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State v. Benson 2019-A-0080APPELLATE REVIEW-CRIMINAL - denial of motion to suppress is not final appealable order; final order in criminal case is conviction and sentence; premature appeal. TrappAshtabula 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5050
State v. Herrick 2018-G-0161CRIMINAL LAW - motion to seal record; R.C. 2953.61(A); two or more offenses; minor misdemeanor; not a conviction; court must consider motion. RiceGeauga 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5047
Zamlen-Spotts v. Keco 2018-G-0186CIVIL - frivolous conduct; R.C. 2323.51(A)(2)(a)(iii) and (iv); factual determinations; competent, credible evidence; no evidentiary support; not warranted by the evidence; Fed.R.Civ.P. 11(b)(3); denial of motion for directed verdict; incredible; demonstrably false.TrappGeauga 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5048
Forcier v. Forcier 2019-G-0191DOMESTIC RELATIONS - disposition of marital property; division equitable and reasonable; disposition of real property; joint exhibits; valuations inconsistent with stipulations; redistribution; gift of real estate; one-sixth interest; rents associated with property; wife's separate property; lowest-intermediate-balance method equitable and reasonable.RiceGeauga 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5051
Forcier v. Forcier 2019-G-0192DOMESTIC RELATIONS - disposition of marital property; disposition of real property; gifts of real estate; sale of gifted property; separate property; passive interest on separate property; equitable division; lowest-intermediate-balance method; financial misconduct; no duty of support breached; constructive trust; husband's one-sixth interest; no standing; no error.RiceGeauga 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5052
State v. Banas 2019-L-049CRIMINAL LAW - SENTENCING - felony sex offenses; rape; sexual battery; R.C. 2929.11; purposes and principles of felony sentencing; "to promote the effective rehabilitation of the offender"; R.C. 2929.12; seriousness factors; "position of trust"; natural parent of the victim; element of the offense; recidivism factors; R.C. 2929.14(C)(4); consecutive service; necessary to punish the offender.CannonLake 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5053
State ex rel. Hull v. Culotta 2019-L-086WRIT OF PROCEDENDO - When the subject of the action for writ of procedendo rules or acts, the petition is moot and dismissal is warranted. Per CuriamLake 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5054
Gale v. Gale 2019-L-093APPELLATE REVIEW - Trial court judgment can only be immediately reviewed by an appellate court if it constitutes a final order; R.C. 2505.02(B); Entry that contemplates further action is not a final appealable order.TrappLake 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5055
State ex rel. Anderson v. Culotta 2019-L-129EXTRAORDINARY WRITS - petition for writ of procedendo; petition for writ of mandamus; moot.Per CuriamLake 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5056
Bode v. Concord Twp. 2018-L-116CIVIL – Open Meetings Act; R.C. 121.22; public body; meeting; special meeting; executive session; deliberation; invalidation of action; township; bench trial; Holeski v. Lawrence; manifest weight; manifest miscarriage of justice; competent, credible evidence; R.C. 121.22(G)(1); meeting minutes; specificity of minutes; technical violation; affirmed in part; reversed and remanded.TrappLake 12/9/2019 12/10/2019 2019-Ohio-5062