Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2014

Hulsmeyer v. Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Inc.  
Date: December 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5511
Docket Numbers: 2013-1644, 2013-1766

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging statutory retaliatory-discharge and common-law wrongful-discharge against Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Inc. for firing her for reporting suspected abuse or neglect and against Brookdale...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hernandez
Date: December 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5486
Docket Number: 2014-0517
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilson
Date: December 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5487
Docket Number: 2014-0548
State ex rel. Varney v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: December 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5510
Docket Number: 2012-2040

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983, the four fingers of Dennis Varney’s left hand were amputated in a work-related accident. Three fingers were completely reattached and the fourth finger was partially reattached, but the fingers did not regain th...

Pixley v. Pro-Pak Indus., Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5460
Docket Number: 2013-0797

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillip Pixley brought an employer intentional tort claim arising from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a transfer car in the course of his employment at Pro-Pak Industries, Inc. Pixley alleged that Pro-Pak ha...

Walker v. Toledo  
Date: December 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5461
Docket Number: 2013-1277

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, the City of Toledo enacted an ordinance authorizing an automated traffic-law-enforcement system that assesses civil penalties against a vehicle’s owner for speeding and red-light violations. The ordinance furthe...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Stokes
Date: December 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5536
Docket Number: 2014-1905
Disciplinary Counsel v. Klima
Date: December 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5538
Docket Number: 2014-1997
Lee v. Cardington  
Date: December 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5458
Docket Number: 2013-1400

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee was employed by the village of Cardington from 2000 to 2009. When he discovered that someone was discharging a hazardous chemical that was passing through the village’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), Appelle...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Milhoan
Date: December 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5459
Docket Number: 2014-0201
State v. Pickens  
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5445
Docket Number: 2010-1406

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of the aggravated murders of his girlfriend and two children. The trial court sentenced Defendant to death. The Supreme Court affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed the convi...

State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Hunter  
Date: December 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5457
Docket Number: 2013-1694

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2012, a reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer requested the court docket showing the cases Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter had presided over during December. The juvenile court administrator...

In re Ruffin
Date: December 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5420
Docket Number: 2014-2093
Columbus Bar Assn. v. McCord
Date: December 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5407
Docket Number: 2014-1896
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. McBeth
Date: December 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5336
Docket Number: 2013-0569
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Bancsi
Date: December 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5255
Docket Number: 2014-0192
Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Malynn
Date: December 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5261
Docket Number: 2014-0543
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilcox
Date: December 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5264
Docket Number: 2014-0546
State v. Herring  
Date: December 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5228
Docket Number: 2011-0451

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of complicity to commit aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder, and related crimes. After a mitigation hearing, the jury recommended death for...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hill
Date: December 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5239
Docket Number: 2014-0518
State ex rel. Roberts v. Marsh  
Date: December 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5242
Docket Number: 2014-0716

Justia Opinion Summary: Mallon Roberts was found guilty of murder. On appeal, Roberts asserted that certain evidence should not have been allowed in the trial. After the conviction was affirmed, Roberts filed a motion for a new trial on the sam...

Sanborn v. Hamilton County Budget Comm’n  
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5218
Docket Number: 2013-1598

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Board of Education (BOE) passed a resolution to convert 1.25 inside mills from operating levies to permanent-improvement levies. The conversion had the effect of increasin...

Equity Dublin Assocs. v. Testa  
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5243
Docket Number: 2014-0168

Justia Opinion Summary: The two property owners of two different parcels of real property, one of which was situated in the Dublin City School District and the other in the Columbus City School District, filed claims for tax exemption on the ba...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Leiken
Date: December 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5220
Docket Number: 2014-0536
Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5222
Docket Number: 2013-1252
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Hooks
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5238
Docket Number: 2013-1624
State ex rel. Smith v. Winkler  
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5198
Docket Number: 2014-0185

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Appellant was found guilty of several offenses. Appellant appealed and filed several other actions based on the judgment. Nearly a decade later, Appellant filed a complaint for writ of mandamus in the court of a...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bruder
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5252
Docket Number: 2014-0258
In re Application of Baudendistel
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5200
Docket Number: 2014-0424
State v. Ware  
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5201
Docket Number: 2014-0425

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio Rev. Code 2929.20 provides that a prisoner cannot apply for judicial release until a period of time after the expiration of all mandatory prison terms in the stated prison sentence. Shawn Ware pleaded guilty to two...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Axner
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5240
Docket Number: 2014-1745
Disciplinary Counsel v. Freeman
Date: November 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5241
Docket Number: 2014-1755
State ex rel. RFFG, LLC v. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Comp.  
Date: November 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5199
Docket Number: 2013-0451

Justia Opinion Summary: WTS Acquisition Corporation purchased Ameritemps, Inc. and then transferred the assets to its wholly owned subsidiary, RFFG, LLC. RFFG continued operating the business under the Ameritemps name. The Ohio Bureau of Worker...

State ex rel. Hawkins v. Haas  
Date: November 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5196
Docket Number: 2014-0013

Justia Opinion Summary: Cqualin Hawkins pleaded guilty to burglary, domestic violence, and assault. Hawkins was sentenced to four years on the burglary charge. Hawkins was later released on community control. While on community control, Hawkins...

Hillman v. Bunting
Date: November 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5197
Docket Number: 2014-0117
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. Legal Ethics & Grievance Commt. v. Fine
Date: November 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5254
Docket Number: 2014-2005
State v. Morris  
Date: November 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5052
Docket Number: 2013-0251

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of rape of his minor stepdaughter. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded to the court of appeals to consider whether the trial court abused its discretion in admitting other-acts e...

In re Application of Grimsley
Date: November 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5033
Docket Number: 2014-0509
In re Resignation of Reed
Date: November 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5118
Docket Number: 2014-1834
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Ballato
Date: November 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5063
Docket Number: 2013-1985
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Helbley
Date: November 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5064
Docket Number: 2014-0200
Diley Ridge Med. Ctr. v. Fairfield County Bd. of Revision  
Date: November 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5030
Docket Number: 2013-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: Canal Winchester MOB, LLC (“MOB”), the ground lessee of a medical office building, filed a complaint challenging the tax-year-2010 valuation of the building. The Board of Revision retained the auditor’s valuation. MOB, t...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hale
Date: November 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5053
Docket Number: 2013-1622
Disciplinary Counsel v. O'Connor
Date: November 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5031
Docket Number: 2014-1696
State ex rel. Slager v. Ohio Dep't of Rehab. & Corr.  
Date: November 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5022
Docket Number: 2013-1815

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Michael Slager was sentenced for two separate offenses. In 2012 and 2013, Slager filed two complaints for a writ of mandamus in the court of appeals, arguing that he was entitled to additional jail-time credit....

State v. Johnson  
Date: November 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-5021
Docket Number: 2013-1973

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, A police detective placed a global-positioning-system (GPS) tracking device on Defendant’s vehicle without obtaining a search warrant. Based on information gathered using the GPS device, law enforcement officers...

State ex rel. DeWine v. Special Comm. Convened Pursuant to R.C. 3.16 Concerning Sciortino
Date: November 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4967
Docket Number: 2014-1351
Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4815
Docket Number: 2013-0924
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Swift
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4835
Docket Number: 2013-1987
Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4903
Docket Number: 2014-0135
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Householder
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4912
Docket Number: 2014-0138
In re Resignation of Runser
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4913
Docket Number: 2014-1752
In re Resignation of Zuzolo
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4914
Docket Number: 2014-1753
Disciplinary Counsel v. Streeter slip opinion
Date: November 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4902
Docket Number: 2013-0581
Cleveland Clinic Found. v. Bd. of Zoning Appeals  
Date: November 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4809
Docket Number: 2013-0654

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Fairview Hospital, sought approval to build a helipad on the roof of a new two-story addition on the Hospital. The Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) denied a permit to co...

State v. Nolan  
Date: November 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4800
Docket Number: 2013-1290

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of attempted felony murder, felonious assault, and possessing a firearm while under a disability. At issue on appeal was whether a defendant can be convicted of attempted felon...

State v. Hoffman  
Date: November 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4795
Docket Number: 2013-0688

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested pursuant to three misdemeanor arrest warrants. Based on information collected upon the execution of the arrest warrants, Defendant was charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. Defenda...

State ex rel. Gregley v. Friedman  
Date: November 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4796
Docket Number: 2014-0289

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Appellant was found guilty of two counts of aggravated murder and other offenses. Postrelease control was not specifically imposed at the sentencing hearing or in the sentencing entry. Appellant’s convictions we...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Mako
Date: November 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4896
Docket Number: 2014-1575
State v. Griffin  
Date: October 30, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4767
Docket Numbers: 2013-1129, 2013-1319

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellee was convicted of, inter alia, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Appellee’s convictions were affirmed on appeal. The court of appeals reversed the conviction for engaging in a pattern...

State ex rel. Abercrombie v. Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: October 30, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4768
Docket Number: 2014-0048

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, Appellant was convicted of several offenses associated with a robbery spree through Ohio and Michigan. In 2013, Appellant filed a petition for habeas corpus, arguing that because he was transferred to Michigan o...

State v. Thompson  
Date: October 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4751
Docket Number: 2010-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was sentenced to death for the aggravated murder of a police officer. The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions and sentence of death, holding (1) the trial court did not err by ove...

State ex rel. Salim v. Ayed  
Date: October 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4736
Docket Number: 2013-1946

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, private individuals, filed this case in quo warranto in the Tenth District Court of Appeals to oust certain individuals from the board of directors of the Omar Ibn El Khattab Mosque, Inc. The members of the b...

State ex rel. Yeaples v. Gall  
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4724
Docket Number: 2013-0941

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators, an employee of Precision Directional Boring, LLC and his wife, commenced an action in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against Precision and Gary Cole, a coworker at Precision. Cole, a resident of Cuyahog...

Olentangy Local Sch. Bd. of Educ. v. Delaware County Bd. of Revision  
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4723
Docket Number: 2013-1506

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved the tax-year-2009 value of a parcel of property and presented the question of whether an auction sale price can ever be regarded as evidence of a property’s value and, if so, under what circumstances....

City of Independence v. Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive  
Date: October 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4650
Docket Number: 2013-0984

Justia Opinion Summary: At dispute in this case was a bridge located in Cuyahoga County on the border between Independence City and the village of Valley View and on a road that was neither a County road nor a state highway. The County and the...

Cincinnati City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Testa  
Date: October 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4647
Docket Number: 2013-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, the City of Cincinnati filed an application for exemption from real-property tax for property that constituted part of the City’s convention center. The tax commissioner granted the exemption for 2006 but denied...

Fondessy v. Simon
Date: October 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4638
Docket Number: 2013-1574
Disciplinary Counsel v. Cicero
Date: October 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4639
Docket Number: 2013-1980
State v. Aguirre  
Date: October 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4603
Docket Numbers: 2013-0870, 2013-0876

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee pleaded guilty to one count of theft and was sentenced to five years of community control and ordered to pay restitution to certain third parties. Appellee later applied to have the record of her theft convictio...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Owen
Date: October 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4597
Docket Number: 2013-1981
Disciplinary Counsel v. Harmon
Date: October 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4598
Docket Number: 2013-1983
State v. Gilbert  
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4562
Docket Number: 2013-0382

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted on several charges. Defendant entered into a plea agreement whereby he agreed to testify in a murder prosecution against his father in exchange for amended or dismissed charges. One year after Defe...

State ex rel. Manley v. Walsh  
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4563
Docket Number: 2013-0880

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant brought an original action for a writ of mandamus against his former employers, the Summit County prosecutor and the County (collectively, the County), alleging that the County did not compensate him in accorda...

Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Ass’n of Mid-Ohio  
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4531
Docket Number: 2013-0892

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee, a home health nurse who provided in-home health-care services to clients of Visiting Nurse Association of Mid-Ohio (VNA), was injured in a vehicle collision while she was traveling to the home of a patient. App...

Columbiana Cty. Bar Assn. v. Schory
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4627
Docket Number: 2013-2019
In re Resignation of Scheeler
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4630
Docket Number: 2014-1610
In re Resignation of Godles
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4628
Docket Number: 2014-1618
In re Hunter
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4667
Docket Number: 2014-1805
In re Hunter
Date: October 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4632
Docket Number: 2014-1805
In re B.C.  
Date: October 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4558
Docket Number: 2013-CA-72

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was found to have knowingly and voluntarily surrendered her parental rights to her child and to have agreed that it was in her child’s best interest that permanent custody be granted to the state. Four days aft...

State ex rel. Wright v. Niehaus  
Date: October 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4551
Docket Number: 2014-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher Wright was convicted of felonious assault. The court of appeals affirmed. Asserting that he filed such a motion, Wright filed a petition for writ of procedendo to compel the trial judge to rule on his pro se...

State ex rel. Gopp v. Wiest
Date: October 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4557
Docket Number: 2014-0463
State ex rel. Paluch v. Zita  
Date: October 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4529
Docket Number: 2013-1176

Justia Opinion Summary: Since March 2013, all meetings of the Norton City Council have been broadcast over the Internet by live video stream. In April 2013, Appellant filed a petition for a writ of mandamus, arguing that the City breached its l...

State ex rel. Luoma v. Russo  
Date: October 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4532
Docket Number: 2013-1994

Justia Opinion Summary: In an underlying partition action, Appellant objected to a magistrate’s decision. Judge Nancy Russo of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court affirmed the magistrate’s decision. Judge Russo subsequently issued a final ju...

State ex rel. Johnson v. McClelland  
Date: October 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4533
Docket Number: 2013-2017

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1976, Appellant was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. The court of appeals affirmed the sentence. The Supreme Court reversed and modified Appellant’s death sentence to life in prison based on Lock...

Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.  
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4527
Docket Number: 2012-1866

Justia Opinion Summary: Miles Cobrun was killed after he was struck by a vehicle driven by Robert Shill. Peggy Spaeth, Cobrun’s wife, filed a wrongful-death action against Robert and his insurer. Robert sought additional coverage under the liab...

Soyko Kulchystsky, LLC v. Bd. of Revision  
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4511
Docket Number: 2013-0547

Justia Opinion Summary: A property owner (Taxpayer) filed a complaint for tax year 2010, asking for a reduction from the auditor’s value of its property. The Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) dismissed Taxpayer’s complaint. Taxpayer then...

State ex rel. Ward v. Reed  
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4512
Docket Number: 2013-1738

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of several counts of aggravated robbery and abduction, with firearm specifications. Several years later, Appellant filed a motion asserting that his sentence should be correcte...

In re Schuman
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4516
Docket Number: 2014-1748
State ex rel. Mun. Constr. Equip. Operators’ Labor Council v. City of Cleveland  
Date: October 9, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4364
Docket Number: 2013-0394

Justia Opinion Summary: After Employee was terminated from his position as a construction-equipment operator with the City of Cleveland, the collective-bargaining unit for construction-equipment operators employed by the City sought a writ of m...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Awadallah
Date: October 9, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4455
Docket Number: 2014-1516
Bank of Am., N.A. v. Kuchta  
Date: October 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4275
Docket Number: 2013-0304

Justia Opinion Summary: Bank of America, N.A. filed a complaint in foreclosure against George and Bridget Kuchta, claiming to be the holder of a promissory note and assignee of the mortgage. The trial court granted summary judgment to the bank...

Kohl’s Ill., Inc. v. Bd. of Revision  
Date: October 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4353
Docket Number: 2013-1006

Justia Opinion Summary: Kohl’s Illinois, Inc. filed a valuation complaint challenging the tax year 2010 valuation of a Kohl’s store in Marion County. The Board of Revision (BOR) dismissed the case, finding that the complaint was void because th...

In re Application of Ohio Power Co.  
Date: October 7, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4271
Docket Number: 2013-0154

Justia Opinion Summary: Reporting that it suffered underrecovered transmission costs of $36 million during the period under review, the Ohio Power Company filed an application to recover the underrecovered transmission costs associated with pro...

State ex rel. Keith v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth.  
Date: October 7, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4270
Docket Number: 2013-1064

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Bernard Keith entered Lorain Correctional Institution to serve a six-month sentence. A hearing officer subsequently determined that Keith’s previous parole should be revoked. After a parole release hearing, the...

State ex rel. Parraz v. Diamond Crystal Brands, Inc.  
Date: October 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4260
Docket Number: 2013-0608

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant was terminated from her employment for violating the written attendance policy in her union contract after she was injured at work. Thereafter, Claimant filed for temporary-total-disability (TTD) compensation fo...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Scaccia
Date: October 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4278
Docket Number: 2013-1982
Docks Venture, LLC v. Dashing Pac. Group, Ltd.  
Date: October 1, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4254
Docket Number: 2013-0473

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed this action alleging that Defendant breached certain leases by failing to provide separate meters for utilities inside the leased premises. The trial court granted a preliminary injunction and ordered Def...

City of Cincinnati v. Ilg  
Date: October 1, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4258
Docket Number: 2013-1102

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Cincinnati charged Daniel Ilg with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and related offenses. Ilg moved to suppress the results of his breath test taken from an Intoxilyzer 8000 machine. D...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Weber
Date: September 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4241
Docket Number: 2014-1393
State ex rel. Ebersole v. Powell  
Date: September 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4283
Docket Number: 2014-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators circulated petitions in support of a proposed amendment to the city charter that would nullify an ordinance establishing a development plan for property in downtown Powell, Ohio. The city counsel considered the...

State v. Wine  
Date: September 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3948
Docket Number: 2012-1611

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was indicted on one count of rape. After a jury trial, Appellant was found not guilty of rape and not guilty of sexual battery but guilty of the lesser included offense of gross sexual imposition. The court of...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Zubaidah
Date: September 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4060
Docket Number: 2013-0072
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Zubaidah
Date: September 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4060
Docket Number: 2013-0072
State ex rel. Beechler v. Rastatter  
Date: September 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4061
Docket Number: 2014-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of two felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), each with a specification that he had been convicted of or pled guilty to five or more OVI violations or equivalent offenses wi...

State ex rel. Beechler v. Rastatter
Date: September 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4061
Docket Number: 2014-0080
In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against O’’Toole  
Date: September 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4046
Docket Number: 2012-1653

Justia Opinion Summary: While she was a 2012 judicial candidate for the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, Respondent, who had previously served on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals but was no longer an incumbent judge, wore a name badge...

State ex rel. O’'Neal v. Bunting  
Date: September 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4037
Docket Number: 2013-1736

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to multiple criminal offenses, both state and federal. Appellant sought release from prison, arguing that the sentencing entry was ambiguous regarding whether his state sentences were to be served c...

Chappell v. Morgan
Date: September 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4035
Docket Number: 2014-0511
RNG Props., Ltd. v. Summit County Bd. of Revision  
Date: September 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4036
Docket Number: 2013-0028

Justia Opinion Summary: For the tax year 2008, Appellant, a property owner and taxpayer, filed four valuation complaints challenging the Summit County Fiscal Officer’s valuation of seven parcels. The Summit County Board of Revision (BOR) reject...

State v. Schleiger  
Date: September 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3970
Docket Number: 2013-0743

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon. The appellate court remanded the matter for resentencing, determining that the trial court did not properly impose post...

Plassman v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth.  
Date: September 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4033
Docket Number: 2013-1552

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Todd Plassman pled guilty to several counts of rape. Plassman was sentenced to indefinite terms of nine to twenty-five years, to be served concurrently but consecutively to his sentence imposed in another case....

State v. Quarterman  
Date: September 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4034
Docket Number: 2013-1591

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was a juvenile when he committed acts constituting aggravated robbery. After a mandatory bindover hearing, the juvenile court relinquished jurisdiction and transferred the matter to the common pleas court. Defe...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Schwieterman
Date: September 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4075
Docket Number: 2006-2306
Disciplinary Counsel v. Matsa
Date: September 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4076
Docket Number: 2014-1292
State ex rel. Dawson v. Cuyahoga County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4145
Docket Number: 2014-1565

Justia Opinion Summary: After a group of Richmond Heights, Ohio electors submitted a “recall petition” to recall Mayor Miesha Wilson Headen, the Richmond Heights City Council voted to certify the mayoral recall issue for inclusion on the ballot...

State ex rel. Ebersole v. Powell  
Date: September 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4078
Docket Number: 2014-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: On June 17, 2014, the city council of Powell approved a development plan prosing new construction in the Powell downtown business district by adopting Ordinance No. 2014-10. Relators filed petitions with the city clerk i...

State ex rel. Comm. for Charter Amendment Petition v. City of Maple Heights  
Date: September 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4097
Docket Number: 2014-1478

Justia Opinion Summary: On August 5, 2014, Relators submitted a petition to the clerk of council to amend the charter of the City of Maple Heights by limiting the use of photo-monitoring devices to enforce traffic laws. On August 18, 2014, the...

State v. Ketterer  
Date: September 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3973
Docket Number: 2011-0093

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to aggravated murder and related charges. A three-judge panel sentenced Defendant to death on the capital charge and to various prison terms for the noncapital offenses. The Supreme Court twice vaca...

Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Falfas  
Date: September 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3943
Docket Number: 2013-0890

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and Defendant, his employer, signed a written employment agreement detailing the terms of Plaintiff’s relationship with Defendant. Plaintiff later ceased working for Defendant, believing he had been fired. Defe...

State ex rel. Wood v. McClelland  
Date: September 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3969
Docket Number: 2013-1615

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a petition for a writ of prohibition seeking to prevent Appellees, a judge and magistrate on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, from exercising jurisdiction over a foreclosure action filed against...

Snyder v. Ohio Dep’t of Natural Res.  
Date: September 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3942
Docket Number: 2012-1723

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants owned the mineral rights and the State owned the surface rights to a certain tract of land. When the property was transferred to the State, the seller reserved all mineral rights and “reasonable surface right...

State ex rel. Dawson v. Gentzler Tool & Die Corp.
Date: September 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3957
Docket Number: 2012-1814
State ex rel. Kirkpatrick v. Rice  
Date: September 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3958
Docket Number: 2013-1665

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Appellant was sentenced after pleading guilty to sixteen counts of breaking and entering and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The 2008 sentencing order was superseded by two subsequent ord...

State ex rel. Brown v. Ashtabula County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-4022
Docket Number: 2014-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Brown ran unsuccessfully to become the Democratic nominee for a seat on the Ashtabula County common pleas court in the Democratic Party primary election. Brown subsequently filed nominating petitions to be a judic...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Trivers
Date: September 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3945
Docket Numbers: 2012-0655, 2009-1142
In re Armengau
Date: September 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3940
Docket Number: 2014-1564
Disciplinary Counsel v. Pullins
Date: September 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3794
Docket Number: 2010-0851
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Seibel
Date: September 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3795
Docket Number: 2013-1743
Disciplinary Counsel v. Marsteller
Date: September 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3796
Docket Number: 2013-1944
In re Resignation of Seabury
Date: September 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3813
Docket Number: 2014-1353
State v. Tate  
Date: September 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3667
Docket Number: 2013-0910

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was convicted of kidnapping, importuning, gross sexual imposition, and public indecency. Each count related to an incident with B.P., a fourteen-year-old female. The court of appeals revers...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Pappas
Date: September 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3676
Docket Number: 2013-1625
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. McElroy
Date: September 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3774
Docket Number: 2013-1626
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Harvey
Date: September 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3675
Docket Number: 2013-1995
In re Fuel Adjustment Clauses for Columbus S. Power Co. & Ohio Power Co.  
Date: September 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3764
Docket Number: 2012-1484

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from the Public Utilities Commission’s first annual review of the fuel-adjustment clause (FAC) mechanism that was part of the first electric security plan (ESP) for two American Electric Power operati...

Burkhart v. H.J. Heinz Co.  
Date: September 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3766
Docket Number: 2013-0580

Justia Opinion Summary: Donald Burkhart (Burkhart) died after developing mesothelioma. Mary Lou Burkhart (Claimant) filed a claim against H.J. Heinz Company (Employer), Burkhart’s former employer, seeking workers compensation benefits. In makin...

Renfrow v. Norfolk S. Ry. Co.  
Date: September 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3666
Docket Number: 2013-0761

Justia Opinion Summary: Gerald Renfrow worked for Northern Southern Railway Company as a brakeman for approximately twenty-five years. Gerald, who smoked a pack and a half of cigarettes every day for fifty years, died in 2011 after a battle wit...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Becker
Date: September 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3665
Docket Number: 2013-1257
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Damon
Date: September 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3765
Docket Number: 2013-1984
State v. Jackson  
Date: September 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3707
Docket Number: 2010-0944

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of three counts of aggravated murder and other felony offenses. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions and sentence of death, holding (1) even if the trial court overstepped its bounds...

Sauer v. Crews  
Date: September 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3655
Docket Number: 2013-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: In the wrongful-death action underlying this case, the trial court found a certain term in a commercial general liability policy, which was not defined in a policy, to be ambiguous and construed this language against the...

State v. Tolliver  
Date: September 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3744
Docket Number: 2013-0351

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the State must prove a culpable mental state with respect to the element of the offense of robbery contained in Ohio Rev. Code 2911.02(A)(3) that the offender did “[u]se or threaten the...

In re Foreclosure of Liens for Delinquent Land Taxes v. Parcels of Land Encumbered with Delinquent Tax Liens  
Date: September 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3656
Docket Number: 2013-0713

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether Ohio Rev. Code 5721.25 permits a mortgage holder to redeem the mortgaged property when it is the subject of a tax foreclosure proceeding. Here, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. (Van...

State ex rel. Hall v. Mohr  
Date: September 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3735
Docket Number: 2014-0070

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate, filed a complaint in mandamus in the court of appeals seeking an order compelling the Director of Rehabilitation and Correction to hold an immediate hearing and grant Appellant release from incarcer...

State ex rel. Columbus Coal. for Responsive Gov’t v. Blevins  
Date: August 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3745
Docket Number: 2014-1337

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 15, 2014, the Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government filed a precirculation copy of a proposed initiative ordinance with the Columbus city clerk. On July 15, 2014, the Coalition submitted 497 part-petition...

Hauser v. Dayton Police Dep’t  
Date: August 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3636
Docket Number: 2013-0291

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee filed an employment-discrimination action against the Dayton Police Department (DPD) and Major Mitchell Davis, her supervisor, alleging, inter alia, age- and sex-based discrimination in violation of Ohio Rev. Co...

Auer v. Paliath  
Date: August 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3632
Docket Number: 2013-0459

Justia Opinion Summary: Torri Auer filed suit against real-estate broker Keller Williams Home Town Realty (Home Town) and its former real-estate agent, Jamie Paliath, alleging that Paliath had fraudulently induced her to purchase certain proper...

State ex rel. Rogers v. Pat Salmon & Sons, Inc.
Date: August 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3689
Docket Number: 2013-0524
In re D.M.  
Date: August 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3628
Docket Number: 2013-0579

Justia Opinion Summary: The question presented to the Supreme Court here was what evidence a juvenile is entitled to in discovery prior to a bindover hearing. In this case, the State filed a motion asking the juvenile court to relinquish jurisd...

State ex rel. Domhoff v. Ohio Pub. Employees Ret. Sys. Bd.  
Date: August 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3688
Docket Number: 2013-1138

Justia Opinion Summary: One of the exceptions to public employee membership in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) is set forth in Ohio Rev. Code 145.03, which provides that a student employee is exempt from OPERS membership if...

State ex rel. O’’Grady v. Griffing  
Date: August 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3687
Docket Number: 2013-1151

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee, an employee of the City of Warren, was appointed deputy bailiff/legal secretary to Judge Gysegem in 2007. In 2010, Appellee discussed with Judge Gysegem her wish to retire and receive Ohio Public Employees Reti...

Worthington City Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Bd. of Revision  
Date: August 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3620
Docket Number: 2012-1517

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a commercial building consisting of a warehouse and office space. The tax year at issue was 2005. The property owner disagreed with the auditor’s valuation of the subject property and filed a co...

State ex rel. Floyd v. Formica Corp.  
Date: August 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3614
Docket Number: 2013-0042

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, almost ten years after he had left his employment with his employer, Formica Corporation, Appellant applied for temporary-total-disability (TTD) compensation. The Industrial Commission denied Appellant’s applica...

State ex rel. Cleveland Prof’l Football, LLC v. Buehrer  
Date: August 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3615
Docket Number: 2013-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: The new owner of an arena football team applied for workers’ compensation coverage. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation concluded that the new owner was a successor employer for workers’ compensation purposes and that it...

State ex rel. Plunderbund Media v. Born  
Date: August 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3679
Docket Number: 2013-0596

Justia Opinion Summary: Plunderbund Media, LLC sought the disclosure of records documenting threats against the governor that were kept by the Director of Public Safety. Legal counsel for the Department of Public Safety refused to produce any r...

Johnson v. Crutchfield  
Date: August 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3653
Docket Number: 2013-1398

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, an inmate, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging the calculation of his jail-time credit and contending that aggregation of his sentences constituted double jeopardy. The court of appeals d...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Corrigan
Date: August 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3678
Docket Number: 2013-1960
In re Rosenfield  
Date: August 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3365
Docket Number: 2014-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio filed with the Supreme Court a certified copy of a judgment entry of a felony conviction against Rosenfield, a Cleveland attorney licen...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Henck
Date: July 30, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3297
Docket Number: 2014-1106
Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. DeHoff
Date: July 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3213
Docket Number: 2014-0956
State v. Amos  
Date: July 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3160
Docket Number: 2012-2093

Justia Opinion Summary: In these two consolidated cases, the trial court sentenced a felony offender to one or more community-control sanctions without first ordering and reviewing a presentence investigation report. In both cases, the sanction...

State v. Bonnell  
Date: July 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3177
Docket Number: 2013-0167

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether a trial court must engage in judicial fact-finding prior to imposing consecutive sentences on an offender. In this case, Appellant was sentenced to consecutive sentences aggregating ei...

State ex rel. Johnson v. Jensen  
Date: July 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3159
Docket Number: 2013-1162

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to prison. In 2013, Appellant filed a petition for a writ of procedendo against Judge James D. Jensen, asserting that Judge Jensen failed to rule on a motion to dismiss the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner
Date: July 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3158
Docket Number: 2013-1252
Disciplinary Counsel v. Daniell
Date: July 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3161
Docket Number: 2013-1988
In re I.A.  
Date: July 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3155
Docket Number: 2012-2122

Justia Opinion Summary: The question presented in this case was when a juvenile court can conduct an Ohio Rev. Code 2152.83(B)(2) hearing regarding the appropriateness of juvenile-offender-registrant classification for a juvenile adjudged delin...

State v. Laber
Date: July 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3154
Docket Number: 2013-1174
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bramble
Date: July 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3179
Docket Number: 2014-1056
In re Thomas
Date: July 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3174
Docket Number: 2014-1205
Disciplinary Counsel v. Calaway
Date: July 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3129
Docket Number: 2013-1635
In re Resignation of Naumoff
Date: July 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3125
Docket Number: 2014-0998
In re Resignation of Schuman
Date: July 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3127
Docket Number: 2014-1029
In re Resignation of Marcheski
Date: July 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3126
Docket Number: 2014-1045
Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp.  
Date: July 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3095
Docket Number: 2013-0148

Justia Opinion Summary: A.E.M. Electric Services Corporation, a general contractor, contracted with Transtar Electric, Inc., a subcontractor, to provide electrical services for the installation of a pool at Holiday Inn. A.E.M. did not pay Trans...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. McCafferty
Date: July 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3075
Docket Number: 2013-0939
Jefferson v. Bunting  
Date: July 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3074
Docket Number: 2013-1178

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate serving sentences from separate convictions, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging the jurisdiction of the common pleas court to order him back to prison in the first case after he...

In re Application of E. Ohio Gas Co.  
Date: July 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3073
Docket Number: 2012-2117

Justia Opinion Summary: Upon its implementation of an automated-meter-reading (“AMR”) program, the East Ohio Gas Company, d/b/a Dominion East Ohio (“Dominion”), sought to recover costs associated with its AMR program. The Public Utilities Commi...

State v. Limoli  
Date: July 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3072
Docket Number: 2013-0403

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the effect of H.B. 86 on a defendant who was convicted of possession of crack cocaine prior to its effective date but who was not sentenced until after its effective date. In practice, the enact...

In re Disqualification of Mattingly
Date: July 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3065
Docket Number: 14-AP-036
State v. Osie  
Date: July 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2966
Docket Number: 2010-1105

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder, each of which carried three death specifications. Defendant waived a jury and was tried by a three-judge panel. The panel found Defendant guilty of felony murder...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Talikka
Date: July 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3026
Docket Number: 2012-1324
State v. Belew
Date: July 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2964
Docket Number: 2013-0711
In re Disqualification of Coss
Date: July 9, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3435
Docket Number: 14-AP-049
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wexler
Date: July 9, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2952
Docket Number: 2013-1250
Disciplinary Counsel v. Oldfield
Date: July 9, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2963
Docket Number: 2013-1623
State ex rel. Sylvester v. Neal  
Date: July 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2926
Docket Number: 2012-1742

Justia Opinion Summary: Article I, Section 9 of the Ohio Constitution provides that “[a]ll persons shall be bailable by sufficient sureties.” Under Crim.R. 46(A)(2), however, a court may require a defendant to post ten percent of the bail amoun...

State ex rel. Wasserman v. City of Fremont  
Date: July 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2962
Docket Number: 2013-0535

Justia Opinion Summary: Stanley and Kathryn Wasserman are the successors in interest to an easement created in 1915 for the purpose of draining what is now their farmland over land now owned by the City of Freemont. After the City unilaterally...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Armengau
Date: July 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3023
Docket Number: 2014-0997
Disciplinary Counsel v. Cordrick
Date: July 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2955
Docket Number: 2013-1597
In re Resignation of Belinky
Date: July 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2956
Docket Number: 2014-0921
In re Resignation of Feldman
Date: July 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2957
Docket Number: 2014-0979
State ex rel. Packaging Corp. of Am. v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: July 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2871
Docket Number: 2012-1057

Justia Opinion Summary: Gregory Murphy suffered two work-related injuries in 2001 and 2006 while working for Packaging Corporation of America (PCA). Murphy received temporary-total-disability for the 2001 claim, and after his second injury occu...

L.J. Smith, Inc. v. Harrison County Bd. of Revision  
Date: July 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2872
Docket Number: 2013-0934

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the Harrison County Board of Revision (BOR) issued two orders purporting to determine the value of two parcels owned by L.J. Smith, Inc. However, the BOR did not certify a transcript showing the filing of the co...

Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Minamyer
Date: June 30, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2807
Docket Number: 2009-2284
In re Alo
Date: June 30, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2808
Docket Number: 2014-1052
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Large
Date: June 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2757
Docket Number: 2012-0691
Columbus Bar Assn. v. King
Date: June 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2679
Docket Number: 2011-1418
In re A.G.  
Date: June 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2597
Docket Number: 2012-2097

Justia Opinion Summary: After Mother and Father divorced, the parties disputed the custody of their child, A.G. During a court proceeding concerning custody, the juvenile court excluded A.G., who was thirteen years old at the time, from attendi...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Hooks
Date: June 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2596
Docket Number: 2013-1624
State ex rel. Flanagan v. Lucas  
Date: June 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2588
Docket Number: 2013-0239

Justia Opinion Summary: Dick Flanagan filed an action in quo warranto challenging the qualifications of David Lucas, the Belmont County sheriff, who was elected to the office and sworn in on January 7, 2013. Specifically, Flanagan claimed that...

Health Care REIT, Inc. v. Cuyahoga County Bd. of Revision  
Date: June 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2574
Docket Number: 2013-0278

Justia Opinion Summary: In tax year 2007, a county fiscal officer valued an improved 6.415-acre parcel in the county at $8,740,000, consistent with the property's 2004 sale price. The property owner filed an amended complaint seeking a reductio...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Schiff
Date: June 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2573
Docket Number: 2013-1251
Disciplinary Counsel v. Kerek
Date: June 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2615
Docket Number: 2013-1423
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Winkfield
Date: June 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2491
Docket Number: 2000-1138
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Winkfield
Date: June 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2490
Docket Number: 2005-1115
Hill v. State
Date: June 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2365
Docket Number: 2013-1043
Lake Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mismas
Date: June 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2483
Docket Number: 2013-1248
Disciplinary Counsel v. Thompson
Date: June 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2482
Docket Number: 2013-1262
In re Resignation of Hampton
Date: June 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2489
Docket Number: 2014-0773
Ohio Neighborhood Fin., Inc. v. Scott  
Date: June 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2440
Docket Number: 2013-0103

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a registered lender under the Mortgage Loan Act (MLA), and Appellee executed a customer agreement for a single-installment, $500 loan governed by the MLA. Appellee later defaulted on his loan. Appellant filed...

Richman Props., LLC v. Medina County Bd. of Revision  
Date: June 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2439
Docket Number: 2013-0386

Justia Opinion Summary: The county auditor assigned an aggregate value for four properties of $468,470 for the tax year 2008, which represented a significant increase over the aggregate valuation of the parcels’ two ancestor parcels. After a he...

ProgressOhio.org, Inc. v. JobsOhio  
Date: June 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2382
Docket Number: 2012-1272

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants in this case were ProgressOhio.org, Inc., a member of the Ohio Senate, and a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Appellants brought a constitutional challenge to the JobsOhio Act, which created...

Apple Group Ltd. v. Medina County Bd. of Revision  
Date: June 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2381
Docket Number: 2013-0149

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case were thirteen unbuilt lots in a residential subdivision. For the tax year 2008, the county auditor set the value of each lot at $105,000. Taxpayer filed a complaint challenging the valuation and pro...

State ex rel. Cleveland v. Astrab  
Date: June 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2380
Docket Number: 2013-0866

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought a tort action against the City of Cleveland and some of its employees (collectively, Relators). Relators filed a motion to dismiss based on political-subdivision immunity. The trial court denied the mo...

In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of DiAlbert
Date: June 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2396
Docket Number: 2006-30101
Columbus Bar Assn. v. DiAlbert
Date: June 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2389
Docket Number: 2008-0822
State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Lyons  
Date: June 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2354
Docket Number: 2012-1924

Justia Opinion Summary: The Cincinnati Enquirer filed two original actions in the Supreme Court seeking extraordinary writs. In the first case, the Enquirer sought a writ of mandamus to compel the county court judge to vacate his order sealing...

State ex rel. Jackson v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth.  
Date: June 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2353
Docket Number: 2013-0693

Justia Opinion Summary: Sonya Jackson, an inmate, was represented by Assistant State Public Defender Dennis Pusateri when she filed a complaint for writ of mandamus alleging that she was entitled to parole. Pusateri allowed the magistrate to di...

State ex rel. Brown v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.
Date: June 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2348
Docket Number: 2013-1567
State ex rel. Davis v. Metzger  
Date: June 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2329
Docket Number: 2013-0881

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant submitted requests for the personnel records of six employees of the West Licking Fire District to Appellee, the person responsible for public records for the district. Less than three business days after he ha...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Stenson
Date: June 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2339
Docket Number: 2013-1308
State v. Straley  
Date: May 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2139
Docket Number: 2013-0544

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of tampering with evidence in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2921.12(A). The appellate court reversed, concluding (1) for a defendant to be guilty of violating section 2921.12(...

State ex rel. Nickelson v. Bowling  
Date: May 29, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2124
Docket Number: 2013-1403

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to two counts on which he was indicted. Appellant later filed a motion seeking to withdraw his guilty plea. The trial court overruled the motion and then sentenced Appellant. The court of appeals af...

City of Cleveland v. McCardle  
Date: May 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2140
Docket Number: 2013-0096

Justia Opinion Summary: Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls, protesters involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement in the Public Square area of Cleveland, were arrested and charged with a curfew violation under Cleveland Codified Ordinances 559.541...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Flowers
Date: May 28, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2123
Docket Number: 2013-1621
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jacobs
Date: May 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2137
Docket Number: 2013-1230
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Lemieux
Date: May 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2127
Docket Number: 2013-1246
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bender
Date: May 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2118
Docket Number: 2013-1260
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lehmkuh
Date: May 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2172
Docket Number: 2012-1719
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hillis
Date: May 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2113
Docket Number: 2013-1244
Akron Bar Assn. v. Binger
Date: May 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2114
Docket Number: 2013-1263
State ex rel. Doner v. Zehringer
Date: May 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2102
Docket Number: 2009-1292
State ex rel. Snyder v. Ohio Wesleyan Univ.
Date: May 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2111
Docket Number: 2013-0348
State ex rel. Roberts v. Indus. Comm.
Date: May 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2112
Docket Number: 2013-0349
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Santos
Date: May 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2142
Docket Number: 2014-0632
Dublin City Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: May 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1940
Docket Number: 2012-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: East Bank Condominiums II, LLC filed valuation complaints challenging the county auditor’s assessment of twenty-one units in a condominium complex owned by East Bank. The county auditor valued each unit as a separate par...

CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Roznowski  
Date: May 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1984
Docket Number: 2012-2110

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant-mortgagee filed a complaint seeking to foreclose on property owned by Appellees-mortgagors. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Appellant. The court of appeals dismissed Appellees’ appeal, f...

State v. Hamon
Date: May 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1927
Docket Number: 2013-0830
State ex rel. Fears v. Myers
Date: May 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1939
Docket Number: 2013-1492
State v. Mammone  
Date: May 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1942
Docket Number: 2010-0576

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of the aggravated murders of his former mother-in-law, his five-year-old daughter, and his three-year-old son. The trial court sentenced Defendant to death for each of the three aggravated murders...

Oaktree Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Hallmark Bldg. Co.  
Date: May 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1937
Docket Number: 2012-1722

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1990, construction was completed on a condominium development. In 2003, the Oaktree Condominium Association (“Oaktree”) discovered that there was a defect in the construction. In 2007, Oaktree filed an action against...

Fugett v. Turner
Date: May 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1934
Docket Number: 2013-1350
State v. Kirkland  
Date: May 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1966
Docket Number: 2010-0854

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to the murders of two women and to two counts of abuse of a corpse. After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated murder with death specifications for the deaths of two girls. The trial...

State v. Stevens  
Date: May 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1932
Docket Number: 2012-2003

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants were convicted of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity under Ohio’s version of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their involvement in the sale of drugs. The total a...

James Navratil Dev. Co. v. Medina County Bd. of Revision  
Date: May 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1931
Docket Number: 2013-0293

Justia Opinion Summary: James Navratil Development Company (JNDC) filed a valuation complaint. The Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) remanded the cause and ordered the Medina County Board of Revision to dismiss the complaint for lack of jurisdiction b...

In re Resignation of Thesing
Date: May 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1998
Docket Number: 2014-0007
Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Thornton
Date: May 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2016
Docket Number: 2014-0542
State v. Neyland  
Date: May 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1914
Docket Number: 2008-2370

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding that Appellant was co...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Mecklenborg
Date: May 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1908
Docket Number: 2012-1700
State ex rel. Bailey v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: May 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1909
Docket Number: 2012-1826

Justia Opinion Summary: Between 1996 and 2003, Appellant filed several workers’ compensation claims, which were allowed for certain conditions. Appellant subsequently filed two applications for permanent-total-disability compensation. The Indus...

Hayward v. Summa Health Sys./Akron City Hosp.  
Date: May 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1913
Docket Number: 2013-0021

Justia Opinion Summary: A colorectal surgeon and a surgical resident at a hospital (collectively, Defendants), performed abdominal surgery on Plaintiff in 2007. In 2009, Plaintiff filed a medical malpractice claim against Defendants, alleging t...

State ex rel. Honda of Am. Mfg., Inc. v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: May 7, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1894
Docket Number: 2012-1499

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Corlew was an employee of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. when he was injured while working. Honda’s long-term-disability insurance carrier eventually determined that Corlew was not eligible for ongoing disab...

State ex rel. Sheppard v. Indus. Comm'n  
Date: May 7, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1904
Docket Number: 2012-1755

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Sheppard was injured while working for Employer. After Sheppard retired, he filed an application for permanent-total-disability (PTD) compensation, which a staff hearing officer granted. Employer filed a request f...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bukstein
Date: May 7, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1884
Docket Number: 2013-1334
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Wooten
Date: May 7, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1907
Docket Number: 2013-1353
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hilburn
Date: May 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1867
Docket Number: 2014-0452
State v. Davis  
Date: April 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1615
Docket Number: 2011-0538

Justia Opinion Summary: While on parole from a prior conviction of murder, Appellant committed murder. After a trial in 1984, a three-judge panel found Appellant guilty of aggravated murder with a prior-conviction specification and sentenced hi...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. McBeth
Date: April 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1611
Docket Number: 2013-0569
State ex rel. Harris v. Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: April 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1612
Docket Number: 2013-0992

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was charged with aggravated murder, and his case was assigned to the docket of Common Plea Court Judge Thomas Nurre. A visiting judge, Judge Donald Schott, was assigned to preside over the trial. The jury found...

State ex rel. Scott v. Franklin County Bd. of Elections  
Date: April 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1685
Docket Number: 2014-0504

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant submitted a declaration of candidacy to run in the May 6, 2014 primary for an elected position on the Democratic Party State Central Committee and, along with the declaration, submitted a nominating petition co...

In re Resignation of Mamone
Date: April 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1630
Docket Number: 2013-2025
In re Resignation of Adams
Date: April 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1635
Docket Number: 2014-0333
In re Salters
Date: April 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1619
Docket Number: 2014-0595
State ex rel. Richmond v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: April 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1604
Docket Number: 2012-1786

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was injured when he fell from a ladder as he was working on a billboard in the course and scope of his employment with Employer. Appellant sought an award for violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR),...

State v. Codeluppi  
Date: April 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1574
Docket Number: 2013-0186

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with, inter alia, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI). Defendant filed a motion to suppress the evidence obtained during the traffic stop. The trial court denied the motion to suppress, conc...

State ex rel. West v. McDonnell  
Date: April 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1562
Docket Number: 2013-0714

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was found guilty of four felonies, with forfeiture specifications, for running a marijuana-distribution operation out of a building he and his brothers owned on Scranton Road. Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy McD...

State ex rel. West v. McDonnell
Date: April 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1563
Docket Number: 2013-0952
Akron City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Summit County Bd. of Revision  
Date: April 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1588
Docket Number: 2012-1542

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, real property owned by Roger and Sharon Barkoff was sold for $1.4 million. In 2008, after performing the reappraisal that the law required every six years, the Summit County Fiscal Officer determined the value o...

State ex rel. Bell v. Madison County Bd. of Comm’rs  
Date: April 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1564
Docket Number: 2013-0633

Justia Opinion Summary: Greg Bell and his attorney, Philip Cramer, were party and counsel in court proceedings originating from an appropriation action filed by the Madison County Board of Commissioners against Bell and his wife to acquire a se...

Scarberry v. Turner  
Date: April 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1587
Docket Number: 2013-1228

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of rape he committed in 1983. In 2009, while out of prison on parole, Appellant committed two theft offenses at a gas station. Appellant subsequently pled guilty to two misdemeanor offenses of pet...

In re Complaint of Buckeye Energy Brokers v. Palmer Energy Co.  
Date: April 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1532
Docket Number: 2012-0668

Justia Opinion Summary: Buckeye Energy Brokers, a certified provider of competitive retail electric service a competitive retail natural-gas service, filed an amended complaint with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio against Palmer Energy...

State ex rel. Jacobs v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: April 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1560
Docket Number: 2012-1554

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Appellant injured her lower back while working for Employer, who was self-insured. Later that year, Employer discharged Appellant for violating the company’s absenteeism policy and failing to accept the light-du...

In re Disqualification of Brown
Date: April 9, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-2154
Docket Number: 14-AP-022
State ex rel. Linnabary v. Husted  
Date: April 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1417
Docket Number: 2014-0359

Justia Opinion Summary: On December 30, 2013, Steven Linnabary filed a declaration of candidacy and nominating petition to run in the Libertarian primary for the office of attorney general. Secretary of State Jon Husted certified Linnabary’s ca...

State ex rel. Balas-Bratton v. Husted  
Date: April 2, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1406
Docket Number: 2014-0374

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the Supreme Court ousted George Maier as sheriff of Stark County based on Maier’s failure to meet the employment qualifications. Maier subsequently went back to work full-time for Harrison County as a deputy she...

In re Feldman
Date: April 1, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1385
Docket Number: 2014-0477
Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: March 31, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1250
Docket Number: 2014-0116
Disciplinary Counsel v. York
Date: March 31, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1265
Docket Number: 2014-0130
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lehmkuhl
Date: March 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1199
Docket Number: 2012-1719
Bierl v. BGZ Assocs. II, L.L.C.
Date: March 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1172
Docket Number: 2013-0585
Disciplinary Counsel v. Land
Date: March 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1162
Docket Number: 2013-0940
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bruder
Date: March 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1196
Docket Number: 2014-0258
In re Cases Held for the Decision in State v. Taylor
Date: March 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1174
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schuler
Date: March 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1127
Docket Number: 2012-1714
Daniel v. Daniel  
Date: March 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1161
Docket Number: 2012-2113

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce action, the trial court concluded that Husband’s unvested military benefits could not be divided because the military retirement benefits were a “mere expectancy.” The court of appeals affirmed, concludin...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Wallace
Date: March 26, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1128
Docket Number: 2013-0573
Lingo v. State  
Date: March 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1052
Docket Number: 2012-1774

Justia Opinion Summary: William Glick filed a class action suit against Raymond Wohl, in his official capacity of the clerk of the municipal court, among other defendants, seeking declaratory and equitable relief related to Glick's municipal co...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Streeter
Date: March 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1051
Docket Number: 2013-0581
Disciplinary Counsel v. Shaw
Date: March 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1025
Docket Number: 2013-0923
In re Klima
Date: March 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1171
Docket Number: 2014-0434
Disciplinary Counsel v. Ridenbaugh
Date: March 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1097
Docket Number: 2008-2493
In re Resignation of Garrison
Date: March 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1095
Docket Number: 2014-0253
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Calaway
Date: March 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1096
Docket Number: 2013-0978
State v. Maxwell  
Date: March 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1019
Docket Number: 2007-0755

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of the aggravated murder of Nichole McCorkle and sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of conviction and the sentence of death, holding, among other th...

State ex rel. Williams v. Hunter  
Date: March 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1022
Docket Number: 2013-1269

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of a number of offenses, including two counts of aggravated murder with capital specifications. Appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment. Appellant subsequently filed sever...

In re Disqualification of Ramsey
Date: March 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1813
Docket Number: 14-AP-012
Panther II Transp., Inc. v. Seville Bd. of Income Tax Review  
Date: March 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1011
Docket Number: 2012-1589

Justia Opinion Summary: Panther II Transportation, Inc. (Appellee) requested refunds for tax years 2005 and 2006, claiming that state law exempted it from the imposition of a local income tax on its net profit. The Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) co...

Calvaruso v. Brown  
Date: March 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-1018
Docket Number: 2013-0280

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2013, the police chief of the Akron Police Department appointed Charles Brown as “acting chief of police,” a temporary assignment by the chief of police to administer the division of police during his absence...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Linnen
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-913
Docket Number: 2006-0443
Disciplinary Counsel v. Muntean
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-947
Docket Number: 2010-1463
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Fagnano
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-914
Docket Number: 2013-0812
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Joseph
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-915
Docket Number: 2013-0896
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gaffney
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-912
Docket Number: 2013-2034
In re Resignation of Lawrence
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-917
Docket Number: 2014-0179
In re Resignation of Van Horn
Date: March 17, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-918
Docket Number: 2014-0236
TEST
Date: March 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-9999
In re H.V.  
Date: March 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-812
Docket Number: 2012-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the juvenile court found H.V. to be delinquent and committed him to a minimum six-month term commitment to the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). H.V. was subsequently placed on supervised release. Therea...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Alsfelder
Date: March 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-870
Docket Number: 2013-0223
State ex rel. Gooden v. Kagel  
Date: March 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-869
Docket Number: 2013-1159

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was ordered to pay restitution to several victims as part of his sentence for a criminal conviction. Thereafter, Appellant filed a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking public records, claiming that despite s...

State v. Montoya
Date: March 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-848
Docket Number: 2013-1344
State v. Long  
Date: March 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-849
Docket Number: 2012-1410

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was charged with several offenses stemming from two separate shootings. Appellant was age seventeen when the offenses were committed. After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of aggravated murd...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Fonda
Date: March 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-850
Docket Number: 2013-0571
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jones
Date: March 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-809
Docket Number: 2013-0611
Hilliard City Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: March 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-853
Docket Number: 2012-1015

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, U-Store-It, L.P. acquired several self-storage facilities in Franklin County in a bulk purchase. The Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopted the 2006 sale prices as the value of those properties for the 2006 tax year...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Gonzalez
Date: March 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-851
Docket Number: 2013-0222
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wrage
Date: March 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-807
Docket Number: 2013-0931
State v. Romage  
Date: March 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-783
Docket Number: 2012-1958

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee was charged with criminal child enticement. The complaint alleged that Appellee had asked a child to carry some boxes to his apartment in exchange for money, which conduct allegedly constituted a violation of Oh...

FirstMerit Bank, N.A. v. Inks  
Date: March 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-789
Docket Number: 2013-0091

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants executed a promissory note in favor of FirstMerit Bank secured by a mortgage on several parcels of real estate. After Defendants defaulted on the promissory note, FirstBank initiated foreclosure proceedings. T...

State v. Manocchio  
Date: March 6, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-785
Docket Number: 2013-0095

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to a third-degree felony violation of former Ohio Rev. Code 4511.19(A), which resulted in his fourth DUI conviction and second felony DUI conviction. Defendant was sentenced to a term of imprisonmen...

Mansaray v. State  
Date: March 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-750
Docket Number: 2012-1727

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Appellee was convicted of a drug offense and a related offense and sentenced to eleven years in prison. In late 2010, Appellee’s convictions were reversed. Appellee was released on bond and the charges against h...

State v. Johnson  
Date: March 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-770
Docket Number: 2013-0332

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled no contest to aggravated robbery, robbery, and aggravated possession of drugs. The sentencing court imposed a term of imprisonment and $19,000 in fines. Defendant appealed his sentence, and Defendant’s new...

State ex rel. Brown v. Logan  
Date: March 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-769
Docket Number: 2013-0859

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate, filed a motion for leave to amend his omnibus motion, which the trial court did not rule on. The court of appeals remanded for a ruling on the motion, but the court’s entry mistakenly indicated Appe...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer
Date: March 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-773
Docket Number: 2014-0135
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Johnson
Date: March 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-781
Docket Numbers: 2014-0136, 2014-1403
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Householder
Date: March 4, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-782
Docket Number: 2014-0138
Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer
Date: February 25, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-647
Docket Number: 2012-2073
HIN, LLC v. Cuyahoga County Bd. of Revision  
Date: February 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-523
Docket Number: 2012-0725

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant purchased property in 2004 for $7.4 million. For the tax-year 2006, the County auditor set the value at $8 million. Appellant filed a complaint with the County Board of Revision (BOR) seeking a decrease in valu...

State ex rel. Robinson v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: February 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-546
Docket Number: 2012-1827

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant had been employed as a nurse with Progressive Parma Care, LLC since 1995. During her tenure at Parma Care, Appellant was disciplined on several occasions. On April 10, 2008, Appellant was injured at work. On Ap...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Gilbert
Date: February 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-522
Docket Number: 2013-0575
Disciplinary Counsel v. Clinard
Date: February 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-574
Docket Number: 2013-0666
State ex rel. Bevins v. Cooper  
Date: February 20, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-544
Docket Number: 2013-1118

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Appellant was tried on charges of aggravated burglary and rape. A mistrial was declared due to a hung jury. After a retrial in 2005, Appellant was convicted by a jury of both charges. Appellant’s convictions wer...

State ex rel. Wyrick v. Indus. Comm’n of Ohio  
Date: February 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-541
Docket Number: 2012-1670

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was injured while working for Employer. Appellant’s workers’ compensation claim was allowed for a dislocated left shoulder and a torn left rotator cuff, among other injuries. Appellant later requested compensat...

State ex rel. DiFranco v. City of S. Euclid  
Date: February 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-538
Docket Number: 2012-1704

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant made a public-records request to the City of South Euclid. After the City failed to respond to the request for nearly six months, Appellant filed a claim for a writ of mandamus. The writ claim became moot when...

State v. Anderson  
Date: February 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-542
Docket Number: 2012-1834

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Appellant was arrested and charged with the murder of Amber Zurcher. The trial court granted a mistrial on Appellant’s first trial. Several trials followed, and after a fifth trial, another mistrial was declared...

State ex rel. DiFranco v. City of S. Euclid  
Date: February 19, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-539
Docket Number: 2012-1893

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant made a public-records request to the City of South Euclid in care of the clerk of the city council. The clerk stated that he would forward the requested information, but because of an internal breakdown in comm...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Jansen
Date: February 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-512
Docket Number: 2009-1663
State ex rel. Smith v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: February 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-513
Docket Number: 2012-0734

Justia Opinion Summary: George Smith suffered an injury while working for Ohio State University. The Industrial Commission of Ohio allowed Smith’s claim for bilateral inguinal hernia. Tragically, Smith suffered brain damage resulting from posto...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Miller
Date: February 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-515
Docket Number: 2013-0647
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: February 18, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-521
Docket Number: 2013-1288
In re Application of Columbus S. Power Co.  
Date: February 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-462
Docket Number: 2012-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Public Utilities Commission ("PUCO") approved of the first electric security plan of American Electric Power operating companies (collectively, “AEP”). The Supreme Court held that the Commission committed reversible...

State v. Taylor  
Date: February 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-460
Docket Number: 2012-2136

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant stole $550 worth of merchandise from a department store. At that time, Ohio Rev. Code 2913.02 classified that theft offense as a felony. Prior to sentencing, however, the General Assembly enacted H.B. 86, which...

Smith v. Buchanan  
Date: February 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-459
Docket Number: 2013-0696

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Defendant pleaded guilty to aggravation with a firearm specification. The State and Defendant later agreed that Defendant could withdraw his guilty plea and instead plead guilty to aggravated robbery without a...

State ex rel. Harsh v. Oney  
Date: February 13, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-458
Docket Number: 2013-1051

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, among other offenses. Judge Patricia Oney sentenced Appellant was sentenced to seven years’ incarceration. Appel...

Mann v. Northgate Investors, LLC  
Date: February 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-455
Docket Number: 2012-1600

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was visiting a friend, who was a tenant at an apartment building owned by Defendant, when Plaintiff suffered an injury while descending the common area stairs. Plaintiff sued Defendant, alleging that Defendant...

State v. Miranda  
Date: February 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-451
Docket Number: 2012-1741

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded guilty a violation of Ohio’s RICO statute and a predicate offense of trafficking in marijuana. The trial court imposed a six-year sentence for the RICO offense and an eight-year sentence for the traffic...

Fraley v. Estate of Oeding  
Date: February 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-452
Docket Number: 2012-1994

Justia Opinion Summary: After a car accident involving David Fraley and Timothy Oeding, Oeding’s insurer (“Auto-Owners”) placed an investigative hold on Fraley’s truck for several months. Fraley filed a negligence action against Oeding’s estate...

State ex rel. Dye v. Bradshaw  
Date: February 12, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-453
Docket Number: 2013-1240

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 1991, Appellant was convicted in federal court of criminal offenses and sentenced to federal prison. Meanwhile, in January 1991, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department served a warrant on Appellant for his...

Columbiana Bar Assn. v. Schory
Date: February 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-475
Docket Number: 2013-2019
In re Cohen
Date: February 11, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-474
Docket Number: 2014-0214
In re Grossman
Date: February 5, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-360
Docket Number: 2014-0182
Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters
Date: January 27, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-229
Docket Number: 2013-0999
State ex rel. Richfield v. Laria  
Date: January 24, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-243
Docket Number: 2013-0530

Justia Opinion Summary: The Village of Richfield petitioned in municipal court to unseal certain criminal records, claiming that the records were improperly sealed under Ohio Rev. Code 2953.52. Judge Kathryn Michael, the presiding judge of the...

State v. Cochran
Date: January 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-100
Docket Number: 2013-0464
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gwinn
Date: January 23, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-101
Docket Number: 2013-1247
Gallenstein v. Testa  
Date: January 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-98
Docket Number: 2012-1971

Justia Opinion Summary: Cheryl and John Gallenstein, Kentucky residents, purchased a boat in Indiana. The couple docked their boat in Indiana but chose Cincinnati as the hailing port. In 2003, the Division of Watercraft of the Ohio Department o...

State ex rel. Roberts v. Marsh  
Date: January 22, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-106
Docket Number: 2013-1066

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Appellant was convicted of murder and sentenced to serve twenty-five years to life. In 2012, the common pleas court judge overruled Appellant’s motion in arrest of judgment. In 2013, Appellant filed a petition f...

Cleveland v. State  
Date: January 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-86
Docket Number: 2012-1616

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was Ohio Rev. Code 4921.25, which grants the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) authority to regulate towing companies as “for-hire motor carriers.” The City of Cleveland filed an action see...

Mason City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Warren County Bd. of Revision  
Date: January 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-104
Docket Number: 2012-2107

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, the county auditor assigned a value of approximately $5 million to certain property located in the Mason City School District. The former owner of the property subsequently filed a valuation complaint seeking a...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Simpson
Date: January 21, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-54
Docket Number: 2013-0922
State v. McGlothan  
Date: January 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-85
Docket Number: 2012-1782

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Defendant for felonious assault and domestic violence. During a bench trial, the victim testified that Defendant was her boyfriend and had lived with her for about a year. The trial court found Defe...

State ex rel. Clay v. Gee  
Date: January 16, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-48
Docket Number: 2013-0839

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a motion for reclassification of his sex-offender status based on the Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Williams, which held that it was unconstitutional to apply sex-offender classifications under Ohi...

State ex rel. Roxbury v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: January 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-84
Docket Number: 2012-0815

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant sustained a work-related injury and collected temporary total disability (TTD) compensation on her claim for certain injuries. Appellant later filed an application to add a psychological condition to her claim,...

State v. Tate  
Date: January 15, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-44
Docket Number: 2012-1861

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with felony domestic violence, which contained an allegation that Defendant had been previously convicted of two offenses of domestic violence. After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of domesti...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Troller
Date: January 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-60
Docket Number: 2013-0572
State ex rel. Snead v. Ferenc  
Date: January 14, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-43
Docket Number: 2013-1084

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to several felonies. On March 11, 2002, the common pleas court entered a judgment entry of sentence. Eleven years later, Appellant filed a petition for writs of mandamus and prohibition, arguing tha...

In re Doumbas
Date: January 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-23
Docket Number: 2014-0027
In re Marshall
Date: January 10, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-24
Docket Number: 2014-0028
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Brown
Date: January 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-14
Docket Number: 2013-1885
Disciplinary Counsel v. Marsteller
Date: January 8, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-15
Docket Number: 2013-1944
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Davis
Date: January 3, 2014
Citation: 2014-Ohio-3
Docket Number: 2012-0687
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