Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2015

In re Adoption of H.N.R.  
Date: December 31, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5476
Docket Number: 2014-2201

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant challenged the aspect of Ohio’s Putative Father Registry (OPFR) that limits the time frame during which a man can register as a putative father in order to gain a right to receive notice of any subsequent adopt...

Talawanda City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Testa  
Date: December 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5450
Docket Number: 2014-1798

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the Talawanda City School District Board of Education (BOE) filed its application to exempt property located within the district. The tax commissioner granted an exemption for all of the property except for a pa...

State v. Barry  
Date: December 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5449
Docket Numbers: 2014-1984, 2014-2064

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of tampering with evidence for concealing heroin within a body cavity. The court of appeals affirmed Defendant’s tampering conviction, concluding that at the time Defendant concealed the heroin in...

In re Chuparkoff
Date: December 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5474
Docket Number: 2015-2076
Dillon v. Farmers Ins. of Columbus, Inc.  
Date: December 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5407
Docket Number: 2014-0451

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees damaged their vehicle when they collided with a deer in the roadway. Appellant insured the vehicle. Appellees had their vehicle repaired using aftermarket replacement parts that were not produced by the origina...

Snodgrass v. Testa  
Date: December 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5364
Docket Number: 2014-1362

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was a 2010 assessment of personal property issued by the Pike County auditor against Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (LMES) for tax year 1993. The tax commissioner canceled the assessment. LM...

State ex rel. McIntyre v. Summit County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: December 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5343
Docket Number: 2015-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator was indicted on two counts of felonious assault and one count of aggravated burglary. One of the felonious-assault counts was subsequently amended. After a jury trial, Relator was convicted of aggravated burglary...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Albright
Date: December 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5392
Docket Number: 2015-2029
State ex rel. Holwadel v. Hamilton County Bd. of Elections  
Date: December 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5306
Docket Number: 2015-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: Mary Siegel, a registered elector, filed a challenge to the voter registration of Randy Simes. The Board of Elections voted to reject the challenge. Barbara Holwadel and Steven Johnson (together, Holwadel) subsequently f...

In re Resignation of Bakst
Date: December 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5283
Docket Number: 2015-1894
State ex rel. Conley v. Park  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5226
Docket Number: 2014-1923

Justia Opinion Summary: Craig Conley faxed a letter to Judge Dixie Park requesting full and legible copies of documents from the court’s electronic docket. Judge Park returned the request, stating that the court did not accept faxed filings wit...

State ex rel. Ritzie v. Reece-Campbell, Inc.  
Date: December 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5224
Docket Number: 2014-1437

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, Appellant was injured in the course and scope of his employment. In 2010, during the course and scope of his employment for a new employer, Appellant was injured. In 2012, Appellant requested temporary-total-dis...

State ex rel. Huntington Nat'l Bank v. Kontos  
Date: December 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5190
Docket Number: 2014-0656

Justia Opinion Summary: A landowner filed a complaint for breach of contract against the predecessor in interest to Huntington National Bank. The trial judge ruled in favor of the landowner and awarded damages. The court of appeals reversed on...

McClain v. State
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5093
Docket Number: 2014-1519
In re Ames
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5105
Docket Number: 2015-1956
State ex rel. Ohio Republican Party v. FitzGerald  
Date: December 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5056
Docket Number: 2014-1141

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ohio Republican Party (ORP) sent a public-records request to Cuyahoga County seeking the County’s key card swipe data for five individuals, including Edward FitzGerald, the County’s former county executive. At the ti...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Squire
Date: December 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5058
Docket Number: 2010-2021
Toliver v. Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc.  
Date: December 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5055
Docket Number: 2013-1807

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant participated in a program called the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (“PIPP”) that provided assistance to low-income residential customers. Most PIPP customers pay a fixed percentage of their monthly income r...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Medley
Date: December 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-5008
Docket Number: 2010-1793
Megaland GP, LLC v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4918
Docket Number: 2014-1977

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee challenged the auditor’s valuation of a parcel of residential real estate for tax year 2012. The Columbus City Schools Board of Education (school board) sought retention of the auditor’s valuation. The Franklin...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Schwartz
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4946
Docket Number: 2015-0999
State ex rel. DiFranco v. City of S. Euclid  
Date: December 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4914
Docket Number: 2014-0831

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator requested public records from the City of South Euclid and its employee (together, South Euclid) for, inter alia, financial records associated with several city-owned properties. South Euclid sent some, but not a...

State ex rel. DiFranco v. City of S. Euclid  
Date: December 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4915
Docket Number: 2014-1761

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a public-records mandamus case in the court of appeals to obtain records she had requested from the City of South Euclid. During the litigation, the City and its employee (collectively, Appellees) produce...

State v. Johnson  
Date: December 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4903
Docket Number: 2012-0405

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Defendant was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. Defendant later sought habeas corpus relief, alleging that he had received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial. The federal court grant...

Lake Cty. Bar Assn. v. Davies
Date: December 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4904
Docket Number: 2014-1735
Columbus City Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: November 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4837
Docket Number: 2014-0721

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Donald Beck filed complaints against the auditor’s tax-year-2010 valuations of three two-family residential rental properties in Columbus. The Franklin County Board of Revision approved a reduction in the audito...

Steak 'n Shake, Inc. v. Warren County Bd. of Revision  
Date: November 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4836
Docket Number: 2014-0744

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Steak ’n Shake filed a complaint seeking a reduction for tax year 2009 from the auditor’s valuation of a Steak ’n Shake restaurant. The Warren County Board of Revision retained the auditor’s original valuation f...

State ex rel. M.L. v. O'Malley  
Date: November 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4855
Docket Number: 2014-1659

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father, who never married, were the parents of Daughter. Mother later moved to New Jersey with Daughter. When Father’s first application to determine custody of Daughter in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court w...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ranke
Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4799
Docket Numbers: 2011-0379, 20110379
In re Complaint of Pilkington N. Am., Inc.  
Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4797
Docket Number: 2013-0709

Justia Opinion Summary: Pilkington North America, Inc. entered into a social contract with Toledo Edison Company under which Toledo provided one of Pilkington’s facilities with discounted electric service. The Public Utilities Commission approv...

State ex rel. Precision Steel Servs., Inc. v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4798
Docket Number: 2013-1628

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee was injured during the course of his employment with Precision Steel Services, Inc. Employee received compensation for his medical expenses and lost wages. Two years after the accident, Employee applied for an a...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Zury
Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4796
Docket Number: 2015-0354
Disciplinary Counsel v. Compoli
Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4795
Docket Number: 2015-0356
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Liptock
Date: November 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4794
Docket Number: 2015-0443
In re Martyniuk
Date: November 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4746
Docket Number: 2015-1863
In re Disqualification of Eyster
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4647
Docket Number: 15-AP-060
Disciplinary Counsel v. Owen
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4823
Docket Number: 2013-1981
State v. Blankenship  
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4624
Docket Number: 2014-0363

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor who was over thirteen but less than sixteen years of age. Defendant, who was twenty-one years old when he committed the offense, was designated a...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Marrelli
Date: November 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4614
Docket Number: 2013-1253
State v. Earley  
Date: November 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4615
Docket Numbers: 2014-1278, 2014-1454

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, endangering children, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI). The trial court sentenced Appellant to a term of three years fo...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Watson
Date: November 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4613
Docket Number: 2015-0593
Chesapeake Exploration, LLC v. Buell  
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4551
Docket Number: 2014-0067

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties in this case disputed who was the legal owner or holder of certain mineral rights. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division concluded that the interpretation of Ohi...

Toledo Bar Assn. v. DeMarco
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4549
Docket Number: 2014-1738
In re Resignation of Sliwinski
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4568
Docket Number: 2015-1541
State v. Rosario
Date: November 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4536
Docket Number: 2014-1174
State v. Williams
Date: November 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4537
Docket Number: 2014-1884
Koenig v. Dungey
Date: November 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4538
Docket Number: 2015-0034
Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision  
Date: November 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4522
Docket Number: 2014-0722

Justia Opinion Summary: The Franklin County auditor valued property owned by Sears, Roebuck & Company at $8,323,000 for the tax year 2005 and for tax years 2006 through 2010. Sears filed a complaint seeking a reduction of value. The Franklin Co...

State ex rel. Armstrong Steel Erectors, Inc. v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: November 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4525
Docket Number: 2014-1150

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee, an ironworker, was injured in a fall while working for Employer, a subcontractor on a bridge project. Employee’s workers’ compensation claim was allowed for multiple injuries sustained in the fall. Two years af...

Risner v. Ohio Dep’t of Transp.  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4443
Docket Number: 2014-0862

Justia Opinion Summary: Amber Risner was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of State Route 220 and State Route 332. Appellees, Amber’s parents, filed a complaint as the administrators of Amber’s estate against the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Broyles
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4442
Docket Number: 2015-0598
Johnston v. State  
Date: October 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4437
Docket Number: 2014-0530

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was found guilty of two counts of aggravated murder and was sentenced to death on each count. The appellate court reversed the convictions and remanded for a new trial. The Supreme Court affirmed and remanded t...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Belinger
Date: October 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4436
Docket Number: 2015-0292
State v. Dean  
Date: October 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4347
Docket Number: 2011-2005

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of two counts of aggravated murder and six counts of attempted murder. Defendant was sentenced to death. On appeal, the Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s convictions, vacated the death sentenc...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Phillabaum
Date: October 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4346
Docket Number: 2015-0279
Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas
Date: October 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4422
Docket Number: 2015-1547
In re Application of Libretti
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4338
Docket Number: 2014-1555
State ex rel. Black v. Forchione  
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4336
Docket Number: 2014-2053

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator, who had been convicted of a sexually-oriented offense, was indicted for failure to notify the appropriate county sheriff’s office when he changed his residential address. Relator filed a petition for writ of man...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Robinson
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4363
Docket Number: 2015-0128
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Nelson
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4337
Docket Number: 2015-0301
In re Resignation of Denicola
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4359
Docket Number: 2015-14324
In re Resignation of McArdle
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4357
Docket Number: 2015-1438
In re Resignation of Fairfax
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4362
Docket Number: 2015-1526
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone
Date: October 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4307
Docket Number: 2014-1389
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Biviano
Date: October 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4308
Docket Number: 2015-0299
Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Wishgard, L.L.C.
Date: October 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4309
Docket Number: 2015-0921
Columbus City Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: October 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4304
Docket Number: 2013-0514

Justia Opinion Summary: Platinum Lodging, LLC, the former owner of the property at issue in this appeal, was a party throughout proceedings challenging a real property valuation for the tax year 2008. The Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR)...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Gerchak
Date: October 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4305
Docket Number: 2015-0290
In re Hayman
Date: October 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4287
Docket Number: 2015-1673
State ex rel. Crowl v. Delaware County Bd. of Elections  
Date: October 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4097
Docket Number: 2015-1505

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator, Douglas Crowl, gathered signatures on a nominating petition to run for the position of Porter Township trustee in the November 3, 2015 general election. Crowl timely filed the petition with the Delaware County B...

State ex rel. Burroughs v. Summit County Bd. of Elections  
Date: October 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-4122
Docket Number: 2015-1570

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator, Richard Burroughs, submitted a nominating petition containing twenty-four valid signatures to run as an independent candidate for the city of Akron ward 8 council position in the November 3, 2015 election. The S...

In re Disqualification of Spencer
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3949
Docket Number: 15-AP-047
State v. Adams  
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3954
Docket Number: 2011-1978

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of aggravated murder. The trial court sentenced Appellant to death. The Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence. The Supreme Court affirmed the conviction for agg...

Lucas County Republican Party Executive Comm. v. Husted  
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3948
Docket Number: 2014-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted decided to remove several members of the Lucas County Board of Elections from their positions. The Lucas County Republican Party Executive Committee (LCRP) formally recommended...

In re Disqualification of Gaul
Date: September 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3929
Docket Number: 15-AP-046
State v. South  
Date: September 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3930
Docket Number: 2014-0563

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 4511.19(A)(1)(a), a third-degree felony, and a repeat-offender spec...

In re Disqualification of Huffman
Date: September 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3926
Docket Number: 15-AP-037
State v. Schmick
Date: September 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3924
Docket Number: 2013-1852
State v. Black
Date: September 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3925
Docket Number: 2013-1947
Disciplinary Counsel v. McCord
Date: September 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3910
Docket Number: 2008-1785
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hooks
Date: September 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3920
Docket Number: 2014-2214
Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer
Date: September 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3921
Docket Number: 2015-0059
Disciplinary Counsel v. Coriell
Date: September 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3877
Docket Number: 2015-1423
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hall
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3870
Docket Number: 2011-1017
Stewart v. Lockland Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ.  
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3839
Docket Number: 2014-0164

Justia Opinion Summary: After a pretermination hearing, the Lockland School District Board of Education terminated Appellant’s contract of employment. Appellant appealed, arguing that Lockland had violated the Open Meetings Act by failing to ho...

Holman Rentals, L.L.C. v. Wood Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: September 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3820
Docket Number: 2013-1826
Chiow v. Wood Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: September 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3823
Docket Number: 2013-1827
Queen v. Wood Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: September 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3821
Docket Number: 2013-1828
State ex rel. Woodman v. Ohio Pub. Employees Ret. Sys.  
Date: September 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3807
Docket Number: 2014-0436

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Appellee submitted a disability-retirement application to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and its board of trustees (together, “the Board”). The Board rejected Appellee’s claim for benefits. The Boar...

State ex rel. Curtis v. Summit County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3787
Docket Number: 2015-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: On June 26, 2015, Mark H. Curtis filed a nominating petition and statement of candidacy to become a member of the school board of the Twinsburg City School District. The filing consisted of six part-petitions. At issue i...

State ex rel. Goncalves v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections
Date: September 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3777
Docket Number: 2015-1475
Risner v. Ohio Dep’t of Natural Res., Ohio Div. of Wildlife  
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3731
Docket Number: 2014-0242

Justia Opinion Summary: During the investigation of a complaint that Arlie Risner was hunting without permission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife (“ODNR”) officers seized parts of an antlered white-tailed deer. Risner...

State ex rel. Youngstown v. Mahoning County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3761
Docket Number: 2015-1422

Justia Opinion Summary: On August 3, 2015, proponents of the "Community Bill of Rights" presented to the Youngstown City Council a proposed amendment to the city charter of Youngstown. The City Council passed an ordinance directing that the pro...

State ex rel. Wilen v. Kent  
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3763
Docket Number: 2015-1456

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators circulated a petition to amend the city charter of Kent. The Kent city council voted against certifying the issue to the Portage County Board of Elections for inclusion on the November 3, 2015 ballot. Relators s...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bunstine
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3729
Docket Number: 2014-1392
Disciplinary Counsel v. Quinn
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3687
Docket Number: 2014-2159
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Haynes
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3706
Docket Number: 2015-0277
State ex rel. Walker v. Husted  
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3749
Docket Number: 2015-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: Electors in the counties of Medina, Fulton, and Athens filed petitions to adopt charters their their respective counties. Secretary of State Jon Husted sustained protests against the three petitions, invalidated the peti...

State ex rel. ResponsibleOhio v. Ohio Ballot Bd.  
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3758
Docket Number: 2015-1411

Justia Opinion Summary: On August 18, 2015, the Ohio Ballot Board adopted ballot language for State Issue 3, a proposed constitutional amendment to Article XV of the Ohio Constitution. Secretary of State Jon Husted issued the ballot title one w...

Northeast Ohio Reg’l Sewer Dist. v. Bath Twp.  
Date: September 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3705
Docket Number: 2013-1770

Justia Opinion Summary: The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (the “Sewer District”) filed an action seeking a declaratory judgment that it had the authority to implement a regional stormwater-management program and to impose fees to be ch...

Hope Academy Broadway Campus v. White Hat Mgmt., LLC  
Date: September 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3716
Docket Number: 2013-2050

Justia Opinion Summary: This contract dispute was a portion of ongoing litigation initiated by the governing Boards of ten Cleveland community schools (“the schools”). Defendants were two private for-profit companies and ten subsidiary companie...

State ex rel. Lorain County Bd. of Comm’rs v. Lorain County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: September 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3704
Docket Number: 2014-1586

Justia Opinion Summary: A former administrative judge issued an order mandating that the board of commissioners of Lorain County appropriate an amount of money to the county sheriff to add security measures at the the Lorain County Court of Com...

In re Phillips
Date: September 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3732
Docket Number: 2015-1510
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew
Date: September 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3697
Docket Number: 2014-2175
State ex rel. Szymanowski v. Grahl  
Date: September 11, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3699
Docket Number: 2015-1350

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 20, 2014, the city council of Fremont, Ohio passed an ordinance authorizing the mayor to proceed with the process of removing the Ballville Dam. A referendum petition was delivered to Paul Grahl, Fremont’s ci...

In re J.T.  
Date: September 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3654
Docket Number: 2014-0449

Justia Opinion Summary: J.T., a juvenile, was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon for carrying a broken pistol in his waistband that was no longer capable of firing a round. J.T. was found delinquent. The Supreme Court vacated the f...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bauer
Date: September 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3653
Docket Number: 2015-0282
Columbus City Sch. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision  
Date: September 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3633
Docket Number: 2014-0723

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the tax year 2008 valuation of an office-warehouse building in west Columbus. The Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) reduced the value assigned to the property from the $2,750,000 found by...

Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bodor
Date: September 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3634
Docket Number: 2015-0276
State ex rel. Morris v. Stark County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3659
Docket Number: 2015-1277

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 4, 2015, Bernabei resigned as treasurer for three Democratic campaigns and filed his statement of candidacy and nominating petitions with the Stark County Board of Elections declaring his independent candidacy for...

State ex rel. Richards v. Stark County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3658
Docket Number: 2015-1297

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 4, 2015, Francis H. Cicchinelli Jr., who had a long history as a Democratic Party candidate and officeholder in the city of Massillon, filed a statement of candidacy and nominating petitions with the Stark County...

In re Application to Modify the Exemption Granted to E. Ohio Gas Co.  
Date: September 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3627
Docket Number: 2013-0433

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from an order of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio authorizing the East Ohio Gas Company (“Dominion”) to discontinue the availability of the “standard choice offer” for its nonresidential custom...

Plaintiff v. Defendant  
Date: September 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3628
Docket Numbers: 2014-2021, 2014-2022

Justia Opinion Summary: In two separate criminal cases, Appellant was convicted of aggravated menacing and unauthorized use of property. Judge Albert S. Camplese presided over both cases. Appellant filed actions in prohibition against Judge Cam...

State v. Clark
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3580
Docket Number: 2012-0215
In re Mason
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3579
Docket Number: 2015-1447
Felix v. Ganley Chevrolet, Inc.  
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3430
Docket Number: 2013-1746

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from two related class-action lawsuits that were first brought by Appellees almost fifteen years ago. Appellees sought damages from Appellants, Ganley Chevrolet and Ganley Management Company, as well as...

Ross v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3443
Docket Number: 2013-1951
Schwartz v. Cuyahoga County Bd. of Revision  
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3431
Docket Number: 2013-1955

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Appellant purchased a two-family dwelling from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for $5,000. The Cuyahoga County fiscal officer valued the property at $126,800 for tax year 2011. Appe...

State ex rel. Clough v. Franklin County Children Servs.  
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3425
Docket Number: 2014-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator made a request of Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) to inspect records concerning her minor daughter. FCCS denied the request for lack of good cause. Relator filed this complaint seeking a writ of mandamus...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hubbell
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3426
Docket Number: 2015-0592
Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Dep’t of Job & Family Servs.  
Date: August 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3397
Docket Number: 2013-1773

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 25, 2011, Marcella Atkinson entered a long-term care facility. On June 16, 2011, Marcella and her husband Raymond submitted a Medicaid application for Marcella’s care. On August 9, 2011, Marcella transferred tit...

C.K. v. State  
Date: August 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3421
Docket Number: 2014-0736

Justia Opinion Summary: C.K. was found guilty of murder. The appellate court reversed the conviction as being against the manifest weight of the evidence. On remand, the State dismissed the indictment without prejudice. C.K. later brought this...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Rosen
Date: August 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3420
Docket Number: 2015-0278
State ex rel. Williams v. Trim  
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3372
Docket Number: 2014-0899

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate, sought several forms of relief challenging the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and correction’s attachment of money in her prison account. Specifically, Appellant claimed that the money was exempt...

State v. Christian
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3374
Docket Numbers: 2014-1318, 2014-1554
State v. Weimer
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3378
Docket Number: 2014-1364
State v. Roper
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3379
Docket Number: 2014-2204
State ex rel. Lange v. King  
Date: August 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3440
Docket Number: 2015-1281

Justia Opinion Summary: A Newton Falls ordinance repealed a provision allowing residents a credit for income taxes paid to another municipality. Relator circulated petitions to place an initiative on the ballot to restore the tax credit and to...

In re Z.R.  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3306
Docket Number: 2014-0277

Justia Opinion Summary: L.R. was the biological mother of six children, including her youngest children, Z.R. L.R.’s five older children were adjudicated dependent and neglected in the Summit County Juvenile Court, and L.R. never regained custo...

Laboy v. Grange Indem. Ins. Co.  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3308
Docket Number: 2014-0708

Justia Opinion Summary: Insurer issued an automobile policy to Philip Laboy as the named insured. The policy provided that Insurer would pay “any negotiated reduced rate accepted by a medical provider.” Three members of Laboy’s family, also ins...

State ex rel. Sheets v. Chief of Police  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3309
Docket Number: 2014-2166

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator, a federal inmate, made a public-records request of Respondent, the chief of police of the Cedar Point Police Department. Alleging that Respondent failed to provide the requested records, Relator sued in mandamus...

Cruz v. Testa  
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3292
Docket Number: 2014-0513

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant in this appeal contested twenty-seven assessments of delinquent sales tax. Appellant’s liability derived from previous assessments against a pet store business of which Appellant was co-owner and an officer. Th...

MacDonald v. Shaker Heights Bd. of Income Tax Review  
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3290
Docket Number: 2014-0574

Justia Opinion Summary: This case originated with the question of whether, for tax year 2006, the present value of William MacDonald’s future annuity payments qualified as taxable wages or as a pension under a Shaker Heights ordinance that exem...

Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Shirer
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3289
Docket Number: 2014-2153
Granger v. Auto-Owners Ins.  
Date: August 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3279
Docket Number: 2013-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from alleged acts of pre-leasing housing discrimination that resulted in alleged emotional distress. At the relevant time, the defendants in the underlying case (“Insureds”) were covered under an umbrel...

Navistar, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: August 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3283
Docket Number: 2014-0140

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, Navistar, Inc. claimed it was due a credit against the new commercial-activity tax (CAT), which was enacted to replace to replace the existing corporate-franchise and personal property taxes for industria...

In re Application of Harper
Date: August 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3277
Docket Number: 2014-1552
Disciplinary Counsel v. Klima
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3260
Docket Number: 2014-1997
Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3258
Docket Number: 2014-2078
In re Resignation of Fine
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3265
Docket Number: 2015-1084
In re Resignation of Sanders
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3270
Docket Number: 2015-1086
In re Resignation of Stark
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3271
Docket Number: 2015-1091
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bellew
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3274
Docket Number: 2015-1197
In re Resignation of Kramer
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3272
Docket Number: 2015-1206
In re Resignation of Roser
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3273
Docket Number: 2015-1250
In re Disqualification of Ingraham
Date: August 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3371
Docket Number: 15-AP-040
In re Burge
Date: August 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3169
Docket Number: 2015-0579
Disciplinary Counsel v. Weithman
Date: August 7, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3159
Docket Number: 2014-0544
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gussler
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-3131
Docket Number: 2015-1129
In re Whitt
Date: July 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2947
Docket Number: 2015-1200
Akron v. Ohio Dept. of Ins.
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2926
Docket Number: 2014-0738
Ohio Bur. of Workers' Comp. v. McKinley
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2927
Docket Number: 2014-0795
State ex rel. Jackson v. Calabrese  
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2918
Docket Number: 2014-1608

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a motion to suppress in his criminal action. Judge Deena R. Calabrese overruled the motion in open court and indicated that she would journalize an entry on the same day. Appellant later filed this action...

In re Disqualification of Corrigan
Date: July 22, 2015
Citation: 2016-Ohio-179
Docket Number: 15-AP-059
State ex rel. Reeves v. Chief of Police  
Date: July 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2909
Docket Number: 2014-1850

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher Reeves, a federal inmate, sued in mandamus seeking a writ compelling the production of certain records. In his complaint, Reeves alleged that he made a public-records request of the chief of police of the Ced...

State ex rel. Elkins v. Fais  
Date: July 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2873
Docket Number: 2014-1663

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate, was convicted of robbery, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, and other charges. Judge David Fais first sentenced Appellant in 2001. In 2002, the court of appeals reversed and remanded for resent...

Turner v. Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.  
Date: July 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2833
Docket Number: 2014-1569

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1970, Appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to an indeterminate period. Appellant was placed in the custody of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), which treated his...

Bevins v. Richard  
Date: July 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2832
Docket Number: 2014-1912

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate, was convicted of aggravated burglary and rape. Appellant filed this action in habeas corpus alleging that his convictions and sentence were invalid and he must be released. Specifically, Appellant a...

Metamora Elevator Co. v. Fulton County Bd. of Revision  
Date: July 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2807
Docket Number: 2014-0874

Justia Opinion Summary: The Metamore Elevator Company filed complaints with the Fulton County Board of Revision (BOR) seeking to reduce the property value of two parcels and to remove grain storage bins from the real property assessment, claimi...

Holloman v. Mohr  
Date: July 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2812
Docket Number: 2014-1569

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Petitioner was convicted of first-degree-felony aggravated burglary and sentenced to six years in prison. After Petitioner was released an placed on postrelease control, he was found guilty of violating the cond...

Kuhn v. Kuhn
Date: July 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2806
Docket Number: 2014-0601
Brooks v. Kelly  
Date: July 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2805
Docket Number: 2014-1606

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, Petitioner, a prisoner at Grafton Correction Institution, was convicted of aggravated murder and other crimes. After a hearing in 2005, the parole board denied Petitioner parole. The board later determined that...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Joseph
Date: July 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2775
Docket Number: 2012-1107
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Axner
Date: July 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2776
Docket Number: 2014-1745
Disciplinary Counsel v. Freeman
Date: July 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2777
Docket Number: 2014-1755
In re Resignation of Crosgrove
Date: July 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2778
Docket Number: 2015-1059
State ex rel. Smith v. McGee  
Date: July 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2748
Docket Number: 2014-1009

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986, Appellant was convicted of several sex-related crimes. Appellant was classified as a sexually oriented offender when Megan’s Law was enacted. In 2007, after Appellant was released on parole, he was convicted of...

Cunningham v. Testa  
Date: July 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2744
Docket Number: 2014-0532

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Kent Cunningham filed an “Affidavit of Non-Ohio Domicile” for tax year 2008 declaring that he was “not domiciled in Ohio” at any during during the tax year. The tax commissioner issued Kent and his wife an asses...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Sleibi
Date: July 7, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2724
Docket Number: 2014-1394
Ginter v. Auglaize County Bd. of Revision  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2571
Docket Number: 2013-1710

Justia Opinion Summary: Landowners filed a complaint with the Auglaize County Board of Revision (BOR) challenging the auditor’s valuation of their property. The BOR notified Landowners that a hearing would be held. Neither Landowners nor anyone...

In Re Resignation of Lape
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2693
Docket Number: 2015-0919
Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Marinelli
Date: July 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2570
Docket Number: 2014-0971
State ex rel. Oldaker v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: June 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2569
Docket Number: 2014-0460

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was injured in the course and scope of his employment with the City of Columbus, Division of Fire. The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund granted Appellant’s application for a partial-disability retirement. Appell...

State v. Keenan  
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2484
Docket Number: 2013-1731

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. The Supreme Court reversed. After a retrial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. The court of appeals affirmed the conviction a...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Moore
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2488
Docket Number: 2014-1737
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Scaccia
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2487
Docket Number: 2014-2143
Disciplinary Counsel v. Coleman
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2489
Docket Number: 2014-2148
State v. Rogers  
Date: June 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2459
Docket Numbers: 2013-1255, 2013-1501

Justia Opinion Summary: In two separate cases, Defendant pleaded guilty to several counts of receiving stolen property. Defendant appealed, arguing for the first time that some of his convictions should have been merged for sentencing. The appe...

State ex rel. Tradesmen Int’l v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: June 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2342
Docket Number: 2014-0678

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Appellee was injured while working for Appellant. In 2011, Appellee applied for permanent-total-disability compensation and submitted a report from his treating physician, Dr. Oscar DePaz. A hearing officer reli...

State v. Brown  
Date: June 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2438
Docket Number: 2014-0104

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was stopped by a Lake Township patrol officer and canine handler for a marked lane violation on an interstate highway. The officer walked her dog around the vehicle Defendant was driving, leading to the discove...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Grossman
Date: June 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2340
Docket Number: 2014-2156
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Washington
Date: June 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2449
Docket Number: 2014-2160
Erie Huron Cty. Bar Assns. v. Stark
Date: June 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2477
Docket Number: 2015-0817
Dodd v. Croskey  
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2362
Docket Number: 2013-1730

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Appellants acquired by way of a deed the surface rights to certain land in Harrison County. The deed did not convey to Appellants all of the mineral rights underlying their surface property. But after an oil and...

State ex rel. Carr v. London Corr. Inst.  
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2363
Docket Number: 2014-0596

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate at London Correctional Institution (LCI), made several public-records requests of LCI that were denied. While his last request was granted, Appellant filed an action in mandamus in the court of appea...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Malvasi
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2361
Docket Number: 2014-2146
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Brown
Date: June 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2344
Docket Number: 2013-1885
Apple Group, Ltd. v. Granger Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals  
Date: June 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2343
Docket Number: 2014-0301

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant sought to develop a subdivision consisting of forty-four single-family homes on property zoned R-1 residential. Appellant applied to Granger Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) for variances for each of the...

State ex rel. Menz v. State Teachers Ret. Bd.  
Date: June 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2337
Docket Number: 2014-1240

Justia Opinion Summary: The State Teachers Retirement Board (STRB) denied the application of Jason Menz, an elementary school principal, for disability-retirement benefits on the grounds that Menz did not meet the criteria for permanent disabil...

State ex rel. Lacroix v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: June 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2313
Docket Number: 2013-1902

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was injured in 2003 while working for Appellee. In 2010, Appellant applied for permanent total disability compensation. Kiva Shtull, M.D. examined Appellant on behalf of the employer and concluded that Appellan...

State ex rel. WFAL Constr. v. Buehrer  
Date: June 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2305
Docket Number: 2014-0050

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation conducted an adult of WFAL Construction and determined that WFAL owned back premiums as an “employer” subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act because those working for WFAL in 2009 we...

State ex rel. Abraitis v. Gallagher  
Date: June 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2312
Docket Number: 2014-1223

Justia Opinion Summary: Vlada Abraitis, the mother of Sarunas Abraitis, died in 2008. Vlada’s will named Sarunas as the executor of the estate. Sarunas applied to admit his mother’s will, executed in 1978, to probate, and the matter was assigne...

In re Resignation of Paterson
Date: June 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2327
Docket Number: 2015-0755
In re Resignation of Awadallah
Date: June 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2329
Docket Number: 2015-0809
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Harvey
Date: June 5, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2173
Docket Number: 2015-0742
Bundy v. State  
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2138
Docket Number: 2014-0189

Justia Opinion Summary: David Bundy served prison time before his conviction for failure to register as a sex offender was reversed. Bundy sought a declaratory judgment pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code 2743.48 that he had been wrongfully imprisoned f...

Al'Shahid v. Cook  
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2079
Docket Number: 2014-1686

Justia Opinion Summary: While on parole, Appellant was convicted of three new offenses and sentenced to a new nine-year aggregate term. Appellant was incarcerated for the new offenses and became a member of the class of parolees entitled to a p...

Arroyo v. Sloan  
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2081
Docket Number: 2014-1695

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted and sentenced in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Appellant, who was incarcerated, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging that the court in his criminal case lacked subjec...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Costabile
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2082
Docket Number: 2014-1743
State v. Anderson  
Date: June 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2089
Docket Number: 2014-0674

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of kidnapping and rape, both first-degree felonies. The trial court sentenced Defendant to a term of incarceration and ordered that Appellant have no contact with the victim...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Calabrese
Date: June 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2073
Docket Number: 2014-1390
Pointer v. Russo  
Date: June 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2078
Docket Number: 2014-1487

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of murder, sexual battery, and other offenses and was sentenced to fifteen years to life. Appellant filed an action in habeas corpus seeking an order to compel Judge Joseph Russo to order his rele...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Fagnano
Date: June 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2105
Docket Number: 2015-0683
In re Application of Ohio Power Co.  
Date: June 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2056
Docket Number: 2012-2008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved a mechanism called a phase-in recovery rider (PIRR) for Ohio Power Company to recover fuel costs that were incurred under Ohio Power’s first electric-security plan...

Grace Cathedral, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: June 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2067
Docket Number: 2014-0373

Justia Opinion Summary: Grace Cathedral filed an exemption application for the tax year 2010 pertaining to additional buildings added to an exempt church parcel. Regarding the building at issue in this appeal, Grace Cathedral stated that the bu...

Shoop v. State  
Date: June 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2068
Docket Number: 2014-1477

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Appellant was found guilty of felonious sexual penetration. The conviction was affirmed on appeal. Thereafter, Appellant filed several postconviction motions that were denied. In 2014, Appellant filed an origina...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Ryan
Date: June 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2069
Docket Number: 2014-1742
Disciplinary Counsel v. Rammelsberg
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2024
Docket Number: 2013-0312
Disciplinary Counsel v. Matsa
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2027
Docket Number: 2014-1292
Pence v. Bunting  
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2026
Docket Number: 2014-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was a state prisoner serving several sentences for multiple felony convictions. Appellant filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the Court of Appeals. Appellant attached his judgment of conviction and...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cohen
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2020
Docket Number: 2014-1740
In re Resignation of Purcell
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2031
Docket Number: 2015-0684
In re Resignation of Kormanik
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2032
Docket Number: 2015-0731
State ex rel. Pallone v. Ohio Court of Claims  
Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2003
Docket Number: 2014-0663

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a complaint against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A magistrate with the Ohio Court of Claims recommended judgment in favor of the Department. Appellant filed objections to the factual findings...

State ex rel. Steffen v. Myers  
Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2005
Docket Number: 2014-1101

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of aggravated murder, rape, and aggravated burglary. The trial court sentenced Appellant to death. Appellant’s conviction and sentence were affirmed on direct appeal. Appell...

V.K.B. v. Smith  
Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2004
Docket Number: 2014-1319

Justia Opinion Summary: The grandfather of J.B., filed a complaint for custody of J.B. V.K.B., J.B.’s mother, had legal custody over J.B. Sandusky County Juvenile Court Judge Bradley Smith allowed the complaint to proceed. Judge Smith subsequen...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Smith
Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-2000
Docket Number: 2014-1741
In re McGrath
Date: May 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1951
Docket Number: 2015-0785
State ex rel. Schiffbauer v. Banaszak  
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1854
Docket Number: 2014-0244

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an editor for a campus publication, requested criminal reports of persons whose cases had been referred, presumably by the Otterbein University police department (“the department”), to the Westerville Mayor’s...

State v. North
Date: May 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1812
Docket Number: 2013-1886
State v. F.R.
Date: May 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1816
Docket Number: 2014-0618
Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1819
Docket Number: 2014-1494
In re Application of Wahidy
Date: May 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1829
Docket Number: 2014-1531
Watkins v. Dep’t of Youth Servs.  
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1776
Docket Number: 2013-0824

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant alleged that between 2000 and 2001 two employees of the Department of Youth Services (DYS) sexually abused her while she was in custody of a juvenile correctional facility. In 2012, Appellant filed a complaint...

City of Cincinnati v. Testa  
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1775
Docket Number: 2014-0531

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Cincinnati owned several golf courses that were operated under a management contract by a private, for-profit contractor. Paul Macke, a private golf-course operator who owned taxable real property, challenged...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Weber
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1809
Docket Number: 2014-1393
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hiatt
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1806
Docket Number: 2015-0602
In re Resignation of DeLoach
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1810
Docket Number: 2015-0605
Disciplinary Counsel v. Ruffin
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1807
Docket Number: 2015-0606
In re Resignation of Schuman
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1811
Docket Number: 2015-0610
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Schiff
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1808
Docket Number: 2015-0613
Hillenmeyer v. Cleveland Bd. of Review  
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1623
Docket Number: 2014-0235

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears, filed applications for refunds of income taxes paid to Cleveland for tax years 2004 through 2006. A nonresident of Cleveland, Appellant asserted that Cleveland had ad...

Saturday v. Cleveland Bd. of Review  
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1625
Docket Number: 2014-0292

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a retired professional football player, was employed by the Indiana Colts of the National Football League (NFL) during the taxable year of 2008. During the 2008 season, Appellant neither played in nor attended...

Toledo Bar Assn. v. VanLandingham
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1622
Docket Number: 2014-1497
In re Roser
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1632
Docket Number: 2015-0678
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Yakubek
Date: April 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1570
Docket Number: 2014-1379
Akron Bar Assn. v. Shenise
Date: April 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1548
Docket Number: 2014-1388
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley
Date: April 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1568
Docket Number: 2014-1736
State v. Castagnola  
Date: April 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1565
Docket Number: 2013-0781

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of retaliation, criminal damaging, vandalism, criminal trespass, possessing criminal tools, and ten counts of pandering. Defendant appealed, arguing that the t...

State ex rel. Robinson v. Huron County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: April 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1553
Docket Number: 2014-1195

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1975, Appellant was convicted of premeditated murder and felony murder and was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. Appellant’s conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal. Appellant filed various postconv...

State ex rel. McCuller v. Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: April 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1563
Docket Number: 2014-1197

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1979, Appellant was charged in juvenile court in five cases. In each case, the juvenile court held a bindover hearing and transferred the case to the common pleas court. Appellant was convicted in three of the five ca...

State v. Bode  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1519
Docket Number: 2013-1044

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, while he was still a minor, Appellant was adjudicated delinquent for committing the equivalent of an operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) offense. Appellant was not represented by counsel during the...

Sallee v. Watts
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1518
Docket Number: 2014-0727
State ex rel. Davis v. Saffold  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1517
Docket Number: 2014-0854

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Defendant pled guilty to burglary. The trial judge sentenced Defendant to five years of community control and warned him that a violation of community control would result in an eight-year prison sentence. In 20...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoskins
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1532
Docket Number: 2015-0481
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Horn  
Date: April 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1484
Docket Number: 2013-1534

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Bank filed a foreclosure action against Defendants for allegedly defaulting on a promissory note. The trial court granted Bank’s motion for summary judgment and issued a decree of foreclosure in Bank’s favor. De...

State v. Clemons
Date: April 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1491
Docket Number: 2014-0228
SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Lewis
Date: April 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1494
Docket Number: 2014-0485
State v. Willan  
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1475
Docket Number: 2012-0216

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sixty-eight counts, all stemming from Defendant’s business enterprises. As relevant to this case, the jury found Defendant guilty of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activit...

Smith v. Chen  
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1480
Docket Number: 2013-2008

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued Defendants, alleging that he suffered from spinal injuries as a result of Defendants’ medical malpractice. During discovery, Plaintiff requested a recorded surveillance video that Defendants had created of...

State ex rel. Walker v. State  
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1481
Docket Number: 2014-0336

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial in 1983, Appellant was found guilty of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and other offenses. Appellant’s convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal. In 2013, Appellant filed an orig...

In re Bakst
Date: April 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1498
Docket Number: 2015-0609
Columbus Bar Assn. v. McCord
Date: April 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1428
Docket Number: 2014-1896
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Liptock
Date: April 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1429
Docket Number: 2015-0443
In re Burge
Date: April 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1427
Docket Number: 2015-0579
State ex rel. Metz v. GTC, Inc.  
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1348
Docket Number: 2013-0509

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant was injured at work and later applied for permanent-total-disability benefits. The Industrial Commission denied the application. Claimant later filed a second application supported a letter from his treating phy...

State ex rel. Alhamarshah v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1357
Docket Number: 2013-1218

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant was injured when he fell while trying to cut a tree branch. Claimant filed an application for workers’ compensation benefits alleging that the injury had occurred while he was an employee of Appellee. The Bureau...

Russell v. Duffey  
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1358
Docket Number: 2014-1022

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of sixteen criminal counts and sentenced to life in prison. The court of appeals affirmed. Several years later, Appellant filed a complaint for a writ of habeas corpus against...

State ex rel. Stevens v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: April 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1352
Docket Number: 2013-1035

Justia Opinion Summary: Sophia Stevens slipped and fell at work in 1979. Thirty years later, Stevens filed a motion for permanent-total-disability compensation. Through a staff hearing officer, the Industrial Commission initially granted benefi...

State ex rel. Young v. Clipper  
Date: April 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1351
Docket Number: 2014-0895

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate at Lorain Correctional Institution, sent Appellee, the warden of the institution, a public-records request to copy and inspect the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction employee rules of c...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Grubb
Date: April 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1349
Docket Number: 2014-1391
J & C Marketing, LLC v. McGinty  
Date: April 7, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1310
Docket Number: 2013-1963

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on investigations by law enforcement officials, a grand jury returned an indictment against several individuals and companies alleging that they had used an Internet gambling system to conceal illegal gambling by p...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: April 7, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1304
Docket Number: 2014-0197
Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P.  
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1193
Docket Number: 2013-0586

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 and 2007, two fires broke out in two separate buildings of the Village Green Apartments. Plaintiffs, tenants of the apartment complex, filed suit against the apartment complex’s landlords, claiming that the build...

State ex rel. Turner Constr. Co. v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1202
Docket Number: 2013-2053

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee filed a workers’ compensation claim from a work-related injury that occurred in 2007 while he was employed as a bricklayer for Appellant. Appellee had three other workers’ compensation claims from work-related i...

State ex rel. Romero v. River City Drywall Supply, Inc.  
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1194
Docket Number: 2014-0171

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was injured during the scope of his employment. In 2010, the Industrial Commission of Ohio found that Appellant had a six percent permanent partial disability and granted him compensation accordingly. In 2010,...

State ex rel. Baker v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: April 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1191
Docket Number: 2014-0108

Justia Opinion Summary: Karen Baker, represented by an attorney with Schiavoni, Bush & Muldowney Co, L.P.A. (“the law firm”), filed an application for an increase in her permanent-partial-disability compensation. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensa...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Roy
Date: April 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1190
Docket Number: 2014-1381
Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall
Date: April 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1187
Docket Number: 2014-1383
In re Resignation of Kaufman
Date: April 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1261
Docket Number: 2015-0361
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Sliwinski
Date: April 1, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1276
Docket Number: 2015-0439
Disciplinary Counsel v. Zury
Date: March 31, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1200
Docket Number: 2015-0354
Disciplinary Counsel v. Compoli
Date: March 31, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1201
Docket Number: 2015-0356
Infinite Sec. Solutions, LLC v. Karam Props. II, Ltd.  
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1101
Docket Numbers: 2013-1671, 2013-1795

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, the Supreme Court considered a trial court’s authority to “conditionally” dismiss a civil case and thereby retain jurisdiction to thereafter enforce a settlement between the parties. These...

State ex rel. Watkins v. Andrews  
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1100
Docket Number: 2014-0629

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Watkins, an inmate at North Central Correctional Complex, filed an original action in mandamus against the chief of the Adult Parole Authority and chair of the Parole Board (together, Appellees), arguing that App...

In re Warren
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1129
Docket Number: 2015-0472
State v. Ruff  
Date: March 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-995
Docket Number: 2013-1441

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of the rape of three women, along with three associated aggravated burglaries. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the trial court erred by failing to merge t...

State ex rel. Quolke v. Strongsville City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ.  
Date: March 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-1083
Docket Number: 2013-1809

Justia Opinion Summary: David Quolke, the president of the Cleveland Teacher’s Union, requested from the Strongsville City School District Board of Education the names and identification numbers of all teachers and replacement teachers employed...

Fairfield Cty. Bd. of Comm’rs v. Nally  
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-991
Docket Number: 2013-1085

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tussing Road Water Reclamation Facility in Fairfield County is required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act from the Ohio Environme...

State ex rel. Turner v. Corrigan  
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-980
Docket Number: 2013-1811

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of robbery and sentenced to five years in prison and three years of postrelease control (“Sentencing Order 1”). The court of appeals vacated Sentencing Order 1 and remanded the cause for resentenc...

State ex rel. Penwell v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-976
Docket Number: 2013-0624

Justia Opinion Summary: To establish entitlement to an award for violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR), a claimant must show that there was a specific safety rule (SSR) applicable to the employer, that the employer violated that SSR...

State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Sage  
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-974
Docket Number: 2013-0945

Justia Opinion Summary: A reporter from The Cincinnati Enquirer submitted a public records request to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for an outgoing phone call placed by a Butler County 9-1-1 dispatcher. The County denied the request, claim...

In re Application of Steinhelfer
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-978
Docket Number: 2014-1532
State ex rel. Viking Forge Corp. v. Perry  
Date: March 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-968
Docket Number: 2012-1268

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee injured both thumbs in an industrial accident. Following a period of temporary total disability, Appellee returned to light-duty work and, later, to his former position of employment with no medical restrictions...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Eisler
Date: March 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-967
Docket Number: 2014-0970
Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. McGee
Date: March 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-973
Docket Number: 2014-1376
Westlake Civil Serv. Comm’n v. Pietrick  
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-961
Docket Number: 2013-0052

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee, the former chief of the Westlake Fire Department, was suspended for thirty days without pay and demoted from the position of fire chief for violating Ohio Rev. Code 124.34(A). The trial court modified the penal...

Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. DeHoff
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-964
Docket Number: 2014-0956
Akron Bar Assn. v. Harsey
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-965
Docket Number: 2014-0961
Disciplinary Councel v. Henck
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-936
Docket Number: 2014-1106
State ex rel. McGinty v. Eighth Dist. Court of Appeals  
Date: March 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-937
Docket Number: 2014-1739

Justia Opinion Summary: Lance Mason, a sitting Cuyahoga county Court of Common Pleas judge, was indicted on three counts of felonious assault, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of endangering children, and one count of domestic violence. Mas...

Akron Bar Assn. v. Bednarski
Date: March 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-886
Docket Number: 2015-0243
Hoyle v. DTJ Enters., Inc.  
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-843
Docket Number: 2013-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee was injured when he fell from a ladder-jack scaffold while working as a carpenter on a construction project for his Employers. Appellee sued his Employers, alleging claims of employer intentional tort. The Cinci...

Jodka v. Cleveland
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-861
Docket Number: 2014-0480
Jodka v. Cleveland
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-860
Docket Number: 2014-0636
Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Salerno
Date: March 11, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-791
Docket Number: 2014-1380
State ex rel. Sunset Estate Props., LLC, v. Village of Lodi  
Date: March 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-790
Docket Number: 2013-1856

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1987, the village of Lodi passed an ordinance enacting Lodi Zoning Code 1280.05(a), which addresses discontinuation or abandonment of nonconforming uses. The final sentence of the ordinance states that the absence or...

Hambuechen v. 221 Market North, Inc.  
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-756
Docket Number: 2013-1603

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee filed a charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission contending that her employment by Employer had been terminated because she became pregnant. The Commission found that Employer had participated in a discrimin...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Walker
Date: March 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-733
State ex rel. Mann v. Bd. of Elections  
Date: March 2, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-718
Docket Number: 2015-0144

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Delaware and Berkshire Township contracted for a proposed joint economic development district, and the Berkshire Township Board of Trustees adopted a resolution approving the contract. Colleen Mann circulated...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Robinson
Date: February 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-690
Docket Number: 2015-0128
State v. Black  
Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-513
Docket Numbers: 2013-0552, 2013-0805

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Defendant was indicted in Ashland County on charges of theft and breaking and entering. At the time, Defendant was being held in a county jail in Maryland. In 2012, the State re-indicted Defendant. Defendant fil...

Akron Bar Assn. v. DeLoach
Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-494
Docket Number: 2014-0547
Disciplinary Counsel v. Meyer
Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-493
Docket Number: 2014-0968
State v. White  
Date: February 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-492
Docket Number: 2013-0109

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a former police officer, was indicted on one count of felonious assault with a firearm specification arising from his shooting of Michael McCloskey Jr. during a traffic stop. After a jury trial, Defendant was...

State v. Brown  
Date: February 18, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-486
Docket Numbers: 2013-1110, 2013-1111, 2013-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: These three consolidated cases arose out of the same set of facts and raised identical issues. Pursuant to a search warrant issued by a probate judge, which gave law enforcement permission to search a business for eviden...

State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp.  
Date: February 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-485
Docket Number: 2013-0465

Justia Opinion Summary: Ohio Rev. Code 1509 gives state government “sole and exclusive authority” to regulate the permitting, location, and spacing of oil and gas wells and production operations within Ohio. Beck Energy Corporation obtained a p...

In re Potts
Date: February 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-535
Docket Number: 2015-0232
State v. Jones  
Date: February 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-483
Docket Number: 2013-2023

Justia Opinion Summary: A law enforcement officer sought a warrant to search a house based on facts within the supporting affidavit. Among those facts were the results of a “trash pull” that detectives had conducted outside the house. Based on...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Weithman
Date: February 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-482
Docket Number: 2014-0544
Disciplinary Counsel v. Oberholtzer
Date: February 12, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-511
Docket Number: 2015-0059
State v. Bevly  
Date: February 11, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-475
Docket Number: 2013-0821

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was Ohio Rev. Code 2907.05(C)(2)(a), which defines “gross sexual imposition” and subjects an offender to a mandatory term of imprisonment when evidence other than the victim’s testimony is admitted...

Wilkins v. Sha'ste, Inc.
Date: February 11, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-477
Docket Number: 2013-1794
In re Resignation of Boecker
Date: February 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-487
Docket Number: 2014-0041
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gorby
Date: February 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-476
Docket Number: 2014-0541
State ex rel. Thomas v. Franklin Cty. Court of Common Pleas
Date: February 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-474
Docket Number: 2014-0666
Disciplinary Counsel v. Thompson
Date: February 6, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-417
Docket Number: 2013-1262
Lake Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mismas
Date: January 30, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-327
Docket Number: 2013-1248
Clermont County Transp. Improvement Dist. v. Gator Milford, LLC  
Date: January 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-241
Docket Number: 2013-1177

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appropriation action, Appellant was awarded $366,384 in a judgment dated October 4, 2012. Appellant timely moved for attorney fees. On November 27, 2012, the trial court entered its judgment denying attorney fees...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ward
Date: January 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-237
Docket Number: 2013-1979
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hooks
Date: January 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-286
Docket Number: 2014-2214
State v. Radcliff  
Date: January 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-235
Docket Numbers: 2012-1985, 2013-0004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Governor granted a pardon to Appellant that extended to five convictions that occurred in several counties, including a felony conviction in Franklin County. Appellant subsequently applied to the Franklin County Comm...

State v. Vanzandt  
Date: January 28, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-236
Docket Number: 2013-1010

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was acquitted on four drug-trafficking charges and successfully moved to seal the records in that case. Three days after the trial court entered judgment sealing Appellant’s record, the state charged Appellant...

Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron  
Date: January 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-229
Docket Number: 2012-2134

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from the death of Seth Cromer at the pediatric intensive-care unit of Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Seth’s mother and father, individually and as administrator, brought this medical-negligence actio...

State v. Beverly  
Date: January 27, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-219
Docket Number: 2013-0827

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Defendant was convicted of several felonies, including receiving stolen property, burglary, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The convictions arose out of the practice of Defendant and another indiv...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hilburn
Date: January 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-202
Docket Number: 2014-0452
Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Thornton
Date: January 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-204
Docket Number: 2014-0542
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Santos
Date: January 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-205
Docket Number: 2014-0632
In re Purcell
Date: January 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-185
Docket Number: 2015-0096
State ex rel. Hildebrand v. Wingate Transport, Inc.  
Date: January 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-167
Docket Number: 2011-1616

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant injured his back while working as a mechanic for Employer. Six days after the injury, Appellant returned to work with a note from his doctor restricting him to modified duty. Appellant quit his job that same da...

State v. Harris  
Date: January 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-166
Docket Number: 2013-0414

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, and having weapons under disability. Prior to trial, Defendant filed a suggestion of incompetence to stand trial and a plea of not gui...

State ex rel. Priest v. Dankof  
Date: January 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-165
Docket Number: 2014-0282

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant appealed his conviction for two felonies. The court of appeals ordered Appellant to show cause why his appeal should not be dismissed for lack of a final, appealable order. Appellant subsequently returned to th...

State ex rel. Simpson v. State Teachers Ret. Bd.  
Date: January 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-149
Docket Number: 2013-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: Martha Simpson, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, was employed in two state positions. In one position, Simpson and her employer contributed to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). In the other, Simpson and her e...

Columbus City Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin County Bd. of Revision  
Date: January 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-150
Docket Number: 2013-1544

Justia Opinion Summary: A property owner appealed a valuation of its real property. After the Board of Tax Appeals issued its decision on August 29, 2013, the property owner appealed. The notice of appeal was filed on September 30, 2013, but th...

Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew
Date: January 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-147
Docket Number: 2014-2175
In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of Haas
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-115
Docket Number: 2004-64540
State ex rel. Evert v. Indus. Comm’n  
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-120
Docket Number: 2012-1178

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the Industrial Commission allowed the claim of Donna Evert, the surviving spouse of Charles Evert (the Decedent), for death benefits. Evert then filed a motion requesting an award for the Decent’s use of his arm...

State ex rel. McCormick v. McDonald’s  
Date: January 20, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-123
Docket Number: 2013-0577

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Ruth McCormick slipped and fell while working at a McDonald’s restaurant. McCormick received temporary total disability (TTD) compensation until 2010, when the Industrial Commission terminated McCormick’s benefi...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Kaufman
Date: January 16, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-124
Docket Number: 2015-0058
Northwest Ohio Grievance Commt. v. Archer
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-79
Docket Number: 2010-2270
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jacobs
Date: January 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-80
Docket Number: 2013-1230
In re Mahin
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-26
Docket Number: 2014-0014
Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo
Date: January 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-Ohio-16
Docket Number: 2014-2078
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