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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
State ex rel. Bradford v. Dinkelacker  
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1342
Docket Number: 2016-0252

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking an order compelling Appellee, a Court of Common Pleas of Hamilton county judge, to vacate his sentence as void and to resentencing him “according to the verdict r...

State ex rel. Dailey v. Dawson  
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1350
Docket Number: 2016-0812

Justia Opinion Summary: The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted five individuals with two misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty. Thereafter, the city of East Cleveland filed an identical dereliction-of-duty charge against each of the defend...

State ex rel. Miller v. Pinkney  
Date: April 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1335
Docket Number: 2015-0612

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator filed an original action in mandamus against the Cuyahoga County sheriff seeking to compel, pursuant to Ohio’s Public Records Act, the production of all offense or incident reports in the possession, custody or c...

McGowan v. Medpace, Inc.
Date: April 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1340
Docket Number: 2015-1756
In re Resignation of Reed
Date: April 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1344
Docket Number: 2017-0403
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin
Date: April 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1237
Docket Number: 2017-0341
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