Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2021

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Mahin
Date: September 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3195
Docket Number: 2020-0469
Lamar Advantage GP Co. v. City of Cincinnati  
Date: September 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3155
Docket Number: 2020-0931

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a tax imposed solely upon a small number of billboard operators is a discriminatory tax that violates the rights to freedom of speech and a free press protected by the First Amendment to the U...

State ex rel. Ellison v. Black  
Date: September 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3154
Docket Number: 2021-0399

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Appellant's petition seeking a writ of habeas corpus against the warden of the Lorain Correctional Institution, holding that Appellant failed to show that he was entitled to the writ. Appellant,...

Hillside Creek Farms v. Clark County Board of Elections  
Date: September 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3214
Docket Number: 2021-1102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition sought by Relators in this expedited election case to bar the Clark County Board of Elections from placing a referendum on the November 2021 election ballot, holding that Re...

State ex rel. Rhoads v. Hamilton County Board of Elections  
Date: September 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3209
Docket Number: 2021-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a writ of mandamus sought by Relators, four City of Cincinnati electors, to compel changes to ballot language for a proposed amendment to the Cincinnati City Charter,...

State v. Williams  
Date: September 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3152
Docket Numbers: 2020-0658, 2020-0991

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction of one count of drug trafficking, a first-degree felony with a forfeiture specification, and one count of drug possession a...

DeVore v. Black  
Date: September 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3153
Docket Number: 2021-0199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's habeas corpus complaint against Kenneth Black, the warden of the Richland Correctional Institution, where Appellant was incarcerated,...

State ex rel. Welt v. Doherty  
Date: September 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3124
Docket Number: 2021-0102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of Appellant's petition seeking a writ of prohibition or mandamus ordering Judge Becky L. Doherty to dismiss third-party claims filed against him, holding that Appellant had an ad...

State ex rel. Davidson v. Beathard  
Date: September 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3125
Docket Number: 2021-0219

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's mandamus petition against Judge Steven Beathard as moot on the ground that Judge Beathard had already performed the requested act, ho...

State ex rel. Ferarra v. Trumbull County Board of Elections  
Date: September 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3156
Docket Number: 2021-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a limited writ sought by Mark Ferrara and ordered the Trumbull County Board of Elections to determine the number of valid signatures on the part-petition at issue and, if appropriate, to certify...

Akron Bar Assn. v. Fannin
Date: September 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3167
Docket Number: 2021-1106
State ex rel. Pennington v. Bivens  
Date: September 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3134
Docket Number: 2021-1030

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus to compel Whitehall City Attorney Michael T. Bivens to certify the sufficiency of Petitioners' referendum petition for the rejection or approval of a zoning ordinance in the c...

State ex rel. Grumbles v. Delaware County Board of Elections  
Date: September 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3132
Docket Number: 2021-1072

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering the Delaware County Board of Elections to place Relator, Robert "Ben" Grumbles, on the November 2, 2021 election ballot as a candidate for a four-year term as an Oran...

In re Jarabek
Date: September 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3064
Docket Number: 2021-1086
Akron Bar Assn. v. Parkin
Date: September 3, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-3042
Docket Number: 2018-0542
State ex rel. Nasal v. Miami County Board of Elections  
Date: August 31, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2993
Docket Number: 2021-0962

Justia Opinion Summary: In this original action, the Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition to prevent the Miami County Board of Elections from certifying Jessica Lopez's candidacy for municipal court judge to the November 2021 ballot, hold...

State ex rel. Donaldson v. Delaware County Board of Elections  
Date: August 26, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2943
Docket Number: 2021-0867

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus seeking to place a referendum on the November 2021 ballot asking voters to approve or disapprove an amendment to the Liberty Township Zoning Resolution, holding that the Delawa...

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Beem
Date: August 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2821
Docket Number: 2020-1580
State ex rel. Carlton v. Heekin
Date: August 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2822
Docket Number: 2021-0080
Rancho Cincinnati Rivers, LLC v. Warren County Board of Revision  
Date: August 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2798
Docket Number: 2020-0643

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the common pleas court adopting the Kings Local School District Board of Education's appraisal as the basis for determining the va...

State ex rel. Cox v. Youngstown Civil Service Commission  
Date: August 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2799
Docket Number: 2020-0821

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus and, alternatively, a writ of procedendo ordering Respondents to conduct an evidentiary hearing on his appeal of the mayor's appointment of another detective sergeant to the po...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Winters
Date: August 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2753
Docket Number: 2021-0442
Gomez v. Bennett  
Date: August 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2797
Docket Number: 2021-0668

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Guernsey County Juvenile Court Judge David Bennett's motion to dismiss this habeas corpus action against him and sua sponte dismissed this action as to Muskingum County Juvenile Court Magistrate...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Falconer
Date: August 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2754
Docket Number: 2020-0227
State ex rel. Hicks v. Fraley
Date: August 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2724
Docket Number: 2020-1121
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vagotis
Date: August 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2756
Docket Number: 2020-1193
State ex rel. T.S. Trim Industries, Inc. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: August 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2709
Docket Number: 2019-1490

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the court of appeals granting a limited writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission of Ohio to identify the reasons for its denial of Employer's request for reconsiderati...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Deters
Date: August 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2706
Docket Number: 2020-1497
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Chambers
Date: August 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2729
Docket Number: 2020-1515
Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony
Date: August 6, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2690
Docket Number: 2021-0851
State ex rel. Schmitt v. Bridgeport  
Date: August 3, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2664
Docket Number: 2021-0878

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought to compel Respondents - the village of Bridgeport, the village's clerk and mayor, and the Belmont County Board of Elections - to certify to the elections board the suffi...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ruffenach
Date: August 2, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2625
Docket Number: 2021-0810
In re Application of Heckman
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2474
Docket Number: 2021-0256
State v. Brinkman  
Date: July 21, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2473
Docket Number: 2019-0303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant's convictions of murder with capital specifications, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse, holding that because the trial court accepted Defendant's guilty plea witho...

In re Application of Steinberg
Date: July 20, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2402
Docket Number: 2021-0198
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gold
Date: July 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2410
Docket Number: 2021-0167
Disciplinary Counsel v. Tillman-Fleet
Date: July 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2411
Docket Number: 2021-0733
Chapman Enterprises, Inc. v. McClain  
Date: July 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2386
Docket Numbers: 2020-1389, 2020-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) dismissing these appeals of final determinations of the tax commissioner on the grounds that they were untimely, holding that Am.Sub.H.B. No. 197...

In re Resignation of Federle
Date: July 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2399
Docket Number: 2021-0552
State ex rel. Ames v. Portage County Board of Commissioners  
Date: July 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2374
Docket Number: 2020-1120

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals entering summary judgment in favor of Appellees - Portage County Board of Commissioners (Board), Portage County Solid Waste Man...

Ostanek v. Ostanek  
Date: July 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2319
Docket Number: 2020-1037

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals to the extent it determined that an order of the domestic relations court had improperly modified a divorce decree and was void, holding that any error in t...

In re Complaint of Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co. v. Ohio Edison Co.  
Date: July 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2300
Docket Number: 2014-0008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the Public Utilities Commission requiring Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co., Inc. to pay for electricity consumed during a three-year period in which the Ohio Edison Company faile...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Downing
Date: July 2, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2280
Docket Number: 2020-1281
State v. Worley  
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2207
Docket Number: 2018-0757

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of aggravated murder with an escaping-detection specification, kidnapping, felonious assault, possessing criminal tools, tampering with evidence, and having weapons whil...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Heller
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2211
Docket Number: 2020-0742
Disciplinary Counsel v. Barbera
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2209
Docket Number: 2020-1199
Disciplinary Counsel v. Nordic Title Agency, Inc., and Hall
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2210
Docket Number: 2021-0246
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Burgess
Date: June 30, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2187
Docket Number: 2019-1457
O'Keefe v. McClain  
Date: June 30, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2186
Docket Number: 2020-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the decision of the tax commissioner denying Appellant's complaint challenging the continuing property tax exemption for a real estate p...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cosgrove
Date: June 30, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2188
Docket Number: 2021-0208
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Kathman
Date: June 30, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2189
Docket Number: 2021-0216
State ex rel. Yost v. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf  
Date: June 29, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2121
Docket Number: 2020-0092

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., did not preempt the State's in-use motor vehicle emission control system tampering claims...

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Brand
Date: June 29, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2122
Docket Number: 2021-0210
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Robinson
Date: June 29, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2123
Docket Number: 2021-0228
State v. Tidwell  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2072
Docket Number: 2020-0290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals upholding the order of the municipal court granting Defendant's motion to suppress, holding that the police officer's investigatory stop of Defendant was re...

State ex rel. Steele v. Foley  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2073
Docket Number: 2020-1504

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 Keith Foley, warden of the Grafton Correctional Institution, holding that the informatio...

State ex rel. A.N. v. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2071
Docket Number: 2021-0014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying writs of mandamus to compel appellees - the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office and the City of North Olmsted - to prosecute crimes allegedly commit...

In re Application of Lenarz
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2108
Docket Number: 2021-0184
Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Rea
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2087
Docket Number: 1996-1433
Gabbard v. Madison Local School District Board of Education  
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2067
Docket Number: 2020-0612

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a resolution passed by the Madison Local School District Board of Education to authorize certain school district employees to carry a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance on school property "fo...

State ex rel. Bey v. Loomis  
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2066
Docket Number: 2020-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus to compel the production of public records, holding that the court of appeals did not err. Appellan...

State ex rel. Ames v. Pokorny  
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2070
Docket Number: 2020-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this action seeking a writ of procedendo ordering Judge Thomas J. Pokorny to rule on Relator's motions to dismiss counterclaims in consolidated cases pending in the court of common pleas, hold...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Fleming
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2084
Docket Number: 2021-0029
Disciplinary Counsel v. Qucsai
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2085
Docket Number: 2021-0032
In re Resignation of Kauffman
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2086
Docket Number: 2021-0553
In re Resignation of Bower
Date: June 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2078
Docket Number: 2021-0559
State ex rel. Summers v. Fox  
Date: June 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2061
Docket Number: 2018-0959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part the application of Charles Summers for court costs, attorney fees, and statutory damages following the Court's grant of a writ of mandamus ordering Respondents to prod...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Sabol
Date: June 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-2059
Docket Number: 2021-0217
BST Ohio Corp. v. Wolgang  
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1785
Docket Number: 2020-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals determining that the confirmation of an arbitration award had been issued prematurely, holding that although Ohio Rev. Code 2711.13 imposes a three-month de...

Orr v. Schweitzer  
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1786
Docket Number: 2020-1424

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's habeas corpus petition and denied all of Appellant's motions seeking various orders on appeal, holding that Appellant was not entitle...

State ex rel. Fritz v. Trumbull County Board of Elections  
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1828
Docket Number: 2021-0641

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Relators a writ of mandamus ordering the Trumbull County Board of Elections and its members (collectively, the Board) to remove the issue of Sandra Breymaier's recall from the June 1, 2021 speci...

State ex rel. Hogan Lovells U.S., LLP v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: May 26, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1762
Docket Number: 2019-1511

Justia Opinion Summary: In this second public-records action filed by Relators, Hogan Lovells U.S., LLP and Elizabeth Och, against Respondent, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC), the Supreme Court denied Relators' reques...

State ex rel. Davis v. Turner  
Date: May 26, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1771
Docket Numbers: 2020-0934, 2020-1130

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's habeas corpus complaint and, in a separate case, the court of appeals' order denying Appellant's motion to vacate the assessment of c...

State v. Azeen  
Date: May 25, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1735
Docket Number: 2020-0143

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Defendant, who pleaded no contest in 1987 to attempted murder after shooting a young man in the neck and was reindicted in 2016 for the aggravated murder of the same man after he died allegedl...

Willacy v. Cleveland Board of Income Tax Review  
Date: May 25, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1734
Docket Number: 2020-0795

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the City of Cleveland's taxation of Hazel Willacy's stock-option income that she realized in 2016, holding that Willacy's propositions o...

Stark County Board of Elections v. Stark County Board of Commissioners  
Date: May 24, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1783
Docket Number: 2021-0410

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus compelling Respondents, the Stark County Board of Commissioners and its members, to acquire new voting machines, holding that the Commissioners had a clear legal duty to acqui...

In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Falter  
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1705
Docket Number: 2020-0407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of a five-judge commission concluding that, while she was a judicial candidate in 2020, Karen Kopich Falter committed violations of Jud.Cond.R. 4.3(A), holding that Falter's object...

Obetz v. McClain  
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1706
Docket Number: 2020-0541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) upholding the tax commissioner's denial of a municipality's request for an exemption for tax years 2015, 2016, and 2017, holding that the BTA reas...

State ex rel. Horizon Science Academy of Lorain, Inc. v. Ohio Department of Education  
Date: May 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1681
Docket Number: 2020-0749

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to approve Relators' applications for Quality Community School Support (QCSS) grants and to pay them the amounts due under 2019...

Johnson v. McClain  
Date: May 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1664
Docket Number: 2020-0472

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirming the journal entry issued by Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeffrey McClain adopting a per-acre valuation table for use by county auditors in asse...

State ex rel. Peoples v. O'Shaughnessy  
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1572
Docket Numbers: 2020-1142, 2020-1142

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus to compel officials to transfer him from the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) to the Frank...

Lundeen v. Turner  
Date: May 5, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1533
Docket Number: 2020-0356

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's action seeking a writ of prohibition to prevent the enforcement of a foreclosure judgment against her, holding that the court of appe...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Searl
Date: May 3, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1531
Docket Number: 2020-1410
State ex rel. Gil-Llamas v. Hardin  
Date: April 29, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1508
Docket Number: 2020-1466

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Relators were entitled to a limited writ of mandamus ordering Respondents, the members of the Columbus City Council, to find sufficient a proposed municipal ordinance initiative and to proceed...

State ex rel. Griffin v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: April 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1419
Docket Number: 2020-0748

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus sought by Relator to compel the production of the public records he requested, holding that Relator was entitled to both the writ and to statutory damages. Relator, an inmat...

State ex rel. Summit County Republican Party Executive Committee v. LaRose  
Date: April 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1464
Docket Number: 2021-0327

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus compelling Secretary of State Frank LaRose to reappoint Bryan Williams to the Summit County Board of Elections, holding that the Summit County Republican Party Executive Commi...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Corley
Date: April 26, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1437
Docket Number: 2020-0221
N.A.T. Transp., Inc. v. McClain
Date: April 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1374
Docket Number: 2020-0110
N.A.T. Transportation, Inc. v. McClain  
Date: April 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1374
Docket Number: 2020-0110

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) that upheld three use-tax assessments based on Appellant's purchase of three trucks, holding that the BTA erred by failing to correlate it...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Valenti
Date: April 21, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1373
Docket Number: 2020-1519
Disciplinary Counsel v. Valenti
Date: April 21, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1373
Docket Number: 2020-1519
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley
Date: April 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1346
Docket Number: 2017-0798
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley
Date: April 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1346
Docket Number: 2017-0798
In re Resignation of Wiggins
Date: April 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1347
Docket Number: 2020-1531
In re Resignation of Wiggins
Date: April 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1347
Docket Number: 2020-1531
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley
Date: April 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1345
Docket Number: 3014-1736
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hurley
Date: April 19, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1345
Docket Number: 3014-1736
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Strauss
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1263
Docket Number: 2020-1512
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Strauss
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1263
Docket Number: 2020-1512
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Berta
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1264
Docket Number: 2020-1521
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Berta
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1264
Docket Number: 2020-1521
State ex rel. Whittaker v. Lucas County Prosecutor's Office
Date: April 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1241
Docket Number: 2020-1127
State ex rel. Whittaker v. Lucas County Prosecutor's Office  
Date: April 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1241
Docket Number: 2020-1127

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 the Lucas County Prosecutor's Office to bring felonious-assault charges against Ronald Collin...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Dougherty
Date: April 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1240
Docket Number: 2020-1514
Disciplinary Counsel v. Dougherty
Date: April 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1240
Docket Number: 2020-1514
State ex rel. Person v. McCarty
Date: April 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1207
Docket Number: 2020-0894
State ex rel. Person v. McCarty  
Date: April 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1207
Docket Number: 2020-0894

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus compelling Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty to vacate his conviction and resent...

State ex rel. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. v. O'Donnell
Date: April 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1205
Docket Number: 2020-0972
State ex rel. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. v. O'Donnell  
Date: April 13, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1205
Docket Number: 2020-0972

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted writs of prohibition and mandamus to prevent Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John O'Donnell from exercising jurisdiction over a civil action that was transferred from the Lyndhurst Muni...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Armstrong
Date: April 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1219
Docket Number: 2021-0260
Disciplinary Counsel v. Armstrong
Date: April 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1219
Docket Number: 2021-0260
State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Township Board of Trustees
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1176
Docket Number: 2020-0479
State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Township Board of Trustees  
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1176
Docket Number: 2020-0479

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus sought by Steven Armatas, holding that Armatas was entitled to a writ of mandamus but that the court...

State ex rel. U.S. Tubular Products, Inc. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1174
Docket Number: 2020-0883
State ex rel. U.S. Tubular Products, Inc. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio  
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1174
Docket Number: 2020-0883

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying U.S. Tubular Products, Inc.'s complaint in mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission to vacate its decision requesting John Roush's request for an...

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Kish
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1170
Docket Number: 2011-0846
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Kish
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1170
Docket Number: 2011-0846
Disciplinary Counsel v. Polizzi
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1136
Docket Number: 2020-0740
Disciplinary Counsel v. Polizzi
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1136
Docket Number: 2020-0740
State ex rel. Sands v. Culotta
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1137
Docket Number: 2020-0837
State ex rel. Sands v. Culotta  
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1137
Docket Number: 2020-0837

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus against Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Vincent A. Culotta, holding that the mandamus complaint...

Disciplinary Counsel v. Moorman
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1172
Docket Number: 2020-0935
Disciplinary Counsel v. Moorman
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1172
Docket Number: 2020-0935
In re Resigantion of Lutseck
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1173
Docket Number: 2021-0348
In re Resigantion of Lutseck
Date: April 7, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1173
Docket Number: 2021-0348
State ex rel. Bechtel v. Cornachio
Date: April 6, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1121
Docket Number: 2019-1463
State ex rel. Bechtel v. Cornachio  
Date: April 6, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1121
Docket Number: 2019-1463

Justia Opinion Summary: In this animal seizure case, the Supreme Court denied a writ of procedendo to compel Respondent, Willoughby Municipal Court Judge Marisa Cornachio, to enter a final judgment regarding a magistrate's probable cause findin...

State ex rel. Nyamusevya v. Hawkins
Date: April 6, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1122
Docket Number: 2020-0728
State ex rel. Nyamusevya v. Hawkins  
Date: April 6, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1122
Docket Number: 2020-0728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus and a writ of prohibition against Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel R. Hawkins, hol...

State ex rel. Lorain Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose
Date: April 5, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1144
Docket Number: 2021-0326
State ex rel. Lorain County Democratic Party Executive Committee v. LaRose  
Date: April 5, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1144
Docket Number: 2021-0326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus compelling Secretary of State Frank LaRose to appoint Sharon Sweda to the Lorain County Board of Elections, holding that the Lorain County Democratic Party Committee did not de...

State ex rel. Cincinnati Action for Hous. Now v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Date: March 30, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1038
Docket Number: 2021-0312
State ex rel. Cincinnati Action for Housing Now v. Hamilton County Board of Elections  
Date: March 30, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-1038
Docket Number: 2021-0312

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a writ of mandamus to compel changes to ballot language for a proposed amendment to the Cincinnati City Charter, holding that Relators showed that the Hamilton County...

Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bailey
Date: March 29, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-980
Docket Number: 2019-1363
Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bailey
Date: March 29, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-980
Docket Number: 2019-1363
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lindon
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-804
Docket Number: 2019-0216
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lindon
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-804
Docket Number: 2019-0216
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lewis
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-805
Docket Number: 2020-0971
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lewis
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-805
Docket Number: 2020-0971
State ex rel. Hunley v. Wainwright
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-803
Docket Number: 2020-1151
State ex rel. Hunley v. Wainwright  
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-803
Docket Number: 2020-1151

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 Warden Lyneal Wainwright, holding that Appellant was not entitled to immediate release....

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vagotis
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-806
Docket Number: 2020-1193
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vagotis
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-806
Docket Number: 2020-1193
State ex rel. Miller v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-831
Docket Number: 2021-0274
State ex rel. Miller v. Hamilton County Board of Elections  
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-831
Docket Number: 2021-0274

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition filed by Mark W. Miller seeking to bar the Hamilton County Board of Elections and its members from placing the name of Aftab Pureval on the ballot as a candidate for mayor o...

In re Application of Hale
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-772
Docket Number: 2020-1076
In re Application of Hale
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-772
Docket Number: 2020-1076
In re Application of Brumbaugh
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-780
Docket Number: 2020-1079
In re Application of Brumbaugh
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-780
Docket Number: 2020-1079
In re Application of Componovo
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-773
Docket Number: 2020-1176
In re Application of Componovo
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-773
Docket Number: 2020-1176
In re Application of Morris
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-779
Docket Number: 2020-1177
In re Application of Morris
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-779
Docket Number: 2020-1177
Disciplinary Counsel v. Burchinal
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-774
Docket Number: 2020-1206
Disciplinary Counsel v. Burchinal
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-774
Docket Number: 2020-1206
State ex rel. Walker v. LaRose  
Date: March 17, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-825
Docket Number: 2021-0264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Relators compelling Respondents - the Ohio Secretary of State, the Medina County Board of Elections, and the City of Medina - to change the ballot language of a local...

Erickson v. Morrison  
Date: March 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-746
Docket Number: 2020-0244

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Fifth District Court of Appeals reversing the decision of the trial court declaring that Appellants owned certain mineral rights and quieting title to the rights in their fa...

Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Kelley
Date: March 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-770
Docket Number: 2020-0970
State ex rel. Sanchez v. Wainwright  
Date: March 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-747
Docket Number: 2020-0994

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 habeas petition for failure to comply...

State ex rel. Sands v. Kelly  
Date: March 16, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-769
Docket Number: 2020-1087

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus seeking to compel the Lake County Clerk of Courts to provide him with a record related to his crimin...

In re Warner
Date: March 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-721
Docket Number: 2021-0315
Farley v. Wainwright  
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-670
Docket Number: 2020-0459

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging that he was entitled to immediate release from prison because the Bureau of Sentence Computation (BSC) and the Department of Rehabilita...

State ex rel. Sands v. Coulson  
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-671
Docket Number: 2020-0836

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for a writ of mandamus against Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Coulson, holding that Appellant was not entitled to...

State ex rel. Thomas v. Nestor  
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-672
Docket Number: 2020-0846

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of procedendo and/or mandamus seeking to compel the trial court's compliance with Civ.R. 58(B), holding that, alt...

State ex rel. Fire Rock, Ltd. v. Ohio Department of Commerce  
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-673
Docket Number: 2020-1147

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a peremptory writ of mandamus compelling with Ohio Department of Commerce and the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (collectively, the Department) to approve or deny Fire Rock, Ltd.'s appli...

State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: March 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-666
Docket Number: 2020-0349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Jerone McDougald to compel Sonrisa Sehlmeyer, the public-records custodian at Toledo Correctional Institution, where McDougald was an inmate, to make available for...

State ex rel. Tarrier v. Public Employees Retirement Board  
Date: March 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-649
Docket Number: 2020-0454

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus ordering the Public Employees Retirement Board to transfer Appellant from the "combined" plan in the Ohio Public Employees Retire...

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hennessey
Date: March 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-667
Docket Number: 2020-0986
State ex rel. Frank v. Clermont County Prosecutor  
Date: March 9, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-623
Docket Number: 2019-0518

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Andrew Frank to compel the production of public records from the Clermont County prosecuting attorney, holding that Frank did not show that he was entitled to the w...

State ex rel. Ware v. Akron  
Date: March 9, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-624
Docket Number: 2019-1406

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus compelling the City of Akron and its police chief (collectively, the City) to inform Kimani Ware, the relator in this action, of the cost for copying the public records he sou...

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Worthington
Date: March 9, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-668
Docket Number: 2020-0791
In re Bower
Date: March 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-619
Docket Number: 2021-0278
In re Wiggins
Date: March 8, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-620
Docket Number: 2021-0280
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gold
Date: March 5, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-589
Docket Number: 2021-0167
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Hadeed
Date: February 26, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-514
Docket Number: 2019-0823
In re Resignation of Bare
Date: February 23, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-487
Docket Number: 2021-0239
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Bishop
Date: February 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-365
Docket Number: 2019-0804
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wargo
Date: February 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-368
Docket Number: 2019-0809
Disciplinary Counsel v. Amaddio and Wargo
Date: February 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-367
Docket Number: 2019-0809
Disciplinary Counsel v. Mearan
Date: February 5, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-321
Docket Number: 2021-0147
Disciplinary Counsel v. Qucsai
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-299
Docket Number: 2020-0032
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schwab
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-283
Docket Number: 2020-0987
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Fleming
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-298
Docket Number: 2021-0029
Disciplinary Counsel v. Petracci
Date: February 3, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-249
Docket Number: 2020-0974
In re Resignation of Cheselka
Date: February 1, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-236
Docket Number: 2020-1586
Disciplinary Counsel v. Halligan
Date: January 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-183
Docket Number: 2018-1090
State ex rel. Bohlen v. Halliday  
Date: January 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-194
Docket Number: 2020-1245

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition sought by Relators, who owned property over which Ohio Power Company sought to take easements by eminent domain, holding that Relators were entitled to a writ of prohibitio...

In re Disqualification of Turner McCall
Date: January 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-252
Docket Number: 20-AP-107
In re Resignation of Vettori
Date: January 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-135
Docket Number: 2020-1524
In re Resignation of McGuire
Date: January 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-134
Docket Number: 2020-1527
In re Resignation of Koogler
Date: January 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-130
Docket Number: 2020-1579
In re Disqualification of Gehres
Date: January 22, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-250
Docket Number: 21-AP-008
In re Resignation of Winkfield
Date: January 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-55
Docket Number: 2020-1521
Disciplinary Counsel v. Mason
Date: January 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-43
Docket Number: 2018-0538
In re Disqualification of Gill
Date: January 12, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-112
Docket Number: 21-AP-003
Disciplinary Counsel v. Brueggeman
Date: January 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-21
Docket Number: 2019-1734
In re Disqualification of Swenski
Date: January 11, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-113
Docket Number: 21-AP-002
In re Disqualification of Wiseman
Date: January 4, 2021
Citation: 2021-Ohio-251
Docket Number: 20-AP-112
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