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Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: May 11, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2734
Docket Number: 2014-0807

Justia Opinion Summary: The owner of property consisting of several residential parcels that were part of a government-subsidized, low-income housing project, challenged the valuations of the property for tax years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The Fra...

State v. Polk  
Date: May 11, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2735
Docket Number: 2016-0271

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the court of appeals erred in affirming the judgment of the county court of common pleas suppressing evidence seized during the warrantless search of an unattended book bag conducted by a school empl...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Jacob
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2733
Docket Number: 2016-1488
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lech
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2737
Docket Number: 2017-0359
In re Resignation of Eynon
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2742
Docket Number: 2017-0425
In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of Squires
Date: May 3, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2626
Docket Number: 2005-68789
State ex rel. James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1426
Docket Number: 2014-1157

Justia Opinion Summary: Norman James was injured while employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. James later quit his job at Wal-Mart. James briefly got a job with Casper Transport Inc. and Casper Service Automotive (Casper). On June 1, 2007, James was...

Groveport Madison Local Schools Bd. of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1428
Docket Number: 2015-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: The former owner of the subject property at issue in this case filed a valuation complaint in 2006 seeking to reduce the property’s tax-year-2005 value. The Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) lowered the value but f...

State ex rel. Thomas v. Richard  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1343
Docket Number: 2016-0962

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Appellant was charged in Warren County, Ohio with two drug-related felony offenses. Appellant fled the jurisdiction before trial and was later imprisoned in Pennsylvania for federal drug convictions. In 2012, Ap...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Denslow
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1429
Docket Number: 2016-1487
Dauch v. Erie County Board of Revision  
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1412
Docket Numbers: 2014-2008, 2014-2009, 2014-2010

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in these three consolidated appeals was whether the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) acted reasonably and lawfully in valuing properties based on recent arm’s-length-sale prices. The first case involved a residential...

Wilson v. Lawrence  
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1410
Docket Numbers: 2015-2081, 2016-0180

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Gorman contracted with James Wilson to purchase a fifteen percent interest in Marine 1, LLC for $300,000. At the time Gorman died, he owed Wilson $187,000 on the contract. The probate court appointed William Lawre...

State ex rel. Samarghandi v. Ferenc  
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1413
Docket Number: 2016-0837

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants and Grady Reed were shareholders in a closely held corporation. In a 2010 complaint, Reed alleged that Appellants had breached the shareholders’ agreement and demanded relief in the form of money damages. Afte...

State v. Rahab  
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1401
Docket Number: 2015-1892

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with burglary. Before Defendant’s trial was to begin, the court confirmed that Defendant had been offered and rejected a plea offer. After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty. Following a sente...

Perry v. Sloan
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1404
Docket Number: 2016-0750
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