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State v. Hand (Slip Opinion) 2014-1814R.C. 2901.08(A) violates the Due Process Clauses of Article I, Section 16 of the Ohio Constitution and the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution because it is fundamentally unfair to treat a juvenile adjudication as a previous conviction that enhances either the degree of or the sentence for a subsequent offense committed as an adult-A juvenile adjudication cannot be used to increase a sentence beyond a statutory maximum or mandatory minimum.Lanzinger, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5504 8/25/2016 8/25/2016 2016-Ohio-5504
Cox v. Dayton Pub. Schools Bd. of Edn. (Slip Opinion) 2015-0494Requirements for invoking the jurisdiction of a court of common pleas to vacate, modify, or correct an arbitration award under R.C. 2711.13-R.C. 2711.13 requires service as provided in Civ.R. 5(B)-R.C. 1.14, Civ.R. 6(A), and R.C. 1.45 are applied in determining whether motion to vacate, modify, or correct arbitration award was timely served.O'Neill, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5505 8/25/2016 8/25/2016 2016-Ohio-5505
08/25/2016 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions-Motion and procedural rulings.   8/25/2016 8/25/2016 2016-Ohio-5509
State v. Montgomery (Slip Opinion) 2012-1212Criminal law-Aggravated murder-Murder-Domestic violence-In a capital case, the aggravating circumstances codified in R.C. 2929.04(A) require the production of evidence sufficient to prove their existence beyond a reasonable doubt-Convictions and sentence of death affirmed.French, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5487 8/24/2016 8/24/2016 2016-Ohio-5487
State v. Jackson (Slip Opinion) 2012-1644Criminal Law-Aggravated murder-Sentence of death imposed after resentencing hearing-Death penalty affirmed.Pfeifer, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5488 8/24/2016 8/24/2016 2016-Ohio-5488
Midland Funding, L.L.C. v. Hottenroth (Slip Opinion) 2014-1236Appeals dismissed as having been improvidently accepted.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5489 8/24/2016 8/24/2016 2016-Ohio-5489
08/24/2016 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions-Motion and procedural rulings-Miscellaneous dismissals.   8/24/2016 8/24/2016 2016-Ohio-5500
State ex rel. Bates v. Smith (Slip Opinion) 2016-0134Quo warranto-Declaration of office of township trustee as vacant and appointment of respondent to that office violated R.C. 503.241 and Open Meetings Act, R.C. 121.22-Writ granted.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5449 8/23/2016 8/23/2016 2016-Ohio-5449
In re C.R. (Slip Opinion) 2014-0943Court of appeals' judgment affirmed on the authority of In re D.S.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5450 8/23/2016 8/23/2016 2016-Ohio-5450
In re M.R. (Slip Opinion) 2014-1315Court of appeals' judgment affirmed in part on the authority of In re D.S.-Appeal dismissed in part as having been improvidently accepted.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5451 8/23/2016 8/23/2016 2016-Ohio-5451