Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2017

Columbus Bar Assn. v. LaFayette
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9205
Docket Number: 2015-2010
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schnittke
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9206
Docket Number: 2016-0861
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bellew
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9203
Docket Number: 2016-1082
Ohio Paperboard v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9233
Docket Number: 2016-1575

Justia Opinion Summary: OP receives bales of recycled paper bound with wire, which are loaded onto a conveyor for transport into a pulper. An overhead saw cuts the wire. Most wires end up in the pulper, but some get wrapped around the conveyor'...

McCain v. Huffman  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9241
Docket Number: 2016-1894

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, McCain was charged with felony murder, aggravated robbery, and falsification. Judge Froelich, of the Montgomery County Court, entered a not-guilty plea on McCain’s behalf after McCain “stood mute.” McCain’s late...

Ohio State Bar Association v. Mason  
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9215
Docket Number: 2017-0794

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2008-2015, Mason was a judge on the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas. In 2014, Mason assaulted his estranged wife in a moving car, with their children (ages four and six) in the backseat, then drove off, leaving her o...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9204
Docket Number: 2017-0799
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Weber
Date: December 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9243
Docket Number: 2017-1084
Bailey v. Parole Board  
Date: December 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9202
Docket Number: 2017-0090

Justia Opinion Summary: Inmates, sentenced to indeterminate prison terms for crimes committed before 1996 sentencing reforms, alleged that the parole board has an unwritten policy of denying parole to old-law offenders, noting statements by boa...

Martin v. Buchanan  
Date: December 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9163
Docket Number: 2017-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: Martin was convicted in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court of receiving stolen property and other charges. The Eighth District Court of Appeals dismissed his appeal for lack of a final order. Martin sought a writ of manda...

Swain v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: December 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9175
Docket Number: 2017-0332

Justia Opinion Summary: Swain sought a writ of mandamus in the Tenth District Court of Appeals to compel the Ohio Adult Parole Authority to expunge its records of allegedly inaccurate information and to provide him with a “meaningful opportunit...

McDermott v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: December 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9242
Docket Number: 2017-0369

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, McDermott was sentenced to life in prison. The Adult Parole Authority (APA) has repeatedly denied McDermott parole, most recently in 2015, finding substantial reason to believe that his release would create undu...

McKinney v. Schmenk  
Date: December 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9183
Docket Number: 2017-0643

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, McKinney was convicted of five counts arising from a single event: robbery, aggravated theft, receiving stolen property, and two counts of failing to comply with a police officer’s order. He was sentenced to con...

Richland County Children Services. v. Richland County. Court of Common Pleas  
Date: December 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9160
Docket Number: 2017-0604

Justia Opinion Summary: K.R. filed suit in the domestic-relations court to establish paternity and to allocate parental rights and responsibilities for M.W.’s minor child. On Friday, April 14, the court held a hearing on its own motion; Magistr...

NASCAR Holdings, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9118
Docket Number: 2015-1157

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) dismissing NASCAR Holdings, Inc.’s notice of appeal solely because it was filed by an attorney who was not licensed to practice law in Ohio. The...

State ex rel. 31, Inc. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9112
Docket Number: 2016-0968

Justia Opinion Summary: In this mandamus case in which Appellant challenged an order of the Industrial Commission granting an additional award for the violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR), the nip-point rule found in Ohio Admin. Co...

State ex rel. Gulley v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9131
Docket Number: 2016-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from the judgment of the court of appeals in which the court concluded that the Industrial Commission of Ohio should not have denied the application of Appellee for permanent total disability compensation,...

State ex rel. Peoples v. Johnson  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9140
Docket Number: 2016-1233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus to compel Judge David L. Johnson to vacate Appellant’s aggravated murder conviction and issue a final appealable order disposing...

State ex rel. Brown v. Nusbaum  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9141
Docket Number: 2017-0485

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of mandamus to compel Judge Scott W. Nusbaum to issue a final, appealable order in a proceeding brought under Ohi...

State ex rel. Woods v. Dinkelacker  
Date: December 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9124
Docket Number: 2017-0536

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of mandamus seeking an order compelling the trial court to issue a final, appealable order for his 1986 convictio...

Ohio State Bar Ass'n v. Home Advocate Trustees, L.L.C.  
Date: December 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9108
Docket Number: 2017-0541

Justia Opinion Summary: Home Advocate Trustees, LLC (HAT) engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by providing legal counsel to Ohio residents whose Ohio real property was in foreclosure, as charged in a complaint by the Ohio State Bar Asso...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Furtado
Date: December 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9109
Docket Number: 2017-0542
Ohio State Bar Ass’n v. Century Negotiations, Inc.  
Date: December 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9110
Docket Number: 2017-0543

Justia Opinion Summary: Century Negotiations, Inc. engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by conducting debt-settlement negotiations on behalf of Ohio consumers, as charged by the Ohio State Bar Association. The Board found that Century N...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: December 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9087
Docket Number: 2014-0197
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Haynes
Date: December 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9104
Docket Number: 2015-0277
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Bell
Date: December 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9088
Docket Number: 2017-0791
Disciplinary Counsel v. Williams
Date: December 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-9100
Docket Number: 2017-0796
State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Pike County Coroner's Office  
Date: December 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8988
Docket Numbers: 2016-1115, 2016-1153

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the request of Relators - Cincinnati Enquirer and Columbus Dispatch - for a writ of mandamus seeking to compel the release of unreacted reports on the autopsies of eight members of the Rhoden and...

In re Resignation of Leonard
Date: December 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8992
Docket Number: 2017-1659
Springfield v. State
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8954
Docket Number: 2016-0461
Toledo v. State
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8955
Docket Numbers: 2016-1136, 2016-1138
In re Hoague
Date: December 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8949
Docket Number: 2017-1714
Olentangy Local Schools Board of Education v. Delaware County Board of Revision  
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8843
Docket Number: 2014-1647

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) reversing the decision of the Board of Revision (BOR) and reinstating the auditor’s tax-year-2011 valuation of the subject property at $1,550,000....

Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8844
Docket Number: 2015-0336

Justia Opinion Summary: In this real-property valuation case, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that San Diego Real Estate Investments, LLC’s (SD REI) complaint seeking to reduce the county auditor’s tax-...

Warrensville Heights City School District Board of Education v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8845
Docket Number: 2015-0633

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the Board of Revision’s (BOR) valuation of the subject property in this case, concluding that the Board of Education (BOE) had not overc...

Adams v. Testa  
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8853
Docket Number: 2016-0256

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reinstated the appeal of a group of landowners challenging the tax commissioner’s journal entry that set forth a table assigning per-acre values to different types of agricultural land, holding that the...

Adams v. Testa  
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8854
Docket Number: 2016-0510

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) dismissing the appeal of a group of Landowners challenging the tax commissioner’s journal entries that set forth current agricultural-use values (...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Nelson
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8856
Docket Number: 2016-1830
Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Buttacavoli
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8857
Docket Number: 2017-0227
In re Wilson
Date: December 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8858
Docket Number: 2017-1679
Orange City School District Board of Education v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8817
Docket Number: 2015-0713

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting $951,776 as the value of the subject property in this real-property-tax-valuation case for tax year 2012. The value was based on the repo...

Mann v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8820
Docket Number: 2015-0759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) denying Appellant’s request to reduce the value of residential property he owned during the 2013 tax year. The subject property consisted of a .13-...

Kinnear Road Redevelopment, L.L.C. v. Testa  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8816
Docket Number: 2015-0976

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) reversing the tax commissioner’s determination finding that certain apartment buildings did not qualify for an exemption under Ohio Rev. Code 5709...

Accel, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8798
Docket Number: 2015-1332

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming in part and reversing in part a tax assessment issued by the tax commissioner based on a consumer-use-tax audit of certain purchases mad...

Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education v. Montgomery County Board of Revision  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8819
Docket Number: 2015-1388

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) determining that the subject property in this case should be valued in 2013 according to its 2012 sale price of $550,000. The property was retail...

Jakobovitch v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8818
Docket Number: 2015-1431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) and Board of Revision (BOR) to retain the county fiscal officer’s valuation of real property owned by Appellant. The subject property consisted of...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Maney
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8799
Docket Number: 2016-1494
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schuman
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8800
Docket Number: 2016-1834
Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8821
Docket Number: 2017-0487
Disciplinary Counsel v. Fuhry
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8813
Docket Number: 2017-0489
State ex rel. Alford v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8773
Docket Number: 2016-1316

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the petition of Appellant for a writ of mandamus. In his petition, Appellant argued that he was entitled to be released from custody under the sa...

State ex rel. Jackson v. Ambrose  
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8784
Docket Number: 2016-1572

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ denial of Appellant’s petition for writs of mandamus and prohibition. In his original action for writs of mandamus and prohibition, Appellant alleged, among other things,...

Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Dull
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8774
Docket Number: 2017-0490
Columbus Bar Assn. v. McNeal
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8775
Docket Number: 2017-0491
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schroeder
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8790
Docket Number: 2017-0540
Disciplinary Counsel v. Derryberry
Date: December 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8767
Docket Number: 2017-1088
Disciplinary Counsel v. Slavens
Date: December 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8741
Docket Number: 1991-1741
Ashtabula Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brown
Date: December 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8753
Docket Number: 2016-1147
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jackson
Date: December 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8752
Docket Number: 2017-0280
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin
Date: December 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8751
Docket Number: 2017-0341
In re Resignation of Reino
Date: December 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8743
Docket Number: 2017-1436
State ex rel. Clay v. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office  
Date: November 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8714
Docket Number: 2016-0387

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting judgment in favor of Michael Clay in this action seeking a writ of mandamus to compel the release of autopsy records by the Cuyahoga County Medical...

State ex rel. Robinson v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: November 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8721
Docket Number: 2016-1181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s original action seeking a writ of mandamus to compel the Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) to conduct a new parole-revocation hearing...

Salloum v. Falkowski  
Date: November 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8722
Docket Number: 2016-1295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s petition for a writ of prohibition in this case seeking modification of child support. After a Florida dissolution decree was registered...

State ex rel. Sanford v. Bureau of Sentence Computation  
Date: November 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8723
Docket Number: 2017-0014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of mandamus. Appellant was convicted of murder and sentenced to an indefinite term of a minimum of fifteen years...

Small v. Hooks  
Date: November 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8724
Docket Number: 2017-0787

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus seeking an order releasing him on bond and suspending execution of his sentence pending appeal. Petitioner, who was convicted of aggravated posse...

State ex rel. Evans v. McGrath  
Date: November 29, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8707
Docket Number: 2016-1755

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the petition of Appellant for writs of mandamus and prohibition seeking to compel the court of claims judge to proceed with his medical malpracti...

State ex rel. Womack v. Sloan  
Date: November 29, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8708
Docket Number: 2017-0383

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the petition of Appellant for a writ of habeas corpus. Appellant was granted parole on the condition of “zero tolerance for any positive drug tes...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bucio
Date: November 29, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8709
Docket Number: 2017-0800
In re Bereday
Date: November 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8676
Docket Number: 2017-1627
In re Application of Egan
Date: November 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8651
Docket Number: 2017-0397
South-Western City School District Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: November 2, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8384
Docket Number: 2015-1191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the Franklin County Board of Revision’s (BOR) reduced valuation of a residential property in the amount of $65,000 for tax year 2011. The...

Olentangy Local Schools Bd. of Education v. Delaware County Board of Revision  
Date: November 2, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8385
Docket Number: 2015-1192

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the Board of Tax Appeals’ (BTA) decision on remand adopting the appraisal valuation of the property owner’s appraiser for the second time. The property at issue was a vacant 22.27-acre parcel t...

Clark v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: November 2, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8391
Docket Number: 2016-1036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the petition of Appellant for a writ of mandamus against the Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA). In his petition, Appellant argued that he had rec...

State ex rel. Singer v. Fairland Local School District Board of Education  
Date: November 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8368
Docket Number: 2015-1517

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Kurt Singer to, among other things, compel Fairland Local School District Board of Education (Fairland) to recognize him as a “regular nonteaching school employee”...

State ex rel. Sevayega v. Gallagher  
Date: November 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8369
Docket Number: 2016-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ denial of a writ of mandamus to compel Judge Shannon Gallagher to declare Appellant’s sexual-predator classification void. In his first proposition of law, Appellant argue...

State v. Brown
Date: November 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8370
Docket Number: 2016-1652
Olentangy Local Schools Board of Education v. Delaware County Board of Revision  
Date: October 31, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8347
Docket Number: 2014-0826

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) in this case disputing the valuation of real property retained by an owner after it sold a portion of its property during the tax year at issue and...

State ex rel. National Lime & Stone Co. v. Marion County Board of Commissioners  
Date: October 31, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8348
Docket Number: 2016-0505

Justia Opinion Summary: The railroad that held land within a territory proposed for annexation had a railroad right-of-way held in fee, and therefore, the railroad fell within the exception to the definition of “owner” set forth in Ohio Rev. Co...

State v. Batista  
Date: October 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8304
Docket Number: 2016-0903

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals that affirmed Defendant’s felonious assault conviction for knowingly engaging in sexual conduct with his girlfriend without disclosing to her that he had te...

Greene v. Turner  
Date: October 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8305
Docket Number: 2016-1744

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the petition of Appellant for a writ of habeas corpus. Appellant was charged with drug trafficking and drug possession while on parole for an ear...

In re D.S.  
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8289
Docket Number: 2016-0907

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action alleging that D.S. allegedly engaged in acts of sexual contact with another boy, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeal and reinstated the juvenile court’s order dismissing the comp...

State ex rel. Evans v. McGrath  
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8290
Docket Number: 2016-1911

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of prohibition against Appellee, Court of Claims Judge Patrick McGrath. Appellant, an inmate, filed a negligence...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. May
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8294
Docket Number: 2017-0193
In re Resignation of Eichenberger
Date: October 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8295
Docket Number: 2017-0983
State ex rel. Espen v. Wood County Board of Elections  
Date: October 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8223
Docket Number: 2017-1313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relator’s request for a writ of mandamus and/or a writ of prohibition to compel Respondent, the Wood County Board of Elections, to remove a charter amendment petition from the November 2017 ballo...

State ex rel. Cowell v. Croce  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8132
Docket Number: 2016-1257

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the complaint of Appellant for writs of mandamus and/or procedendo against Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce. In his comp...

State ex rel. Perotti v. Clippper  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8134
Docket Number: 2016-1288

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the petition of Appellant for a writ of habeas corpus. In his petition, Appellant claimed that he had served the maximum sentence on his convicti...

State ex rel. Tam O'Shanter Co. v. Stark County Board of Elections  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8167
Docket Number: 2017-1285

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied relief in this original action seeking writs of mandamus and prohibition in regards to a zoning referendum. Relators argued that the zoning referendum did not comply with Ohio Rev. Code 519.12(H)...

State ex rel. Consortium for Economic & Community Development For Hough Ward 7 v. Russo  
Date: October 11, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8133
Docket Number: 2016-1183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ denial of Appellant’s complaint for a writ of prohibition against Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard McMonagle, holding that the jurisdictional-priority rule...

State v. Bembry  
Date: October 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8114
Docket Number: 2016-0238

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the exclusionary rule is not the appropriate remedy when police executing a valid search warrant violate the requirements of the knock-and-a...

State ex rel. Flak v. Betras  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8109
Docket Number: 2017-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied writs of mandamus sought by Relators to compel the Mahoning County Board of Elections (BOE) and its individual members (collectively, Respondents) to certify Relators’ petitions to place two prop...

State ex rel. Simonetti v. Summit County Board of Elections  
Date: October 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8115
Docket Number: 2017-1293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Joseph Simonetti seeking to compel the Summit County Board of Elections and Secretary of State (collectively, Respondents) to place his name on the November 7, 2017...

State ex rel. McGirr v. Winkler  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8046
Docket Number: 2017-0474

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a peremptory writ of prohibition to halt an action for an assignment for the benefit of a disbarred attorney’s creditors (the ABC action) pending before a Hamilton County probate judge. In 2004,...

State v. Thomas  
Date: October 4, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8011
Docket Number: 2015-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction for aggravated murder and the death sentence imposed in connection with the aggravated murder, holding that the trial court committed plain error in admitting into eviden...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown
Date: October 2, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8009
Docket Number: 2017-1232
In re Chuparkoff
Date: October 2, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-8008
Docket Number: 2017-1364
Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters
Date: September 29, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7892
Docket Number: 2017-1315
Ferguson v. State  
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7844
Docket Number: 2015-1975

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Ohio law, an employer may appeal a determination by the Industrial Commission that an employee has the right to participate in the workers’ compensation fund, and although the employer files the appeal in the commo...

State v. Moore
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7851
Docket Number: 2016-0049
State v. Kepler
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7857
Docket Number: 2016-0213
State v. Schroeder
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7858
Docket Number: 2016-0570
State v. Lonero
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7859
Docket Number: 2016-0675
State v. Stevens
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7863
Docket Number: 2017-0032
State v. Lee
Date: September 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7826
Docket Number: 2016-0315
State v. Belton
Date: September 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7827
Docket Number: 2016-1270
State v. Dye  
Date: September 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7823
Docket Number: 2016-1395

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code 2953.52(B)(4), a trial court may seal the records in a case dismissed without prejudice before the statute of limitations has expired. Here, the State filed a complaint against Defendant charg...

State ex rel. Ramirez-Ortiz v. Twelfth District Court of Appeals  
Date: September 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7816
Docket Number: 2016-1730

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original action, Relator sought a writ of prohibition to bar the Twelfth District Court of Appeals from hearing the State’s appeal of the trial court’s judgment of acquittal under Ohio R. Crim. P. 29(A). The appe...

State ex rel. Stith v. Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: September 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7824
Docket Number: 2016-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the petition for a writ of mandamus that Appellant filed against Appellees, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and related parties. In his petition, Appellant all...

Breeze, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: September 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7801
Docket Number: 2015-0341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that denied a tax exemption for real property leased to a community school. The tax commissioner determined that for tax years 2008 through 2010, b...

2350 Morse, LLC v. Testa  
Date: September 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7800
Docket Number: 2015-0342

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the tax commissioner’s denial of 2350 Morse LLC’s application for tax exemption of real property leased to a community school, holding t...

MacDonald v. Cleveland Income Tax Board of Review  
Date: September 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7798
Docket Number: 2016-0778

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) determining that a corporate executive’s supplemental executive retirement plan (SERP) was not subject to the city of Cleveland’s income tax. Upon...

State ex rel. Hughes v. Cuyahoga County  
Date: September 26, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7780
Docket Number: 2016-1514

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Petitioner’s petition for a writ of mandamus, holding that the claims asserted in the petition were barred by res judicata. Petitioner pleaded guilt...

Buckeye Terminals, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7664
Docket Number: 2016-0495

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA), which adopted $8,492,910 as the property value for a thirty-seven-acre parcel of real property for tax years 2011 through 2013. The BTA based its...

State ex rel. Rocky Ridge, LLC v. Winters  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7678
Docket Number: 2017-0321

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part a writ of prohibition requested by Relators - Rocky Ridge Development, LLC and Stanley Industries, Inc. - against common laws court judge Bruce Winters after Judge Winters issued a tempo...

State ex rel. McGinn v. Walker  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7714
Docket Number: 2017-1164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied writs of mandamus requested by Relators - the members of the Athens County and Medina County Committees of Petitioners - seeking to compel Respondents - Relators’ respective county board of elect...

Cincinnati School District Board of Education v. Hamilton County Board of Revision  
Date: September 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7650
Docket Number: 2015-0378

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that adopted an allocated portion of a bulk-sale price as the property value for tax year 2011 for two parcels of property along the Ohio River. T...

State ex rel. Prade v. Ninth District Court of Appeals  
Date: September 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7651
Docket Number: 2016-0686

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original action, Relator requested a writ of prohibition to void the court of appeals’ judgment in the State’s appeal of a judgment granting Relator postconviction relief, to void the common pleas judge’s subsequ...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Niehaus
Date: September 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7685
Docket Number: 2017-0052
Disciplinary Counsel v. Tinch
Date: September 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7683
Docket Number: 2017-1213
State ex rel. Repeal Lorain County Permissive Sales Tax Committee v. Lorain County Board of Elections  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7648
Docket Number: 2017-1181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relators’ petition seeking a writ of mandamus compelling the Lorain County Board of Election to certify an initiative petition for the November ballot. The petition sought to repeal a county perm...

State ex rel. Camaco, LLC v. Albu  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7569
Docket Number: 2015-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: An employer does not face liability for the violation of a specific safety requirement (VSSR) when it lacked knowledge of a specific danger requiring a safety device. Employee suffered a head injury while working for E...

State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Servs., Inc. v. Industrial Commission  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7577
Docket Number: 2015-1074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court issued a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to vacate its award to Employee of permanent-partial-disability compensation under Ohio Rev. Code 4123.57(A) and to issue an order denying th...

Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7578
Docket Number: 2015-2105

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that increased the tax value of property owned by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. On appeal, State Farm challenged the BTA’s relia...

NWD 300 Spring, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7579
Docket Number: 2016-0102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that valued the land underlying the North Bank Condominiums in Franklin County for tax year 2013. The BTA adopted the value found in an appraisal...

Corrigan v. Illuminating Co.  
Date: September 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7555
Docket Number: 2014-0799

Justia Opinion Summary: There was no error in the determination of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that the plan of the Illuminating Company to remove a silver maple tree located near the company’s transmission line was reasonable. The...

State v. Martin  
Date: September 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7556
Docket Number: 2014-1922

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of aggravated murder with three death specifications and his sentence of death. The court held (1) the trial court did not err by denying Defendant’s motion for change o...

State v. Morgan  
Date: September 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7565
Docket Number: 2015-0924

Justia Opinion Summary: When a juvenile whose parents are deceased appears at an amenability hearing, the juvenile is not required to ask for the appointment of a guardian ad litem (GAL). Rather, a GAL must be appointed as mandated by Ohio Rev....

In re Complaints of Lycourt-Donovan v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7566
Docket Number: 2016-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) finding that the presence of stray gas near Appellants’ properties created a verifiable safety hazard that justified Columbia...

Stewart v. Vivian  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7526
Docket Number: 2016-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a case certified to it by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals in this medical malpractice case, holding that, for purposes of Ohio Rev. Code 2317.43(A), a statement expressing apology is “a s...

Reid v. Cleveland Police Department  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7527
Docket Number: 2016-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the law-of-the-case doctrine requires a court to apply the findings of a superior court in a criminal case to a civil case brought by the criminal defendant against individuals and entit...

State ex rel. Mancino v. Tuscarawas County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7528
Docket Number: 2016-1502

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the common pleas court had jurisdiction over a motion to show cause. Appellant, an attorney, filed this action for a writ of prohibition arg...

State v. Mohamed  
Date: September 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7468
Docket Number: 2016-0672

Justia Opinion Summary: The term “harm,” for purposes of Ohio’s kidnapping statute, encompasses not only physical harm but also psychological harm. The kidnapping statute reduces the level of the offense from a first-degree felony to a second-...

State v. Jackson  
Date: September 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7469
Docket Number: 2016-0782

Justia Opinion Summary: Any dismissal of a count in an indictment resolves that count and does not prevent a judgment of conviction from being final and appealable. Defendant was indicted on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated...

In re Resignation of Searfoss
Date: September 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7470
Docket Number: 2017-0997
In re Resignation of Provenza
Date: September 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7471
Docket Number: 2017-1158
Johnson v. Montgomery  
Date: September 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7445
Docket Number: 2016-0790

Justia Opinion Summary: The ordinary meaning of “person” under Ohio’s Dram Shop Act, Ohio Rev. Code 4399.18, includes not only patrons but also dancers, workers, independent contractors, and others served by the liquor-permit holder. A dancer...

Lightning Rod Mut. Ins. Co. v. Southworth
Date: September 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7438
Docket Number: 2016-1116
In re Marshall
Date: August 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7296
Docket Number: 2017-1163
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Wilcoxson
Date: August 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7157
Docket Number: 2017-0663
State ex rel. Langhenry v. Britt  
Date: August 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7172
Docket Number: 2017-0753

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Johnson
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6869
Docket Numbers: 2014-0136, 2014-1403
Disciplinary Counsel v. Little
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6871
Docket Number: 2016-1838
Disciplinary Counsel v. Pickrel
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-6872
Docket Number: 2017-0225
Cleveland v. Oles  
Date: July 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5834
Docket Numbers: 2016-0172, 2016-0282

Justia Opinion Summary: The placement of a suspect in the front seat of a police vehicle during a traffic stop is not alone determinative of whether the suspect has been subjected to a custodial interrogation. In this case, a state highway pa...

State ex rel. R&L Carriers Shared Services, LLC v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: July 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5833
Docket Number: 2016-0632

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals that granted a limited writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to amend its order awarding permanent-total-disability compensation to adjust the...

Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: July 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5823
Docket Number: 2015-0565

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that retained the reduced values that the Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) adopted for eighteen condominium parcels in Franklin County for t...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Tamburrino
Date: July 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5861
Docket Number: 2016-0858
In re Adoption of P.L.H.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5824
Docket Number: 2017-0173

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals, which concluded that the consent of Appellant, the putative father of Child, to Child’s adoption by Appellees was not necessary because Appellant “willfull...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. DiMartino
Date: July 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5785
Docket Number: 2017-0803
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Striff
Date: July 7, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5736
Docket Number: 2017-0770
State ex rel. Sands v. Bunting  
Date: July 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5697
Docket Number: 2016-1056

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and conspiracy for his role in plotting to kill several local officials. Defendant was sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment. Appellant filed a petit...

Ashtabula Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brown
Date: July 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5698
Docket Number: 2016-1147
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Callahan
Date: July 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5700
Docket Number: 2017-0223
In re Scudder
Date: July 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5720
Docket Number: 2017-0881
State v. Anderson  
Date: July 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5656
Docket Number: 2016-0317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court affirming the nineteen-year prison sentence imposed on Defendant at resentencing for his involvement in the robberies of three individuals and the kidnapping...

State ex rel. Love v. O'Donnell  
Date: July 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5659
Docket Number: 2016-0923

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of felony murder. On appeal, Defendant did not challenge the sufficiency of the jury verdict forms. In postconviction proceedings, however, Defendant did raise an insufficient-verdict-form claim....

In re Application of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5536
Docket Number: 2014-0328

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Public Utilities Commission that authorized Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. to recover costs associated with the environmental remediation of two manufactured-gas-plant (MGP) sites near...

State ex rel. McKee v. Union Metal Corp.  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5541
Docket Number: 2016-0509

Justia Opinion Summary: The court of appeals properly concluded that the evidence supported the decision of the Industrial Commission that Appellant was not eligible for benefits because he had voluntarily abandoned the workforce for reasons un...

In re Resignation of Pioch
Date: June 28, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5539
Docket Number: 2017-0732
State ex rel. Rocco v. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4466
Docket Number: 2017-0315

Justia Opinion Summary: Article IV, Section 4 of the Westlake City Charter requires the city’s director of law to have been engaged in the active practice of law for any period of six year preceding election. In this case, Andrea Rocco field...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4432
Docket Number: 2015-1638
Terraza 8, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4415
Docket Number: 2015-2063

Justia Opinion Summary: The amendment to Ohio Rev. Code 5713.03 enacted in 2012 (H.B. 487) applied to the circumstances of this case and required a remand to the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) for further consideration. At issue here was a 2013 re...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Kluesener
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4417
Docket Number: 2017-0221
In re Disqualification of Breaux
Date: June 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-7374
Docket Number: 17-AP-041
In re Application of Callam
Date: June 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4361
Docket Number: 2016-1240
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Lindner
Date: June 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4362
Docket Number: 2016-1820
West Carrollton City Schools Board of Education v. Montgomery County Board of Revision  
Date: June 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4328
Docket Number: 2015-0389

Justia Opinion Summary: West Carrollton City Schools Board of Education (BOE) appealed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that retained the auditor’s update-year valuation of $4,716,690 for 2011 for the two contiguous parcels of pro...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Martyniuk
Date: June 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4329
Docket Number: 2016-1821
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Butscher
Date: June 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4314
Docket Number: 2017-0677
Dialysis Centers of Dayton, LLC v. Testa  
Date: June 15, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4269
Docket Number: 2015-0322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) upheld the tax commissioner’s denial of a property tax exemption for Appellant’s four dialysis-service centers for tax year 2007 and the denial of Appellant’s requested remission of the pro...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Alo
Date: June 15, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4270
Docket Number: 2015-2053
In re Moore
Date: June 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4267
Docket Number: 2017-0784
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Theisler
Date: June 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4204
Docket Number: 2009-1541
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Wilcoxson
Date: June 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4206
Docket Number: 2017-0663
Geauga Cty. Bar Assn. v. Snavely
Date: June 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4130
Docket Number: 2016-0854
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lech
Date: June 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4131
Docket Number: 2017-0359
Bohlen v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC  
Date: June 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4025
Docket Number: 2015-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was a lessor’s right to terminate an oil and gas lease when a lessee fails to make minimum annual rental or royalty payments. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the lessors in this case and or...

Toledo Bar Assn. v. Harvey
Date: May 31, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4022
Docket Number: 2015-0742
In re Application of Coll
Date: May 31, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4023
Docket Number: 2016-1243
State v. Roberts  
Date: May 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2998
Docket Number: 2014-0989

Justia Opinion Summary: After review of Defendant’s first appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and aggravated robbery but vacated Defendant’s death sentence. On remand, the trial...

Moskowitz v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: May 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4002
Docket Number: 2015-0313

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a complaint challenging the $148,800 valuation on certain property found by the fiscal officer for tax year 2012. The Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) reduced the property value to $60,000. Appella...

State ex rel. Bonnlander v. Harmon  
Date: May 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-4003
Docket Number: 2015-1697

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Appellant was injured in an accident while in the course and scope of his employment. In 2014, Appellant applied for permanent total disability benefits. A hearing officer found that Appellant was not permanentl...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Peck
Date: May 30, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2961
Docket Number: 2016-1490
Cuyahoga Cty. Bar Assn. v. Freedman
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2976
Docket Numbers: 2004-2112, 2008-0772
State v. Aalim  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2956
Docket Number: 2015-0677

Justia Opinion Summary: In State v. Aalim, __ N.E.3d __ (Aalim I), the Supreme Court declared that the Ohio Constitution requires that a juvenile who is subject to mandatory bindover receive an amenability hearing. Implicit in this holding was...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Brumbaugh
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2975
Docket Number: 2016-1333
State v. Grimes  
Date: May 24, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2927
Docket Number: 2016-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: To validly impose postrelease control when the trial court orally provides all the required advisements at the sentencing hearing, the sentencing entry must contain certain required information. In 2011, the court of co...

State v. Mutter  
Date: May 24, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2928
Docket Numbers: 2016-0440, 2016-0441

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals erred on double jeopardy grounds in reversing the trial court’s decision to grant Appellants’ motions to dismiss an indictment that charged them with ethnic intimidation. Appellants filed their moti...

State ex rel. Tolle v. Spherion of Mid-Ohio Inc.
Date: May 23, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2923
Docket Number: 2015-1717
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. King
Date: May 23, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2929
Docket Number: 2016-0845
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoskins
Date: May 23, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2924
Docket Number: 2016-1496
Schultheiss v. Heinrich Ents., Inc.
Date: May 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2895
Docket Number: 2016-0623
Rush v. Univ. of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc.
Date: May 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2896
Docket Number: 2016-0636
Clendenin v. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio  
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2830
Docket Number: 2015-1993

Justia Opinion Summary: An Industrial Commission order determining that a preexisting condition that was substantially aggravated by a workplace injury has returned to a level that would have existed absent the jury is not appealable to a court...

In re Disqualification of Blanchard
Date: May 17, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-5543
Docket Number: 17-AP-033
Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Ass’n v. City of Findlay  
Date: May 17, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2804
Docket Number: 2015-1581

Justia Opinion Summary: Any limitation on an arbitrator’s authority to modify a disciplinary action pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) provision requiring that discipline be imposed only for just cause must be specifically barg...

Johnson v. Madison County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: May 17, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2805
Docket Number: 2016-1187

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate who was serving sentences imposed for his convictions for a variety of offenses, filed an original action in the court of appeals seeking monetary damages from the Madison County Court of Common Plea...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Miller
Date: May 17, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2821
Docket Number: 2016-1829
Johnson v. Moore  
Date: May 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2792
Docket Number: 2016-0646

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, who was sentenced to a twelve-year term after he was arrested while on parole, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, arguing that the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction improperly calculated h...

State v. Reese
Date: May 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2789
Docket Number: 2016-0656
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Donchatz
Date: May 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2793
Docket Number: 2016-0859
Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: May 11, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2734
Docket Number: 2014-0807

Justia Opinion Summary: The owner of property consisting of several residential parcels that were part of a government-subsidized, low-income housing project, challenged the valuations of the property for tax years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The Fra...

State v. Polk  
Date: May 11, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2735
Docket Number: 2016-0271

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the court of appeals erred in affirming the judgment of the county court of common pleas suppressing evidence seized during the warrantless search of an unattended book bag conducted by a school empl...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Jacob
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2733
Docket Number: 2016-1488
Disciplinary Counsel v. Lech
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2737
Docket Number: 2017-0359
In re Resignation of Eynon
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2742
Docket Number: 2017-0425
In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of Squires
Date: May 3, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-2626
Docket Number: 2005-68789
State ex rel. James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1426
Docket Number: 2014-1157

Justia Opinion Summary: Norman James was injured while employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. James later quit his job at Wal-Mart. James briefly got a job with Casper Transport Inc. and Casper Service Automotive (Casper). On June 1, 2007, James was...

Groveport Madison Local Schools Bd. of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1428
Docket Number: 2015-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: The former owner of the subject property at issue in this case filed a valuation complaint in 2006 seeking to reduce the property’s tax-year-2005 value. The Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) lowered the value but f...

State ex rel. Thomas v. Richard  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1343
Docket Number: 2016-0962

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Appellant was charged in Warren County, Ohio with two drug-related felony offenses. Appellant fled the jurisdiction before trial and was later imprisoned in Pennsylvania for federal drug convictions. In 2012, Ap...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Denslow
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1429
Docket Number: 2016-1487
Dauch v. Erie County Board of Revision  
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1412
Docket Numbers: 2014-2008, 2014-2009, 2014-2010

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in these three consolidated appeals was whether the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) acted reasonably and lawfully in valuing properties based on recent arm’s-length-sale prices. The first case involved a residential...

Wilson v. Lawrence  
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1410
Docket Numbers: 2015-2081, 2016-0180

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Gorman contracted with James Wilson to purchase a fifteen percent interest in Marine 1, LLC for $300,000. At the time Gorman died, he owed Wilson $187,000 on the contract. The probate court appointed William Lawre...

State ex rel. Samarghandi v. Ferenc  
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1413
Docket Number: 2016-0837

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants and Grady Reed were shareholders in a closely held corporation. In a 2010 complaint, Reed alleged that Appellants had breached the shareholders’ agreement and demanded relief in the form of money damages. Afte...

State v. Rahab  
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1401
Docket Number: 2015-1892

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with burglary. Before Defendant’s trial was to begin, the court confirmed that Defendant had been offered and rejected a plea offer. After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty. Following a sente...

Perry v. Sloan
Date: April 18, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1404
Docket Number: 2016-0750
State ex rel. Bradford v. Dinkelacker  
Date: April 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1342
Docket Number: 2016-0252

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

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

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

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

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

McGowan v. Medpace, Inc.
Date: April 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1340
Docket Number: 2015-1756
In re Resignation of Reed
Date: April 12, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1344
Docket Number: 2017-0403
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin
Date: April 5, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1237
Docket Number: 2017-0341
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jackson
Date: March 24, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1051
Docket Number: 2017-0280
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio Village Housing, Inc. v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: March 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-900
Docket Number: 2014-1032

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case were the proper valuations for tax year 2008 of two government-subsidized housing complexes in Franklin County. For each of the two properties, the property owner filed a complaint challenging the a...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Sleibi
Date: March 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-919
Docket Number: 2014-1394
Disciplinary Counsel v. Williams
Date: March 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-920
Docket Number: 2015-0293
Disciplinary Counsel v. Barbera
Date: March 15, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-882
Docket Number: 2016-1159
Disciplinary Counsel v. Moore
Date: March 15, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-883
Docket Number: 2016-1160
Emerson v. Erie County Board of Revision  
Date: March 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-865
Docket Number: 2014-1794

Justia Opinion Summary: David Emerson owned two adjoining parcels of real property in Erie County. The Erie County auditor’s aggregate valuation of the two parcels for tax year 2011 was $328,270. Emerson challenged the valuations, arguing that...

Johnston Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. Hamilton County Board of Revision  
Date: March 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-870
Docket Number: 2014-1820

Justia Opinion Summary: The real property in this case was a manufacturing and distribution facility owned and operated by Johnson Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. The Hamilton County auditor valued the property at $13,571,760 for tax year 2011...

In re Disqualification of Jamison
Date: March 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1436
Docket Number: 17-AP-019
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. May
Date: March 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-863
Docket Number: 2017-0193
Disciplinary Counsel v. Edmondson
Date: March 13, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-864
Docket Number: 2017-0210
In re Disqualification of Tenth Dist. Court of Appeals
Date: March 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-1434
Docket Number: 17-AP-006
State ex rel. Marsh v. Tibbals  
Date: March 9, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-829
Docket Number: 2015-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was an inmate at the London Correctional Institution, where he was serving the remainder of an indeterminate sentence since the Adult Parole Authority (APA) revoked his parole in 2014. In 2015, Appellant filed...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds
Date: March 9, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-831
Docket Number: 2016-0259
State ex rel. Delaware Joint Vocational School District Board of Education v. Testa  
Date: March 8, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-796
Docket Number: 2017-0079

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2015, the Delaware Joint Vocational School District Board of Education passed a resolution to submit a renewal levy to voters at the general election. On November 20, 2015, the Delaware County Board of Elections...

State v. Gonzales  
Date: March 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-777
Docket Numbers: 2015-0384, 2015-0385

Justia Opinion Summary: In State v. Gonzales (Gonzales I), the Supreme Court determined that, in prosecuting cocaine-possession offenses under Ohio Rev. Code 2925.11(C)(4)(b) through (f) involving mixed substances, the State must prove that the...

Dunkle v. Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: February 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-551
Docket Number: 2015-1685

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986, Appellant pleaded guilty to five counts of rape and six counts of complicity to rape. The trial court sentenced Appellant to four terms of life imprisonment and ordered that Appellant serve each of the life sent...

State v. Orr
Date: February 22, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-552
Docket Number: 2015-1847
Disciplinary Counsel v. Doumbas
Date: February 21, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-550
Docket Number: 2016-1149
Akron Bar Assn. v. Bednarski
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-522
Docket Number: 2015-0243
In re Resignation of Mackin
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-524
Docket Number: 2017-0037
In re Resignation of Goldthorpe
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-525
Docket Number: 2017-0038
Cleveland Metro Bar Assn. v. Azman
Date: February 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-506
Docket Number: 2015-2007
State ex rel. Ebersole v. City Council of Powell  
Date: February 14, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-509
Docket Number: 2016-1701

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, the Powell City Council approved an ordinance rezoning certain property from planned commercial and residence districts to downtown residence district. Thereafter, Brian Ebersole sought a writ of mandamus to com...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Niehaus
Date: February 10, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-472
Docket Number: 2017-0052
In re Disqualification of Saffold
Date: February 2, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-523
Docket Number: 17-AP-002
Disciplinary Counsel v. Rutherford
Date: February 1, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-365
Docket Number: 2017-0010
Zillow v. Bosel
Date: January 25, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-260
Docket Number: 2015-1608
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bellew
Date: January 24, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-255
Docket Number: 2016-1868
In re Pioch
Date: January 23, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-226
Docket Number: 2017-0092
State ex rel. Fockler v. Husted  
Date: January 20, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-224
Docket Number: 2016-1863

Justia Opinion Summary: Relators were the members of the committee that nominated Gary Johnson and William Weld to appear on Ohio’s November 2016 ballot as independent candidates for president and vice president of the United States. Johnson an...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Helbley
Date: January 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-174
Docket Number: 2014-0200
In re Boston
Date: January 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-172
Docket Number: 2016-1871
In re Resignation of Simonette
Date: January 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-173
Docket Number: 2016-1879
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Wilsey
Date: January 19, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-171
Docket Number: 2017-0020
Disciplinary Counsel v. Edmondson
Date: January 11, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-67
Docket Number: 2016-1846
In re Disqualification of Zmuda
Date: January 9, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-317
Docket Number: 16-AP-105
In re Bucio
Date: January 9, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-29
Docket Number: 2017-0022
In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of Cohen
Date: January 6, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-19
Docket Number: 1996-44769
In re Disqualification of Franks
Date: January 3, 2017
Citation: 2017-Ohio-321
Docket Number: 16-AP-106
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