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07/21/2017 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings.   7/21/2017 7/21/2017 2017-Ohio-6902
Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Johnson (Slip Opinion) 2014-0136 and 2014-1403Attorneys-Misconduct-Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, including failing to act with reasonable diligence in representing a client, failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation, and of rules relating to a client trust account and the division of fees with a lawyer not in the same firm-Indefinite suspension.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-6869 7/20/2017 7/20/2017 2017-Ohio-6869
Disciplinary Counsel v. Little (Slip Opinion) 2016-1838Attorneys-Misconduct-Misappropriation of client funds-Commingling of lawyer and client funds-Failure to maintain proper records of client funds-Attorney permanently disbarred.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-6871 7/20/2017 7/20/2017 2017-Ohio-6871
Disciplinary Counsel v. Pickrel (Slip Opinion) 2017-0225Attorneys-Misconduct-Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct-Two-year suspension with one year stayed on conditions.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-6872 7/20/2017 7/20/2017 2017-Ohio-6872
07/20/2017 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions.   7/20/2017 7/20/2017 2017-Ohio-6875
State ex rel. R&L Carriers Shared Servs., L.L.C. v. Indus. Comm. (Slip Opinion) 2016-0632Workers' compensation-Industrial Commission's decision granting permanent-total-disability compensation was supported by some evidence-Commission is not required to consider claimant's failure to participate in retraining when disability is based solely on medical impairment-Ohio Adm.Code 4121-3-09(A)(2) does not require commission to authorize depositions of witnesses.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-5833 7/19/2017 7/19/2017 2017-Ohio-5833
Cleveland v. Oles (Slip Opinion) 2016-0172Constitutional law-Fifth Amendment to United States Constitution-Article I, Section 10 of Ohio Constitution-Placement of a suspect in front seat of a police vehicle during a traffic stop does not alone determine whether suspect has been subjected to custodial interrogation such that Miranda warnings were required-Relevant inquiry is whether, under totality of circumstances, a reasonable person in suspect's position would have understood himself to be in custody-Appellee was not subjected to custodial interrogation because intrusion by trooper was minimal, questioning and detention were brief, and interaction was nonthreatening and nonintimidating-Judgment affirming suppression of appellee's statements reversed and cause remanded.O'Connor, C.J.Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-5834 7/19/2017 7/19/2017 2017-Ohio-5834
07/19/2017 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions.   7/19/2017 7/19/2017 2017-Ohio-5871
Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision (Slip Opinion) 2015-0565Taxation-Real-property valuation-Board of Tax Appeals ("BTA") erred by failing to independently weigh the evidence-Carryforward of tax-year-2011 value to tax years 2012 and 2013 was proper-BTA's decision vacated-Cause remanded.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-5823 7/18/2017 7/18/2017 2017-Ohio-5823
In re Adoption of P.L.H. (Slip Opinion) 2017-0173Adoption-R.C. 3107.07(B)(2)(c)-Putative father's consent to adoption is not necessary if he has "willfully abandoned" birth mother-Putative father's failure to care for and support birth mother is not relevant basis for proceeding with adoption without putative father's consent-Inquiry regarding willful abandonment focuses on whether clear and convincing evidence establishes that putative father voluntarily or intentionally deserted, forsook, or abdicated all responsibility for birth mother.French, J.Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-5824 7/18/2017 7/18/2017 2017-Ohio-5824