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09/23/2022 Case Announcements  Disciplinary cases—Miscellaneous dismissals.   9/23/2022 9/23/2022 2022-Ohio-3336
09/23/2022 Case Announcements #2  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/23/2022 9/23/2022 2022-Ohio-3341
09/23/2022 Case Announcements #3  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/23/2022 9/23/2022 2022-Ohio-3342
09/23/2022 Case Announcements #4  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/23/2022 9/23/2022 2022-Ohio-3361
State ex rel. Sanduskians for Sandusky v. Sandusky 2022-1103Elections—Mandamus—Writ of mandamus sought to compel city commission to certify charter-amendment petition for a vote at the November 8, 2022 general election—R.C. 731.31 is inapplicable to municipal charter-amendment petition unless municipal charter incorporates R.C. 731.31 into city’s charter-amendment process—Because city has not incorporated R.C. 731.31 into its charter-amendment process, city commission and city law director erred in finding petition invalid for failing to comply with R.C. 731.31’s full-text requirement—City commission ordered to enact ordinance providing for submission of proposed charter amendment to electors and to submit matter to a special election within time parameters set out in city charter and Ohio Constitution—Limited writ granted.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3362 9/23/2022 9/23/2022 2022-Ohio-3362
09/23/2022 Case Announcements #5  Merit decisions with opinions.   9/23/2022 9/23/2022 2022-Ohio-3364
09/22/2022 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/22/2022 9/22/2022 2022-Ohio-3317
State ex rel. Ungaro v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections 2022-1061Elections—Mandamus—Writ sought to compel board of elections to certify relator’s name to the ballot as an independent candidate for state representative—Board of elections abused its discretion—Writ granted.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3318 9/22/2022 9/22/2022 2022-Ohio-3318
09/22/2022 Case Announcements #2  Merit decisions with opinions.   9/22/2022 9/22/2022 2022-Ohio-3321
09/21/2022 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Merit decisions without opinions—Motion and procedural rulings.   9/21/2022 9/21/2022 2022-Ohio-3196
State ex rel. Pointer v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth. 2022-0307Mandamus—Inmate failed to satisfy affidavit requirement of R.C. 2969.25(A)—Court of appeals’ dismissal of complaint affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3261 9/21/2022 9/21/2022 2022-Ohio-3261
09/21/2022 Case Announcements #2  Motion and procedural rulings—Disciplinary cases.   9/21/2022 9/21/2022 2022-Ohio-3299
In re Fusco 2022-1142On certified entry of felony conviction.   9/21/2022 9/21/2022 2022-Ohio-3300
State ex rel. Randlett v. Lynch 2021-0310Criminal law—Mandamus—Postrelease control—Crim.R. 36 allows a trial court to correct a sentencing entry to reflect that court properly imposed postrelease control at sentencing hearing—A proper nunc pro tunc entry is not a collateral attack on the judgment it corrects—Appellant lacks clear legal right to relief—Court of appeals’ denial of writ affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3260 9/20/2022 9/20/2022 2022-Ohio-3260
09/20/2022 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Miscellaneous dismissals—Mediation matters.   9/20/2022 9/20/2022 2022-Ohio-3285
State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose 2022-0183Elections—Mandamus—Writ sought to compel secretary of state to certify relator’s name to the ballot as an independent candidate for secretary of state—R.C. 3513.262—Secretary acted in clear disregard of law when he refused to count additional verified signatures submitted prior to statutory deadline—Writ granted.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3295 9/20/2022 9/20/2022 2022-Ohio-3295
09/20/2022 Case Announcements #2  Merit decisions with opinions.   9/20/2022 9/20/2022 2022-Ohio-3296
09/19/2022 Case Announcements  Official versions released—Motion and procedural rulings.   9/19/2022 9/19/2022 2022-Ohio-3262
State ex rel. Trumbull Cty. Republican Cent. Commt. v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections 2022-1055Mandamus—Elections—R.C. 3513.04—R.C. 3513.31(I)—Candidate nominated by her political party’s central committee under R.C. 3513.31(I) to run for general election to fill a common-pleas-court judgeship that was vacated by resignation of the sitting judge 100 days before the general election not allowed to have her name placed on the ballot under R.C. 3513.04 because she lost a bid for her political party’s nomination in the preceding primary election for a different judicial office—Writ denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3268 9/16/2022 9/16/2022 2022-Ohio-3268
09/16/2022 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions.   9/16/2022 9/16/2022 2022-Ohio-3269
State v. O'Malley 2020-0859Constitutional law—Equal protection—Excessive fines—R.C. 4511.19(G)(1)(c)(v)—Statute requiring forfeiture of an offender’s vehicle following a third conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated does not violate Equal Protection Clause of either the Ohio or federal Constitution—Forfeiture of appellant’s vehicle was not an unconstitutionally excessive fine under the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution—Judgment affirmed.Fischer, J.Slip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3207 9/15/2022 9/15/2022 2022-Ohio-3207
Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Arkow 2022-0716Attorneys—Misconduct—Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct—Two-year suspension with one year stayed on conditions.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3209 9/15/2022 9/15/2022 2022-Ohio-3209
09/15/2022 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings.   9/15/2022 9/15/2022 2022-Ohio-3224
09/14/2022 Case Announcements #3  Affidavits of disqualification—Motion and procedural rulings.   9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3210
09/14/2022 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Merit decisions without opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review—Reconsideration of prior decisions.   9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3214
09/14/2022 Case Announcements #4  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3215
09/14/2022 Case Announcements #2  Merit decisions without opinions.   9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3145
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jancura 2022-0367Attorneys—Misconduct—Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct—Two-year suspension with the second year stayed on conditions.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3189 9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3189
Pope v. Bracy 2022-0397Habeas corpus—Inmate had an adequate remedy in the ordinary course of the law by which to raise his jury-unanimity claim and the trial court’s judgment is not void for lack of jurisdiction—Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3190 9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3190
State v. Wilson 2020-0721R.C. 4510.14(A)—Driving under a license suspension imposed for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs—Definition of “operate” under R.C. 4510.14(A)—Court of appeals’ judgment vacating defendant’s conviction affirmed.Brunner, J.Slip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3202 9/14/2022 9/14/2022 2022-Ohio-3202
09/13/2022 Case Announcements  Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review—Reconsideration of prior decisions.   9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3135
Portage Cty. Educators Assn. for Dev. Disabilities-Unit B, OEA/NEA v. State Emp. Relations Bd. 2021-0190 and 2021-0191First Amendment—Freedom of speech—Picketing in connection with a labor-relations dispute—R.C. 4117.11(B)(7)’s prohibition against inducing or encouraging any individual in connection with a labor-relations dispute to picket the residence or place of private employment of any public official or representative of the public employer violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as a content-based restriction of expressive activity—Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed.Donnelly, J.Slip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3167 9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3167
State ex rel. Foster v. Foley 2022-0186Habeas corpus—Inmate account statement submitted with petition does not comply with R.C. 2969.25(C), and petition fails to comply with R.C. 2725.04’s requirement that a habeas petition be verified—Court of appeals’ dismissal of petition affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3168 9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3168
In re Application of Richmond 2022-0338Attorneys—Character and fitness—Applications to register as a candidate for admission to the practice of law in Ohio and as a candidate to take the Ohio bar exam—Applicant failed to establish present character, fitness, and moral qualifications by clear and convincing evidence—Applications disapproved—Applicant permitted to reapply to register as a candidate for admission to the practice of law in March 2025.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3169 9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3169
09/13/2022 Case Announcements #2  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Miscellaneous dismissals.   9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3193
09/13/2022 Administrative Actions  Administrative actions.   9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3194
State ex rel. Halstead v. Jackson 2022-1008Elections—Mandamus—Emergency ordinances or measures necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety in a municipal corporation shall go into immediate effect and are not subject to referendum—Writ denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3205 9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3205
09/13/2022 Case Announcements #3  Merit decisions with opinions.   9/13/2022 9/13/2022 2022-Ohio-3206
09/12/2022 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings—Disciplinary cases.   9/12/2022 9/12/2022 2022-Ohio-3172
Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple 2021-0229On application for reinstatement.   9/12/2022 9/12/2022 2022-Ohio-3173
09/12/2022 Case Announcements #2  Miscellaneous dismissals.   9/12/2022 9/12/2022 2022-Ohio-3174
09/09/2022 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/9/2022 9/9/2022 2022-Ohio-3151
State v. Sanford 2021-0801R.C. 2945.71—Speedy trial—New charges against a defendant added after the defendant’s arrest get a new speedy-trial period if at the time the initial charges were filed, the state did not have all the information necessary to bring the additional related charges.DeWine, J.Slip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3107 9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3107
Disciplinary Counsel v. Fitz 2022-0363Attorneys—Misconduct—Attorney violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, including Prof.Cond.R. 8.4(b) (prohibiting an attorney from committing an illegal act that reflects adversely on the attorney’s honesty or trustworthiness) and 8.4(c) (prohibiting an attorney from engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation)—Two-year suspension imposed, with no credit for time served under interim felony suspension—Reinstatement conditioned on attorney’s providing proof of his substantial, continuing efforts to pay restitution ordered as part of his criminal sentence.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3108 9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3108
09/08/2022 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Miscellaneous dismissals.   9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3127
09/08/2022 Case Announcements #2  Disciplinary cases.   9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3128
State ex rel. Moscow v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Elections 2022-1003Elections—Prohibition and Mandamus—Writs sought to reverse board of elections’ certification of petition to surrender village corporate powers to the ballot—R.C. 703.20 requires the filing of village surrender petitions with village legislatures—Writ of prohibition granted, and writ of mandamus denied as moot.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio-3138 9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3138
09/08/2022 Case Announcements #3  Merit decisions with opinions.   9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3139
09/08/2022 Case Announcements #4  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3153
09/08/2022 Case Announcements #5  Motion and procedural rulings.   9/8/2022 9/8/2022 2022-Ohio-3155
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