Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2011

State v. Carlisle  
Date: December 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6553
Docket Number: 2010-2158

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Jack Carlisle guilty of kidnapping and gross sexual imposition (GSI) and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment for kidnapping and one year of imprisonment for GSI, to be served concurrently. The trial c...

State ex rel. Nelson v. Russo
Date: December 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6552
Docket Number: 2011-1438
State v. Hunter  
Date: December 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6524
Docket Number: 2007-2021

Justia Opinion Summary: A three-judge panel convicted Lamont Hunter for the aggravated murder and rape of a three-year-old and child endangerment. The panel sentenced Hunter to death based on two death-penalty specifications: aggravated murder...

State ex rel. Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Indus. Comm'n  
Date: December 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6525
Docket Number: 2010-0955

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee was injured in an industrial accident in 1987. The last injury-related bill submitted to either self-insured Employer or its third-party administrator (collectively, Employer) was paid in 1997. In 2008, Employee...

State v. Monford
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6398
Docket Number: 2010-1949
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Martin
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6396
Docket Number: 2011-1401
State ex rel. McKinney v. McKay  
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6397
Docket Number: 2011-1403

Justia Opinion Summary: After Appellant Jermaine McKinney was convicted and sentenced in a criminal case, Appellant petitioned for writs of mandamus and procendendo to compel Appellee, a county court of common pleas judge, to issue a final, app...

Akron Bar Assn. v. Fink
Date: December 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6342
Docket Number: 2010-2140
State ex rel. Untied v. Ellwood  
Date: December 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6343
Docket Number: 2011-1188

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant David Untied petitioned for a writ of prohibition to prevent the judge of the court of common pleas from proceeding with a hearing on an alleged violation of community control and a writ of mandamus to compel t...

White v. Leimbach  
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6238
Docket Number: 2010-0988

Justia Opinion Summary: Patient filed an action seeking recovery for injuries following a medical procedure Doctor performed on him allegedly without his informed consent. The trial court granted a directed verdict in favor of Doctor. The distr...

State ex rel. Doner v. Zody  
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6117
Docket Number: 2009-1292

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators, owners of land located downstream from the western spillway of Grand Lake St. Marys, petitioned for a writ of mandamus to compel Respondents, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and its director, to initia...

State ex rel. Gonzales v. Morgan  
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6047
Docket Number: 2010-0964

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant suffered an industrial injury and never returned to any type of employment. Appellant filed for permanent total disability compensation (PTD) six years later. The Industrial Commission of Ohio denied Appellant'...

State ex rel. Hayes v. Winkler
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6046
Docket Number: 2011-1381
State ex rel. George v. Indus. Comm'n  
Date: November 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6036
Docket Number: 2010-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee suffered an industrial injury and received surgery on his right shoulder, after which Employee returned to work for self-insured Employer. Employee experienced renewed shoulder complaints four years later and as...

State ex rel. Akemon v. Luebbers
Date: November 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6037
Docket Number: 2011-1151
State ex rel. Foster v. DeWeese
Date: November 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6038
Docket Number: 2011-1351
State ex rel. Dawson v. Bloom-Carroll Local Sch. Dist.  
Date: November 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6009
Docket Number: 2011-0145

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator, Angela Dawson, requested a writ of mandamus to compel Respondent, a local school district, to provide her with access to (1) itemized invoices of law firms providing services to the district in matters pertainin...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Davis
Date: November 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6016
Docket Number: 2011-1081
State ex rel. Rankin v. Mohr
Date: November 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5934
Docket Number: 2011-0997
Alexander v. Cleveland Clinic Found.
Date: November 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5936
Docket Number: 2011-1282
Disciplinary Counsel v. Siewert
Date: November 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5935
Docket Number: 2011-1400
State ex rel. Donohoe v. Indus. Comm'n  
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5798
Docket Number: 2010-0734

Justia Opinion Summary: Patrick Donohoe died from injuries sustained in a workplace accident. His widow, Catherine, filed an application for additional workers' compensation benefits, claiming that Patrick's accident resulted from his employer'...

Akron Bar Assn. v. DiCato
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5796
Docket Number: 2011-1023
Disciplinary Counsel v. Murraine
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5795
Docket Number: 2011-1042
State ex rel. Davis v. Ewers
Date: November 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5790
Docket Number: 2010-1605
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Hunter
Date: November 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5788
Docket Number: 2011-1040
State v. Haynes
Date: November 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5787
Docket Number: 2011-1219
State ex rel. Shepherd v. Astrab
Date: November 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5789
Docket Number: 2011-1232
State v. Harris
Date: November 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5783
Docket Number: 2011-1238
Longley v. Thailing
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5755
Docket Number: 2010-1844
Disciplinary Counsel v. Nittskoff
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5758
Docket Number: 2010-2245
State ex rel. Lester v. Pepple
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5756
Docket Number: 2011-0327
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lape
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5757
Docket Number: 2011-1024
State v. Heft
Date: November 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5714
Docket Number: 2010-1228
State v. Lampkin
Date: November 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5715
Docket Numbers: 2010-1975, 2010-2232
State v. Hooper
Date: November 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5716
Docket Number: 2011-0412
State v. Triplett
Date: November 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5717
Docket Number: 2011-0851
State v. El-Amin
Date: November 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5718
Docket Number: 2011-1133
Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5578
Docket Number: 2010-2021
Columbus City School Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Testa  
Date: November 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5534
Docket Number: 2010-1754

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio State University filed an application to exempt a two-story building to which it had title, predicating the exemption claim on Ohio Rev. Code 3345.17, which provides that state-university property is exempt for real...

State ex rel. Kingsley v. State Employment Relations Bd.  
Date: November 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5519
Docket Number: 2011-0441

Justia Opinion Summary: The State Employment Relations Board (SERB) appointed Kay Kingsley as an administrative law judge (ALJ), which was a classified position. Several years later, the General Assembly enacted H.B. 1, which changed the positi...

State ex rel. Martin v. Russo
Date: November 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5516
Docket Number: 2011-1223
Artisan Mechanical, Inc. v. Beiser
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5451
Docket Number: 2011-0052
State ex rel. Skyway Invest. Corp. v. Court of Common Pleas  
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5452
Docket Number: 2011-0320

Justia Opinion Summary: In the civil case underlying this appeal, John Poss filed a motion for an order that Marilyn Morris transfer to him property that was the subject of a constructive trust. Before the court ruled on Poss's motion, Morris t...

State ex rel. Lane v. Pickerington  
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5454
Docket Number: 2011-0922

Justia Opinion Summary: For several years, Appellant Paul Lane worked for the City. Later, the interim city manager terminated Lane's employment for disciplinary reasons. Lane subsequently submitted to the City's personnel director a request fo...

State ex rel. Bates v. Court of Appeals  
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5456
Docket Number: 2011-1075

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Belton was charged with aggravated murder with death-penalty specifications and aggravated robbery with firearm specifications. Belton filed a motion challenging the constitutionality of Ohio Rev. Code 2929.03 an...

State v. Mentser
Date: October 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5446
Docket Number: 2009-0273
Maralgate, L.L.C. v. Greene County Bd. of Revision  
Date: October 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5448
Docket Number: 2010-1769

Justia Opinion Summary: A family partnership purchased 749-acres for use as a farm. The entire farm enjoyed current-agricultural-use-valuation (CAUV) status until a seventy-acre parcel was transferred to Maralgate, LLC, after which the county a...

State v. Ginley
Date: October 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5447
Docket Number: 2010-1925
In re Resignation of Strawser
Date: October 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5774
Docket Number: 2011-1645
In re D.J.S.
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5342
Docket Number: 2008-1624
In re A.R.
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5344
Docket Number: 2009-0189
State v. Dehler
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5347
Docket Number: 2009-1974
Disciplinary Counsel v. Robinson
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5409
Docket Number: 2009-2267
State v. Scott
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5343
Docket Number: 2010-1483
State v. Clayborn
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5345
Docket Number: 2011-0745
In re A.R.R.
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5346
Docket Number: 2011-1027
In re Application of Whetstone
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5408
Docket Number: 2011-1325
In re Cases Held for the Decision in State v. Williams
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5348
In re Cases Held for the Decision in In re D.J.S.
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5349
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Dearfield
Date: October 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5295
Docket Number: 2010-2254
State ex rel. Baroni v. Colletti  
Date: October 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5351
Docket Number: 2011-0455

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee was involuntarily separated from his employment due to disability. Employee's treating physician later certified that Employee was able to return to work, and Employee was subsequently reinstated to the payroll...

State ex rel. Striker v. Cline  
Date: October 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5350
Docket Number: 2011-0571

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Raleigh Striker filed a pro se complaint in the court of appeals for a writ of mandamus to compel Respondents, the clerk and the city of Shelby, to make certain records available for inspection and copying unde...

Taylor v. Ernst & Young, L.L.P.  
Date: October 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5262
Docket Number: 2010-1324

Justia Opinion Summary: The superintendent of insurance, in her capacity as the liquidator of an insolvent insurer, filed an action in the county court of common pleas against an independent accounting firm that provided auditing services to th...

State ex rel. DeWine v. Court of Claims of Ohio  
Date: October 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5283
Docket Number: 2010-1837

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney submitted attorney-fee applications to the attorney general, requesting $1,563 in attorney fees for representing Client in connection with Client's application for crime-victim reparations. The attorney general...

State ex rel. Galloway v. Lucas County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: October 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5259
Docket Number: 2011-0871

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Carlos Galloway filed requests for writs of mandamus and procedendo to compel Appellees, the county court of common pleas and its judge, to issue judgments in Appellant's criminal cases that complied with Ohio...

State ex rel. Williams v. Sieve
Date: October 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5258
Docket Number: 2011-0959
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lynch
Date: October 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5410
Docket Number: 2011-1190
State ex rel. Ohioans for Fair Dists. v. Husted  
Date: October 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5333
Docket Number: 2011-1646

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators, Ohioans for Fair Districts and its members, petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to compel Respondent, Secretary of State Jon Husted, to treat Sections 1 and 2 of H.B. 319, which established new...

State v. Lester  
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5204
Docket Number: 2010-1007

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of various crimes. The judgment entry of conviction did not set out whether the conviction was based upon a guilty or no-contest plea or upon a bench trial or jury trial. Th...

State v. Troiano
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5217
Docket Number: 2010-1707
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Brown
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5198
Docket Number: 2011-0821
Disciplinary Counsel v. Williams
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5163
Docket Number: 2011-1015
State v. Jay
Date: October 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5161
Docket Number: 2009-1915
State v. Freeman
Date: October 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5162
Docket Number: 2010-1671
Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Cameron
Date: October 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5200
Docket Number: 2010-2173
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gerchak
Date: October 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5075
Docket Numbers: 2011-0700, 20110700
Vandalia-Butler City Sch. Bd. of Educ. v. County Bd. of Revision  
Date: October 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5078
Docket Number: 20091763

Justia Opinion Summary: The owner of certain property improved with a hotel challenged a valuation of its property, seeking a reduction of true value. The School District filed a countercomplaint, seeking to retain the auditor's valuation. The...

Huff v. FirstEnergy Corp.  
Date: October 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5083
Docket Number: 20100857

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee was injured by a falling tree located near, but outside, an easement maintained by Utility Company. Utility Company had hired Service Contractor to inspect trees along its power lines and to remedy any situation...

State ex rel. Smith v. Cincinnati Schools
Date: October 4, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5026
Docket Numbers: 2010-0672, 20100672
State ex rel. Cinergy Corp. v. Heber  
Date: October 4, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5027
Docket Number: 20101535

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1970, while working for Employer, Employee was injured. In 1989, Employee retired. In 2008, Employee applied for permanent total disability (PTD) compensation. The Industrial Commission of Ohio concluded that Employee...

State v. Davis  
Date: October 4, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5028
Docket Number: 20092028

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Roland Davis of aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and aggravated robbery. Davis was sentenced to death. The trial court dismissed Davis's petition for postconviction relief, and...

Boles v. Knab
Date: October 4, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5049
Docket Numbers: 2011-0808, 20110808
State ex rel. Mackey v. Dep't of Educ.  
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4910
Docket Number: 20101405

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Cerena Mackey was employed by the Ohio Department of Education when she suffered an industrial injury. After she retired from the workforce, Mackey filed for permanent total disability (PTD) compensation. The I...

Lake Cty. Bar Assn. v. Troy
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4913
Docket Numbers: 2011-0697, 20110697
Barbee v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co.  
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4914
Docket Number: 20101091

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees, members of the Barbee family, were involved in an automobile accident. Appellant, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, insured the automobile. The policy contained a provision that required an action for under...

State ex rel. Daimler Chrysler v. Indus. Comm.
Date: September 28, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4895
Docket Numbers: 2009-2058, 20092058
State ex rel. Lockhart v. Whitney
Date: September 28, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4896
Docket Numbers: 2011-0822, 20110822
State ex rel. Bell v. Brooks  
Date: September 28, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4897
Docket Number: 20101836

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Greg Bell requested that County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA), a joint self-insurance pool whose members included the majority of Ohio's counties, provide him with certain CORSA records pursuant to Ohio Rev. C...

In re Resignation of Koch
Date: September 28, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5130
Docket Numbers: 2011-1490, 20111490
State ex rel. Richardson v. Suster
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4728
Docket Numbers: 2011-0676, 20110676
State v. Goodson
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4729
Docket Numbers: 2011-0496, 20110496
Disciplinary Counsel v. Ranke
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4730
Docket Numbers: 2011-0379, 20110379
Geauga Cty. Bar Assn. v. Corrigan
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4731
Docket Numbers: 2011-0706, 20110706
Disciplinary Counsel v. Zaccagnini
Date: September 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4703
Docket Numbers: 2011-0283, 20110283
Brock v. Niemeyer
Date: September 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4704
Docket Numbers: 2011-0470, 20110470
State ex rel. Striker v. Frary
Date: September 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4705
Docket Numbers: 2011-0570, 20110570
Akron Bar Assn. v. Wittbrod
Date: September 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4706
Docket Numbers: 2010-0668, 20100668
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lawson
Date: September 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4673
Docket Numbers: 2011-0131, 20110131
Smith v. McBride  
Date: September 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4674
Docket Number: 20100809

Justia Opinion Summary: Travis Carpenter, a Clinton Township police officer, was involved in a motor vehicle accident outside his own jurisdiction while responding to a general dispatch call for assistance from an officer in another jurisdictio...

Sanderbeck v. Medina Cty.
Date: September 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4676
Docket Numbers: 2010-1654, 20101654
State ex rel. Tindira v. Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund  
Date: September 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4677
Docket Number: 20102065

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Tindira was a member of Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) while working as a police officer with Lakewood Police Department. Before he resigned from the department, Tindira filed his application for disabil...

State ex rel. Dolgencorp, Inc. v. Indus. Comm'n  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4606
Docket Number: 20100124

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee splashed bleach in her left eye while working for Employer. While Employee lost little vision as a result of the accident, Employee experienced other complications, including light sensitivity and reduced depth...

McDougald v. Brunsman
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4607
Docket Numbers: 2011-0796, 20110796
Hazel v. Knab  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4608
Docket Number: 20110825

Justia Opinion Summary: Corey Hazel filed a writ of habeas corpus to compel his release from prison. With his petition, Hazel filed an affidavit of indigency and sought waiver of prepayment of the court's filing fees. The court of appeals dismi...

Dohme v. Eurand Am., Inc.  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4609
Docket Number: 20101621

Justia Opinion Summary: After Employee was fired by Employer, Employee filed an action against Employer, claiming wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Employee argued that he was fired because he had expressed concerns about the sa...

State ex rel. Miller v. Warren County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4623
Docket Number: 20111469

Justia Opinion Summary: Mike Gilb, who had been appointed to fulfill a second unexpired term on the Mason City Council, took out candidate petitions for the upcoming general election for city council. Relators, registered voters and city reside...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cantrell
Date: September 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4554
Docket Numbers: 2011-0281, 20110281
State ex rel. Merrill v. Dep't of Natural Res.  
Date: September 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4612
Docket Number: 20091806

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, lakefront property owners and others, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and mandamus against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the State, seeking declarations that owners of propert...

State ex rel. Coble v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4550
Docket Number: 20111371

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 23, 2011, John Coble filed with the board of elections a nominating petition to run for municipal court judge at the November 8, 2011 election. On June 1, 2011, Coble withdrew his candidacy. On June 13, 2011, Cobl...

State ex rel. Mahoney v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Elections
Date: September 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4551
Docket Numbers: 2011-1386, 20111386
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Williams
Date: September 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4381
Docket Numbers: 2010-0253, 20100253
PNH, Inc. v. Alfa Laval Flow, Inc.  
Date: September 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4398
Docket Number: 20101430

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, PNH Inc. and Ronald Creatore, filed an action against Alfa Laval Flow, Inc., which manufactures equipment for sanitary processing of food and beverages, for abuse of process and tortious interference with a c...

Akron Bar Assn. v. Miller
Date: September 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4412
Docket Numbers: 2011-0694, 20110694
Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp. v. McKinley  
Date: September 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4432
Docket Number: 20100720

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose because the settlement of a personal-injury suit brought by a recipient of workers' compensation benefits against a third-party tortfeasor did not make any provision to repay the statutory subrogee, the O...

State ex rel. Julnes v. S. Euclid City Council  
Date: September 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4485
Docket Number: 20111387

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Euclid City Council enacted an ordinance that amended the zoning for certain property. Relators, city residents, filed a referendum petition seeking submission of the ordinance to the city's electorate. The cit...

McClellan v. Mack
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4216
Docket Numbers: 2011-0546, 20110546
Disciplinary Counsel v. Karris
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4243
Docket Numbers: 2010-1898, 20101898
In re Application of Wintering
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4245
Docket Numbers: 2011-0588, 20110588
Geauga County Bar Ass'n v. Haig  
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4271
Docket Number: 20110564

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Haig, a loan officer who was not an attorney, prepared pleadings that his customers filed in two foreclosure cases before the court of common pleas. Relator, the county bar association, charged that Haig committe...

Akron Bar Assn. v. DeLoach
Date: August 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4201
Docket Numbers: 2011-0353, 20110353
In re Application of Bickel
Date: August 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4202
Docket Numbers: 2011-0433, 20110433
State ex rel. Pruitt v. Common Court of Pleas  
Date: August 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4203
Docket Number: 20110520

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Pruitt filed writs of mandamus and prohibition to compel Appellees, common pleas court judges, to vacate his convictions and sentence. Pruitt argued that the common pleas court erred in entering a sentence that i...

State v. Lang  
Date: August 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4215
Docket Number: 20071741

Justia Opinion Summary: Edward Lang was convicted of the aggravated murder of two persons and aggravated robbery, with each count carrying gun specifications. Lang was sentenced to death for one murder and life with no possibility of parole for...

State ex rel. Edwards Land Co., Ltd. v. Delaware County Bd. of Elections  
Date: August 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4397
Docket Number: 20111266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Liberty Township board of trustees approved a zoning amendment that rezoned three parcels of township land. Subsequently, a group of petitioners filed a referendum petition seeking to submit the board's action approv...

State ex rel. Mack v. Collier
Date: August 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4188
Docket Numbers: 2011-0719, 20110719
State ex rel. Hazel v. Bender
Date: August 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4197
Docket Numbers: 2011-0531, 20110531
Disciplinary Counsel v. Shuler
Date: August 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4198
Docket Numbers: 2011-0307, 20110307
Disciplinary Counsel v. Dundon
Date: August 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4199
Docket Numbers: 2011-0339, 20110339
King v. ProMedica Health Sys., Inc.  
Date: August 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4200
Docket Number: 20101236

Justia Opinion Summary: Virginia King was injured in an automobile accident and was treated for her injuries at Toledo Hospital. Although King informed the hospital staff that she was covered by a health-insuring corporation, the hospital bille...

Toledo Bar Assn. v. Scott
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4185
Docket Numbers: 2010-2265, 20102265
Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, L.L.C. v. Pub. Util. Comm'n  
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4189
Docket Number: 20091064, 20091065, 20091067, 20091071, and 20091072

Justia Opinion Summary: Five companies entered into special contracts with the Toledo Edison Company for the sale of electricity. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) established February 2008 as the termination date for the contracts...

In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.  
Date: August 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4129
Docket Number: 20101073

Justia Opinion Summary: American Electric Power operating companies (AEP) had been providing service to a pair of manufacturing customers at discounted rates. AEP had been keeping track of its delta revenue, the difference between what AEP woul...

State v. Barker  
Date: August 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4130
Docket Number: 20101448

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher Barker pleaded guilty to five counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. On appeal, Barker argued that the entry of his no-contest plea was not voluntary, intelligent, and knowing because the trial judge...

State ex rel. Angelo Benedetti, Inc. v. Indus. Comm.  
Date: August 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4131
Docket Number: 20070619

Justia Opinion Summary: The Industrial Commission of Ohio found that Angela Benedetti, Inc. (ABI) violated two newly added specific safety requirements that resulted in an injury to an ABI employee. ABI filed a complaint in mandamus in the cour...

Dominish v. Nationwide Ins. Co.  
Date: August 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4102
Docket Number: 20101431

Justia Opinion Summary: Insured submitted a claim to Insurer after his house was damaged by a storm. Insured returned the payment tendered to him by Insurer, deeming the amount insufficient to cover the damage to his home. Almost two years afte...

State v. Dunlap  
Date: August 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4111
Docket Number: 20090477

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Thomas Dunlap was convicted of two counts of gross sexual imposition involving victims under the age of thirteen, in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2907.05(A)(4), and one count of disseminating obscene m...

ProgressOhio.org v. Kasich  
Date: August 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4101
Docket Number: 20110622

Justia Opinion Summary: This case originated upon the filing of an original action pursuant to Section 3 of H.B. 1, 2011 Am.Sub. (the Act), which stated that the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction over any claim asserting that any a...

State ex rel. Otten v. Henderson  
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4082
Docket Number: 20102223

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a judgment denying a biological father's complaint for a writ of prohibition to prevent Appellees, the Clermont County Probate Court and its judge and magistrate, from proceeding on a stepfather'...

State ex rel. Paige v. Corrigan
Date: August 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4057
Docket Number: 20110478
Palmer v. Jeffreys
Date: August 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4058
Docket Number: 20110639
State ex rel. Castro v. Corrigan
Date: August 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4059
Docket Number: 20110749
Pendergraft v. Watts
Date: August 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4035
Docket Number: 20101340
State v. Hughes
Date: August 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4036
Docket Number: 20102088
State v. Holloway
Date: August 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4037
Docket Number: 20102229
Rothenberg v. Husted  
Date: August 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-4003
Docket Number: 20111344

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an original action challenging the sufficiency of an initiative petition proposing a constitutional amendment, the purpose of which, as described in the petition, was "to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to...

State v. Short  
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3641
Docket Number: 20061366

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Duane Short was found guilty of the aggravated murders of his wife and another man and was sentenced to death. On appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed Short's judgments of conviction and sentence of dea...

Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Minamyer
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3642
Docket Number: 20092284
State v. Williams  
Date: July 13, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3374
Docket Number: 20090088

Justia Opinion Summary: George Williams pleaded guilty to sexual contact with a minor. Williams subsequently moved to be sentenced under the version of Ohio Rev. Code 2950 in effect at the time he committed the offense. The trial court denied t...

Engel v. Univ. of Toledo Coll. of Medicine  
Date: July 13, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3375
Docket Number: 20091735

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Engel filed a medical-malpractice suit in the county court of common pleas against Dr. Marek Skoskiewicz, who practiced general surgery at a county hospital. Skoskiewicz asserted he was entitled to personal immunit...

In re Mullen  
Date: July 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3361
Docket Number: 20100276

Justia Opinion Summary: After Michele Hobbs and Kelly Mullen decided to have a child together, Mullen became pregnant through in vitro fertilization procedure with donated sperm. Mullen executed a will in which she nominated Hobbs as the guardi...

Plain Local Schools Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: July 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3362
Docket Number: 20100052

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a determination of the value of real property owned by Huntington National Bank. The County Board of Revision (BOR) determined the true value of the property to be $2,000,000, thereby reducing the valu...

Terry v. Sperry  
Date: July 12, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3364
Docket Number: 20100810

Justia Opinion Summary: Gayle Sperry, her son, and her daughter-in-law owned and operated a winery at Sperry's residence. The property was in a residentially zoned district. A zoning inspector filed a complaint for preliminary and permanent inj...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Malorzo
Date: July 11, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3602
Docket Number: 20110813
Starkey v. Builders FirstSource Ohio Valley, L.L.C.  
Date: July 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3278
Docket Number: 20100924

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Starkey was injured while working for Builders FirstSource Ohio Valley. The Bureau of Workers' Compensation allowed Starkey's claim for, inter alia, a sprained hip and degenerative osteoarthritis of the left hip....

Rhodes v. New Philadelphia  
Date: July 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3279
Docket Number: 20100963

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Timothy Rhodes mailed a public records request to the police department of the city of New Philadelphia requesting certain reel-to-reel tape recordings made by the police dispatch department. The department, how...

WCI Steel, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: July 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3280
Docket Number: 20101027

Justia Opinion Summary: WCI Steel appealed a final assessment of its personal property valuation for tax purposes to the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA). The BTA dismissed WCI's appeal on the authority of Ohio Bell Tel. Co. v. Levin because its noti...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hauck
Date: July 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3281
Docket Number: 20110023
Ward v. United Foundries, Inc.  
Date: July 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3176
Docket Number: 20101049 and 20101275

Justia Opinion Summary: Gulf Underwriters Insurance issued a general liability policy to United Foundries with an endorsement for employer's liability coverage, known as a stop-gap endorsement. David Ward filed a complaint against his employer,...

State ex rel. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. v. Russo  
Date: July 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3177
Docket Number: 20101579

Justia Opinion Summary: Mortgage company Fifth Third filed a foreclosure action against a debtor. Judge Nancy Russo of the county court issued an order stating if the parties reached an agreement to notify the court. Subsequently, the parties...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Troxell
Date: July 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3178
Docket Number: 20102248
Disciplinary Counsel v. Folwell
Date: July 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3181
Docket Number: 20102251
State ex rel. Aaron Rents, Inc. v. Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp.  
Date: July 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3140
Docket Number: 20100439

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Aaron Rents, Inc. (ARI) challenged an order from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation that retroactively reclassified the jobs of certain ARI employees for purposes of workers' compensation premiums. ARI ob...

State v. Adkins  
Date: July 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3141
Docket Number: 20100465

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Gary Adkins was convicted of a violation of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (OVI). The trial court found that pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code 4511.19(G)(1)(d) Adkins had been convicted...

Northwest Ohio Bar Assn. v. Archer
Date: July 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3142
Docket Number: 20102270
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. DiMartino
Date: July 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3603
Docket Number: 20070319
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. DiMartino
Date: July 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3604
Docket Number: 20091534
N. Royalton City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Cuyahoga County Bd. of Revision  
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3092
Docket Number: 20092057

Justia Opinion Summary: Property owner Riser Foods Company appealed a decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) in which the BTA determined the true value of Riser's real estate to be $450,000 for tax year 2005 rather than $73,700 as determine...

State ex rel. Patton v. Rhodes  
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3093
Docket Number: 20110183

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Michael Patton sought a writ of mandamus directing Dusty Rhodes, the county auditor, to provide him with access to the county's financial reports for several years pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code Ann. 149.43, Ohio's...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Thompson
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3095
Docket Number: 20110300
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hackett
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3096
Docket Number: 20110308
State ex rel. Waiters v. Szabo  
Date: June 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3088
Docket Number: 20102067

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Cheryl Waiters was employed by the city of Cleveland. When the city discharged Waiters from employment, the union of which Waiters was a member filed a grievance and later demanded arbitration. The arbitrator f...

State ex rel. Lackey v. Indus. Comm'n  
Date: June 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3089
Docket Number: 20091755

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Juan Lackey, who drove trucks for Penske Truck Leasing Company, injured his knee at work. After surgery was performed, Lackey returned to work and filed retirement papers with Penske. Nothing in his retirement...

State ex rel. Hillman v. Holbrook
Date: June 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3090
Docket Number: 20110427
State ex rel. Dominguez v. State
Date: June 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-3091
Docket Number: 20110481
Disciplinary Counsel v. Character
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2902
Docket Number: 20101693
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Pheils
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2906
Docket Number: 20101889
Columbus City Schools Bd. of Educ. v. Testa  
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2907
Docket Number: 20101094

Justia Opinion Summary: The German Village Society (GVS) filed an application for exemption of real property. Pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code 5715.27(C), the school board became a party to the proceedings before the tax commission and to any appeal...

State ex rel. Zeigler v. Zumbar  
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2939
Docket Number: 20101570

Justia Opinion Summary: During Greg Zeigler's tenure as Stark County treasurer, his chief deputy pleaded guilty to stealing almost $2.5 million from the treasurer's office, after which the county prosecutor instituted an recoupment action under...

Pula v. Pula-Branch  
Date: June 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2896
Docket Number: 20100985

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Ruby Pula, a resident of Hawaii, was the custodian of the child of Adrienne Pula-Branch, a resident of Ohio. On Pula's behalf, the Cuyahoga Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) filed a petition for child support a...

Williams v. Ohio Dep't of Job & Family Servs.  
Date: June 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2897
Docket Number: 20101166

Justia Opinion Summary: After appellee Mary Williams was hired as a full-time residential social worker at appellant Bridgeway, Inc., a community mental health center, Bridgeway offered Williams a promotion. The promotion was conditioned on the...

In re C.B.  
Date: June 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2899
Docket Number: 20100180

Justia Opinion Summary: After it was granted temporary custody of C.B. in a dependency proceeding, the county department of children and family services sought to be awarded permanent custody of the child. The juvenile court denied the motion,...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Raso
Date: June 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2900
Docket Number: 20102203
State ex rel. Striker v. Smith  
Date: June 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2878
Docket Number: 20100433

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Raleigh Striker filed a pro se complaint in the court of appeals for a writ of mandamus to compel a clerk of the municipal court to provide access to requested court records. After the complaint was filed the c...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Farrell
Date: June 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2879
Docket Number: 20101951
State v. Mbodji  
Date: June 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2880
Docket Number: 20100819

Justia Opinion Summary: After being found guilty of domestic violence, appellant Mor Mbodji appealed, contending the trial court did not have jurisdiction because the domestic-violence complaint and affidavit filed by appellant's wife were not...

State ex rel. Am. Subcontractors Ass'n v. Ohio State Univ.  
Date: June 21, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2881
Docket Number: 20102059

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio State University entered into an agreement for construction-management services with Turner Construction Company for a construction project. Later, Ohio State selected Turner to serve as construction manager at risk...

State v. Everette  
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2856
Docket Number: 20101325

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2008, appellant Thomas Everette was convicted of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, and grand theft of a motor vehicle. The next year Everette submitted a petition for postconviction relief on the grounds of...

State ex rel. Paneto v. Matos  
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2857
Docket Number: 20091869

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Luiz Paneto injured his left foot and ankle at work. After surgery, Paneto still used a cane to walk and had a limp. Paneto moved appellee Industrial Commission of Ohio for scheduled loss compensation, alleging...

State ex rel. Brown v. Wauford
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2858
Docket Number: 20110137 and 20110138
Boles v. Knab
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2859
Docket Number: 20110153
Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) v. Toledo Edison Co., et al.  
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2720
Docket Number: 20090880

Justia Opinion Summary: Sunoco, the owner and operator of several petroleum-refining facilities, purchased electric service from Toledo Edison. The contract between the two companies permitted arrangements that differed from the standard rate s...

State ex rel. Baker v. Coast to Coast Manpower, L.L.C.  
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2721
Docket Number: 20100211

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jamey Baker was struck in the right eye by a piece of metal while working for appellee. After the piece was removed and the laceration of the cornea was repaired, Baker underwent cataract surgery. Immediately f...

State v. Lynn  
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2722
Docket Number: 20100251

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Lynn was indicted on one count of aggravated burglary. The indictment contained a clerical error naming the underlying offense as theft. During the trial the trial court denied the state's request to amend the i...

Sutton v. Tomco Machining, Inc.  
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2723
Docket Number: 20100670

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Sutton injured his back while on the job at Tomco. Sutton reported the injury to Tomco's president, after which Sutton was fired. Sutton filed suit against Tomco asserting a statutory claim for unlawful retaliat...

State v. Wilson  
Date: June 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2669
Docket Number: 20100897

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Joseph Wilson was tried before a jury and found guilty on three counts of aggravated robbery, felonious assault, and kidnapping. Wilson appealed, arguing the three offenses for which he was convicted were allied...

In re D.B.  
Date: June 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2671
Docket Number: 20100240

Justia Opinion Summary: D.B. and another boy were under 13 years of age when they engaged in sexual activity. The juvenile court adjudicated D.B. delinquent for rape based on the violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2907.01(A)(1)(b), which prohibits one...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoppel
Date: June 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2672
Docket Number: 20101805
Cleveland Heights. v. Lewis  
Date: June 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2673
Docket Number: 20101203

Justia Opinion Summary: Warren Lewis, a convicted misdemeanant, unsuccessfully sought a stay from the trial court and thereafter paid the fine and costs while on inactive probation that expired during the pendency of his appeal. At issue was wh...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Boggs
Date: June 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2637
Docket Number: 20101846
In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.  
Date: June 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2638
Docket Number: 20100729 and 20100730

Justia Opinion Summary: The Public Utilities Commission allowed two electric power operating companies to adjust their economic-development cost-recovery riders and recover additional revenues. Industrial Energy Users-Ohio (IEU) sought a rehear...

State ex rel. Peterson v. Durkin
Date: June 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2639
Docket Number: 20110260
State ex rel. Williams v. McGinty
Date: June 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2641
Docket Number: 20110174
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Trainor
Date: June 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2645
Docket Number: 20101894
In re Application of Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp.  
Date: May 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2377
Docket Number: 20092060, 20100722, and 20100723

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved “reasonable arrangements” between American Electric Power Company (AEP) and two manufacturing firms, Ormet Primary Aluminum (Ormet) and Eramet Marietta, Inc. (Eramet)....

State ex rel. Fairfield City Schools v. Indus. Comm.  
Date: May 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2378
Docket Number: 20100674

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Fairfield City Schools (Fairfield) sought reimbursement for a total disability compensation award given to one of its employees. Edward Carpenter, Jr. had hypertension since 1995. In 2002, he injured his back w...

In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.  
Date: May 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2383
Docket Number: 20101533

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio Public Utilities Commission approved a “program portfolio plan” proposed by Appellee American Electric Power (SEP). The plan contained a variety of programs designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce peak...

Worthington City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision  
Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2316
Docket Number: 20100900

Justia Opinion Summary: This case came before the Supreme Court twice. The property owner challenged the Board of Tax Appeals' (BTA) use of a property’s sale price as an indicator of its value, arguing that it was an unreliable way to value pro...

Wilhelm-Kissinger v. Kissinger  
Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2317
Docket Number: 20100992

Justia Opinion Summary: During the divorce proceedings of Jeffrey Kissinger and Beth Wilhelm-Kissinger, a dispute arose: Ms. Wilhelm-Kissinger allegedly illegally took privileged e-mail messages between Mr. Kissinger and his attorney from Mr. K...

State ex rel. Dreamer v. Mason  
Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2318
Docket Number: 20101551

Justia Opinion Summary: The criminal prosecution of the Appellees in this case arose from conduct that allegedly occurred during the election recount of the November, 2004 presidential election. Appellee Jacqueline Maiden was the coordinator fo...

In re Resignation of Pignatelli
Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2675
Docket Number: 20110598
New Destiny Treatment Ctr., Inc. v. Wheeler  
Date: May 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2266
Docket Number: 20100298

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Marie Wheeler and the law firm of Roderick Linton, LLP appealed a grant of summary judgment in favor of Appellee New Destiny Treatment Center. The Center sued Attorney Wheeler and her firm over representation of...

In re Estate of Centorbi  
Date: May 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2267
Docket Number: 20100597

Justia Opinion Summary: Josephine Centorbi died intestate in 2007. At the time of her death, Ms. Centorbi received Medicaid benefits. Ms. Centorbi’s sister, Dianne Fiorille administered the estate, and acting without counsel, applied to relieve...

Ohio v. Damron  
Date: May 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2268
Docket Number: 20100937

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, grand jury returned an indictment against Defendant Jeremy Damron that charged one count of felonious assault, two counts of domestic violence and one count of rape. In 2009, Defendant entered a guilty plea to t...

Hilliard City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision  
Date: May 17, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2258
Docket Number: 20100389

Justia Opinion Summary: The state tax auditor assigned a $3.6 million value to an 80-room hotel for the tax year 2005. The owner, KDM and Associates, LLC (KDM) challenged the valuation with the Board of Revision in March 2006. KDM sought to red...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Horton
Date: May 11, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2386
Docket Number: 20091501
Disciplinary Counsel v. Koehler
Date: May 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2385
Docket Number: 20110321
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett
Date: April 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2580
Docket Number: 20091100
Akron Bar Assn. v. Freedman
Date: April 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1959
Docket Number: 20102170
State v. Stall
Date: April 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1960
Docket Number: 20102264
Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. v. Airline Union’s Mortgage Co.  
Date: April 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1961
Docket Number: 20100508, 20100511

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee John Reinhold is an appraiser. He performed appraisals on three properties in 2001 and 2002 that served as collateral for three separate mortgage loans made by Airline Union’s Mortgage Company (AUM). Appellee co...

State ex rel. Albourque v. Terry
Date: April 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1913
Docket Number: 20102175
State ex rel. Barb v. Cuyahoga Cty. Jury Commr.
Date: April 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1914
Docket Number: 20110051
State ex rel. Gooden v. Teodosio
Date: April 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1915
Docket Number: 20102224
Loudin v. Radiology & Imaging Services, Inc.  
Date: April 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1817
Docket Number: 20100297

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Loudin appeals judgment from the lower court that found that her medical-malpractice claim could survive summary judgment. The Supreme Court affirms the appellate court's holding, and remands the case to the tri...

Westfield Insurance Co. v. Hunter  
Date: April 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1818
Docket Number: 20092214 and 20100024

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the Supreme Court interpreted an exclusion in a homeowner's insurance policy that denied coverage for claims "arising out of" premises that are owned by the insured, but are not an insured location under...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hallquist  
Date: April 20, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1819
Docket Number: 20102169

Justia Opinion Summary: Disciplinary Counsel filed a complaint charging Respondent Kevin Hallquist with professional misconduct arising from his failure to reasonably communicate with two clients, his neglect of their legal matters, and his fai...

State ex rel. DeWine v. Burge
Date: April 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1755
Docket Number: 20101216
Ohio v. Chambliss  
Date: April 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1785
Docket Number: 20082251

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants-Appellants Dantae Chambliss, James Bennett and Travis Saunders were indicted on drug related offenses. Each defendant retained his own attorney, plead not guilty, and filed requests for discovery. After defend...

In re Application of Columbus Southern Power Co.  
Date: April 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1788
Docket Number: 20092022

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, the Ohio General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 221, which substantially revised the regulation of electric service in Ohio. The cost of electric power generation increased significantly. Faced with a lack of comp...

In re G.T.B.  
Date: April 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1789
Docket Number: 20102266

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Jason and Christy Vaughn appeal the judgment against them from the Court of Appeals that dismissed their application for writ of habeas corpus to compel the biological father of their prospective adopted child...

State v. Allen
Date: April 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1838
Docket Number: 20101342
State v. Smith
Date: April 19, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1839
Docket Number: 20101345
In re Resignation of Burt
Date: April 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2026
Docket Number: 20110461
In re Resignation of Ferreri
Date: April 14, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-2027
Docket Number: 20110466
Zumwalde v. Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire Dist.
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1603
Docket Number: 20100218
Welsh Dev. Co., Inc. v. Warren Cty. Regional Planning Comm.
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1604
Docket Number: 20100611 and 20100858
Measles v. Indus. Comm.
Date: April 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1523
Docket Number: 20100393
Disciplinary Counsel v. Longino
Date: April 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1524
Docket Number: 20101646
State ex rel. Tempesta v. Warren
Date: April 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1525
Docket Number: 20101150
Disciplinary Counsel v. Spates
Date: April 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1526
Docket Number: 20102121
State v. Gingell
Date: April 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1481
Docket Number: 20100047
Elyria v. Lorain Cty. Budget Comm.
Date: April 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1482
Docket Number: 20100564
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Freeman
Date: April 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1483
Docket Number: 20101479
Disciplinary Counsel v. Stafford
Date: April 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1484
Docket Number: 20101601
Akron Bar Assn. v. Dismuke
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1444
Docket Number: 20101889
State ex rel. DeDonno v. Mason
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1445
Docket Number: 20101903
Disciplinary Counsel v. Grigsby
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1446
Docket Number: 20102126
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Freeman
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1447
Docket Number: 20102144
Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Briggs
Date: March 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1420
Docket Number: 20100114
Mentor Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Mohat
Date: March 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1421
Docket Number: 20100951
State v. Brenson
Date: March 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1425
Docket Number: 20102206
State v. Humphrey
Date: March 30, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-1426
Docket Number: 20110054
Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: March 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-957
Docket Number: 20101888
In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.
Date: March 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-958
Docket Number: 20092298
State ex rel. Dehler v. Mohr
Date: March 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-959
Docket Number: 20102020
State v. McClendon
Date: March 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-954
Docket Number: 20101950
In re Raheem L.
Date: March 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-955
Docket Number: 20102030
State v. Cherif
Date: March 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-956
Docket Number: 20102188
State v. Ford
Date: February 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-765
Docket Number: 20100235
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Sanz
Date: February 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-766
Docket Number: 20101828
Disciplinary Counsel v. Blair
Date: February 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-767
Docket Number: 20101862
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Van Sickle
Date: February 24, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-774
Docket Number: 20101863
State ex rel. Varnau v. Wenninger
Date: February 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-759
Docket Number: 20101655
State ex rel. Briscoe v. Matia
Date: February 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-760
Docket Number: 20101792
State ex rel. Rose v. McGinty
Date: February 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-761
Docket Number: 20102008
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Larkin
Date: February 23, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-762
Docket Number: 20101840
State v. Sutton
Date: February 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-736
Docket Number: 20081996
State v. Jordan
Date: February 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-737
Docket Number: 20101868
State v. Helms
Date: February 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-738
Docket Number: 20101953
State v. Nickel
Date: February 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-739
Docket Number: 20102131
State v. Overton
Date: February 22, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-740
Docket Number: 20102072
State ex rel. Am. Civ. Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Commrs.
Date: February 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-625
Docket Number: 20100728
State ex rel. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas
Date: February 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-626
Docket Number: 20101401
Disciplinary Counsel v. Simon
Date: February 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-627
Docket Number: 20101763
Akron Bar Assn. v. Gibson
Date: February 16, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-628
Docket Number: 20101798
Delaney v. Testa
Date: February 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-550
Docket Number: 20100653
In re Application of Tilson
Date: February 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-551
Docket Number: 20101703
In re Application of Ferguson
Date: February 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-552
Docket Number: 20101702
Disciplinary Counsel v. Stubbs
Date: February 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-553
Docket Number: 20101803
State ex rel. Kroger Co. v. Johnson
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-530
Docket Number: 20092193
State v. Roy
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-544
Docket Number: 20101877
The Chapel v. Testa
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-545
Docket Number: 20100562
State ex rel. Bell v. Madison Cty. Bd. of Commrs.
Date: February 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-527
Docket Number: 20101525
State ex rel. Ferguson v. Natl. Mach.
Date: February 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-528
Docket Number: 20092359
Goins v. Pineda
Date: February 9, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-529
Docket Number: 20101736
Disciplinary Counsel v. Medley
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-234
Docket Number: 20101793
State ex rel. DeWine v. Burge
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-235
Docket Number: 20101216
Disciplinary Counsel v. Butler
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-236
Docket Number: 20101794
State ex rel. Bandarapalli v. Gallagher
Date: January 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-230
Docket Number: 20101549
State ex rel. DeGroot v. Tilsley
Date: January 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-231
Docket Number: 20101285
State v. Williams
Date: January 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-232
Docket Number: 20100849
State ex rel. Scheck v. Collier
Date: January 26, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-233
Docket Number: 20101569
State ex rel. Hemsley v. Burnham Unruh
Date: January 25, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-226
Docket Number: 20101482
State v. Alsup
Date: January 25, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-227
Docket Number: 20101748
State ex rel. Womack v. Marsh
Date: January 25, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-229
Docket Number: 20101157
In re Application of Griffin
Date: January 11, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-20
Docket Number: 20101715
Schneider v. Clipper
Date: January 11, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-6
Docket Number: 20101544
State ex rel. Painter v. Brunner
Date: January 7, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-35
Docket Number: 20102205
State v. Lanier
Date: January 5, 2011
Citation: 2011-Ohio-5
Docket Number: 20090232 and 20090328
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