Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions 2022

Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. D'Atri
Date: September 27, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3392
Docket Number: 2022-1185
State ex rel. Sanduskians for Sandusky v. City of Sandusky  
Date: September 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3362
Docket Number: 2022-1103

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a limited writ sought by Relators - Sanduskians for Sandusky and Craig McCloskey II - ordering Respondents - the City of Sandusky and city commission members - to enact an ordinance providing…

State ex rel. Ungaro v. Mahoning County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3318
Docket Number: 2022-1061

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering the Mahoning County Board of Elections to place Eric Ungaro's name on the November 2022 general election ballot as an independent candidate for the office of state…

State ex rel. Pointer v. Ohio Adult Parole Authority  
Date: September 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3261
Docket Number: 2022-0307

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's mandamus complaint for failure to satisfy the affidavit requirement of Ohio Rev. Code 2969.25(A), holding that Appellant failed to…

In re Fusco
Date: September 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3300
Docket Number: 2022-1142
State ex rel. Randlett v. Lynch  
Date: September 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3260
Docket Number: 2021-0310

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus sought by Appellant to compel Judge Julie M. Lynch to vacate certain nunc pro tunc entries, holding that Appellant was not…

State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose  
Date: September 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3295
Docket Number: 2022-1083

Justia Opinion Summary: In this expedited election case the Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus compelling Ohio Secretary of State Frank La Rose to certify Terpsehore P. Maras's name to the November 8, 2022 ballot as an independent…

State ex rel. Trumbull County Republican Central Committee v. Trumbull County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3268
Docket Number: 2022-1055

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus ordering Trumbull County Board of Elections and its director and Secretary of State Frank LaRose (collectively, Respondents) to place Sarah Thomas Kovoor's name on the November…

State v. O'Malley
Date: September 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3207
Docket Number: 2020-0859
State v. O'Malley  
Date: September 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3207
Docket Number: 2020-0859

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the order of the trial court ordering forfeiture of Appellant's 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, holding that there was no equal protection violation and…

Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Arkow
Date: September 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3209
Docket Number: 2022-0716
Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Arkow
Date: September 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3209
Docket Number: 2022-0716
State v. Wilson
Date: September 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3202
Docket Number: 2020-0721
State v. Wilson  
Date: September 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3202
Docket Number: 2020-0721

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that in order for a person whose license is suspended for an offense for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) to be guilty of driving under an OVI suspension, the…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Jancura
Date: September 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3189
Docket Number: 2022-0367
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jancura
Date: September 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3189
Docket Number: 2022-0367
Pope v. Bracy
Date: September 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3190
Docket Number: 2022-0397
Pope v. Bracy  
Date: September 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3190
Docket Number: 2022-0397

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 Appellee, the warden of Trumbull Correctional Institution, holding that the court of…

Portage Cty. Educators Assn. for Dev. Disabilities-Unit B, OEA/NEA v. State Emp. Relations Bd.
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3167
Docket Numbers: 2021-0190, 2021-0191
Portage County Educators Ass'n for Developmental Disabilities v. State Employment Relations Bd.  
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3167
Docket Numbers: 2021-0190, 2021-0191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that Ohio Rev. Code 4117.11(B)(7) does not violate the First Amendment, holding that the statute's prohibition on inducing or encouraging…

State ex rel. Foster v. Foley
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3168
Docket Number: 2022-0186
State ex rel. Foster v. Foley  
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3168
Docket Number: 2022-0186

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 found the petition to be procedurally defective…

In re Application of Richmond
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3169
Docket Number: 2022-0338
In re Application of Richmond
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3169
Docket Number: 2022-0338
State ex rel. Halstead v. Jackson
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3205
Docket Number: 2022-1008
State ex rel. Halstead v. Jackson  
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3205
Docket Number: 2022-1008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ sought by Relators, five electors of the city of Canal Winchester, to have a referendum on a zoning ordinance placed on the general election ballot, holding that that the ordinance was…

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple
Date: September 12, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3173
Docket Number: 2021-0229
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple
Date: September 12, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3173
Docket Number: 2021-0229
State v. Sanford
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3107
Docket Number: 2021-0801
State v. Sanford  
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3107
Docket Number: 2021-0801

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to dismiss two of the charges against him, holding that toxicology results trigger a…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Fitz
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3108
Docket Number: 2022-0363
Disciplinary Counsel v. Fitz
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3108
Docket Number: 2022-0363
State ex rel. Moscow v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Elections
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3138
Docket Number: 2022-1003
State ex rel. Moscow v. Clermont County Bd. of Elections  
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3138
Docket Number: 2022-1003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition and denied as moot a writ of mandamus sought by protestors - the village of Moscow and its mayor - to keep a petition to surrender the corporate powers of the village off…

Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: September 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3092
Docket Number: 2020-1134
Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Date: September 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3092
Docket Number: 2020-1134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court concluding that Acuity, an insurer, did not owe Masters Pharmaceutical, Inc. a duty to defend it in the several…

State ex rel. Stevenson v. King
Date: September 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3093
Docket Number: 2021-1138
State ex rel. Stevenson v. King  
Date: September 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3093
Docket Number: 2021-1138

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a writ of mandamus compelling East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King and the East Cleveland mayor and finance director (collectively, Appellants) to…

Beachwood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Warrensville Hts. City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.
Date: September 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3071
Docket Number: 2020-1326
Beachwood City School District Bd. of Education v. Warrensville Heights City School District Bd. of Education  
Date: September 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3071
Docket Number: 2020-1326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the summary judgment entered by the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in favor of Warrensville Heights in this real property dispute, holding…

State ex rel. Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Govts. v. Bur. of Workers' Comp.
Date: September 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3058
Docket Number: 2021-0889
State ex rel. Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region of Workers' Compensation  
Date: September 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3058
Docket Number: 2021-0889

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals ordering the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to return the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) to its previous classifications…

In re Resignation of Feltis
Date: September 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3063
Docket Number: 2022-0906
In re Resignation of Feltis
Date: September 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3063
Docket Number: 2022-0906
State ex rel. Clark v. Twinsburg
Date: September 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3089
Docket Number: 2022-0995
State ex rel. Clark v. Twinsburg  
Date: September 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3089
Docket Number: 2022-0995

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a limited writ of mandamus ordering the City of Twinburg, City Clerk of Council Shannon Collins, and Law Director Matt Vazzana (collectively, the City) to transmit a referendum petition to the…

In re Resignation of Owens
Date: September 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3069
Docket Number: 2022-1031
In re Resignation of Owens
Date: September 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3069
Docket Number: 2022-1031
Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick
Date: August 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2967
Docket Number: 2022-0939
Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick
Date: August 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2967
Docket Number: 2022-0939
Disciplinary Counsel v. Moody
Date: August 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2966
Docket Number: 2022-0940
Disciplinary Counsel v. Moody
Date: August 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2966
Docket Number: 2022-0940
In re Nolan
Date: August 25, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2951
Docket Number: 2022-1048
In re Nolan
Date: August 25, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2951
Docket Number: 2022-1048
State v. G.K.
Date: August 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2858
Docket Number: 2021-0124
State v. G.K.  
Date: August 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2858
Docket Number: 2021-0124

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that dismissed counts in an indictment may be sealed before the conviction is eligible to be sealed, holding that the court of appeals…

State v. Whitaker
Date: August 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2840
Docket Number: 2019-1482
State v. Whitaker  
Date: August 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2840
Docket Number: 2019-1482

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant's conviction for aggravated burglary, vacated the finding of guilt on count three charging Defendant with felony murder during an aggravated battery, and dismissed the death penalty…

State ex rel. Anderson v. Chambers-Smith
Date: August 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2844
Docket Number: 2021-1427
State ex rel. Anderson v. Chambers-Smith  
Date: August 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2844
Docket Number: 2021-1427

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Annette Chambers-Smith, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, and the…

State ex rel. Cunnane v. LaRose
Date: August 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2875
Docket Number: 2022-0918
State ex rel. Cunnane v. LaRose  
Date: August 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2875
Docket Number: 2022-0918

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by F. Patrick Cunnane and Mary E. Cunnane to compel Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to certify their names to the ballot, holding that the Cunnanes failed to…

State v. CSX Transp., Inc.
Date: August 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2832
Docket Number: 2020-0608
State v. CSX Transportation, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2832
Docket Number: 2020-0608

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Ohio's antiblocking statute, Ohio Rev. Code 5589.21, which prohibits a stopped train from blocking a railroad crossing for more than five minutes, is preempted by the Interstate Commerce…

State ex rel. Grendell v. Geauga Cty. Bd. of Commrs.
Date: August 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2833
Docket Number: 2021-1159
State ex rel. Grendell v. Geauga County Board of Commissioners  
Date: August 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2833
Docket Number: 2021-1159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this original action seeking a writ of mandamus against Geauga County ordering the county to proceed under Ohio Rev. Code 305.14 with the submission and approval of Judge Timothy Grendell's…

State v. Stutler
Date: August 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2792
Docket Number: 2021-0428
State v. Stutler  
Date: August 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2792
Docket Number: 2021-0428

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a trial court lacks discretion to deny a request for a recommended change in the commitment conditions of a mentally ill person subject to court-ordered commitment to a mental health facility…

State ex rel. Davis v. Sheldon
Date: August 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2789
Docket Number: 2021-0995
State ex rel. Davis v. Sheldon  
Date: August 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2789
Docket Number: 2021-0995

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 Ed Sheldon of the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution, holding that the court…

State v. Yontz
Date: August 11, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2745
Docket Number: 2021-0382
State v. Yontz  
Date: August 11, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2745
Docket Number: 2021-0382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the court of appeals determining that Appellant's appeal of the denial of his motion to modify the terms of his intervention-in-lieu-of-conviction (ILC) supervision was moot and…

State ex rel. Ames v. LaRose
Date: August 11, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2794
Docket Number: 2022-0850
State ex rel. Ames v. LaRose  
Date: August 11, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2794
Docket Number: 2022-0850

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Brian Ames, a candidate for the Republican Party State Central Committee for Senate District 28 in the August 2022 primary election, holding that Ames was not…

In re Application of Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.
Date: August 10, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2742
Docket Number: 2021-0153
In re Application of Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.  
Date: August 10, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2742
Docket Number: 2021-0153

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Ohio Power Siting Board to approve the application of Icebreaker Windpower, Inc. for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need to build a six-turbine…

State v. McNeal
Date: August 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2703
Docket Number: 2021-0744
State v. McNeal  
Date: August 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2703
Docket Number: 2021-0744

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's decision to overrule Defendant's motion for leave to move for a new trial, holding that the trial court abused its discretion in…

In re Resignation of Salmen
Date: August 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2713
Docket Number: 2022-0834
In re Resignation of Salmen
Date: August 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2713
Docket Number: 2022-0834
In re Disqualification of Ondrey
Date: August 5, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3204
Docket Number: 22-AP-086
In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of Gedeon
Date: August 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2639
Docket Number: 2004-65645
In re Continuing Legal Edn. Suspension of Gedeon
Date: August 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2639
Docket Number: 2004-65645
State v. Brinkman
Date: July 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2550
Docket Number: 2019-1642
State v. Brinkman  
Date: July 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2550
Docket Number: 2019-1642

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of two counts of aggravated murder and his sentences of death on each count but reversed the trial court's judgment imposing postrelease control on counts three, four,…

Jones v. Foley
Date: July 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2551
Docket Number: 2022-0212
Jones v. Foley  
Date: July 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2551
Docket Number: 2022-0212

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of habeas corpus against Respondent, warden at the Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI), sought by Petitioner, an inmate at GCI, holding that Petitioner was not entitled…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick
Date: July 27, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2541
Docket Number: 2021-1515
Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick
Date: July 27, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2541
Docket Number: 2021-1515
State ex rel. Mitchell v. Pittman
Date: July 27, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2542
Docket Number: 2022-0173
State ex rel. Mitchell v. Pittman  
Date: July 27, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2542
Docket Number: 2022-0173

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 Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Laurie J. Pittman to vacate his convictions for…

Senterra, Ltd. v. Winland
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2521
Docket Number: 2020-0197
Senterra, Ltd. v. Winland  
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2521
Docket Number: 2020-0197

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from a judgment of the Seventh District Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court held that Ohio's Marketable Title Act (MTA), Ohio Rev. Code 5301.47 et seq., applied to an oil and gas interest that had been…

Stewart v. Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Ctrs., Inc.
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2522
Docket Number: 2021-1163
Stewart v. Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Centers, Inc.  
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2522
Docket Number: 2021-1163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the denial by the court of common pleas of Appellants' motion to dismiss concluding that immunity from liability afforded to mental-health…

State ex rel. M.D. v. Kelsey
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2556
Docket Number: 2021-1463
State ex rel. M.D. v. Kelsey  
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2556
Docket Number: 2021-1463

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint seeking a writ of procedendo against the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, holding…

In re Disqualification of Serrott
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3203
Docket Number: 22-AP-080
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Robinson
Date: July 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2509
Docket Number: 2021-0228
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Robinson
Date: July 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2509
Docket Number: 2021-0228
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Family
Date: July 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2507
Docket Number: 2021-0978
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Family
Date: July 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2507
Docket Number: 2021-0978
State v. Brooks
Date: July 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2478
Docket Numbers: 2020-1189, 2020-1250
State v. Brooks  
Date: July 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2478
Docket Numbers: 2020-1189, 2020-1250

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that 2018 Am.Sub.H.B. 228, which shifted the burden of proof on self-defense to the prosecution, applies to all trials conducted on or after its effective date of March 28, 2019, irrespective of…

Stevens v. Hill
Date: July 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2479
Docket Number: 2021-1596
Stevens v. Hill  
Date: July 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2479
Docket Number: 2021-1596

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant's claims were not cognizable in habeas corpus. In 1996, Appellant was…

State ex rel. T.B. v. Mackey
Date: July 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2493
Docket Number: 2022-0421
State ex rel. T.B. v. Mackey  
Date: July 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2493
Docket Number: 2022-0421

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of procedendo to compel Franklin County Probate Court Judge Jeffrey Mackey to lift a stay in a probate case and proceed with Relators' adoption petition, holding that the court abused its…

Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Buzzelli
Date: July 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2470
Docket Number: 2021-1233
Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Buzzelli
Date: July 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2470
Docket Number: 2021-1233
State ex rel. Barnette v. Hill
Date: July 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2469
Docket Number: 2021-1595
State ex rel. Barnette v. Hill  
Date: July 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2469
Docket Number: 2021-1595

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 Marion Correctional Institution, holding that there was no error or…

Santomauro v. McLaughlin
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2441
Docket Numbers: 2021-0997, 2021-1343
Santomauro v. McLaughlin  
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2441
Docket Number: 2021-0997

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court ordered the General Assembly to pass a new congressional-district plan that complied with the Ohio Constitution, holding that the plan adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission on March 2, 2022…

State ex rel. Jones v. Paschke
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2427
Docket Number: 2021-1189
State ex rel. Jones v. Paschke  
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2427
Docket Number: 2021-1189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of prohibition against Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carolyn J. Paschke, holding that the court of…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Owens
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2477
Docket Number: 2022-0128
Disciplinary Counsel v. Owens
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2477
Docket Number: 2022-0128
Neiman v. LaRose
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2471
Docket Numbers: 2022-0298, 2022-0303
Neiman v. LaRose  
Date: July 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2471
Docket Numbers: 2022-0298, 2022-0303

Justia Opinion Summary: In these two original actions the Supreme Court granted a limited writ of prohibition in each action, holding that the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to adopt…

State ex rel. Jones v. LaRose
Date: July 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2445
Docket Number: 2022-0813
State ex rel. Jones v. LaRose  
Date: July 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2445
Docket Number: 2022-0813

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the claims brought by Erik Jones in this expedited election case, holding that Jones was not entitled to a writ of mandamus based on the doctrine of laches. Jones filed a declaration of…

In re Disqualification of Gallagher
Date: July 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3055
Docket Number: 22-AP-079
Disciplinary Counsel v. Pertee
Date: July 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2406
Docket Number: 2021-0765
Disciplinary Counsel v. Pertee
Date: July 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2406
Docket Number: 2021-0765
In re Disqualification of Brown
Date: July 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-3057
Docket Number: 22-AP-082
In re Disqualification of O'Grady
Date: July 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2854
Docket Number: 22-AP-068
In re Disqualification of Betleski
Date: July 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2838
Docket Number: 22-AP-066
State v. Montgomery
Date: June 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2211
Docket Number: 2020-0312
State v. Montgomery  
Date: June 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2211
Docket Number: 2020-0312

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court finding Defendant guilty of kidnapping and rape and a repeat-violent-offender specification and imposing a ten-year sentence on each count, to be served…

Morey v. Campbell
Date: June 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2213
Docket Number: 2021-1199
Morey v. Campbell
Date: June 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2213
Docket Number: 2021-1199
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Watson
Date: June 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2212
Docket Number: 2022-01512
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Watson
Date: June 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2212
Docket Number: 2022-01512
State ex rel. Griffin v. Sehlmeyer
Date: June 29, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2189
Docket Number: 2021-1064
State ex rel. Griffin v. Sehlmeyer  
Date: June 29, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2189
Docket Number: 2021-1064

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied relief in this original action brought by Relator, an inmate at the Toledo Correctional Institution (TCI), brought seeking a writ of mandamus to fulfill his public records request he previously…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Noble
Date: June 29, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2190
Docket Number: 2021-1519
Disciplinary Counsel v. Noble
Date: June 29, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2190
Docket Number: 2021-1519
State v. Burroughs
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2146
Docket Number: 2020-1304
State v. Burroughs  
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2146
Docket Number: 2020-1304

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court determined that a warrantless search conducted in this case did not comport with the Fourth Amendment under the "single-purpose-container exception" to the warrant requirement, holding that when police…

State ex rel. Suggs v. McConahay
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2147
Docket Number: 2021-1056
State ex rel. Suggs v. McConahay  
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2147
Docket Number: 2021-1056

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Relator, a prison inmate, in this original action seeking to compel the warden of the Mansfield Correctional Institution to provide copies of electronic kites between…

In re Corcoran
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2208
Docket Number: 2022-0778
In re Corcoran
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2208
Docket Number: 2022-0778
State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose
Date: June 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2173
Docket Number: 2022-0661
State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose  
Date: June 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2173
Docket Number: 2022-0661

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus requested by six relators (the original relators) in this expedited election case and ordered the county boards of elections to accept the declarations and petitions and to…

State ex rel. Reese v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr. Legal Dept.
Date: June 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2105
Docket Number: 2021-0868
State ex rel. Reese v. Ohio Dep't of Rehabilitation & Correction Legal Dep't  
Date: June 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2105
Docket Number: 2021-0868

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a writ of mandamus compelling the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) to produce records requested under Ohio's Public Records Act, Ohio Rev. Code…

Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Blauvelt
Date: June 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2108
Docket Number: 2022-0149
Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Blauvelt
Date: June 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2108
Docket Number: 2022-0149
In re Disqualification of Mackey
Date: June 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2837
Docket Number: 22-AP-064
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Yoder
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2116
Docket Number: 2020-0228
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Yoder
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2116
Docket Number: 2020-0228
Dayton v. State
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2073
Docket Number: 2021-0592
Dayton v. State
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2073
Docket Number: 2021-0592
LG Chem, Ltd. v. Goulding
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2065
Docket Number: 2021-0804
LG Chem, Ltd. v. Goulding  
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2065
Docket Number: 2021-0804

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition sought by LG Chem, Ltd., a defendant in a products-liability action pending before Judge Michael Goulding in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, holding that LG Chem did…

In re Resignation of Donovan
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2117
Docket Number: 2022-0626
In re Resignation of Donovan
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2117
Docket Number: 2022-0626
In re Disqualification of Dankof
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2855
Docket Number: 22-AP-077
State ex rel. Target Auto Repair v. Morales
Date: June 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2062
Docket Number: 2019-1349
State ex rel. Target Auto Repair v. Morales  
Date: June 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2062
Docket Number: 2019-1349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus ordering the Industrial Commission of Ohio to vacate its decision granting a specific safety requirement (VSSR) award to Josue…

State v. Stansell
Date: June 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2064
Docket Number: 2021-0948
State v. Stansell
Date: June 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-2064
Docket Number: 2021-0948
Myers v. Meyers  
Date: June 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1915
Docket Number: 2020-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated actions, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that an offense-and-incident report, which initiates a police investigation and is a public record under Ohio’s Public Records Act, R.C. 149.43, is not limited to…

Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mahoney
Date: June 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1916
Docket Number: 2022-0155
State ex rel. Jones v. Ohio House of Representatives  
Date: June 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1909
Docket Number: 2021-1312

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this original action in which Relators sought a writ of mandamus against the Ohio House of Representatives and ninety-eight of members individually, holding that this Court lacked jurisdiction…

State ex rel. Johnson v. Ohio State Senate  
Date: June 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1912
Docket Number: 2021-1313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this original action in which Relators sought a writ of mandamus against the Ohio State Senate and its thirty-three members individually, holding that this Court lacked jurisdiction to grant…

State v. Bryant  
Date: June 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1878
Docket Number: 2020-0599

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's sentence, holding that a defendant's display of disrespect toward a trial court is not a permissible sentencing factor that the court…

State ex rel. Cherry v. Bryant  
Date: June 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1885
Docket Number: 2021-1504

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's action seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the trial court to hold a new sentencing hearing, holding that the court of appeals…

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Chambers
Date: June 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1891
Docket Number: 2022-0534
Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmons
Date: June 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1892
Docket Number: 2022-0535
Disciplinary Counsel v. Duff
Date: June 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1890
Docket Number: 2022-0563
Disciplinary Counsel v. Golden
Date: June 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1865
Docket Number: 2012-0764
Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilcoxson
Date: June 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1863
Docket Number: 2021-0764
State v. Jackson
Date: June 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1823
Docket Number: 2021-0742
Rance v. Watson  
Date: June 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1822
Docket Number: 2021-1272

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 current prison warden for failing to state a claim upon which relief could be…

In re Bell
Date: June 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1836
Docket Number: 2022-0660
State ex rel. Mobley v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: June 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1765
Docket Number: 2021-0725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a writ of mandamus ordering the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) to provide certain records that Relator requested under the Public Records Act,…

State ex rel. White v. Aveni  
Date: June 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1755
Docket Number: 2021-1206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's complaint for writs of mandamus and/or procedendo against Franklin County Common Please Court Judge Carl A. Aveni II, holding that…

In re J.H.
Date: May 31, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1767
Docket Number: 2021-0533
In re Resignation of Okey
Date: May 31, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1789
Docket Number: 2022-0530
State ex rel. Parker v. Black  
Date: May 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1730
Docket Number: 2021-1055

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 his allegations of error. Appellant was…

In re J.F.
Date: May 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1731
Docket Number: 2021-1172
Lundeen v. Turner  
Date: May 25, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1709
Docket Number: 2021-1032

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge to a foreclosure judgment, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals, holding that the court of appeals did not err in denying Appellant's motion for relief from the judgment. In…

League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Commission  
Date: May 25, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1727
Docket Numbers: 2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the General Assembly-district plan adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission on May 5, 2022 was invalid in its entirety and ordered the commission to draft and adopt an entirely new General…

State ex rel. Ugicom Enterprises, Inc. v. Morrison  
Date: May 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1689
Docket Number: 2021-0674

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals determining that some evidence supported the determination of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation that Appellant, an underground cable installation…

In re Goodman
Date: May 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1717
Docket Number: 2022-0611
Village of Newburgh Heights v. State  
Date: May 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1642
Docket Number: 2021-0247

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a reallocation of local-government funds regarding fines collected from the use of traffic cameras during the preceding fiscal year, called the "spending setoff," and the "deposit requirement"…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Atkins
Date: May 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1651
Docket Number: 2020-1335
State ex rel. Ware v. Kurt  
Date: May 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1627
Docket Number: 2021-0823

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals granting summary judgment against Appellant, an inmate seeking to compel the clerk of courts to produce certain records under…

State v. Fuell
Date: May 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1607
Docket Number: 2021-0794
In re Resignation of Dougherty
Date: May 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1623
Docket Number: 2022-0419
State v. McAlpin  
Date: May 12, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1567
Docket Number: 2019-0926

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions for, among other crimes, two counts of aggravated murder with four death-penalty specifications attached to each count and Defendant's sentence of death, holding that…

State v. Lewis
Date: May 12, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1570
Docket Number: 2021-0691
State v. West  
Date: May 11, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1556
Docket Number: 2020-0978

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions, holding that the judge's comments and questions to witnesses during Defendant's criminal trial did not violate…

State ex rel. Mango v. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction  
Date: May 11, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1559
Docket Number: 2021-0646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus, holding that Appellant did not show that the parole-revocation proceedings violated his constitutional right to due…

State v. Crawford  
Date: May 10, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1509
Docket Number: 2020-0797

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's conviction of involuntary manslaughter, holding that Defendant's argument on appeal was without merit. Defendant committed a felony…

State v. Moore  
Date: May 5, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1460
Docket Number: 2021-0266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's convictions after finding that the state failed to prove venue, holding that the court of appeals did not err. Defendant was indicted…

State v. Hudson  
Date: May 4, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1435
Docket Number: 2020-1111

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the general division of a common pleas court does not have jurisdiction over an offender who was arrested at the age of twenty for felonious acts he allegedly committed as a…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Purola
Date: May 4, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1476
Docket Number: 2022-0350
Durkin v. Williams  
Date: May 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1416
Docket Number: 2021-0580

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition sought by Petitioner, executor of the estate of Virginia Durkin, against Respondent, the judge presiding over the underlying action involving the Durkin estate, holding that…

Disciplinary Counsel v. O'Diam
Date: April 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1370
Docket Number: 2021-0971
In re Cases Held for the Decision in State v. Maddox
Date: April 27, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1352
State ex rel. Yost v. Burns  
Date: April 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1326
Docket Number: 2020-1078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court finding Robert Burns strictly liable as a public official for the misappropriation of public money, holding that…

State v. Reed
Date: April 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1327
Docket Number: 2020-1337
State v. Gapen
Date: April 26, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1328
Docket Number: 2021-1336
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Nelson
Date: April 21, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1288
Docket Number: 2021-0759
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Davis
Date: April 20, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1286
Docket Number: 2021-1516
State v. Hansard
Date: April 19, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1267
Docket Number: 2021-0019
In re Resignation of Wright
Date: April 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1268
Docket Number: 2022-0343
Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bahan
Date: April 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1210
Docket Number: 2021-0224
League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Committee  
Date: April 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1235
Docket Numbers: 2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210

Justia Opinion Summary: For the fourth time this issue was before the Supreme Court, the Court held that the third-revised General Assembly-district plan adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission violates the standards of Ohio Const. art.…

Norman v. Kellie Auto Sales, Inc.
Date: April 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1198
Docket Number: 2021-0207
Key Realty, Ltd. v. Hall
Date: April 13, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1199
Docket Number: 2021-1330
State v. Eatmon  
Date: April 12, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1197
Docket Number: 2020-1018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals' decision affirming the judgment of the trial court dismissing the criminal case against Defendant without prejudice, holding that the trial court did not err when it…

Colonial, Inc. v. McClain  
Date: April 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1149
Docket Number: 2021-0373

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) upholding the decision of the tax commissioner denying Colonial, Inc.'s application for a tax refund, holding that there was no error. In its…

M.R. v. Niesen  
Date: April 6, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1130
Docket Number: 2020-1131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the decision of the common pleas court entering a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting Appellants from publishing the personal identifying information of Ryan…

State ex rel. Brubaker v. Lawrence County Board of Elections  
Date: March 31, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1087
Docket Number: 2022-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Ray Brubaker to compel the Lawrence County Board of Elections to place a local liquor option on the primary-election ballot, holding that Brubaker failed to establish…

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Kathman
Date: March 30, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-1027
Docket Number: 2021-0216
Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoague
Date: March 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-972
Docket Number: 2019-1371
Fonzi v. Brown  
Date: March 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-901
Docket Numbers: 2020-0773, 2020-0861

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's decisions in these two cases consolidated for appeal, holding that owners of the surface rights to land did not comply with the…

French v. Ascent Resources-Utica, LLC  
Date: March 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-869
Docket Number: 2021-0166

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that an action seeking a determination that an oil and gas lease has expired by its own terms is a controversy "involving the title to or the possession of real estate" so that the action is exempt…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Darling
Date: March 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-870
Docket Number: 2021-1232
Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ironics, Inc.  
Date: March 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-841
Docket Number: 2020-0306

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court ruling that an umbrella insurance policy between Motorists Mutual Insurance Company (Motorists)and Owens-Brockway…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith
Date: March 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-840
Docket Number: 2021-0448
State v. Bethel  
Date: March 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-783
Docket Number: 2020-0648

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant's motion for leave to file a motion for a new trial and his motion for a new trial and finding…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cox
Date: March 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-784
Docket Number: 2021-0975
State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose  
Date: March 18, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-866
Docket Number: 2022-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of mandamus sought by Terpsehore Maras, who circulated petitions to appear on the May 2022 Republican Party primary ballot as a candidate for secretary of state, holding that Maras was not…

State ex rel. Yost v. Rover Pipeline, L.L.C.  
Date: March 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-766
Docket Number: 2020-0091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the trial court dismissing this complaint brought by the Attorney General alleging that Defendants, including Rover Pipeline, LLC,…

State ex rel. Guthrie v. Fender  
Date: March 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-767
Docket Number: 2021-0871

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals dismissing Appellant's declaratory judgment and habeas claims but transferring his mandamus claim to the Tenth District Court of Appeals,…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoover
Date: March 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-769
Docket Number: 2021-1517
State v. Maddox  
Date: March 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-764
Docket Number: 2020-1266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the district court denying Petitioner's request for injunctive and declaratory relief claiming that the application of Ohio Rev.…

Davis v. Nathaniel
Date: March 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-751
Docket Number: 2021-0170
State ex rel. Burkons v. Beachwood  
Date: March 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-748
Docket Number: 2021-0605

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 City of Beachwood to terminate special prosecutor Stephanie Scalise, holding that this…

League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Commission  
Date: March 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-789
Docket Numbers: 2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the second revised General Assembly-district plan adopted by respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission violates Ohio Const. art. XI, sections 6(A) and 6(B) and ordered the Commission to be…

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Pro-Net Fin., Inc.
Date: March 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-726
Docket Number: 2016-1913
Cincinnati Federal Savings & Loan Co. v. McClain  
Date: March 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-725
Docket Number: 2021-0064

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and vacated in part the decision of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) upholding the tax commissioners denial of Appellant's claim for a sales tax refund, holding that the BTA erred in…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Rumes
Date: March 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-727
Docket Number: 2021-1251
In re Resignation of Tripp
Date: March 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-728
Docket Number: 2022-0104
In re Resignation of Barbera
Date: March 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-730
Docket Number: 2022-0181
In re Romer
Date: March 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-641
Docket Number: 2022-0230
Disciplinary Counsel v. Owens
Date: March 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-606
Docket Number: 2022-0128
Disciplinary Counsel v. Dusing
Date: March 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-589
Docket Number: 2022-0209
State ex rel. McKenney v. Jones  
Date: February 28, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-583
Docket Numbers: 2020-1405, 2021-0043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied requests sought by four Summit County Municipal Court judges for writs of prohibition and mandamus against Respondents, the Summit County Court of Common Pleas and its administrative judge,…

Jezerinac v. Dioun  
Date: February 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-509
Docket Number: 2020-0743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that when a member of the original panel of the court of appeals leaves the bench the departing judge may be replaced by a new judge on the panel that reconsiders its original decision. In this…

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple
Date: February 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-510
Docket Number: 2021-0229
Boler v. Hill  
Date: February 24, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-507
Docket Number: 2021-1073

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 Leon Hill, warden of the Marion Correctional Institution, holding that there was no…

Siltstone Resources, LLC v. Ohio Public Works Commission  
Date: February 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-483
Docket Number: 2020-0031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing a decision of the Belmont County Court of Common Pleas and holding that amicus curiae Guernsey County Community Development Corporation (CDC) had…

Davis v. Hill  
Date: February 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-485
Docket Number: 2021-0911

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 petition. Appellant was convicted on…

Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Schriver
Date: February 23, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-486
Docket Number: 2021-0973
State v. Bates  
Date: February 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-475
Docket Number: 2020-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court issuing a new sentencing entry that included a required notification as to the postrelease-control portion of…

State ex rel. Bey v. Byrd  
Date: February 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-476
Docket Number: 2021-0624

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals denying a writ of mandamus ordering the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts to produce various records relating to criminal proceedings against Parker Bey in…

State ex rel. Harris v. Hamilton County Clerk of Courts  
Date: February 22, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-477
Docket Number: 2021-0796

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of mandamus or procedendo, holding that Appellant was not entitled to the writ. In 1992, Appellant was convicted…

State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Shanahan  
Date: February 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-448
Docket Number: 2021-0047

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the original actions filed in this Court seeking a writ of mandamus and a writ of prohibition to compel Judge Megan E. Shanahan to allow M.R. to proceed in a lawsuit using a pseudonym and…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hillman
Date: February 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-447
Docket Number: 2021-0443
Karr v. McClain  
Date: February 17, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-449
Docket Number: 2021-0457

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the judgment of the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) abating a tax penalty imposed against Appellee by the Tax Commissioner of Ohio, holding that the BTA's abatement of the penalty was…

State v. Kidd
Date: February 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-424
Docket Number: 2021-0026
Barrow v. New Miami
Date: February 16, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-423
Docket Number: 2021-0151
Peppertree Farms, L.L.C. v. Thonen  
Date: February 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-395
Docket Number: 2020-0812

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving two separate deeds to property in which successive grantors conveyed the surface rights and part of the mineral interest while retaining part of the oil and gas rights the Supreme Court affirmed in…

Peppertree Farms, L.L.C. v. Thonen  
Date: February 15, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-396
Docket Number: 2020-0814

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that a recorded will that does not affect title to an interest in land is not a recorded title transaction under Ohio Rev. Code 5301.47(F) and…

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hartsock
Date: February 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-401
Docket Number: 2001-1208
Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. James
Date: February 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-402
Docket Number: 2022-0072
In re Adoption of A.K.  
Date: February 10, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-350
Docket Number: 2020-1163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals denying Grandparents' motion for reconsideration of the judgment of the court of appeals ruling that, under In re Adoption of B.I., 131 N.E.3d 28, Father's…

State ex rel. Bradford v. Bowen  
Date: February 10, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-351
Docket Number: 2021-0952

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the court of appeals improperly considered an unauthenticated…

Simmons v. Black  
Date: February 10, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-352
Docket Number: 2021-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of habeas corpus ordering Petitioner's release from the Lorain Correctional Institution where Jennifer Black was the warden, holding that Petitioner was not entitled to relief in habeas…

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Macejko
Date: February 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-322
Docket Number: 2020-1513
State ex rel. Duncan v. American Transmission Systems, Inc.  
Date: February 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-323
Docket Number: 2021-0770

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Richard Duncan's complaint against American Transmission Systems, Inc. and FirstEnergy Corp. (collectively, ATSI), and the city of Aurora and its…

Stewart v. Collins  
Date: February 9, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-324
Docket Number: 2021-0832

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 Warden Emma Collins, holding that there was no error. Appellant, an inmate at the…

State v. Leyh  
Date: February 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-292
Docket Number: 2020-0819

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals denying Appellant's application to reopen his appeal, holding that Appellant's application showed that there was a genuine issue of material fact as to…

State ex rel. Ware v. Crawford  
Date: February 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-295
Docket Number: 2020-1498

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted some, but not all, of Relator's requested relief in his petition for a writ of mandamus ordering Donna Crawford, an inspector with the Trumbull Correctional Institution's office of institutional…

In re Affidavit of Helms  
Date: February 8, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-293
Docket Number: 2021-0645

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing Appellant's private citizen affidavit seeking the arrest of Appellee, Beth Diefendorf, an Akron municipal employee, holding that the court of…

State ex rel. Shie v. Ohio Adult Parole Authority  
Date: February 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-270
Docket Number: 2021-0444

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition seeking a writ of mandamus ordering his release from prison or, alternatively, an order requiring the Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) to impose a shorter prison term,…

State ex rel. Adams v. Winkler  
Date: February 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-271
Docket Number: 2021-0634

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing his complaint for a writ of mandamus against Former Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert C. Winkler and denying his motion for summary…

League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm.  
Date: February 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-342
Docket Numbers: 2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Petitioners showed beyond a reasonable doubt that the General Assembly-district plan adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission on January 22, 2022 violated Ohio Const. Art. XI, 6(A) and (B)…

In re Poole
Date: February 7, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-312
Docket Number: 2022-0127
State v. Smith  
Date: February 3, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-274
Docket Number: 2019-1813

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming Appellant's conviction and vacated the conviction, holding that no adult court had jurisdiction over acts that were charged in but not bound over…

State ex rel. Bowman v. Industrial Commission  
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-233
Docket Number: 2021-0007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a writ ordering the Industrial Commission of Ohio to vacate its order awarding compensation to Cami Bowman, holding that the court of appeals…

State v. Smith  
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-269
Docket Number: 2021-0051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this case to the trial court for modification of Defendant's conviction for rape of a child under the age of thirteen in violation of Ohio Rev. Code 2907.02(A)(1)(b) and for resentencing,…

State ex rel. Bey v. Bureau of Sentence Computation  
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-236
Docket Number: 2021-0183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals dismissing two complaints for writs of mandamus to compel the Bureau of Sentence Computation (BSC) and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) to produce…

State ex rel. Horton v. Kilbane  
Date: February 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-205
Docket Number: 2020-0348

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Appellant's request for a writ of mandamus ordering Police Chief Michael Kilbane and the City of Independence (collectively, the City) to produce documents relating to the City's implementation…

State ex rel. Grendell v. Walder  
Date: February 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-204
Docket Number: 2020-1070

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering the Gauge County auditor to issue warrants on the county treasurer to pay for court-ordered expenditures, holding that Timothy Grendell, judge of the Geauga County…

State ex rel. Grendell v. Walder
Date: February 1, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-211
Docket Number: 2020-1070
Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony
Date: January 31, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-221
Docket Number: 2021-0851
In re Resignation of Druckenmiller
Date: January 31, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-222
Docket Number: 2022-0018
Adams v. DeWine  
Date: January 14, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-89
Docket Numbers: 2021-1428, 2021-1449

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court declared the congressional-district plan passed by the General Assembly invalid, holding that the General Assembly did not comply with Ohio Const. art. XIX, 1(C)(3)(a) and (b) in passing the plan and…

League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Committee  
Date: January 12, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-65
Docket Numbers: 2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the General Assembly-district plan (the plan) adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission in September 2021 to be effective for the next four years was invalid under Ohio Const. art. XI, 6(A)…

DuBose v. McGuffey  
Date: January 4, 2022
Citation: 2022-Ohio-8
Docket Number: 2021-1403

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals granting a writ of habeas corpus ordering the reduction of Petitioner's bail from $1,500,000 to $500,000, holding that the court of appeals did not…

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