On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio launched an expanded news program – Court News Ohio – that features stories about the Ohio judicial system. This archived page on the Supreme Court’s website only displays case summaries that occurred before that date. Cases that were summarized on July 17 and thereafter can be found at www.courtnewsohio.gov.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

2011-0960.  Blair v. Sugarcreek Twp. Bd. of Trustees, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2165.
Greene App. No. 2010-CA-3, 2011-Ohio-1725.  Judgment affirmed.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-2165.pdf
Summary: Township Officer Promoted to Chief of Police Not Entitled to Reinstatement to Former Position After Firing as Chief

2011-1049.  Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Berk, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2167.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 10-090.  Robert J. Berks, Attorney Registration No. 0001031, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for 18 months, all stayed on the condition of probation.
Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, and Cupp, JJ., concur.
O’Connor, C.J., and Lanzinger and McGee Brown, JJ., dissent and would impose an 18-month suspension with 12 months stayed and probation.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-2167.pdf

2011-1722.  Disciplinary Counsel v. Engel, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2168.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 11-004. Joshua Adam Engel, Attorney Registration No. 0075769, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for six months.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, and Cupp, JJ., concur.
Lundberg Stratton, J., dissents.
McGee Brown, J., not participating.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-2168.pdf
Summary: Former Public Safety Department Counsel Suspended

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