In five cases the Court agreed to scheduled oral arguments for appeals from the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 8, 2016
Regarding a complaint involving termination of parental rights/adoption filed in May v. Delaware Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs., the Court ordered relators Adam and Heathy May to respond to the Delaware County Department of Job and Family Services motion to dismiss by noon, Monday, Dec. 12.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 8, 2016
The Court, in State v. Sowell, affirmed multiple aggravated murder convictions and death penalty sentences of Anthony Sowell for the serial killing of 11 women in Cleveland.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 7, 2016
Regarding a complaint involving termination of parental rights/adoption filed in May v. Delaware Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs., the Court ordered respondent Delaware County Department of Job and Family Services to file a response to a request to expedite the matter by noon, Friday, Dec. 9.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 7, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Tamburrino, the Court suspended Ronnie M. Tamburrino, an unsuccessful candidate for judge of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, for one year with six months stayed for committing misconduct during his 2014 race.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 6, 2016
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Ohio Dept. of Pub. Safety , the Court ruled Ohio law enforcement dash-cam recordings are public records that cannot be shielded in their entirety, but portions considered “investigatory work product” can be withheld.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2016
The Court referred Cole SN Canton Ohio, L.L.C. v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation and stayed all filing deadlines until further order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 2, 2016
The Court accepted the resignation of two attorneys with disciplinary action pending and in Disciplinary Counsel v. Leneghan, indefinitely suspended Patrick P. Leneghan.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 1, 2016
In Panezich v. Green, the Court ordered appellee Mahoning County sheriff to respond to appellant Clifton Panezich’s emergency motion to expedite the process no later and Dec. 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 1, 2016
On certified order of the Supreme Court of California, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Garber, indefinitely suspended Ronald D. Garber from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 30, 2016
At the request of the parties in NHI-REIT of Ohio, L.L.C. v. Union Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 29, 2016
The Court has held nine attorneys in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary requirements.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 23, 2016
In In re George, the Court suspended attorney Mark Minor George for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 23, 2016
The Court accepted for review State v. Bettis, held the case for a decision in State v. Pittman, and stayed the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 22, 2016
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hauck, the Court issued a two-year suspension to John W. Hauck of Milford with the second year stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 21, 2016
In State v. Kona, the Court ruled if a pretrial diversion program requires a noncitizen to admit guilt, a trial court must warn the accused that he or she could be deported.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 17, 2016
In three cases, Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa, Newegg, Inc. v. Testa, and Mason Cos., Inc. v. Testa, the Court ruled Ohio can impose its commercial-activity tax (CAT) on out-of-state companies that sell products and services to Ohioans, but have no physical presence in the state.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 16, 2016
In Smith v. Erie Ins., the Court ruled when a motorist is injured in an accident caused by avoiding an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene, evidence derived from the driver’s account, such as a police report, can be used to support a claim for uninsured motorist insurance coverage.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 15, 2016
In State ex rel. Durrani v. Ruehlman, the Court ruled a Hamilton County judge lacked the authority to consolidate and hear hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits filed against a local surgeon who was indicted on federal health-care charges and faces civil cases for performing unnecessary surgeries.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2016
The Court reinstated to the practice of law attorneys Jason R. Philabaum, and John E. Mahin in Disciplinary Counsel v. Phillabaum, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Mahin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 10, 2016
In State v. Williams, the Court ruled once a trial court determines an offender is guilty of allied offenses of similar import, Ohio law requires the sentences to be merged and allows the prosecutor to choose the offense for sentencing. If a trial court then imposes separate sentences, the sentence is void and can be challenged at any time.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 9, 2016
In State v. Sheppard, and State v. Myers, the Court denied motions to vacate the death sentences of Bobby Shepherd and David Myers based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hurst v. Florida decision. In State v. Fears, the Court denied a motion to stay the execution of Angelo Fears based on Hurst.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 9, 2016
In State v. Dye, the Court determined a conflict exists with State v. C.K. and directed parties to submit briefs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 8, 2016
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone, the Court suspended Nancy A. Zoller and Edward J. Mamone, from the practice of law for one year because of multiple ethical violations related to the services performed for the late wife of former Cleveland mayor and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Ralph S. Locher.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 7, 2016
Having previously found Robert Martin to be a vexatious litigator, the Court in In re Martin denied Martin’s motion to obtain leave to file a writ of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 4, 2016
The Court found eight attorneys in contempt for the failure to comply with previous court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 3, 2016
In New York Frozen Foods, Inc. v. Bedford Hts. Income Tax Bd. of Rev., the Court ruled that a Bedford Heights ordinance allowed the city to reject a request for a nearly $700,000 tax refund sought by New York Frozen Foods Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 2, 2016
The Court, in Lutz v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C., ruled that Ohio does not follow a blanket rule for allocating the post-production costs of preparing natural gas for sale between oil and gas producers and mineral rights owners.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 1, 2016
In In re Application of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., for Approval of its Fourth Amended Corporate Separation Plan, the Court ruled the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio violated state law when it failed to explain why it allowed a regulated electric utility to offer competitive services.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 31, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Coriell, the Court granted Disciplinary Counsel’s request to remand the case to the Board of Professional Conduct to initiate permanent disbarment proceedings against Jennifer L. Coriell. The Court further ordered the current interim suspension of Coriell remain in place while the matter is pending before the board.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 27, 2016
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court approved a nearly $4.3 million reduction in the property tax value of a New Albany area apartment complex, ending a nearly decade-old dispute between the owners and the Columbus city schools.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 26, 2016
In Internatl. Paper Co. v. Testa, the Court reversed an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision that allowed for $17 million in corporate tax credits -- because the tax commissioner had mailed an order reducing the amount too late.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 25, 2016
In State ex rel. Durrani v. Ruehlman, the Court ordered that appellee Judge Robert P. Ruehlman may file a response to appellants’motion for immediate stay no later than 3 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 25, 2016
In Antoon v. Cleveland Clinic Found., the Court upheld a state law requiring that most medical-malpractice lawsuits must be filed within four years of the act or omission alleged to have caused the injury.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2016
At the request of the parties in Lion Island, L.L.C. v. Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 21, 2016
In In re Application of Callam, in consideration of a report by the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness about Michael A. Callam, the Court approved Callam’s motion to supplement the record, and for amicus curiae, the Gertsburg Law Firm, to participate in oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 20, 2016
In State ex rel. Allen Cty. Children Servs. Bd. v. Mercer Cty. Common Pleas Court, Probate Div., the Court ruled a probate court may consider a couple’s request to adopt a minor with the mother’s consent after a juvenile court has granted temporary custody to a county children services agency that placed the child with an out-of-state relative.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 19, 2016
In In re D.S, the Court ruled the 286 days a juvenile offender served in confinement before reaching a plea agreement must be credited toward his two-year commitment to a juvenile detention facility.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 18, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Warren, the Court suspended Kenneth J. Warren from the practice of law for two years after he was convicted of sexual battery in March 2015.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 17, 2016
In State v. Banks-Harvey, the Court granted appellant Jamie Banks-Harvey’s request to have the Ohio Public Defender’s Office represent her.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 14, 2016
In Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. v Teter, the Court granted appellant’s emergency motion to stay execution of court of appeals’ judgment.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 14, 2016
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mackin, the Court gave Patrick C. Mackin until noon Oct. 18 to respond to motion for an interim suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 14, 2016
At the request of the parties in ARCP RL Portfolio VI, L.L.C. v. Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 13, 2016
Based on a certified order of the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Cummings, indefinitely suspended Lisa M. Cummings from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 12, 2016
In Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. v Teter, the Court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, by noon on Oct. 13, to the appellant’s emergency motion to stay execution of the appeals court’s judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 12, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brumbaugh, the Court suspended Jeffrey S. Brumbaugh from the practice of law for an interim period for failing to respond to disciplinary charges.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 10, 2016
The court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 7, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Lawrence, the Court reinstated attorney Meredith Lynn Lawrence to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 6, 2016
In State ex rel. Belegrin v. Oliver, the Court denied relator’s motion for emergency stay in the writ of prohibition case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 6, 2016
The Court, in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Frenden, disbarred Cleveland attorney John B. Frenden for professional misconduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 5, 2016
In State v. Martin, the Court ruled the state was not required to prove that a secret recording of an 11-year-old girl undressing was lewd or graphic to convict a man of creating nudity-oriented material involving a minor.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 4, 2016
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin, relator Mahoning County Bar Association sought an interim remedial suspension, and the Court granted respondent Mark Verkhlin until Oct. 6 at noon to respond.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 4, 2016
The Court vacated the Board of Tax Appeals’ decision in Jefferson Industries Corp. v. Madison Cty. Bd. of Revision and remanded the case to the Board to address objections by a Madison County auto-parts maker, the appellant in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 3, 2016
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Maglis v. Indus. Comm. because appellant Maglis failed to submit a required merit brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 30, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Coriell and Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Provenza, the Court found Jennifer L. Corriell and Mark R. Provenza in contempt for failure to comply with court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 29, 2016
At the request of the parties in ARCP RL Portfolio V, L.L.C. v. Clark Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 27, 2016
In State v. Thompson, the Court denied appellee Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office motion to strike appellant Thompson’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction. The Court gave the appellee 30 days to respond.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2016
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew, the Court indefinitely suspended Timothy E. Bellew from the practice of law, and in In re Resignation of Gussler, the Court accepted the resignation of Stephanie G. Gussler with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 23, 2016
State ex rel. GateHouse Media Ohio Holdings II, Inc. v. Pike Cty. Coroner’s Office returned to the regular case docket and the Court ordered respondent Pike County Coroner's Office to respond to the initial complaint within 21 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 22, 2016
In State ex rel. Sensible Norwood v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, The Court denied a writ seeking to place a “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” for city of Norwood on the November 2016 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 22, 2016
The Court has reinstated attorneys George C. Ford III, Joseph Bancsi, and Robert P. DeMarco to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 20, 2016
In State ex rel. Anderson v. Derryberry, the Court ordered all proceedings pending in Allen County Juvenile Court in In the Matter of M.A.S. are stayed pending a decision on relator Anderson's motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 20, 2016
In State ex rel. Cairo v. Martin, the Court denied relators' writ to prevent the Muskingum County Juvenile Court from proceeding in actions regarding their case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 20, 2016
The Court referred the parties in Store Master Funding VI, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 19, 2016
In State ex rel. Jacquemin v. Union Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted a writ to prevent a referendum in Union County on a Jerome Township Board of Trustees' zoning of land known as “Jacquemin Farms" from appearing on the November 2016 ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 19, 2016
In State v. Blair, the Court granted petitioner Blair’s application for dismissal of his request for a writ of habeas corpus.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 16, 2016
The Court, in State ex rel. Cairo v. Martin, ordered respondent Muskingum County Juvenile Court Judge Martin to respond to the complaint no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 16, 2016
In State ex rel. Ganoom v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court directed the city of Upper Arlington to conduct an election to fill a seat on the city council.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 16, 2016
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Simonette, the Court gave attorney David G. Simonette 10 days to reply to the Columbus Bar Association’s motion to have him held in contempt for failure to appear for a scheduled professional conduct deposition.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 15, 2016
The Court decided 14 cases today regarding disputed ownership of oil and gas rights. In the lead case, Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration L.L.C.,the Court ruled that the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act did not operate automatically to allow mineral rights to be deemed abandoned and vested in a surface owner, but required the surface owner to seek a judicial decree that the mineral rights were abandoned.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 14, 2016
In State ex rel. Jones v. Husted, the Court ruled not to reconsider its decision to bar the placement of a Medina County charter reform amendment on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 14, 2016
In State v. Anderson, the Court ruled that after four attempts to try a man accused of murder ended in mistrials or hung juries, a fifth prosecution attempt does not violate his constitutional rights.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 13, 2016
The Court, in State ex rel. Coover v. Husted, denied a writ to compel the Ohio Secretary of State and board of elections in Athens, Meigs, and Medina counties to place charter government initiatives on the November general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 13, 2016
In State v. McKelton, Court affirmed the death sentence of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and his friend who helped him dispose of the girlfriend’s body.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 12, 2016
In State v. Tench, the Court granted appellant Tench’s motion to extend the time to transmit the trial record, which must be filed by Oct. 25.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 9, 2016
On certified order of the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Williams, suspended Debbie G. Williams from the practice of law in Ohio for 180 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 7, 2016
The Court, in In re Application of Buckeye Wind, L.L.C, ruled the Ohio Power Siting Board appropriately determined that a hearing was not necessary on certain changes to a certificate to construct a wind turbine facility in Champaign County.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 6, 2016
In State ex rel. Jones v. Husted, the Court denied relator's motion to place a Medina County charter amendment on the November ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 6, 2016
In State ex rel. Meigs Cty. Home Rule Commt. v. Meigs Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court ordered the Meigs County Board of Commissioners to place a proposed county charter amendment on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 2, 2016
In State ex rel. Jones v. Husted, the Court denied relator Jones’ request for emergency relief as it considers Jones’ writ of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 2, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court, in In re May, suspended Neal A. May from the practice of law in Ohio for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 1, 2016
The Court publicly reprimanded three attorneys in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Fernandez, Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Clifton, and Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Beranek.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 31, 2016
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Roland, the Court disbarred a Trumbull County attorney who participated in a scheme to conceal more than $850,000 of a client’s marital assets from the client’s husband before and during divorce proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 30, 2016
In Carter v. Reese, the Court ruled Ohio’s Good Samaritan law applies to any person who administers emergency care or treatment at the scene of an emergency, including, but not limited, to health care professionals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2016
In State v. Ford, the Court denied appellant Shawn E. Ford’s request to unseal parts of the record, but will permit the attorneys in the case and the Office of the Ohio Public Defender to review the sealed documents at the Clerk’s Office.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 26, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo, the Court granted the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s motion to initiate default proceedings against Mohammed Noure Alo and seek permanent disbarment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 25, 2016
In State v. Hand, the Court ruled that using a prior juvenile adjudication to enhance the sentence of an adult offender violates the state and federal constitutions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 24, 2016
In State v. Montgomery and State v. Jackson, the Court affirmed death penalty sentences of Caron Montgomery and Nathaniel Jackson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 23, 2016
In State ex rel. Bates v. Smith, the Court ruled Spencer Township trustees in Lucas County improperly declared a trustee on military leave vacated his office and that replacing him was illegal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 19, 2016
The Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Chuparkoff, suspended Mark Andrew Chuparkoff from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 18, 2016
In State ex rel. Jones v. Husted, the Court expedited the matter of the proposed Medina County Charter Amendment, and ordered that no requests or stipulations for extensions of time can be filed.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 18, 2016
In State ex rel. Shearer v. Britt, the Court ordered the parties to supplement the record in the next five days with information regarding actions taken at and results from the August 10, 2016 Cleveland City Council meeting regarding a proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 18, 2016
At the request of relator Pepper, the Court, in State ex rel. Pepper v. Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance Dist., dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 17, 2016
In State ex rel. Jones v. Husted, the Court agreed with Secretary of State Husted’s to reclassify the matter of the proposed Medina County Charter Amendment as a regular original action rather than an expedited action, but required the parties to maintain the expedited action briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 17, 2016
Because the Court previously declined to accept jurisdiction of Spy v. Ace Home Health Care, appellant Spy’s motion to strike the response of appellee Ace Home Health Care is denied.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 16, 2016
Having found Larry Ealy to be a vexatious litigator, the Court in In re Ealy denied Ealy’s motion for leave to file notice of appeal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 15, 2016
In Ohio Manufacturers’ Assn. v. Ohioans for Drug Price Relief Act, the Court invalidated 10,303 signatures previously counted as valid, and gave the petition committee 10 days to submit 5,044 valid signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 15, 2016
In Sparks v. Sparks, the Court denied appellee’s motion to strike memorandum in support of jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 12, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Dickinson, suspended Steven L. Dickinson from the practice of law for two years with 22 months stayed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 11, 2016
In State ex rel. Sultaana v. Gaul, the Court returned the case from mediation to the regular docket and gave respondent Gaul 21 days to respond to relator Sultaana’s complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 10, 2016
The Court referred State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Pike Cty. Coroner’s Office to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 9, 2016
At the request of the parties in In re Adoption of Rules for Alternative & Renewable Energy Technology, Resources, & Regulations, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 8, 2016
At the request of relator Armengau, the Court, in State ex rel. Armengau v. Tenth Dist. Court of Appeals, dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 5, 2016
In State ex rel. Kesterson v. Kent State Univ. (also 2016-1123), the Court referred the matter to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 4, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. DeMasi, the Court suspended Michelle L. DeMasi from the practice of law for an interim period for failure to respond to a disciplinary complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 3, 2016
In State v. Orr, the Court permitted out-of-state attorneys Nadia N. Seeratan and Marsha L. Levick to participate in this case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 2, 2016
In State ex rel. Patterson v. Sloan, appellant Patterson did not file a required merit brief by the July 27 deadline and the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 1, 2016
At the request of the parties, the Court, in Lavi Holdings, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to take further action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2016
In State v. Washington (also 2016-0152), the Court reversed the decision of the Tenth District Court of Appeals and remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings, which follow the Court’s May 4 State v. J.M. decision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 28, 2016
In State v. Mole, the Court ruled a state law making it a felony for a peace officer to have sex with a minor more than two years younger than the officer is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 27, 2016
In State v. Jones, the Court ruled the Eighth District Court of Appeals applied an incorrect standard when reviewing the case of a Cleveland man who claimed his constitutional rights were violated because he was indicted 20 years after the alleged crime.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2016
In Link v. FirstEnergy Corp., the Court ruled an electric company is not liable for injuries suffered by a motorcyclist who collided with a deer and then struck a utility pole.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hale, the Court reinstated Harland H. Hale to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 22, 2016
In Whirlpool Corp. v. Hancock Cty. Bd. of Revision, at the request of the parties, the Court remanded the case to the Hancock County Board of Revision to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 21, 2016
In State ex rel. School Choice Ohio, Inc. v. Cincinnati Public School District Et Al., the Court ruled School Choice Ohio is entitled to student contact information because it is a public record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 20, 2016
In 250 Shoup Mill, L.L.C. v. Testa, the Court ruled a non-profit property management organization established by a community school is not entitled to a property-tax exemption.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 19, 2016
In State ex rel. Maddox v. Lincoln Hts., the Court ruled it does not have the authority to approve money settlements in original actions filed before it and returned the case to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court, in In re King, suspended Matthew J. King from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 15, 2016
Having previously ruled Henry N. Harper and Gregory T. Howard to be vexatious litigators, the Court in In re Harper and In re Howard denied both permission to file motions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 14, 2016
In Hooks v. Turner, the Court granted appellant Hooks a stay of a May 18 Fourth District Court of Appeals decision and judgment pending appellate review.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 14, 2016
In State ex rel. Brotherton v. McMillon, appellant Brotherton did not file a merit brief in compliance with Court rules and the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 13, 2016
In Snyder v. Fourth Dist. Court of Appeals, the Court determined this cause originated in the court of appeals and, therefore, should proceed as an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2016
At the request of relator Schmidt in Schmidt v. Franklin Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for July 11, 2016
In Defiance Cty. v. Testa, the Court approved a joint motion to remand the case to the Ohio tax commissioner to enact a settlement, and cancelled the oral argument scheduled for Wednesday July 13.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 11, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Joltin, the Court continued the oral argument scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, and will reschedule for a later date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 11, 2016
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. McCord, the Court extended the time the Columbus Bar Association has to name an attorney to monitor relator McCord’s probation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 8, 2016
At the request of the parties, the Court in State ex rel. Stewart v. Ohio Local Govt. Innovation Council extended the stay of the procedural schedule and ordered the parties to notify the court within 90 days if the stay should be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 7, 2016
The court in In re Resignation of Finan, found Nancy C. Finan in contempt for failure to surrender her certificate of admission and not filing an affidavit of compliance with a Court order by the deadline. The Court found five other attorneys in contempt for failing to file an affidavit of compliance.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 6, 2016
In State ex rel. Tesack v. Miller, the Court granted relator Tesack’s motion to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for July 5, 2016
In In re Guardianship of Sweeney, the Court ordered appellee Julie Sweeney to file any response to appellant James Sweeney’s motion to strike by no later than July 8.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 5, 2016
In Schmidt v. Franklin Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court ordered respondent Franklin County to file a response no later than July 6, and if respondents file a motion to dismiss or motion for judgment on the pleadings, relator Schmidt must file a response no later than noon July 7.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 5, 2016
The Court released the official citations in 11 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 1, 2016
In Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Holden, the Court ruled a bank in possession of a mortgage has standing to foreclose even if it cannot collect on a promissory note to repay a mortgage debt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 30, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Lawrence, the Court suspended attorney Meredith L. Lawrence from the practice of law for two years with credit for time served under interim suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 29, 2016
In Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., the Court denied a limited stay of relief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 28, 2016
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hoskins, the Court indefinitely suspended Cincinnati attorney Robert H. Hoskins from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2016
In State v. Wood, the Court dismissed the case after appellant Wood failed to file a required memorandum in support of jurisdiction by the June 17 deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 24, 2016
In 2004, the Court found Gregory T. Howard to a vexatious litigator prohibited from continuing or instituting legal proceedings in the Court without obtaining leave. In In re Howard, Howard presented an application for leave to file on June 21, and the Court denied the application.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 23, 2016
The Court in In re Resignation of Phillips accepted the resignation from the practice of law of Susan J. Phillips with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 22, 2016
The Court, in In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10, granted an extension of a stay of the briefing schedule and ordered the parties to notify the court within 60 days regarding the case’s status.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 21, 2016
In State ex rel. Ford v. Ruehlman, the Court ruled the following: An Ohio judge patently lacks jurisdiction to issue injunction shielding Ohio attorney from collection efforts of Kentucky judgment creditors and other orders interfering with Kentucky court’s attempts to enforce its judgments before Kentucky judgments were domesticated in Ohio. The Ohio judge has no authority to impose extrastatutory preconditions on filing of foreign judgment in Ohio. Writ of prohibition granted to prevent unauthorized exercise of judicial power and to vacate orders previously issued.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2016
For failure to respond to a formal complaint, the Court, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Coriell, suspended Jennifer L. Coriell from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for June 20, 2016
In State ex rel. Ford v. Ruehlman, the Court ordered respondent Ruehlman and intervening responses to file any response to relator Ford’s motion for emergency relief no later than 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 20, 2016
The Court reversed the decision of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. on the authority of its recent decision in In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2016
The Court extended the stay of the briefing schedule for In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10 regarding Elec. Cos. The parties must notify the Court within 60 days as to whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 17, 2016
In CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Hasan, the Court denied appellant Hasan’s motion for a stay of the court of appeals’ judgment.

48 Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Nearly $300,000
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection awarded $297,671.06 to 48 victims of attorney theft at its quarterly meeting June 10 in Cleveland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 16, 2016
In Taylor v. First Resolution Invest. Corp., the Court ruled on several issues regarding the application of federal and state laws governing debt collection by debt-buying firms and lawyers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 15, 2016
In Renacci v. Testa, the Court ordered the Ohio tax commissioner to refund a nearly $360,000 income-tax penalty.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, the Court suspended N. Shannon Bartels from the practice of law for one year, with six months stayed on conditions, while in Disciplinary Counsel v. Eichenberger, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Mahin, the Court suspended both Raymond L. Eichenberger III, and John E. Mahin for two years, with the second year stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2016
In Bentley v. Beck Energy Corp., the Court granted appellant Bentley’s request to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 10, 2016
The Court in In re Resignation of Albright accepted the resignation with disciplinary action pending of Joshua S. Albright, and, in Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas, indefinitely suspended Mark A. Thomas from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 9, 2016
The Court held in In re A.G. that juveniles have constitutional double-jeopardy protections, and courts must conduct the same double-jeopardy analysis in juvenile delinquency proceedings as they do in adult criminal proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 8, 2016
In Ohio Mfrs. Assn. v. Ohioans for Drug Price Relief Act, the Court appointed Patrick M. McGrath, a retired judge of the Tenth District Court of Appeals, special master for the limited purpose of overseeing discovery, receiving evidence, and making all necessary determinations and rulings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 8, 2016
The Court, in Dayton Bar Assn. v. Scaccia, suspended attorney John J. Scaccia from the practice of law for 18 months, with the final six months stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 7, 2016
The Court referred Lavi Holdings, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2016
Ten attorneys disciplined by the Court were found in contempt for failure to comply with Court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 3, 2016
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Harrison v. McGinty because appellant Harrison missed a filing deadline.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for June 2, 2016
In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. to Establish a Std. Serv. Offer in the Form of an Elec. Sec. Plan, the Court permitted the parties to file a supplemental brief regarding a recent Supreme Court decision simultaneously by June 7, and no reply briefs are permitted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 2, 2016
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Provenza [2016-0808], the Court issued an immediate interim remedial suspension from the practice of law against Lorain attorney Mark R. Provenza because he engaged in misconduct that has the likelihood of being substantially harmful to his clients, the public, and the administration of justice. Also, in the separate Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Provenza [2015-0060], the Court remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 2, 2016
In State ex rel. Office of the Ohio Pub. Defender v. Harrison Police Dept., the Court dismissed the cause at the request of the Ohio Public Defender.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 1, 2016
In State ex rel. Allen Cty. Children Servs. Bd. v. Mercer Cty. Common Pleas Ct., Probate Div., the Court granted a peremptory writ of prohibition that prohibits the Mercer County Probate Court from exercising jurisdiction in In the Matter of the Placement and Adoption of M.A.S.A. In the related State ex rel. Anderson v. Derryberry, the Court dismissed the cause.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2016
In State ex rel. Chandra Law Firm, L.L.C. v. Seven Hills Police Dept. and State ex rel. Stanley v. Andrews, the Court granted the relators’ requests to dismiss their complaints for a writs of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 27, 2016
The Court reinstated Robert J. Belinger to the practice of law in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Belinger.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 26, 2016
The Court, which declined jurisdiction to hear the appeal in State v. Franklin on May 4, denied as moot appellant’s amended motion for leave of court to supplement/amend the memorandum in support of jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 25, 2016
The Court in State ex rel. Harrison v. McGinty, has extended the time for appellant to fil a merit brief to May 31.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 24, 2016
In State ex rel. Ethics First - You Decide Ohio Political Action Commt. v. DeWine, the Court dismissed a complaint for a writ of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2016
The Court has extended oral arguments for the June 14 hearing of In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. to Establish a Std. Serv. Offer in the Form of an Elec. Sec. Plan to 40 minutes, granting 10 minutes each to the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, Dayton Power and Light Co.; and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2016
The Court has referred ARC CAFEUSA001, L.L.C. v. Greene Cty. Bd. of Revision; Giant Oil, Inc. v. Ashland Cty. Bd. of Revision; and State ex rel. Beavercreek Twp. Fiscal Officer v. Graff, to mediation, and returned State ex rel. Clay v. Cuyahoga Cty. Med. Examiner’s Office, and Julia Realty, Ltd. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision from mediation to the regular docket.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 19, 2016
In State ex rel. Anderson v. Derryberry, the Court ordered relators to file a response, if any, to respondent’s motion to dismiss complaint for a writ of prohibition involving termination of parental rights/minor child adoption no later than 4 p.m. on May 23.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 19, 2016
In State v. Adams, the Court affirmed the aggravated murder conviction of a Youngstown man whose previous death sentence had been vacated.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for May 18, 2016
In State ex rel. Dir., Ohio Dept. of Agriculture v. Forchione, the Court granted a writ in prohibition.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for May 18, 2016
In Ohio Mfrs. Assn. v. Ohioans for Drug Price Relief Act, the Court granted the Ohio Secretary of State leave to file a response to the motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by respondents; denied respondents’ motion for judgment on the pleadings or, in the alternative, for partial judgment on the pleadings; granted respondents’ motion to expedite the case schedule, and granted respondents’ motion to set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 18, 2016
The Court in Disciplinary Counsel v. Joltin has granted a continuance and oral arguments will be rescheduled at a later date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2016
The Court ruled in In re Von a procedure allowing sex offenders to terminate reporting requirements available to Adam Walsh Act offenders after the state’s 2008 implementation of the law is not available to Megan’s Law sex offenders who committed crimes before 2008.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 17, 2016
In State ex rel. Anderson v. Derryberry, the Court ordered respondent to file a response to the complaint for a writ of prohibition involving termination of parental rights/minor child adoption no later than noon May 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 17, 2016
The Court ruled in State ex rel. Pietrangelo v. Avon Lake that when attorney-fee billing statements with detailed information about the tasks undertaken by a law firm representing a city are intertwined with summaries of the legal work performed, the detailed information is not a public record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 13, 2016
In State v. Wogenstahl, the Court, in accordance with its decision to reopen appellant Wogenstahl’s direct appeal, directed the parties to submit briefs limited to addressing whether the trial court lacked jurisdiction with respect to the count in the indictment charging aggravated murder with death-penalty specifications.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for May 12, 2016
In State ex rel. Allen Cty. Children Servs. Bd. v. Mercer Cty. Common Pleas Court, Probate Div., the Supreme Court directed the Mercer County Probate Court to file a response to the complaint for a writ of prohibition no later than May 20. The Children Services Board’s responsive pleading to respondents’ response, if one is permitted by rule, shall be filed no later than May 24.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 12, 2016
In State ex rel. Dir., Ohio Dept. of Agriculture v. Forchione, the Court granted the emergency motion to intervene to Cynthia Huntsman and Stump Hill Farm, Inc., and ordered they file a response, if any, to the state’ emergency motion for issuance of peremptory or alternative writ of prohibition no later than 9 a.m., May 13.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 12, 2016
In World Harvest Church v. Grange Mut. Cas. Co., the Court ruled that an abuse and molestation exclusion in a commercial insurance policy bars coverage for damages awarded against an employer found liable for an employee’s physical abuse of a child in the care, custody, or control of the employer.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for May 11, 2016
In the cause for a writ of prohibition in State ex rel. Dir., Ohio Dept. of Agriculture v. Forchione, the Court instructed Stark County Common Pleas Judge Frank G. Forchione to file a response, if any, by 9 a.m., May 13.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 11, 2016
In State v. Apanovitch, the Court denied the state’s motions to stay and denied the motion for leave to supplement as moot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 11, 2016
The Court ruled that filing a notice of appeal on time is the only requirement needed to contest an Unemployment Compensation Review Commission decision in Pryor v. Dir., Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2016
The Court remanded three cases to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement settlements in LCW-WEN, L.L.C. v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Revision, Central Tole, L.L.C. v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Revision, and College St., L.L.C. v. Lorain Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 9, 2016
In State v. Apanovitch, the Court ordered appellee Apanovitch to file a response, if any, to the state’s emergency motion for a stay by noon on May 10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2016
The Court referred the parties in State ex rel. R&L [Carriers] Shared Servs., L.L.C. v. Indus. Comm. to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 6, 2016
The Court has granted a motion to expedite and set a briefing schedule in State ex rel. Jacquemin v. Union Cty. Bd. of Elections, with the respondent required to answer no later than May 9, and relators’ merit brief and evidence filed no later than May 13.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 6, 2016
In Liran v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 5, 2016
In State v. Heinz, the Court clarified that the prosecuting attorney has the authority to prosecute all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party, including community control violation hearings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 4, 2016
The Ohio Constitution’s protection against retroactive laws does not apply to local governments, the Court ruled in Toledo City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. State Bd. of Edn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2016
The Court ruled a private prearranged discussion of public business by the majority of a public body’s members either face-to-face or by electronic means such as telephone, e-mail, text, or tweet violates the Ohio Open Meetings Act in White v. King.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Yavorcik, has suspended Martin E. Yavorcik from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2016
The Court has reinstated Edward R. Bunstine, Marcus E. Coleman, and Charles R. Quinn, to the practice of law in Disciplinary Counsel v. Bunstine, Disciplinary Counsel v. Coleman, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Quinn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 28, 2016
In the context of interrogating juveniles in police custody, a state law that presumes the suspect’s statements are voluntary if electronically recorded is unconstitutional, the Court ruled in State v. Barker.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2016
In State v. Sergent, the Court ruled a trial court judge is not required to make a separate finding justifying consecutive sentences if presented with a jointly recommended sentence containing consecutive sentences.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 26, 2016
The Court in State ex rel. Royster v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth. converted the jurisdictional appeal to an appeal of right because it originated in the court of appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2016
The court released the official citations of 14 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 22, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Albright, has suspended attorney Joshua S. Albright from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 21, 2016
The Court in two companion decisions, In re Comm. Rev. of Capacity Charges of Ohio Power Co., and In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co., affirmed in part and remanded in part orders by the PUCO regarding American Electric Power’s capacity charge and electric security plan.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 20, 2016
The Court affirmed the death sentences of Denny Obermiller and Anthony Belton in State v. Obermiller and State v. Belton.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 2016
In Combs v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Div. of Parks & Recreation, the Court ruled a state agency is not immune from a lawsuit for injuries caused by a negligent employee.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 18, 2016
In State ex rel. Odolecki v. Celebrezze, the Court ordered respondents to respond to the amended emergency complaint within seven days. If respondents file a motion to dismiss or motion for judgment on the pleadings, relator shall file a response, if any, within three days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2016
The Court purged the motion of contempt against former attorney Teddy Sliwinski in In re Resignation of Sliwinski after demonstrating he complied with the court’s orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 15, 2016
The Court accepted the resignation of attorney Nancy F. Finan with disciplinary action pending in In re Resignation of Finan, and ordered the report to be sealed by disciplinary counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 14, 2016
In Christian Voice of Cent. Ohio v. Testa, the Court ruled a central Ohio nonprofit radio station that plays contemporary Christian music and uses space on its premises for church services qualifies for a real property tax exemption.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2016
The Court let stand a certificate to construct a 52-turbine wind farm granted to a company planning to build its second operation in Champaign County in In re Application of Champaign Wind, L.L.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2016
In Copley-Fairlawn City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 11, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Sciortino, has suspended Michael V. Sciortino from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 8, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo, the Court found attorney Mohammed Noure Alo in contempt for failure to comply with terms of his suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 7, 2016
Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Atway, has suspended Neal G. Atway from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 6, 2016
In State ex rel. Ethics First – You Decide Ohio Political Action Commt., the Court gave the state five days to respond to request to expedite the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2016
The Court has referred Steak N Shake, Inc. v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2016
In Ross v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 31, 2016
In State ex rel. Cain v. Gee, the Court granted Justin Cain the right to proceed with the appeal of his criminal conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 30, 2016
In State ex rel. Ethics First – You Decide Ohio Political Action Commt. v. DeWine, the Court gave the Ohio Attorney General until 10 a.m. Friday to respond to a request to expedite the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2016
Because the two men appealing convictions in State v. Raphael did not file a merit brief by the March 23 deadline, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2016
Based on a suspension from the practice of law by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the Court suspended St. Clairsville Ohio Attorney Mark Alan Thomas, from practicing in Ohio for 60 days, followed by one year of probation in Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2016
The Court found Dennis R. Brock to be a vexatious litigator, and in In re Brock, the Court denied Brock’s motion to petition for appointment of counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 24, 2016
In State ex rel. Walgate v. Kasich, the Court ruled a Columbiana County man has standing to proceed with a challenge to Ohio’s law permitting casino gambling.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 23, 2016
In State ex rel. Odolecki v. Celebrezze, the Court ordered the respondents to file a response to the complaint for a writ of mandamus, prohibition, and habeas corpus no later than 10 days from the date of this entry.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 23, 2016
In Griffith v. Aultman Hosp., the Court ruled all data that healthcare providers keep, which was generated in the process of a patient’s treatment and pertains to the patient’s medical history, diagnosis, prognosis, or medical condition, is a medical record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 22, 2016
In State v. Klembus, the Court ruled the imposition of additional mandatory prison time for offenders convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated five or more times within 20 years does not violate the U.S. or Ohio constitutions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 21, 2016
Three attorneys indefinitely suspended by the Court, Raymond Thomas Lee III, Sean P. Ruffin, and Marvin H. Schiff, were found in contempt of failure to comply with Court orders in Disciplinary Counsel v. Lee, Disciplinary Counsel v. Ruffin, and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Schiff.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 18, 2016
In State v. Owens, the Court granted the right to seal a motion to continue a stay and an amended motion to continue a stay.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 17, 2016
In Van Kirk v. Eighth Dist. Court of Appeals, the Court denied the request for a peremptory and alternative writ.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 17, 2016
The Court ruled in Haight v. Minchak the continued exemption of outside salespeople from minimum wage requirements did not conflict with the Ohio Constitution after the definition of employee was modified by a 2006 voter-approved constitutional amendment.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 16, 2016
In State ex rel. Walton v. Williams, the Court granted a writ of prohibition preventing the Hamilton County Juvenile Court from exercising jurisdiction of a case while a separate related matter is pending in Hamilton County Probate Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 16, 2016
A second attempt by the state to execute Romell Broom would not violate the U.S. or Ohio constitution, the Court ruled in State v. Broom.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 15, 2016
In State ex rel. Van Kirk v. Eighth District Court of Appeals, the Court has given the respondent until 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 to file a response to Kathryn Van Kirk’s complaint for a writ of prohibition.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2016
In Whetstone v. Binner, the Court ruled an estate may be responsible for paying punitive damages if a court finds the wrongdoer legally responsible while alive.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Whitt, the Court indefinitely suspended attorney Angela M. Whitt for failing to respond to a formal complaint by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2016
The Court issued interim suspensions to two attorneys for failure to respond to formal complaints by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In Dayton Bar Assn. v. Hooks, Shawn P. Hooks, and in Disciplinary Counsel v. Rutherford, Guy D. Rutherford, were suspended from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 10, 2016
In Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Smith, the Court indefinitely suspended Michigan attorney Charles R. Smith, III.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2016
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Pryatel, the Court disbarred Cleveland attorney Mark R. Pryatel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2016
The Court suspended two attorneys, each receiving a two-year suspension with 18 months stayed on conditions. Suspensions were issued to Orlando J. Williams of Cincinnati in Disciplinary Counsel v. Williams, and Joseph D. Reed of Columbus in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Reed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2016
The Court accepted the resignation of attorney Darren Lee Courtney in In re Resignation of Courtney with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2016
The Court denied a motion by the Meigs County Commission to strike the merit brief filed by a committee seeking to put an amendment on the ballot to change to a charter county government in State ex rel. Meigs Cty. Home Rule Commt., and gave the county 30 days to file a merit brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2016
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Ball, the Court indefinitely suspended Stephen J. Ball from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2016
In Ohio Mfrs. Assn. v. Ohioans for Drug Price Relief Act, the Court ordered the case to proceed according to S.Ct.Prac.R. 14.01 and respondents to file a response to the challenge within 21 days of service of the summons and challenge on all respondents.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 1, 2016
In Carrollton City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Montogomery Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court granted a motion for emergency continuance of oral argument of appellee, Carmax Auto Superstores, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2016
The Court disapproved Matthew Paul Mikulin’s application for admission to the practice of law in In re Application of Mikulin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 29, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Ward, the Court reinstated attorney Richard Grove Ward to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2016
The Court dismissed Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision because the property owner failed to comply with the deadline for arguing the merits of its appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 25, 2016
Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven J. Terry, who was convicted in federal court of providing judicial favors in exchange for campaign contributions, was disbarred by the Court in Disciplinary Counsel v. Terry.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 24, 2016
When assessing the fairness of fining a public works contractor for failing to finish the project on time, Ohio courts should consider the per-day fine amount agreed upon at the start of the project, rather than the total amount assessed when the project is completed, the Court ruled in Boone Coleman Constr., Inc. v. Piketon.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 23, 2016
In Clayton v. Ohio Bd. of Nursing, the Court ruled an Ohio Board of Nursing hearing examiner has the discretion to limit or block a subpoena requested during a disciplinary hearing.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 22, 2016
In State ex rel. Mead v. Dayton, the Court granted relator’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 19, 2016
The Court granted appellee’s motion to set an execution date in State v. Frazier, a Lucas County death penalty case, and set the execution date for Oct. 17, 2019.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 19, 2016
The Court found Dayton attorney Arthur Arould Ames in contempt for failing to comply with a previous Court order in In re Ames.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 18, 2016
In Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Health v. Lipson O’Shea Legal Group, the Court denied a public records request to the Board of Health for addresses of homes with children whose blood lead levels reached a specified level.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 17, 2016
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. DiMartino, the Court indefinitely suspended Dennis A. DiMartino, from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 16, 2016
In Rural Health Collaborative of S. Ohio v. Testa, the Court in a 5-2 decision affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 12, 2016
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bodor, the Court suspended attorney Csaba Andrew Bodor from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 11, 2016
In State ex. Rel. Ohio Civ. Serv. Emps. Assn. v State, the Court ruled the sale of a state prison to a private corporation did not violate the Ohio Constitution.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 10, 2016
In New York Frozen Foods, Inc. v. Bedford Hts. Income Tax Bd. of Rev., the Court denied a motion to dismiss the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 10, 2016
The state must substantially comply, rather than strictly comply, with a regulation requiring refrigeration of blood samples used to prove a suspect was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, the Court ruled in State v. Baker.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 9, 2016
In Lavin v. Hervey, the Court granted appellants’ application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 9, 2016
In Lycan v. Cleveland, the Supreme Court determined that before an appeals court can make a ruling, a trial court must first determine if a group of motorists ticketed by Cleveland’s automated red-light and speeding cameras had to use the city’s appeals process to challenge the tickets before they could sue for damages.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 8, 2016
In In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10 regarding Elec. Cos., the Court extended the stay of the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2016
In Groveport Madison Local Schools v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 4, 2016
In Lowe’s Home Ctrs., Inc. v. Washington Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court remanded the case to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 3, 2016
The Court suspended two Ohio attorneys in Disciplinary Counsel v. Corner and in Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vardiman.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 2, 2016
In State ex rel. Duclos v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a request to remove Hamilton County Sheriff candidate Gary W. Lee from the March 15 primary ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 2, 2016
In State ex rel. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. v. Indus. Comm., the Court affirmed a disability compensation award by the Ohio Industrial Commission.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 1, 2016
In Solon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court granted a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 29, 2016
In State ex rel. Cornerstone Developers, Ltd. v. Greene Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ordered a proposed Sugarcreek Township tax levy removed from the primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 29, 2016
In State ex rel. Mead v. Dayton, the Court returned the case to the regular docket and gave the appellant 40 days to file a brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 27, 2016
Having found Hakeem Sultaana to be a vexatious litigator, the Court in In re Sultaana denied a “motion to stay, leave request” by Sultaana.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 26, 2016
In State v. Aalim, the Court granted admission pro hac vice of out-of-state attorneys Nadia N. Seeratan and Marsha L. Levick.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 25, 2016
In State ex rel. Duclos v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted relator’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo, the Court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Mohammed Noure Alo for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 21, 2016
In State v. Hunter, the Court granted appellant’s motion to stay execution of judgment mandate. In State ex rel. Hunter v. Dinkelacker, the Court denied the emergency complaint for writs of prohibition.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 21, 2016
The Court found Beck Energy Corporation’s leases with nearly 700 southern and eastern Ohio landowners are valid, and in State ex rel. Claugus Family Farm, L.P. v. Seventh Dist. Court of Appeals (also Case 2014-1933), affirmed the appeals court ruling to toll the leases.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 20, 2016
The Court gave the respondents and appellee until 1 p.m., Jan. 21, to respond to motions to stay the jail sentence of Tracie M. Hunter, as sought in State ex rel. Hunter v. Dinkelacker and State v. Hunter, until the Court decides the merits of her appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 20, 2016
The Court found three attorneys in contempt for failing to comply with previous Court orders in Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Marrelli, Columbus Bar Assn. v. Watson, and In re Resignation of Sliwinski.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 20, 2016
The Court ruled the arrest of an occupant of a legally parked car led to a warrantless vehicle search, which violated the U.S. and Ohio constitutions. The decision in State v. Leak vacates the man’s weapons convictions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 19, 2016
In State ex rel. Carrier v. Hilliard City Council, the Court ordered the placement of a proposed charter amendment on the March 15 primary election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 19, 2016
Based on its decision in State v. South, the Court ordered the resentencing of Kari Mercier in State v. Mercier (also Case 2014-1411), and upheld the sentence of Fate Burnett in State v. Burnett.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 14, 2016
In Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters, the Court set an amended schedule for the filing of evidence and briefs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2016
The Court has suspended two Ohio attorneys from the practice of Law. In Disciplinary Counsel v. Lee, Raymond Thomas Lee III, was indefinitely suspended, and in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Balaloski, Daniel Karl Balaloski, received a two-year suspension, with the second year stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 13, 2016
The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals reasonably concluded that the value of Thistledown Racetrack was $13.8 million, rather than the $43 million price it sold for in bankruptcy, and that it could use the lower figure to calculate property taxes, the Court ruled in Warrensville Hts. City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 12, 2016
In State ex rel. Cornerstone Developers, Ltd. v. Greene Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court allowed Cornerstone to file a supplemental complaint for writ of mandamus and/or prohibition, and the board of elections is not required to file an answer.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 12, 2016
In Pryor v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs., the Court ordered the parties to respond by Jan. 19 to the motion by The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and others to participate in oral arguments.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 12, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Troller, the Court reinstated David Edward Troller to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 11, 2016
The Court, in In re Von, granted John P. Laczko’s motion to withdraw as Von’s counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 8, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Robinson, the Court found Ronald Robinson in contempt for failure to comply with an order to file an affidavit of compliance.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 7, 2016
The Court consolidated Crutchfield, Inc. v. Testa, Newegg, Inc. v. Testa, and Mason Cos., Inc. v. Testa, for oral argument only. One hour in total shall be allotted for the combined cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 6, 2016
In Arnold v. Burger King, the Court denied a motion to stay the appellate court’s decision pending appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 6, 2016
In Cooper v. Commercial Sav. Bank, the Court granted Charles Bartholomew’s request to file his motion to strike under seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 5, 2016
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Gonzalez, the Court denied Vincent Ferdinand Gonzalez’s application for reinstatement of his license to practice law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 4, 2015
In LeMasters v. Celina Mun. Court, the Supreme Court denied the application for alternative writ of prohibition and request for expedited disposition. In addition, the Court ordered respondents to file a response to the complaint as provided for by S.Ct.Prac.R. 12.04 with the case proceeding according to the Rules of Practice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 4, 2016
Pursuant to Supreme Court Rules of Practice, the Court referred nine cases to mediation and returned two cases, formerly in mediation, to the regular docket.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 31, 2015
In LeMasters v. Celina Mun. Court, the Supreme Court ordered respondents to file a response, if any, to the application for alternative writ of prohibition and request for expedited disposition no later than noon on Jan. 4, 2016.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2015
In In re Adoption of H.N.R., the Court found the time limits during which a man can register on Ohio’s Putative Father Registry in order to receive notice of any subsequent adoption proceedings are not unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 30, 2015
In In re Chuparkoff, attorney Mark A. Chuparkoff, was suspended from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 30, 2015
In State v. Barry, the Court ruled a woman concealing drugs could not be convicted of tampering with evidence unless the state proved she knew an investigation by authorities was ongoing or would likely be instituted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 29, 2015
In Dillon v. Farmers Ins. of Columbus, Inc., the Court found auto insurance customers can’t use the state’s consumer sales practices law to sue an insurer for deceptive acts or practices related to repair estimates, but can pursue other legal options.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 23, 2015
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Albright, the Court suspended Joshua Scott Albright from the practice of law for an interim period and granted relator’s motion to file exhibits under seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 23, 2015
In State ex rel. McIntyre v. Summit Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Court denied respondents’ motion to dismiss and issued a peremptory writ pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 12.04(C) directing the county to issue a final, appealable order disposing of all the charges against McIntyre. The Court also dismissed McIntyre’s petition for writs of prohibition as premature and denied McIntyre’s motion to hear oral argument as unnecessary.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 22, 2015
In State ex rel. Holwadel v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court declined to remove Randy Simes from the Hamilton County registered voter list.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 21, 2015
The Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law with disciplinary action pending of attorney Gary Nieland Bakst in In re Resignation of Bakst.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 18, 2015
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Albright, the Court ordered respondent to file a response, if any, to relator’s motion for immediate interim remedial suspension and motion to file exhibits under seal by 5 p.m. Dec. 22.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2015
The Court granted appellant’s application for dismissal and dismissed In re Application of Hardin Wind, L.L.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 17, 2015
The court extended the stay of the briefing schedule in In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10 regarding Elec. Cos. The parties shall notify the court in 60 days of the status and whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 16, 2015
In State ex rel. Ritzie v. Reece-Campbell, Inc., the Court upheld an Ohio Industrial Commission’s ruling denying a worker temporary-total-disability compensation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 15, 2015
In State Ex Rel. Huntington National Bank v. Kontos, the Court denied Huntington National Bank’s request to prevent Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos from assigning a breach-of-contract case to a magistrate for a hearing and damages determination.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 11, 2015
The Court referred Hilliard City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation.

Case Announcement for December 10, 2015
In In re Ames, the Court suspended attorney Arthur Arould Ames from the practice of law for an interim period on certified entry of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 9, 2015
The Court issued a writ of mandamus in State ex rel. Ohio Republican Party v. FitzGerald to compel Cuyahoga County to release key-card-swipe data documenting when a former county executive entered and exited county parking facilities and buildings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 8, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire, the Court reinstated Percy Squire to the practice of law on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 7, 2015
The Court released the official citations for 25 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 4, 2015
The Court in Disciplinary Counsel v. Medley reinstated William S. Medley to the practice of law on condition.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2015
The Court denied as moot a motion to strike and overrule respondent’s response to relators’ motion in Anderson v. Cleveland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 3, 2015
The Court publicly reprimanded Fred P. Schwartz in Disciplinary Counsel v. Schwartz.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 2, 2015
The Court ruled in two cases involving public records requested from South Euclid. The Court ordered the release of the remaining requested records and awarded statutory damages in one decision, but determined the city had not acted frivolously in the other matter.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 1, 2015
In State ex rel. Schiffbauer v. Banaszak, the Court denied relator’s motions for statutory damages and attorney fees, as well as motion to strike. The Court also denied respondents’ motion to strike.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 1, 2015
In State v. Johnson, the Court set aside the death sentence of Rayshawn Johnson, who murdered his Cincinnati neighbor in 1997.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 25, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Cannata and Phillips, the Court granted Gerald W. Phillips’ motion to withdraw his objections to the Board of Professional Conduct’s report and submit the matter to the Court on the board’s report and recommendations. The Court also granted Disciplinary Counsel’s motion to withdraw its answer and cancelled the Dec. 2 oral argument in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 25, 2015
In separate cases, five attorneys were found in contempt for failing to comply with Court orders issued this year.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 24, 2015
In State v. Morefield, the Court ordered that appellee shall file a response, if any, to appellant’s motion to stay the appellate court’s judgment no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 24, 2015
The Court reinstated Carolyn K. Ranke to the practice of law in Disciplinary Counsel v. Ranke.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 23, 2015
The Court released the official citations for 14 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2015
After receiving notice of a felony conviction, the Court in In re Martyniuk suspended Andrew O. Martyniuk from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 19, 2015
In separate cases, the Court found five attorneys in contempt for failing to comply with Court orders.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 18, 2015
In State v. Belton, a Lucas County death-penalty case, the Court granted appellant’s motion to continue oral argument scheduled for Dec. 1, which appellee State of Ohio does not oppose.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 18, 2015
In State ex rel. Jackson v. Sloan, the Court denied the appellant’s motion to supplement record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 17, 2015
The Court approved appellant’s motion in State v. Williams to appoint the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2015
In separate disciplinary cases, including Disciplinary Counsel v. Calabrese, the Court found five attorneys in contempt for failure to comply with orders issued earlier this year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 12, 2015
The Court ruled in State v. Blankenship that the state’s sex-offender registration and notification requirements for certain offenders do not amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 10, 2015
The Court granted the appellant’s application for dismissal in Liebe v. Indus. Comm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 10, 2015
In State v. Loza, a Butler County death-penalty case, the Court denied a motion to set an execution date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 9, 2015
The Court set the order and the time allotted for each party during oral argument in State ex rel. Claugus Family Farm, L.P. v. Seventh Dist. Court of Appeals and Hupp v. Beck Energy Corp. The cases were consolidated for oral argument earlier this year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2015
The Court found five attorneys in contempt for failure to comply with orders issued in the last year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2015
A lease that grants oil and gas rights to another party and was recorded with the county recorder is a title transaction under the state’s Dormant Mineral Act, the Court ruled in Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Buell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 4, 2015
The Court dismissed two appeals, State v. Rosario and State v. Williams, as improvidently accepted. The Court also ordered that 16 cases being held for the decision in State v. Rosario are now being held for the decision in State v. Heinz.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 3, 2015
After receiving notification of the death of appellant Jerry Lawson, the Court dismissed State v. Lawson, a death-penalty post-conviction appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 2, 2015
The Court-ordered probation of Oscar Trivers has been terminated in Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Trivers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2015
In State v. Ford, the Court granted appellant’s motion for an extension of time to transmit the record. The record shall be filed no later than Feb. 8, 2016.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2015
The Court ruled in Risner v. Ohio Dept. of Transp. that the state’s transportation agency is not liable in the death of a teenage girl killed in an automobile accident on a Pike County highway.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 28, 2015
The Court in Johnston v. State has revived the possibility for a Hocking County man to be declared wrongfully imprisoned after he spent six years on death row.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 27, 2015
In State v. Dean, the Court affirmed the convictions of and death sentence for Jason Dean, who in 2005 killed one man and attempted to murder six other people in Springfield.

CORRECTED: Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 26, 2015
The Court granted an agreed motion to stay proceedings in In re Application of Hardin Wind, L.L.C. and ordered the parties to notify the Court within 60 days of the status and whether the stay of proceedings may be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 23, 2015
State ex rel. Camaco, L.L.C. v. Albu, MDM Holdings, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, and Pavilonis v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision have been returned to the Supreme Court’s docket. Appellants in each case must file a brief within 40 days of the date of these entries.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 22, 2015
The Court granted a joint motion of appellant and amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine to share the Oct. 28 oral argument time allotted to appellant in State v. Pittman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 21, 2015
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Biviano, the Court publicly reprimanded attorney William R. Biviano.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 20, 2015
The Court suspended David J. Gerchak from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, all stayed on conditions, in Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Gerchak.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 19, 2015
In State v. Myers, a death-penalty appeal, the Court granted the appellant’s motion to strike the court’s June 22, 2015 notice of filing the record. The Court also granted in part the motions to complete the record and to order the Warren County Common Pleas Court clerk to complete the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 16, 2015
The Court granted the joint motion for stay of the briefing schedule in State ex rel. Maddox v. Lincoln Heights.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 15, 2015
The Court ordered the parties in State ex rel. DeWine v. GMAC Mtge., L.L.C.to file a notice advising the Court of the status of the bankruptcy case within 14 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 14, 2015
The Court granted a joint motion to consolidate for oral argument three appeals from the Board of Tax Appeals: Groveport Madison Local Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, South-Western City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, and Lutheran Servs. of Cent. Ohio Village Hous., Inc. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 13, 2015
The court granted appellants’ applications for dismissal in two cases: State ex rel. Vaught v. Indus. Comm. and Brooklyn City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 12, 2015
The court denied vexatious litigator Hakeem Sultaana's request for leave to file a motion for stay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2015
In State ex rel. Clough v. Franklin Cty. Children’s Servs., the Court granted relator’s motion for leave to redact original documents. The redacted versions of exhibits F and K shall replace the original versions filed in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 8, 2015
In State v. Ford, a Summit County death penalty case, the Court granted appellant’s motion for stay of execution and ordered that no execution date shall be set while this appeal remains pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 7, 2015
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Bednarksi, the Court ordered respondent to file a second amended objection within seven days that complies with the rule that all documents filed through the e-Filing portal be signed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 7, 2015
The court extended the stay of the briefing schedule in In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10 regarding Elec. Cos. The parties shall notify the court in 60 days of the status and whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 2, 2015
In State ex rel. Crowl v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted Douglas Crowl’s writ of mandamus to compel the Delaware County Board of Elections to place his name on the Nov. 3 general-election ballot as a candidate for Porter Township trustee. In addition, based on the decision in this case, the Court granted Richard A. Burroughs’ writ of mandamus in State ex rel. Burroughs v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections to compel the Summit County Board of Elections to place his name on the general-election ballot as a candidate for the city of Akron Ward 8 council.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 2, 2015
The Court granted a joint motion of appellant and amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine to share the Oct. 14 oral argument time allotted to appellant in State v. Baker.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for October 1, 2015
In State v. Williams, the Court ordered appellee to file a response, if any, to appellant’s motion for immediate stay of the judgment mandate of the Ninth District Court of Appeals no later than Oct. 7.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 1, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner, the Court found Monroe attorney Talbert Randall Turner in contempt for failing to comply with a previous court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 1, 2015
In State v. Adams, the Court set aside the death sentence of Bennie Adams, who was convicted in 2007 for the 1985 murder of a Youngstown State University student who lived in the same apartment building.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 30, 2015
In State v. South, an OVI case, the Court determined that when a defendant is convicted of a repeat-offender specification, the trial court must sentence the person to a mandatory prison term between one and five years. For the underlying conviction, the trial court may choose to impose an additional prison term from nine to 36 months.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 29, 2015
The court dismissed State v. Nawman, State v. Middlebrook, Lee v. Weir, and Turner v. Fitzsimmons because of missed filing deadlines.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 28, 2015
The Court has set an expedited briefing schedule in Burroughs v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections, an expedited elections matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 28, 2015
The Court indefinitely suspended two attorneys from the practice of law in Disciplinary Counsel v. Hooks and Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Coriell, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Jennifer Lynn Coriell for her failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 24, 2015
A non-teaching employee at a public school did not have the right to a public hearing about his potential termination under the state’s open meetings law, the Court decided in Stewart v. Lockland School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 23, 2015
In State v. Pickens, the Court granted appellant’s motion for stay of the execution scheduled for July 19, 2017. The Court further ordered that the stay will remain in effect until all state postconviction proceedings are exhausted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 22, 2015
After considering joint motions to remand appeals to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement settlements, the court ordered the causes remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in Kedem v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd, of Revision and Owner Pilya, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 18, 2015
The Court granted the relator’s writ in State ex rel. Curtis v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections to compel the Summit County Board of Elections to count the valid signatures on a part-petition it invalidated.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 18, 2015
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Goncalves v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections as moot based on its decision in State ex rel. Youngstown v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2015
The court denied the “motion to leave to proceed” from a vexatious litigator in In re Sultaana.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 17, 2015
The court in State ex rel. Wilen v. Kent, an expedited election case, granted the writ of mandamus and the motion for leave to file amended verifications.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 17, 2015
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is required by state law to recover from a convicted offender the civil restitution value of an antlered white-tailed deer with antler measurements greater than a specific amount, the Court ruled in Risner v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Ohio Div. of Wildlife.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 16, 2015
In an expedited elections case, the Supreme Court, in State ex rel. ResponsibleOhio v. Ohio Ballot Bd, granted a writ to compel members of the Ballot Board to reconvene and adopt language that properly describes the proposed constitutional amendment. The Court also denied a writ to amend the ballot title.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 16, 2015
In State ex rel. Walker v. Husted, an expedited election case, the court denied relators’ requests for writs of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 16, 2015
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Haynes, the court suspended the law license of Cleveland attorney Dawn T. Haynes for two years with six months of the suspension stayed on certain conditions for her role in a scheme to steal from major retailers by returning stolen goods and selling merchandise credit cards online.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 15, 2015
In In re Phillips, the Court suspended attorney Susan Joan Phillips from the practice of law for an interim period because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 15, 2015
A contract between 10 Cleveland charter schools and their management company requires the schools to buy back computers, equipment, and furniture that they want to keep, the Court determined in Hope Academy Broadway Campus v. White Hat Mgt., L.L.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 14, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Stokes, the Court denied respondent’s corrected motion to dissolve the interim-remedial-suspension order and denied respondent’s motion for leave to file motion for modification of the interim-remedial-suspension order.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 11, 2015
In State ex rel. Szymanowski v. Grahl, the Court granted appellants’ writ of mandamus to compel Fremont’s city auditor to transmit petitions seeking to invalidate a city council ordinance to save the Ballville Dam from demolition and certified text of the ordinance to the Sandusky County Board of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 11, 2015
The court dismissed Turner v. Fitzsimmons because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 10, 2015
A gun that does not work and is not wielded as a bludgeon is not a deadly weapon under the state law that bans carrying a concealed weapon without a license, the court ruled in In re J.T.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 9, 2015
The Court denied writs of prohibition in two expedited election cases. In State ex rel. Morris v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a writ seeking to prevent respondents, Secretary of State Jon Husted and the Stark County Board of Elections, from placing the name of intervening respondent, Thomas M. Bernabei, on the November 2015 ballot as an independent candidate for mayor of Canton. In State ex rel. Richards v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a writ seeking to prevent respondents, Secretary Husted and the Stark County Board of Elections, from placing the name of intervening respondent, Francis H. Cicchinelli Jr., on the November 2015 ballot as an independent candidate for mayor of Massillon.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 9, 2015
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court rejected the board of education’s claims of error and affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 8, 2015
The Court set expedited briefing schedules in four expedited election cases: State ex rel. Youngstown v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections, State ex rel. Curtis v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections, State ex rel. Wilen v. Kent, and State ex rel. Goncalves v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 8, 2015
In State ex rel. Ford v. Ruehlman, the court ordered respondent to file his response, if any, to the complaint for writs of mandamus and prohibition and the motion for emergency stay and alternative writ no later than Sept. 10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 8, 2015
The court denied vexatious litigator Hakeem Sultaana's motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 4, 2015
In State ex rel. Walker v. Husted, an expedited election matter, the court granted the motion of Charles Saunders, R.J. Lumbrezer, and Roy Norman for leave to intervene and be aligned as respondents.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 4, 2015
The court ordered the appellee in Bank of New York Mellon v. Martin to file a response, if any, by Sept. 9, 2015, to appellants’ motion to stay the court of appeals’ decision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 4, 2015
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Faulds v. Crawford Cty. Bd. of Elections, an expedited election matter, because relators missed an evidence and brief filing deadline as outlined in the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 3, 2015
In State v. Clark, the court remanded the case to the court of appeals to consider defendant-appellee Darius Clark’s assignments of error.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 2, 2015
In State ex rel. Walker v. Husted, an expedited election matter, the court granted the motion for leave to intervene and be aligned as a respondent of Mark Overholt.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 2, 2015 - CORRECTED
CORRECTED SUMMARY: In Lipperman v. Batman, the court denied the motion of appellees XTO Energy, Inc. and Phillips Exploration, Inc. for an order deeming Proposition of Law No. III to be moot and subject to dismissal under S.Ct.Prac.R. 7.10, and for dismissal of XTO Energy and Phillips Exploration as parties to the appeal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 2, 2015
In State v. Clark, the court denied appellee’s motion for further briefing and oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 2, 2015
The court granted appellee’s motion to set an execution date in State v. Otte, a Cuyahoga County death penalty case, and set the execution date for March 15, 2017.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 1, 2015
The court dismissed Affordable Housing, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 31, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in Cleveland Mun. School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 28, 2015
The court vacated a Board of Tax Appeals decision in Ross v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, and remanded the case for further proceedings in light of Schwartz v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 28, 2015
In State ex rel. Faulds v. Crawford Cty. Bd. of Elections, an expedited election matter, the court granted leave to respondents (city of Galion and Carl W. Watt) to intervene, pursuant to Civ.R. 24(B).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2015
The court returned State ex rel. The Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters to the regular docket under S.Ct.Prac. R. 19.01 and ordered respondent to file a response to the complaint within 21 days of the date of this entry.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2015
The court ruled in Felix v. Ganley Chevrolet, Inc. that customers who bought vehicles from a car dealership and sought class-action status did not all show they were injured by, or suffered any damages from, the arbitration provision in a purchase contract.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 26, 2015
In State ex rel. Walker v. Husted, the court granted the motion for leave to intervene of Joanne Dove Prisley in the expedited election matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 26, 2015
Federal and state Medicaid law allows an institutionalized spouse to transfer a home or other assets to the spouse not in an institution, but only up to a specific amount, the court ruled in Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 25, 2015
The court granted appellants/cross-appellees’ motion to dismiss the cross-appeal and denied appellee/cross-appellant’s motion to dismiss the appeal in State ex rel. Szymanowski v. Grahl. The briefing schedule as set forth in the court’s Aug. 19 entry is reinstated, and the parties shall file their briefs according to that schedule.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 25, 2015
In an expedited election case, the court granted a writ of mandamus in State ex rel. Lange v. King, to compel Kathleen King, clerk of the village of Newton Falls, to transmit a certified copy of a proposed initiative, along with the supporting petitions, to the Trumbull County Board of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 25, 2015
In State ex rel. Williams v. Trim, the Supreme Court ruled the Third District Court of Appeals was correct in dismissing most of the relief requested by the appellant, but also ruled the court of appeals’ dismissal of appellant’s request for a writ of mandamus was in error. The court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded the case to the court of appeals for full briefing and decision of the outstanding issues.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 24, 2015
Upon consideration of appellee/cross-appellant’s motion to dismiss appeal and memorandum contra motion to dismiss cross-appeal in State ex rel. Szymanowksi v. Grahl, it is ordered that appellants/cross-appellees shall file a response, if any, to the motion to dismiss the appeal no later than 9 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2015.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 21, 2015
The court ordered appellee/cross-appellant to file a response, if any, to the motion to dismiss cross-appeal no later than 10 a.m. on Aug. 24 in State ex rel. Szymanowski v. Grahl.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2015
In Grady v. Chesterhill, the court granted the motion of Brian W. Benbow to withdraw as counsel for appellee, Rebecca Grady.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 20, 2015
The court has set a briefing schedule due to a cross-appeal in State ex rel. Szymanowski v. Grahl.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 20, 2015
A juvenile court is not required to dismiss a child-dependency complaint allegedly filed in the wrong venue, the court ruled in In re Z.R.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 19, 2015
The court granted appellants’ motion for expedited briefing in State ex rel. Szymanowski v. Grahl and set the accelerated schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 19, 2015
The court publicly reprimanded attorney Albert Duane Shirer in Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Shirer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 18, 2015
The court permanently disapproved Byron Louis Harper’s pending application to register as a candidate for admission to the practice of law in In re Application of Harper.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 17, 2015
The court accepted the resignations – with disciplinary action pending – of five attorneys from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 14, 2015
Upon consideration of intervening respondent’s motion of putative candidate Thomas M. Bernabei for leave to intervene as respondent, the court granted the motion in State ex rel. Morris v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections, an expedited election matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 14, 2015
The court dismissed State ex rel. Harris v. Richard because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 13, 2015
In response to the filing of a complaint for a writ of prohibition involving an expedited election matter, the court granted Francis H. Cicchinelli’s motion for leave to intervene as respondent and motion for leave to file attached answer instanter in State ex rel. Richards v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2015
The court granted motions for admission pro hac vice for two out-of-state attorneys in cases 2015-1181, 2015-1182, 2015-1187 and 2015-1189, all in relation to In re Grand Jury Proceeding of John Doe.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 11, 2015
In State v. Mobarek, the court denied appellant’s motion for stay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 11, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in Margaret Realty Co. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 10, 2015
The court reinstated attorney James Michael Burge to the practice of law in Ohio in In re Burge.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 7, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Weithman, the court revoked the stay of Stephen Edwin Weithman’s two-year suspension and suspended him from the practice of law in Ohio, after finding him in contempt for failure to comply with the court’s Feb. 12, 2015 order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 6, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Gussler, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Stephanie Gail Gussler for her failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for August 5, 2015
In State ex rel. Morris v. Stark Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court granted relators’ motion to expedite and ordered that the case shall proceed as an expedited election case, pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 12.08.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 5, 2015
In State v. Girts, the court ordered appellant to file a complete and accurate copy of the district appellate opinion and judgment by noon on Aug. 6, or the matter may be dismissed for failure to comply with the Rules of Practice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 5, 2015
The court extended the stay of the briefing schedule in In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code 4901:1-10. The parties shall notify the court in 60 days of the status and whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 4, 2015
After considering joint motions to remand appeals to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement settlements, the court ordered the causes remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in Schutz v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, Azer v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, Schottenstein v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, and Schmelzer v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 3, 2015
In State v. Mobarak, the court ordered appellee to file a response, if any, to appellant’s motion for stay by 5 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 3, 2015
The court released the official citations of 19 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2015
In Stolz v. J & B Steel Erectors, Inc., the court granted the motion of Messer Construction Co. to be designated as petitioner in the certification of a state-law question from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2015
The court granted appellants’ motions for emergency stay of the lower courts’ decisions in cases 2015-1239 and 2015-1240, both in relation to In re Grand Jury Proceeding of John Doe.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 28, 2015
In two cases regarding In re Grand Jury Proceeding of John Doe (2015-1239 and 2015-1240), the court ordered appellee to file a response, if any, to the motion of appellants for an emergency stay of the lower courts’ decisions by no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 30.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 24, 2015
Upon consideration of appellants’ motion for an emergency stay of the lower courts’ decisions, it is ordered by the court, in In re Grand Jury Proceeding of John Doe, that the motion is granted. Three additional cases are related: 2015-1182; 2015-1187; and 2015-1189; the motion for emergency stay is granted in each.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2015
The court, in In re Whitt, suspended attorney Angela Marie Whitt from the practice of law in Ohio for an interim period because of a certified felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 23, 2015
In State ex rel. Jackson v. Calabrese, the court affirmed the district appellate court’s granting of appellee’s motion for summary judgment in an action filed by appellant, an inmate who sought a writ of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 22, 2015
The court affirmed the judgment to dismiss State ex rel. Reeves v. Chief of Police, Cedar Point Police Dept., a case in which a federal inmate sought a writ of mandamus for public records.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 21, 2015
In In re Grand Jury Proceeding of John Doe, the court ordered appellee to file a response, if any, to the appellants’ motion for an emergency stay of the lower courts’ decisions no later than 5 p.m., July 22.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 21, 2015
In State ex rel. Elkins v. Fais, the Supreme Court affirmed the district appellate court decision to dismiss a petition for a writ of procedendo.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 20, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in CY Beachwood Owner, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2015
In State v. Wilks, the court granted motions for two attorneys to withdraw as counsel and for the appointment of counsel of two different attorneys to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 16, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas, the court granted a joint motion for remand and remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for further consideration of the recommended conditions for respondent’s reinstatement to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 15, 2015
A Fulton County company does not have to pay property taxes on grain storage bins valued at $1.1 million because the bins are considered personal, not real, property, the court ruled in Metamora Elevator Co. v. Fulton Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 14, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Franklin County Board of Revision in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in Westover Communities, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 13, 2015
In In re Resignation of Crosgrove, the court accepted the resignation of attorney Darrell Marion Crosgrove with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2015
In State v. Bode, the court denied appellant’s motion for Nunc Pro Tunc Entry for appointment of counsel.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 9, 2015
In In re J.B, the court granted appellant’s emergency motion to stay judgment and classification order pending appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 9, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in WEC 98 1100, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 8, 2015
The Supreme Court reversed the appellate court decision in Cunningham v. Testa, an appeal from the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 7, 2015
The court, in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Sleibi, suspended attorney Jalal Tamer Sleibi from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, with six months stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 6, 2015
The court released the official citations of 21 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 2, 2015
In In re J.B, the court ordered appellee to file a response, if any, by noon on July 8 to appellant’s emergency motion to stay judgment and classification order pending appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 2, 2015
Local tax boards do not have the authority to dismiss a tax case for a party’s “failure to prosecute,” such as not appearing at a hearing, the court concluded in Ginter v. Auglaize Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 1, 2015
In Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Marinelli, the court suspended Deborah M. Marinelli of North Canton for two years, with one year stayed, for abandoning personal bankruptcy matters for 20 clients in late 2012 and in 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 30, 2015
The court referred five cases to mediation and returned five cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 29, 2015
In Crutchfield, Inc. v. Testa, the court granted the parties’ joint motion to supplement the record on appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 25, 2015
In State v. Keenan, the Supreme Court overturned a trial court’s dismissal of a murder case set to be heard for a third time and ordered the lower court to move forward with the re-trial of Thomas M. Keenan of Cleveland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 24, 2015
A defendant who fails to object to a sentence in the trial court forfeits all but plain error review of that sentence, including claims that the crimes sentenced were allied offenses and should have been merged, the court ruled in State v. Rogers.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 23, 2015
A traffic stop for a minor misdemeanor made by a township police officer without statutory jurisdiction or authority violates the protection against unreasonable searches and seizures in the state constitution, the court ruled in State v. Brown.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 22, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Franklin County Board of Revision in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in Westerville City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2015
In State v. Brookshire, the court granted a motion to correct the typographical error in the R.C. statute cited in the issue to be briefed before the court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 18, 2015
The court concluded in Dodd v. Croskey that the owners of land in Harrison County cannot declare that the oil and gas interests below their property have been abandoned because the holders of those interests properly filed documents to preserve their rights.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 17, 2015
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Brown, the court disbarred attorney Shawn J. Brown of Cleveland from practicing law again in the state.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 16, 2015
The court accepted the resignations of two attorneys (James Joseph Paterson and Rami Majed Awadallah) with disciplinary action pending for each.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 11, 2015
In Walker v. Shondrick-Nau, the court granted a joint motion of appellee and amicus curiae, state of Ohio, to share appellee’s oral-argument time scheduled for June 23.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 10, 2015
The court extended the stay of the briefing schedule in In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10 regarding Elec. Cos. The parties shall notify the court in 60 days of the status and whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 9, 2015
The court granted motions for admission pro hac vice for three out-of-state attorneys in State v. Barker.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 8, 2015
The court released the official citations of 14 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 8, 2015
The court set execution dates in 2018 and 2019 in five death penalty cases: State v. Sneed, State v. O’Neal, State v. Jones, State v. Dixon, and State v. Hoffner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2015
In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Harvey, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Beauregard Maximillion Harvey for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 4, 2015
A person has not met the actual-innocence standard to claim wrongful imprisonment when his conviction is reversed because the statute that described the crime was found to be constitutionally unenforceable, the court held today in Bundy v. State.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 3, 2015
In Akron Gen. Med. Ctr. v. Testa, the court granted a joint motion for referral to mediation and to stay proceedings and cancelled the case’s June 9 oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 3, 2015
Attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III today received the court’s harshest discipline in Disciplinary Counsel v. Calabrese following his convictions for both federal and state crimes, including conspiracy, theft, corrupt activity, and bribing a rape victim to prevent his business client from going to prison.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 2, 2015
A dormitory that provides free lodging for those attending church services facilitates public worship and qualifies for exemption from property taxes, the court held in Grace Cathedral, Inc. v. Testa.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 1, 2015
In State v. Cook, the court ordered appellant to file a complete copy of the Dec. 5, 2014 judgment entry no later than noon on June 2, 2015, or this matter may be dismissed for failure to comply with the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 29, 2015
In MacDonald v. Shaker Hts. Income Tax Bd. of Rev., the court denied appellants’ motion to reschedule the June 24 oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 28, 2015
The court ordered the indefinite suspensions of two Cincinnati attorneys in unrelated cases in Disciplinary Counsel v. Rammelsberg and Disciplinary Counsel v. Cohen. Both lawyers are currently serving interim suspensions, but the court ruled that the time they have served so far will not count toward their indefinite suspensions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 27, 2015
The court dismissed State ex rel. Harrison v. Lazaroff because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 26, 2015
In Sabo v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth., the court struck the pages of appellant’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction that exceed the page limit after denying appellant’s motion to waive strict compliance of procedure and for leave to exceed the page limitation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2015
Attorney Dennis Michael McGrath is suspended from the practice of law for an interim period, effective immediately, because of a certified felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 21, 2015
In State ex rel. Schiffbauer v. Banaszak, the court granted the writ of mandamus ordering the release of public records.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 20, 2015
The court reversed judgment in State v. North and State v. F.R. and remanded both cases to the trial court to apply the court’s decision in State v. Bevly (142 Ohio St.3d 41).

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 19, 2015
In State v. Wilks, the court granted the appellant’s motion to strike the court’s November 24, 2014 notice of filing of the record and further ordered that the complete record was filed on January 21, 2015. The court also denied the appellant’s motion to complete the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 19, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown, the court enjoined Betty J. Brown from all activities that constitute the unauthorized practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2015
In Crutchfield, Inc. v. Testa, the court granted the joint amended motion to stay briefing, pending a decision on appellant's motion to consolidate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2015
In State ex rel. Stewart v. Ohio Local Govt. Innovation Council, the court granted joint motion to stay procedural schedule. The parties shall notify the court within 30 days of the status and whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 14, 2015
The 12-year limit for a childhood sexual abuse victim to file suit applies to sexual abuse claims against the state, the court ruled in Watkins v. Dept. of Youth Servs. The longer statutory deadline takes precedence over a two-year time period for initiating civil actions against the state.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 13, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Corner, the court denied a motion for continuance of oral argument scheduled for May 20.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 13, 2015
After considering a joint motion to remand the appeal to the Board of Tax Appeals in order to implement a settlement, the court ordered the cause remanded to the board to take further action as appropriate in N. Olmsted City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 12, 2015
In State ex rel. Chester Twp. v. Grendell, the court granted relators’ motion for expedited alternative writ, denied as moot relators’ motion for emergency stay, and set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 12, 2015
In In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co., the court denied a joint motion of appellants for order increasing the time for oral argument and denied a motion of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for order modifying the time for oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 11, 2015
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Gill, the court granted a motion to withdraw application for reinstatement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2015
In State ex rel. Jones v. Indus. Comm., the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2015
In State v. Clinton, the court granted David L. Strait’s motion for leave to withdraw as counsel for appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 6, 2015
In Dayton-Point W. Real Estate Assocs., L.L.C. v. Montgomery Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 4, 2015
The court set execution dates in 2018 in three death penalty cases: State v. Stumpf, State v. Coley, and State v. Fitzpatrick.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2015
In State ex rel. Ohio Civ. Serv. Emps. Assn. v. State, the court denied appellees/cross-appellants’ motion to enlarge time for oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 30, 2015
In Hillenmeyer v. Cleveland Bd. of Rev., the court ruled that the way Cleveland calculates income taxes due from non-resident NFL players based on the number of games they play is unconstitutional because it violates their due process rights.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2015
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley, the court suspended a Cleveland lawyer and former assistant county prosecutor for two years following his convictions for using a law enforcement database for personal reasons and threatening and harassing his ex-wife.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 28, 2015
In State v. Castagnola, the court suppressed evidence taken from the computer of a Twinsburg man because the detective’s statement requesting the search warrant lacked probable cause and the subsequent warrant did not specifically state the items to look for on the computer.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 27, 2015
In State ex rel. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Found. v. Ohio Dept. of Health, the court granted relator’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2015
The court released the official citations of 19 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 24, 2015
In State ex rel. Clough v. Franklin Cty. Children’s Servs., the court granted relator’s emergency motion to stay destruction of documents specified under original action in mandamus, pending review of the underlying Franklin County Children’s Services’ records by retired Judge Kenneth Spicer, a special master appointed by the Chief Justice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2015
In Serv. Emp. Internatl. Union (SEIU) Dist. 1199 v. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, the court granted relators’ application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2015
If confinement is a possible punishment, a juvenile must have waived the right to an attorney before the adjudication can be used to enhance a later adult conviction for OVI, the court held in State v. Bode.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 22, 2015
The court ruled in Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Horn that although the party seeking a foreclosure must have standing when the lawsuit is filed, proof of standing may be submitted after the filing of the complaint.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 21, 2015
The court suspended attorney Gary Nieland Bakst from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 20, 2015
In State ex rel. Waters v. Fed. Bur. of Investigation, the court lifted the stay that was in place since Jan. 7, 2011 – because the case was removed to federal court – and ordered the case to proceed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2015
In State v. Hand, the court granted appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 16, 2015
In State ex rel. Chester Twp. v. Grendell, the court ordered respondent to file a response, if any, to relators’ motion for emergency stay and expedited alternative writ no later than noon on April 22.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 16, 2015
In State v. Keahy, the court struck as untimely appellee’s April 9 memorandum in response and denied as moot appellee’s motion to strike the memorandum in response.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 15, 2015
The court suspended Judge James Michael Burge from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 14, 2015
In State v. Bonnell, a Cuyahoga County death penalty case, the court granted appellee’s motion to set an execution date and ordered that Melvin Bonnell’s sentence be carried into execution on Oct. 18, 2017.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2015
The court released the official citations of six cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 9, 2015
The court issued instructions on the order and time allotted for oral arguments in a May 19 case (In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.) and a May 20 case (State ex rel. Ohio Civ. Serv. Emps. Assn. v. State).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 8, 2015
In State ex rel. Stewart v. Ohio Local Govt. Innovation Council, the court denied several motions and issued a stay preventing the Ohio Development Services Agency and The Ohio Local Government Innovation Council from taking any action to award or disburse the money from the Wooster and Ashland 9-1-1 Dispatch Consolidation project to any other applicant pending the court’s resolution of the mandamus claim. In addition, the court granted an alternative writ and set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 7, 2015
Law enforcement does not have an absolute privilege to prevent disclosure of criminal investigatory records in a civil lawsuit, the court ruled in J & C Marketing, L.L.C. v. McGinty.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2015
In State ex rel. Hart v. Indus. Comm., the court granted a motion to stay the briefing schedule. Appellant shall file its merit brief 90 days from the date of this entry, and the briefing schedule in this case shall resume at that time.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 3, 2015
In Copley-Fairlawn City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Revision, an appeal from the Board of Tax Appeals, the court granted the board of education’s expedited motion for continuance of oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2015
In Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, the court upheld a jury’s verdict finding the owner and property manager of an apartment complex responsible for a 2007 fire. However, the jury’s $2 million punitive damages award was more than the amount allowed by state law and must be reduced.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 1, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall, the Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Scioto County Common Pleas Court Judge William T. Marshall for driving while intoxicated.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 31, 2015
The court issued interim default suspensions against attorneys James Christopher Zury and Joseph Robert Compoli Jr. for their failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2015
The court released the official citations of 10 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2015
The court extended the stay of the briefing schedule in In re Comm. Rev. of Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4901:1-10 regarding Elec. Cos. The parties shall notify the court in 60 days of the status and whether the stay may be lifted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 26, 2015
The court ordered that appellee may file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction in Bern Custom Homes, Inc. v. Johnson no later than April 24.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 26, 2015
After a case has been dismissed, a trial court retains authority to enforce a settlement only if the court’s dismissal entry either includes the agreement’s terms or explicitly states that the court has kept jurisdiction to enforce the agreement, according to a Supreme Court ruling today in Infinite Security Solutions, L.L.C. v. Karam Properties, II Ltd.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 25, 2015
Five months after a contentious school strike ended, little evidence showed that the replacement teachers faced any serious threats of harm and their names could be released to the teacher’s union requesting their identities, the court ruled in State ex rel. Quolke v. Strongsville City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 24, 2015
In State ex rel. Clough v. Franklin Cty. Children’s Servs., the court ordered respondents to file a response, if any, to the motion to stay the destruction of the documents specified under the original action in mandamus no later than March 30.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 24, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled in Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Nally that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency must abide by the state’s rulemaking process before implementing specific, technical pollutant limits for a body of water in the state.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 20, 2015
In State ex rel. Mann v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied motions for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 20, 2015
In State v. Mathis, the court struck the pages of appellant’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction that exceed the page limit.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 19, 2015
The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled in State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Sage that the recording of a 911 dispatcher’s return call after a caller to the emergency line hung up is a public record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 18, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Eisler, the court suspended attorney David Charles Eisler from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, with the second year stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 17, 2015
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Sliwinski, the court considered an emergency motion for interim remedial suspension and ordered the respondent to file a response, if any, to the relator’s motion by noon on March 20, 2015.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 17, 2015
Agreeing that the trial court did not abuse its discretion when reducing discipline imposed by a municipal civil service commission, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court in Westlake Civ. Serv. Comm. v. Pietrick.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 16, 2015
The court released the official citations of six cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2015
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Bednarski, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Holly L. Bednarski for her failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2015
The provisions of an insurance policy do not require the insurer to compensate the Akron employers if they are found in a pending lawsuit to have acted with deliberate intent to injure an employee, the court ruled in Hoyle v. DTJ Ents., Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2015
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Salerno, the court publicly reprimanded Judge Amelia (Amy) Salerno of the Franklin County Municipal Court for remarks she made to a jury after a not-guilty verdict.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 10, 2015
Finding part of the Village of Lodi’s zoning code to be unconstitutional in State ex rel. Sunset Estate Properties, L.L.C. v. Lodi, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Ninth District Court of Appeals and remanded the case to the trial court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2015
In Good Shepherd Home for the Aged, Inc. v. Testa, the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2015
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. McCord, the court granted respondent’s motion for leave to answer and motion to terminate the interim default suspension. In addition, the court remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings under Gov.Bar R. V(12).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2015
The court dismissed In re Z.H. because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2015
In Grissom v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth., the court granted relator’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2015
In State v. Keahy, the court denied appellee’s motion to strike the appeal from the record. Appellee may file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction within 30 days of the date of this entry.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 2, 2015
In State ex rel. Mann v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, a case seeking a referendum to challenge a vote by the Berkshire Township Board of Trustees to approve a Joint Economic Development District, the Supreme Court held that the board of elections abused its discretion by rejecting two entire part-petitions based on finding one signature was not genuine. The court ordered the board to recalculate the number of valid signatures, including any valid signatures on part-petition Nos. 2 and 5 and, if appropriate, certify the referendum for the May 5, 2015 ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2015
In Kuhn v. Kuhn, the court denied appellee’s motion to continue oral argument scheduled for May 5, 2015.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2015
In Navistar, Inc. v. Levin, the court granted a motion of amici curiae for the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce to participate in oral arguments scheduled for May 6, 2015. The organizations will share the oral-argument time allotted to the appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 25, 2015
In Phillips v. Farmers Ethanol, L.L.C., the court granted appellants’ application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 24, 2015
The court granted appellant’s motion to continue an April 7 oral argument scheduled before a master commissioner in Veolia Water N. Am. Operating Servs., Inc. v. Levin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 23, 2015
In State v. Thompson, the court granted appellant’s amended motion for stay of the execution scheduled for April 5, 2017. The court further ordered that the stay will remain in effect until all state postconviction proceedings are exhausted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 19, 2015
A statute governing the transfer of prisoners between states to deal with pending charges in another jurisdiction applies to inmates who have begun serving sentences in county jails, the court ruled in State v. Black.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 18, 2015
In State v. White, the court ruled that a firearms charge does not apply to an Ottawa Hills police officer who was involved in an on-duty shooting.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 17, 2015
Local drilling and zoning ordinances in Munroe Falls cannot be enforced because they conflict with the state law regulating oil and gas wells and operations, the court concluded in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 13, 2015
The court suspended attorney Timothy Eugene Potts from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 12, 2015
Evidence seized from a single trash pull that corroborates tips and background information involving drug activity is sufficient to establish probable cause for a search warrant, the court held in State v. Jones.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 11, 2015
In State v. Bevly, the court ruled that part of the state’s gross sexual imposition law is unconstitutional. The problematic provision mandates a prison term when evidence other than the victim’s testimony corroborates the offense.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 10, 2015
The court accepted the resignation from the practice of law of Gary James Boecker with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 9, 2015
In State ex rel. Mann v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied relators’ motion for writ for interim relief upon the filing of a complaint for a writ of mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 9, 2015
The court granted appellee/cross-appellant’s (Dayton Power and Light Company) motions for leave to file papers under seal and for leave to file a public version of its brief in In re Application of the Dayton Power & Light Co. to Establish a Std. Serv. Offer in the Form of an Elec. Sec. Plan.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 6, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Stokes, the court denied respondent’s motion to restrict from public access respondent’s forthcoming motion for modifications and all exhibits. The court also denied respondent’s motion for dissolution or modification of order of suspension under Gov.Bar R. V(5a)(C)(1).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 6, 2015
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Thompson, the court granted Harold Lee Thompson’s application for reinstatement and reinstated him to the practice of law in Ohio, with an 18-month monitored probation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2015
In State ex rel. Robinson v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys., the court granted a joint motion to remand the case to the court of appeals to rule on the pending motion to vacate.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 4, 2015
In response to the filing of a complaint for a writ of prohibition in State ex rel. R.W. v. Williams, the court granted an alternative writ and set the briefing schedule for presentation of evidence and filing of briefs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 4, 2015
In State v. Myers, the court granted appellant’s motion for extension of time to file the record in a death-penalty appeal from the Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 3, 2015
The court granted a motion to allow amicus curiae Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to participate in oral argument scheduled for Feb. 26 and share the time allotted to appellees in Dillon v. Farmers Ins. of Columbus, Inc.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 2, 2015
In re Application of Ohio Power Co., the court ordered, sua sponte, that Ohio Power Company, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio shall argue in this order and all will be permitted 10 minutes of oral-argument time. Ohio Power Company and Industrial Energy Users-Ohio may reserve any portion of their allotted time for rebuttal, and rebuttal shall proceed in the same order as listed above.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 2, 2015
The court referred two cases to mediation: State ex rel. Robinson v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys. and Serv. Emps. Internatl. Union, Dist. 1199 WV/OH/KY v. Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 30, 2015
In State ex rel. R.W. v. Williams, the court ordered respondent to file a response to the complaint for a writ of prohibition no later than noon Monday, Feb. 2.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 30, 2015
In Lake Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mismas, the court granted respondent’s application for reinstatement and reinstated him to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 29, 2015
When a trial court issues a judgment, it must direct the clerk of courts to serve all interested parties and attorneys with the decision, and the clerk must record the notice of service on the docket, the Supreme Court ruled in Clermont Cty. Transp. Improvement Dist. v. Gator Milford, L.L.C. At that point, the 30-day clock for filing notice of an appeal, as mandated by court rules, begins.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 28, 2015
In State v. Radcliff, the Supreme Court ruled that courts have no authority to seal an offender’s criminal record following a governor’s pardon unless the person meets the requirements defined in state law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 27, 2015
In Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron, the court determined that an unnecessary jury instruction did not change the outcome of a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the parents of a 5-year-old. Their case alleged medical negligence after the child died while being treated at an Akron hospital.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 26, 2015
The court indefinitely suspended from the practice of law three attorneys for their failure to respond to interim default suspensions levied by the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 23, 2015
The court suspended attorney Kevin Purcell from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2015
When a defendant raises an incompetency or insanity defense and then abandons the defense, testimony from a psychologist about the defendant feigning mental illness during the court-ordered psychiatric evaluation is inadmissible and violates the defendant’s constitutional right against self-incrimination, the court ruled in State v. Harris.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 21, 2015
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Timothy E. Bellew for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 20, 2015
In the Clark County death penalty case State v. Dean, the court granted appellant’s motion to strike appellee’s trial-transcript summary.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 16, 2015
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Kaufman, the court suspended attorney Paul M. Kaufman from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 15, 2015
Because he did not file a timely motion for admission pro hac vice, the court struck Jeffrey Kilduff from the notice of appeal, memorandum in support of jurisdiction, list of additional authorities, second list of additional authorities, and merit brief of appellant in Radatz v. Fed. Natl. Mtge. Assn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2015
The court remanded BRE DDR Great N., L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals after considering a motion to remand the appeal to implement a settlement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 13, 2015
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Kaufman, the court ordered respondent to file a response, if any, to relator’s motion for interim remedial suspension by 9 a.m. on Jan. 16.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 13, 2015
The court reinstated two attorneys to the practice of law in Ohio: Stephen R. Archer and Leslie W. Jacobs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 12, 2015
In State v. Eacholes, the court granted the motion for attorney Charles Conliff to withdraw as counsel of record for appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2015
The court suspended attorney John E. Mahin from the practice of law for an interim period because of a felony conviction in In re Mahin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 7, 2015
In Cincinnati v. Testa, the court ordered appellant to show cause within 10 days as to why the appeal should not be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction for failure to timely file the notice of appeal with the Board of Tax Appeals as required by R.C. 5717.04.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 6, 2015
The court referred one case to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 5, 2015
The court released the official citations of 16 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 2, 2015
The court has granted motions for oral argument in two appeals from the Board of Tax Appeals -- Navistar, Inc. v. Levin and Akron Gen. Med. Ctr. v. Testa.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2014
The court consolidated Case No. 2014-1939 with Case No. 2014-1944, both captioned Toledo Police Command Officers’ Assn. v. State Emp. Relations Bd.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 30, 2014
In Kuhn v. Kuhn, the court granted appellant’s motion for continuance of oral argument scheduled for March 11.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 26, 2014
In State ex rel. Hunter v. Cunningham, the court stayed the sentence of relator, Tracie M. Hunter, pending resolution of her appeal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 24, 2014
In State ex rel. Hunter v. Cunningham, the court ordered that respondents shall file a response to the complaint for a writ of mandamus, prohibition, and habeas corpus no later than noon on Friday, December 26, 2014. No stipulations or requests for extension of time to file a response to the complaint shall be permitted in this case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 24, 2014
The court reversed the judgments of courts of appeals in four separate cases based on the authority of State v. Johnson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 23, 2014
To claim retaliation for reporting suspected abuse or neglect of a resident of a long-term care or residential facility, an employee or other person who performs work or services for the facility is not required to make that report to the director of the state health department, the court held in Hulsmeyer v. Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 22, 2014
The court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2014
In State ex rel. Indus. Energy Users-Ohio v. Pub. Util. Comm., the court granted intervening respondent Ohio Power Company’s motion for leave to intervene.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2014
In Walker v. Toledo, the court upheld Toledo’s automated traffic camera system used to catch red-light and speeding violations and held that the appeals process does not infringe on the municipal court’s jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 17, 2014
An employee of the village of Cardington in claiming he was fired for reporting problems at the local wastewater treatment plant did not establish that he qualified as a whistleblower under state law or that his employer committed any crimes, the court ruled in Lee v. Cardington.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 16, 2014
The Cincinnati man convicted for the 2009 murders of a girlfriend, her 9-month-old son, and a 3-year-old child will remain on death row, the court ruled in State v. Pickens.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 12, 2014
The court remanded three cases to the Board of Tax Appeals in DBC Fawn Lake Ltd. Partners v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, CM Aurora Properties, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, and DBC Fawn Lake Ltd. Partnership v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 11, 2014
In State v. Leak, the court granted appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 10, 2014
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. McCord, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Lumumba T. McCord for the failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 9, 2014
The court granted the motion from Joseph V. Libretti Jr. in In re Application of Libretti to strike and replace his objections filed on October 28, 2014, to the panel report and recommendation of the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness with the objections attached to his motion to strike and replace.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 8, 2014
In In re Application of Grimsley, the court granted applicant’s motion for clarification and/or modification. Matthew S. Grimsley can use his current registration application to apply for the February 2015 bar exam and is not required to initiate a new registration application. It is further ordered that to sit for the bar exam, Grimsley shall submit a bar exam application in accordance with Gov.Bar R. I(3) no later than December 10, 2014, and establish that he has the requisite character, fitness, and other qualifications to practice law in Ohio. As a result, this matter will be directed to the appropriate admissions committee in accordance with Gov.Bar R. I(3) to determine Grimsley’s character, fitness, and other qualifications to practice law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 8, 2014
The court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2014
The court granted motions for admission pro hac vice for three out-of-state attorneys in McCulloch v. Janney Montgomery Scott, L.L.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2014
The court took action to suspend the law licenses of three attorneys in separate decisions in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Bancsi, Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Malynn, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilcox.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 3, 2014
The court vacated the death sentence in State v. Herring, an appeal involving three murders during a 1996 Youngstown bar robbery, and returned the case to the trial court for a new sentencing hearing.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 2, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Stokes, the court ordered relator to file a response, if any, by December 5 to respondent’s motion to remove from public access exhibits 1 through 21 attached to the affidavit of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela R. Stokes.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 2, 2014
In Sanborn v. Hamilton Cty. Budget Comm., the court ruled that a school board in a Cincinnati suburb was permitted to spend operating funds to pay for permanent improvements, but that it could not formally designate some of its tax levies as permanent-improvement levies.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 26, 2014
In Lester v. Gallagher the court ordered respondent to file responses to both the emergency complaint and relator’s emergency motion to stay proceedings in the Cuyahoga County Probate Court and to vacate judgment entry no later than Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 26, 2014
The court disapproved the pending application of Thomas D. Baudendistel to take the Ohio bar examination, but noted he may apply to take the July 2015 bar examination in In re Application of Baudendistel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 25, 2014
The court granted a stay of execution in State v. Osie, a Butler County death penalty case, that will remain in effect until the exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 24, 2014
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. Legal Ethics & Grievance Commt. v. Fine, the court entered an immediate interim remedial suspension against attorney Michael W. Fine and granted relator’s motion to file selected exhibits in the emergency ex-parte motion for immediate interim remedial suspension under seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 24, 2014
The court released the official citations of 14 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 21, 2014
In Cincinnati v. Testa, the court denied the motion of appellant, Tax Commissioner of Ohio, to schedule a common date for oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2014
When deciding whether to grant a new trial because evidence of other acts was wrongly admitted, an appeals court must consider both the effect of the improper evidence on the verdict and the strength of the remaining evidence, the court ruled in State v. Morris.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 19, 2014
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. Legal Ethics & Grievance Commt. v. Fine, the court ordered respondent to file responses by 9 a.m. on November 24, if any, to relator’s emergency ex parte motion for immediate interim remedial suspension pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(5a) and a motion to file selected exhibits under seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 19, 2014
The court indefinitely suspended two attorneys following their felony convictions in unrelated cases in Dayton Bar Assn. v. Ballato and Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Helbley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 18, 2014
Harland H. Hale, who served on the Franklin County Municipal Court, has been suspended from practicing law for six months. In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hale, the court determined that Hale improperly dismissed his personal attorney’s speeding ticket, tried to cover up that misconduct, and falsely testified in a disciplinary hearing that he had not represented clients in the months after he resigned from the bench.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2014
In State ex rel. Niederst v. McMonagle, the court denied as moot intervening respondent’s motion for judgment on pleadings, relator’s motion to strike or, alternatively, memo opposing motion for judgment on pleadings, and intervening respondent’s motion to strike relator’s motion to strike.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2014
In State v. Myers, a Warren County death penalty case, the court granted appellant’s motion for stay of execution and ordered that no execution date shall be set while the appeal remains pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 12, 2014
In In re Rev. of Alternative Energy Rider Contained in Tariffs of Ohio Edison Co., the court denied as moot the motion of the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel for leave to file a merit brief, appendix, and supplement under seal. Pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 3.02(B), the “confidential” version of the merit brief, appendix, and supplement filed on October 23 is exempt from public disclosure and shall be maintained under seal pending resolution of this appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 10, 2014
The court granted a peremptory writ of mandamus and ordered the Special Commission to proceed with its meeting as set forth in R.C. 3.16 (C)(2), and to abide by all provisions in that section in State ex rel. DeWine v. Special Comm. Convened Pursuant to R.C. 3.16 Concerning Sciortino.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2014
The court has suspended from the practice of law an attorney from Columbus (Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall) and one from Dayton (Dayton Bar Assn. v. Swift) for misconduct in separate cases. Each has received a two-year suspension with one year stayed if they meet certain conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2014
It is not possible to commit attempted felony murder in the state, the court held in State v. Nolan.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 4, 2014
Arrest warrants issued by the Toledo Municipal Court for a man suspected of stripping materials from a house were invalid because no determination of probable cause was made, the court ruled in State v. Hoffman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 3, 2014
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Johnson, the court remanded the certification of default matter to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2014
In State v. Griffin, the court ruled that the instructions given in a Montgomery County case alleging corrupt activity adequately defined the elements of an “enterprise” for the jury.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2014
In State v. Thompson, a death penalty case concerning the murder of Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian, the court unanimously affirmed Ashford L. Thompson’s convictions for the murder and other crimes, but voted 4-3 to impose a death sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 28, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire, the court denied respondent’s motion for leave of court to file application for reinstatement to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 27, 2014
In State ex rel. Ohio Republican Party v. Fitzgerald, the court granted respondents’ motion for protective order regarding the depositions of Edward FitzGerald, Frank Bova, and Sheriff Deputy D. Paul Soprek.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 27, 2014
The court released the official citations of 13 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2014
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case. In addition, the court ordered a mandate be sent to and filed with the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 23, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Cicero, the court placed Christopher T. Cicero of Columbus on an indefinite suspension from the practice of law for altering the charge in his own speeding case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 21, 2014
In State ex rel. Ohio Republican Party v. Fitzgerald, the court ordered that the deposition of Sheriff Deputy D. Paul Soprek is stayed until a response to the motion for protective order is filed and the court rules on the motion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 21, 2014
In State v. Gilbert, the court ruled that a trial court has no legal authority after sentencing to set aside the conviction and sentence of a defendant who made a plea deal and then reneged on it.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 17, 2014
In State ex rel. Ohio Republican Party v. Fitzgerald, the court denied respondents’ motion to refer the case to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 16, 2014
In State ex rel. Lucas Cty. Republican Party Executive Commt. v. Husted, the court denied respondent’s motion for protective order and granted relator’s motion to compel discovery.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 16, 2014
The court held that delayed appeals for parents who have lost parental rights are not constitutionally required to protect their interests in In re B.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 15, 2014
By streaming its city council meetings live over the Internet, Norton has met its charter requirement that it publicly air all council sessions, the court ruled in State ex rel. Paluch v. Zita.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 14, 2014
The court suspended attorney Kenneth A. Schuman from the practice of law for an interim period because of a felony conviction in In re Schuman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 13, 2014
The court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 10, 2014
The court denied a writ of prohibition in State ex rel. Ebersole v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, which allows the Delaware County Board of Elections to hold a hearing on the protest on October 14, 2014. The Supreme Court also granted a writ of mandamus and ordered the Delaware County Board of Elections to place the proposed charter amendment on the November 4, 2014 ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 10, 2014
In Dudley v. Dudley, the court denied appellant’s motion for emergency stay.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 9, 2014
In State ex rel. Ebersole v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court ordered both parties to file their briefs and evidence no later than 2 p.m. on October 10 concerning a writ of prohibition to prevent the board of elections from holding a protest hearing about the proposed charter amendment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2014
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Awadallah, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Rami M. Awadallah for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 8, 2014
The court ordered the appellee in Dudley v. Dudley to file a response to the appellant’s motion for emergency stay no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 8, 2014
In Jenkins v. State, the court accepted the appeal and reversed on the authority of Mansaray v. State.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 7, 2014
In State ex rel. Keith v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth., the court ruled that information relied on by the state parole board when considering a prisoner for release must be reasonably accurate and relate to the prisoner.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 6, 2014
In State ex rel. Arroyo v. Sloan, the court determined the case should proceed as an appeal of right rather than a jurisdictional appeal as originally filed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 6, 2014
In State ex rel. Ohio Republican Party v. FitzGerald, the court ordered depositions of Edward FitzGerald and Frank Bova, scheduled for October 6, 2014, to be stayed until a response to the motion for protective order is filed and the court rules on the motion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 3, 2014
In Cannata v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court granted a motion to supplement the record of appellant Board of Education for the Orange City School District.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 2, 2014
The court ordered the parties in State ex rel. Ebersole v. Powell to file a response to the respondents’ motion for clarification and/or reconsideration no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 2, 2014
In Dayton Bar Assn. v. Scaccia, Dayton lawyer John J. Scaccia will be prohibited from practicing law for at least six months after the court took action on incompetency complaints against him.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 1, 2014
In Cincinnati v. Ilg, the court ruled that a person accused of DUI can challenge the accuracy of specific results from the breath-analyzer machine used to conduct a breath-alcohol test.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 29, 2014
The court granted a motion for reconsideration and writ of mandamus in State ex rel. Ebersole v. Powell and ordered city council and the city clerk to place the proposed charter amendment on the November 4 ballot and to submit the question to those voters who have already secured absentee voter ballots. In addition, the court denied a motion for reconsideration in State ex rel. Ebersole v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 29, 2014
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Weber, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Jeffrey J. Weber for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2014
In two Power Siting Board appeals, the court granted motions for leave to intervene as appellee for Hardin Wind, L.L.C. in In re Application of Hardin Wind, L.L.C. and Buckeye Wind, L.L.C. in In re Application of Buckeye Wind, L.L.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2014
In State v. Wine, the court ruled that a criminal defendant cannot prevent the trial court from instructing the jury on lesser-included offenses.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 24, 2014
In In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against O’Toole, the court ruled that part of a judicial conduct rule is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 23, 2014
In State v. Schleiger, the court ruled that criminal defendants are entitled to counsel at resentencing hearings held to impose postrelease control.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 22, 2014
In State ex rel. Dawson v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied an attempt to prevent the recall election of Richmond Heights mayor Miesha Wilson Headen on Sept. 23.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 22, 2014
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Schwieterman, the court reinstated Robert C. Schwieterman to the practice of law, subject to conditions, and in Disciplinary Counsel v. Matsa, the court suspended Aristotle R. Matsa from the practice of law for an interim period.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 19, 2014
In State ex rel. Commt. for Charter Amendment Petition v. Maple Hts., the court granted the writ in mandamus.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 19, 2014
In State ex rel. Ebersole v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied the writ in mandamus.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 19, 2014
In State v. Osie, the court granted appellant’s motion to appoint counsel and appointed Angela Miller for the purpose of filing an application to reopen his direct appeal pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 11.06.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 18, 2014
In State ex rel. Brown v. Ashtabula Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied the motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2014
In Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Falfas, the court held that the arbitration panel that reinstated a former Cedar Fair executive to his job exceeded its authority, given the terms of the executive’s employment contract.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 17, 2014
In State ex rel. Brown v. Ashtabula Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court ordered the parties to file a response, if any, to the motion for reconsideration no later than 11 a.m. Sept. 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 17, 2014
In Snyder v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, the court ruled that the holders of the mineral rights under more than 600 acres owned by the state in southeastern Ohio have the right to strip-mine for coal.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 16, 2014
In Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court granted a joint motion for continuance of oral argument scheduled for Sept. 17 before a master commissioner.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 16, 2014
In State ex rel. Brown v. Ashtabula Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied a request to compel the Ashtabula County Board of Elections and its director to place Thomas Brown’s name on the November 4 ballot as a judicial candidate for the Ashtabula County Western Area Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 16, 2014
In State v. Johnson, the court granted a joint motion of appellee and amicus curiae, Attorney General DeWine, to share appellee’s oral-argument time scheduled for Sept. 24.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 15, 2014
The court set the briefing schedule in State ex rel. Dawson v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, an expedited election case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 15, 2014
The court suspended attorney Javier H. Armengau from the practice of law for an interim period because of a felony conviction in In re Armengau.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 12, 2014
In State ex rel. Lorain Cty. Commrs. v. Lorain Cty. Common Pleas Court, the court ordered Judge James M. Burge and the Lorain County Common Pleas Court to file a response, if any, to the complaint for a writ of prohibition by noon September 17.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 12, 2014
The court granted appellants’ application for dismissal in Hughes v. CT Corp. Sys. and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Septemer 11, 2014
The court terminated the probation of Sheffield Lake attorney Edward G. Rinderknecht in Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Rinderknecht.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 9, 2014
In the State v. Clinton death penalty case, the court denied appellant’s motion to unseal the record. The court further ordered that counsel in this case shall be permitted to come to the clerk’s office to review the sealed portions of the record.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 8, 2014
In State ex rel. Ebersole v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court granted the motion of Powell Crossing. L.L.C. to intervene as a respondent and denied Donald R. Kenney Jr.'s motion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 8, 2014
In Wheeler v. Testa, the court ordered that the motion to dismiss the notice of appeal is stricken as prohibited by S.Ct.Prac.R. 19.1.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 5, 2014
The court accepted the application for resignation from the practice of law of Jason D. Seabury with disciplinary action pending in In re Resignation of Seabury.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 3, 2014
In State ex rel. Ebersole v. Powell, the court granted the motion of The Center at Powell Crossing, L.L.C. to intervene as a party respondent in the expedited election case and denied the motion to intervene of Donald R. Kenney Jr.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 3, 2014
The court ordered the appellees to file a response by September 5, 2014, to the appellants’ motion to stay the sheriff’s sale set for September 12, 2014, and any subsequent foreclosure proceedings and/or collection activity, pending the outcome of instant matter in HSBC Bank, USA v. Maust.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 3, 2014
In Renfrow v. Norfolk S. Ry. Co., the court held that when a smoker makes a claim alleging that exposure to asbestos has caused lung cancer, state law requires the claimant to present a diagnosis from a “competent medical authority” showing that the asbestos exposure was a substantial contributing factor to the cancer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 2, 2014
The state does not have to prove the intention to use or threaten to use force against another to convict an offender of third-degree robbery, the court ruled in State v. Tolliver.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 29, 2014
In State ex rel. Columbus Coalition for Responsive Govt. v. Blevins, the court denied a writ of mandamus seeking to direct the City Clerk to review the petition at issue, verify the signatures, and forward it to Columbus City Council.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2014
In School Choice Ohio, Inc. v. Cincinnati Pub. School Dist., the court granted the joint expedited motion to stay the case against respondent, Cincinnati Public School District, until October 17. The case shall proceed as to respondent, Springfield City School District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2014
In Hauser v. Dayton Police Dept., the court ruled that a supervisor in the Dayton Police Department is immune from civil liability in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a police officer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2014
The court denied a request from a central Ohio media outlet to order a state agency to release information about threats made against the governor in State ex rel. Plunderbund Media v. Born.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 26, 2014
The court issued an order that Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance T. Mason is disqualified from acting as a judge because of a felony indictment in In re Disqualification of Mason.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 26, 2014
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Godles, the court granted movant’s motion to withdraw the motion for Alice Stevanus to show cause for failure to appear at deposition on June 5.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 25, 2014
The court denied as moot vexatious litigator Steven A. Bozsik’s motion for leave to file an affidavit of disqualification in In re Bozsik.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 22, 2014
In State ex rel. Brown v. Ashtabula Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court granted the unopposed motion of Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine to intervene and for leave to file a proposed answer in the expedited election case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2014
The court denied vexatious litigator Robert Martin’s motion for leave to file a writ of mandamus in In re Martin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 20, 2014
The court dismissed Scaglione v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 19, 2014
In State v. Mammone, the court granted appellant’s motion for stay of the execution scheduled for March 8, 2017. The court further ordered that the stay will remain in effect until all state postconviction proceedings are exhausted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 18, 2014
In State v. Blankenship, the court granted appellant’s motion to supplement the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 15, 2014
In State ex rel. Davis v. Metzger, the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 14, 2014
The court granted a motion for admission pro hac vice for out-of-state attorney Robert Kelter in In re Adoption of Rules for Alternative & Renewable Energy Technology, Resources, & Climate Regulations.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2014
The court referred three cases to mediation and returned nine cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 12, 2014
In State ex rel. Beltowski v. Smith, the Supreme Court granted a motion for extension of time to file response of respondents and ordered respondents to file their responses to the complaint for a writ of prohibition and motion for expedited ruling no later than August 15, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 11, 2014
The court granted joint motions to remand two cases (Crown Castle GT Co. v. Testa and Northwest Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Revision) to the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 11, 2014
The Supreme Court ordered the respondents in State ex rel. Beltowski v. Smith to file a response to a complaint for a writ of prohibition and to the motion for an expedited ruling by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 11, 2014
Chief Justice O’Connor released the judicial disqualification opinion, 14-AP-049. In re Disqualification of Coss, 2014-Ohio-3435 (decided July 9, 2014), which was previously issued as an entry in response to an affidavit of disqualification filed pursuant to R.C. 2701.03.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 8, 2014
The court referred two cases to mediation (Cox v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision and BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v. Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P.).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 6, 2014
Based on relator’s application for dismissal, the court dismissed State ex rel. Rhodes v. Porter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 5, 2014
The court suspended attorney Ronald L. Rosenfield from the practice of law for an interim period because of a felony conviction in In re Rosenfield.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 4, 2014
In State v. Belew, the court granted the motion for admission pro hac vice of Brockton D. Hunter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 1, 2014
The court denied respondent’s application for reinstatement in Disciplinary Counsel v. Jacobs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 31, 2014
The court issued procedural rulings in the cases of two individuals designated as vexatious litigators under S.Ct.Prac.R. 4.03(B).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Henck, the court suspended John Charles Henck’s law license for an interim period.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for July 29, 2014.
The court granted appellees’ motion for oral arguments in Equity Dublin Assocs. v. Testa.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 29, 2014
In an appeal from the Public Utilities Commission, the Supreme Court, in In re Application of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., denied the appellee’s motion to lift stay, but granted a motion to require bond. The parties must file briefs addressing the appropriate amount of the bond within 15 days of the court’s order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2014
In State ex rel. Sultaana v. Bova, the court granted the appellant’s application for dismissal and further ordered that a mandate be filed with the clerk of the Court of Appeals for Cuyahoga County.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 28, 2014
In In re Resignation of LaCivita, the court has temporarily halted making a determination as to whether Richard J. LaCivita is in contempt for his failure to make restitution to a client pending the outcome of an investigation by the Clients’ Security Fund of the victim’s reimbursement claim.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 25, 2014
In State v. DeWitt, the court denied appellant’s motion for stay of the judgment of the Third District Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2014
In Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. DeHoff, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Celeste M. DeHoff for her failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 24, 2014
In State v. DeWitt, the court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to the motion for stay of judgment of the Third District Court of Appeals no later than 10 a.m. on July 25.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2014
Because the trial court did not meet statutory requirements for imposing prison terms consecutively, the Supreme Court in State v. Bonnell set aside the more than eight-year prison sentence of a man who stole about $117 from a Delaware County hotel’s vending machines.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 23, 2014
The court declined to hear State v. Prade and denied a motion to extend the court of appeals stay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 22, 2014
In re I.A., the court ruled that a state law allows a juvenile court that commits a child to a secure facility to hold a hearing at the time of disposition to determine whether the child should be classified as a juvenile-offender registrant for committing a sexually-oriented or child-victim offense.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 21, 2014
In Radatz v. Fed. Natl. Mtge. Assn., the court granted a motion to admit an out-of-state attorney in this case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2014
The court accepted the resignations of three attorneys (Mitchell A. Naumoff, Howard F. Schuman, and Toni A. Marcheskie) with disciplinary action pending against each one.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2014
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. McCafferty, the court indefinitely suspended the law license of Bridget M. McCafferty, formerly a judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 16, 2014
Defendants convicted of possessing crack cocaine before legislation reducing criminal penalties became effective but sentenced after the law’s effective date must be sentenced based on the new law’s provisions, the court ruled in State v. Limoli.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 14, 2014
In Jainco Invests., L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court granted a joint motion to remand the case to the Board of Tax Appeals to take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 11, 2014
In In re Comm. Rev. of Capacity Charges of Ohio Power Co., the court granted FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.’s application for dismissal of its cross-appeal and noted that the case remains pending on all other appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2014
The court affirmed a West Chester man’s convictions and death sentence for the 2009 murder of a Butler County man in State v Osie.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 9, 2014
The court publicly reprimanded a judge serving on the Akron Municipal Court for her conduct related to the 2012 arrest of a lawyer who practiced in her courtroom in Disciplinary Counsel v. Oldfield.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 8, 2014
The court suspended attorney Javier H. Armengau from the practice of law for an interim period in Columbus Bar Association v. Armengau.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 8, 2014
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Armengau, the court granted the motion to redact exhibits in its motion for immediate interim suspension. Counsel for relator has 10 days to redact all personal identifies, as defined by Sup.R. 44(H).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 7, 2014
In Marysville Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Union Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Supreme Court ordered the case remanded to the Board of Tax Appeals to implement a settlement agreement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 3, 2014
The court accepted the resignation of two attorneys – Mark A. Belinky and William B. Feldman – with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 2, 2014
The court affirmed a judgment from the Tenth District Court of Appeals in State ex rel. Packaging Corp. of Am. v. Indus. Comm. and a decision by the Board of Tax Appeals in L.J. Smith, Inc. v. Harrison Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 1, 2014
In Randall v. Randall, the court denied appellant’s motion for stay of the court of appeals’ judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 1, 2014
In State v. Mole, the court granted a joint motion of appellant and amicus curiae, the Ohio Attorney General, to share appellant’s oral-argument time scheduled for July 9.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 30, 2014
In Broadview Hts. v. Misencik, the court denied appellant’s expedited motion for stay and declined to hear the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 30, 2014
The court suspended attorney Mohammed Noure Alo in In re Alo from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2014
In Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Large, the court reinstated John H. Large to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for June 26, 2014
In Randall v. Randall, the court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to the motion for stay of the court of appeals’ judgment by June 30.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 26, 2014
In Freedom Mtge. Corp. v. Vitale, the court ordered appellee to file a response, if any, to the motion for stay of sale by July 2.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 26, 2014
The court granted the motion of Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company for leave to intervene as appellee in In re Complaint of Corrigan v. Cleveland Elec. Illum. Co.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for June 25, 2014
Upon review of the motion for stay of sale in Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v. Haas, the Supreme Court ordered that appellee shall file a response, if any, to the motion for stay no later than Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 25, 2014
The Supreme Court did not accept an appeal for In re B.B. Justice William M. O’Neill dissented.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 25, 2014
In State ex rel. Shue v. Croft, the Supreme Court granted an alternative writ and set a briefing schedule for presentation of evidence and filing of briefs. In addition to the briefing schedule, the parties must file any evidence they intend to present within 20 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 24, 2014
In State ex rel. Rohrer v. Holzapfel, the court denied relator's motions for temporary emergency restraining order and for preliminary injunction pending the court’s consideration of the complaint for writs of mandamus and prohibition.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 23, 2014
In Columbus Bar Assn. v. King, the court reinstated Ray J. King to the practice of law in Ohio, with a one-year monitored probation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 19, 2014
In Columbus Bar Association v. Armengau, the court denied respondent’s motion for an order staying all proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2014
The court ruled in In re A.G. that a trial court did not violate a teenager’s due-process rights or abuse its discretion when it excluded her from a custody hearing in a divorce case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 18, 2014
The court ordered relator in Columbus Bar Association v. Armengau to file a response, if any, by noon on June 19 to respondent’s motion for an order staying all proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 18, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Kerek, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Wayne L. Kerek for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 17, 2014
In State v. Sultaana, the court denied appellant’s emergency motion for stay of the court of appeals’ judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 16, 2014
The court ordered respondent in Columbus Bar Association v. Armengau to file a response, if any, to relator’s motion for immediate interim remedial suspension by June 20.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2014
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor appointed a special three-judge commission to consider the suspension of Mahoning County Auditor Michael V. Sciortino in In re Sciortino.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 12, 2014
Two attorneys were suspended from the practice of law by the court for violating professional conduct rules in Lake Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mismas and in Disciplinary Counsel v. Thompson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 11, 2014
In Ohio Neighborhood Fin., Inc. v. Scott, the court ruled that legislation passed in 2008 to reform the regulation of payday loans does not apply to similar types of loans made under another section of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 10, 2014
In ProgressOhio.org, Inc. v. JobsOhio, the court ruled that a progressive entity and two legislators are not the proper parties to challenge the constitutionality of JobsOhio, the nonprofit economic development corporation formed by the state.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 9, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith, the court denied respondent’s expedited motion for continuance of the June 10 oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 9, 2014
The court released the official citations of 12 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2014
The court reinstated John E. DiAlbert to the practice of law in Ohio, with a two-year monitored probation, in Columbus Bar Assn. v. DiAlbert.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2014
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Lyons, the court ordered a university student’s court records related to a charge for posting a flier advocating the rape of women to be unsealed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 4, 2014
In State ex rel. Davis v. Metzger, the court affirmed the court of appeals’ judgment in part and reversed in part, and remanded the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 3, 2014
In State v. Neyland, the court granted appellant's motion for stay of the execution scheduled for October 19, 2016. The court further ordered that the stay will remain in effect until all state postconviction proceedings are exhausted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 2, 2014
The court granted a motion to admit out-of-state attorney Joseph Klapach in Paramount Farms Intl., L.L.C. v. Ventilex B.V.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 30, 2014
The court granted motions to participate in oral argument by amici curiae National College for DUI Defense and Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Cincinnati v. Ilg. The amici will share the June 11 oral argument time allotted to the appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 29, 2014
In State v. Straley, the court held that a conviction for tampering with evidence requires proof that the defendant intended to prevent the evidence from being used in an ongoing or likely proceeding or investigation of which the defendant was aware.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 28, 2014
In Cleveland v. McCardle, the court upheld a Cleveland city ordinance that prohibits people from staying in the city’s downtown Public Square overnight without a permit.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 27, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Bender, the court issued a one-year stayed suspension for Fayette County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge David B. Bender for neglecting a client’s personal-injury case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Lehmkuhl, the court reinstated Phillip D. Lehmkuhl to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2014
The elected part-time law director for the city of Zanesville received a six-month stayed suspension of his law license from the court for conduct that led to criminal convictions in Disciplinary Counsel v. Hillis.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 21, 2014
In State ex rel. Doner v. Zehringer, the court denied relators' request to hold respondents in contempt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 20, 2014
In State v. Hartman, the court denied as moot appellant/cross-appellee’s motion to strike notice of cross-appeal and memorandum in support jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 19, 2014
In Toland v. Ohio State Univ., the court denied appellant’s motion for mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2014
In Jelinek v. Abbott Laboratories, the court denied admitting four out-of-state attorneys for failure to comply with a court rule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2014
In Dublin City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court ruled that the state’s board of tax appeals was correct to reject a property appraisal based on the bulk value of 21 condominium units in Dublin, but the board should not have reverted back to the value established by the county auditor.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 14, 2014
In State v. Mammone, the convictions and death sentence of a Canton man for stabbing and killing his two young children and murdering his ex-mother-in-law were affirmed by the court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 13, 2014
In State v. Kirkland, the court upheld the convictions and death sentence of Anthony Kirkland, who murdered and then burned the bodies of two women and two teenage girls in Hamilton County between 2006 and 2009.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 12, 2014
The court released the official citations of 13 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Mecklenborg, the court publicly reprimanded former State Rep. Robert P. Mecklenborg for drunk driving and for negligently misrepresenting facts on his driver’s license renewal application.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2014
In separate cases (Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Wooten and Disciplinary Counsel v. Bukstein), the court ordered a collections business near Cleveland and a Minnesota civil rights advocate involved in two Ohio domestic relations cases to stop engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 6, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hilburn, the court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Regina L. Hilburn for her failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 5, 2014
In State ex rel. Doner v. Zehringer, the court granted respondents’ motion for leave to file supplement to evidence and relators’ cross-motion for leave to file supplement to evidence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 5, 2014
In State ex rel. Teagarden v. Branstool, the court granted a joint motion to stay proceedings pending further order of the court. The court also ordered the parties to notify the court promptly after relator’s resentencing.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 2, 2014
In State v. Lawson, the court denied appellant’s motion for stay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2014
In U.W. v. Dept. of Youth Servs., the court granted appellant’s motion to change case caption from U.W. v. Department of Youth Services to Uranus Watkins v. Department of Youth Services.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 1, 2014
In State ex rel. Doner v. Logan, the court ordered respondents to file a response, if any, to relators’ cross-motion for leave to file supplement to evidence no later than noon May 2.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2014
In State ex rel. Doner v. Logan, the court ordered relators to file a response, if any, to respondents’ motion for leave to file supplement to evidence no later than noon May 2.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 29, 2013
In State ex rel. Doner v. Logan, the court granted respondents’ cross-motion for leave to file supplemental evidence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2014
In State ex rel. Allied Sys. Holdings, Inc. v. Donders, the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 28, 2014
In State ex rel. Doner v. Logan, the Supreme Court granted the relators’ motion for leave to file supplement to evidence. In addition, the court ordered that the relators shall file a response to the respondents’ cross-motion for leave to file its own supplement to evidence by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 28, 2014
In BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v. Haas, the court granted appellants’ motion for mediation, referred to the case to mediation, and stayed all filing deadlines for this case until further notice. The court also declared that it will not issue any decision on the merits of this case until mediation has concluded.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for April 25, 2014
In State ex rel. Doner v. Zehringer, the court ordered the respondents to file a response, if any, to the motion for leave to file supplement to evidence no later than noon on Monday, April 28.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2014
Pursuant to R.C. 3.16, the Chief Justice appointed a special commission of three retired judges to consider the suspension from public office of a Worthington Township trustee in Richland County.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 25, 2014
In State v. Lawson, the court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to the motion for stay no later than May 1.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2014
The court switched the case for which four cases were being held for a decision and noted that briefing remains stayed in all four.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2014
In State v. Prade, the Supreme Court granted appellant’s amended motion for immediate stay of execution of the judgment mandate until a determination on the jurisdictional question.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 22, 2014
In State v. Davis, the court rejected the third death-penalty appeal of a Butler County man convicted of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in 1983.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 21, 2014
In State ex rel. Scott v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Supreme Court ordered the Franklin County Board of Elections to place Sheriff Zachary Scott’s name on the primary ballot as a candidate for the Democratic Party State Central Committee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 21, 2014
In Glazer v. Chase Home Fin., L.L.C., the court granted motions for admission pro hac vice to two out-of-state attorneys.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2014
n two separate cases, the court accepted the resignations with disciplinary action pending of attorneys Joseph Anthony Mamone and William Mark Adams. In addition, the court suspended attorney Gerald Wayne Salters from the practice of law for an interim period on certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2014
In State v. Codeluppi, the Supreme Court ordered a trial court to hold a hearing to consider a woman’s request to suppress evidence gathered by police during a traffic stop in North Ridgeville.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 16, 2014
In a property appraisal case – Akron City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Revision – the court vacated the determination of value and remanded the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 15, 2014
The court dismissed the appeal in In re Complaint of Buckeye Energy Brokers v. Palmer Energy Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 14, 2014
The court released the official citations of 11 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 11, 2014
In State ex rel. Cornely v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys., the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 10, 2014
The court granted appellant’s motion for stay of the court of appeals and juvenile court proceedings in In re A.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 9, 2014
In State ex rel. Kobly v. Youngstown City Council, the special master set the schedule for filing post-hearing briefs, the timeframe for issuing his findings of fact and a written recommendation, the process for objecting to the recommendation, and noted that the Supreme Court would have final say.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 8, 2014
In State ex rel. Scott v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to the appellant’s motion to supplement the record no later than Thursday.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 7, 2014
The court dismissed State ex rel. Turner & Assocs., P.A. v. Smith because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 4, 2014
The court ordered the appellee in In re D.M. to file a response, if any, to appellant’s motion for stay of further proceedings in the juvenile court no later than April 10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 3, 2014
In State ex rel. Linnabary v. Husted, the court denied relator Steven Linnabary’s writ of mandamus to compel the Secretary of State to certify Linnabary’s candidacy as Libertarian Party candidate for Ohio attorney general in the May 6 primary election.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 2, 2014
In the expedited election case, State ex rel. Cynthia Balas-Bratton v. Hon. Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, and Stark County Board of Elections, the court ruled that the Secretary of State did not abuse his discretion or act in clear disregard of applicable law in finding that George Maier met the qualifications for Stark County Sheriff and could remain on the primary ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2014
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Damon, the court granted respondent’s motion for continuance of oral argument originally scheduled for April 8. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 1, 2014
In State v. Feldman, the court suspended William Bernard Feldman from the practice of law for an interim period based on a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 31, 2014
The court replaced 12 previously issued slip opinions with Ohio Official Reports versions and also ruled on two procedural motions in separate cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2014
The court granted the appellant’s application for dismissal in Barker v. Emergency Professional Servs., Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Land (2013-0940) the court indefinitely suspended Cincinnati Suzanne Prieur Land.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 26, 2014
In Daniel v. Daniel, the court ruled that a trial court must take the value of unvested military retirement benefits into account when dividing marital assets in a divorce.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 25, 2014
The Supreme Court disciplined two northern Ohio attorneys in separate cases of misconduct, ruling in Disciplinary Counsel v. Streeter that David Allen Streeter Jr., is suspended for two years, with the final 18 months of the suspension stayed on conditions, and in Disciplinary Counsel v. Shaw that Kenneth Norman Shaw is permanently disbarred.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 24, 2014
The court indefinitely suspended from the practice of law Scott M. Calawy on certification of default in Dayton Bar Assn. v. Calaway.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 20, 2014
The Supreme Court ordered today, sua sponte, that the court of appeals’ judgment mandate on March 19, 2014 is temporarily stayed pending the filing of a response and the resolution of the merits of appellant’s motion for stay, in State v. Prade.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 20, 2014
The court affirmed the convictions and death sentence of Charles Maxwell, a Cleveland man found guilty of the 2005 murder of Nichole McCorkle, with whom he had a child and a long-term relationship in State v. Maxwell.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 19, 2014
The Supreme Court stayed the court of appeals’ January 22 decision and any further proceedings in the juvenile court pending the resolution of the merits of appellant’s motion for stay in In re A.C.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 19, 2014
The court granted George T. Maier’s motion for leave to intervene as respondent in Balas-Bratton v. Husted. Maier’s brief and evidence are due on the same date that respondents’ briefs and evidence are due.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 19, 2014
An assistant to the Akron mayor cannot be removed as acting city police chief because there is no such position, and he does not hold the office of deputy police chief so he cannot be ousted from that position either, the court ruled in Calvaruso v. Brown.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 18, 2014
Two Board of Tax Appeals cases (Revere Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Revision and HD Dev. Co. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision) were settled and remanded to the board to implement the agreements.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 17, 2014
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Shenise, the court granted relator’s motion to dismiss the notice of appeal of the Beacon Journal Publishing Company and Phil Trexler, denied relator’s motion to hold Trexler in contempt, denied a request for a hearing by the Beacon and Trexler, and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2014
In State v. Vanzandt, the court denied appellant’s motion to reschedule oral argument set for Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2014
A juvenile court has the authority to commit a delinquent juvenile to confinement with DYS for a minimum time greater than the statutory minimum of 30 days when the juvenile has violated his supervised release, the Supreme Court ruled today in In re H.V.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 12, 2014
In State ex rel. Scripps Media, Inc. v. Hunter, the court denied appellant’s motion for a continuance to permit the assignment of the case to a new judge and further ordered, sua sponte, that the time for filing appellant’s merit brief is extended until March 24, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2014
In State v. Long, the Supreme Court ruled that a trial court must reconsider the life-without-parole sentence of a juvenile convicted of two 2009 murders in Cincinnati.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2014
The court suspended Cleveland attorney Vincent F. Gonzalez and Minford attorney Eric A. Wrage for two years with one year stayed on conditions in Disciplinary Counsel v. Gonzalez and Disciplinary Counsel v. Wrage.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2014
In State v. C.K., the court granted appellant’s motion to file the case under seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2014
In State v. Romage, the court ruled that Ohio’s child-enticement statute is unconstitutional because it prohibits a significant amount of constitutionally protected activity.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2014
A newly appointed appellate attorney has the right to view the presentence investigation report considered by the court in a defendant’s trial, according to the Supreme Court’s ruling in State v. Johnson.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 4, 2014
In Ibrahim v. Ibrahim, the court ordered that appellee shall file a response, if any, to appellant’s emergency motion for stay no later than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 4, 2014
The court granted appellant’s motion for stay of the February 12, 2014 decision of the court of appeals in In re D.P.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2014
The court issued three interim default suspensions against attorneys Mattheuw W. Oberholtzer, Robert Lawrence Johnson, and David K. Householder for their failure to answer formal complaints pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2014
The court released the official citations of 9 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 28, 2014
The court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in the Franklin County death penalty case State v. Campbell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2014
The court issued several procedural rulings, including ordering respondent in State ex rel. Ohio Civ. Rights Comm. v. McMonagle to file a response to relators’ emergency motion for peremptory or alternative writ of prohibition within 10 days of the date of this entry in accordance with S.Ct.Prac.R. 12.04.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2014
In In re D.P., the Supreme Court, upon consideration of appellant’s motion for stay of the court of appeals’ and juvenile court’s decisions, ordered the appellee to file a response by noon, March 3.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 25, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer, the court revoked a stay of Canton attorney’s Matheuw W. Oberholtzer’s 12-month suspension after finding him in contempt for failing to comply with a previous court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 24, 2014
In State ex rel. Griffin v. Sheldon, the court denied as moot petitioner’s motions for default judgment and to give notice of violation of R.C. 2725.24.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 21, 2014
In State ex rel. Rohrer v. Holzapfel, the court ordered respondents to file a response to the allegations regarding the warrants of removal by 2 p.m. February 24.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 21, 2014
The court granted a motion for admission pro hac vice for out-of-state attorney Ira L. Podheiser in Renfrow v. Norfolk S. Ry. Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 20, 2014
The court denied relators’ motion for variation of oral argument time scheduled for February 25 in State ex rel. Fox v. Walters.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 19, 2014
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor appointed a special three-judge commission to consider the suspension of Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly in In re Kelly.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 19, 2014
In State v. Anderson, the court sent a case back to an appellate court to consider the merits of an appeal from an Austintown man who is protesting an indictment that could lead to his sixth trial for a 2003 murder.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 18, 2014
In State v. Shorter, the court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to appellant’s motion for immediate stay of the court of appeals’ judgment by noon February 21.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 18, 2014
In three separate unauthorized practice of law cases, the court ruled that a real-estate agent, a man who represented a debt-consolidation company, and another man who owned a divorce-assistance company all engaged in the practice of law without having been admitted to the bar in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Jansen, Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Miller, and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hernick.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 14, 2014
The court granted motions of Champaign Wind, L.L.C. and Ohio Edison Company for leave to intervene as appellees in In re Application of Champaign Wind, L.L.C. and in In re Complaint of Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co., Inc. v. Ohio Edison Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 13, 2014
The court rejected arguments from an industrial association and a consumer advocacy group disputing and seeking refunds of hundreds of millions of dollars in electric charges collected by an Ohio power company in In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 12, 2014
The court affirmed the appellate decision in Mann v. Northgate Investors, L.L.C. and remanded the case to the trial court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 11, 2014
The court denied appellant’s motion for an emergency injunction in Clareshire Court Condominium Unit Owners' Assn. v. Montilla.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 10, 2014
In the Lake County death penalty case State v. Thomas, the court denied appellant’s motion to unseal portions of the record and ordered that the lawyers shall be permitted to review the sealed portions of the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 7, 2014
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Shenise, the court ordered the Beacon Journal Publishing Company and Phil Trexler to file a written response with the Supreme Court clerk within five days why they should not be found in contempt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 6, 2014
The court granted a joint motion for amicus curiae state of Ohio to share the oral-argument time allotted to appellees in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., which is scheduled for oral argument on February 26.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2014
The court suspended attorney Jason C. Grossman in In re Grossman from the practice of law for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 4, 2014
In the Summit County death penalty case State v. Spaulding, the court granted appellant’s motion to stay execution.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 3, 2014
In State ex rel. Indus. Energy Sys. v. Indus. Comm., the court granted appellant’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 31, 2014
In Renfrow v. Norfolk S. Ry. Co., the court denied a motion to admit an out-of-state attorney for failing to include the name and attorney registration number of an active Ohio attorney, in good standing, who has agreed to associate with the out-of-state attorney.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 30, 2014
The court granted relator’s application for dismissal in State ex rel. 4445 Ltd. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 29, 2014
In State ex rel. Kobly v. Youngstown City Council, the court set a hearing, ordered the special master to issue findings of fact and a written recommendation at the conclusion of the hearing, set an objection briefing schedule, and outlined the process to complete the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 28, 2014
In State v. Laber, the court granted appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 27, 2014
In State v. Bunch, the court ordered appellee’s response, if any, to be filed by Friday to appellant’s expedited motion to hold this case for the decisions in other cases or to consider it jointly with three different cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 27, 2014
In the Summit county death penalty case, State v. Wesson, the court granted appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed a Florida attorney to apply for reopening of the appeal from the judgment of conviction and sentence, based on a claim of ineffective assistance of appellate counsel.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 24, 2014
In State ex rel. Richfield v. Laria, the Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus and motion for clarification in a case in which the village of Richfield sought the release of sealed criminal records held by the Akron Municipal Court. The Supreme Court denied the writ because of an improper records request and because the village could have appealed the trial court’s denial of its motion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 24, 2014
In Plassman v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth., the court denied petitioner’s motion for appointment of counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 23, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Gwinn, the court publicly reprimanded Susan L. Gwinn, a former candidate for Athens County prosecuting attorney, for violating a professional conduct rule related to her misdemeanor conviction for breaking Ohio financial disclosure laws.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 22, 2014
In Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the court denied a motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2014
In Gallenstein v. Testa, the court held that the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals acted unreasonably and unlawfully when it affirmed the tax commissioner’s imposition of use tax, penalty, and interest of more than $15,000 against a Kentucky resident who occasionally operated her boat in Ohio waters.

Surpeme Court Case Announcement for January 21, 2014
In a dispute between the city of Cleveland and the state over the regulation of towing companies, the court ruled that a portion of the state law regulating tow trucks is unconstitutional in Cleveland v. State.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 16, 2014
In State v. McGlothan, the court ruled that a Euclid man was living with his girlfriend as a spouse, so his conviction for domestic violence must be reinstated.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 15, 2014
The court reinstated the conviction of a Cleveland man for a felony-level offense of domestic violence in State v. Tate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2014
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Troller, the court suspended a Mason attorney (David E. Troller) from the practice of law for 24 months, with six months stayed on conditions because he continued to serve as legal counsel for a company after being suspended for not paying his attorney registration fee and not meeting his continuing legal education requirements.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 10, 2014
The court issued an order disqualifying Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie M. Hunter from acting as a judge because of her felony indictment pursuant to Gov.Jud.R. III(6)(A).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 10, 2014
In the Summit County death penalty case, State v. Spaulding, the court ordered appellant to file his merit brief within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2014
In Dayton v. CSX Transp., Inc., the court granted a motion by an out-of-state attorney to argue this case on behalf of the appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 8, 2014
The court issued two interim default suspensions against attorneys Shawn J. Brown and Derek W. Marsteller for their failure to answer formal complaints pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 7, 2014
In State ex rel. Sierra Club v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, the court granted relator’s application for dismissal and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 6, 2014
The court released the final official versions of 11 previously released slip opinions, issued 1 motion and procedural ruling, and dismissed 1 case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 3, 2014
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Davis, Michael William Davis was reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 2, 2014
In State ex rel. Harsh v. Ringland, the court denied respondent’s motion to strike relator’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and relator’s motion to hold the case in abeyance.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2013
In Paige v. Ohio High School Athletic Assn., the court granted the motion of Christopher Wiest and James Bogen to withdraw as counsel for appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 30, 2013
The court granted the motion to purge contempt in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Davis.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 27, 2013
The court granted the motion for admission pro hac vice of Joseph S. Pass in Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO, Local 697 v. Toledo Area Regional Transit Auth. and ordered that counsel shall file a notice of permission to appear with the Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Services within 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 26, 2013
In the Preble County death penalty case State v. McGuire, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of McGuire’s sentence on January 16, 2014.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 24, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony, the court indefinitely suspended Dayton attorney Mark A. Anthony for embezzling more than $100,000 from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lebanon where he worked as a business manager.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 23, 2013
The court dismissed State v. Horton after the appellant’s $100 check to pay the filing fee was returned because of insufficient funds.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 20, 2013
In State ex rel. Cleveland Right to Life v. State of Ohio Controlling Bd., the court ruled that the Controlling Board did not violate the law when it approved the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s request for increased appropriation authority to accept federal Medicaid funds available to the state under the federal health care law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 20, 2013
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Hunter, the Supreme Court affirmed the First District Court of Appeals’ contempt order issued against Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2013
In State v. Griffin, the Supreme Court instructed an appellate court to dismiss the appeal of a Coshocton woman convicted of complicity to commit murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1990.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2013
In In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C., the court affirmed the order of the Power Siting Board to allow construction of a wind farm in Crawford and Richland counties.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 17, 2013
In State ex rel. V.K.B. v. Smith, the court ordered that a 5-year-old girl be returned to her custodial parent after ruling that the Sandusky County Juvenile Court did not properly follow the law when it granted custody to the child’s grandfather last year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 16, 2013
The court issued an interim default suspension against Loveland attorney Ronald E. Seibel for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Seibel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 13, 2013
The court granted a motion to substitute Farooz T. Namei and James F. Bogen for Joseph T. Deters, James W. Harper, and Christian J. Schaefer as counsel for appellant in Cincinnati Enquirer v. Hunter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 11, 2013
The court dismissed State v. Gripper because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 10, 2013
The court denied relators’ motion for ancillary injunctive relief in State ex rel. Swanson v. Stark Cty. Democratic Cent. Commt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 9, 2013
The court suspended attorney Edward G. Kramer from the practice of law for an interim period based on a Certified Entry of a Felony Conviction and attorney Brian W. Harter based on a Certified Default of a Child-Support Order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2013
In separate cases (Disciplinary Counsel v. Casey and Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Cleminshaw), the court determined that a former law school student and a real estate appraiser who are not attorneys engaged in the practice of law without being admitted to the bar or having appropriate certification.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2013
In Parrish v. Jones, the Supreme Court ruled that a trial court improperly issued a directed verdict in favor of a Chillicothe doctor accused of negligence in a woman’s death.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 3, 2013
In State ex rel. Ullmann v. JobsOhio, the court dismissed a complaint asking the court to force JobsOhio to produce documents requested under the state’s Public Records Act after ruling that the General Assembly has largely exempted JobsOhio from the state’s public records law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 27, 2013
In State v. Keck, the court ruled that a Marietta man’s right to confront witnesses was not violated because he stipulated to a DNA report from an expert witness who didn’t testify at trial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 26, 2013
The court referred HD Dev. Co. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation and vacated the December 3 oral argument scheduled before a master commissioner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 25, 2013
In Sullins v. Raycom Media, Inc., the court denied appellant’s (WUAB and WOIO, L.L.C.) motion to strike the second memorandum in response to jurisdiction filed by appellee (Lavelle Sullins).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 22, 2013
The court granted joint motions to remand three separate Board of Tax Appeals cases to the board.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 21, 2013
The court ordered the indefinite suspensions of two real estate attorneys for violating rules of professional conduct in Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Wagner and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Wrentmore.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 20, 2013
In Wagner v. Ohio State Univ. Med. Ctr., the court voted 5-2 not to accept the case for review with Justices Paul E. Pfeifer and William M. O’Neill dissenting. Justice O’Neill dissented with opinion.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2013
In State v. Holdcroft, the Supreme Court ruled that a trial court cannot resentence an offender to postrealease control if the offender has already served his prison time for the offense – even if the offender remains in prison for other offenses.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 19, 2013
The court ruled in Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. that a teacher’s firing was valid because his refusal to eliminate religious symbols from the classroom – excluding a Bible – was insubordination.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 18, 2013
The court ordered that an oral argument in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against O’Toole will be held, although a date will be scheduled later. In addition, the court ordered that no additional briefing will be permitted. Respondent has appealed the public reprimand issued by the five-judge commission for violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 15, 2013
The court rejected the recommended six-month suspension from the practice of law for former Judge Harland Hale and remanded the cause to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 14, 2013
In Chiro v. Foley, the court ordered appellee to file a response to appellant’s motion for stay of execution no later than noon on November 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2013
In remanding State v. Washington, the Supreme Court ruled that when a court decides whether to merge multiple offenses during sentencing, it has a duty to review the complete record, including arguments made at the sentencing hearing.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2013
The court lifted the stay of briefing in State v. Radcliff (Case Nos. 2012-1985 and 2013-0004), ordered the transmittal of the record from the appeals court, and ordered the parties to file two originals of each required brief because the cases had already been consolidated.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 12, 2013
The court issued an interim default suspension against attorney Robert C. Cordrick for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline in Disciplinary Counsel v. Cordrick.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 8, 2013
The court set an execution date in State v. Jackson for January 21, 2016.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 7, 2013
In Boice v. Ottawa Hills, the court ruled that a village couple’s property purchased nearly 40 years ago as a lot on which a home could be built may now be sold as a buildable lot in spite of being slightly smaller than what the current ordinances allow.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2013
In State ex rel. Swanson v. Maier, the court ordered the removal from office of the Stark County sheriff because he does not meet the legal qualifications.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2013
The court ruled today in Cullen v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. that a class-action lawsuit alleging that an insurance company did not disclose the option to replace damaged windshields to its policyholders does not meet the legal requirements for a class action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 4, 2013
The court referred two cases to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 1, 2013
The Chief Justice named three retired judges to a special commission pursuant to R.C. 3.16(C) to consider whether the Fairfield County clerk of courts should be suspended in In re Smalley.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 31, 2013
In Cleveland Right to Life, Inc. v. State of Ohio Controlling Bd., the court granted relators’ motion to expedite consideration, and the court issued an alternative writ setting a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 31, 2013
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Lawrence, the court suspended the law license of Cincinnati attorney Joy Lawrence for one year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2013
In State v. Clark, the court ruled that the Confrontation Clause of the U.S. Constitution bars the admission of statements made by a 3-year-old child to a preschool teacher identifying an alleged perpetrator of child abuse when there is no ongoing emergency and when the teacher acts with the primary purpose of gathering information related to past criminal conduct.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2013
In ProgressOhio.org, Inc. v. JobsOhio, the court denied the motion of amicus curiae, Victoria E. Ullmann, to participate in oral argument scheduled for Wednesday, November 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 28, 2013
In the Summit County death penalty case State v. Phillips, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on November 14.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 25, 2013
In Cleveland Right to Life. v. State of Ohio Controlling Board, the court ordered sua sponte that the respondents shall file a response to the motion to expedite no later than 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 25, 2013
In Clareshire Court Condominium Unit Owners’ Assn. v. Montilla, the court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution of judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2013
In Moretz v. Muakkassa, the court ruled that several errors made in the malpractice case of an Akron doctor deprived him of a fair trial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 23, 2013
The statute requiring employee-union picketers to give their employers ten days’ notice does not apply to picketing that is only informational in nature, the court ruled today in Mahoning Edn. Assn. of Dev. Disabilities v. State Emp. Relations Bd.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 22, 2013
In State v. Roberts, the court vacated the death sentence of a Trumbull County woman for the second time and returned the case to the trial court for a second resentencing.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 21, 2013
The court issued an interim suspension against Delaware attorney Aaron R. Scheeler for defaulting on his child-support obligations In re Scheeler.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 18, 2013
In State ex rel. Davis v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court ordered the board to include Darrita Davis on the November 5 ballot as an independent candidate for Akron City Council.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 17, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. O’Malley, the court indefinitely suspended Westlake attorney Joseph P. O’Malley from the practice of law for concealing a felony (misprision), improperly influencing a judge, and making a materially false statement to agents conducting a federal investigation into corruption in Cuyahoga County.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 16, 2013
In Pauley v. Circleville, the court ruled that under state law a city is immune from liability for injuries resulting from a sledding accident on a pile of topsoil, which was being stored in a city park and contained debris.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 15, 2013
The court disapproved Michigan attorney Christopher Webber’s pending application for admission to the Ohio bar without examination and terminated his registration for corporate status in In re Application of Webber.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 14, 2013
The court released five official versions of opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 11, 2013
The court granted motions for appointment of counsel and ordered the appointment of the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant in State v. Schleiger (2013-0743) and State v. Schleiger (2013-1046).

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 10, 2013
The court issued opinions in two expedited election cases from Hamilton County and Mahoning County.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 10, 2013
In State v. Tate, the court granted a motion of amicus curiae Cuyahoga County Public Defender to share the October 23 oral argument time allotted to appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2013
In State ex rel. Nissan of N. Olmsted v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the court granted respondents’ motions to dismiss.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 8, 2013
The court issued an interim default child-support order suspension against Gates Mills attorney Gary M. Goins for his failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline in In re Goins.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 7, 2013
The court granted a motion by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for leave to redact personal identifiers in an entry of a default-of-child-support order in In re Goins.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 4, 2013
The court denied appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel in State ex rel. Nickelson v. Bowling.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 3, 2013
The court referred four cases to mediation and returned three cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 2, 2013
The court denied as moot appellant’s filing of a motion for stay and abeyance in State v. Richardson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 1, 2013
The court granted motions to admit four out-of-state attorneys in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 30, 2013
The court denied appellant’s motion for the full court to hear oral argument in Brooklyn City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 27, 2013
The court granted appellee’s motion to appoint the Office of the Public Defender as counsel in State v. Straley and appointed Valerie Kunze to represent appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Harris, the court ruled that an attorney practicing in federal courts in Ohio is not subject to Ohio disciplinary rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2013
The court agreed to hear the discretionary appeal raised in proposition of law No. I in Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Falfas.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 24, 2013
The court disbarred Canton attorney Agatha M. Williams from the practice of law in Ohio in Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Williams.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 23, 2013
The court issued an interim default suspension against Florida attorney Deneen M. Marrelli for her failure to answer a formal complaint pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline in Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Marrelli.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 20, 2013
The court granted a motion to reschedule oral argument in Panther II Transp., Inc. v. Seville Bd. of Income Tax Rev. and moved it from November 5 to December 11. In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Lyons, the court also granted respondent’s request to hold an oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 19, 2013
In State v. Kareski, the court ruled that when a trial court’s improper judicial notice is the only evidence that proves the state’s case, double jeopardy bars a retrial.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2013
The court ruled in State ex rel. Estate of Sziraki v. Admr., Bur. of Workers’ Comp that a quadriplegic worker’s estate did not establish a clear legal right to the full award it sought because it filed for workers’ compensation benefits posthumously.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 17, 2013
The court denied as moot relator’s motion to strike the motion to dismiss in State ex rel. Elmwood Place v. Ruehlman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 16, 2013
The court denied a motion to vary the time for oral argument of Mason City School District, Board of Education in Mason City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 13, 2013
The court granted a joint motion to remand Bedford Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 12, 2013
The court granted a joint motion to remand Madison Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Lake Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 11, 2013
The court granted a joint application to dismiss Adae v. State and remanded the case to the Ohio Court of Claims.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 10, 2013
The court returned State ex rel. Evert v. Indus. Comm. to the regular docket from mediation and set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 9, 2013
The court granted writs in two separate cases that will enable candidates to appear on the November election ballot in State ex rel. Coughlin v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections and State ex rel. Yeager v. Richland Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 9, 2013
The court determined that In re C.C. involves the termination of parental rights/adoption and ordered that it proceed according to the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio that pertain to the termination of parental rights.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Septmeber 6, 2013
In State v. Belew, the court granted a joint motion to supplement the record with the presentence investigation report, which it ordered the clerk to do within 14 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 5, 2013
In Bank of New York Mellon v. Loudermilk, the court declined to accept jurisdiction of the appeal and denied appellants’ motion for immediate stay of the court of appeals judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 5, 2013
In State v. Ricks, the court ruled that admitting an alleged accomplice’s statements through the testimony of an investigating officer violated a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and Article I, Section 10, of the Ohio Constitution.

Surpeme Court Case Announcement for September 4, 2013
In two separate disciplinary cases, the court issued a 12-month stayed suspension against one attorney and publicly reprimanded another attorney.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 3, 2013
In State ex rel. Miller v. Ohio State Hwy. Patrol, the court ruled that the Ohio State Highway Patrol must demonstrate that materials withheld from a public records request are in fact exempt from disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Act.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 30, 2013
The court accepted the resignation from the practice of law of attorney James Walter Westfall Jr. with disciplinary action pending in In re Resignation of Westfall.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2013
In State v. Campbell, the court ordered appellant to show cause within 20 days why this appeal should not be dismissed as the appellant has already had one direct appeal of right to the court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2013
In three separate disciplinary cases, the court issued two indefinite suspensions from the practice of law and a one-year suspension with six months stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2013
The court granted Industrial Energy Users-Ohio’s motion to protect trade secrets after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio renewed its 18-month seal of the documents in In re Fuel Adjustment Clauses for Columbus S. Power Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 26, 2013
The court granted motions from Toledo Edison Company and Ohio Power Company for leave to intervene as appellees in two separate Public Utilities Commission cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 23, 2013
The court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution of the judgment of the Wayne County Court of Appeals in State v. Maynard.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 22, 2013
The court denied the appellant’s motion to consolidate appeals in State v. Amos.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2013
In a Franklin County death penalty case, State v. Campbell, the court granted appellant’s motion for an extension of time to transmit the record and ordered it be filed by September 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 19, 2013
The court granted appellant’s motion to replace the supplement in State ex rel. Rodgers v. Pat Salmon & Sons, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 16, 2013
The court referred five cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 14, 2013
In DeGarmo v. Worthington City Schools Bd. of Edn., the court granted appellant’s motion to redact the information identified in her motion as subject to an agreed protection order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2013
The court granted appellee’s motion to set an execution date and set it for November 17, 2015 in State v. Jackson, an Allen County death penalty case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 12, 2013
The court denied appellant an application for leave in In re Samuel L. Buoscio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 8, 2013
The court granted respondent leave to file a motion to dissolve interim remedial suspension in Akron Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Walkley and ordered the motion to be filed in 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 7, 2013
The court denied relator’s request for emergency relief in Elmwood Place v. Ruehlman because there’s an adequate remedy at law in the companion jurisdictional appeal. The merits of the case will be considered in the ordinary course according to the Rules of Practice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 6, 2013
The court denied appellant’s (Bernard R. Keith’s) motion in State ex rel. Keith v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth. to assign the Office of the Ohio Public Defender to represent him.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 5, 2013
The court denied as moot motions to vacate sentence and stay of execution in State v. Slagle due to the death of the appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 5, 2013
The court released the final official versions of nine previously released slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 2, 2013
The court denied appellant’s motion for stay of the court of appeals mandate in Brammer v. Brammer.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 31, 2013
The court ordered that the appellee, the State of Ohio, shall file a response to the motion to vacate the sentence in State v. Slagle no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 31, 2013
The court ordered that the monitored disciplinary probation of respondent, David L. Martin, is terminated in Toledo Bar Assn. v. Martin.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for July 30, 2013
The court ordered that the appellee, the State of Ohio, shall file a response to the motion for stay of execution in State v. Slagle no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 30, 2013
The court, sua sponte, ordered that appelles’ memorandum in response to jurisdiction shall be filed no later than Tuesday, August 13, 2013, and appellants may file a reply to appellees’ memorandum in response no later than Thursday, August 15, 2013 in McQueen v. Dohoney.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2013
The court granted a motion to expedite consideration of the motion for stay of the court of appeals’ mandate in Brammer v. Brammer and ordered that a response to the motion for stay shall be filed no later than 9 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2013
The court suspended attorney Scott M. Calaway from the practice of law for an interim period after he failed to file an answer to the formal complaint certified to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2013
In Bernard v. Unemp. Comp. Rev. Comm., the court ruled that pay that a worker deferred to a flexible spending account does not count as ‘wages’ in determining unemployment eligibility.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2013
The court accepted for review State ex rel. Walgate v. Kasich but held the case for a decision in ProgressOhio.org, Inc. v. JobsOhio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 23, 2013
In Crown Communication, Inc. v. Testa, the court ruled that a company can choose how it will appeal a final personal property tax assessment by the State Tax Commissioner to the State Board of Tax Appeals when the commissioner issues a final assessment but mistakenly encloses instructions about how to appeal a preliminary assessment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 22, 2013
The court reinstated attorney Elbert R. Pringle to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 19, 2013
The court granted motions for leave to intervene as appellees of the Ohio Gas Marketers Group and the Retail Energy Supply Association and of Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc., in In re Application to Modify Exemption Granted to Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2013
In Leopold v. Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging Co., the court ruled that a statement made by a patient to emergency room personnel relating to the cause of an accident is not protected by the physician-patient privilege in a separate lawsuit if the patient files a claim for indemnity or contribution and it relates causally or historically to injuries relevant in that action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2013
In State v. Lalain, the court clarified that the amount of restitution ordered by a trial court in a criminal case cannot be greater than the economic loss suffered as a “direct and proximate result” of the commission of the offense, as specified by the legislature.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 16, 2013
In Stammco, L.L.C., v. United Tel. Co. of Ohio, the Supreme Court ruled that the trial court did not err by considering merit issues in a ruling that a “phone cramming” lawsuit cannot be pursued as a class action.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 15, 2013
In State ex rel. Calvaruso v. Brown, the court granted a joint motion for leave to clarify the record, denied a motion for leave to replace an existing exhibit, and granted a motion for leave to redact the exhibit.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2013
In two separate disciplinary cases, the court terminated the probation for attorney Timothy A. Smith and reinstated attorney James Alexander Jr. to the practice of law in Ohio with a one-year monitored probation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 11, 2013
In the Cuyahoga County death penalty case State v. Slagle, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on August 7.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2013
The court issued a merit decision without written opinion in State ex rel. Ohio Real Estate Auctions, L.L.C. v. Burt and granted respondent’s motion to dismiss.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 9, 2013
The court granted the joint motion for leave to intervene of the Ohio Gas Marketers Group and the Retail Energy Supply Association as appellees in re Application to Modify Exemption Granted to E. Ohio Gas Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 8, 2013
The court suspended two attorneys on an interim basis for failing to answer formal complaints against them before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 3, 2013
The court returned Heidecker v. Ashtabula Cty. Bd. of Revision to the regular docket from mediation and ordered appellants to show cause within 14 days why the appeal should not be dismissed for failure to timely file their notice of appeal with the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 2, 2013
The court granted respondent’s request to extend the time to file a response to the complaint for a writ of mandamus and prohibition by a week to noon July 8 in State ex rel. Ohio Real Estate Auctions, L.L.C. v. Burt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 2, 2013
The court referred two cases to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 28, 2013
In In re Comm. Rev. of Capacity Charges of Ohio Power Co., the court granted FirstEnergy Solution Corp.’s motion to change party designation to an appellant/cross-appellee for the purposes of this appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2013
The court granted appellee’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office in State v. White.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 26, 2013
In State ex rel. Ohio Real Estate Auctions, L.L.C. v. Burt, the court ordered respondent to file a response to the complaint for a writ of mandamus and prohibition by July 1.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 26, 2013
The court granted an alternative writ in State ex rel. Flanagan v. Lucas and set a briefing schedule for presentation of evidence and filing of briefs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 25, 2013
The court reinstated attorney John P. Antony to the practice of law in Ohio in Disciplinary Counsel v. Antony.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 24, 2013
The court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2013
The court suspended attorney Darren L. Courtney in In re Courtney from the practice of law for an interim period based on a Certified Entry of Felony Conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2013
The court ordered the parties in In re Fuel Adjustment Clauses for Columbus S. Power Co. to show cause within 15 days why the motion for protective order seeking to protect trade secret information should not be denied as moot because the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio already granted the seal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2013
The court issued a merit decision without written opinion in State v. Sowell and remanded the Cuyahoga County case to the court of appeals for further proceedings on the merits. This decision does not affect Sowell’s death penalty case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 18, 2013
In State v. Steele, the court upheld a police officer’s conviction for witness intimidation and reinstated convictions for abduction based on the arrest and jailing of a juvenile he knew was innocent.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2013
The court granted a motion for leave to intervene as appellee of the East Ohio Gas Company, d.b.a. Dominion East Ohio in In re Application to Modify Exemption Granted to E. Ohio Gas Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Leksan, the court indefinitely suspended Cincinnati Attorney Thomas J. Leksan from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 12, 2013
In State v. Forrest, the court ruled that a three-judge panel may determine whether an intra-district conflict exists, en banc review required.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 11, 2013
In State v. Willan, the court ruled that the “RICO” sentencing statute is not ambiguous, and a mandatory 10-year sentence applies when a pattern of corrupt activity includes any first-degree felony.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 10, 2013
The court released the official citations of nine cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 7, 2013
The court terminated the probation of Springfield attorney Lisa J. Niles in Disciplinary Counsel v. Niles.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2013
In Chiquita Brands Internatl., Inc. v. Natl. Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, the court granted motions to admit six out-of-state attorneys.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2013
The court issued a merit decision without written opinion in State v. Jackson and remanded the Trumbull County death penalty case to the court of appeals for further proceedings on the merits.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 4, 2013
In Armstrong v. John R. Jurgensen Co., the court ruled that Workers’ Compensation covers an injured employee’s mental condition only if that condition was caused by the claimant’s compensable physical injury.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 3, 2013
The court granted appellant’s motion for the full court to hear oral argument in HIN, L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, an appeal from the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2013
The court referred State ex rel. Hoffman v. Indus. Comm. to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 30, 2013
On recommendation from the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, the court publicly reprimanded Daniel Scott White in Akron Bar Assn. v. White.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 29, 2013
In State v. Graham, the Supreme Court held that statements obtained from ODNR employees under threat of job loss were properly suppressed in criminal proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 28, 2013
In Countrywide Home Loans Servicing v. Nichpor, the Supreme Court ruled that a foreclosure action may not be dismissed under civil rule after the court has entered judgment granting the foreclosure and order of sale.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2013
In State v. Jackson, the court denied as moot appellant’s motion to consider exhibit G-10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2013
In King v. King, the court denied as moot appellee Laura Craig’s motion to dismiss memorandum in support of jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2013
The court will not accept for review the appeal in State v. Widmer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 21, 2013
In Marusa v. Erie Ins. Co., the court ruled that insurance policy language does not preclude uninsured motorist coverage for damage caused by a government driver.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 20, 2013
The court returned In re Application to Modify Exemption Granted to E. Ohio Gas Co. to the regular docket from mediation and deemed filed appellant’s merit brief, the appendix to appellant’s merit brief, and the supplement to the brief even though they were filed in error while this case was in mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Terbeek, the court permanently disbarred Columbus attorney Jeffrey Lee Terbeek for misappropriating to his own use funds he held in escrow for an individual who sold a business to Terbeek’s client.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 15, 2013
In State v. Athon, the court ruled that a criminal defendant’s public records request for information that is subject to discovery triggers the state’s right to demand reciprocal discovery.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 14, 2013
Anderson v. Barclay’s Capital Real Estate, Inc., the court ruled the a residential mortgage servicing company is not a “supplier” subject to the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 13, 2013
The court released the official citations of 19 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2013
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Davie, the court ordered respondent to appear in person on June 5 at 9 a.m. to show cause why he should not be held in contempt.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. McNeal, the court reinstated attorney Earl D. McNeal to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2013
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Lyons, the court granted an alternative writ and set an evidence and briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2013
The court suspended attorney Dawn T. Haynes in In re Haynes from the practice of law for an interim period based on a Certified Entry of Felony Conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 6, 2013
In Riscatti v. Prime Properties Ltd. Partnership, the court granted appellant’s motion for leave to file a second supplement to the merit briefs and ordered them to be filed in 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2013
The court appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant for the purposes of filing an application for reopening in the death penalty case State v. Jones.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2013
In State v. Noling, the Supreme Court ruled that a trial court must consider current versions of statutes in ruling on an inmate’s application for new DNA testing of biological material in a death penalty case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2013
In State v. Deanda, the court ruled that felonious assault by causing “serious physical harm” is a lesser included offense of attempted murder.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 30, 2013
In State v. Smith, the court ruled that a conviction for violating a civil protection order requires the state to show that the defendant was served with the order before the alleged violation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2013
The court released the official citations of 16 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 25, 2013
n State v. Bates, the court denied appellant’s motion to stay the appeals court’s decision and request for bond pending appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2013
The special master assigned to State ex rel. Kobly v. Youngstown City Councilset a schedule for the filing of evidence in the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2013
In State ex rel. Luken v. Corp. for Findlay Market of Cincinnati, the court ruled that rents charged to vendors by a corporation that manages a city market are trade secrets and exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2013
In Estate of Johnson v. Randall Smith, Inc., the court ruled that evidence of a doctor’s sympathetic statement to a patient is barred by the “apology statute” in any malpractice suit filed after 2004.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2013
In State ex rel. Motor Carrier Serv., Inc. v. Rankin, the court ruled that the ‘at cost’ provision of the Public Records Act does not trump the $5 Bureau of Motor Vehicles fee for an unredacted copy of an employee’s commercial driver license record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2013
The court indefinitely suspended attorneys Jeffrey A. Carr and Kevin M. Hunt from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 16, 2013
The court indefinitely suspended attorney Charles McGowan from the practice of law in Ohio in Columbus Bar Assn. v. McGowan.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 15, 2013
The court referred five cases to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 11, 2013
The court reinstated attorney Christopher J. Burchinal to the practice of law in Ohio, with an 18-month monitored probation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 10, 2013
In State v. Smith, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on May 1.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 9, 2013
In State v. Williams, the court struck pages from the appellant’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction that exceed the page limit.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 8, 2013
The court denied vexatious litigator Gregory T. Howard’s motions for leave to reopen nine cases that were once pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2013
The court granted motions to suspend the briefing schedule in two public utility cases until the court rules on motions to dismiss and consolidate the cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 4, 2013
In State v. Neyland, the court ordered the clerk of court for Wood County to supplement the record with all jury questionnaires within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2013
In Thrifty Propane, Inc. v. Natl. Propane Gas Assn., the court granted a motion for admission for out-of-state attorney Caroline P. Gately.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 1, 2013
The court released the final official versions of 24 previously released slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 29, 2013
The court ordered that appellee shall file a response, if any, no later than Thursday, April 4, 2013 in State v. Brown.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2013
The court reinstated Joseph Gregory Stafford to the practice of law in the state of Ohio in Disciplinary Counsel v. Stafford.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2013
The court set an execution date for Alva Earl Campbell Jr. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in State v. Campbell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2013
The court announced 6 merit decisions without opinions, issued 12 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 4 cases, declined to hear 53 cases, and denied motions for reconsideration in 6 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 26, 2013
The court granted the motion of appellant and amicus curiae, the Ohio Association for Justice, to present oral arguments and share the time allotted to appellant in Ries v. Ohio State Univ. Med. Ctr.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 22, 2013
In the death penalty case State v. Maxwell, the court ordered, sua sponte, that the parties shall file supplemental briefs addressing Proposition of Law No. XV as now applicable in light of recent federal decisions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 22, 2013
The court ordered interim default suspensions against Canton attorney Celeste M. DeHoff, Vandalia attorney David A. Raines, and Cincinnati attorney Sharri U. Rammelsberg for their failure to answer formal complaints pending before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 21, 2013
The court reversed the appeals court’s judgment in State v. Darmond and remanded the case to the trial court.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 20, 2013
In State v. Johnson, the court granted appellant’s emergency motion for stay of the briefing schedule in the court of appeals pending resolution of the certified conflict filed in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 20, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Talikka, the court suspended attorney Leo Johnny Talikka from the practice of law in Ohio for two years with the second year stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 19, 2013
In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Brown-Daniels, the court suspended attorney Barbara Charmagne Brown-Daniels from the practice of law in Ohio for one year, with the second six months of the suspension stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 18, 2013
The court released the official citations of nine cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2013
In Panther II Transp., Inc. v. Seville Bd. of Income Tax Rev., the court ordered that the Village of Seville Board of Income Tax Review, Central Collection Agency, and Nassim M. Lynch shall proceed as appellants in the consolidated appeals, and all remaining parties shall proceed as appellees.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 14, 2013
In the case In re Application of E. Ohio Gas Co., the court ordered that the rate in effect prior to the commission’s orders in the underlying case shall be charged as the interim rate, which will go into effect upon East Ohio Gas Company, d.b.a. Dominion East Ohio, filing a revised tariff with the commission and the commission accepting the tariff.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2013
The court found an Akron attorney in contempt and lifted a stay of a six-month license suspension because the attorney failed to comply with a court order in Akron Bar Assn. V. Carr. The court also accepted the resignation of three other attorneys with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 13, 2013
The court ordered appellee in State v. Johnson to file a response to appellant’s emergency motion for stay of briefing schedule in the court of appeals pending resolution of the certified conflict filed in the Supreme Court by March 19.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2013
The court granted a motion to dismiss appeal as improvidently allowed in CSAHA/UHHS-Canton, Inc. v. Aultman Health Found.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2013
The court suspended attorney John C. Stewart from the practice of law for two years, with the second year of the suspension stayed on conditions in Toledo Bar Assn. v. Stewart.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2013
Based upon two applications for dismissal, the court dismissed two cases: In re Comm. Investigation into the Provision of Nontraditional Lifeline Serv. by Competitive Eligible Telecommunications Carriers and Malin v. Ohio Turnpike Comm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2013
In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Farah, the court revoked Michigan attorney Asad S. Farah’s probation and lifted the previously imposed stay of the one-year suspension.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2013
The court disapproved Jay M. Wiseman’s pending application to take the bar examination and forever barred him from applying for the privilege to practice law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2013
In separate disciplinary actions, the court disbarred Cleveland attorney Kenneth J. Freeman and indefinitely suspended Dayton attorney Andrew F. Siehl.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2013
The court affirmed the appeals court’s judgment in State ex rel. Grinnell v. Reece.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2013
The court released the official citations of 22 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2013
The court granted relator’s application for dismissal in Jackson v. O’Brien.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 28, 2013
The court terminated the probation of attorney Geoffrey L. Oglesby and reinstated to the practice of law attorney Frederick B. Johnson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 27, 2013
The court dismissed two cases (State ex rel. Cannon v. Bunting and State v. Agnew) because of missed filing deadlines.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 26, 2013
In State v. Hardin, the court granted appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel and appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 25, 2013
The court granted motions for admission for three out-of-state attorneys in Art’s Rental Equip., Inc. v. Bear Creek Constr., L.L.C.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 22, 2013
The court granted respondent’s motion to stay the January 10 order of the five-judge commission and the payment of the fine, costs, and attorney fees in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Stormer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 22, 2013
In O’Farrell v. Landis, the Chief Justice ordered the entire record to be filed with the clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives as the submission of evidence has been completed. O’Farrell is contesting the results of the November 2012 election for state representative from the 98th Ohio House District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 21, 2013
The court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in Huber Hts. City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Montgomery Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 20, 2013
The court ordered that any response to respondent’s motion to stay the January 10 order of the five-judge commission shall be filed by 9 a.m. February 22 in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Stormer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 20, 2013
In State v. Landrum, the court denied a motion to set an execution date and a renewed motion to set an execution date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 19, 2013
The court granted motions for leave by five parties to intervene as appellees and denied a motion for leave by one party to intervene as an appellant in In re Mercantile Customer Pilot Program for Integration of Customer Energy Efficiency or Peak-Demand Reduction Programs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 15, 2013
The court set an execution date in State v. Van Hook for March 12, 2015.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 14, 2013
The court denied appellants’ emergency motion to stay the court of appeals’ judgment and imminent trial proceedings in Malin v. Ohio Turnpike Comm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 14, 2013
The court indefinitely suspended Gary R. Axner from the practice of law in Ohio in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Axner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 13, 2013
The court indefinitely suspended April M. Bogdanski from the practice of law in Ohio in Disciplinary Counsel v. Bogdanski.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 12, 2013
In State v. Treesh, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on March 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 11, 2013
In State ex rel. Nichols v. Gardner, the court granted relator’s application for dismissal and denied the request to impose sanctions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 8, 2013
The court issued rulings on procedural motions in three cases, including in Anderson v. Barclays Capital Real Estate Inc. (2011-0908) in which the court granted a joint motion of respondent and amicus curiae state of Ohio for divided argument time scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 7, 2013
In State v. G.G. (2013-0229), the court denied the appellant’s motion for stay.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for February 6, 2013
The court ordered that the appellee shall file a response to the appellant’s motion to stay no later than Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 12 p.m. in State v. G.G.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 6, 2013
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Lyons, the court granted an alternative writ and set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 5, 2013
The court granted motions to purge contempt in Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Church and Cuyahoga Bar Assn. v. Church.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 4, 2013
In McDonald’s Corp. v. Union Cty. Bd. of Revision, the court denied appellant’s motion for oral argument before a Special Master.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for February 1, 2013
The court set a briefing schedule to consider respondent’s appeal of the five-judge commission’s decision in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Stormer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 31, 2013
In five separate attorney disciplinary cases, the court denied an application to terminate probation, granted a petition for reinstatement, issued a suspension, granted a motion to strike an objection to the court increasing the recommended sanction, and denied a motion to redact order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 30, 2013
In Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Oil & Gas Comm., the court granted a writ of prohibition barring the commission from taking any further action in case in which it acted without jurisdiction in deciding a 2012 appeal of a drilling permit that had been issued by the chief of the Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 29, 2013
The court granted a stay of execution in State v. Jones, a Summit County death penalty case, that will remain in effect until the exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 28, 2013
The court denied the relators’ motion for emergency stay and motion for expedited alternative writ in State ex rel. Kinast v. Forchione.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 28, 2013
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Harris, the court granted relator’s motion to be scheduled as the first oral argument to be heard on February 26.

Supreme Court Fourth Case Announcement for January 25, 2013
The court ordered respondent in State ex rel. Kinast v. Forchione to file a response to relators’ motion for emergency stay and expedited alternative writ by noon on January 28.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 25, 2013
In O’Farrell v. Landis, the Chief Justice denied the motion by the Holmes County Board of Elections to be dismissed as a party. O’Farrell is contesting the results of the November 2012 election for state representative from the 98th Ohio House District.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 25, 2013
The court set an execution date in State v. Wogenstahl for May 14, 2015.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 25, 2013
Previously held for a decision in State v. Craig, which was dismissed because the death row inmate died, the court ordered the briefing to proceed in State v. Hardin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 24, 2013
The Supreme Court accepted appeals in CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Schippel and Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co., N.A. v. Shaffer and remanded the cases to the Sixth District Court of Appeals and the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, respectively, for application of the Supreme Court’s decision in Fed. Home Loan Mtge. Corp. v. Schwartzwald.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 23, 2013
The court accepted the discretionary appeal on Proposition of Law No. III in ProgressOhio.org, Inc. v. JobsOhio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 22, 2013
In O’Farrell v. Landis, the court ordered all parties to file any response to the motion to dismiss by Holmes County Board of Elections by noon January 24. O’Farrell is contesting the results of the November 2012 election for state representative from the 98th Ohio House District.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 22, 2013
The Court referred four cases to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 18, 2013
In State v. Maxwell, the court ordered the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts to supplement the record with the jury questionnaires within 20 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 17, 0213
In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Lyons, the court ordered that relator may file a response to respondent’s suggestion of mootness by 1 p.m. January 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 17, 2013
In separate disciplinary cases, the court found Toledo attorney Jeffrey T. Lowden in contempt and denied applications for reinstatement from Euclid attorney Steven A. Freedman.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 16, 2013
In O’Farrell v. Landis, the court denied motions filed by contestor Joshua O’Farrell seeking to compel production of ballots, to extend the deadline by which evidence must be submitted pursuant to R.C. 3515.16, and for leave to file a statement to supplement his motion to compel. O’Farrell is contesting the results of the November 2012 election for state representative from the 98th Ohio House District.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 16, 2013
The court ordered appellant in State v. Lindstrom to file a response to appellee’s motion to dismiss the appeal as being frivolous and motion to dismiss the appeal as being improvidently granted by January 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 16, 2013
The court announced merit decisions with opinions in five separate cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 15, 2013
The court ordered appellant in Marion Forum, L.L.C. v. Lynick Ents., Inc. to file a response to the motion for cash bond by January 17.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 14, 2013
The court granted appellant’s unopposed motion for stay of the court of appeals’ judgment until May 1, 2013 in ATS Inst. of Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program v. Ohio Bd. of Nursing.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 11, 2013
The court dismissed two cases against Donald L. Craig, a death row inmate, because he died.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 10, 2013
The five-judge commission in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Elinore Marsh Stormer ruled that the record supports the findings of the hearing panel that the respondent violated Jud.Cond.R. 4.4(E) and that the hearing panel did not abuse its discretion in reaching its recommendation. The commission also ordered respondent to pay attorney fees and costs of the proceedings before the hearing panel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 10, 2013
In State v. Clark, the court granted a joint motion of appellant and amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine to share the January 23 oral argument time allotted to appellant.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for January 9, 2013
In O’Farrell v. Landis, the court granted contestor’s motion to direct the clerk of the court to serve the complaint and summons upon respondents and set the schedule for respondents’ answer and contestor’s reply.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for January 9, 2013
The court ordered appellee in ATS Inst. of Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program v. Ohio Bd. of Nursing to file a response, if any, to appellant’s motion for stay of the court of appeals’ judgment and motion to expedite ruling on the motion to stay by January 11.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 9, 2013
In three separate cases, the court reinstated James R. Hartke to the practice of law, publicly reprimanded John M. Coyne, and suspended Dale A. Brinker from the practice of law for one year.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 8, 2013
The court dismissed Whitt v. Coshocton Common Pleas Court because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 7, 2013
The court released the final official versions of 17 previously released slip opinions. The court also ordered that U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Higgins is stayed pending resolution of the bankruptcy case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 3, 2013
In O’Farrell v. Landis, the court ordered contestee to file a response to the amended motion for order to hand count and/or permit inspection of certain ballots by 10 a.m. January 7.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for January 2, 2013
The court granted relator’s motion to waive requirement of monitoring attorney in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hauck.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 31, 2012
The court denied respondent’s motion for oral argument in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against O’Toole.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for December 26, 2012
The court granted contestor’s motion to appoint Aaron Fisher to serve subpoenas on behalf of the contestor in O'Farrell v. Landis.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 26, 2012
The court denied appellants’ motion to stay the imposition of disposition pending appeal in In re M.D. and B.D.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 26, 2012
The court affirmed the appeals court’s judgment in State v. G.L. on the authority of In re M.W.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 24, 2012
The court issued a procedural ruling in O’Farrell v. Landis (2012-2151).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 24, 2012
The court dismissed State ex rel. Perdue v. DeWeese because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 21, 2012
In the case In re M.D. and B.D., the court ordered that appellee shall file a response to the emergency motion to stay no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2012.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 20, 2012
The court reinstated Maumee attorney Robert B. Scott and Lebanon attorney Joshua A. Engel to the practice of law in Ohio. Scott is also subject to a six-month monitored probation period.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 19, 2012
The court denied motions for reconsideration in 10 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 18, 2012
The court issued decisions in four cases that were held on the authority of other recently decided cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 17, 2012
The court declined jurisdiction to hear Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Messina.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 14, 2012
In In re A.G. (2012-2097) the court ordered, sua sponte, that appellee shal file a response to appellant's motion for stay no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 12 p.m.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 14, 2012
The Supreme Court reversed the appeals court’s judgment in In re C.T. on the authority of State v. Williams.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 13, 2012
The court denied cross-appellee’s motion to supplement the record in State v. Willan.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 12, 2012
The court permanently disbarred Cincinnati attorney Robert L. Schwartz from the practice of law in Ohio in Disciplinary Counsel v. Schwartz.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 11, 2012
The court reinstated Holland attorney Harvey C. Miller to the practice of law in the state of Ohio in Toledo Bar Assn. v. Miller.

Supreme Court C ase Announcement for December 10, 2012
The court suspended Columbus attorney Aristotle R. Matsa from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction in In re Matsa.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 7, 2012
The court issued a six-month stayed suspension on conditions for attorney Michael Motylinski in Disciplinary Counsel v. Motylinski.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 7, 2012
The court ruled that using Commercial Activity Tax revenues from the sale of motor vehicle fuel for non-highway purposes is unconstitutional in Beaver Excavating Co. v. Levin.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 6, 2012
The court announced decisions in three cases that clarify the application of Ohio’s sex offender statutes.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 6, 2012
In In Re Application of Columbus Southern Power Co., the court affirmed a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio order that the utility must rebate customers for “significantly excessive earnings” of more than $42 million.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for December 5, 2012
ODNR found in contempt of the Supreme Court’s December 1, 2011 writ in State ex rel. Doner v. Zehringer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 5, 2012
The court announced decisions in seven cases that were held on the authority of Fed. Home Loan Mtge . Corp v. Schwartzwald.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 4, 2012
The court reversed the judgment in State v. Jackson and reinstated the convictions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for December 3, 2012
The court publicly reprimanded attorneys Kathleen D. Mezher and Frank Eric Espohl in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Mezher and Espohl.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 29, 2012
The court suspended Kentucky attorney Meredith L. Lawrence from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 28, 2012
The Court announced 5 merit decisions with opinions and 11 merit decisions without opinions, issued 17 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 3 cases, declined to hear 81 cases, denied 18 motions for reconsideration, and denied 1 petition for hearing.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 27, 2012
The court granted a motion for admission pro hac vice of Rita M. Dunaway in Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 26, 2012
The court denied respondents’ motion to stay a court order in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Davie. The court’s September 27, 2012 order remains in effect.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 21, 2012
The court denied appellant’s motion to refer Abraitis v. Testa to mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 20, 2012
Five-judge commission sets briefing schedule in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Elinore Marsh Stormer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 20, 2012
The court stayed on conditions the one-year suspension from the practice of law for attorney Jill R. Heck.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 16, 2012
The court reinstated attorney John Joseph Frank to the practice of law in Ohio after a Continuing Legal Education suspension imposed on November 13.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 15, 2012
The court granted in part respondent’s motion for stay of the imposition of sanctions pending appeal and set a briefing schedule for the appeal in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against O’Toole.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 15, 2012
The court reinstated attorney John W. Hauck to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 14, 2012
The court denied respondents’ motion for leave to argue lack of standing in their merit brief in Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Oil & Gas Comm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 13, 2012
Fahey Banking Co. v. Squire dismissed because appellant missed an October 29 filing deadline.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for November 9, 2012
The court appointed a five-judge commission to consider the report of the hearing panel of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline in re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Stormer.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for November 9, 2012
The court denied appellant’s emergency motion to stay the October 24 decision in Liming v. Damos.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 9, 2012
The Court referred six cases to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 8, 2012
The court suspended attorney George R. Royer from the practice of law for one year with the entire suspension stayed on conditions in Toledo Bar Assn. v. Royer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 7, 2012
The Court announced 1 merit decision with an opinion and 9 merit decisions without opinions, issued 17 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 6 cases, declined to hear 72 cases, and denied 5 motions for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 6, 2012
The court granted a continuance of the January 22, 2013, oral argument in State v. Steele to a later date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 5, 2012
State ex rel. Sagraves v. Indus. Comm. dismissed because appellant missed an October 29 filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 2, 2012
The court denied respondent’s motion to stay and to modify the order to show cause in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Axner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for November 1, 2012
The court granted motions for admission of three more out-of-state attorneys in Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 31, 2012
Five-judge commission publicly reprimands sitting judge and judicial candidate for violating the Code of Judicial Conduct and orders her to pay $5,000 fine in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Kathryn Ann Michael.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 31, 2012
The court issued a one-year stayed suspension for attorney Michael B. Dockry and publicly reprimanded attorney Mark R. Gusley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 30, 2012
The court granted motions for admission of three out-of-state attorneys in Freshwater v. Mt. Vernon City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 29, 2012
In State v. Hartman, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on November 13.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 26, 2012
In State v. D.H., the court granted appellee’s motion for leave to redact personal identifying information from the January 7, 2008 memorandum opposing jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 25, 2012
The court vacated its October 15 temporary stay in MA Equip. Leasing I, L.L.C. v. Tilton and denied motions to stay judgment pending appeal and for an expedited briefing and consideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 25, 2012
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Wolanin, the court granted respondent’s motion to purge the contempt order after respondent filed an affidavit of compliance and petition for reinstatement.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 24, 2012
Five-judge commission publicly reprimands respondent in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Colleen Mary O’Toole for her violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, fines her $1000, and orders her to pay $2,500 for the costs of the proceedings and the complainant’s reasonable and necessary attorney fees and expenses.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 24, 2012
The Court announced 1 merit decision with an opinion and 2 merit decisions without opinions, issued 10 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 6 cases, declined to hear 72 cases, and denied 8 motions for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 22, 2012
Five-judge commission denies to amend October 5, 2012 interim cease and desist order in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Colleen Mary O’Toole.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 22, 2012
The court denied vexatious litigator Donald Richard’s application for leave to continue or institute legal proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 19, 2012
In State v. Wine, the court denied an emergency motion to continue the bond already established by the appeals court, make two modifications, and issue an injunction/order prohibiting the trial court from conducting hearings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 19, 2012
The court struck relator’s amended complaint for a writ of mandamus in State ex rel. Bloodworth v. Lucas Cty. Court of Appeals for failure to seek leave.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 18, 2012
In State ex rel. Whitehead v. Sandusky Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Supreme Court found H.B. 509 is unconstitutional insofar as it appoints judges of the Sandusky County Court to the newly created Sandusky County Municipal Court for 2013. The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus to compel the Sandusky County Board of Commissioners and the Sandusky County Board of Elections to conduct the November 6, 2012 election for the two part-time judgeships for the Sandusky County Court

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 18, 2012
In State ex rel. Muhammad v. State, the court affirmed the judgment of the Tenth District Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 17, 2012
In State v. Wine, the court ordered the state of Ohio to file a response to an emergency motion by 3 p.m. October 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 17, 2012
The court referred Zomar Group, L.L.C. (Ltd.) v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 16, 2012
The court granted a joint application for dismissal in State ex rel. AFSCME Local 100 v. Cleveland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 15, 2012
The court dismissed Marin v. Trumbull Cty. Probate Court because the appeals court denied appellant leave to proceed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 11, 2012
The court extended the time for filing an answer brief to respondent’s objections and brief in support to October 16, 2012 in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Moll.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 10, 2012
The Court announced 3 merit decisions with opinions and 9 merit decisions without opinions, issued 11 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 4 cases, and declined to hear 76 cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 9, 2012
The Supreme Court granted appellees’ motion to stay in State ex rel. Whitehead v. Sandusky Cty. Bd. of Commrs, which concerns legislation consolidating the courts and judgeships in Sandusky County.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 9, 2012
The court granted appellees’ motion to file portions of their supplement under seal in Stammco, L.L.C. v. United Tel. Co. of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 8, 2012
The court granted appellant’s motion for withdrawal of his request for delayed appeal and dismissed State v. Selvage.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 5, 2012
Five-judge commission issues interim cease and desist order in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Colleen Mary O’Toole.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 4, 2012
The court reinstated attorney Joseph H. Smith to the practice of law in Ohio and accepted the resignation of attorney Nicholas W. Gardner with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 3, 2012
The Supreme Court granted a motion to expedite the briefing schedule in State ex rel. Whitehead v. Sandusky Cty. Bd. of Commrs, which concerns legislation consolidating the courts and judgeships in Sandusky County.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 3, 2012
The court indefinitely suspended Joel D. Joseph from the practice of law in Ohio based on a certified order of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 2, 2012
The court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in State ex rel. Elias v. Tibbals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for October 1, 2012
In State ex rel. Brecksville v. Husted, the court dismissed the mandamus claim for lack of jurisdiction and denied the writ of prohibition in which Brecksville sought to prevent respondents from certifying an initiative petition and submitting the initiative to electors at the November general election.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for October 1, 2012
The court consolidated two cases – State ex rel. Motor Carrier Serv., Inc. v. Williams and State ex rel. Motor Carrier Serv., Inc. v. Rankin – and set the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 28, 2012
The court denied appellant’s motions for reconsideration and an emergency stay in Barberton v. Easley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 28, 2012
The court granted appellant’s motion to supplement the record in State v. Johnson, a Hamilton County death penalty appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 27, 2012
The court granted motions in two separate cases to admit out-of-state attorneys and ordered them to file a notice of permission with the Office of Attorney Services within 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 26, 2012
The Court announced 3 merit decisions with opinions, 13 merit decisions without opinions, issued 18 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 3 cases, declined to hear 77 cases, and denied 8 motions for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 25, 2012
In State v. Brock, the court ordered appellant to provide the status of the appeals court’s motion to certify a conflict within 14 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 21, 2012
By a 5-2 vote, the court granted a motion for reconsideration in a Summit County case Moretz v. Muakkassa.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for September 20, 2012
The court denied writs in State ex rel. Kilby v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 20, 2012
In State ex rel. Taxpayers for Westerville Schools v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Elections, the court denied relators request to compel the board to certify and place a levy-decrease question on the November 6 ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 20, 2012
The court granted a stay of the sanctions imposed by the five-judge commission in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Moll pending the disposition of respondent’s appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 19, 2012
The Court granted a joint motion to allow amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine to share appellant's oral argument time on September 25 in State v. Williams.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 18, 2012
The court reinstated Newark attorney Philip L. Proctor to the practice of law in the state of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 17, 2012
The Court granted a motion to allow amicus curiae Cuyahoga County Public Defender to participate in oral argument scheduled for September 26 and share the time allotted to appellee in State v. Gardner.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 14, 2012
In State ex rel. Davis v. Beaver Twp. Bd. of Trustees, the court denied an effort to compel the trustees to adopt a resolution causing the Mahoning County Board of Elections to submit to the electors the question of whether the township should adopt a limited home-rule government.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 14, 2012
The court granted a joint motion to supplement the record in Boice v. Ottawa Hills.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 12, 2012
The court granted a writ of mandamus compelling the Ohio Ballot Board to reconvene “forthwith” to replace condensed text adopted by the board to describe a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 6 statewide ballot, based on the court’s finding that the board-approved text contains “material omissions and factual inaccuracies” and fails to properly identify the substance of the amendment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 12, 2012
The court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in David Pheils Jr. & Assoc. v. Palmer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 11, 2012
The court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in Home S. & L. Co. of Youngstown, Ohio v. Norfolk S. Ry. Co.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 10, 2012
The court set the briefing schedule in an appeal filed by Jeanette Moll to the sanctions issued by the five-judge commission in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Moll.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 10, 2012
The court denied applications for leave by vexatious litigator Samuel L. Buoscio to continue or institute legal proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 7, 2012
The court remanded Bedford Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals so that the board may take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 6, 2012
The court denied respondent’s motion to extend the September 11 oral argument date in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Culbreath.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 6, 2012
The court suspended Cincinnati attorney Suzanne P. Land from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 5, 2012
The Court announced 5 merit decisions with opinions, 16 merit decisions without opinions, issued 33 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 6 cases, declined to hear 80 cases, denied 14 motions for reconsideration and had 1 motion for reconsideration fail for want of 4 votes.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 4, 2012
In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Zubaidah, the court ordered respondent King Ayettey Zubaidah, f.k.a., Gerald McGee to appear in person on September 12 at 9 a.m.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 4, 2012
The court released the official citations of 14 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 31, 2012
In State v. Turner, the court denied appellant’s motion to stay the appeals court’s judgment and continuation of bail.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 30, 2012
Five-judge commission orders respondent in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Moll to pay $1,000 fine, complainant’s $2,500 in attorney fees and the costs of all proceedings before the hearing panel and this commission.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 30, 2012
In State v. Palmer, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on September 20.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 29, 2012
The court granted motions to admit out-of-state attorneys in two separate cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 28, 2012
The Court referred five cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 27, 2012
The court permanently disbarred attorney James W. Margulies from the practice of law in Ohio after being notified of his disbarment in New York for pleading guilty to several felonies.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 24, 2012
The court suspended Dayton attorney Matthew M. Grant from the practice of law in Ohio for failing to register for the 2011-2013 biennium.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 23, 2012
The court granted relator’s application for dismissal in State ex rel. Kiser v. Winchester.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 22, 2012
Under rules that govern reciprocal-discipline provisions, the court publicly reprimanded West Virginia attorney Erika Howland Klie Kolenich and ordered her to complete nine hours of continuing legal education in law office management and two years of monitored probation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 22, 2012
The court suspended Urbana attorney George Z. Pappas from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 21, 2012
The Court dismissed Fernbach v. Twelfth Dist. Court of Appeals based on relator’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 20, 2012
The court granted respondent’s request to purge the contempt in Cincinnati Bar Associaiton v. Lawrence. Also, the court issued final Ohio Official Reports versions of previously released opinions in 12 cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 17, 2012
The court issued an alternative writ and set a briefing schedule in State ex rel. Davis v. Beaver Twp. Bd. of Trustees.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 17, 2012
In State v. Lott, the Court granted the state’s motion to set an execution date and ordered that the sentence be carried into execution on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for August 16, 2012
The five-judge commission appointed to consider the Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Jeanette Moll denied the respondent’s motion for sanctions and the complainant’s motion to supplement the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 16, 2012
The court ordered the application for dismissal is granted in IDC Brunswick Crossroads, L.L.C. v. Gack, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 15, 2012
The court ordered, sua sponte, that respondent shall file an amended response in Disciplinary Counsel v. Joseph.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 13, 2012
In Cool v. Turner, the court determined the case should proceed as an appeal of right rather than a discretionary appeal and claimed appeal of right as originally filed.

Supreme Court Case announcement for August 10, 2012
The court denied appellee’s motion to strike appellant’s merit brief for lack of service in State ex rel. McGrath v. McClelland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 9, 2012
The court denied appellee’s motion to hold oral argument behind closed doors in Rayess v. Educational Comm. for Foreign Med. Graduates.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 8, 2012
The court granted motion for counsel to withdrawal in State v. Steele and an amended motion to name Gloria L. Smith to represent the appellee/cross-appellant as appointed counsel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 7, 2012
The court terminated the probation of Sylvania attorney Joseph D. Weisberg.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 6, 2012
The court ordered that the parties in Schloemer v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Revision may file responses to motions to dismiss and quash subpoena of appellee Hamilton County Auditor in 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 3, 2012
The court denied appellee’s amended motion to strike the notice of appeal and memorandum in support of jurisdiction for failure to provide service in In re B.J.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for August 1, 2012
In Doss v. State, the court denied appellee’s motion to continue oral argument scheduled for September 26.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 31, 2012
Five-judge commission issues interim cease and desist order in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Moll.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 31, 2012
In State v. Frangella, the court denied appellee’s motion to strike appellant’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction for failure to provide service and ordered appellee to file a memorandum in response in 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2012
The court ordered that discovery may begin in State ex rel. Kobly v. Youngstown City Council.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 27, 2012
The court denied appellant’s motion for mediation in Richland County case Clark v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 26, 2012
The court ordered appellee in In re M.D. to file a response to appellants' emergency motion to stay imposition of commitment to detention by 2 p.m. Friday.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2012
The court referred two cases to mediation and returned one case to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2012
The court announced 3 merit decisions with opinions, 11 merit decisions without opinions, issued 13 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 6 cases, declined to hear 76 cases, denied 8 motions for reconsideration and granted 5 motions for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 24, 2012
In an appeal from the Power Siting Board, the court granted motion of Black Fork Wind Energy for leave to intervene as appellee in In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, L.L.C.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 23, 2012
The court granted appellant’s motion for a stay pending appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court of IndyMac Fed. Bank, FSB v. OTM invests., Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 23, 2012
In State ex rel. Douglas v. Parrott, the court ordered relator to file a response to the motion to dismiss in 10 days.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 19, 2012
Five judges appointed to commission that will consider the hearing panel’s report in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Moll.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 19, 2012
The court publicly reprimanded attorney Ronald E. Seibel and suspended attorney Mark W. Koehler for six months, stayed on condition.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2012
The court affirmed judgments in State ex rel. Oakwood v. Indus. Comm. and State v. Simons.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 17, 2012
Thirteen-judge commission reverses cease and desist order in In re: Judicial Campaign Grievance Against William O’Neill and found Canon 4.3(C) unconstitutional as applied in this case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 16, 2012
The court denied an application for leave by vexatious litigator Robert L. Grimm to continue or institute legal proceedings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 13, 2012
Five-judge commission fines respondent $2,500 and orders respondent to pay complainant's attorney fees and the costs of all proceedings in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Michael.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 13, 2012
The court granted motions to appoint the Ohio Public Defender’s Office as counsel to represent appellee in two cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2012
The Court suspended attorney Kenneth L. Golden based on a certified order of the Supreme Court of California.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 11, 2012
The Court dismissed two cases based on the appellants’ applications for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 10, 2012
The court referred two cases to mediation and returned one case to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 9, 2012
The court released the official citations of 15 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 6, 2012
In State v. Eley, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on July 26.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 5, 2012
The Court announced 2 merit decisions with opinions, 8 merit decisions without opinions, issued 12 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 8 cases, declined to hear 59 cases, denied 11 motions for reconsideration and granted one motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 3, 2012
Judgment reversed and cause remanded in Luri v. Republic Servs., Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 29, 2012
Motion for reconsideration granted in Doby-Robinson v. Kaiser Permanente Found.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 28, 2012
Granted motion by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law to supplement the record in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Davie.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2012
Granted appellant’s motion to file under seal the merit brief appendix and supplement in In re J.B.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 26, 2012
Dismissed Trans Rail Am., Inc. v. Nally based on joint application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 25, 2012
The court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 22, 2012
State ex rel. Bloodworth v. Smith dismissed because appellant missed a May 21 filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2012
Motion granted in Smith v. Landfair for amicus curiae Ohio Association for Justice to share oral argument time allotted to appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2012
Motion granted in Smith v. Landfair for amicus curiae Ohio Association for Justice to share oral argument time allotted to appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2012
The Court announced 4 merit decisions with opinions, 8 merit decisions without opinions, issued 16 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 3 cases, declined to hear 54 cases, denied one motion for reconsideration and granted one motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 19, 2012
Granted amended motion of Palmer Energy Company for leave to intervene in support of appellee in In re Complaint of Buckeye Energy Brokers, Inc. v. Palmer Energy Co.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 18, 2012
In State v. Awkal, the court granted appellant's motion for stay of execution scheduled for June 20.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 18, 2012
The court released the official versions of eight cases previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 15, 2012
The court ordered the state of Ohio to file its response to appellant's motion for stay of execution by 9 a.m. Monday in State v. Awkal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2012
Granted motions for amicus curiae to share oral argument time on June 19 in Girard v. Youngstown Belt Ry. Co and on June 20 in Houdek v. ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2012
The court denied a petition for reinstatement of an attorney (Disciplinary Counsel v. McCord) and accepted two attorneys’ resignations with disciplinary action pending (In re Resignation of Trainor and In re Resignation of Stillpass).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 12, 2012
The court referred one case to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 11, 2012
Zeune v. Bender stayed pending the conclusion of the federal court proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 7, 2012
Two vexatious litigators denied leave to institute legal proceedings in the court.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 6, 2012
The five-judge commission in the Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Kathryn A. Michael issued an interim cease and desist order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2012
The Court announced 2 merit decisions with opinions, 13 merit decisions without opinions, issued 12 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 2 cases, declined to hear 52 cases and denied motions for reconsideration in 5 cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 5, 2012
In State v. Awkal, the court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution scheduled for Wednesday. Justices Pfeifer and O’Donnell dissent.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 5, 2012
The court reinstated two attorneys to the practice of law in Ohio, suspended two attorneys and accepted the resignation of one attorney with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 4, 2012
In State v. Awkal, the court ordered the state of Ohio to file its response to appellant’s motion for stay of execution by 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 4, 2012
The court released the official citations of three cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 1, 2012
The court ordered that attorney Andrew Campbell is appointed, as of June 1, 2012, as special master in State ex rel. Kobly v. Youngstown City Council for the continuing limited purpose of receiving evidence and making all necessary determinations and rulings in regard thereto.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 1, 2012
Granted relator’s (Cincinnati Bar Association) motion to participate in oral argument in In re Application of Robin Leigh Burch.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2012
The court affirmed the judgment of State ex rel. Harsh v. Sheets.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 30, 2012
The court denied a motion for an order to permit Dr. Jeffrey Smalldon to observe John Eley’s clemency interview with the Ohio Parole Board in State v. Eley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 30, 2012
Denied appellant's motions for remand and appointment of counsel and to review appellee's false statement and document in Melton v. GER Taylor Gardens, L.L.C. Also prohibited Gary Melton from filing any additional documents in this case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 29, 2012
Five judges appointed to commission that will consider the hearing panel’s report in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Kathryn Ann Michael.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 29, 2012
Dismissed Lenard v. Russo based on relator’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 25, 2012
Respondent’s motion to dismiss granted in State ex rel. Ohio Campaign to Protect Marriage v. DeWine.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2012
Motion granted in Hawsman v. Cuyahoga Falls for amicus curiae Ohio Association for Justice to share June 19 oral argument time allotted to appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2012
The Court announced 3 merit decisions with opinions, 8 merit decisions without opinions, issued 16 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 5 cases, declined to hear 52 cases and denied motions for reconsideration in 5 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 22, 2012
The court reversed the judgments in two cases: State v. Eafford and Eastley v. Volkman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 21, 2012
In Raiser v. Netcare Access, the court denied appellant’s motion to exceed the page limit and struck pages 21-42.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2012
One attorney was reinstated to the practice of law (Toledo Bar Assn. v. Crossmock) while two attorneys’ resignations (In re Resignation of Carroll and In re Resignation of Sinclair) were accepted with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 17, 2012
The court suspended Cleveland attorney Robert J. Berks from the practice of law in Ohio for 18 months, all stayed on the condition of probation in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Berk.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2012
In State v. Awkal, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on June 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 14, 2012
The court granted relators’ application for dismissal in State ex rel. Niehaus v. Husted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 11, 2012
The court orders that the motion to remand is granted in part, and the cause is remanded to the Board of Tax Appeals to take further action as appropriate in Lakeside Place, Inc. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2012
The court announced 6 merit decisions with opinions, issued 6 motion and procedural rulings, and ruled on 2 disciplinary cases, among other actions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2012
The court announced 12 merit decisions without opinions, issued 20 motion and procedural rulings, accepted 9 appeals for review, dismissed 71 appeals, and denied 6 motions for reconsideration of prior decisions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 8, 2012
In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed judgment in Gooden v. Bradshaw.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 7, 2012
The court released the final official versions of 12 previously released slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2012
Granted appellant’s motion for extension of time to transmit record in State v. Dean death penalty appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2012
Denied a motion to allow amicus curiae Ohio Public Defender to participate in oral argument scheduled for May 8 in State v. Billingsley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 1, 2012
Granted respondent’s motion for protective order in State ex rel. Lanham v. Bubp and barred relator from deposing respondent in connection with this cause.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 30, 2012
Relator’s motion to stay consideration of the show-cause motion granted in Lorain County Bar Assn. v. Zubaidah.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 27, 2012
The Ohio Supreme Court cancelled oral arguments State v. Campbell scheduled on May 8 and State v. Gilbert scheduled on May 9. Both arguments were cancelled and the causes held for the decision in State v. Brunning.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2012
Appellant’s motion to reset the briefing schedule granted in State v. Sowell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 26, 2012
Probation terminated of Cleveland attorney Joseph F. Russo.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2012
Denied appellant’s motions for mediation proceedings and to order appellant’s evidence in Melton v. GER Taylor Gardens, L.L.C.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 24, 2012
Two suspended lawyers found in contempt: William E. Minamyer of Loveland and Frank X. Gresley of Parma.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 23, 2012
The court released the official citations of six cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 20, 2012
Denied relators’ motion for leave to file an amended complaint in Wilson v. Kasich.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 20, 2012
Denied appellant’s motion for the court to hear oral argument in Progressive Plastics, Inc. v. Testa.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 2012
Canton attorney Agatha M. Williams suspended from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2012
The Court announced 5 merit decisions without opinions, issued 21 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 4 cases, declined to hear 59 cases, denied motions for reconsideration in 7 cases and granted 1 motion for reconsideration.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 17, 2012
In State ex rel. Lanham v. Bubp, the court issued a provisional protective order barring the deposition of respondent to consider the merits of respondent’s motion for protective order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 17, 2012
Judgments affirmed in two cases: State v. Davis and State ex rel. Compton v. Sutula.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 16, 2012
The court released the final official versions of six previously released slip opinions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2012
Clerk shall serve a summons and copy of the complaint in State ex rel. Ohio Campaign to Protect Marriage v. DeWine on all respondents and respondents shall file a response to the complaint within 21 days of service.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2012
Two cases dismissed based on applications for dismissal: State ex rel. Honda of Am. Mfg., Inc. v. Indus. Comm. and Parma v. Bambeck.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 11, 2012
Appellees’ motion to strike appellant’s notice of appeal and memorandum in support of jurisdiction denied in Hunter v. Univ. of Cincinnati.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 10, 2012
Proceedings stayed and In re Application of Webber remanded to Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness to investigate apparent inconsistencies between the record evidence and information provided in the corporate questionnaire submitted by Christopher Webber after recommendation to deny application for admission to the practice of law in Ohio without examination.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 9, 2012
State v. Blocker dismissed because appellant missed an April 2 filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2012
Oral argument originally scheduled for May 9 in JNT Properties, L.L.C. v. Keybank, Natl. Assn. rescheduled for May 22 after granting appellee’s unopposed motion for continuance of oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2012
Attorney Edward P. Brueggeman’s probation terminated in Disciplinary Counsel v. Brueggeman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 4, 2012
The Court announced 2 merit decisions with opinions, 5 merit decisions without opinions, issued 12 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 2 cases, declined to hear 54 cases and denied motions for reconsideration in 4 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 3, 2012
In State v. Wiles, the court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on April 18.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 2, 2012
The Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals appointed 12 other appellate judges to an adjudicatory panel to hear the judicial campaign complaint against William M. O’Neill.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 2, 2012
The court granted appellant’s motion for stay of execution scheduled for October 29, 2012 pending final disposition of this appeal in State v. Sowell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2012
Cincinnati attorney suspended from practicing law in Ohio in Cincinnati Bar Association v. Hardy.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 29, 2012
The court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in State v. Addison.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2012
The court unanimously affirmed judgment in State ex rel. Chatfield vs. Flautt.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 27, 2012
Upon consideration of appellant’s motion for stay of sentence pending appeal, the court, in a 6-1 ruling, ordered that the motion is denied in State v. Holland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 27, 2012
In Young v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. Of Mental Retardation & Dev. Disabilities and Dillard v. Cleveland Metro. School Dist., the court vacated the judgments and remanded the cases for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 26, 2012
The court released the final official versions of five previously released slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 23, 2012
The court orders that appellee file a response to appellant’s motion for stay of sentencing pending appeal no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012 in State vs. Holland.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 23, 2012
Court grants appellant’s motion in death penalty case for stay of execution scheduled for April 10, 2012 in State v. Johnson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 22, 2012
Appellant's motion to continue April 26 oral argument before a master commissioner granted and rescheduled for May 31 in Bay Mech. & Elec. Corp. v. Levin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 21, 2012
The Court announced 8 merit decisions without opinions, issued 23 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 4 cases, declined to hear 59 cases and denied motions for reconsideration in 10 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 20, 2012
Attorney Steve A. Craig publicly reprimanded in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Craig.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 19, 2012
Attorney Tom J. Karris reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio in Disciplinary Counsel v. Karris.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 16, 2012
Stay of appeal lifted and briefing schedule set in State ex rel. Byers v. Miami Cty. Sheriff’s Office.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2012
Judgment of appeals court affirmed in State ex rel. Watson v. Mohr.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2012
Judgment of appeals court affirmed in State ex rel. Hodge v. Ryan.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 13, 2012
Attorneys Thomas F. Bean, Alan W. Koehler and Benjamin J. Viloski resignations accepted with disciplinary action pending against each.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 12, 2012
The Court released the official citations of three cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2012
State ex rel. P.J. v. Kirsch held for the decision in In re J.V.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2012
Stay of execution granted in State v. Hunter Hamilton County death penalty case and will remain in effect until the exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including appeals.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2012
The Court announced 3 merit decisions without opinions, issued 10 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 5 cases and declined to hear 74 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 6, 2012
Suspensions stayed for attorneys Gerald W. Cowden and Frank P. Nagorney in Disciplinary Counsel v. Cowden.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 5, 2012
Attorney John W. Hauck found in contempt and suspended from the practice of law for six months in Cincinnati Bar Association v. Hauck.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for March 2, 2012
Five-judge commission issues interim cease and desist order in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Lilly.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 2, 2012
In Wilson v. Kasich, the Court ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs by March 23 answering four questions and set an April 24 oral argument date.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2012
Appellants’ applications for dismissal granted in State ex rel. Snyder v. Ohio Wesleyan Univ. and State v. Snyder.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 1, 2012
Five judges appointed to commission that will consider the hearing panel’s report in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Lilly.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2012
Two cases concerning Stark County election case consolidated and expedited briefing schedule set in In re Contest of Election Held on Stark Cty. Issue 6 (Lake Twp. Police Dist.) in Gen. Election Held November 8, 2011 (2012-0184 and 2012-0214).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 29, 2012
Medina attorney Frank A. Raso reinstated to the practice of law in the State of Ohio in Disciplinary Counsel v. Raso.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 28, 2012
Appellee’s motion to strike appellant’s merit brief granted in part in State ex rel. Chatfield v. Distelzweig.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 27, 2012
The Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 24, 2012
In State ex rel. Doe v. Capper, the Court granted an alternative writ that stays the pending juvenile court proceedings and set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 23, 2012
The Court reinstated Sean G. Alexander to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 22, 2012
The Court issued three merit decisions with opinions, 13 merit decisions without opinions and 15 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear seven cases, declined to hear 75 cases, denied motions to reconsider seven cases, granted motions to reconsider two cases and dismissed two cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 21, 2012
The Court reversed the decision and remanded Sheldon Rd. Assoc., L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Feb. 17, 2012
In Wilson v. Kasich, the Court denied relators’ claims for the 2012 election cycle because of an unreasonable delay in challenging the apportionment so close to the 2012 elections. However, the Court will issue a separate order for further briefing and oral argument on relators’ claims for the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 state legislative elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 17, 2012
In State ex rel. Schmidt v. Indus. Comm., the Court granted a joint application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 16, 2012
The Court affirmed appeals courts’ judgments in two cases: State ex rel. Agosto v. Gallagher and State ex rel. Hudson v. Sutula.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 15, 2012
The Court affirmed the appeals courts’ judgments in two cases: Akron Paint & Varnish, Inc. v. Gullotta and State ex rel. Parker v. Russo.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 14, 2012
The Court suspended Youngstown attorney William C. Helbley Jr. from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 13, 2012
The Court stayed the briefing schedule in Fleenor v. Karr and held the case for a decision in Havel v. Villa St. Joseph.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 10, 2012
The Court remanded Columbus City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Rev. to the Board of Tax Appeals so that the board may take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 8, 2012
The Court denied appellees' motion to supplement the record in State ex rel. Sziraki v. Bur. of Workers' Comp.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 7, 2012
The Court terminated the probation of Hamilton attorney Norbert M. Doellman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 6, 2012
The Court ordered counsel for relator in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hauck to redact personal identifiers contained in the attachments to relator’s motion to hold respondent in contempt within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 3, 2012
In State v. Group, the Court ordered appellant to submit an amended memorandum in support of jurisdiction that includes the required appeals court opinion within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 2, 2012
The Court remanded four Cuyahoga County cases to the Board of Tax Appeals so that the board may take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 1, 2012
The Court issued five merit decisions without opinions and 10 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear seven cases, declined to hear 73 cases, and denied motions to reconsider five cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 30, 2012
The Court granted appellee’s motion for extension of time to transmit the record in State v. Sowell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 27, 2012
The Court reinstated Darran D. Winslow to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 26, 2012
The Court accepted the resignation of Frederick L. Baker with disciplinary action pending and reinstated Geoffrey L. Oglesby to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 25, 2012
The Court granted appellant’s motion for extension of time to transmit the record in State v. Sowell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 24, 2012
The Court suspended Canfield attorney Michael J. Wagner from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 23, 2012
The Court dismissed O’Neill v. Husted, an expedited election matter, based on relator’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 20, 2012
In Wilson v. Kasich, the Court denied relators’ motions for order protecting the Court’s jurisdiction and for order for compliance with privilege log requirements in a complaint invoking the Court’s original jurisdiction pursuant to Article XI, Section 13 of the Ohio Constitution.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 20, 2012
The Court dismissed one case (Ayers v. Ishler) and referred one case (State ex rel. Kelsey Hayes Co. v. Grashel) to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 19, 2012
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoppel, the Court reinstated East Liverpool attorney Richard V. Hoppel to the practice of law in the State of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 18, 2012
The Court granted a motion for reconsideration in State v. Billingsley, which had been dismissed because of a missed filing deadline. The Court ordered appellant to file his merit brief in 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 17, 2012
The Court released the official citations of 10 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 13, 2012
In State v. Obermiller, the Court granted appellant’s motion to stay his Feb. 25 execution pending final disposition of the appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 12, 2012
The Court granted a motion to allow amicus curiae Ohio Employment Lawyers Association to participate in oral argument scheduled for Jan. 17 and share the time allotted to appellant in Lawrence v. Youngstown.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 11, 2012
In State ex rel. Waters v. Spaeth, the Court denied a writ of mandamus that sought to compel the Warren County Board of Elections to place relator’s name on the primary ballot as a Republican.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 11, 2012
The Court accepted the resignations of three attorneys with disciplinary action pending: Thomas J. Mirras, Justin D. King and David R. Rhodehamel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 10, 2012
The Court affirmed judgments in two appeals court cases (State ex rel. Bilaver v. Indus. Comm. and State ex rel. Hough v. Saffold) and reversed and remanded one appeals court case (State ex rel. Wasserman v. Fremont).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 9, 2012
The Court reinstated North Royalton attorney Patrick J. O’Malley to the practice of law in Disciplinary Counsel v. O’Malley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 6, 2012
The Court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in State ex rel. Schwebel Baking Co. v. Jones.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 5, 2012
The Court set the briefing schedule in Wilson v. Kasich and denied motions for admission pro hac vice filed by Noah G. Purcell, Kevin J. Hamilton and Abha Khanna.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 5, 2012
In State v. Dean, the Court granted appellant’s motion to stay his March 23 execution pending final disposition of the appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 4, 2012
The Court found Westlake attorney Joseph P. O’Malley in contempt for failure to comply with an previous Court order in In re O’Malley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 3, 2012
The Court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form and denied motions for leave filed by vexatious litigators Gregory T. Howard, Sidney T. Lewis and Yvonne D. Webb-Lewis.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 30, 2011
A Commission of Five Judges Appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio publicly reprimanded attorney and former judicial candidate Mark Davis for his violations of Canon 4 of the Code of Judicial Conduct. He was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings and the complainant’s attorney fees and expenses.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 30, 2011
In Peters v. Rock-Tenn Co., the Court removed Clifford M. Weiss from the memorandum in response for failing to file a timely motion for admission pro hac vice according to court rules.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 29, 2011
In State v. Lorraine, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Jan. 18.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 28, 2011
The Court ordered appellant in State v. Hawkinsto file an amended memorandum in support of jurisdiction within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 23, 2011
The Court entered an interim remedial suspension against attorney John Louis Lemieux.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 22, 2011
The Court affirmed the appeals court judgment in State ex rel. Nelson v. Russo and denied a motion by respondent for extension of time to pay costs in Columbus Bar Assn. v. Williams.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 21, 2011
In Brown v. Seneca County Board of Commissioners (2011-2133), the Court denied relators’ motion for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and emergency alternative writ of mandamus and also denied relators’ motion for a special process server.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 21, 2011
The Court issued 15 merit decisions without opinions and 13 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear nine cases, declined to hear 78 cases, denied motions to reconsider 11 cases and granted motions to reconsider three cases. The Court also denied motions for reconsideration in 10 cases but granted motions to stay the mandate pending the outcome of a decision in In re J.V.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 20, 2011
In State ex rel. Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Indus. Comm., the Court affirmed the appeals court judgment. The Court also denied respondents motion for leave to file supplemental materials outside of the record in State ex re. DeWine v. GMAC Mtge., L.L.C.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 19, 2011
In State ex rel. Brown v. Seneca Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court ordered respondents to file a response by 10 a.m. Wednesday to relator’s motion for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and emergency alternative writ.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 19, 2011
The Court released the official citations of nine cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form, denied a motion for leave filed by vexatious litigators Sidney T. Lewis and Yvonne D. Webb-Lewis and dismissed two cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 16, 2011
The Court ordered that the respondent in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Lemieux shall file a response, if any, to relator’s motion for interim remedial suspension on or before December 21, 2011.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 16, 2011
The Court set two execution dates: Nov. 14, 2013, in State v. Phillips and Jan. 16, 2014, in State v. McGuire.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 15, 2011
The Court issued three merit decisions with opinions, issued three procedural rulings, reinstated attorney Jacqueline Souel Downey to the practice of law and referred six cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 14, 2011
The Court publicly reprimanded Kent attorney Eric R. Fink in Akron Bar Assn. v. Fink.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 13, 2011
In Innovative Technologies Corp. v. Advanced Mgt. Technology, Inc., the Court ordered appellee to file a response to appellant’s motion to stay enforcement of judgment pending appeal by Friday.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 13, 2011
The Court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution of the judgment and sentence of the trial court in State v. Ogle.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 12, 2011
The Court granted appellant’s motion to stay the 12th District’s judgment pending appeal in D.W. v. T.L.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 12, 2011
The Court released the official citations of 13 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 9, 2011
The Court ordered respondent in Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire to refile the motion to place documents under seal along with the appropriate number of copies according to court rule within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 8, 2011
In White v. Leimbach, the Court reversed the judgment of the appeals court and reinstated the verdict of the trial court.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 7, 2011
The Court denied appellant’s motion to stay the appeals court judgment in Griffin v. State Med. Bd. of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 7, 2011
The Court granted appellant’s application to dismiss Modern Real Estate Invest. V. McIntyre, Kahn & Kruse.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 6, 2011
The Court denied appellee’s motion to dismiss in Reynoldsburg City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Licking Hts. Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. and ordered appellant to file an amended memorandum in support of jurisdiction by Friday.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 5, 2011
The Court dismissed the cross-appeal in Schafer v. Soderberg & Schafer CPAs, L.L.C. because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 2, 2011
In Goering v. Lacher, the Court granted appellant’s expedited motion for stay to prevent adverse action on Dec. 2, 2011.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 1, 2011
In addition, the Court granted a joint motion of appellant and amici curiae National Juvenile Defender Center to share oral argument time allotted to appellant in In Re: M.W., which is scheduled for Dec. 6.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 30, 2011
In Goering v. Lacher, the Court ordered that any response to appellant’s expedited motion for stay is due by 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 2011.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 30, 2011
The Court granted motions for reconsiderations and accepted appeals in two cases: State v. Campbell and State v. Gilbert.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 29, 2011
The Court granted a motion for leave by Cameron Creek Apartments to intervene as an appellee in Cameron Creek Apts. V. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 28, 2011
The Court released the official citations of five cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 23, 2011
In Strothers v. Mayor of E. Cleveland, the Court granted in part the motion to lift the mediation stay, returned the case to the regular docket and set the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 23, 2011
The Court denied respondent’s motion to dissolve his interim remedial suspension in Akron Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Walkley.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 22, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Richard v. Brown and found Donald L. Richard to be a vexatious litigator prohibiting him from continuing or instituting legal proceedings in the Supreme Court without first obtaining leave.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 21, 2011
The Court dismissed State v. Billingsley because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 18, 2011
The Court ordered counsel for respondent in Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire to redact personal identifiers contained in the motion for reconsideration within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 17, 2011
The Court struck the pages over the 15-page limit in appellant's memorandum in support of jurisdiction in State v. Rittner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 16, 2011
The Court granted a motion for delayed appeal in State v. Simons and ordered appellant to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction within 30 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 15, 2011
The Court granted respondent’s motion in Disciplinary Counsel v. Eynon for remand and the review of the case by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline will be limited to mitigation evidence.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for Nov. 14, 2011
The Court denied the renewed motion for stay of execution pending completion of appellate litigation in State v. Brooks.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 14, 2011
The Court ordered appellee to file responses to the memorandum in support of jurisdiction and motion for stay, if any, by 5:15 p.m. today in State v. Brooks.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 14, 2011
The Court granted appellant’s motion to file the supplement to his merit brief under seal in State ex rel. Jean-Baptiste v. Kirsch.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 12, 2011
The Court denied a motion for a stay of execution in State v. Brooks.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 10, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion of appellants and amici curiae to share oral argument time allotted to appellants in State ex rel. Ohio Attorney Gen. v. Shelly Holding Co., which is scheduled for Nov. 16.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 9, 2011
The Court sanctioned Patrick E. Moeves to 30 days in jail for his contempt in failing to comply with a Sept. 16, 2008, order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 7, 2011
In State ex rel. Buoscio v. DeWeese, the Court determined the case should proceed as an appeal of right rather than a discretionary appeal as originally filed.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for Nov. 4, 2011
The five-judge commission appointed by the Court to consider In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Davisissued an interim cease and desist order related to respondent’s campaign materials.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 4, 2011
The Court denied motions in State v. Brooks for stay of execution pending completion of competency determination appellate litigation (and supplemental memo and declaration), for stay of execution pending motion for new trial litigation, and for stay of execution while the Ohio death penalty system is studied.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 4, 2011
The Court denied a motion by appellant to strike appelle’s motion to set an execution date in State v. Landrum.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for Nov. 3, 2011
The Court announced the membership of the five-judge commission to consider the hearing panel’s report in In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Davis.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 3, 2011
The Court ordered the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office to file by noon on Friday Nov. 4 responses to motions by death row prisoner Reginald Brooks seeking stays of his scheduled execution pending completion of a competency determination, resolution of a motion for a new trial and completion of a recently-commenced study of Ohio’s death penalty system.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 3, 2011
The Court acted on a joint motion and remanded S. Euclid-Lyndhurst City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals so that the board may take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 2, 2011
The Court accepted two discretionary appeals in State v. Griffis and State v. Turner but held them for a decision in State v. Qualls.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 1, 2011
The Court denied respondent's motion to dissolve and/or modify the Court's Oct. 13 interim felony conviction suspension order in In re: McElroy.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 31, 2011
The Court suspended Westerville attorney Frederick L. Baker and Kentucky attorney Donald L. Richardson from the practice of law on an interim basis because of felony convictions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 28, 2011
The Court granted appellant’s motion to supplement the record in State v. McKelton, a death penalty appeal from Butler County.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 27, 2011
The Court denied a motion for reconsideration in State ex rel. Ohioans for Fair Dists. V. Husted.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 27, 2011
The Court announced that State v. Gwen is no longer held for a decision in another case and ordered the parties to brief an issue cited in the appeals court’s journal entry.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 26, 2011
The Court announced that the judicial campaign complaint against Michelle Wagner has been dismissed by the five-judge commission appointed to review the hearing panel’s report.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 26, 2011
In State v. Brooks, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Nov. 15.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 25, 2011
The Court granted motions to set execution dates in Lorain County case State v. Post for Jan. 16, 2013, and in Cuyahoga County case State v. Mitts for Sept. 25, 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 24, 2011
In Hillman v. Brown, the Court determined that the case should proceed as an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 21, 2011
The Court accepted attorney Eric J. Strawser's resignation from the practice of law with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 20, 2011
The Court reinstated attorney David J. Robinson to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 19, 2011
The Court granted a motion for reconsideration in Dawson Ins., Inc. v. Freund, stayed the briefing schedule and held the case for a decision in Arnott v. Arnott.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 18, 2011
The appellant in State v. Ervin must inform the Court of the status of an appeals court motion to certify a conflict within 14 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 17, 2011
The Court granted appellant's motion to supplement the record in State v. Short.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 14, 2011
The Court granted a writ of mandamus in State ex rel. Ohioans for Fair Dists. V. Husted that subjects recently adopted legislation, which establishes new congressional districts, to referendum.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 14, 2011
The Court publicly reprimanded Wickliffe attorney David M. Lynch based on an order from the Supreme Court of Arizona.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 13, 2011
The Court suspended Cleveland attorney Kenneth K. McElroy from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 12, 2011
The Court granted relator’s application for dismissal in State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Dinkelacker.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 11, 2011
The Chief Justice named three retired judges to a special commission to consider whether the Shelby County sheriff should be suspended.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 11, 2011
The Court returned four cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 10, 2011
The Court granted an expedited alternative writ in State ex rel. Ohioans for Fair Dists. V. Husted and set a deadline of noon on Oct. 12 as the due date for the parties’ evidence and briefs.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 10, 2011
The Court referred three cases to mediation and returned one cases to the regular docket from mediation (Bedford Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 7, 2011
The Court switched the case that U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Perry had been held for a decision to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 6, 2011
The Court suspended Dublin attorney Robert C. Schuler from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 5, 2011
The Court announced the membership of the five-judge commission that will consider a Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline hearing panel report about a judicial campaign complaint lodged against Michelle Wagner.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 5, 2011
The Court dismissed Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. V. Hartford Acc. And Indemn. Co. after reviewing the preliminary memoranda and determining it will not answer the certified question of state law from U.S. District Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 4, 2011
The Court denied respondent’s motion in State ex rel. ESPN, Inc. v. Ohio State Univ. for referral to mediation and for stay of the scheduling entry.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 3, 2011
The Court suspended the law license of Ohio attorney James Warren Margulies on an interim basis upon the certification of a felony conviction. The Court also issued several official final opinions of previously announced cases and announced two procedural rulings.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for September 29, 2011
The Court ordered the relator in State ex rel. ESPN, Inc. v. Ohio State Univ. to file a response, if any, to respondent’s motion for referral to mediation and stay of scheduling by noon Oct. 3.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for September 29, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion of appellee and amicus curiae Cuyahoga County Public Defender for the public defender to share oral argument time allotted to appellee in State v. Ginley, which is scheduled for Oct. 4.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 28, 2011
The Court denied appellant's motion in Jackson v. Bartec, Inc. to extend time for oral argument scheduled for Oct. 19.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 26, 2011
The Court denied petitioner's motion for mediation as moot in Blair v. State.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 23
The Court referred one case to mediation (State ex rel. Carkido v. Indus. Comm.) and returned three cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 22, 2011
The Court denied appellant's motion in State v. Johnson to extend time for oral argument scheduled for Oct. 19.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 21, 2011
The Court granted an alternative writ and set a briefing schedule in State ex rel. ESPN, Inc. v. Ohio State Univ.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 20, 2011
In two related cases scheduled for oral argument on Wednesday, Sept. 21, Essman v. Portsmouth (2010-1970) and Essman v. Portsmouth (2010-2253), the Court granted appellant's application for dismissal and cancelled the oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 20, 2011
The Court reversed the appeals court in State ex rel. Tindira v. Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund and granted a writ to compel the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund and its board of trustees to grant a police officer's claim for disability benefits.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 19, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Shipman v. Allen based on the relator's application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 16, 2011
The Court denied a motion for reconsideration in State ex rel. Julnes v. S. Euclid City Council, in which the Court granted on Sept. 7 a writ of mandamus to compel council to either repeal a zoning amendment ordinance or submit it to a vote of the city’s electors on Nov. 8.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 15, 2011
Mike Gilb will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot for Mason City Council based on the Court’s ruling in State ex rel. Miller v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Elections in which it denied a writ of prohibition to prevent the board from certifying his candidacy.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 14, 2011
The Court suspended former judge Bridget M. McCafferty from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 12, 2011
The Court remanded one case to the Board of Tax Appeals (IB Property Holdings, L.L.C. v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Revision) and dismissed an appeal from the Board of Tax Appeals (Cincinnati School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Revision).

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 9, 2011
A candidate for Toledo Municipal Court and a candidate for Sylvania Township Trustee will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot based on decisions by the Court in State ex rel. Coble v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections and State ex rel. Mahoney v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 9, 2011
The Court granted motions to file under seal appendices to merit briefs of the appellant and amicus curiae In re J. V.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 8, 2011
In State ex rel. Rankin v. Moore, the Court denied a motion to strike the appendix and supplement to the appellant’s merit brief, ordered the appellant to immediately serve appellee with the appendix and supplement, and set a Sept. 19, 2011 deadline for the filing of appellee’s merit brief.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 8, 2011
The Court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in State ex rel. Crooks v. Corbin.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 7, 2011
In State ex rel. Julnes v. S. Euclid City Council, the Court granted a writ of mandamus to compel council to either repeal a zoning amendment ordinance or submit it to a vote of the city’s electors on Nov. 8.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 7, 2011
The Court suspended attorneys Lewis E. Williams Jr. and E. Earl Miller Jr. from the practice of law but stayed the suspensions on conditions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 6, 2011
In State v. Short, a death penalty case from Montgomery County, the Court granted appellant’s motions for stay of execution scheduled for Jan. 9, 2013, and appointment of counsel. The stay shall remain in effect until exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals. The Court also appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s office to represent appellant.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 2, 2011
In Moore v. Middletown, the Court denied appellee’s motion to reschedule the Sept. 6 oral argument.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 2, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion of appellants and amicus curiae state of Ohio to share allotted oral argument time in Havel v. Villa St. Joseph, which is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 1, 2011
The Court terminated the probation of Shaker Heights attorney David P. Kraus.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 31, 2011
In State ex rel. Edwards Land Co., Ltd. v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted a writ of prohibition to prevent a Liberty Township zoning amendment from appearing on the Nov. 8, 2011, general election ballot.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 31, 2011
The Court suspended attorney Jana B. DeLoach from the practice of law but stayed the suspension on conditions

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 30, 2011
In State v. Slagle (1990-1815), the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Sept. 20.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 29, 2011
The Court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form. In addition, the Court referred two cases to mediation and returned three cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 26, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion for divided oral argument time in Am. Chem. Soc. v. Leadscope, Inc. Amicus curiae will share the allotted time of the appellant on Sept. 7.

Supreme Court Case Anouncement for Aug. 25, 2011
The Court granted motions to set execution dates in Lake County case State v. Treesh (1998-2542) for March 6, 2013, and in Richland County case State v. Smith (1999-0905) for May 1, 2013.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 24, 2011
The Court issued three merit decisions with opinions, 31 merit decisions without opinions, 50 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear four cases, declined to hear 90 cases, and denied motions to reconsider 23 cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 23, 2011
The Court denied appellant’s motion for a stay of the appeals court’s mandate in Brammer v. Brammer.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 23, 2011
The Court affirmed in part and reversed in part State v. Dunlap, which concerned gross sexual imposition involving victims under 13. The case was remanded to the Eighth District Court of Appeals for reclassification of Dunlap’s sex-offender status in light of the Supreme Court’s July 13 decision in State v. Williams.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 22, 2011
The Court suspended Westlake attorney Joseph P. O’Malley from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 19, 2011
In Brammer v Brammer, the Court granted a motion for expedited consideration of the motion for stay and ordered that appellee file a response to appellant’s motion for stay of the court of appeals’ mandate no later than Monday, August 22, 2011 at 4 p.m.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 19, 2011
Court dismisses ProgressOhio.org v Kasich for lack of jurisdiction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 18, 2011
The Court issued a slip opinion in State ex rel. Otten v. Henderson (2010-2223) and denied a motion for reconsideration in State ex rel. Brown v. Ruehlman (2010-1988). The Court also issued five motions and procedural rulings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 17, 2011
The Court announced three merit decisions with opinions and issued orders in six separate attorney discipline matters.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 16, 2011
The Court affirmed appeals courts’ judgments in State v. Hughes and State v. Holloway and reversed the appeals court’s judgment in Pendergraft v. Watts.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 15, 2011
The Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 12, 2011
The Court granted a motion to reschedule oral argument in Havel v. Villa St. Joseph originally scheduled for Sept. 20. Oral argument will now take place the next day on Sept. 21.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 11, 2011
The Court granted a motion to expedite, issued an alternative writ and set a briefing schedule in State ex rel. Edwards Land Co., Ltd. v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 10. 2011
The Court suspended Westlake attorney William Mitchell Jr. from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 9, 2011
The Court granted appellant's application for dismissal in In re Application of E. Ohio Gas Co.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 8, 2011
The Court referred five cases to mediation and released the official citations of 13 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 5, 2011
The Court set a briefing schedule for Rothenberg v. Husted, which was filed as a challenge pursuant to Article II, Section 1g of the Ohio Constitution.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 5, 2011
The Court terminated the probation of Boardman attorney Albert A. Palombaro.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 3, 2011
The Court remanded Maple Hts. City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals so that the board may take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 2, 2011
The Court ordered the parties in Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown to file memoranda in 10 days that updates the Court on the status of proceedings concerning a previous contempt order in this case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 1, 2011
The Court issued Official Reports versions of slip opinions previously released in eight cases and also issued motions and procedural rulings in Chesler v. Dollar Bank, Fed. Sav. Bank (2011-0874) and State v. Smith (2011-0811).

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 29, 2011
In State v. Estrada-Lopez (2010-0659), the Court sua sponte temporarily stayed the briefing schedule pending a ruling on appellee’s motion for stay of briefing and further ordered that appellant shall file a response to the motion for stay of briefing no later than Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Also, the Court ordered that respondent may file a response to relator’s motion for interim remedial suspension on or before August 4, 2011 in Akron Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Walkley (2011-1283).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2011
The Court granted a motion for reconsideration in Rumpke Sanitary Landfill v. Colerain Twp. (2011-0181), accepting the discretionary appeal on Proposition of Law Nos. I and II.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 28, 2011
The Court upheld the Montgomery County conviction and death sentence of Duane Short of Middletown and also issued a stayed one-year suspension from the practice of law for a Butler County attorney.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2011
The Court granted motions for licensed out-of-state lawyers to participate in In re M.W. (2011-0215). Also, dismissed two casers: State ex rel GMS Mgt. Co., Inc. v. Vivo (2010-1669) and State ex rel Brown v. Ruehlman (2010-1988).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 25, 2011
Court announced three slip opinions replaced by Ohio Official Reports versions. Also, ordered that the appellant shall file merit brief on or before August 8, 2011, in State v. Lloyd (2011-0212).

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 22, 2011
The Court suspended Dayton attorney Craig W. Saunders from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 21, 2011
The Court ordered the appellant in Pevets v. Crain Communications, Inc. to file an amended memorandum in support of jurisdiction within 10 days that complies with all provisions of the Rules of Practice.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 20, 2011
The Court remanded Freudenberg NOK Gen. Partnership v. Testa to the Board of Tax Appeals so that the board may take further action as appropriate.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 19, 2011
The Court referred one case to mediation and returned five cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 18, 2011
The Court released the official citation of one case, State ex rel. Paneto v. Matos, that was previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 15, 2011
The Court denied two motions for leave filed by vexatious litigator Robert Grundstein.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 14, 2011
The Court granted a motion to set a briefing schedule in a Summit County death penalty case, State v. Craig, that had been stayed pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bullcoming v. New Mexico.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 13, 2011
The Court denied appellee’s motion for stay of the mandate pending review on certiorari in In re D.B.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 12, 2011
The Court affirmed the decision of the State Board of Tax Appeals in Plain Local Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 11, 2011
The Court suspended attorney Thomas V. Malorzo from the practice of law in Ohio for four years, with two years stayed on the condition of probation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 7, 2011
The Court granted a motion to stay the appeals court judgment in Rowell v. Smith and denied a motion to stay the appeals court judgment entry during appeal and request for oral argument in Leak v. State Med. Bd. of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 7, 2011
The Court announced four merit decisions with opinions, including Rhodes v. New Philadelphia and an attorney discipline case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 6, 2011
In Ward v. United Foundries, Inc., the Court answered the certified question in the negative and affirmed the appeals court’s judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 5, 2011
The Court granted motions to set execution dates in State v. Eley on July 26, 2012, and in State v. Palmer on Sept. 20, 2012.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for July 1, 2011
In State ex rel. Data Trace Info. Sys., L.L.C. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Recorder, the Court ordered that the April 26 stipulation is not charged to either party.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 1, 2011
In State ex rel Jean-Baptiste v. Kirsch, the Court denied appellant’s motion to file under seal the motion to stay the trial court proceedings.

Supreme Court of Ohio Second Case Announcement for June 30, 2011
In Leak v. State Med. Bd. of Ohio, the Court ordered appellee to file a response to appellant’s motion for stay by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 30, 2011
The Court denied a motion for leave to file a petition for writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, and quo warranto by vexatious litigator Larry E. Ealy, finding it to be without merit.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 29, 2011
In Diplomate Health Care, L.L.C. v. Coury, the Court granted appellant's motion to stay the appeals court's judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 28, 2011
In State v. Smith, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on July 19.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 27, 2011
The Court denied appellant's expedited motion to stay the trial court proceedings in State ex rel Jean-Baptiste v. Kirsch.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 27, 2011
In Schwering v. TRW Vehicle Safety Sys., Inc., the Court ordered that petitioners' brief in the certified question of state law case is due within 30 days of the filing of the record.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 24, 2011
The Court granted two applications for dismissal in Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Dorsey Reconditioning, Inc. and Buckeye Check Cashing, II, Inc. v. Stansbury.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 23, 2011
The Court remanded Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Testa to the Board of Tax Appeals for further proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 22, 2011
The Court asked the parties in In re Adoption of M.B. to brief two issues after determining a conflict exists with separate appeals court decisions on each issue.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 21, 2011
The Court denied a mandamus writ sought in State ex rel. Am. Subcontractors Assn., Inc. v. Ohio State Univ.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 20, 2011
The Court released the official citations of two cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 17, 2011
The Court issued several motion and procedural rulings dealing with out-of-state attorneys seeking pro hac vice admission.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 16, 2011
The Court suspended Chesterland attorney Charles H. Manning from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 15, 2011
The Court reinstated Rebecca C. Gee to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 14, 2011
In Diplomate Health Care, L.L.C. v. Coury, the Court ordered appellee to file a response by Thursday to appellants’ motion to stay the appeals court judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 14, 2011
The Court granted motions in State v. Wiles and State v. Awkal to set execution dates in 2012 for Mark W. Wiles and Abdul H. Awkal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 13, 2011
In State v. Morris, the Court granted appellee’s motion, as an indigent client, to appoint Medina attorney David C. Sheldon to represent appellee.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 10, 2011
In State ex rel. Williams v. Sieve, the Court determined the case should proceed as an appeal of right rather than a discretionary appeal as originally filed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 9, 2011
In State v. Dunn, the Court granted attorney Gary Schaengold’s motion to withdraw as appellee’s retained counsel and appointed Schaengold under a Court rule allowing for the appointment of counsel for an indigent party in a felony case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for June 8, 2011
In State v. Davis, the Court 6-1 denied motion for immediate stay of the court of appeals' decision and execution of the sentence.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 8, 2011
The Court issued two merit decisions without opinions by dismissing In re Application of R.E. Burger Units 4 & 5 and Blackshear v. Santiago.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 7, 2011
In State v. Hawkins, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on June 14.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 6, 2011
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Watson, the Court ordered respondent to appear in person at 9 a.m. on Sept. 7.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 3, 2011
The Court accepted the resignation of attorney Myron D. Wheatley with disciplinary action pending.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for June 1, 2011
In State v. Carlisle, the Court ordered appellant to file a corrected merit brief by June 3.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 31, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Lemons v. Kontos because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 27, 2011
In State v. Sowards, the Court granted appellant’s motion for stay of sentence pending final resolution of this appeal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 27, 2011
The Court granted two motions and denied one motion by appellants to supplement the record in three separate death penalty cases: State v. Kirkland, State v. Pickens and State v. Osie.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 26, 2011
In State v Thompson (2010-1373) the Court denied a motion to reset the filing deadline for appellant’s merit brief and ordered sua sponte that appelant’s merit brief be filed by July 6,2011.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 25, 2011
The Court issued nine merit decisions without opinions, 18 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear three cases, declined to hear 81 cases, and denied motions to reconsider 12 cases.

Supreme Court Third Case Announcement for May 24, 2011
In Taylor v. Ernst & Young, L.L.P., the Court granted appellant’s motion for leave to file an emergency motion for expedited pro hac vice admission and denied as moot appellant’s emergency motion for continuation of oral argument, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 24, 2011
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Cantrell, the Court denied respondent’s motion for continuance of oral argument, which is scheduled today.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 24, 2011
The Court affirmed the appeals court judgment in State ex rel. Fairfield City Schools v. Indus. Comm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 23, 2011
The Court released the official citations of six cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 20, 2011
The Court denied appellant’s motion in Roberts v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co. to refer the case to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 19, 2011
In Wilhelm-Kissinger v. Kissinger, the Court answered a certified question in the negative and affirmed the appeals court judgment.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 18, 2011
The Court reversed the appeals court judgment and reinstated the trial court judgment in New Destiny Treatment Ctr., Inc. v. Wheeler.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 17, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. N. Ohio Chapter of Associated Builders & Contrs., Inc. v. Barberton City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. as having been improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 16, 2011
In State v. Bedford, Court denied motion for stay of execution scheduled for May 17, 2011. In State ex rel. Rucci v. Curran, Court granted motion to dismiss and denied emergency motion for stay.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 16, 2011
The Court found Willoughby attorney Doreen Cantrell in contempt for failing to comply with a previous order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 13, 2011
In State v Bedford, Court orders that appellee shall file a response to motion for stay of execution no later than 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 11, 2011
On further consideration, the Court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution scheduled for May 17 in State v. Bedford.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 11, 2011
The Court reinstated Debbie K. Horton to the practice of law and imposed probation.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 10, 2011
The Court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution scheduled for May 17 in State v. Bedford.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 10, 2011
The Court suspended Kettering attorney Mark A. Anthony from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 9, 2011
The Court ordered the appellee in State v. Bedford to file a response to appellant’s motion for stay of execution by 11 a.m. today.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 9, 2011
The Court reinstated attorney Matthew A. Smith to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 6, 2011
The Court granted respondent’s motion to supplement the record in Dayton Bar Assn. v. Parisi.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 5, 2011
The Court indefinitely suspended attorney Henry J. Koehler IV from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for May 4, 2011
The Court ordered that appellee in State v. Bedford file a memorandum in response by 10 a.m. on May 9 in the discretionary appeal and claimed appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 4, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Whitaker v. Timmerman-Cooper as moot because appellant was discharged from prison.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 3, 2011
The Court referred three cases to mediation and returned two cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for May 2, 2011
The Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 29, 2011
The Court entered an immediate interim remedial suspension against attorney Michelle Wickerham.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 27, 2011
The Court publicly reprimanded attorney Bruce R. Freedman based on a certified report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 26, 2011
In State v. Davis, the Court temporarily stayed the appeals court judgment pending the filing of a response and a ruling on a motion for immediate stay by the Court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 26, 2011
The Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals in three separate cases: State ex rel. Albourque v. Terry, State ex rel. Gooden v. Teodosio and State ex rel. Barb v. Cuyahoga Cty. Jury Commr.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 25, 2011
The Court granted a motion for reconsideration and reinstated the appeal in State v. Miller.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 22, 2011
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Fink, the Court remanded the case to the bar to investigate apparent inconsistencies between the respondent’s testimony and information available about his past discipline offenses and CLE compliance.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 21, 2011
In State v. Bedford, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on May 17.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 20, 2011
On review of order certifying conflict in In re M.N., the Court determined that no conflict exists and dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 19, 2011
The Court denied motions for reconsideration in State ex rel. DeWine v. Burge.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 18, 2011
The Court released the official citations of 17 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 15, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion to designate State ex rel. Kingsley v. State Emp. Relations Bd. an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 14, 2011
The Court accepted the resignations of two attorneys with disciplinary action pending for each and reinstated one attorney to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 13, 2011
In PNH v. Alfa Laval Flow, Inc., the Court granted appelle’s motion for continuance of oral argument scheduled for April 19 and rescheduled it for May 25.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 13, 2011
In State ex rel. N. Ohio Chapter of Associated Builders & Contrs., Inc. v. Barberton City Schools Bd. of Edn., the Court denied emergency motions to dismiss by the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the board of education.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 12, 2011
In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vivo, the Court granted a motion to remand the matter to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 11, 2011
The Court dismissed In re T.M. because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 8, 2011
The Court ordered In re B.M.S. to proceed according to the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio that pertain to the termination of parental rights or adoption of a minor child.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for April 7, 2011
The Court granted and denied several motions related to respondents’ motion for in camera review and relater’s memorandum in opposition in State ex rel. McCaffrey v. Mahoning Cty. Prosecutor’s Office.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 7, 2011
The Court found Elyria attorney J. Terry Robinson in contempt for failure to comply with a previous court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 6, 2011
The Court denied a motion for a stay of execution and a motion for a competency determination in State v. Bedford.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 5, 2011
The Court reinstated Molly A. Rice to the practice of law in Ohio based on the recommendation of the Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 4, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion to remand Indus. Land Partners, L.L.C. v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals for the purpose of entering a stipulation and order reflecting a settlement.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for April 1, 2011
The Court denied motions to reconsider and to hear additional oral arguments regarding its decision in Fed. Ins. Co. v. Executive Coach Luxury Travel Inc.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 31, 2011
The Court imposed stayed license suspensions against two attorneys in the cases of Disciplinary Counsel v. Grigsby and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Kenneth Freeman.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 30, 2011
The Court dismissed the cases of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. v. Briggs and Mentor Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. Of Education v. Mohat as having been improvidently accepted.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 28, 2011
The Court denied a motion for an emergency stay of the lower court’s decision in State v. Pavlich pending the outcome of appellant’s appeal to the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 28, 2011
The Court determined that State ex rel. Lemons v. Kontos originated in the court of appeals and therefore should proceed as an appeal of right.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 24, 2011
The Court found 10 attorneys in contempt for failing to comply with previous Court orders.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 23, 2011
The Court granted a joint motion of appellee and amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine to allow amicus curiae to share the oral argument time allotted to appellee in State V. Lester on April 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 21, 2011
The Court released the official citations of five cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 17, 2011
In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Wolfson, the Court terminated the probation of Portsmouth attorney Richard E. Wolfson.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 16, 2011
In State v. Troiano, the Court granted a motion for reconsideration by accepting a discretionary appeal on Proposition of Law No. I, held the cause for a decision in State v. Barker and stayed the briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 15, 2011
The Court granted two requests by appellants to dismiss their cases: Couple to Couple League Internatl., Inc. v. Testa and Davis v. CNG Fin. Corp.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 14, 2011
The Court granted respondent's motion to file exhibit 1 under seal in State ex rel. Crooks v. Corbin.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 11, 2011
The Court granted a motion to allow amicus curiae Cuyahoga County Public Defender and Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to share the oral argument time allotted to appellee in Cleveland Hts. V. Lewis on March 23.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 10, 2011
In State ex rel. Defiance Cty. Bd. of Commrs. v. Hilkert, the Court granted a motion for stay of briefing to facilitate mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 9, 2011
The Court dismissed State v. Grant because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 8, 2011
The Court suspended Virginia attorney Alan W. Koehler from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 7, 2011
The Court released the official citations of four cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 4, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Lutz v. Brilliant Water & Sewer Dist. Bd. of Trustees based on a joint application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 3, 2011
The Court terminated the probation of attorney Donald L. Walker and reinstated attorneys Bruce R. Freedman and Branislav Pandurevic to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for March 2, 2011
In State ex rel. McCaffrey v. Mahoning Cty. Prosecutor’s Office, the Court granted respondents’ motion to supplement their motion to stay and denied three other motions.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 2, 2011
The Court denied a joint motion for reconsideration or clarification in Allstate Ins. Co. v. Campbell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for March 1, 2011
The Court granted motions to set execution dates in four cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Feb. 28, 2011
In Berry v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court granted a joint emergency motion to continue Tuesday’s oral argument and rescheduled it for Sept. 6.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 28, 2011
The Court granted relator’s motion to strike the attachments to respondent’s answer brief in Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 25, 2011
The Court referred one case to mediation and returned four cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 24, 2011
The Court granted a motion to continue the date of oral argument in State ex rel. N. Ohio Chapter of Associated Builders & Contrs., Inc. v. Barberton City School Bd. of Edn. from March 23 and rescheduled it for April 19.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 23, 2011
In State v. Baston, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on March 10.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 22, 2011
The Court released the official citations of eight cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 18, 2011
The Court denied Clarence Carter’s motion to continue the execution date set for April 12 in State v. Carter.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Feb. 17, 2011
The Court ordered the appellee in In re J.B.A. to file a response to appellant’s motion to stay execution of the appeals court’s Dec. 12, 2010, judgment by Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 17, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Viceroy v. Saffold after considering appellant’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 16, 2011
Among the 11 cases the Court agreed to hear, six of them were held pending a decision in State v. Williams and had their briefing schedules stayed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 15, 2011
The Court denied appellee’s motion to vary time for oral argument scheduled for Feb. 16 in In re C.B.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 14, 2011
The Court terminated the probation of Seven Hills attorney Edward J. Nagorny.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 11, 2011
The Court returned five cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 10, 2011
The Court reinstated two attorneys to the practice of law in Ohio: John H. Large and John J. Plough.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 9, 2011
In State v. Porozynski, the Court granted appellant’s application for dismissal.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 8, 2011
The Court granted motions to set execution dates in seven cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 7, 2011
The Court released the official citations of 10 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 4, 2011
The Court reinstated attorney J. Michael Nicks to the practice of law in Ohio with probation imposed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 3, 2011
In State v. Everette, the Court granted appellant’s motion to appoint Jeremy J. Masters of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender as counsel.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Feb. 2, 2011
In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Trainor, the Court denied the respondent's motion to vacate the Supreme Court's Jan. 24, 2010, order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 2, 2011
The Court issued nine merit decisions without opinions, 14 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear six cases, and declined to hear 86 cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Feb. 1, 2011
The Court placed the appendix to appellee's merit brief under seal in In re C.P.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 31, 2011
The Court referred three cases to mediation and returned one case to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 27, 2011
In State v. Spisak, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Feb. 17.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 26, 2011
The Court entered an immediate interim remedial suspension against Lakewood attorney Bryan S. Freeman and immediately ordered him to cease and desist from the practice of law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 25, 2011
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown, the Court found Bruce A. Brown in contempt of a previous court order and ordered him to pay a $50,000 civil penalty.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 25, 2011
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Masters v. Nationsway Transport Serv., Inc. because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 24, 2011
In State ex rel. King v. Court of Appeals, Ninth Appellate Dist., the Court ordered respondents to file their response to the complaint for a writ of prohibition by Jan. 28.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 24, 2011
The Court referred one case to mediation and returned three cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 21, 2011
The Court granted a motion to allow amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to share the oral argument time allotted to appellee in In re C.P. on Feb. 16.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 20, 2011
The Court reinstated Toledo attorney George T. Peters to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 19, 2011
The Court issued nine merit decisions without opinions, 10 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear four cases, declined to hear 56 cases, and granted a motion in a disciplinary case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 18, 2011
In State v. Gould, the Court granted appellee’s motion for appointment of counsel.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 14, 2011
The Court granted appellant’s motion for a stay of the appeals court judgment in State v. McAlmont.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 14, 2011
In State ex rel. Scanlon v. Pepple, the Court granted an application for dismissal filed by the relator.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 12, 2011
The Court granted a request in Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Moeves for relator to redact all personal identifiers from the attachments to relator’s Notice to the Court within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 11, 2011
The Court disapproved an application for admission to the practice of law in Ohio by Hassan J. Griffin.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 10, 2011
The Court dismissed the amended complaint in mandamus in State ex rel. Painter v. Brunner (2010-2205).

Supreme Case Announcement for Jan. 10, 2011
The Court consolidated two cases for oral argument only that are scheduled to be argued on March 22: In re Application of Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. and In re Application for Establishment of Arrangement Between Eramet Marietta, Inc. and Columbus S. Power Co.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 7, 2011
In State ex rel. Painter v. Brunner, the Court granted a writ of mandamus in a dispute over provisional ballots cast in the election for Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 7, 2011
In Engel v. Univ. of Toledo College of Medicine and State ex rel. Merrill v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, the Court specified the flow of oral argument in both cases, which are scheduled for oral argument on Feb. 1.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 6, 2011
The Court reinstated to the practice of law Akron attorney Jana B. DeLoach and Portsmouth attorney George R. Hamm.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Jan. 5, 2011
In State v. Lanier, the Court vacated part of the appeals court judgment and remanded the case to the appeals court. The Court also cancelled the Feb. 15 oral argument for In re Estate of Centorbi and noted it will be rescheduled.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 5, 2011
The Court granted a motion to allow amicus curiae Ohio Association for Justice to share the oral argument time allotted to respondents in Mentor Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Mohat on Feb. 16.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 4, 2011
The Court dismissed two cases: [State ex rel.] Furlong v. Quinn and Szerszen v. Summit Chase Condominiums.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Jan. 3, 2011
The Court reinstated four attorneys to the practice of law: Brooklyn Heights attorney Robert B. Kapitan, Chagrin Falls attorney Douglas A. King Sr., Dayton attorney Cynthia A. Karns, and Michigan attorney Asad S. Farah.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 30, 2010
The Court denied a motion for reconsideration in Geesaman v. St. Ritas’s Med. Ctr.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 30, 2010
The Court suspended Columbus attorney Charles W. McGowan from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 29, 2010
In State ex rel. Painter v. Brunner, the Court granted motions to intervene and temporary injunctive relief, granted an alternative writ of mandamus, and ordered a briefing schedule for the presentation of evidence and filing of briefs in a dispute over provisional ballots cast in the election for Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 29, 2010
The Court issued six merit decisions with opinions, five merit decisions without opinions, 13 motion and procedural rulings, declined to hear 41 cases, and denied motions to reconsider seven cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 28, 2010
The Court reinstated attorney David N. Patterson to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 27, 2010
The Court publicly reprimanded attorney Michael J. Godles.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 23, 2010
The Court reinstated Cincinnati attorney James R. Garvin to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 22, 2010
The Court accepted the resignations from the practice of law -- with disciplinary action pending -- of attorneys Gregory G. Spitz and Walter P. Bubna.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 21, 2010
The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education today issued sanctions for 407 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 21, 2010
The Court ordered Bruce A. Brown to appear in person on Jan. 19, 2011, to show cause why he should not be found in contempt for his failure to abide by previous Court orders.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 20, 2010
In State ex rel. Painter v. Brunner, the Court ordered the case to proceed as an original action instead of an expedited election matter.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 20, 2010
In State v. Osie, the Court granted a motion to supplement the record and ordered the Butler County Clerk of Courts to supplement the record with the Feb. 18, 2009, hearing transcript within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 17, 2010
The Court terminated the probation of Cincinnati attorney James P. Kenney and Cleveland attorney John W. Vogel.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 16, 2010
The Court reinstated attorney Gilbert J. Gradisar to the practice of law.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 15, 2010
The Court issued three merit decisions with opinions, 10 merit decisions without opinions, nine motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear eight cases, declined to hear 53 cases, and denied motions to reconsider five cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 14, 2010
The Court referred four cases to mediation and returned one case to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 13, 2010
The Court granted appellant’s application for dismissal in Lowes Homes Ctrs., Inc. v. Wood Cty. Bd. of Revision,an appeal from the Board of Tax Appeals.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 10, 2010
The Court denied appellant’s motion for stay of the lower court order and foreclosure scheduled for Dec. 13 in Parkview Fed. Sav. Bank v. Grim.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 10, 2010
The Court reinstated attorney Thomas H. Vogtsberger to the practice of law in Ohio and found attorney Kenneth N. Shaw in contempt for failure to comply with a previous Court order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 9, 2010
In State v. Griffin, the Court accepted a discretionary appeal, vacated the appeals court’s judgment and remanded the case to the appeals court.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 8, 2010
The Court suspended Chagrin Falls attorney Paul N. Peterson from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 7, 2010
The Court granted a joint motion to supplement the record in the Hamilton County death penalty case State v. Kirkland.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 6, 2010
The Court ordered appellee in Parkview Fed. Sav. Bank v. Grimm to file a response by Dec. 9 to a motion for stay and foreclosure scheduled for Dec. 13.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 6, 2010
The Court released the official citations of 10 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Annuncement for Dec. 3, 2010
In Disciplinary Counsel v. Nicks, the Court granted a motion to cure contempt based on an affidavit of compliance filed by the respondent.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Dec. 2, 2010
In the expedited election case State ex rel. Murray v. Scioto Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court found that Murray is not entitled to the requested extraordinary writ of prohibition to prevent the recall election and denied the writ of prohibition and dismissed the mandamus claim.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 2, 2010
In R2H, L.L.C. v. E.POCH Properties, L.L.C., the Court denied appellant’s motion for stay of execution and motion to compel discovery.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Dec. 1, 2010
The Court issued six merit decisions with opinions, 23 merit decisions without opinions, 27 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear eight cases, declined to hear 57 cases, denied motions to reconsider 20 cases, and granted motions to reconsider two cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 30, 2010
The Court referred seven cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 29, 2010
The Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 24, 2010
The Court reinstated two attorneys to the practice of law in Ohio and accepted the resignations of two attorneys with disciplinary action pending for both.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 23, 2010
The Court granted appellant’s motion to supplement the record with a transcript from a July 22, 2009, pretrial in State v. Mammone, a Stark County death penalty case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 22, 2010
The Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 19, 2010
The Court terminated the probation of attorney Bryon L. Potts.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 19, 2010
The Court dismissed State v. Olcese because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 18, 2010
The Court denied appellant’s motion for an immediate stay of the appeals court’s judgment and trial court hearing on remand in Third Fed. Sav. Bank v. Cox.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 17, 2010
The Court ordered appellee in State v. Daley to file a response to appellant’s motion for emergency stay of the trial court order by 9 a.m. Nov. 19.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 16, 2010
The Court found attorney Thomas H. Vogtsberger in contempt for failing to comply with a previous court order.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 15, 2010
In an expedited election case, State ex rel. Murray v. Scioto Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ordered the parties to comply with a briefing and evidence schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 15, 2010
The Court dismissed two cases because of missed filing deadlines.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 12, 2010
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Alston v. Interpak, Inc. because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 10, 2010
In Akron Bar Assn. v. Holda, the Court ordered respondent to pay board costs and interest by Dec. 17 or risk being suspended from the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 8, 2010
The Court suspended Moreland Hills attorney William B. Schatz from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 4, 2010
The Court ordered appellants in two cases, who had previously filed notices of pending motions to certify a conflict, to show cause within 14 days why the Court should not proceed to consider the jurisdictional memoranda filed in the cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 3, 2010
The Court referred 11 cases to mediation and returned nine cases to the regular docket from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 2, 2010
The Court terminated the probation of attorney Phillip P. Taylor and reinstated to the practice of law attorney Ronald E. Wilhelm.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Nov. 1, 2010
The Court dismissed a writ of mandamus involving an expedited election matter in State ex rel. Owens v. Ohio Elections Comm.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Nov. 1, 2010
In State v. Cornwell, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Nov. 16.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 28, 2010
The Court denied a motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration by vexatious litigator Prasad Bikkani.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 27, 2010
The Court issued 10 merit decisions without opinions, 10 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear six cases, declined to hear 66 cases, denied motions to reconsider seven cases, and agreed to reconsider one case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 26, 2010
The Court affirmed the appeals court judgment in State ex rel. Bardwell v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Commrs. that sanctioned appellant over his claims of alleged violations of Ohio’s public records law.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 25, 2010
In two cases seeking public records from the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners, the Court granted respondents’ motion to stay the case pending mediation and ordered that a new due date will be set for the filing of an answer if the case is returned from mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 25, 2010
The Court released the official citations of five cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form and referred one case to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 21, 2010
In the State v. Craig death penalty appeal, the Court granted motions to stay the supplemental briefing until further notice and ordered the parties to notify the Court when the U.S. Supreme Court issues its decision in Bullcoming v. New Mexico.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 20, 2010
In the State v. Lang death penalty appeal, the Court granted a motion for supplemental briefing and ordered appellant to address whether post-release control was properly imposed in light of the decision in State v. Fry.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 19, 2010
The Court granted a motion for reconsideration and affirmed the appeals court’s judgment in State v. Hitchcock.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 18, 2010
The Court granted a motion for reconsideration and reinstated the appeal in State ex rel. Scheck v. Collier.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 15, 2010
The Court denied an application for leave to file a return to the vexatious litigator order instanter by Gregory T. Howard in In re Howard.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 14, 2010
After applying for reinstatement, complying with attorney rules and paying all applicable registration and reinstatement fees, the Court reinstated to the practice of law 106 attorneys who had previously been suspended for failing to file their certificate of registration and paying applicable fees.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 13, 2010
The Court issued six merit decisions without opinions, eight motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear five cases, declined to hear 96 cases, and denied motions to reconsider four cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 12, 2010
The Court suspended attorney Joseph N. Williams from the practice of law on an interim basis after being notified of his felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 11, 2010
The Court accepted the resignations – with disciplinary action pending – of two attorneys: Timothy J. Armstrong and Eric J. Moesle.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 8, 2010
The Court granted a joint motion to allow amicus curiae Constitutional Law Professors to share the oral argument time allotted to appellants and Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association to share the oral argument time allotted to appellee in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Levin on Oct. 13. The Court also granted a joint motion to allow amicus curiae Margaret Wong & Associates Co., L.P.A. to share the oral argument time allotted to appellee in State v. Feldman on Oct. 13.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Oct. 7, 2010
The Court denied a motion for reconsideration in In re Adoption of G.V.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 7, 2010
The Court publicly reprimanded attorney William T. Zaffiro Jr. in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. V. Zaffiro.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 6, 2010
The Court accepted discretionary appeals in 11 cases, reversed appeals courts’ judgments that rejected constitutional challenge to the Adam Walsh Act on separation-of-powers grounds, and remanded them to trial courts for further proceedings based on the decision in State v. Bodyke.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 5, 2010
The Court granted a motion for attorney Timothy R. Sterkel to withdraw as counsel in In re C.B.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 4, 2010
The Court released the official citations of six cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Oct. 1, 2010
In State ex rel. Hillman v. Holbrook, the Court determined the case should proceed as an appeal of right rather than a discretionary appeal and a claimed appeal of right as originally filed.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 30, 2010
The Court dismissed two cases because of missed filing deadlines.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 29, 2010
The Court ordered parties in Disciplinary Counsel v. Lapine to file briefs by Oct. 18 answering questions regarding whether the Supreme Court must impose reciprocal discpline after the Securities and Exchange Commission disciplines an attorney.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 29, 2010
The Court issued three merit decisions with opinions, 18 merit decisions without opinions, 30 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear 11 cases, declined to hear 100 cases, and denied motions to reconsider 12 cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 28, 2010
The Court stayed all lower court orders and proceedings related to an adoption case pending resolution of a motion for reconsideration and further order of the Supreme Court. The Court also dismissed a case involving termination of parental rights/adoption.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 28, 2010
Because the check to pay the filing fee for a notice of appeal in State ex rel. Scheck V. Collier was returned for insufficient funds, the Court dismissed the case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 27, 2010
The Court ordered parties in State v. Craig to file supplemental briefs to address issues related to a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 24, 2010
In State v. Benge, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Oct. 6, 2010.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 23, 2010
The Court suspended attorney Kenneth N. Shaw from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, with one year stayed on conditions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 22, 2010
In State ex rel. Knowlton v. Noble Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a writ of prohibition to prevent certification of write-in candidate Stephen S. Hannum for Noble County sheriff in the general election.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 22, 2010
The Court found two attorneys – Peter F. Fletcher and Michael P. Allerding – in contempt for failure to comply with previous orders and suspended them until they comply.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 20, 2010
The Court denied a motion to vacate an order of contempt in Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Nance and publicly reprimanded attorney Jay P. Goodman in Disciplinary Counsel v. Goodman.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 17, 2010
The Court granted a motion for a stay of execution of the court of appeals' judgment in State v. Gunnell.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 17, 2010
The court vacated CLE orders involving a deceased attorney.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 16, 2010
The Court dismissed State ex rel. Krihwan v. Falkowski because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 15, 2010
The Court found attorney Rita R. Johnson in contempt for failing to comply with a previous court order and suspended her until she comes into compliance.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 14, 2010
The Court granted a motion in McKay v. McKay for appellant to redact personal identifying information in the case within 10 days.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 13, 2010
The Court found attorney Andrew C. Lockshin in contempt for failing to surrender his attorney registration card and filing an affidavit of compliance on or before June 24.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 10, 2010
The Court granted a joint motion to allow amicus curiae Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to share the oral argument time allotted to appellant in State v. Poole on Sept. 14.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 9, 2010
In a mandamus public records case, State ex rel. Am. Civ. Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court granted a motion to extend the time for filing evidence by the Transition Executive Committee et al. to Sept. 24.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 7, 2010
In Mercer Dev., L.P. v. Mercer Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted appellant’s motion for stay/injunction of the appeals court’s decision.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 8, 2010
In Kincaid v. Erie Ins. Co., the Court granted a motion for amicus curiae Progressive Preferred Insurance Company et al. to participate in the Sept. 28 oral argument in support of the appellant.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 7, 2010
Six opinions from official reports replaced slip opinions previously released. Court dismissed two cases upon motion.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Sept. 3, 2010
Motion for emergency stay denied in Vaughn v. Cubbon.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 3, 2010
The Court denied a request for leave to file a notice of appeal by vexatious litigators Yvonne D. Webb Lewis and Sidney T. Lewis in In re Lewis.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Sept. 2, 2010
The Court announced actions in three disciplinary cases, including reinstating two attorneys to the practice of law in Ohio.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 31, 2010
The Court dismissed one case and returned one case to the regular docket that had been referred to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 30, 2010
The Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form and dismissed one case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 27, 2010
The Court issued orders in six disciplinary cases, one merit decision with opinion, and one miscellaneous order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 26, 2010
In State v. Keith, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Sept. 15, 2010. In addition, the Court announced two other motion and procedural rulings, four disciplinary cases and one miscellaneous order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 25, 2010
The Court issued four merit decisions with opinions, 16 merit decisions without opinions, 30 motion and procedural rulings, agreed to hear nine cases, declined to hear 121 cases, denied motions to reconsider 10 cases, and granted a motion to reconsider one case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 24, 2010
The Court issued five merit decisions with opinions: four disciplinary cases and one unauthorized practice of law case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 23, 2010
The Court released the official citations of four cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 20, 2010
The Court granted a motion to continue the Sept. 29 oral argument in Engle v. Univ. of Toledo College of Medicine and reschedule it at a later date. The Court also dismissed two cases, issued orders in two disciplinary cases, accepted the resignation of an attorney and denied one miscellaneous order.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 19, 2010
The Court issued three merit decisions with opinions, dismissed two cases, referred four cases to mediation and returned four cases from mediation to the regular docket.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 18. 2010
The Court released four merit decisions with opinions, affirming the judgment of the appeals court in all four cases.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 17, 2010
In State ex rel. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas, the Supreme Court granted relator's motion for an emergency stay and set a briefing schedule.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 17, 2010
Based on the Court's June 3 State v. Bodyke decision, dispositions were entered in 127 other sexual offender reclassification cases that were pending on appeal. The Court also announced that an additional 23 sexual offender reclassification cases are no longer held for State v. Bodyke, but are held for decisions in three other sexual offender reclassification cases. The Court also denied a motion for reconsideration of State v. Bodyke.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 16, 2010
The Court issued seven final official report opinions to replace slip opinions.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 11, 2010
The Court suspended attorney Gregory G. Spitz from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 11, 2010
The Court granted a motion by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline to supplement the record in Erie-Huron Grievance Commt. v. Stoll. The Court also denied a request for leave to file a motion for reconsideration by vexatious litigator Daries Sherills.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 10, 2010
Upon consideration of petitioner’s application for dismissal, the Court dismissed Grissom v. Bradshaw.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 9, 2010
The Court released the official citations of 15 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form and issued one motion and procedural ruling.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 6, 2010
The Court granted a stay of execution scheduled for Nov. 15 in a death penalty appeal in State v. Osie. The Court also issued two other motion and procedural rulings and dismissed one case.

Supreme Court Second Case Announcement for Aug. 5, 2010
The Court suspended attorney Robert L. Schwartz from the practice of law on an interim basis because of a felony conviction. The Court also denied appellant’s motion for stay in an appeal involving termination of parental rights/adoption in In re Z.N.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 5, 2010
The Court issued motions and procedural rulings in two cases and dismissed one case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 4, 2010
In State v. Jones, the Court denied appellant’s motion for new attorneys to be appointed for the direct death penalty appeal. The Court also found three attorneys in contempt for failing to comply with Court orders in three separate cases.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 3, 2010
The Court granted a motion to withdraw as counsel for appellant without substitution in State ex rel. Alston v. Interpak, Inc. In addition, the Court granted appellant’s motion to seal a portion of the record in Wilhelm-Kissinger v. Kissinger.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for Aug. 2, 2010
The Court reconsidered its July 21 decision to decline jurisdiction and dismiss State v. Mbodji and agreed to hear the case. In addition, the Court remanded S. Euclid-Lyndhurst City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision to the Board of Tax Appeals and released the official citations of 10 cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 30, 2010
The Court referred three cases to mediation.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 29, 2010
The Court dismissed State v. Williams because of a missed filing deadline.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 28, 2010
In Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Mitchell, the Court denied respondent’s applications for reinstatement. The Court also dismissed one case and issued a motion and procedural ruling in another case.

Supreme Court Case Announcement for July 26, 2010
In State v. Davie, the Court issued several orders to facilitate the timely consideration of any matters relating to the execution of appellant’s sentence on Aug. 10, 2010. In addition, the Court released the official citations of seven cases that were previously announced in slip opinion form.