Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2020

In re Estate of Shaffer  
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6973
Docket Number: 2019-0364

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Ohio Rev. Code 2107.15 does not apply to essential witnesses to a remediated will, holding that the voiding provision of section 210...

State v. Gideon  
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6961
Docket Number: 2019-1104

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals' decision reversing Defendant-doctor's convictions on the ground that the trial court should have granted Defendant's motion to suppress incriminating answers he gave durin...

State v. Serna
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6930
Docket Number: 2019-1594
Scott v. Durrani
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6932
Docket Number: 2020-0206
State v. Ramsay
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6931
Docket Number: 2020-0620
Carr v. Durrani
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6943
Docket Number: 2020-1063
Schuster v. Durrani
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6944
Docket Number: 2020-1064
Deck v. Durrani
Date: December 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6945
Docket Number: 2020-1065
State v. Anderson
Date: December 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6910
Docket Number: 2019-1411
State v. Adams
Date: December 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6911
Docket Number: 2019-1646
Miller v. Mellott
Date: December 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6763
Docket Number: 2019-1515
In re P.B.
Date: December 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6721
Docket Number: 2019-1714
McClellan v. McGary
Date: December 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6762
Docket Number: 2020-0589
Cain v. Horn
Date: December 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6761
Docket Number: 2020-0761
Columbus Bar Assn. v. McNeal
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6837
Docket Number: 2017-0491
State v. Pendleton  
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6833
Docket Number: 2018-1348

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal concerning two prison sentences that Defendant received related to 133.62 grams of powder containing detectable amounts of heroin and fentanyl the Supreme Court held that the sentence violated the double j...

State v. Weber  
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6832
Docket Number: 2019-0544

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution does not include the right to carry a firearm while intoxicated, and therefore, Ohio Rev. Code 2923.15 is no...

State v. Frierson
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6749
Docket Number: 2019-0899
State v. Lingle  
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6788
Docket Numbers: 2019-1247, 2019-1309

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court clarified what a sex offender whose offenses were committed in another state must prove pursuant to former Ohio Rev. Code 2950.09(F)(2) in order to successfully have the automatic sexual-p...

State v. Clipps
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6748
Docket Number: 2019-1429
Wilson v. Durrani  
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6827
Docket Number: 2019-1560

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a plaintiff may not take advantage of Ohio's saving statute to refile a medical claim after the applicable one-year statute of limitations has expired if the four-year statute of repose for me...

State ex rel. Romine v. McIntosh  
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6826
Docket Number: 2020-0369

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus or a writ of prohibition against Judge Stephen McIntosh of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas...

In re Reed
Date: December 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6841
Docket Number: 2020-1538
State v. Taylor  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6786
Docket Numbers: 2018-1243, 2018-1315

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that, pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code 2941.51(D), a trial court in a criminal case may assess court-appointed counsel fees against a defendant without making explicit findings on the record to justify t...

Wildcat Drilling, LLC v. Discovery Oil & Gas, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6821
Docket Number: 2019-0222

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the common-law requirements set out in Globe Indemnity Co. v. Schmitt, 53 N.E.2d 790 (Ohio 1944), for determining whether and indemnitee may recover against an indemnitor when the indemnitee h...

Total Quality Logistics, LLC v. JK & R Express, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6816
Docket Number: 2019-0267

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals applying the common-law requirements set out in Globe Indemnity Co. v. Schmitt, 53 N.E.2d 790 (Ohio 1944), without consid...

In re Adoption of Y.E.F.  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6785
Docket Numbers: 2019-0420, 2019-0421

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Ohio Rev. Code 2151.352 is unconstitutionally underinclusive as applied to indigent parents facing the loss of their parental rights in probate court and that indigent parents are entitled to...

State v. Patrick  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6803
Docket Number: 2019-0655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Ohio Rev. Code 2953.08(D)(3) does not preclude an appellate court from reviewing a sentence imposed by a trial court for aggravated murder when a defendant raises a constitutional claim regard...

Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC v. Ohio Valley Coal Co.  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6787
Docket Number: 2019-0838

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between a coal mining company and the owner of a natural gas pipeline over whether the pipeline owner may recover for damage caused to the pipeline as a result of mining the Supreme Court reversed the jud...

City of Cincinnati v. Fourth National Realty, LLC  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6802
Docket Number: 2019-0898

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the failure to serve the Ohio Attorney General a declaratory judgment claim alleging an ordinance is unconstitutional at the inception of the action does not divest the trial court of its subj...

State v. Kinney
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6822
Docket Number: 2019-1103
State v. Turner  
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6773
Docket Number: 2019-1674

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that, based on the plain language of Ohio Rev. Code 4511.33(A)(1), the definitions set forth in Ohio Rev. Code 4511.01 and the statutory scheme as a whole, the single solid white longitudinal line...

Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Moorman
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6823
Docket Number: 2020-0461
In re Resignation of Palombaro
Date: December 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6824
Docket Number: 2020-1472
State v. Carlisle
Date: December 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6750
Docket Number: 2019-1700
State v. Jones  
Date: December 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6729
Docket Number: 2018-0444

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the court of appeals vacating Defendants' sentences for involuntary manslaughter for the death of their adopted daughter, holding that the court of appeals did not have the aut...

Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc. v. Columbus  
Date: December 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6724
Docket Number: 2019-1274

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Appellants - Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc. and Buckeye Firearms Foundation, Inc. - did not have standing to bring an action seeking decl...

State v. Chapman  
Date: December 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6730
Docket Number: 2019-1410

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a condition of community control imposed on Defendant that Defendant "make all reasonable efforts to avoid impregnating a woman" during his sentence was not reasonably related to the goals of...

State v. Fazenbaker  
Date: December 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6731
Docket Number: 2019-1567

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that entering a recreational travel trailer to commit theft does not constitute breaking and entering if the trailer is winterized, covered, and sto...

State v. Simpson  
Date: December 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6719
Docket Number: 2019-1769

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's App.R. 26(B) application for reopening, holding that the court of appeals applied the correct standard when it considered the applicatio...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bachman
Date: December 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6732
Docket Number: 2020-0739
State v. Graham  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6700
Docket Number: 2016-1882

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of aggravated murder and other crimes but vacated his death sentence, holding that the aggravating circumstances that Defendant was found guilty of committing did not ou...

State v. Hackett  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6699
Docket Number: 2019-0601

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions for kidnapping, rape, and murder, holding that when a criminal defendant validly exercises his right to self-representation he can no longer raise claim under the Sixth...

State v. Rue  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6706
Docket Numbers: 2019-0897, 2019-1128

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court terminating Defendant's community control and sentencing him to a two-year term of incarceration, holding that the...

Gerrity v. Chervenak  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6705
Docket Number: 2019-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's decision granting summary judgment for John Chervenak, trustee of the Chervenak Family Trust, and declaring the trust the owner...

In re Disqualification of Lucci
Date: December 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6873
Docket Number: 20-AP-114
Disciplinary Counsel v. Eisler
Date: December 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6703
Docket Number: 2014-0970
In re Estate of Shaffer  
Date: December 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6672
Docket Number: 2019-0364

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Ohio Rev. Code 2107.24 eliminates the requirement of witness competency and that, therefore, the voiding provision of Ohio Rev. Code 2107.15...

State v. Groce  
Date: December 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6671
Docket Number: 2019-0594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's conviction for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2923.32, holding that the State presented suf...

State v. Dent  
Date: December 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6670
Docket Numbers: 2019-0651, 2019-0654

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals the Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the court of appeals, holding that the State presented sufficient evidence to support the convictions of Alvin Dent and William Walker (collective...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Atway
Date: December 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6704
Docket Number: 2019-1741
In re Disqualification of Paris
Date: December 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6875
Docket Number: 20-AP-106
Wooster Floral & Gifts, LLC v. Green Thumb Floral & Garden Center, Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5614
Docket Number: 2019-0322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment concluding that Green Thumb did not violate Ohio's Deceptive Trade Practices Act, holding that Wooster Floral & Gifts,...

Menorah Park Center for Senior Living v. Rolston  
Date: December 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6658
Docket Number: 2019-0939

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving the interplay between the Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act (HIPPA), the subsequent HIPPA Privacy Rule, and Ohio's common-law cause of action for the unauthorized, unprivileged di...

State v. Gideon  
Date: December 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5635
Docket Number: 2019-1104

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that statements made by a medical doctor during a medical board investigation were inadmissible in a subsequent criminal prosecution of that doct...

In re Disqualification of Thomakos
Date: December 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6874
Docket Number: 20-AP-110
Disciplinary Counsel v. Searl
Date: December 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-6656
Docket Number: 2020-1410
In re Disqualification of Fleegle
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5636
Docket Number: 20-AP-099
State ex rel. Summers v. Fox  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5585
Docket Number: 2018-0959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a writ of mandamus sought by Charles Summers to compel the production of public records by Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Fox and Mercer County Sheriff Jef...

State v. Grate  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5584
Docket Number: 2018-0968

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's two aggravated murder convictions and death sentences, holding that no reversible error occurred in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Supreme Court held (1) defense counsel...

State v. Townsend  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5586
Docket Number: 2019-0606

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals vacating certain sexually-violent-predator specifications that had been applied to Defendant's sentence, holding that, as applied, the specifications violat...

In re Disciplinary Counsel v. Faro
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5611
Docket Number: 2020-1316
Disciplinary Counsel v. Atkins
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5612
Docket Number: 2020-1335
Wingo v. Nationwide Energy Partners, LLC  
Date: December 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5583
Docket Number: 2019-0273

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) dismissing a complaint against a company that provided submetering services on the grounds that it did not have jurisdiction over...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas
Date: December 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5582
Docket Number: 2020-0467
State ex rel. Omni Energy Group, LLC v. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management  
Date: December 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5581
Docket Number: 2020-0528

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus sought by Omni Energy Group, LLC as to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management chief Eric Vendel ordering him to rule upon the v...

Evans v. Akron General Medical Center  
Date: December 8, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5535
Docket Number: 2019-0284

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered questions certified by the court of appeals in the negative and affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Akron General Medical Cent...

State ex rel. Williams-Byers v. City of South Euclid  
Date: December 8, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5534
Docket Number: 2019-0864

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of mandamus filed by the South Euclid Municipal Court asking the Supreme Court to compel the City of South Euclid to comply with a funding order issued by the municipal co...

In re M.H.  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5485
Docket Number: 2019-0621

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that a child-abuse investigator employed by a county children-services agency need not give the warnings required by Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S....

Reister v. Gardner  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5484
Docket Number: 2019-1815

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving the proper scope of the litigation privilege in Ohio the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court granting judgment on the pleadings con...

State ex rel. Delta Lookout, LLC v. City of Cincinnati  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5486
Docket Number: 2020-0205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's request for a writ of mandamus ordering the City of Cincinnati to repair and maintain two streets located within the City's boundaries,...

State ex rel. Fiser v. Kolesar  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5483
Docket Number: 2020-0320

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original action involving a dispute between two judges who sit on the Sandusky County Court the Supreme Court granted a peremptory writ of prohibition that vacated Judge John Kolesar's judgment entry vacating Jud...

State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, LLC v. Mertz  
Date: December 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5482
Docket Number: 2019-0493

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting summary judgment for the State and denying Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus to compel the State to initiate property-appropriation proce...

In re R.B.  
Date: December 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5476
Docket Number: 2019-1325

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the juvenile court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate R.B. delinquent, holding that the timing requirements of Ohio Rev. Code 2152.84 are not...

West v. Bode  
Date: December 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5473
Docket Number: 2019-1494

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that there is no irreconcilable conflict between the general provisions of the Ohio Marketable Title Act, Ohio Rev. Code 5301.47 et seq., as applied to severed mineral interests, and the Ohio Dorma...

Steele v. Harris  
Date: December 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5480
Docket Number: 2020-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant failed to state a claim cognizable in habeas corpus. Appellant, an inmate...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Sarver
Date: December 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5478
Docket Number: 2020-0229
In re Determination of Existence of Significantly Excessive Earnings for 2017 Under the Electric Security Plan of Ohio Edison Co.  
Date: December 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5450
Docket Number: 2019-0961

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the orders of the Public Utilities Commission finding that intervening appellee Ohio Edison Company's 2017 earnings were not significantly excessive, holding that the Commission's decision to e...

State ex rel. Thomas v. McGinty  
Date: December 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5452
Docket Number: 2019-1803

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting the motion filed by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge William T. McGinty to dismiss Appellants' action seeking a writ of prohibition to p...

State ex rel. Ware v. Giavasis  
Date: December 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5453
Docket Number: 2020-0043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Kimani Ware's request for a writ of mandamus to compel the production of records in response to his eight public-records requests, denied Ware's request for an in camera inspection of the records...

State ex rel. Manor Care, Inc. v. Bureau of Workers' Compensation  
Date: November 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5373
Docket Number: 2019-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying the request brought by Manor Care, Inc., a self-insured employer, for a writ of mandamus ordering the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to reimburse i...

State ex rel. Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Ass'n v. Warren  
Date: November 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5372
Docket Number: 2019-1766

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals granting the motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by the City of Warren on this complaint asserting that state civil service statutes prohibit abolish...

State v. Long  
Date: November 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5363
Docket Number: 2019-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's convictions in a second appeal, holding that Defendant's right to a speedy trial was violated after his case was remanded to the trial...

Welsh-Huggins v. Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office  
Date: November 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5371
Docket Number: 2019-1481

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the court of claims ordering, subject to certain redactions, the public release of a video from an exterior courthouse security ca...

In re Resignation of Adams
Date: November 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5346
Docket Number: 2020-1289
In re Resignation of Burton
Date: November 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5347
Docket Number: 2020-1342
In re Disqualification of Piper
Date: November 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5362
Docket Number: 20-AP-100
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Downing
Date: November 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5297
Docket Number: 2020-1281
Centerville v. Knab  
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5219
Docket Number: 2019-0873

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's judgment ordering Michael Knab to make restitution to the City of Centerville, holding that a municipality is not a victim and h...

Coder v. Ohio Edison Co.  
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5220
Docket Number: 2019-0951

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a common pleas court has subject-matter jurisdiction to determine whether an easement granting a public utility the right to trim, cut and remove trees, limbs, underbrush or other obstructions...

Surburban Natural Gas Co. v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.  
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5221
Docket Number: 2019-1765

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Public Utilities Commission finding that Suburban Natural Gas Company failed to prove the allegation in its complaint that Columbia Gas Company of Ohio, Inc. had improperly...

State ex rel. Bandy v. Gilson  
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5222
Docket Number: 2020-0458

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus, holding that the court of appeals did not err. Appellant, an inmate, was serving a sentence of fift...

In re Disqualification of Rosebrook
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5360
Docket Number: 20-AP-092
In re Disqualification of Singer
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5312
Docket Number: 20-AP-096
State v. Bowers  
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5167
Docket Number: 2019-1282

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's sentence of twenty-five years to life in prison for rape based on the trial court's finding that Defendant had compelled the victim to...

A.J.R. v. Lute  
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5168
Docket Number: 2019-1355

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the opinion of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of a teacher and school officials on Plaintiffs' complaint alleging that Defendants w...

State v. Reed
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5172
Docket Number: 2019-1510
State v. Kemp
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5173
Docket Number: 2020-0020
State v. Loyed
Date: November 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5174
Docket Number: 2020-0204
Athens v. McClain  
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5146
Docket Numbers: 2019-0693, 2019-0696

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the portion of the court of appeals' judgment upholding the General Assembly's enactment of laws that centralize the collection and administration of net-profits taxes but reversed the portion...

State ex rel. Cable News Network, Inc. v. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools  
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5149
Docket Number: 2019-1433

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals finding that Ohio Rev. Code 3319.321(B), a provision of the Ohio Student Privacy Act (OSPA), prohibits disclosure of records pertaining to a deceased former...

State ex rel. Burfitt v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5147
Docket Number: 2020-0136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relator, an inmate at the Toledo Correction Institution, ordering the production of shift rosters that show the duty assignments of correctional officers within the...

State ex rel. Ware v. DeWine  
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5148
Docket Number: 2020-0168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's request for a writ of mandamus against Governor Mike DeWine, holding that Appellant failed to establish by clear and convincing evidence...

State v. Winslow
Date: November 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5129
Docket Number: 2019-0909
Binder v. Cuyahoga County  
Date: November 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5126
Docket Number: 2019-1232

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's class certification order and vacated the class certification order, holding that Ohio Rev. Code 124.34 does not authorize civil...

State v. Parr
Date: November 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5130
Docket Numbers: 2019-1428, 2019-1597
In re Disqualification of Pratt
Date: November 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5327
Docket Number: 20-AP-088
In re A.M.  
Date: November 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5102
Docket Number: 2019-0923

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the court of common pleas, juvenile division, which granted permanent custody of A.M. to the Hamilton County Department of Job and...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene  
Date: November 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5100
Docket Number: 2019-1183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part Jerone McDougald's writ of mandamus to compel Larry Greene to provide documents in response to McDougald's public-records request, holding that McDougald was entitled...

Sutton Bank v. Progressive Polymers, LLC  
Date: November 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5101
Docket Number: 2019-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that a cognovit promissory note signed by debtors was defective, holding that the contract, viewed as a whole, put the debtors on notice of the r...

In re Resignation of Sparks
Date: October 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5098
Docket Number: 2020-1185
In re Resignation of Berling
Date: October 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5060
Docket Number: 2020-1027
Sherman v. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System  
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4960
Docket Number: 2019-0373

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving a subsidy to offset part of the cost of health insurance that Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) provides to retirees receiving an OPERS pension the Supreme Court affirmed the decision...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Riddle
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4961
Docket Number: 2020-0744
State v. Castner  
Date: October 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4950
Docket Number: 2019-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's sentence for violating the conditions of his community control, holding that the trial court was within its authority to impose Defend...

State ex rel. Olmstead v. Forsthoefel  
Date: October 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4951
Docket Number: 2020-0646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against Ashland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ronald Forsthoefel, holding that the court of appe...

State v. Price  
Date: October 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4926
Docket Numbers: 2019-0729, 2019-0822

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions for corrupting another with drugs and other offenses but remanding the matter to the trial court for resentencing because...

McDougald v. Kuhn  
Date: October 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4924
Docket Number: 2020-0534

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Fourth District Court of Appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of procedendo against Judge Mark Kuhn of the Scioto County Court of Common Pleas, holding that t...

State ex rel. Crangle v. Summit County Common Pleas Court  
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4871
Docket Number: 2020-0329

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus, holding that the court of appeals correctly dismissed the mandamus petition. Appellant pleaded guil...

Jones v. Wainwright  
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4870
Docket Number: 2020-0452

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 Appellant's claim was barred by res...

In re Disqualification of Gaul
Date: October 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-5313
Docket Number: 20-AP-067
State ex rel. New Wen, Inc. v. Marchbanks  
Date: October 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4865
Docket Number: 2017-0813

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relator's application for an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs in this mandamus action, holding that attorney fees were not available. The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus to c...

State ex rel. Neal v. Mandros  
Date: October 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4866
Docket Number: 2020-0322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals sua sponte dismissing Appellant's complaint seeking a writ of mandamus to compel Lucas County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dean Mandros to grant him judicial...

State ex rel. Newsome v. Hack  
Date: October 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4812
Docket Number: 2019-0457

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated its earlier judgment granting Relator a writ of mandamus and entered a judgment denying the writ, holding that because a transcript could not be located, the earlier judgment cannot be executed....

State v. Pettus  
Date: October 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4836
Docket Numbers: 2019-0914, 2019-1027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals in this criminal case, holding that Ohio Rev. Code 2913.61(C)(1) unambiguously allows for the aggregation of multiple theft offenses involving one victim in...

In re Robinson
Date: October 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4868
Docket Number: 2020-1230
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bucio
Date: October 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4841
Docket Number: 2017-0800
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck
Date: October 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4837
Docket Number: 2020-0163
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Baasten
Date: October 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4838
Docket Number: 2020-0164
In re Resignation of Moore
Date: October 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4840
Docket Number: 2020-1119
In re Resignation of Braun
Date: October 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4839
Docket Number: 2020-1143
State ex rel. Meyer v. Warren County Board of Elections  
Date: October 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4863
Docket Number: 2020-1149

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition sought by Relator to bar the Warren County Board of Elections from placing certain tax-reduction measures on the November 2020 ballot, holding that the Board did not abuse...

Bruns v. Green  
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4787
Docket Number: 2019-1028

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a trial court need not find a change in circumstances in order to designate a parent the residential parent and legal custodian of a minor child after terminating a shared parenting plan and d...

State v. Dowdy
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4789
Docket Number: 2019-1430
State ex rel. Russell v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4788
Docket Number: 2020-0386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to compel the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) to conduct a hearing con...

State v. Henderson  
Date: October 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4784
Docket Number: 2019-0182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this matter to the trial court to vacate the trial court's decision granting the State's motion to correct Defendant's unlawful sentence eighteen years after the sentence was entered, holding t...

McKinney v. Haviland  
Date: October 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4785
Docket Number: 2020-0286

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus for failure to state a claim, holding that the court of appeals did not err. Appellant, an inma...

In re Disqualification of Jamison
Date: October 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4952
Docket Number: 20-AP-080
State ex rel. Martre v. Reed  
Date: October 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4777
Docket Number: 2020-0225

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus against Allen County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Reed, holding that the court of appeals pro...

Toledo Bar Assn. v. Yoder
Date: October 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4775
Docket Number: 2020-0228
In re Hoover
Date: October 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4774
Docket Number: 2020-1184
Stiner v. Amazon.com, Inc.  
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4632
Docket Number: 2019-0488

Justia Opinion Summary: In this products-liability action, the Supreme Court held that the trial court did not err in granting summary judgment to Amazon.com, Inc., holding that, under the facts of this case, Amazon could not be held liable as...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Spinazze
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4680
Docket Number: 2019-1075
State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4637
Docket Number: 2020-0189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relator's request for a writ of mandamus seeking to compel Respondent to permit him to inspect certain public records, holding that Relator failed to establish by clear and convincing evidence th...

State v. Brown  
Date: September 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4623
Docket Number: 2019-0737

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court dismissing the charges filed against Appellant for failure to pay court-ordered child support based on the Supreme...

State v. Owens  
Date: September 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4616
Docket Number: 2019-0980

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction of felony murder based on felonious assault of a child and reckless homicide as a lesser included offense of aggravated mur...

Defender Security Co. v. McClain  
Date: September 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4594
Docket Number: 2019-0531

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) and the court of appeals affirming the decision of the tax commissioner that gross receipts earned by Defender Security Company between January 20...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Goulding
Date: September 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4588
Docket Number: 2020-0738
Mohamed v. Eckelberry  
Date: September 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4585
Docket Number: 2020-0638

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court adopted the recommendation of the master commissioner and granted Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging the amount of his pretrial bond, holding that the master commissioner proper...

In re Resignation of Ball
Date: September 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4575
Docket Number: 2020-1011
Butler Cty. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Blauvelt
Date: September 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4576
Docket Number: 2020-1125
In re Disqualification of Searcy
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4934
Docket Number: 20-AP-071
State v. Froman  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4523
Docket Number: 2017-0938

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of two counts of aggravated murder and sentence of death, holding that no prejudicial error occurred in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Supreme Court held (1) t...

State ex rel. Citizens for Community Values, Inc. v. DeWine  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4547
Docket Number: 2020-0175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot this original action for writ of mandamus to compel Respondents to disregard Am.Sub.S.D. No. 120 (S.B. 120), holding that Relators no longer have a legally cognizable interest in the o...

Carter v. May  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4522
Docket Number: 2020-0328

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 was correct in determining that Appellant's petition failed t...

In re Searl
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4564
Docket Number: 2020-1141
In re Disqualification of Frost
Date: September 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4932
Docket Number: 20-AP-072
State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, LLC v. Mertz  
Date: September 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4509
Docket Number: 2019-0493

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting summary judgment to the State and denying AWMS Water Solutions, LLC's petition for a writ of mandamus to compel the Ohio Department of Natural Reso...

Dailey v. Wainwright  
Date: September 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4519
Docket Number: 2020-0157

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's habeas corpus petition against the warden of the Marion Correctional Institution (MCI), holding that Appellant's petition was barred...

State ex rel. Herring v. Wainwright  
Date: September 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4521
Docket Number: 2020-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that his claim lacked merit, holding that Appellant was not entitled to immediate...

State v. Smith  
Date: September 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4441
Docket Number: 2018-1831

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction for sexually abusing his granddaughter, holding that acquitted-act evidence was admitted for a proper purpose under Evid.R....

State v. Hartman  
Date: September 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4440
Docket Number: 2019-0184

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's convictions of two counts of rape, holding that the trial court erred by admitting "other acts" evidence that Defendant had sexually a...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Wiggins
Date: September 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4500
Docket Number: 2020-1039
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck
Date: September 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4501
Docket Number: 2020-1041
In re Complaint of Direct Energy Business, LLC v. Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4429
Docket Number: 2019-1058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) determining that Direct Energy Business, LLC had established that Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.'s failure to provide accurate readings of th...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4428
Docket Number: 2019-1659

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Relator's requested writ of mandamus seeking to compel Respondent to produce a document pursuant to a public records request and to pay statutory damages and court costs, holding that Respondent...

Put-in-Bay v. Mathys  
Date: September 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4421
Docket Number: 2019-0324

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Section 858.01 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Put-In-Bay does not impose an unconstitutional tax on motor vehicles. The Village filed separate criminal complaints against Defend...

State ex rel. Omni Manor, Inc. v. Industrial Commission  
Date: September 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4422
Docket Number: 2019-1134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to vacate an award of medical-service reimbursement to Diana Garringer for a right reverse tot...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Grego
Date: September 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4426
Docket Number: 2019-0299
Crown Services, Inc. v. Miami Valley Paper Tube Co.  
Date: September 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4409
Docket Number: 2019-0665

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Plaintiffs' appeal from the trial court's dismissal of Plaintiffs' complaint on the basis that a dismissal without prejudice based on forum non c...

State ex rel. Fraley v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: September 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4410
Docket Number: 2019-0834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus to compel the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and its director (collectively, DRC) to revise their calculation of Charles Fraley's prison sentence, holding th...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn
Date: September 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4407
Docket Number: 2019-1814
Disciplinary Counsel v. Judge
Date: September 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4406
Docket Number: 2020-0007
State ex rel. Merritt v. Industrial Commission  
Date: September 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4379
Docket Number: 2020-0350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeal denying Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus and granted a limited writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to vacate its order denying App...

State ex rel. Syx v. Stow City Council  
Date: September 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4393
Docket Number: 2020-1058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relators ordering the members of the Stow City Council to hold an administrative vote on nine amendments to the Stow City Charter that were proposed by the 2020 Cha...

State ex rel. West v. LaRose
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4380
Docket Number: 2020-1044
State ex rel. Figueroa v. Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4275
Docket Number: 2020-0172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus ordering the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing to convene an informal mediation mee...

State ex rel. Hill v. Navarre  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4274
Docket Number: 2020-0285

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus and declared Appellant to be a vexatious litigator under S.Ct.Prac.R. 4.03(B), holding that the court of...

McDougald v. Greene  
Date: September 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4268
Docket Number: 2019-0677

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's request for a writ of mandamus arguing that he was entitled to unredacted copies of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility's most recent shift-assignment duty rosters, holding that...

State ex rel. Bonnlander v. Hamon  
Date: September 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4269
Docket Number: 2019-1386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to grant Appellant's request for permanent-total-disability (PTD) compensation, holding that t...

State ex rel. Luonuansuu v. King  
Date: September 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4286
Docket Number: 2020-0952

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Relators seeking to compel the placement of four referendum petitions on the November 2020 ballot, holding that Relators failed to present evidence establishing their...

State v. Reed  
Date: September 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4255
Docket Number: 2019-0631

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's judgment denying jail-time credit for the days Defendant was on postconviction house arrest and postconviction electronic monito...

State ex rel. Frenchko v. Trumbull County Board of Elections  
Date: August 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4253
Docket Number: 2020-0955

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of prohibition sought by Relator to prevent the Trumbull County Board of Elections from holding a hearing under Ohio Rev. Code 3501.11(J) and (Q), holding that Relator failed to show tha...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. McNeal
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4210
Docket Number: 2017-0491
Disciplinary Counsel v. Cramer
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4195
Docket Number: 2019-1739
Disciplinary Counsel v. Moorman
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4211
Docket Number: 2020-0935
Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, LLC  
Date: August 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4193
Docket Number: 2018-1431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that when an at-will employee consents, without objection, to the collection of his or her urine sample under the "direct-observation method," the at-will employee has no cause of action for common...

State ex rel. Nauth v. Dirham  
Date: August 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4208
Docket Number: 2020-0179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writs of mandamus sought by Relators, Marie Nauth and the group Concerned Citizens of Medina City (CCMC), seeking an order directing members of the Medina County Board of Elections (collectiv...

State ex rel. Drouhard v. Morrow County Board of Commissioners  
Date: August 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4160
Docket Number: 2019-1043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition to prevent the three members of a board of county commissioners from going forward with a show-cause hearing to consider the removal of a member of the board of trustees of...

Moore v. Mount Carmel Health System  
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4113
Docket Numbers: 2018-1233, 2018-1479

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants, holding that Plaintiff could not rely on t...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Mahin
Date: August 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4098
Docket Number: 2020-0469
State v. Kirkland  
Date: August 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4079
Docket Number: 2018-1265

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court sentencing Defendant to death for the aggravated murders of Casonya C. and Esme K., holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Defend...

State v. Jones  
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4031
Docket Number: 2019-0395

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated this Court's denial of Defendant's motion to supplement and remanded the case to the court of appeals to consider the issue of whether Defendant knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Turner
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4030
Docket Number: 2020-0470
State ex rel. Ware v. Pureval  
Date: August 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4024
Docket Number: 2020-0162

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Plaintiff's complaint for a writ of mandamus for noncompliance with Ohio Rev. Code 2969.25(A), holding that where the court's sole basis for dism...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hawkins
Date: August 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4023
Docket Number: 2020-0468
State v. Blake
Date: August 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3981
Docket Number: 2019-0214
State v. Cantrell
Date: August 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3980
Docket Number: 2020-0002
State ex rel. Bobovnyik v. Mahoning County Board of Elections  
Date: August 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-4003
Docket Number: 2020-0784

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Douglas Bobovnyik to compel the Mahoning County Board of Elections to certify his name to the November 3, 2020 ballot as an independent candidate for the office of...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Reinheimer
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3941
Docket Number: 2019-1742
McDougald v. Bowerman  
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3942
Docket Number: 2019-1779

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus against the warden of the Toledo Correctional Institution, holding that the court of appeals cor...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: August 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3927
Docket Number: 2019-1212

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Jerone McDougald's motion for mediation and his request for a writ of mandamus seeking to compel Sonrisa Sehlmeyer, the administrative assistant to the warden at the Toledo Correctional Instituti...

State v. Dunson
Date: August 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3871
Docket Number: 2017-0186
State v. Holder
Date: August 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3875
Docket Number: 2018-1206
State v. Sibrian
Date: August 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3876
Docket Number: 2019-0697
State v. Hudson  
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3849
Docket Number: 2019-0646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals to the extent that the court remanded this case to the trial court to correct an entry imposing post release control, holding that the sentencing entry did...

Buddenberg v. Weisdack  
Date: July 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3832
Docket Number: 2018-1209

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered questions certified by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division regarding whether a conviction is a condition precedent to civil liability pursuant t...

State ex rel. Hedenberg v. North Central Correctional Complex  
Date: July 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3815
Docket Number: 2018-1117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relator seeking to compel the production of public records, holding that the evidence established that Respondents did not possess documents responsive to Relator's...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: July 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3830
Docket Number: 2019-1612
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Aten
Date: July 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3831
Docket Number: 2019-1630
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Worthington
Date: July 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3812
Docket Number: 2020-0791
State v. Bozso  
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3779
Docket Number: 2018-1007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty pleas, holding that Defendant did not meet his burden of establi...

State v. Young
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3781
Docket Number: 2019-0072
Jones v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation  
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3780
Docket Number: 2019-0390

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing Plaintiff's motion for a new trial, holding that the court of appeals erred when it held that the trial court should have ordered a new trial in t...

State v. Shazier
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3782
Docket Number: 2019-1692
State v. Hundley  
Date: July 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3775
Docket Number: 2018-0901

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions for aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, and aggravated arson and sentence of death on the aggravated murder count, holding that no reversible error o...

State ex rel. Lemaster v. Meigs County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: July 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3776
Docket Number: 2019-1666

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas to enter a final, appealable order of conviction...

State ex rel. Penland v. Dinkelacker  
Date: July 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3774
Docket Number: 2020-0027

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Alex Penland asking the Court to order the trial court judge to issue findings of fact and conclusions of law as to the denial of Penland's two petitions for postco...

State v. Madison  
Date: July 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3735
Docket Number: 2016-1006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part Defendant's convictions of, inter alia, three counts of aggravated murder and sentences of death on each count, holding that the trial court erred in convicting Def...

State v. Lozada
Date: July 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3756
Docket Number: 2019-1250
State v. Smith
Date: July 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3747
Docket Number: 2019-1460
McAdams v. Mercedes-Benz, USA, LLC  
Date: July 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3702
Docket Number: 2018-1667

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Plaintiff had opted out of a class-action settlement that was approved in Seifi v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, holding that McAdams's status as...

State ex rel. Ware v. Giavasis  
Date: July 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3700
Docket Number: 2019-0824

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals granting summary judgment in favor of Louis Giavasis, the Stark County Clerk of Courts, on Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus to compel the produc...

Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bailey and Bailey
Date: July 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3701
Docket Number: 2019-1363
State v. McClurg
Date: July 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3696
Docket Number: 2018-1410
State v. Nelson  
Date: July 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3690
Docket Number: 2019-0049

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals upholding the sentence imposed on Defendant for violating the conditions of his community control, holding that Defendant's violation of the condition that...

State v. Diehl
Date: July 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3695
Docket Number: 2019-1588
State ex rel. Stuart v. Greene  
Date: July 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3685
Docket Number: 2019-0592

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Keontae Stuart's request for a writ of mandamus to compel Larry Greene, the public-records custodian for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, to provide Stuart with a document from his public...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene  
Date: July 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3686
Docket Number: 2019-0880

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Jerone McDougald's original action for a writ of mandamus to compel Larry Greene, the administrative assistance for the warden at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, to produce two public re...

Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck
Date: July 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3687
Docket Number: 2019-1454
Disciplinary Counsel v. Turner
Date: July 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3688
Docket Number: 2019-1476
Akron Bar Assn. v. Plesich
Date: July 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3650
Docket Number: 2019-0806
State v. Taylor  
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3514
Docket Number: 2018-0797

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's denial of Defendant's motion to vacate and/or suspend court costs, holding that the court of appeals erred in concluding that th...

McIntyre v. Hooks  
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3529
Docket Number: 2019-0042

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's request for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner's allegations did not challenge the jurisdiction of the trial court and were therefore not cognizable in habeas corpus....

State ex rel. Neguse v. McIntosh  
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3533
Docket Number: 2019-1772

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's action seeking a writ of prohibition for failure to state a claim, holding that Appellant possessed an adequate remedy at law. In 19...

State ex rel. O'Diam v. Greene County Board of Commissioners  
Date: July 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3503
Docket Number: 2018-0447

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by a judge seeking to compel a county to pay for his outside legal counsel, holding that the judge was not entitled to compel the county to pay for his lawyer. In 201...

State ex rel. Martin v. Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services  
Date: July 1, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3507
Docket Number: 2019-1377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Relators compelling Tuscarawas County Job and Family Services (TCJFS) to produce copies of, or permit Relators to inspect, records pertaining to their childhood his...

Pivonka v. Corcoran  
Date: June 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3476
Docket Number: 2019-0084

Justia Opinion Summary: In this class action, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the common pleas court's decision to certify the class, holding that the common pleas court lacked subject matter jurisdicti...

State v. Willingham
Date: June 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3475
Docket Numbers: 2019-0659, 2019-0900
State ex rel. Frank v. Ohio State University  
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3422
Docket Number: 2019-0515

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Andrew Frank to compel Ohio State University (OSU) to provide documents that Frank's attorney had requested in a public-records request, holding that OSU responded...

State ex rel. Xenia v. Greene County Board of Commissioners  
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3423
Docket Number: 2019-1791

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting the city of Xenia's request for a writ of mandamus ordering the Greene County Board of Commissioners (the county) to approve the city's annexation...

State ex rel. Magsig v. City of Toledo  
Date: June 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3416
Docket Number: 2019-1526

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition to prevent the City of Toledo from conducting an administrative hearing to adjudicate Susan Magsig's liability for violating a municipal traffic ordinance, holding that Tol...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Peters
Date: June 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3420
Docket Number: 2019-1074
In re Resignation of Piazza
Date: June 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3398
Docket Number: 2020-0666
In re Resignation of Brumbaugh
Date: June 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3399
Docket Number: 2020-0669
In re Resignation of Holden
Date: June 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3400
Docket Number: 2020-0693
State v. McFarland  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3343
Docket Number: 2018-1116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions on charges relating to the murder of Robert Williams, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction...

Torres Friedenberg v. Friedenberg  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3345
Docket Number: 2019-0416

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the court of common pleas, domestic relations division, ordering the release, subject to a protective order, of the mental-health rec...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Connors
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3339
Docket Number: 2020-0217
In re Application of Phares
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3346
Docket Number: 2020-0232
State v. Pendergrass  
Date: June 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3335
Docket Number: 2018-1814

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the enhanced penalty for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor does not apply when previous alleged criminal conduct predates the prior conviction, but rather, the enhancement only applies if,...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Weir
Date: June 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3324
Docket Number: 2019-0150
Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Blauvelt
Date: June 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3325
Docket Number: 2020-0226
Bey v. Rasawehr  
Date: June 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3301
Docket Number: 2019-0295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a civil-stalking protection order enjoining future online postings about Plaintiffs imposed an unconstitutional prior restraint on protected speech in violation of the First Amendment. Plaint...

State ex rel. King v. Fleegle  
Date: June 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3302
Docket Number: 2019-1785

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle, holding that Appellant had an adeq...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Corley
Date: June 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3303
Docket Number: 2020-0221
Disciplinary Counsel v. Smidt
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3258
Docket Number: 2019-0827
State ex rel. Thomas v. Gaul  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3257
Docket Number: 2019-1771

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus sought by Appellant to compel Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul to vacate his convictions, holding that the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Gonzalez
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3259
Docket Number: 2020-0230
City of Brook Park v. Rodojev  
Date: June 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3253
Docket Number: 2019-0056

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction for driving his vehicle fifteen miles per hour over the posted speed limit, holding that the results of a speed-measuring d...

State ex rel. Simmons v. Breaux  
Date: June 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3251
Docket Number: 2019-1464

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alison M. Breaux, holding that Appellant was not en...

State ex rel. Miller v. May  
Date: June 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3248
Docket Number: 2019-1546

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's habeas corpus petition against the warden of the Richland Correctional Institution (RCI), holding that the court of appeals did not e...

State v. Howard  
Date: June 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3195
Docket Number: 2018-0376

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the trial court revoking Defendant's community control and imposing the prison sentence that it had n...

LRC Realty, Inc. v. B.E.B. Properties  
Date: June 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3196
Docket Number: 2018-1262

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that B.E.B. Properties reserved the right to receive future rental payments for leased land underneath a cell tower when it conveyed the property...

State ex rel. Municipal Construction Equipment Operators' Labor Council v. City of Cleveland  
Date: June 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3197
Docket Number: 2019-0760

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying as moot a complaint for a writ of mandamus filed by the Municipal Construction Equipment Operators' Labor Council (the union) seeking to compel the...

State ex rel. Cook v. Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education  
Date: June 8, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3252
Docket Number: 2020-0596

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering the school board to certify a petition proposing the transfer of territory from one school district to another and certify the transfer proposal to the board of elect...

State v. Bell
Date: May 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3104
Docket Number: 2018-1537
State v. Myers
Date: May 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3105
Docket Numbers: 2019-0857, 2019-0927
State ex rel. Feltner v. Cuyahoga County Board of Revision  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3080
Docket Number: 2018-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of prohibition sought by a property owner who was the subject of a board of revision foreclosure seeking to invalidate the foreclosure adjudication, holding that the board of revision di...

State ex rel. City of East Cleveland v. Dailey  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3079
Docket Number: 2019-1636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that it lacks original jurisdiction over declaratory judgment actions and dismissing the City of East Cleveland's petition for declaratory judgment...

State ex rel. Kendrick v. Parker  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3081
Docket Number: 2019-1669

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal brought by Appellant challenging the court of appeals' denial of his motion to certify a conflict, holding that this Court lacked the authority to review of the court of appeals' d...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Reed
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3113
Docket Number: 2020-0654
State v. Jones  
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3051
Docket Number: 2019-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the First District Court of Appeals holding that the trial court erred in allowing the state to strike a juror from the panel after the state had waived its final peremptory cha...

Dixon v. Bowerman  
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3049
Docket Number: 2019-1600

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Sixth District Court of Appeals dismissing Appellant's petition seeking habeas relief, holding that the Sixth District correctly dismissed the petition. Appellant was convi...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilson
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3050
Docket Number: 2019-1720
Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Sparks
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3110
Docket Number: 2020-0647
State v. Gilbert
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3021
Docket Number: 2018-0461
State v. Dornoff
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3022
Docket Number: 2018-1125
State v. Johnson
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3023
Docket Number: 2019-0119
State v. Hagan
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3024
Docket Number: 2019-0640
State v. Anderson
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3025
Docket Number: 2019-0788
Disciplinary Counsel v. Spicer
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3020
Docket Number: 2020-0034
State v. Buttery  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2998
Docket Number: 2018-0183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that a conviction for failure to register as a sex offender under Ohio Rev. Code 2950.04 does not violate a defendant's due-process and jury-trial r...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Adelstein
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3000
Docket Number: 2019-0801
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bulson
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-3001
Docket Number: 2019-1373
Disciplinary Counsel v. Tinch
Date: May 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2991
Docket Number: 2018-1178
State ex rel. Ullmann v. Klein  
Date: May 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2974
Docket Number: 2019-0419

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Victoria Ullmann's mandamus complaint seeking to compel Respondent, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, to comply with two public-records requests, granted Ullmann's motion for statutor...

State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals  
Date: May 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2973
Docket Number: 2019-1237

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals ruling that Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus is barred by the doctrine of res judicata, holding that the court of appeals correctly applied res...

In re Resignation of Leone
Date: May 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2997
Docket Number: 2020-0422
State v. Harper  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2913
Docket Number: 2018-1144

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court realigned its precedent in cases involving the imposition of postrelease control with the traditional understanding of what constitutes a void judgment, holding that where a common pleas court has subje...

In re S.M.
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2911
Docket Number: 2019-1485
State ex rel. Haynie v. Rudduck  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2912
Docket Number: 2019-1553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against Judge John W. Rudduck of the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas, holding that Appellant had a...

Youngstown City School District Board of Education v. State  
Date: May 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2903
Docket Number: 2018-1131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that 2015 Am.Sub.H.B. No. 70 (H.B. 70) does not usurp the power of city school boards in violation of Ohio Const. art. VI, 3, and the bill received sufficient consideration for purposes of Ohio Con...

State ex rel. Harris v. Turner  
Date: May 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2901
Docket Number: 2019-1228

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of habeas corpus against the warden of the North Central Correctional Complex, holding that the complaint failed...

Disciplinary Counsel v. George
Date: May 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2902
Docket Number: 2019-1747
State v. Keefer
Date: May 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2837
Docket Number: 2019-1208
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Berling
Date: May 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2838
Docket Number: 2019-1743
Delphi Automotive System, LLC v. Ohio Department of Job & Family Services  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2793
Docket Number: 2017-0553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that a new business would receive the prior business's "experience rating" for purposes of calculating the business's "unemployment tax," holding...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Atway
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2794
Docket Number: 2019-1741
Disciplinary Counsel v. Ivsan
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2816
Docket Number: 2020-0456
Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Pusser  
Date: May 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2778
Docket Number: 2018-1137

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Insurer, holding that specific language in the insurance policy was sufficient to warn Insured that misstatements as to...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene  
Date: May 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2782
Docket Number: 2019-1180

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Relator to compel Respondent, the public-records custodian at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF), to provide Relator with three public records and to pay...

State v. Dangler  
Date: May 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2765
Docket Number: 2017-1703

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals vacating Defendant's conviction and sentence and reinstated the trial court's acceptance of Defendant's plea of no contest to sexual battery, holding that t...

State ex rel. Parker Bey v. Byrd  
Date: May 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2766
Docket Number: 2019-0547

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 Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts to produce various court rec...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Camino
Date: May 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2747
Docket Number: 2019-1184
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wiggins
Date: May 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2748
Docket Number: 2020-0474
Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Moorman
Date: April 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-2696
Docket Number: 2020-0461
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1579
Docket Number: 2018-1815

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court accepted a state-law question certified to it by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division and answered that an insured is not permitted to seek full and compl...

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Haynes
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1570
Docket Number: 2019-1721
Disciplinary Counsel v. Brueggeman
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1578
Docket Number: 2019-1734
Disciplinary Counsel v. Porzio
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1569
Docket Number: 2019-1746
State v. Jeffries  
Date: April 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1539
Docket Number: 2018-0338

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's convictions of four counts related to two specific instances of sexual abuse of D.S., holding that the trial court and court of appeal...

State ex rel. Nelson v. Russo  
Date: April 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1541
Docket Number: 2019-1455

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to compel Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Margaret Russo to vacate the cons...

State ex rel. Roberts v. Marsh  
Date: April 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1540
Docket Number: 2019-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's original action seeking a writ of procedendo and/or mandamus to compel Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh to iss...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Schwarz
Date: April 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1542
Docket Number: 2019-1738
Litchfield Township Board of Trustees v. Forever Blueberry Barn, LLC  
Date: April 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1508
Docket Number: 2019-0418

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court determining that Defendant's use of its barn on property it owned in Litchfield Township was utilized primarily for the production of wine made from grapes and f...

State ex rel. Kendrick v. Parker  
Date: April 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1509
Docket Number: 2019-1276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's request for a writ of prohibition and/or mandamus against Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge E. Gerald Parker Jr., holding th...

State ex rel. Steiner v. Rinfret  
Date: April 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1510
Docket Number: 2019-1387

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against Holmes County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert D. Rinfret, holding that the court of appeal...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Buttars
Date: April 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1511
Docket Number: 2019-1722
In re A.W.  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1457
Docket Number: 2018-1182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the adult portion of A.W.'s juvenile disposition, holding that because the juvenile court's order invoking the adult sentence under the serious youthful offender (SYO) specification was not jour...

In re N.M.P.  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1458
Docket Number: 2018-1842

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court placing Mother's child in the permanent custody of the Portage County Department of Job and Family Services (the a...

State ex rel. Davis v. Janas  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1462
Docket Number: 2019-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus against former Lorain County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas W. Janas, holding that Appellant's c...

State ex rel. Parker Bey v. Loomis  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1463
Docket Number: 2019-1240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus against the Trumbull Correctional Institution and Julie Loomis, the assistant to the warden (collect...

State v. Fips  
Date: April 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1449
Docket Number: 2018-1778

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals finding that Defendant's conviction was against the manifest weight of the evidence and reducing her conviction to a lesser included offense rather than ord...

State ex rel. Bonner v. Serrott  
Date: April 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1450
Docket Number: 2019-0911

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for writs of mandamus and procedendo to compel the court of common pleas judge to issue a judgment of conviction that consti...

Stever v. Wainwright  
Date: April 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1452
Docket Number: 2019-1041

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 was not entitled to relief on any of his three propositions of law. App...

State ex rel. Neitzelt v. Industrial Commission  
Date: April 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1453
Docket Number: 2019-1102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting Christina Neitzelt's request for a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to vacate its order disallowing an L4-L5 disc herniation as...

State v. Miller  
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1420
Docket Number: 2018-0948

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and reinstated Defendant's guilty pleas and convictions, reaffirming that trial courts in felony cases must strictly comply with the plea colloquy required...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Armengau
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1421
Docket Number: 2019-0500
State v. Grayson
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1419
Docket Number: 2019-0777
Disciplinary Counsel v. Doherty
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1422
Docket Number: 2019-1736
State ex rel. Ohioans for Secure & Fair Elections v. LaRose  
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1459
Docket Number: 2020-0327

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part a writ of mandamus sought by Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections (Ohio-SAFE) seeking, among other things, to compel the Ohio Ballot Board to certify to the Attorney General that the Oh...

State ex rel. O'Neill v. Athens County Board of Elections  
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1476
Docket Number: 2020-0339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus sought by Katie O'Neill ordering the Athens County Board of Elections to declare that she was an eligible candidate for the Democratic nomination to the office of state repres...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Graham
Date: April 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1296
Docket Number: 2002-0699
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jackson
Date: April 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1297
Docket Number: 2015-1004
Disciplinary Counsel v. Falconer
Date: March 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1194
Docket Number: 2020-0227
State ex rel. Ohio Democratic Party v. LaRose  
Date: March 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1253
Docket Number: 2020-0388

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the Libertarian Party of Ohio's complaint asking the Supreme Court to invalidate Directive 2020-06 and establish procedures for completing the 2020 primary election, holding that subsequent ac...

State v. Boaston  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1061
Docket Number: 2018-0364

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals convicting Defendant of one count of murder in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2903.02(A) and one count of murder in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2903.02(B), hol...

State ex rel. Dobson v. Handwork  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1069
Docket Number: 2019-1198

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Dobson's request seeking a peremptory writ of prohibition against Judge Peter Handwork, who presided in two criminal cases finding Andrew Schuman guilty of...

State ex rel. Hibbler v. O'Neill  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1070
Docket Number: 2019-1293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing as moot Appellant's complaint for writs of mandamus and procedendo against Clark County Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard J. O'Neill, holding t...

State ex rel. Peoples v. Schneider  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1071
Docket Number: 2019-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus, holding that Appellant's claim was barred by res judicata. Appellant was convicted of aggravated m...

Toledo Bar Assn. v. Berling
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1111
Docket Number: 2020-0420
Ayers v. Cleveland  
Date: March 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1047
Docket Number: 2018-0852

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals ruling that Appellant, a judgment creditor, did not have standing to bring a private cause of action against a city to enforce the city's obligations to its...

Phoenix Lighting Group, LLC v. Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC  
Date: March 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1056
Docket Number: 2018-1076

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal concerning the trial court's award of $3,983,014 in attorney fees the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the award of attorney fees, holding that the "lodestar" reflected...

State ex rel. Kerr v. Kelsey  
Date: March 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1057
Docket Number: 2019-1196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of prohibition to vacate judgments in two civil cases, holding that Appellant's claim was barred by res judicata...

State v. Bryant  
Date: March 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1041
Docket Number: 2018-1418

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction for violation of Ohio Rev. Code 4549.02(A)(1) and vacated the conviction, holding that the "registered number" of a vehicle...

Taylor v. Harris  
Date: March 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1046
Docket Number: 2019-0837

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 correctly dismissed the petition because it did not comply wi...

State ex rel. Davies v. Schroeder  
Date: March 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-1045
Docket Number: 2019-1175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for writs of mandamus and procedendo against Ashtabula County Court Judge David A. Schroeder, holding that Appellant had an...

In re K.M.  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-995
Docket Numbers: 2018-1331, 2018-1375, 2018-1376, 2018-1377, 2018-1379, 2018-1380, 2018-1381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the court of appeals and remanded these cases to the juvenile court to enter orders of dismissal without prejudice, holding that Ohio Rev. Code 2151.35(B)(1) mandates the dismi...

State ex rel. Johnson v. Bureau of Sentence Computation  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-999
Docket Number: 2018-1630

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus and denying his complaint for a writ of mandamus, holding that the court of appeals did not err...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ford
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-998
Docket Number: 2019-1367
State v. Horn  
Date: March 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-960
Docket Number: 2018-0743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of four counts of rape of S.M., his step-daughter, and two counts of rape of J.M., hi...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Corner
Date: March 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-961
Docket Number: 2019-0215
State ex rel. Newell v. Ohio Adult Parole Authority  
Date: March 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-967
Docket Number: 2019-0541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus against the Ohio Adult Parole Authority and its chairman (collectively, the APA), holding that the c...

In re L.S.
Date: March 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-955
Docket Number: 2019-0054
State v. Floyd
Date: March 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-956
Docket Number: 2019-0141
Disciplinary Counsel v. Spinazze
Date: March 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-957
Docket Number: 2019-1075
In re Pertee
Date: March 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-959
Docket Number: 2020-0365
Vossman v. AirNet Systems, Inc.  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-872
Docket Number: 2017-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court awarding Appellee costs to recover the cost of procuring deposition transcripts after an discrimination lawsuit wa...

Green v. Shoop  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-873
Docket Number: 2019-1052

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's second petition for a writ of habeas corpus against the warden of the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, holding that the court of...

State ex rel. Holman v. Collins  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-874
Docket Number: 2019-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting summary judgment to the warden of the Pickaway Correctional Institutional and dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of habeas corpus, holding...

State ex rel. Russell v. Klatt  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-875
Docket Number: 2019-1194

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 Appellees, a court of appeals judge and the court of appeals, to correct alleged factual er...

Columbus Bituminous Concrete Corp. v. Harrison Township Board of Zoning Appeals  
Date: March 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-845
Docket Number: 2018-1008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the court of common pleas affirming the decision of the Harrison Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) denying Appellants' reques...

Moore v. Wainwright  
Date: March 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-846
Docket Number: 2019-1030

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's petition was barred by the doctrine of res judicata. At the time he...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoague
Date: March 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-847
Docket Number: 2019-1371
Disciplinary Counsel v. Fuhry
Date: March 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-858
Docket Number: 2017-0489
State v. Christian  
Date: March 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-828
Docket Number: 2017-1691

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held in this criminal case that the trial court has the ability to resentence de novo a defendant on a specific count after the sentence related to that count has been vacated on direct appeal and the d...

State ex rel. Martin v. Russo  
Date: March 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-829
Docket Number: 2019-0903

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus against two court of common pleas judges, holding that the judges did not have a clear legal duty to...

State ex rel. Phelps v. McClelland  
Date: March 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-831
Docket Number: 2019-0916

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus to compel a common pleas court judge to enforce the terms of an agreement the county prosecutor had rea...

State v. Nettles  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-768
Docket Number: 2019-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions for multiple counts of drug trafficking, holding that the warrant issued by a Sandusky County judge that allowed Drug Enfo...

State ex rel. Ware v. Walsh  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-769
Docket Number: 2019-0772

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus alleging that the prosecuting attorney failed properly to respond to a public-records request, holdi...

In re Application of Rodgers
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-770
Docket Number: 2019-1094
In re Burchinal
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-791
Docket Number: 2020-0307
In re Brumbaugh
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-793
Docket Number: 2020-0311
State ex rel. Navistar, Inc. v. Industrial Commission  
Date: March 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-712
Docket Number: 2018-1416

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying the request of Gary Bisdorf's former employer, Navistar, Inc., for a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission of Ohio to vacate its award...

Orange City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision
Date: March 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-710
Docket Number: 2019-0425
State ex rel. Franks v. Ohio Adult Parole Authority  
Date: March 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-711
Docket Number: 2019-0603

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals denying Appellant's motion for relief from a judgment dismissing his mandamus action against the Ohio Adult Parole Authority and the Bureau of Sentence Comp...

Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brenner
Date: March 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-742
Docket Number: 2018-0822
State ex rel. Digiacinto v. Industrial Commission  
Date: March 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-707
Docket Number: 2018-0953

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a limited writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission of Ohio to vacate its decision denying the request of Paul Digiacinto for permanent t...

State v. Ramsey
Date: March 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-708
Docket Number: 2018-1225
State v. Mathis
Date: March 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-709
Docket Number: 2018-1634
In re Resignation of Selby
Date: March 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-743
Docket Number: 2020-0165
State v. Bates  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-634
Docket Number: 2016-1783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's convictions for aggravated murder and other felonies and the death sentence imposed by the county court of common pleas, holding that Defendant was deprived of his constitutional ri...

In re Application of Bonds
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-635
Docket Number: 2019-1098
In re Adoption of A.C.B.  
Date: February 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-629
Docket Number: 2018-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the probate court finding that a single payment of child support made by Father did not amount to the provision of support "as req...

In re Application of Tynes
Date: February 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-631
Docket Number: 2019-1097
Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck
Date: February 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-644
Docket Number: 2020-0163
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Baasten
Date: February 26, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-645
Docket Number: 2020-0164
State v. Ramirez  
Date: February 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-602
Docket Number: 2018-0900

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing the State's appeal from the order of the trial court granting Defendant's motion for a new trial based on insufficient evidence, holding that the...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Piazza
Date: February 25, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-603
Docket Number: 2019-1369
State v. Dibble  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-546
Docket Number: 2018-0552

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to suppress, holding that a court may consider evidence beyond the four corners of a se...

State v. Faggs  
Date: February 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-523
Docket Number: 2018-1501

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that reasonable parental discipline is not a component of the physical-harm element on Ohio's domestic violence and assault statues but, rather,...

Akron Bar Assn. v. Fortado
Date: February 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-517
Docket Number: 2019-0805
State ex rel. White v. Franklin County Board of Elections  
Date: February 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-524
Docket Number: 2020-0150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Tiffany White and Tiffany White 4 for the People compelling the Franklin County Board of Elections to place White's name on the March 17, 2020 primary ballot as a can...

State v. Craig  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-455
Docket Number: 2018-0146

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's appeal of his conviction for two counts in an indictment because of a "hanging charge," holding that, in this case, the trial court's...

State ex rel. Kerr v. Collier  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-457
Docket Number: 2019-0888

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of prohibition and dismissed as moot the motions Appellant filed in connection with the complaint, holding that...

State ex rel. Kerr v. Turner  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-459
Docket Number: 2019-1024

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 the habeas corpus petition. In dismissing...

Robinson v. Fender  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-458
Docket Number: 2019-1032

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus against the warden of the Lake Erie Correctional Institution, holding that the court of appeals...

House v. Iacovelli  
Date: February 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-435
Docket Number: 2018-0434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's wrongful-termination-in-violation-of-public-policy claim, holding that Plaintiff's dismissa...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bahan
Date: February 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-434
Docket Number: 2019-0219
Davis v. Sheldon  
Date: February 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-436
Docket Number: 2019-0782

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 petition did not comply with the mandatory filing requirements of Ohio Rev. Co...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Atway
Date: February 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-443
Docket Number: 2017-1082
Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC v. McClain  
Date: February 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-410
Docket Number: 2018-0882

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming a tax assessment against Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC (Rockies), holding that Rockies' gross receipts for tax year 2015 from the transp...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Rumizen
Date: February 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-444
Docket Number: 2019-0217
State ex rel. Roden v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: February 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-408
Docket Number: 2019-0719

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

State ex rel. Kerr v. Pollex  
Date: February 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-411
Docket Number: 2019-0752

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of prohibition to vacate his criminal convictions, holding that the court of appeals correctly concluded that App...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Horton
Date: February 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-407
Docket Number: 2017-1416
Columbus City Schools Board of Education v. Franklin County Board of Revision  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-353
Docket Number: 2018-1299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the determination of the board of tax appeals (BTA) of the 2015 tax year value of an apartment complex located in Franklin County, holding that the BTA's decision was reasonable and lawful. At...

State ex rel. Ames v. Summit County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-354
Docket Number: 2019-0704

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the court of appeals' dismissal of Appellant's petition for a writ of prohibition against Summit County Court of Common Pleas and Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands, holding that th...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Rauzan and Wagner
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-355
Docket Number: 2019-1374
City of Cleveland v. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation  
Date: February 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-337
Docket Number: 2018-0572

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over which court has jurisdiction over an employer's claim against the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) for the reimbursement of alleged excessive premiums paid by the employer the Supreme Court...

State ex rel. Newsome v. Hack  
Date: February 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-336
Docket Number: 2019-0457

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Relator's request for a writ of mandamus to compel Karla Hack, the former Marion County Court Reporter, to inform him of the fee for a copy of the transcript of his 2009 sentencing hearing, hold...

State ex rel. Jefferson v. Russo  
Date: February 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-338
Docket Number: 2019-0663

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting summary judgment to Judge Joseph D. Russo and denying Sell Jefferson a writ of mandamus, holding that Jefferson's claims were barred by res judicat...

State v. Davis  
Date: February 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-309
Docket Number: 2018-0312

Justia Opinion Summary: In this certified-conflict case, the Supreme Court held that when an indigent defendant makes an ineffective assistance of counsel claim based upon counsel's failure to request a waiver of court costs, a reviewing court...

Willacy v. Cleveland Board of Income Tax Review  
Date: February 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-314
Docket Number: 2018-0794

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the board of tax appeals (BTA), holding that Cleveland's taxation of Appellant's employment compensation in 2014 and 2015 was required under municipal law and did not violate Ap...

State v. Barnes
Date: February 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-310
Docket Number: 2018-1389
State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School District Board of Education  
Date: February 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-339
Docket Number: 2020-0094

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a limited writ compelling the Stark County Board of Elections to review a petition to transfer certain territory from one school district to another for placement on the March 17, 2020 primary-e...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene  
Date: January 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-287
Docket Number: 2019-0562

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court found Larry Greene in contempt for failing to provide records under the terms of an existing peremptory writ of mandamus and imposed a sanction of $1,000, holding that Greene failed to meet his obligati...

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn
Date: January 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-283
Docket Number: 2019-1814
Disciplinary Counsel v. Judge
Date: January 31, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-284
Docket Number: 2020-0007
Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Watkins Global Network, L.L.C.
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-169
Docket Number: 2019-0008
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Christensen and Kluesener
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-167
Docket Number: 2019-0802
Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brenner
Date: January 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-142
Docket Number: 2018-0822
In re Application of Ohio Power Co.  
Date: January 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-143
Docket Number: 2018-1396

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approving and modifying a previously approved electric-security plan of Ohio Power Company, holding that the Office of the Ohio Consu...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Amaddio and Wargo
Date: January 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-141
Docket Number: 2019-0809
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Sullivan
Date: January 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-124
Docket Number: 2018-1765
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Yavorcik
Date: January 21, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-123
Docket Number: 2019-1086
In re Ivsan
Date: January 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-120
Docket Number: 2020-0068
Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC v. Progressive Max Insurance Co.  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-82
Docket Number: 2018-0682

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals in this action determining whether an insurer who settles a personal injury claim with an accident victim has a duty to distribute a portion of the settleme...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bruce
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-85
Docket Number: 2019-1076
State ex rel. New Wen, Inc. v. Marchbanks  
Date: January 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-63
Docket Number: 2017-0813

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted New Wen, Inc.'s request for a writ of mandamus to compel the Ohio Department of Transportation and its director (collectively, ODOT) to commence appropriation proceedings for an alleged taking o...

State v. Thomas
Date: January 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-64
Docket Number: 2018-0796
Disciplinary Counsel v. McNamee
Date: January 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-86
Docket Number: 2019-0569
In re Resignation of Mason
Date: January 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-87
Docket Number: 2019-1680
Smith v. May  
Date: January 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-61
Docket Number: 2018-0369

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the court of appeals correctly denied relief. Appellant was sixteen years old...

State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School District Board of Education  
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-Ohio-40
Docket Number: 2019-1723

Justia Opinion Summary: In this expedited election case, the Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus to compel the Plain Local School District Board of Education to forward to the Stark County Board of Elections a petition proposing the transf...

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