Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2018

In re Disqualification of Blaine
Date: December 31, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5459
Docket Number: 18-AP-142
State v. Dunson
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5213
Docket Number: 2017-0186
In re Application of Black Fork Wind Energy, LLC  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5206
Docket Number: 2017-0412

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the orders of the Power Siting Board granting a motion filed by Black Fork Wind Energy, LLC requesting a two-year extension of Black Fork’s certificate to construct a proposed wind farm, holdin...

Great Lakes Bar Control, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5207
Docket Number: 2017-0655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) concluding that because Great Lakes Bar Control’s service of cleaning beer-tap lines was primarily a maintenance service, any cleaning was merely...

Yanega v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5208
Docket Number: 2017-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that reduced the taxable value of a piece of property for tax year 2015, holding that this Court lacked jurisdiction...

State v. Cupp  
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5211
Docket Numbers: 2017-1547, 2017-1701

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a certified question of law by holding that a defendant is not entitled to jail time credit for pre-sentence detention time when held on bond if, during the same period of time, he is serving a...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Karp
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5212
Docket Number: 2018-0254
State v. Johnson
Date: December 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5214
Docket Number: 2018-0449
State v. Tench  
Date: December 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5205
Docket Number: 2016-0899

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and death sentence of Appellant, who murdered his mother, but reversed an aggravated robbery charge against him that was used as one of three specifications supporting the prosec...

State ex rel. Daniels v. Russo  
Date: December 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5194
Docket Number: 2017-0028

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s petition for writs of mandamus and/or procedendo that he filed against Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John J. Russo, holdin...

State ex rel. Henley v. Langer  
Date: December 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5204
Docket Number: 2018-0269

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus against Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis J. Langer, holding that Appellant had an a...

State ex rel. Hogan Lovells U.S., LLP v. Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5133
Docket Number: 2016-1776

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part the writ of mandamus requested by Relators to compel the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (DRC) to release records related to DRC’s acquisition and suppl...

State ex rel. Murray v. State Employment Relations Board  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5131
Docket Number: 2017-0550

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying David Murray’s petition for a writ of mandamus challenging the State Employee Relations Board’s (SERB) dismissal of Murray’s unfair labor practice c...

Barclay Petroleum, Inc. v. Bailey
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5136
Docket Number: 2017-1387
State v. Bishop  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5132
Docket Numbers: 2017-1715, 2017-1716

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a criminal defendant on postrelease control for a prior felony must be advised, during his plea hearing in a new felony case, of the trial court’s ability under Ohio Rev. Code 2929.141 to term...

State ex rel. Washington v. D'Apolito  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5135
Docket Number: 2018-0326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus against Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou A. D’Apolito, holding that the court of appeals...

State ex rel. Kesterson v. Kent State University  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5108
Docket Number: 2016-0615

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relator seeking to compel Kent State University with certain records regarding student-athletes under the Public Records Act, Ohio Rev. Code 149.43, holding that Re...

State ex rel. Kesterson v. Kent State University  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5110
Docket Number: 2016-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relator to compel Kent State University to comply with her records request under Ohio Rev. Code 149.43, holding that Relator was not entitled to additional records...

State ex rel. Rogers v. Department of Rehabilitation and Correction  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5111
Docket Number: 2017-0331

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the writ of mandamus sought by Relator seeking to compel the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) to release security-camera video footage related to a use-of-force incident at...

State ex rel. Byington Builders, Ltd. v. Industrial Commission  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5086
Docket Number: 2017-0690

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Tenth District Court of Appeals denying Byington Builders, Ltd.’s request for a writ of mandamus compelling the Industrial Commission to vacate its award to Thomas Trousdale...

Bank of New York Mellon v. Rhiel  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5087
Docket Number: 2017-0870

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered two state-law questions from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals by holding that the failure to identify a person who has initialed, signed, and...

State ex rel. DeWine v. Omar Ibn El Khattab Mosque, Inc.  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5112
Docket Number: 2017-1067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a writ of quo warranto sought by the attorney general and ordering the dissolution of Omar Ibn El Khattab Mosque, Inc., holding that the corporatio...

Stolz v. J & B Steel Erectors, Inc.  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5088
Docket Number: 2017-1245

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a certified question from the Unitde States District Court by holding that Ohio Rev. Code 4123.35(O) is not unconstitutional as applied to the tort claims of an enrolled subcontractor’s employe...

State ex rel. Evans v. Mohr  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5089
Docket Number: 2018-0452

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus against the director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC), holding that the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Leon
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5090
Docket Number: 2018-0536
Disciplinary Counsel v. Oviatt
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5091
Docket Number: 2018-0537
Akron Bar Assn. v. Parkin
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5093
Docket Number: 2018-0542
Wood Cty. Bar Assn. v. Driftmyer
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5094
Docket Number: 2018-0811
Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Zelvy
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5095
Docket Number: 2018-0812
Disciplinary Counsel v. Pigott
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5096
Docket Number: 2018-0815
Disciplinary Counsel v. Holben
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5097
Docket Number: 2018-0816
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Barns
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5098
Docket Number: 2018-0823
State ex rel. Harris v. Rubino  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5109
Docket Number: 2018-1129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part an itemized application filed by Relators seeking a total of $106,172.50 in attorney fees and $1,256.65 in costs after the Court granted Relators their allowable costs and reasonable att...

State v. Braden  
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5079
Docket Numbers: 2017-1579, 2017-1609

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court determining that Ohio Rev. Code 2947.23(C) permits trial courts to waive, modify or suspend payment of only those court costs that were imposed after the sta...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Owens
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5080
Docket Number: 2018-0257
State ex rel. Technical Construction Specialties, Inc. v. DeWeese  
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5082
Docket Number: 2018-0324

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s complaint for writs of mandamus and prohibition against Richland County Court of Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese seeking to compel Judg...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ward
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5083
Docket Number: 2018-0699
Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Cohen
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5084
Docket Number: 2018-0703
Satterfield v. Ameritech Mobile Communications, Inc.  
Date: December 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5023
Docket Number: 2017-0684

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether Intermessage Communications and members of a proposed class of retail cellular-telephone-service subscribers seeking to recover treble damages under Ohio Rev. Code 4905.61 for regulatory violations r...

Girard v. Giordano  
Date: December 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5024
Docket Number: 2017-1069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing Defendant’s conviction and discharging him from further prosecution after the trial court accepted Defendant’s plea of no contest to a charge of c...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters
Date: December 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5025
Docket Number: 2018-0535
State v. Johnson  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4957
Docket Number: 2017-0244

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s decision denying Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Judicial Sanction and reinstated the judgment of the trial court, holding that pos...

State v. Murray
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4958
Docket Number: 2017-0664
Blackstone v. Moore  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4959
Docket Number: 2017-1639

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was what type of reference within a chain of title is sufficient to preserve an earlier-created interest under Ohio’s Marketable Title Act, which generally allows a landowner who has an unbroken chain of title t...

State v. Walker
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4960
Docket Number: 2018-0081
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Sciortino
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4961
Docket Number: 2018-0259
Seaton Corp. v. Testa  
Date: December 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4911
Docket Number: 2016-1188

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that the service provided by Seaton Corporation to Kal Kan Foods, Inc. was not a taxable “employment service” under Ohio Rev. Code 5739.01(B)(3)(...

Embassy Healthcare v. Bell  
Date: December 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4912
Docket Number: 2017-1031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Cora Sue Bell and concluding that Embassy Healthcare could pursue its claim against Cora i...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Leneghan
Date: December 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4930
Docket Number: 2016-0370
Disciplinary Counsel v. Potts
Date: December 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4931
Docket Number: 2018-0422
Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Klosk
Date: December 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4864
Docket Number: 2018-0533
In re Disqualification of Schweikert
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5456
Docket Number: 18-AP-128
Pi In The Sky, LLC v. Testa  
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4812
Docket Number: 2017-0236

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the decision of the tax commissioner concluding that Appellant’s purchase of an aircraft and then leasing it to its sole corporate membe...

Wayt v. DHSC, LLC  
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4822
Docket Number: 2017-1548

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this defamation case to the trial court for further proceedings, holding that the cap in Ohio Rev. Code 2315.18 that applies to tort actions seeking noneconomic loss as a result of an alleged i...

State v. St. Jules
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4823
Docket Number: 2017-1610
State v. Barfield
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4824
Docket Number: 2017-1623
State v. McCray
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4825
Docket Number: 2017-1681
State v. Sally
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4826
Docket Number: 2017-1750
State v. Young
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4827
Docket Number: 2017-1751
State v. Jackson
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4828
Docket Number: 2017-1753
State v. Ortiz
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4829
Docket Number: 2018-0042
State v. Herron
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4830
Docket Number: 2018-0092
State v. Jones
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4831
Docket Number: 2018-0166
State v. Gause
Date: December 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4832
Docket Number: 2018-0375
In re Disqualification of Hendon
Date: December 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5458
Docket Number: 18-AP-134
In re Disqualification of Russo
Date: December 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5457
Docket Number: 18-AP-132
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Mariotti
Date: December 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4769
Docket Number: 2018-1579
HCP EMOH, LLC v. Washington County Board of Revision  
Date: November 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4750
Docket Number: 2016-1712

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) rejecting the method of valuation espoused by an appraiser for the property owner, HCP EMOH, LLC, to derive an opinion of value for an assisted-liv...

Chagrin Realty, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: November 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4751
Docket Number: 2017-0469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the board of tax appeals (BTA) affirming the tax commissioner’s denial of a charitable-use property-tax exemption for the subject property, holding that the BTA’s factual findin...

State v. Apanovitch  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4744
Docket Number: 2016-0696

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the trial court’s judgment - and, in turn, the court of appeals’ judgment - granting Defendant’s petition for postconviction relief and remanded this matter for further proceedings, holding that...

State ex rel. Cobb v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4745
Docket Number: 2017-0532

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus to Michael Cobb, an Ohio prisoner, holding that Cobb was not entitled to the writ. Michael Cobb filed his complaint for a writ o...

Ross v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4746
Docket Number: 2017-0653

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) dismissing Appellants’ appeal from a decision of the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) because it found that Appellants failed to timely fil...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Sarver
Date: November 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4717
Docket Number: 2017-1081
State ex rel. Harris v. Preval  
Date: November 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4718
Docket Number: 2017-1583

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus to compel the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts to produce public records an...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Keating
Date: November 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4730
Docket Number: 2017-1740
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Wintner
Date: November 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4731
Docket Number: 2018-0810
State ex rel. Evans v. Scioto County Common Pleas Court  
Date: November 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4696
Docket Number: 2017-0727

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for writs of mandamus and prohibition, holding that Appellant was not entitled to a writ of mandamus, nor was he entitled t...

In re Application of Ohio Power Co.  
Date: November 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4697
Docket Number: 2017-0749

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal brought by the Office of Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Energy Group (OMAEG) challenging the Public Utility Commission’s decision to approve t...

In re Application of Ohio Power Co.  
Date: November 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4698
Docket Number: 2017-0752

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Public Utilities Commission that approved a charge referred to as the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Rider as a component of Ohio Power Company’s third electric-security plan (...

State ex rel. Mars Urban Solutions, LLC v. Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer  
Date: November 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4668
Docket Number: 2017-0442

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Mars Urban Solutions, LLC and Michael Majeski seeking to compel the Cuyahoga County fiscal officer and Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) to comply with a judg...

Cincinnati Reds, LLC v. Testa  
Date: November 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4669
Docket Number: 2017-0854

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the decision of the tax commissioner, holding that the sale-for-resale exemption of Ohio Rev. Code 5739.01(E) applied to preclude Cincin...

In re Resignation of Lynch
Date: November 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4671
Docket Number: 2018-1484
State v. Ireland  
Date: November 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4494
Docket Number: 2017-0344

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals reversing Defendant’s conviction after ruling that Defendant’s blackout defense was not an affirmative defense that must be proven by a preponderance of the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Clark
Date: November 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4491
Docket Number: 2018-0808
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wochna
Date: November 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4492
Docket Number: 2018-0814
Willoughby Hills Development & Distribution, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: November 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4488
Docket Number: 2016-1137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the tax commissioner’s denial of Willoughby Hills Development and Distribution, Inc.’s (WHDD) request for a commercial-activity-tax (CAT...

State ex rel. White v. Nusbaum  
Date: November 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4489
Docket Number: 2018-0477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for writs of mandamus and prohibition against Ross County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Nusbaum, holding that Appellant wa...

Kohl's Illinois, Inc. v. Marion County Board of Revision  
Date: November 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4461
Docket Number: 2017-0161

Justia Opinion Summary: In this property tax appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) concluding that the Marion County Board of Revision (BOR) and the River Valley Local School District Board of Educati...

Daher v. Cuyahoga Community College District  
Date: November 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4462
Docket Number: 2017-0828

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether an order by the General Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas requiring Appellant, a Cuyahoga County court reporter, to submit sealed grand-jury materials for in camera court inspecti...

Johnson v. Clark County Board of Revision  
Date: November 1, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4390
Docket Number: 2016-1549

Justia Opinion Summary: In this real-property-valuation case, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the decision of the Clark County Board of Revision (BOR) retaining Clark County auditor’s determin...

Schmitz v. National Collegiate Athletic Ass’n  
Date: October 31, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4391
Docket Number: 2017-0098

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was when Appellees’ claims for negligence, constructive fraud, and fraudulent concealment accrued and whether they were time-barred. Appellees were the Estate of Steven Schmitz and Yvette Smith, in...

Harrah's Ohio Acquisition Co., LLC v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: October 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4370
Docket Number: 2016-0568

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal involving the real-property valuation of a “racino” in Cuyahoga County, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) rejecting the appraisal of the Warrensville Heights City Sch...

In re Prisley
Date: October 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4371
Docket Number: 2018-1529
In re Resignation of Beckley
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4337
Docket Number: 2018-1454
In re Atway
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4336
Docket Number: 2018-1516
Store Master Funding VI, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4301
Docket Number: 2016-1328
Spirit Master Funding IX, LLC v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4302
Docket Number: 2016-1423

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) valuing a Red Lobster restaurant in the village of Orange for tax year 2014 according to the sale price, disregarding the appraisal evidence, holdi...

Beavercreek Towne Station, LLC v. Greene County Board of Revision  
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4300
Docket Number: 2016-1713

Justia Opinion Summary: In this property-tax appeal concerning the 2014 tax valuation of a shopping center consisting of five separate real estate parcels, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA), holding that t...

Northland-4, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4303
Docket Number: 2017-0043
MK Menlo Property Owner, L.L.C. v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4304
Docket Number: 2017-0064
Menlo Realty Income Properties 28, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4305
Docket Number: 2017-0072
Icon Owner Pool 3 Midwest/Southeast, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4306
Docket Number: 2017-1345
Icon Owner Pool 3 Midwest/Southeast, L.L.C. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4307
Docket Number: 2017-1346
Disciplinary Counsel v. Holmes and Kerr
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4308
Docket Number: 2018-0818
State ex rel. Grant v. Collins  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4281
Docket Number: 2017-0686

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of prohibition to prevent Judge Richard L. Collins Jr. from proceeding with a hearing to determine whether Appel...

Hilliard City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4282
Docket Number: 2017-0717

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning the 2014 value of a KeyBank branch located in Hilliard, The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting the appraisal presented on behalf of the Hilliard City Sc...

Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education v. Montgomery County Board of Revision  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4284
Docket Number: 2017-0814

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge brought by a property owner seeking a decrease in the valuation of its property, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting the value determined by the Montgomery...

Groveport Madison Local Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4286
Docket Number: 2017-0921

Justia Opinion Summary: In this property-tax appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed the determination of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) arriving at an independent valuation of the subject property by using probative aspects of the two expert report...

In re Application of Jones
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4287
Docket Number: 2018-0498
Disciplinary Counsel v. Dunn
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4283
Docket Number: 2018-0813
State ex rel. Wegman v. Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund  
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4243
Docket Number: 2017-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus to compel the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund to award Appellant on-duty-percentage disability benefits for injuries he alleged w...

Greenway Ohio, Inc. v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4244
Docket Number: 2017-0297

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) remanding this cause to Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) with instructions for the BOR to dismiss the underlying valuation complaint, holdi...

State ex rel. Sands v. Court of Common Pleas  
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4245
Docket Number: 2017-1700

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus against the Lake County Common Pleas Court, holding that the court of appeals correctly dismissed th...

State ex rel. Keith v. Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4246
Docket Number: 2018-0247

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s motions to issue a show-cause order and to hold Appellees, Ohio Adult Parole Authority and the Chair of the Ohio Parole Board, in contem...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Ross
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4247
Docket Number: 2018-0782
Disciplinary Counsel v. Speights
Date: October 22, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4236
Docket Number: 2018-1287
State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4200
Docket Number: 2018-0013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Respondent’s motion to dismiss Relator’s original action in mandamus and issued an alternative writ, holding that, although Relator was an inmate who had filed a civil action against a state empl...

State ex rel. Martin v. Greene  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4201
Docket Number: 2018-0068

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Respondent’s motion to dismiss this original action in mandamus brought by Relator and issued an alternative writ, holding that Respondent was not entitled to have the complaint dismissed. Relat...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4202
Docket Number: 2018-0540
State ex rel. Cannon v. Mohr  
Date: October 17, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4184
Docket Number: 2017-1640

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the court of appeals correctly determined that Appellant’s petition was defective on its face....

In re Application of Jones
Date: October 17, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4182
Docket Number: 2018-0496
Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4174
Docket Number: 2018-0809
Molly Co. v. Cuyaohga County Board of Revision  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4070
Docket Number: 2016-0290

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning property that was the subject of a 2011 valuation complaint, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the Board of Revision’s (BOR) denial of the propert...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Moody
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4071
Docket Number: 2017-1738
Thompson v. Donnelly  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4073
Docket Number: 2018-0014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals denying Appellant’s complaint for a writ of procedendo against Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Donnelly, holding that Appellant was not ent...

Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Large
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4074
Docket Number: 2018-0250
In re Application of Baldwin
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4077
Docket Number: 2018-0495
Disciplinary Counsel v. Stovell
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4100
Docket Number: 2018-1231
State v. Bonnell  
Date: October 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4069
Docket Number: 2017-1360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant’s second-degree application for DNA testing, holding that Appellant was not entitled to the relief he sought. Appellant was convicted of two c...

State ex rel. Simpson v. Cooper  
Date: October 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4068
Docket Number: 2018-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of mandamus against Appellee, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Ethan Cooper, holding that Appellant had -...

State ex rel. Swain v. Harris  
Date: October 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4066
Docket Number: 2018-0464

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant stated no basis for relief in habeas corpus. After a retrial, Appellant...

Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc.  
Date: October 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4057
Docket Number: 2017-0514

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a general contractor’s commercial general liability (CGL) policy that is nearly identical to the one considered in Westfield Insurance Co. v. Custom Agri Systems, Inc., 979 N.E.2d 269 (Ohio 2012), co...

Rogers v. Eppinger  
Date: October 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4058
Docket Number: 2017-1644

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the court of appeals properly dismissed Appellant’s petition for failure to attach...

Lopez v. Warden  
Date: October 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4061
Docket Number: 2017-1805

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the court of appeals properly determined that res judicata precluded Appellant fro...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Camino
Date: October 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4033
Docket Number: 2018-1251
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Williams
Date: October 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4038
Docket Number: 2018-1255
Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas
Date: October 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4039
Docket Number: 2018-1256
In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co.  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4009
Docket Number: 2017-0241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal challenging the Public Utility Commission’s decision to allow Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) to withdraw and terminate its second electric-security plan (ESP II), holding th...

State ex rel. Steele v. McClelland  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4011
Docket Number: 2017-1601

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for writs of mandamus and prohibition against Robert C. McClelland, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge, holding that...

State ex rel. Maxcy v. Saferin  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4035
Docket Number: 2018-1242

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relators seeking to compel Respondents, the Lucas County Board of Elections and its members, to place a proposed charter amendment on the November 6, 2018 general-e...

State v. Vega  
Date: October 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4002
Docket Number: 2017-0618

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals affirming the trial court’s suppression of 150 individually wrapped pieces of marijuana-infused candy contained in two sealed Priority Mail envelopes locate...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett
Date: October 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3973
Docket Number: 2018-0252
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hull
Date: October 1, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3954
Docket Number: 2018-0158
Turner v. CertainTeed Corp.  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3869
Docket Number: 2017-0004

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was how to determine whether a plaintiff who alleges that he or she suffers from lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure is a “smoker” who needs to satisfy the requirements listed in Ohio Rev. Code 2307.92(...

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Burd
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3891
Docket Number: 2017-0279
State ex rel. Klein v. Precision Excavating & Grading Co.  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3890
Docket Number: 2017-0589

Justia Opinion Summary: In determining whether John Klein was entitled to continued temporary-total-disability compensation where he voluntarily left his position of employment for reasons unrelated to his workplace injury, the Supreme Court ov...

State ex rel. Jackson Tube Service, Inc. v. Industrial Commission  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3892
Docket Number: 2017-0790

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the Industrial Commission and granted Jackson Tube Service Inc.’s request for a writ of mandamus compelling the commission to vaca...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Harter
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3899
Docket Number: 2018-0249
Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Ernst
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3900
Docket Number: 2018-0256
In re Application of Wammes
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3906
Docket Number: 2018-0494
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Rehkopf
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3907
Docket Number: 2018-0539
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Midian
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3908
Docket Number: 2018-0541
Disciplinary Counsel v. Clutts
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3909
Docket Number: 2018-1227
Westerville City School District Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3855
Docket Number: 2016-0902

Justia Opinion Summary: In this real-property tax case, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting a certain property’s sale price without considering the appraisal offered by the property owner, holding t...

In re LMD Integrated Logistics Services, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3859
Docket Number: 2016-1442

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) motion to dismiss LMD Integrated Logistic Services, Inc.’s appeal from a civil forfeiture order, ho...

GC Net Lease @(3)(Westerville) Investors, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3856
Docket Number: 2017-0792

Justia Opinion Summary: In this real-property tax case, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting a certain property’s sale price without giving full consideration to the appraisal offered by the property...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Okuley
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3857
Docket Number: 2017-1417
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Rieser
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3860
Docket Number: 2017-1741
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Rosett
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3861
Docket Number: 2018-0251
Akron Bar Assn. v. Glitzenstein
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3862
Docket Number: 2018-0255
Dundics v. Eric Petroleum Corp.  
Date: September 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3826
Docket Number: 2017-0448

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Ohio Supreme Court centered on whether whether oil-and-gas land professionals, who help obtain oil-and-gas leases for oil-and-gas-development companies, must be licensed real-estate...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Fernandez
Date: September 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3828
Docket Number: 2017-1409
State ex rel. Twitchell v. Saferin  
Date: September 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3829
Docket Number: 2018-1238

Justia Opinion Summary: In this expedited election case, the Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relators seeking to compel the Lucas County Board of Elections to place a proposed charter amendment on the November 6, 2018 genera...

State ex rel. Perry Township Board of Trustees v. Husted  
Date: September 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3830
Docket Number: 2018-1261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought Relators seeking to compel the Board of Trustees of Perry Township in Stark County to place a tax levy on the November 6, 2018 ballot, holding that Relators did not es...

State ex rel. Beavercreek Township Fiscal Officer v. Graff  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3749
Docket Number: 2016-0747

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court issued a writ of mandamus ordering the Board of Beavercreek Township Trustees and its members (collectively, the Board) to rescind two resolutions setting the annual salaries for two assistants to the B...

State v. Goff  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3763
Docket Number: 2017-0021

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of aggravated murder and sentence of death, imposed after the case was remanded for resentencing, holding that none of Defendant’s propositions of law on appeal warranted...

In re L.G.
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3750
Docket Number: 2017-0877
Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3771
Docket Number: 2017-1823
In re Resignation of Chuparkoff
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3772
Docket Number: 2018-1135
In re Resignation of Scudder
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3773
Docket Number: 2018-1138
In re Resignation of Verkhlin
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3774
Docket Number: 2018-1147
In re Resignation of Thomas
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3775
Docket Number: 2018-1151
Disciplinary Counsel v. Tinch
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3776
Docket Number: 2018-1178
State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Pike County General Health District  
Date: September 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3721
Docket Number: 2017-0431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Fourth District Court of Appeals denying the request for a writ of mandamus sought by the Cincinnati Enquirer and granted a writ of mandamus, holding that the Enquirer was e...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Ass. v. McNally
Date: September 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3719
Docket Number: 2017-1743
State ex rel. Bolzenius v. Preisse  
Date: September 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3708
Docket Number: 2018-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by six Columbus electors (Relators) to compel members of the Franklin County Board of Elections (Respondents) to place a proposed city ordinance on the November 6, 201...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Baldwin
Date: September 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3625
Docket Number: 2018-1087
State ex rel. Harris v. Rubino  
Date: September 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3609
Docket Number: 2018-1129

Justia Opinion Summary: In this expedited elections case, the Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering Solon Director of Finance Matt Rubino to certify the sufficiency and validity of an initiative petition proposing an ordinance that...

State ex rel. Citizens for Responsible Green Government v. City of Green  
Date: August 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3489
Docket Number: 2018-1091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this expedited relations case based on laches and denied the relator’s motion for leave to supplement the evidence. Relator, Citizens for Responsible Green Government, sought a writ of manda...

In re Striff
Date: August 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3447
Docket Number: 2018-1179
State ex rel. Leneghan v. Husted  
Date: August 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3361
Docket Number: 2018-0866

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action alleging that improprieties occurred during the recount of votes in sixteen Muskingum County precincts and seeking writs of mandamus to certify official election results that excluded all ballots cast in t...

State ex rel. McCann v. Delaware County Board of Elections  
Date: August 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3342
Docket Number: 2018-1037

Justia Opinion Summary: In this expedited elections case, the Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition to prevent the Delaware County Board of Elections (the Board) from placing a township zoning referendum on the November 2018 ballot, holdi...

Portee v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation  
Date: August 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3263
Docket Number: 2017-0616

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Ohio savings statute, Ohio Rev. Code 2305.19, does not apply to a federal or state court action commenced in another state that fails otherwise than upon the merits, and therefore, the att...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Thomas
Date: August 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3267
Docket Number: 2017-1730
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Magee
Date: August 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3268
Docket Number: 2017-1737
Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: August 15, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3254
Docket Number: 2016-0551

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal from a decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) was how best to determine the true value of a low income housing property that is both rent restricted and rent subsidized. Appellant, the prope...

Licking Heights Local Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: August 15, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3255
Docket Number: 2016-0904

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting the property value stated in an appraisal report presented by the Licking Heights Local Schools Board of Education (BOE), holding that th...

State v. Carnes  
Date: August 15, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3256
Docket Number: 2017-0087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that using a prior juvenile adjudication of delinquency for the commission of an offense that would have been felonious assault if committed by an adult as an element of the offense of having a wea...

State v. Martin  
Date: August 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3226
Docket Number: 2016-1891

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals that affirmed Appellant’s convictions and sentence, holding that the juvenile court’s failure to consider and apply Ohio Rev. Code 2152.021 - Ohio’s safe ha...

State v. Moore  
Date: August 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3237
Docket Number: 2017-0483

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether an exception in Ohio law providing that jail-time credit does not apply to the portion of a prison sentence that is imposed for a firearm specification, as applied in this case, violates equal-protec...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Gold
Date: August 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3238
Docket Number: 2017-1411
Ohio Renal Ass’n v. Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Amendment Committee  
Date: August 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3220
Docket Number: 2018-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original action brought under Article II, Section 1g of the Ohio Constitution, the Supreme Court sustained the challenge brought by Relators regarding an initiative petition to place a proposed constitutional ame...

State ex rel. O'Malley v. Collier-Williams  
Date: August 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3154
Docket Number: 2017-0346

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney Michael C. O’Malley a writ of prohibition and ordered Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams to vacate her journal entry grantin...

State ex rel. Sponaugle v. Hein  
Date: August 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3155
Docket Number: 2017-0607

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s complaint for writs of prohibition and procedendo against Darke County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jonathan P. Hein, holding that Appell...

Boyd v. Kingdom Trust Co.  
Date: August 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3156
Docket Number: 2017-1336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question certified to it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by holding that Ohio Rev. Code 1707.43, a provision of the Ohio Securities Act, does not impose joint and...

Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Ohio Department of Education  
Date: August 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3126
Docket Number: 2017-0913

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Ohio Rev. Code 3314.08 authorizes the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to base funding of an Internet-based community school - or e-school - on the duration of student participation. The El...

State ex rel. Keith v. Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: August 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3128
Docket Numbers: 2017-1015, 2017-1214

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s petition for a writ of mandamus to compel the Ohio Parole Board to hold a parole hearing at which Appellant’s parole request would be gi...

State ex rel. Guest v. Husted  
Date: August 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3161
Docket Number: 2018-0889

Justia Opinion Summary: In this expedited election case, the Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Heaven Guest seeking to compel Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and the Columbiana County Board of Elections to place her name on...

Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brenner
Date: August 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3116
Docket Number: 2018-0822
Disciplinary Counsel v. Mancino
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3017
Docket Number: 2017-1079
State ex rel. Evans v. McGrath  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3018
Docket Number: 2017-1259

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for writs of mandamus and prohibition against Judge Patrick M. McGrath of the Court of Claims, holding the complaint was pr...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Skolnick
Date: August 1, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2990
Docket Number: 2017-1735
Disciplinary Counsel v. Engel
Date: July 31, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2988
Docket Number: 2017-1087
East Manufacturing Corp. v. Testa  
Date: July 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2923
Docket Number: 2017-0666

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) upholding a use-tax assessment on the purchases of natural gas by East Manufacturing Corporation (East) and not granting an exemption under Ohio R...

In re Resignation of Skelton
Date: July 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2927
Docket Number: 2018-0924
Worthington City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: July 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2909
Docket Number: 2017-0003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the valuation of a parcel of land with a supermarket owned by the Kroger Company by the Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR) of $2,390,000 conformed to Ohio Rev. Code 5713.03, and the Board...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Nelson
Date: July 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2895
Docket Number: 2016-1830
State v. Amison
Date: July 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2879
Docket Number: 2017-0887
Disciplinary Counsel v. Maney
Date: July 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2726
Docket Number: 2016-1494
Disciplinary Counsel v. Leksan
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2711
Docket Number: 2012-2055
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Wilcoxson
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2699
Docket Number: 2017-0663
State ex rel. Williams v. Croce  
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2703
Docket Number: 2017-1339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of procedendo against Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce. Appellant was convicted of multip...

State ex rel. Payne v. Reinbold  
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2704
Docket Number: 2017-1449

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ judgment dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of procedendo against retired Judge Richard D. Reinbold Jr. and Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mary Margare...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Benbow
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2705
Docket Number: 2017-1734
Disciplinary Counsel v. Rutherford
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2680
Docket Number: 2017-0010
State ex rel. Hunter v. Binette  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2681
Docket Number: 2017-1062

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus against Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger E. Binette and denied Appellant’s motions for judgme...

State ex rel. Neil v. French  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2692
Docket Number: 2017-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant’s complaint for a writ of procedendo against Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Jenifer French, holding that the intermediate app...

State ex rel. Russell v. Department of Rehabilitation and Correction  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2693
Docket Number: 2017-1323

Justia Opinion Summary: In this mandamus action, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s motion to waive court costs and denied Appellant’s motion to appoint counsel. Appellant filed a complaint for...

State ex rel. White v. Richard  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2696
Docket Number: 2018-1326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction this appeal from a judgment of the court of appeals that dismissed the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Appellant, holding that the notice of appeal was u...

Cirino v. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation  
Date: July 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2665
Docket Number: 2017-0179

Justia Opinion Summary: This suit fell within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, rather than the court of common pleas, because Plaintiff sought legal relief rather than equitable relief. This suit challenged the legality of fe...

State ex rel. Arnold v. Gallagher  
Date: July 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2628
Docket Number: 2017-0830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s request for writs of mandamus and/or procedendo against Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Hollie L. Gallagher and Cuyahoga Cou...

State ex rel. Fuller v. Eppinger  
Date: July 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2629
Docket Number: 2017-1386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ dismissal of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus that he filed against LaShann Eppinger, warden of the Grafton Correctional Institution, where Appellant was i...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mickens
Date: July 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2630
Docket Number: 2017-1726
Akron Bar Assn. v. Tucker
Date: July 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2631
Docket Number: 2017-1739
Disciplinary Counsel v. Land
Date: July 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2608
Docket Number: 2013-0940
In re Resignation of Crosser
Date: July 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2611
Docket Number: 2018-0784
Harris Design Services v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.  
Date: June 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2395
Docket Number: 2017-0436

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a utility company provided its customer adequate notice that natural-gas service to the customer’s property had been disconnected by hanging two notices on the front door of the property. The custom...

State ex rel. Smith v. Schweitzer  
Date: June 28, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2396
Docket Numbers: 2017-1331, 2017-1331

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ dismissal of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed against the warden of the correctional facility where Appellant was incarcerated. Appellant claimed th...

Julia Realty, Ltd. v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: June 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2415
Docket Number: 2016-0541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) acted reasonably and lawfully in applying collateral estoppel to Appellant’s continuing complaint for tax years 2013 and 2014. Appellant, the owner of the real property at issue in this ca...

Thomasson v. Thomasson  
Date: June 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2417
Docket Number: 2016-1629

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that an order appointing a guardian ad litem (GAL) for an adult is not a final, appealable order under Ohio Rev. Code 2505.02(B) and vacated the...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Jacob
Date: June 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2467
Docket Number: 2016-1488
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schuman
Date: June 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2469
Docket Number: 2016-1834
Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: June 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2468
Docket Number: 2017-0487
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Horton
Date: June 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2390
Docket Number: 2017-1416
Disciplinary Counsel v. McDaniel
Date: June 22, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2407
Docket Number: 2018-0687
Fairfield Township Board of Trustees v. Testa  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2381
Docket Number: 2016-0995

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals affirming the decision of the tax commissioner finding that Ohio Rev. Code 5709.911 subordinated a property’s original tax increment financing (TIF) exe...

State ex rel. Johnson v. Kral  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2382
Docket Number: 2017-0969

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing, sua sponte, Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus filed against George Kral, Chief of Police of the Toledo police department. In his com...

Toledo v. State  
Date: June 20, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2358
Docket Number: 2017-0327

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the trial court had authority to enjoin the state from enforcing new statutes as punishment for contempt of court. The court of common pleas found the state to be in contempt of a court order that p...

In re Plesich
Date: June 15, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2306
Docket Number: 2018-0821
State v. Jackson  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2169
Docket Number: 2017-0145

Justia Opinion Summary: A social worker’s statutory duty to cooperate and share information with law enforcement regarding a child abuse investigation does not render the social worker an agent of law enforcement for purposes of the Fifth and S...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Gay
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2170
Docket Number: 2017-1413
State ex rel. Doe v. Gallia County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2168
Docket Number: 2017-1673

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ to Relator, who filed a complaint for a writ of mandamus to compel the common pleas court to enforce its 2013 order sealing the record in a criminal case against Relator and to rule on hi...

In re Polizzi
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2181
Docket Number: 2018-0777
State ex rel. Daily Services, LLC v. Morrison  
Date: June 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2151
Docket Number: 2017-0251

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a writ of mandamus that ordered the administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (Bureau) to vacate the order of the administrator’s design...

State ex rel. Penske Truck Leasing Co. v. Industrial Commission  
Date: June 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2153
Docket Number: 2017-0636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to vacate its order allocating the cost of a permanent-total-disability award between two dif...

State v. Bowshier
Date: June 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2150
Docket Number: 2017-0936
Johnson v. Sloan  
Date: June 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2120
Docket Numbers: 2016-1284, 2017-0272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the two courts of appeals dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and Appellant’s petition for writs of prohibition and mandamus. Appellant was convicted i...

State ex rel. Belle Tire Distributors, Inc. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: June 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2122
Docket Number: 2016-1839

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a motion to dismiss Appellant’s complaint for a writ of mandamus challenging the Industrial Commission’s determination that it had continuing juris...

Pelletier v. City of Campbell  
Date: June 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2121
Docket Number: 2017-0088

Justia Opinion Summary: The unambiguous language of Ohio Rev. Code 2744.02(B)(3), which provides that a political subdivision may be held liable for the negligent failure to keep public roads in repair and the negligent failure to remove obstru...

State ex rel. Oliver v. Turner  
Date: June 1, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2102
Docket Number: 2018-0132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the writ of habeas corpus sought by Tyrone Oliver and commanded Oliver’s immediate release from incarceration. In 1993, Oliver was sentenced to an indeterminate prison sentence of eight to twe...

Hilliard City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2046
Docket Number: 2015-1861

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) valuing Appellant’s property in accordance with a sale price and determining that Appellant’s appraisal evidence did not negate the presumption th...

Lafarge North America, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2047
Docket Number: 2016-1074

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the Ohio use tax applied to Lafarge North America, Inc.’s purchases of fuel and repair parts for equipment used to break up and transport solidified slag, a by-product from molten ore during steelmak...

Novita Industries, LLC v. Lorain County Board of Revision  
Date: May 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2023
Docket Number: 2015-2073

Justia Opinion Summary: The Lorain County Board of Revision (BOR) had continuing-complaint jurisdiction to determine the value of a property for tax years 2012, 2013, and 2014 and therefore, the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) erred in refusing to e...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lewis
Date: May 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2024
Docket Number: 2017-1419
Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas
Date: May 30, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2059
Docket Number: 2018-0553
State v. Gordon  
Date: May 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1975
Docket Number: 2017-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a trial court must inform an offender at the time of sentencing that the commission of a felony during a period of post-release control permits a trial court to impose a new prison term for the viola...

Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. v. Washington County Board of Revision  
Date: May 22, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1974
Docket Number: 2015-2109

Justia Opinion Summary: In this real-property-valuation case, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) finding that the appraisal report presented by the Washington County Board of Revision and Washington County...

State v. Myers  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1903
Docket Number: 2014-1862

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of aggravated murder with a death specification, felony-murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and other crimes and the trial court’s imposition of...

Navistar, Inc. v. Testa  
Date: May 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1895
Docket Number: 2015-2055

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) following the Court’s remand in Navistar I, holding that the BTA acted reasonably and lawfully in upholding the tax commissioner’s reduction of Na...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn
Date: May 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1904
Docket Number: 2017-0799
In re Mitchell
Date: May 15, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1896
Docket Number: 2018-0639
Disciplinary Counsel v. Brown
Date: May 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1856
Docket Number: 2017-1232
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bennett
Date: May 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1857
Docket Number: 2018-0527
State ex rel. Gadell-Newton v. Husted  
Date: May 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1854
Docket Number: 2018-0563

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the complaint filed by Relator seeking a writ of mandamus to compel Respondents, the Ohio Secretary of State, the Franklin County Board of Elections, and the Cuyahoga...

State v. Upkins
Date: May 10, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1812
Docket Number: 2016-1742
In re Adoption of M.G.B.-E.  
Date: May 9, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1787
Docket Number: 2017-0039

Justia Opinion Summary: In adoption proceedings, a probate court must consider the existence of pending parenting matters when determining whether an exception to the requirement of parental consent to adoption applies. Stepfather filed petiti...

Elliott-Thomas v. Smith  
Date: May 8, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1783
Docket Number: 2017-0693

Justia Opinion Summary: The tort of intentional interference with or destruction of evidence does not include claims alleging interference with or concealment of evidence that disrupt a plaintiff’s underlying case. Appellee filed an action aga...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Brazil
Date: May 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1734
Docket Number: 2018-0453
Giancola v. Azem  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1694
Docket Number: 2016-1584

Justia Opinion Summary: The law of the case from the first appeal in this case was not relevant in the second appeal because, on remand from the first appeal, the trial court had relied on new evidence to decide that Nicholas Giancola had signe...

State ex rel. Witt v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: May 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1693
Docket Number: 2017-0430

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying the writ of mandamus sought by Appellant seeking to compel the Industrial Commission to vacate its order retroactively adjusting Appellant’s benefit...

State ex rel. Emhoff v. Medina County Board of Elections  
Date: April 27, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1660
Docket Numbers: 2018-0436, 2018-0437

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary of State Jon Hosted did not abuse his discretion when he determined that Heidi R. Carroll had the requisite seventy-two months of legal-practice experience to qualify for a seat on the common-pleas-court be...

Arbors East RE, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1611
Docket Number: 2015-1410

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this valuation case was the 2011 value, with carryover to 2012 and 2013, of a nursing home that was purchased by its former lessee in April 2011 and to what extent the sale price ought to have been allocated...

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon of Ohio, Inc. v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1612
Docket Number: 2016-0145

Justia Opinion Summary: In this real property valuation case involving tax year 2012, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) adopting the Franklin County Board of Revision’s (BOR) rejection of the sale price o...

State ex rel. Garrett v. Costine  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1613
Docket Number: 2017-0801

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the adoption decree entered in the probate court, holding that the probate judge Mark Costine patently and unambiguously lacked jurisdiction to grant Elizabeth Garrett’s petition to adopt G.G....

Schutz v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: April 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1588
Docket Number: 2015-0288

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the decision of the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) rejecting Appellant’s challenge to the tax-year-2012 valuation of his reside...

Bronx Park South III Lancaster, LLC v. Fairfield County Board of Revision  
Date: April 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1589
Docket Number: 2016-1468

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge to the real property valuation of a Walgreens drugstore in Lancaster for tax year 2014 the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) disregarding the property owners’ appraisa...

Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities v. Portage County. Educators' Association for Developmental Disabilities  
Date: April 25, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1590
Docket Number: 2017-0696

Justia Opinion Summary: When reviewing a decision of a common pleas court confirming, modifying, vacating, or correcting an arbitration award, an appellate court should accept finding of fact that are not clearly erroneous but should decide que...

State v. Wilks  
Date: April 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1562
Docket Number: 2014-1035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions for aggravated murder and two counts of attempted murder and Appellant’s sentence of death, imposed after a jury trial. The Court held (1) the prosecutor had no obligati...

Dana Corp. v. Testa  
Date: April 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1561
Docket Number: 2015-0460

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the tax commissioner’s order of two reductions that decreased Dana Corporation’s amortizable amount against the commercial-activity tax...

State ex rel. Khumprakob v. Mahoning County Board of Elections  
Date: April 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1602
Docket Number: 2018-0404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus requested by Relators seeking to compel Respondents, the Mahoning County Board of Elections and its members (collectively, the Board), to place a proposed amendment to the You...

Pavilonis v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1480
Docket Number: 2015-1386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) reversing the decision of the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) rejecting Plaintiff’s challenge to the Cuyahoga County fiscal officer’s valu...

Bureau of Workers' Compensation v. Verlinger  
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1481
Docket Number: 2017-0102

Justia Opinion Summary: The definition of “claimant” for purposes of Ohio Rev. Code 4123.931(G) is any party who is eligible to receive compensation, medical benefits, or death benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Further, a...

In re Resignation of Joltin
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1483
Docket Number: 2018-0056
In re Resignation of Ore
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1484
Docket Number: 2018-0407
State v. Mason  
Date: April 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1462
Docket Number: 2017-0200

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Ohio’s death-penalty scheme does not violate the right to a trial by jury as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Appellant was sentenced to death. The court o...

State ex rel. Cowan v. Gallagher  
Date: April 18, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1463
Docket Numbers: 2017-0220, 2017-0387

Justia Opinion Summary: In these two consolidated appeals, the Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the court of appeals denying Appellant’s complaints for a writ of mandamus against Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Shannon M. Gal...

Glyptis v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: April 17, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1437
Docket Number: 2015-2014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) finding that the “casualty-loss exception” to the general rule prohibiting successive valuation complaints within the same triennium applied in th...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Moore
Date: April 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1434
Docket Number: 2018-0402
Disciplinary Counsel v. Potts
Date: April 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1435
Docket Number: 2018-0422
State ex rel. Schuck v. Columbus  
Date: April 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1428
Docket Number: 2018-0427

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relator’s motion for leave to amend his complaint and denied the writ of mandamus he sought to compel Respondents, the City of Columbus and the Franklin County Board of Elections, to remove a pro...

State ex rel. Beard v. Hardin  
Date: April 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1286
Docket Number: 2018-0335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied writs of mandamus sought by Relators to compel respondent members of the Columbus City Council to approve an ordinance placing a proposed city-charter amendment on the May 8, 2018 ballot and to c...

State ex rel. Heavey v. Husted  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1152
Docket Number: 2018-0313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus requested by Jonathan Heavey and Adam Hudak certifying their names to the May 8, 2018 ballot as candidates for the Democratic Party’s nominees for governor and lieutenant gov...

State ex rel. Stevens v. Fairfield County Board of Elections  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1151
Docket Number: 2018-0360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the writ of mandamus requested by Jason Stevens to compel the Fairfield County Board of Elections to issue a certificate of nomination to certify Stevens’s name for placement on the May 8, 2018...

State ex rel. Quinn v. Delaware County Board of Elections  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-966
Docket Number: 2018-0115

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the writ of mandamus sought by Relator to compel Respondent, the Delaware County Board of Elections, to place a referendum on the May 8, 2018 ballot. Relator submitted a petition for a referend...

State ex rel. Quillen v. Wainwright  
Date: March 14, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-922
Docket Number: 2017-0286

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals’ dismissal of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus because his claims were not cognizable in habeas corpus. Appellant pleaded guilty to three counts of rape. T...

South-Western City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: March 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-918
Docket Number: 2015-1358

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) erred in adopting the Franklin County Board of Revision’s (BOR) determination of value of Appellee’s property for tax year 2011. For tax year 2011, the Franklin County auditor valued the...

South-Western City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: March 13, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-919
Docket Number: 2015-1486

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) vacating the decision of the Franklin County Board of Revision (BOR), which partially reduced the value of certain property for tax year 2012. The...

State v. Paige  
Date: March 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-813
Docket Number: 2016-1848

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the trial court erred in imposing a sentence, which included both a prison term and community control sanctions at the same time, where the community control sanctions continued after the completion...

State v. Noling  
Date: March 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-795
Docket Number: 2014-1377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court related to Appellant’s second application for postconviction DNA testing under Ohio Rev. Code 2953.71 through 2953.81, holding that...

In re Resignation of Elsass
Date: March 5, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-783
Docket Number: 2018-0266
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. DiMartino
Date: February 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-653
Docket Number: 2017-0803
In re Resignation of Green
Date: February 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-654
Docket Number: 2017-1826
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hull
Date: February 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-657
Docket Number: 2018-0158
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Austin
Date: February 23, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-656
Docket Number: 2018-0159
Disciplinary Counsel v. Noel
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-649
Docket Number: 2009-2301
Disciplinary Counsel v. Noel
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-651
Docket Number: 2012-0656
Disciplinary Counsel v. Cohen
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-650
Docket Number: 2014-1740
Koprivec v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County  
Date: February 7, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-465
Docket Number: 2016-0704

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between Appellant, a nonprofit organization, and Appellees, three landowners, over a abandoned rail corridor, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals....

Preterm-Cleveland, Inc. v. Kasich  
Date: February 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-441
Docket Number: 2016-1252

Justia Opinion Summary: Preterm, a state licensed ambulatory surgical facility that provides abortion services, sued asserting that provisions of H.B. 59 (R.C. 3702.30, 3702.302-3702.308, 3727.60; 2317.56, 2919.19-2919.193, 4731.22, 5101.80, 51...

Capital Care Network of Toledo v. Ohio Department of Health  
Date: February 6, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-440
Docket Number: 2016-1348

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 1996, Ohio Department of Health regulations have required ambulatory surgical facilities to have a written transfer agreement with a hospital to facilitate treatment in the event of an emergency beyond the capabili...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Peck
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-406
Docket Number: 2016-1490
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Butscher
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-407
Docket Number: 2017-0677
In re Resignation of Brown
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-409
Docket Number: 2017-1669
In re Resignation of Moore
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-411
Docket Number: 2017-1820
Disciplinary Counsel v. McDaniel
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-412
Docket Number: 2018-0041
In re Manore
Date: February 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-413
Docket Number: 2018-0152
Disciplinary Counsel v. Ore
Date: February 1, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-408
Docket Number: 2018-0129
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone
Date: January 26, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-302
Docket Number: 2014-1389
MDM Holdings, Inc. v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-541
Docket Number: 2015-1065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) concluding that Taxpayer’s challenge to the taxable value assigned to its property for tax year 2012 was barred because taxpayer waited too long t...

Turner v. Hooks  
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-556
Docket Number: 2016-0788

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals granting a writ of habeas corpus to Appellee and ordering his immediate discharge from the Ross Correctional Institution. In his petition, Appellee, who was...

State ex rel. Food & Water Watch v. State  
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-555
Docket Number: 2016-1015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals granting summary judgment to the chief of the oil-and-gas resources-management division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the director of...

State ex rel. Robinson v. Adult Parole Authority  
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-558
Docket Number: 2016-1181

Justia Opinion Summary: Here, the Supreme Court withdrew its prior opinion affirming the judgment of the court of appeals, which referred this case to a magistrate, who then purported to dismiss the petition sua sponte. Upon further considerati...

Schwartz v. Honeywell International, Inc.  
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-474
Docket Number: 2016-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: To recover on a claim for asbestos-related injuries, the “cumulative-exposure theory,” which postulates that every non-minimal exposure to asbestos is a substantial factor in causing mesothelioma, is in consent with the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Maciak
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-544
Docket Number: 2017-0492
Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmonds
Date: January 24, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-235
Docket Number: 2017-1823
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Mamone and Zoller
Date: January 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-188
Docket Number: 2014-1389
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Wiest
Date: January 19, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-187
Docket Number: 2016-0263
In re Review of Alternative Energy Rider Contained in Tariffs of Ohio Edison Co.  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-229
Docket Number: 2013-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in remanded in part the order of the Public Utilities Commission ordering First Energy companies (collectively, FirstEnergy) to refund more than $43 million to ratepayers a...

State v. Beasley  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-493
Docket Number: 2014-0313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder. The court affirmed the trial court’s imposition of three sentences of death but vacated Defendan...

Life Path Partners, Ltd. v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-230
Docket Number: 2015-0759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the decision of the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision (BOR) dismissing the complaint filed by Life Path Partners, Ltd. seeking to challe...

State v. Zimmerman
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-249
Docket Number: 2016-0789
State v. Banks-Harvey  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-201
Docket Number: 2016-0930

Justia Opinion Summary: A law enforcement agency’s policy that an arrestee’s personal effects must accompany the arrestee to jail, on its own, cannot justify the warrantless retrieval of an arrestee’s personal effects from a location that is pr...

State ex rel. Kerns v. Simmers  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-256
Docket Number: 2016-1011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of mandamus filed by a group of landowners (“Landowners”) seeking an order compelling the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas Resources Managemen...

State v. Terrell
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-258
Docket Number: 2016-1100
O'Hamill v. CareSource Mgt. Group
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-333
Docket Number: 2016-1236
LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank & London Insurance Agency  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-334
Docket Number: 2016-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: The delayed damage rule, which modifies the general rule for when a cause of action accrues, did not apply to this cause of action alleging negligence related to the procuring of a professional-liability insurance policy...

State v. Gordon  
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-259
Docket Number: 2016-1462

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing Defendant’s convictions and ordering a new trial, holding that the trial court did not commit plain error in joining for trial two indictments cha...

In re B.O.
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-332
Docket Number: 2017-0191
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley
Date: January 16, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-231
Docket Number: 2017-0798
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Verkhlin
Date: January 11, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-79
Docket Number: 2017-1756
Lucarell v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-15
Docket Number: 2016-0585

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case alleging breach of contract, fraud, retaliation, constructive discharge, and invasion of privacy, the Supreme Court held (1) in Ohio, punitive damages may not be awarded for a breach of contract; (2) a party...

State v. Beasley  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-16
Docket Number: 2016-1020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals, which concluded that Defendant forfeited her right to challenge the trial court’s policy of refusing to accept no-contest pleas. The court of appeals ruled...

In re D.H.  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-17
Docket Numbers: 2016-1195, 2016-1197

Justia Opinion Summary: A juvenile who is bound over to adult court must wait to appeal until the end of the adult-court proceedings. D.H. was a juvenile at the time he was charged with robbery. The juvenile court determined that D.H. was not...

State v. Pountney  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-22
Docket Number: 2016-1255

Justia Opinion Summary: Pountney was indicted for theft, identity fraud, and two counts of drug possession—one involving fentanyl and one involving acetaminophen with codeine. Pountney stipulated to the charges of theft, identity fraud, and pos...

Cyran v. Cyran  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-24
Docket Number: 2016-1737

Justia Opinion Summary: Rebecca and Curtis divorced. A shared-parenting decree was put into effect for their sons. In June 2015, Rebecca sought a domestic-violence civil protection order against Curtis, R.C. 3113.31, stating that she was approa...

In re R.K.  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-23
Docket Number: 2017-0433

Justia Opinion Summary: In this termination of parental rights case, the actions of the juvenile court in allowing the attorney for Mother to withdraw from the case at a permanent custody hearing and proceeding with the hearing without Mother p...

Disciplinary Counsel v. DeMasi
Date: January 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-7
Docket Number: 2016-0994
Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Co.  
Date: January 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-8
Docket Number: 2016-1281

Justia Opinion Summary: The 74-acre Washington County parcel, near the Ohio River, is subject to a 1980 oil and gas lease between the then-owners and Collins-McGregor, to permit “mining and operating for oil and gas and laying pipe lines, and b...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Nyce
Date: January 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-9
Docket Number: 2017-1078
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Atway
Date: January 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-10
Docket Number: 2017-1082
In re Application of Winwood
Date: January 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-11
Docket Number: 2017-1114
In re Application of Winwood
Date: January 3, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-12
Docket Number: 2017-1137
North Canton City School District Board of Education v. Stark County Board of Revision  
Date: January 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-1
Docket Number: 2015-0349

Justia Opinion Summary: The 36-unit North Canton apartment complex went into foreclosure.The lender obtained a judgment of $1,700,000. There were no bids at a sheriff’s sale with a minimum bid of $1,400,000. The receiver marketed the property...

Notestine Manor, Inc. v. Logan County Board of Revision  
Date: January 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-2
Docket Number: 2015-0791

Justia Opinion Summary: Notestine, a nonprofit corporation with 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) status as a charitable institution, owns the 11-unit residential rental property developed as low-income housing under 12 U.S.C. 1701q. Construction costs were...

Sunesis Construction Co. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: January 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-3
Docket Number: 2015-1773

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Roark, a Sunesis laborer, was working alone at the bottom of a trench, when the trench collapsed, killing him. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation awarded Roark’s dependent children benefits. The dependents soug...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Cochran
Date: January 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-4
Docket Number: 2017-1080
Disciplinary Counsel v. Goebl
Date: January 2, 2018
Citation: 2018-Ohio-5
Docket Number: 2017-1083
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