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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2021-0173 State of Ohio v. Richard A. Jones, II OPEN
(Held)
4/13/2021 Proposition of Law No. 1: The Reagan Tokes act is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers doctrine and the Due Process Clause of the Federal and State Constitution
2021-0170 Rachel Davis v. Tammie Nathaniel, et al OPEN 3/30/2021 Proposition of Law 1: Where the relationship of parent and child has not been terminated, the companionship rights of the relatives of that parent are not restricted or curtailed by an adoption by a relative of the child. Proposition of Law 2: A decree of adoption does not terminate the companionship rights of the relatives of the petitioner who is also a relative of the child.
2021-0151 Doreen Barrow, et al. v. Village of New Miami OPEN 4/13/2021 A civil administrative procedure violates the due course of law guarantees of Article I, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution when it relies exclusively on hearsay evidence from a declarant with an interest in the outcome and fails to provide any opportunity for the person facing the adverse action to compel the attendance of the declarant at a hearing at which the credibility of the declarant or the veracity of the hearsay statements could be challenged.
2021-0151 Doreen Barrow, et al. v. Village of New Miami OPEN 4/13/2021 A civil administrative procedure violates the due course of law guarantees of Article I, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution when it provides that the person facing the adverse action may escape liability for conduct the person did not commit only by providing the name and address of, plus a confession and full payment from, the responsible person.
2021-0151 Doreen Barrow, et al. v. Village of New Miami OPEN 4/13/2021 A civil administrative procedure that violates the due course of law guarantees of Article I, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution may not be deemed constitutionally acceptable merely because an appeal is available pursuant to R.C. 2506.01 et seq.
2021-0130 Neuro-Communication Services Inc., etc., v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company; The Cincinnati Casualty Company; and The Cincinnati Indemnity Company OPEN 4/14/2021 Does the general presence in the community, or on surfaces at a premises, of the novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, constitute direct physical loss or damage to property; or does the presence on a premises of a person infected with COVID-19 constitute direct physical loss or damage to property at that premises?
2021-0124 State of Ohio v. G.K. OPEN 4/13/2021 State’s Proposition of Law: If a criminal case is not eligible for sealing, individual dismissed counts within that case cannot be sealed
2021-0113 State of Ohio v. Jay L. Biggs OPEN 4/14/2021 Proposition of Law 1: The lower courts errored in denying the defendant access to tissue slides where other counties Coroner's Office release slides upon official request in violation of the Constitutional Right to Due Process and Equal Protection
2021-0086 State of Ohio v. Brian Stone OPEN
(Held)
4/13/2021 Proposition of Law I: The constitutionality of the provisions of the Reagan Tokes Act, which allow the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to administratively extend a criminal defendant’s prison sentence beyond the presumptive minimum term, are not ripe for review on direct appeal from sentencing, and only become ripe after the defendant has served the minimum term and been subject to extension by application of the Act.
2021-0086 State of Ohio v. Brian Stone OPEN
(Held)
4/13/2021 Proposition of Law II: The determination that an issue before a court of appeals is ripe for review is a condition precedent to determining the issue on any other grounds, including waiver or forfeiture.
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