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Dayton Bar Assn. v. Wilcoxson
Date: August 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7157
Docket Number: 2017-0663
State ex rel. Langhenry v. Britt  
Date: August 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7172
Docket Number: 2017-0753

Justia Opinion Summary: The clerk of the Cleveland City Council rejected a referendum petition seeking to repeal Cleveland Ordinance No. 305-17, finding that it would “unconstitutionally impair an already existing and binding contract.” Several...

State v. D.B.  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6952
Docket Number: 2015-0192

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question certified to it by the Second District Court of Appeals, holding that the general division of the court of common pleas must sentence a juvenile under Ohio Rev. Code Chapter 2929 for...

Gyugo v. Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6953
Docket Number: 2016-0564

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant failed to disclose his sealed criminal conviction on an application for employment and on applications to renew his registration as an adult-services worker with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilitie...

Patrick v. Bunting  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6954
Docket Number: 2016-1375

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. In his habeas corpus petition Appellant asserted that the common pleas court lacked jurisdictio...

Swain v. Harris  
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6962
Docket Number: 2016-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Appellant was convicted of aggravated murder, but his conviction was reversed on appeal and rem...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Heben
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6965
Docket Number: 2016-1495
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Williamson
Date: July 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6963
Docket Number: 2017-0226
Dayton v. State  
Date: July 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6909
Docket Number: 2015-1549

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether three statutes regulating local authorities’ use of red-light and speedy cameras offend the home-rule powers granted to a municipality in Ohio Const. art. XVIII, 3 or whether they qualif...

State ex rel. Peterson v. McClelland  
Date: July 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6922
Docket Number: 2016-0741

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s petition for writs of mandamus and prohibition. Appellant was convicted of aggravated robbery, felonious assault, and having a weapon wh...

State ex rel. Burroughs v. Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System Board  
Date: July 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6923
Docket Number: 2016-0921

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a limited writ of mandamus and ordering the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System Board and Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System (collectively, th...

State v. Wogenstahl  
Date: July 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6873
Docket Number: 1995-0042

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reopened Appellant’s direct appeal of his capital murder conviction to consider whether the trial court had jurisdiction over Appellant’s aggravated murder charge. Appellant was convicted of the kidnapp...

Wills v. Turner  
Date: July 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6874
Docket Number: 2016-1303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. In his petition, Appellant, an inmate, asserted flaws in the charging instrument and his senten...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Johnson
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6869
Docket Numbers: 2014-0136, 2014-1403
Disciplinary Counsel v. Little
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6871
Docket Number: 2016-1838
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