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State v. Cooper 2019-A-0090CRIMINAL LAW - domestic violence; R.C. 2919.25(C); conviction supported by sufficient evidence and not agaisnt manifest weight of evidence; court could infer that erratic behavior plus vague threats caused victim to believe defendant would cause imminent physical harm; offense not based on offender's subjective intent. WrightAshtabula 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3559
State v. Sheffey 2019-A-0022CRIMINAL LAW - plain error; appellant bears burden of affirmatively demonstrating error on appeal; no obvious defect in trial court proceedings. WrightAshtabula 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3561
State v. Bradley-Lewis 2019-A-0086, 2019-A-0087, 2019-A-0088CRIMINAL - Obstructing Official Business; Resisting Arrest; Reckless Operation; Sixth Amendment; right to counsel; waiver of right to counsel; intelligently given; meaningful dialogue of risks of proceeding pro se; inferred waiver; petty offense; vacate sentence; noncertified LEADS report; Ohio Rules of Evidence; Ohio Evid.R. 902(10); conflict between statute and rules of evidence; sufficiency of the evidence; weight of the evidence; swerving; unsafe drivingLynchAshtabula 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3563
Lindsey v. Lindsey 2020-G-0250DOMESTIC RELATIONS – motion to remove magistrate; R.C. 2701.03 procedures inapplicable; R.C. 2505.02(B); special proceeding; appellant will not be denied effective relief in the future; no substantial right affected; no final, appealable order; appeal dismissed.TrappGeauga 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3567
State v. DiBattista 2019-P-0109 & 2019-P-0110CRIMINAL LAW- sexual imposition; assault; Tier I Sex Offender; video evidence; Crim.R. 29(A); abuse of discretion; manifest weight; sufficiency of evidence; sexual contact; sexual arousal or gratification; knowingly; affirmed.CannonPortage 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3564
Calif Real Estate Holdings, L.L.C. v. Inspiring Minds, L.L.C. 2019-T-0071CIVIL LAW -- final appealable order; Civ.R. 54(B); multiple claims; "no just reason for delay" language absent; appeal dismissed. TrappTrumbull 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3560
State v. Puckrin 2019-A-0073CRIMINAL LAW - sufficiency of the evidence;obstructing official business;R.C. 2921.31(A)&(B);hampered or impeded;resisted arrest, fighting stance, refused to stop fighting, attempt to retrieve firearm;manifest weight;competing versions of events;credibility of witnesses.TrappTrumbull 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3562
State v. Carnes 2020-T-0004CRIMINAL LAW - post-sentence motion to vacate guilty plea; Crim.R. 32.1; R.C. 2311.14; interpreter rights; hearing impairment; ineffective assistance of counsel; claims could have been raised on direct appeal; res judicata; no manifest injustice.CannonTrumbull 6/30/2020 6/30/2020 2020-Ohio-3566
State v. Mitchell 2019-P-0105CRIMINAL - motion for resentencing; void sentence; physical presence; Crim.R. 43(A); completion of prison sentence; parole; certificate of final release; res judicata; add punishment or alter sentence; motion for final appealable order; Crim.R. 32(C); postconviction relief; R.C. 2953.21; non-constitutional issues; successive petition; R.C. 2953.23; law of the case; motion to correct entry; nunc pro tunc; Crim.R. 36; Crim.R. 1(A); clerical mistakes; not a new final order.TrappPortage 6/22/2020 6/22/2020 2020-Ohio-3417
State v. Montalvo 2019-A-0075 & 2019-A-0076CRIMINAL LAW - obstructing official business; lawful duties; authorized act; purposely; specific intention; disorderly conduct; R.C. 2917.11(A)(1); turbulent behavior; mere words are insufficient; vulgar language accompanied by aggressive behavior. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - aggravated disorderly conduct; aggravating factor; complaint not properly amended; jury not properly instructed; verdict form omitted aggravating factor and degree of offense; guilty of the least degree of the offense charged; R.C. 2945.72; plain error; due process.CannonAshtabula 6/22/2020 6/22/2020 2020-Ohio-3418