9/22/21 | In re Waiver of the Self-Study Cap for Judges, Magistrates, and Attorneys in the 2021/2022 Continuing-Legal-Education ("CLE") Compliance Period

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic causing the cancelation of live, in-person CLE and for vital safety and logistical considerations concerning CLE, the self-study caps are waived for judges, magistrates, and attorneys with last names beginning with M through Z for the 2021-2022 compliance period ending December 31, 2022.
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8/30/21 | In re Temporary Waiver of Gov.Bar. R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A) to Allow Attorneys to receive Continuing-Legal-Education ("CLE") Credit for Undergoing Training and Serving as Precinct Election Officials Related to General Election Day 2021 (Tuesday, November 2)

Attorneys who complete their county board of elections’ PEO training and work for their county board of elections as a PEO on General Election Day, Nov. 2, 2021, may be granted up to four hours of CLE credit.
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September 23, 2021

State v. Jones
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3311

State ex rel. Wood v. Rocky River
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3313

State ex rel. Long v. Hamilton Cty. Coroner
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3315

September 22, 2021

In re Application of Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc.
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3301

Johnson v. Abdullah
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3304

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Polly-Murphy
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3302

September 21, 2021

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Okuley
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3225

In re Application of Suburban Natural Gas Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3224

September 16, 2021

State ex rel. Hillside Creek Farms v. Clark Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3214

State ex rel. Rhoads v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3209

Lamar Advantage GP Co., L.L.C. v. Cincinnati
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3155

State ex rel. Ellison v. Black
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3154

September 15, 2021

State v. Williams
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3152

DeVore v. Black
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3153

September 14, 2021

State ex rel. Ferrara v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3156

State ex rel. Welt v. Doherty
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3124

State ex rel. Davidson v. Beathard
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3125

September 13, 2021

State ex rel. Pennington v. Bivens
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3134

State ex rel. Grumbles v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-3132

August 31, 2021

State ex rel. Nasal v. Miami Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2993

August 26, 2021

State ex rel. Donaldson v. Delaware Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2943

August 19, 2021

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Beem
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2821

State ex rel. Carlton v. Heekin
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2822

August 18, 2021

Rancho Cincinnati Rivers, L.L.C. v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Revision
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2798

State ex rel. Cox v. Youngstown
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2799

August 17, 2021

Disciplinary Counsel v. Winters
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2753

Gomez v. Bennett
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2797

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September 23, 2021

In State v. Jones, a Hamilton County man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend can be retried for aggravated murder because an appeals court improperly invalidated the jury’s verdict by substituting its own opinion about what the evidence showed.

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September 22, 2021

In State ex rel. Rhoads v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied as moot the request by respondent CincyReform to strike the reply brief submitted by amicus curiae, city of Cincinnati. 

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In In re Application of Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc., the Court approved construction of a 14-mile natural gas pipeline through Hamilton County, rejecting objections from city officials in Reading and Blue Ash and those of a citizen’s group.

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September 21, 2021

In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Okuley, the Court disbarred a Columbus attorney for representing multiple clients with conflicting interests, practicing law while under suspension, and failing to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation.

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September 20, 2021

The Court published official versions of 12 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.

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September 17, 2021

The Court returned State ex rel. Powell v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr. from mediation to the regular docket.

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September 16, 2021

In State ex rel. Hillside Creek Farms v. Clark Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court rejected a protest to a referendum to rezone 42 acres of rural property to Planned District–Residential in Mad River Township. The Court approved the Clark County Board of Elections’ decision to place the zoning-change referendum on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

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In State ex rel. Rhoads v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court rejected most of the proposed language changes sought for a summary of a proposed Cincinnati City Charter amendment on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. The Court directed the Hamilton County Board of Elections to revise ballot language explaining a change in successor designation when a member of city council dies, resigns, or is removed from office.

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In Lamar Advantage GP Co., L.L.C. v. Cincinnati, the Court permanently enjoined the city of Cincinnati from enforcing an excise tax on billboard advertising that was imposed in 2018 to help close a $2.5 million city budget deficit, holding that it violated the billboard operators’ First Amendment rights.

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September 15, 2021

In State v. Williams, the Court ruled a Cuyahoga County trial court had no obligation to question whether the attorney jointly representing a husband and wife pleading guilty to drug-related charges had a conflict of interest. (Also 2020-0991.)

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September 14, 2021

In Akron Bar Assn. v. Fannin, the Court suspended Steven S. Fannin of Fairlawn from the practice of law for an interim period.

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