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October 5, 2022

The Court dismissed State v. Justice when the appellant failed to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction.


October 4, 2022

The Court referred State ex rel. Cassens Corp. v. Indus. Comm. and Eastside Athletics, Inc. v. McClain to mediation.


October 3, 2022

The Court published official versions of 11 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.


September 30, 2022

In Stingray Pressure Pumping, L.L.C. v. McClain, the Court granted appellant Stingray Pressure Pumping’s motion for oral argument.


September 29, 2022

In In re S. Children, the Court ordered any response to appellant’s resubmission of an emergency motion to stay the First District Court of Appeals’ decision shall be filed no later than 9 a.m. on Sept. 30.


September 28, 2022

The Court dismissed State ex rel. Clark v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections when relator Lynn Clark failed to file a merit brief.


In State v. Dean , the Court denied appellants Julia and Samuel Dean’s emergency motion for a stay pending appeal.


September 27, 2022

At the request of relator Thomas Brinkman Jr., the Court dismissed State ex rel. Brinkman v. Cincinnati.


The Court accepted Acuity, A Mut. Ins. Co. v. Progressive Specialty Ins. Co for review.


September 23, 2022

In State ex rel. Clark v. Summit Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ordered the relator to file a response to the motion to intervene no later than 9 a.m., Sept. 26.


In Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. D’Atri, the Court ordered the respondent to file responses, if any, by 9 a.m. Sept. 26, to relator Stark County Bar Association’s motions for an immediate interim remedial suspension and to restrict public access.


In Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Buzzelli, the Court found Russell Buzzelli of Wadsworth in contempt for failure to surrender his attorney-registration card and failure to timely file an affidavit of compliance.


September 22, 2022

In State ex rel. Ungaro v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted a writ of mandamus.


In State v. Thompson, the Court denied appellant Wimberly Thompson’s motion for delayed appeal due to COVID-19.


September 21, 2022

In In re Fusco, based on his felony conviction, the Court suspended Anthony Fusco of Youngstown from the practice of law for an interim period.


In State v. Hill, the Court set the execution date for Danny Lee Hill for July 22, 2026.


September 20, 2022

In State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose, the Court granted a writ of mandamus.


The Court referred State ex rel. Patituce & Assocs., L.L.C. v. Lucas Cty. Sheriff’s Office to mediation.


September 19, 2022

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


September 16, 2022

In State ex. rel. Trumbull Cty. Republican Cent. Commt. v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ruled a candidate who lost in the primary election for an appeals court race cannot be her party's candidate in the general election for a vacated common pleas court seat.


September 15, 2022

In State v. O'Malley, the Court ruled a man's constitutional rights against excessive fines were not violated when he was ordered to forfeit his $31,000 truck after being convicted of his third drunk driving violation in 10 years.


September 14, 2022

In State ex rel. Ungaro v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court ordered the relator Eric Ungaro to file a response, if any, to respondent's motion to strike relator's evidence no later than September 15.


The chief justice released two judicial-disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.


In State v. Wilson, the Court ruled that to be guilty of driving under suspension for operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, one must actually move the vehicle.


The Court dismissed State ex rel. Mobley v. Baldwin.


September 13, 2022

In State ex rel. Halstead v. Jackson, the Court denied the relators' request for a writ of mandamus.


The Court accepted Harris v. Hilderbrand for review.


In Portage Cty. Educators Assn. for Dev. Disabilities-Unit B, OEA/NEA v. State Emp. Relations Bd., the Court ruled a state law that prohibits encouraging 'targeted picketing' of public officials at their homes or private workplaces in connection with a labor dispute is unconstitutional.


September 12, 2022

In State ex rel. Preterm-Cleveland v. Yost, the Court granted the relators' application for dismissal.


In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple, the Court reinstated Douglas Whipple of University Heights to the practice of law.


September 9, 2022

In State v. Swazey, the Court permitted Kimberly Stout-Sherrer to withdraw as counsel, and appointed the Office of the Ohio Public Defender to represent appellee Michael Swazey Jr.


September 8, 2022

In State v. Philpotts, the Court ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs addressing the impact, if any, of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen.


The Court set a schedule for the filing of the answer, evidence, and briefs in State ex rel. Sanduskians for Sandusky v. Sandusky.


In State ex rel. Moscow v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court granted a writ of prohibition.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Purola, the Court remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for consideration of mitigation evidence only.


In State v. Sanford, the Court ruled that a man's right to a speedy trial was not violated when the state added a new vehicular homicide charge based on toxicology results months after his arrest for failing to stop after an accident.


September 7, 2022

In Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical, Inc., the Court ruled that lawsuits brought by governmental bodies against a prescription opioid distributor seeking damages merely related to opioid-related addiction and overdoses do not invoke an insurer’s duty to defend.


September 6, 2022

In Beachwood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Warrensville Hts. City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court ruled a tax-sharing agreement between the Warrensville Heights City School District and Beachwood City School District entered into in the 1990s is enforceable despite the agreement not being approved by the Ohio State Board of Education.


September 2, 2022

In State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose, the Court set a briefing schedule.


In State ex rel. Clark v. Twinsburg, the Court granted a limited writ of mandamus.


In In re Resignation of Feltis and In re Resignation of Owens, the Court accepted the resignations from the practice of law of Michael Feltis of Chillicothe and Robert Owens of Delaware, Ohio, with disciplinary action pending.


The chief justice released two judicial-disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.


September 1, 2022

The Court declined to review State v. McCrory.


The Court referred Farmers Natl. Bank of Canfield v. Platinum Rapid Funding Group, Ltd. to mediation.


August 30, 2022

The Court referred State ex rel. Ctr. for Media & Democracy v. Yost to mediation.


In State v. Ford, the Court granted appellant Gregory W. Ford II’s motion for leave to file a delayed appeal.


August 29, 2022

In Schaad v. Alder, the Court has granted motions for admission pro hac vice to four attorneys.


August 26, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Moody, the Court suspended attorney Steven Jerome Moody of Cleveland from the practice of law for an interim period.


August 25, 2022

The Court set a schedule for the filing of the answer, briefs, and evidence in State ex rel. Trumbull Cty. Republican Cent. Commt. v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections.


Based on a certified entry of felony conviction, the Court in In re Nolan suspended Timothy Nolan of California, Kentucky, from the practice of law in Ohio for an interim period.


August 24, 2022

In Halstead v. Jackson, the Court granted respondent of NorthPoint Development, LLC's motion to intervene.


August 23, 2022

In State v. Miller, the Court granted appellant Leelin Miller’s motion to supplement the record with missing exhibits.


August 22, 2022

ln Halstead v. Jackson, the Court ordered the parties to file no later than Tuesday, August 23, a response, if any, to motion of proposed intervenor, Northpoint Development, L.L.C., to intervene as a party-respondent.


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


August 19, 2022

The Court is no longer holding State v. Carlock for the decision in State v. Fuell, and is now holding for the decision in State v. Morris. The briefing schedule remains stayed.


In State v. G.K., the Court ruled when an offender is convicted of a charge while other charges in the same indictment are dismissed, the offender cannot request to seal the records of the dismissed charges until all the records in the case are eligible to be sealed.


August 18, 2022

In State ex rel. Cunnane v. LaRose, the Court denied a writ of mandamus request.


In State v. Whitaker, the Court affirmed the death sentence of a Cleveland man who abducted and murdered a 14-year-old girl on her way to school.


August 17, 2022

At the request of relator Eriq McCorkle, the Court dismissed State ex rel. McCorkle v. Young.


The Court declined to review Williams v. Kisling, Nestico, & Redick, L.L.C..


In State v. CSX Transp., Inc., the Court ruled that federal law prevents enforcement of an Ohio law against trains blocking railroad crossings for more than five minutes.


August 16, 2022

In State v. Stutler, the Court ruled that a trial judge must loosen restrictions on supervised community outings for man committed to a mental health facility unless prosecutors prove that he poses a threat to public safety or any person.


The Court accepted McCarthy v. Lee for review.


August 15, 2022

In State v. Hawkins, the Court appointed the Office of the Ohio Public Defender to represent appellant Tyrin Hawkins.


August 12, 2022

In State v. Gillum, the Court denied the motion to allow out-of-state attorney Farah Diaz-Tello to participate in the case.


August 11, 2022

In State ex rel. Ames v. LaRose, the Court denied a request for a writ of mandamus.


In State v. Yontz, the Court ruled that an order denying a man’s motion to modify the terms of his intervention-in-lieu-of-conviction was not a final appealable order.


State ex rel. Ames v. LaRose


State v. Yontz


August 10, 2022

In re Application of Icebreaker Windpower Inc.


In In re Application of Icebreaker Windpower Inc., the Court approved the permit to construct North America’s first freshwater offshore wind-powered electric-generation facility. .


August 9, 2022

In Gibson Bros., Inc. v. Oberlin College, the Court granted the motion for stay.


In State v. McNeal, the Court reversed and remanded the case to the trial court.


State v. McNeal


August 8, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Swencki, the Court remanded to the Board of Professional Conduct with instructions to clarify the consistency, if any, between its finding that respondent Ronald Swencki’s “50 plus years of practicing law that is unblemished as a significant mitigating factor in this case” and its finding that respondent has been falsely claiming to have associates during that time.


In In re Resignation of Salmen, the Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law of Gerald Salmen of Wyoming, Ohio, with disciplinary action pending.


August 3, 2022

In WSB Rehab. Servs., Inc. v. Cent. Accounting Sys., Inc., the Court granted the appellants’ motion for immediate stay.


In Homeless Charity v. Akron Bd. of Zoning Appeals, the Court permitted out-of-state attorney Jeffrey T. Rowes to participate in the case.


August 2, 2022

The Court was notified that the parties in State ex rel. DeMarco v. Indus. Comm., reached a settlement. The Court ordered appellant Christian DeMarco to file either an application for dismissal or a merit brief within 60 days.


The Court accepted Hanneman Family Funeral Home & Crematorium v. Orians for review.


July 29, 2022

In Ohio Power Co. v. Burns, the Court ordered to strike the appellant’s citation to relevant authority.


July 28, 2022

In State ex rel. Cunnane v. LaRose, the Court has granted the motion to expedite and the respondent shall answer the complaint within five days.


In State v. Brinkman, the Court confirmed the death sentence of a man who requested capital punishment for killing a North Canton couple whose house he was watching while they vacationed.


State v. Brinkman


Jones v. Foley


July 27, 2022

State ex rel. Mitchell v. Pittman


Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick


In In re Goodman, the Court found Amber Goodman of Lima in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick, the Court has indefinitely suspended a Parma attorney and ordered him to pay restitution to former clients for failing to do the legal work they paid him to do.


July 26, 2022

In State ex rel. M.D. v. Kelsey, the writ is granted and judgment reversed. Appellant’s motion for oral argument is denied as moot.


State ex rel. M.D. v. Kelsey


Senterra, Ltd. v. Winland


Stewart v. Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Ctrs., Inc.


July 21, 2022

State ex rel. T.B. v. Mackey


State v. Brooks


Stevens v. Hill


July 20, 2022

Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Buzzelli


State ex rel. Barnette v. Hill


July 19, 2022

Neiman v. LaRose


Stantomauro v. McLaughlin


State ex rel. Jones v. Paschke


July 18, 2022

State ex rel. Jones v. LaRose


July 13, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Purola, the Court found attorney Albert Purola in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance with a Court order.


July 12, 2022

The Court referred State ex rel. Gilreath v. Cuyahoga Job & Family Servs. to mediation.


July 11, 2022

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


July 8, 2022

In State v. Morris, the Court granted the Ohio Attorney General’s Office request to participate in oral argument.


July 7, 2022

In State v. Morris, the Court granted the Ohio Attorney General’s Office request to participate in oral argument.


July 6, 2022

In State v. Jones, the Court granted Dean A. Colovas’ motion to withdraw as counsel.


July 5, 2022

In In re Hill, the Court denied a motion for leave to institute a legal proceeding.


The Court accepted State v. Hawkins for review.


July 1, 2022

In State ex rel. Jones v. LaRose, the Court set a schedule for the filing of the answer, briefs, and evidence.


In State ex rel. Preterm-Cleveland v. Yost, the Court denied relators’ motion for an emergency stay.


The chief justice released three judicial-disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.


June 30, 2022

In State v. Montgomery, the Court ruled a man’s constitutional rights were violated when the alleged victim was permitted to sit at the prosecutor’s table during his trial.


State v. Montgomery


Morey v. Campbell


Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Watson


June 29, 2022

State ex rel. Griffin v. Sehlmeyer


Disciplinary Counsel v. Noble


In State ex rel. Preterm-Cleveland v. Yost, the Court ordered the respondents to file a response, if any, to relators’ motion for an emergency stay no later than noon on June 30.


The chief justice released two judicial-disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.


In Davis v. McGuffey, the Court denied appellant Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey’s motion for stay.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Noble, the Court today suspended a Portage County attorney for one year, with six months stayed, for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a client then lying about it to a municipal court judge, a police chief, and an opposing attorney.


June 28, 2022

In State v. Burroughs, the Court reversed and remanded the case of a Marion County woman convicted of drug possession, finding police illegally searched a bookbag with a baggie sticking out it.


State v. Burroughs


State ex rel. Suggs v. McConahay


June 27, 2022

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


June 24, 2022

In State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose, the Court ruled six candidates can appear on the special Aug. 2 primary election ballot, despite Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose disqualifying them. The Court denied the request by two others to appear on the primary ballot.


The chief justice released three judicial-disqualification opinions, which were previously issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.


State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose


June 23, 2022

State ex rel. Reese v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr. Legal Dept.


Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Blauvelt


In Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Blauvelt, the Court indefinitely suspended a Hamilton, Ohio, attorney for repeatedly driving naked and exposing himself to other motorists.


June 22, 2022

In In re Resignation of Donovan, the Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law of John Donovan of Napoleon with disciplinary action pending.


In Dayton v. State, the Court vacated the judgment of the Second District Court of Appeals and remanded the case for application of Court’s decision in Newburgh Hts. v. State.


Dayton v. State


LG Chem., Ltd. v. Goulding


June 21, 2022

State ex rel. Target Auto Repair v. Morales


State v. Stansell


In Optima 777, L.L.C. v. Collins, the Court denied appellant Optima 777, LLC’s revised motion for an emergency stay.


The Court dismissed State v. Stansell as having been improvidently accepted.


The Court accepted 24 cases from Cuyahoga County for review and held them for the decisions in State v. Hacker and State v. Simmons.


June 16, 2022

In Optima 777, L.L.C. v. Collins, the Court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to appellant’s revised motion for emergency stay no later than 9 a.m. on June 17.


In State ex rel. Meade Constr., Inc. v. Columbus Zoological Park Assn., the Court ordered respondent Columbus Zoological Park Association to file a response to the complaint within 21 days.


June 15, 2022

In TWISM Ents., L.L.C. v. State Bd. of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors, the Court granted the request of amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General to divide oral argument time with appellant TWISM Enterprises.


June 14, 2022

In State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose, the Court ordered the respondents to file a response, if any, to relators’ motion for leave to file a reply brief no later than 2 p.m. on June 14.


In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Heller, the Court denied the application of Michael Heller of Euclid for reinstatement to the practice of law in Ohio.


June 13, 2022

In State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose, the Court granted the motion of Shafron Hawkins and Mehek Cooke to intervene as relators.


The Court published official versions of 10 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.


June 10, 2022

At the request of the parties, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Miller v. LaRose.


June 9, 2022

In State ex rel. Myers v. Meyers (2020-1469 and 2021-0211), the Court clarified a nearly 30-year-old standard on what police must make available to the public when a crime is reported.


State ex rel. Myers v. Meyers


Butler Cty. Bar Assn. v. Mahoney


June 8, 2022

State ex rel. Jones v. Ohio State House of Representatives


State ex rel. Johnson v. Ohio State Senate


The Court accepted Krewina v. United Specialty Ins. Co. for review.


At the request of appellant James Blackburn, the Court dismissed State v. Blackburn.


The Court declined to review State v. Owens.


In State ex rel. Jones v. Ohio State House of Representatives and State ex rel. Johnson v. Ohio State Senate, the Court rejected an effort to invoke the Ohio Constitution to block the state from enacting or enforcing any COVID-19 related measures.


June 7, 2022

In State v. Bryant, the Court ruled a Lake County trial court could not increase a prison sentence based on the defendant’s profanity directed at the judge.


The Court accepted Schaad v. Alder for review.


State v. Bryant


State ex rel. Cherry v. Breaux


June 6, 2022

In In re Application of the E. Ohio Gas Co., the Court granted the request of East Ohio Gas Company (doing business as Dominion Energy Ohio) to intervene in the case.


June 3, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilcoxson, the Court reinstated Clinton Wilcoxson II of Dayton to the practice of law.


June 2, 2022

In State ex rel. Miller v. LaRose, the Court set the following schedule for the filing of the answer, briefs, and evidence: Respondents shall file an answer to the complaint no later than 5 p.m. on June 3; relators shall file their brief and evidence no later than noon on June 7; respondents shall file their brief and evidence no later than noon on June 9; and relators may file a reply brief no later than 5 p.m. on June 10.


In State v. Jackson, the Court vacated a $50,000 bond forfeiture by a bail bond company after determining the trial court failed to enter a final appealable order on the bond forfeiture.


State v. Jackson


Rance v. Watson


June 1, 2022

State ex rel. Mobley v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.


State ex rel. White v. Aveni


In State ex rel. DeMora v. LaRose, the Court set the following schedule for the filing of the answer, briefs, and evidence: respondents shall file an answer to the complaint no later than 5 p.m. on June 2; relators shall file their brief and evidence no later than noon on June 6; respondents shall file their brief and evidence no later than 5 p.m. on June 8; and relators may file a reply brief no later than 5 p.m. on June 10.


In State ex rel. White v. Aveni, the Court affirmed the decision of the Tenth District Court of Appeals.


May 31, 2022

In In re Resignation of Okey, the Court accepted the resignation from the practice of law in Ohio of Steven Okey of Malvern with disciplinary action pending.


At the request of the relators, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Moscow v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Elections.


May 30, 2022

In State ex rel. Bradford v. Waite, the Court denied relator’s motion to strike for failure to comply with Rule 5 of the Ohio Civil Rules of Procedure. The Court allowed the relator to file an amended memorandum in opposition to respondents’ motion to dismiss within 10 days.


May 27, 2022

In State v. Eaton and State v. Powell, the Court denied the appellants’ motion to stay the judgment of the Second District Court of Appeals.


May 26, 2022

The Court dismissed In re J.F. as having been improvidently accepted.


May 25, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm. (2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210), the Court denied petitioners’ motions for orders directing respondents to show cause for why they should not be held in contempt of the Court’s April 14 order.


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm. (2021-1193, 2021-1198, 2021-1210), the Court ruled a set of Ohio House and Senate district maps previously ruled unconstitutional remain invalid. The Ohio Redistricting Commission must be reconstituted to draft and adopt new General Assembly maps that meet the requirements of the Ohio Constitution.


At the request of the appellant, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Yost v. Tone.


In Lundeen v. Turner, the Court affirmed the judgment of the Eighth District Court of Appeals.


May 24, 2022

State ex rel. Ugicom Ents., Inc. v. Morrison


In State ex rel. Ugicom Ents., the Court rule an underground cable installation company owes about $341,000 in workers compensation premiums because it improperly classified its workers as independent contractors.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Wells, the Court suspended Lisa Wells, of Independence, Kentucky from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, with credit for the time served under the December 10, 2019, interim felony suspension.


May 20, 2022

In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. for Significantly Excessive Earnings Test, the Court granted appellant/cross-appellee Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel’s motion to strike nonrecord materials from cross-appellant AES Ohio’s second merit brief.


May 19, 2022

In Newburgh Hts. v. State, the Court ruled a law that reduces state funding to municipalities that use red-light and speeding photo enforcement is constitutional.


Newburgh Hts. v. State


May 18, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Rumes and In re Resignation of Barbera, the Court found Kevin Rumes of Brunswick and Richard Barbera of Medina in contempt for failure to file affidavits of compliance with Court orders.


State ex rel. Ware v. Kurt


May 17, 2022

The Court dismissed State v. Fuell as having been improvidently accepted.


State v. Fuell


May 16, 2022

In In re Resignation of Dougherty, the Court accepted the resignation with disciplinary action pending of Timothy Dougherty of Las Cruces, New Mexico, who had been licensed to practice law in Ohio.


May 13, 2022

The Court declined to review State v. Polizzi.


At the request of relator Joseph Clark, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Clark v. Perk.


May 12, 2022

In State v. McAlpin, the Court affirmed the death penalty of a Cleveland man who killed the husband-and-wife owners of a car dealership while stealing two cars and money.


State v. McAlpin


State v. Lewis


May 11, 2022

State ex rel. Mango v. Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.


State v. West


In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. for Significantly Excessive Earnings Test, the Court ordered that responses, if any, to appellant/cross-appellee Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel’s motion to strike nonrecord materials from cross-appellant Dayton Power & Light Company’s second merit brief be filed no later than Monday, May 16.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Owens, the Court found Robert Owens of Delaware, Ohio, in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance with a suspension order.


The Court dismissed State ex rel. Smith v. Tenth Dist. Court of Appeals.


In State v. West, the Court ruled when a criminal defendant does not object to an error made during the trial, regardless of the severity of the mistake, then the defendant appealing the case must prove the error impacted the outcome of the trial.


May 10, 2022

In Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered any responses to petitioners’ motion for an order directing respondents to show cause, motion to schedule contempt hearing, and motion for attorney fees be filed no later than 9 a.m., Thursday, May 12.


In State v. Crawford, the Court ruled that if a person is prohibited from using a gun does so anyway, proximate resulting in the death of another, he can be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.


In State v. Reeder, the Court granted appellant Chadwick Reeder’s request to file a delayed appeal.


State v. Crawford


May 9, 2022

In Pope v. Bracy, the Court granted the appellant Kenneth Pope Jr.’s motion to correct a prior filing.


May 6, 2022

Based on an order from the North Carolina State Bar, the Court in Disciplinary Counsel v. DiLeone publicly reprimanded Ralph DiLeone of Raleigh, North Carolina. DiLeone is licensed to practice law in Ohio.


May 5, 2022

In State v. Moore, the Court ruled that a Marion County prison inmate cannot be tried for retaliation in Erie County for plotting with a cellmate to kill his ex-wife when all his actions occurred in Marion County.


State v. Moore


May 4, 2022

State v. Hudson


In State v. Hudson, the Court ruled the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court’s general division lacked authority to indict and try a suspect who was arrested when he was 20 years old for acts he allegedly committed as a juvenile.


May 3, 2022

In State ex rel. Palm v. McClain, the Court returned the case to the regular docket after sending it to mediation. The respondents were ordered to file a response to the complaint within 21 days.


Durkin v. Williams


May 2, 2022

In State ex rel. Brafford v. Brown, the Court dismissed the prohibition claim against respondent Judge James Brown. The Court denied the procedendo claim against Judge Jeffrey Mackey, and issued an alternative writ. The Court set a schedule for the presentation of evidence and filing of briefs.


At the request of relator Mary Capella, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Capella v. Ohio Elections Comm.


April 29, 2022

In State ex rel. Yost v. Tone, the Court denied appellant’s emergency motion to stay the lower-court proceedings.


April 28, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. O’Diam, the Court imposed a six-month stayed suspension on a Greene County Probate Court judge for berating a man who publicly questioned whether the judge should hear cases in which the judge’s daughter represents parties.


Disciplinary Counsel v. O'Diam


April 27, 2022

In re Cases Held for State v. Maddox


In State ex rel. Meade Constr., Inc. v. Columbus Zoological Park Assn., the Court granted a joint motion by the parties to refer the matter to mediator Thomas Kirkwood and to stay the case pending mediation.


The Court dismissed State v. Parker.


The Court decided 31 cases based on its prior ruling allowing defendants to challenge on direct appeal the constitutionality of a state law permitting the extension of prison sentences.


April 26, 2022

In State ex rel. Yost v. Burns, the Court ruled a former Dayton community school director cannot be held financially responsible for the more than $50,000 embezzled by the school treasurer during the 2009-2010 school year.


The Court accepted Farmers Natl. Bank of Canfield v. Platinum Rapid Funding Group, Ltd. for review.


State v. Gapen


State v. Reed


State ex rel. Yost v. Burns


April 25, 2022

At the request of the parties, the Court dismissed Hudson v. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth.


April 22, 2022

In State ex rel. Brafford v. Brown, the Court ordered the respondents to file a response to the petition no later than 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 26. If either respondent files a motion to dismiss or motion for judgment on the pleadings, the Court ordered the relators to file a response no later than noon, Thursday, April 28.


April 21, 2022

In Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Nelson, the Court suspended a Lorain County attorney for two years, with one year stayed, for mishandling clients’ funds while on probation from a prior charge of mishandling client funds.


Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Nelson


April 20, 2022

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Davis


In State ex rel. Yost v. Tone, the Court ordered the appellee to file a response, if any, to the appellant’s emergency motion to stay the lower-court proceedings no later than 9 a.m., Monday, April 25.


In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. James, the Court found Krishna James of Youngstown in contempt for failure to comply with the Court’s order to file an affidavit of compliance by the March 16 deadline.


April 19, 2022

In Davis v. McGuffey, the Court ordered appellee Samantha Davis to file a response, if any, to appellant Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey’s motion to stay the decision of the First District Court of Appeals no later than noon, Friday, April 22.


The Court dismissed State v. Hansard as having been improvidently accepted.


State v. Hansard


April 18, 2022

In In re Resignation of Wright, the Court accepted the resignation of Edd Wright of New Philadelphia from the practice of law with disciplinary action pending.


April 14, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court denied petitioners’ motion for an order directing respondents to show cause why respondents should not be held in contempt of the Court’s March 16, 2022 order.


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm. (case nos. 2021-1193, 2021-1198, and 2021-1210), the Court ruled a fourth set of Ohio House and Senate district maps is unconstitutional and ordered the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to reconvene and adopt new General Assembly maps.


In Riley v. Riley, the Court denied appellant Kayleigh Riley’s motion for a stay pending appeal.


In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bahan, the Court placed Natalie Bahan of West Mansfield, Ohio, on a six-month, fully stayed suspension from the practice of law.


Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bahan


League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm.


April 13, 2022

Key Realty, Ltc. v. Hall


Norman v. Kellie Auto Sales, Inc.


At the request of relator Scott Pullins, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Pullins v. Holmes Cty. Bd. of Elections.


The Court affirmed the judgments in Norman v. Kellie Auto Sales, Inc., and Key Realty, Ltd. v. Hall based on the authority of Jezerinac v. Dioun.


April 12, 2022

In State v. Eatmon, the Court ruled that a prosecutor failed to prove that warrants were necessary to ensure two witnesses appeared at trial.


The Court accepted State v. Ali for review.


State v. Eatmon


April 7, 2022

Colonial, Inc. v. McClain


April 6, 2022

M.R. Niesen


March 31, 2022

State ex rel. Brubaker v. Lawrence Cty. Bd. of Elections


March 24, 2022

French v. Ascent Resources-Utica, L.L.C.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Darling


March 23, 2022

Motorists Mut. Ins. Co. v. Ironics, Inc.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith


March 22, 2022

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cox


State v. Bethel


March 18, 2022

State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose


March 17, 2022

State ex rel. Guthrie v. Fender


Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoover


State ex rel. Yost v. Rover Pipeline, L.L.C.


League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm.


March 16, 2022

State ex rel. Burkons v. Beachwood


Davis v. Nathaniel


State v. Maddox


March 15, 2022

Cincinnati Fed. S. & L. Co. v. McClain


Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Pro-Net Fin., Inc.


March 8, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission to file a response, if any, by noon, Thursday, March 10, to the claim that the newly proposed Congressional district map is unconstitutional.


In Maple Hts. v. Netflix, Inc., the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is permitted to share oral-argument time on April 13 with petitioners Netflix and Hulu.


March 7, 2022

In In re Romer, based on a felony conviction, the Court suspended attorney Shawn Romer of Independence for an interim period.


March 5, 2022

In Adams v. DeWine, the Court ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission to file a response, if any, by 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, to the claim that the newly proposed


March 4, 2022

In In re Application of Angelina Solar I, L.L.C., the Court granted Angelina Solar’s request to participate in the case.


March 3, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Owens, the Court suspended attorney Robert Owens of Delaware, Ohio, for an interim period for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


March 2, 2022

In Maple Hts. v. Netflix, Inc., the Court allowed out-of-state attorney John Bergmayer to participate in the case.


March 1, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Dusing, the Court suspended Benjamin Dusing of Fort Wright, Kentucky, for an interim period.


In In re Slusher, Pike County Auditor, the chief justice appointed a special commission to consider the suspension of Pike County Auditor Kayla Slusher in relation to felony charges pertaining to official conduct in office.


In In re Reynolds, Butler County Auditor, the chief justice appointed a special commission to consider the suspension of Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds in relation to felony charges pertaining to official conduct in office.


The Court accepted EMOI Servs., L.L.C. v. Owners Ins. Co. for review.


February 28, 2022

In State ex rel. McKenney v. Jones, the Court denied requests from four Summit County municipal court judges to prevent the Summit County Common Pleas Court administrative judge from appointing counsel for indigent defendants who appear in municipal court before being bound over to common pleas court.


In State v. CSX Transp., Inc., the Court revoked out-of-state attorney Andrew Tauber’s right to participate in the case for not complying with registration requirements.


State ex rel. McKenney v. Jones


February 26, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered objections, if any, to General Assembly maps submitted on Feb. 25 by the Ohio Redistricting Commission be filed by 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28. The Commission has three days after the objections are filed to respond.


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court continued the hearing previously scheduled for March 1.


February 25, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to appear in person for hearing on Contempt of Court. Justice Sharon L. Kennedy dissented with a written opinion.


In Howson v. Delaware Cty. Jail, the Court denied Delaware County Jail officials’ request to stay discovery because the case was dismissed.


February 24, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to appear in person in the Court for a hearing at 10 a.m., March 1, to address why the commission should not be found in contempt for failure to comply with the Court’s Feb. 7 order.


The Court dismissed Howson v. Delaware Cty. Jail.


In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple, the Court suspended a Cuyahoga County lawyer for asking a judge to refer an opposing attorney for mental health screening to pressure that attorney into dismissing a contentious case.


Boler v. Hill


Jezerinac v. Dioun


Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Whipple


February 23, 2022

Siltstone Resources, L.L.C. v. Ohio Pub. Works Comm.


Davis v. Hill


Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Schriver


The Court referred State ex rel. Fix v. Dublin City Schools Bd. of Edn. to mediation.


In Siltstone Resources, L.L.C. v. Ohio Pub. Works Comm., the Court ruled the state can restrict the transfer of mineral rights for drilling of natural gas in Belmont County on land purchased for green space with a grant from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund.


February 22, 2022

In State v. Bates, the Court ruled a trial court’s errors in imposing postrelease control could not be corrected 10 years later.


State v. Bates


State ex rel. Parker Bey v. Byrd


State ex rel. Harris v. Hamilton Cty. Clerk of Courts


February 19, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission to file a response by noon, Feb. 23, showing cause as to why the commission and its members should not be found in contempt for failure to comply with the Court’s Feb. 7 order.


February 17, 2022

Karr v. McClain


Disciplinary Counsel v. Hillman


State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Shanahan


In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Shanahan, the Court ruled a Cincinnati police officer cannot conceal his identity as he sues protestors for defamation. (Also 2021-0169.)


February 16, 2022

The Court accepted Elliot v. Durrani for review.


The Court dismissed Barrow v. New Miami, ruling it was improvidently accepted.


State v. Kidd


Barrow v. New Miami


February 15, 2022

Peppertree Farms, L.L.C. v. Thonen


Peppertree Farms, L.L.C. v. Thonen


The parties in State ex rel. Wilson v. Cleveland notified the Court that they reached a settlement. The Court gave relator Keith Wilson 60 days to dismiss the case or file a notice of failure of settlement.


The Court agreed to reconsider Ohio Power Co. v. Burns.


February 14, 2022

In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. James, the Court immediately suspended Krishna James of Youngstown for an interim period, pending final disposition of disciplinary proceedings.


February 11, 2022

In State v. Burns, the Court ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs as to the impact of the Court’s Feb. 3 State v. Smith decision on this matter.


February 10, 2022

Simmons v. Black


State ex rel. Bradford v. Bowen


In re Adoption of A.K.


In In re Adoption of A.K., the Court ruled a parent under a court order to have no contact with his children did not lose his right to consent to their adoption because he was not in regular contact with them.


February 9, 2022

The Court dismissed State ex rel. Gomez v. Welch.


The Court declined to accept State v. Lewis for review. Justice Michael P. Donnelly dissented with a written opinion joined by Justice Melody J. Stewart.


In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Macejko, the Court ruled a Mahoning County attorney should not be sanctioned for notarizing a document without actually witnessing it being signed.


Stewart v. Collins


State ex rel. Duncan v. Am. Transm. Sys., Inc.


Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Macejko


State ex rel. Ware v. Crawford


State v. Leyh


February 8, 2022

In re Affidavit of Helms


In State v. Leyh, the Court ruled that to reopen a criminal appeal, an offender needs to demonstrate there are legitimate grounds to claim the appeal was lost because of ineffective assistance of counsel.


February 7, 2022

In League of Women Voters v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court invalidated proposed Ohio House and Senate districts maps in their entirety and ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission to be reconstituted, convene, and adopt entirely new General Assembly maps.


In In re Poole, based on a felony conviction in Kentucky, the Court suspended Robert L. Poole of Florence, Kentucky, from the practice of law in Ohio for an interim period.


League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm.


State ex rel. Adams v. Winkler


State ex rel. Shie v. Ohio Adult Parole Auth.


February 4, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court granted Attorney General Dave Yost’s motion for limited intervention, but denied his request to convert the “response of respondents Senator Vernon Sykes and House Minority Leader Allison Russo to the petitioners’ objections” into an amici curiae filing.


In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bulson, the Court gave Douglas Bulson Jr. 10 days to explain why he should not face further sanctions for failure to comply with the Court’s May 2020 imposition of an 18-month stayed suspension.


In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bulson, the Court gave Douglas Bulson Jr. 10 days to explain why he should not face further sanctions for failure to comply with the Court’s May 2020 imposition of an 18-month stayed suspension.


February 3, 2022

In State v. Smith, the Court ruled if a juvenile court finds no probable cause that a child committed a criminal act, then an adult court has no authority to re-charge and prosecute the juvenile on that charge.


In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Botts, the Court ordered the respondents Terrance Botts, Tort Division, and Tortsrus LLC, to respond no later than noon, Feb. 7, to relator Ohio State Bar Association’s request to restrict public access to its responses to filings by Botts.


In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Botts, the Court ordered the respondents Terrance Botts, Tort Division, and Tortsrus LLC, to respond no later than noon, Feb. 7, to relator Ohio State Bar Association’s request to restrict public access to its responses to filings by Botts.


In State v. Smith, the Court ruled if a juvenile court finds no probable cause that a child committed a criminal act, then an adult court has no authority to re-charge and prosecute the juvenile on that charge.


State v. Smith


February 2, 2022

State ex rel. Bey v. Bur. of Sentence Computation


State ex rel. Bowman v. Indus. Comm.


State v. Smith


In State v. Smith, the Court ruled a conviction for rape requires evidence that the accused inserted a body part or object into another person.


February 1, 2022

In State ex rel. Horton v. Kilbane, the Court awarded relator Mary Jane Horton $1,000 in statutory damages because of delays by the city of Independence when responding to her public records request.


The Court accepted State v. Joyce and State v. Waggle for review and held them pending the decision in State v. Maddox.


State ex rel. Grendell v. Walder


State ex rel. Horton v. Kilbane


January 31, 2022

In Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court denied a request by petitioners to file a reply brief in response to the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s filing with the Court.


In In re Resignation of Druckenmiller, the Court accepted the resignation of Steven Druckenmiller of Upper Arlington with disciplinary action pending.


January 28, 2022

In Stevens v. Hill, the Court denied appellant Jeffrey Stevens’ request for appointment of counsel.


January 27, 2022

The Court dismissed State ex rel. Richard G. Johnson Co., L.P.A. v. Sheehan after appellant Richard Johnson failed to file a required merit brief.


January 26, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission to file a response, if any, to objections to the commission’s revised map no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28.


In In re Application of Dayton Power & Light Co. to Establish a Standard Service Offer, the Court ordered the parties to file a response, if any, by Jan. 31 to appellant Office of the Consumers’ Counsel’s request to strike materials not in the record submitted by cross-appellant AES, parent company of Dayton Power & Light, and strike the portion of the company’s brief referencing the materials.


In State v. Jackson, the Court approved a request by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to divide oral argument time with appellee Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.


January 25, 2022

In Neuro-Communication Servs., Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., the Court denied a request by amicus curiae Queens Tower Restaurant to admit newly discovered evidence. The Court granted petitioner Cincinnati Insurance’s request to strike Queens Tower Restaurant’s supplemental brief as improper. The Court also granted an alternative motion to admit newly discovered evidence.


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


January 22, 2022

In Medina Cty. Bar Assn. v. Buzzelli, the Court denied respondent Russell Buzzelli’s request for a continuance.


In Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical, Inc., the Court denied appellee Masters Pharmaceutical’s request to strike citation to relevant authority submitted by appellant Acuity after oral argument.


In State ex rel. Barnette v. Hill, the Court denied appellant Lorenza Barnette’s request for appointment of counsel.


January 21, 2022

In State v. Hansard, the Court allowed the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association to participate in oral arguments and share time allotted to appellee state of Ohio.


January 20, 2022

In Neuro-Communication Servs., Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., the Court ordered any response to petitioner Cincinnati Insurance’s motion to strike Queens Tower Restaurant Group’s supplemental brief and alternative motion to admit newly discovered evidence to be filed no later than 9 a.m. on Jan. 24.


In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Burgess, the Court found Andrew Burgess of Bellevue, Washington, in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


January 19, 2022

The Court accepted State v. Ramsden for review and will hold it pending a decision in State v. Nicholas.


January 15, 2022

In Adams v. DeWine, the Court invalidated the Ohio General Assembly bill that reapportioned Ohio’s 15 U.S. House districts, because the resulting congressional-district map violated the partisan gerrymandering prohibitions contained in the Ohio Constitution. (Also 2021-1449.)


In Patterson v. American Family Ins. Co., the Court found appellee Laura Patterson’s memorandum in response exceeded the 15-page limit and struck pages 16 through 30 of the memo.


January 14, 2022

In State v. Brasher, the Court agreed with the parties’ request to supplement the record with transcripts of appellee Kyle Brasher’s sentencing and restitution hearings, and a sealed copy of Brasher’s presentence-investigation report.


Adams v. DeWine


January 13, 2022

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ruled new maps for Ohio House and Senate districts must be re-drawn because the current maps do not meet voter-approved provisions of the Ohio Constitution. (Also 2021-1198 and 2021-1210.)


In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Botts, the Court gave respondents Terrance Botts and his related businesses, Tort Division and Tortsrus, 10 days to show cause why they should not be held in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.


January 12, 2022

The Court did not accept State v. Drake for review.


In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Ludwig and Disciplinary Counsel v. Andrews, the Court found Nancy Ludwig of Cincinnati and Amanda Andrews of Port Clinton in contempt for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


League of Women Voters v. Ohio Redistricting Comm.


January 11, 2022

In State ex rel. Schlegel v. Sweeney, the Court ordered respondent Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Maureen A. Sweeney to respond to the complaint of relator Edward Schlegel by 4 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2022.


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


January 8, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Berry, the Court modified its order to allow respondent Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Theodore Berry to complete eight hours of continuing legal education or judicial education rather than only judicial education on the subject of sexual harassment by Feb. 1, 2022.


January 7, 2022

In State ex rel. Shaker House, L.L.C. v. Scott, the Court granted relator Shaker House’s request to dismiss its case against respondent Cleveland Municipal Court Judge W. Mona Scott.


January 6, 2022

In State v. Fisk, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender to represent appellee Zacary Fisk.


In DuBose v. McGuffey, the Court affirmed the First District Court of Appeals’ decision to reduce Justin DuBose’s bail from $1.5 million to $500,000. The bail was originally set in November 2020, after DuBose was indicted on two counts of murder and other charges. Justice Michael P. Donnelly concurred with a written opinion. Justices Sharon L. Kennedy, Patrick Fischer, and R. Patrick DeWine each wrote dissenting opinions.


In In re Establishing the Solar Generation Fund Rider Pursuant to R.C. 3706.46, the Court allowed Ohio Power Company to intervene in the case.


January 5, 2022

In Fannie Mae v. Dent, the Court ruled the matter should proceed as a jurisdictional appeal, and directed appellants Richard and Karen Dent to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction within three days.


January 4, 2022

DuBose v. McGuffey


January 1, 2022

The Court dismissed Ohio Veterans & Fraternal Charitable Coalition v. Yost after the parties announced they reached a settlement.


December 30, 2021

The Court accepted State v. Bortree for review.


December 29, 2021

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


December 23, 2021

State ex rel. Ames v. Portage Cty. Bd. of Revision


State ex rel. Ellis v. Cleveland Police Forensic Laboratory


December 22, 2021

State v. Misch


State v. Harrison


In State ex rel. Clemons v. Bur. of Workers’ Comp., the Court converted the case from an expedited to a traditional request for a writ of mandamus and ordered the respondent Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to file a response, if any, to the complaint within 21 days of the date of service of the summons and complaint.


December 21, 2021

State ex rel. Ogle v. Hocking Cty. Common Pleas Court


Cleveland Elec. Illum. Co. v. Cleveland


December 19, 2021

The Court consolidated Adams v. DeWine, and League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the purpose of oral argument and scheduled oral argument for Tuesday, Dec.28, at 9 a.m., via videoconferencing.


December 18, 2021

In Adams v. DeWine, and League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court granted the relators’ request for oral argument. The date and time for oral argument will be released at a later date.


In State ex rel. Ohio Stands Up!, Inc. v. DeWine, the Court rejected a group’s challenge to Gov. Mike DeWine’s “Vax-a-Million” lottery and his pandemic orders, finding the organization failed to meet the requirements to sue in the Supreme Court.


December 17, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Porter, the Supreme Court suspended a Chagrin Falls attorney for two years with one year stayed for having sexual relationships with clients.


December 16, 2021

In Adams v. DeWine, the Court ordered respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission to respond by 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, to relator’s request for oral argument.


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission to respond by 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, to relator League of Women Voters of Ohio’s request for oral argument.


In Clawson v. Hts. Chiropractic Physicians, L.L.C., the Court denied appellant Heights Chiropractic Physicians’ request for a continuance of oral argument.


The Court accepted Stewart v. Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Ctrs., Inc. for review.


December 15, 2021

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court directed the parties to address the issue: What impact, if any, does Article XI, Section 8(C)(1) of the Ohio Constitution have on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s authority to grant the relief requested by relators when the Ohio Redistricting Commission adopted the district plan by a simple majority vote of the commission? The Court directed the parties to answer by 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 17.


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court allowed out-of-state attorneys Phillip Strach, Thomas Farr, Alyssa Riggins, and John Branch III. to participate in the case.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Porter


December 14, 2021

State ex rel. Maxwell v. Brice


December 11, 2021

In Adams v. DeWine, the Court allowed out-of-state attorney Greg McGuire to participate in the case.


December 9, 2021

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court allowed out-of-state attorneys Anupam Sharma, Alexander Thomson, Donald Brown, David Denuyl, Juliana Goldrosen, Joshua Gonzales, Laura Bender, Robert Fram, Yiye Fu, and Julie Ebenstein to participate in the case.


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm and Adams v. DeWine, the Court granted requests for respondent Secretary of State Frank LaRose to provide responses and documents responsive to relators’ requests for production, interrogatories, and requests for admission by noon Dec. 7. The Court denied motions to compel Governor Mike DeWine and Auditor Keith Faber to provide responses and documents responsive to relators’ requests for production, interrogatories, and requests for admissions.


December 6, 2021

In Adams v. DeWine and League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered respondents to file a response, if any, by 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6, in response to relators’ motions to compel expedited discovery.


In Adams v. DeWine, the Court granted a motion to dismiss individual members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission from the case. Claims remain against Secretary of State Frank LaRose in his official capacity as Secretary of State, House Speaker Robert Cupp in his official capacity as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, and Senate President Matt Huffman in his official capacity as president of the Ohio Senate.


December 5, 2021

The Court dismissed Trax Constr. Co. v. Reminderville.


In State v. Warner, the Court granted appellant Jason Warner’s motion to stay execution of sentence and his continued release on bail.


In State v. Warner, the Court granted appellant Julia Warner’s motion to stay execution of sentence and her continued release on bail.


December 4, 2021

In In re Resignation of Crosby, the Court found Richard Crosby III of Cincinnati in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


December 3, 2021

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court set a scheduling order beginning with serving a copy of the complaint to respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission and requiring the Commission members file a response no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2.


In State v. McKnight, the Court permitted out-of-state attorneys Marisa Taney and John Gleeson to participate in the case.


November 27, 2021

In Adams v. DeWine, the Court ordered the respondents Gov. Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Redistricting Commision to file a response, if any, to relators’ motion for a scheduling order no later than 9:a.m. Nov. 29.


November 26, 2021

In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Okuley, the Court found John Okuley of Columbus in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


The Court did not accept State v. Harmon for review. Justice Michael P. Donnelly wrote a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justices Melody J. Stewart and Jennifer Brunner.


The Court did not accept State v. Hoover for review. Justice Michael P. Donnelly wrote a dissenting opinion, which was joined b Justices Melody J. Stewart and Jennifer Brunner.


In Snay v. Burr, the Court ruled a Huron County couple is not liable for the severe injuries suffered by a motorist whose truck slid off a rural road and struck the couple’s heavily fortified mailbox.


In Adams v. DeWine, the Court ordered the clerk of the court to serve a copy of the complaint on respondents Gov. Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, and directed the respondents to file a response no later than five days after receiving the complaint.


In Dubose v. McGuffey, the Court denied appellant Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey’s request for a stay. The Court issued an expedited briefing schedule, which begins with McGuffey filing a brief by Dec. 8. Justice R. Patrick DeWine dissented with a written opinion joined by Justices Sharon L. Kennedy and Patrick F. Fischer.


In Maternal Grandmother v. Hamilton Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs., the Court ruled a lawsuit against Hamilton County caseworkers filed by the grandmother of a child murdered by her parents contained enough information at the initial pleadings stage to move forward.


The Court accepted In re J.F. for review.


November 24, 2021

State v. Baber


State v. Lamb


State v. Pilkington


November 23, 2021

Snay v. Burr (11/24/21)


State ex rel. Roberts v. Hatheway


Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Morton


Maternal Grandmother v. Hamilton Cty. Dept. of Job & Family Servs.


November 19, 2021

In State ex rel. Pike Cty. Convention & Visitor’s Bur. v. Pike Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court denied relator Pike County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s request to compel respondent Pike County Board of Commissioners to remit to the bureau a portion of the county hotel bed tax.


November 18, 2021

The Court published official versions of 14 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.


Columbus Bar Assn. v. Jones


State ex rel. Suwalksi v. Peeler


State v. LaRosa


November 17, 2021

State ex rel. Slaughter v. Foley


Columbus Bar Assn. v. Family


Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Bruner


November 16, 2021

State ex rel. Powell v. Ohio Pub. Emps. Retirement Sys.


State ex rel. Pike Cty. Convention & Visitor's Bur. v. Pike Cty. Bd. of Commrs.


November 15, 2021

The Court consolidated League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm. for oral argument on Dec. 8, 2021, grouped state Sen. Vernon Sykes and state Rep. Emilia Sykes with relators for oral argument. Each side will be allowed 30 minutes for oral argument.


In State ex rel. Reese v. O.D.R.C. Legal Dept., the Court stated it will treat relator Thomas Reese’s filing as a merit brief and gave respondent Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction 20 days to file a brief in response.


November 13, 2021

In Briceland v. Briceland, the Court struck pages 18 through 23 of appellee Jodi Briceland’s memorandum in opposition because it exceeded the Court’s page limit.


In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Long, the Court indefinitely suspended an attorney formerly of Toledo who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for child pornography-related charges.


November 12, 2021

In State ex rel. Houska v. Steinhauer, the Court ordered respondent Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Susan Steinhauer to respond to relators’ motion for an alternate writ of prohibition no later than Nov. 15, 2021.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Repp, the Court suspended the sole judge of the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court for one year without pay for holding a court spectator in contempt for refusing to take a drug test.


The Court accepted State ex rel. Bowling v. DeWine for review.


November 11, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Andrews, the Court suspended Amanda Andrews of Port Clinton for an interim period based on an order imposed by the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. Andrews will not be reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio until she is reinstated to the practice of law in Michigan.


November 10, 2021

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Ludwig


Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilcoxson


Toledo Bar Assn. v. Long


November 9, 2021

Disciplinary Counsel v. Repp


State v. Jordan


November 8, 2021

The Court dismissed Goree v. Northland Auto Ents., Inc. after the parties announced they reached a settlement.


November 7, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Weber, the Court issued to Robert Weber Jr. of Oberlin a one-year suspension from the practice of law, fully stayed with conditions.


November 6, 2021

In Akron Bar Assn. v. Walkley, the Court found Thomas Walkley in contempt for violating a 2013 Court order and prohibited him from holding himself out as an attorney, counseling and advising others, performing legal services, and taking other actions that indicate he can practice law in Ohio.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Berry, the Court issued Theodore Berry of Cincinnati a six-month suspension from the practice of law, fully stayed with conditions.


November 5, 2021

In Humphrey v. Bracy, the Court affirmed the Eleventh District Court of Appeals’ ruling denying Lavelle Humphrey a writ of habeas corpus.


November 4, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hartley, the Court placed Aaron Hartley of Kettering on an immediate interim remedial suspension.


In Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission to file a response, if any, to relators’ request for oral argument no later than Wednesday, Nov. 3.


In NASCAR Holdings, Inc. v. McClain, the Court granted appellant NASCAR Holdings’ request for oral argument.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Weber


November 3, 2021

Disciplinary Counsel v. Berry


Robinson v. State


November 2, 2021

Dunkle v. Hill


Humphrey v. Bracy


November 1, 2021

The Court consolidated State ex rel. US Bank Trust, Natl. Assn. v. Cuyahoga Cty., State ex rel. US Bank Trust, Natl. Assn. v. Lucas Cty. Bd. of Commrs., and State ex rel. US Bank Trust, Natl. Assn. v. Summit Cty. for the purposes of briefing and adopting a proposed briefing schedule.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Rumes, the Court suspended Kevin Rumes of Brunswick from the practice of law for an interim period for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


October 31, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hartley, the Court ordered respondent Aaron Hartley to respond by 9 a.m., Nov. 1., to a proposed request to place Hartley on an immediate interim remedial suspension.


October 28, 2021

In McElroy v. Chambers-Smith, the Court gave relator Justin McElroy an additional 10 days to respond to respondents Annette Chambers-Smith’s and Earlena Shepherd’s request to dismiss the case.


October 27, 2021

In E. Cleveland v. Ambrose, the Court denied relator East Cleveland city officials request for an interlocutory ruling on the city’s writ of prohibition application.


The Court dismissed State ex rel. Adkins v. Beathard because relator Anthony Adkins failed to file a required merit brief.


October 26, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Harmon, the Court agreed to terminate probation for Phillip Harmon of Westerville.


The Court accepted In re Estate of Fleenor v. Ottawa Cty. for review.


October 25, 2021

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court permitted out-of-state attorney Donald Brown to participate in the case.


October 22, 2021

In E. Cleveland v. Ambrose, the Court ordered respondent Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Dick Ambrose to file a response, if any, by 9 a.m., Oct. 25, to relator City of East Cleveland’s emergency request for an interlocutory ruling on its writ application.


In McElroy v. Chambers-Smith, the Court ruled as moot relator Justin McElroy’s request to modify his lawsuit in order to change the listed address of two of the respondents because they waived service and indicated they are prepared to respond.


October 21, 2021

In State v. Hubbard and State v. Jarvis, the Court ruled a 2019 state law requiring certain felons to register as violent offenders can be imposed on those who committed their crimes before the law took effect. (Also 2020-0625.)


State v. Jarvis


State v. Hubbard


October 20, 2021

State ex rel. Newell v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas


Disciplinary Counsel v. Ford


In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court permitted out-of-state attorneys T. Alora Thomas, Julie Ebenstein, and Greg McGuire to participate in the case.


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Ford, the Court imposed a second indefinite suspension on a Cincinnati attorney who provided legal assistance to a client while under suspension.


October 19, 2021

In O’Neal v. State, the Court ruled Ohio’s existing execution protocol to carry out death sentences by lethal injection can be applied without the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction submitting it through the state’s formal rulemaking procedures. (Also 2020-0683.)


State ex rel. Zarbana Industries, Inc. v. Indus. Comm.


O’Neal v. State


October 18, 2021

The Court published official versions of 13 opinions, which were previously released as slip opinions.


October 15, 2021

In State v. McNeal, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to represent appellant Tracy McNeal.


October 14, 2021

In re Application of FirstEnergy Advisors for Certification as a Competitive Retail Elec. Serv. Power Broker & Aggregator


In In re Application of FirstEnergy Advisors for Certification as a Competitive Retail Elec. Serv. Power Broker & Aggregator, the Court ruled the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio improperly allowed FirstEnergy Advisors to begin operations without first determining that the company was fit and capable of complying with Ohio law.


October 13, 2021

In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Chambers and Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony, the Court found Richard Chambers II and Marcelle Anthony, both of Columbus, in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.


State ex rel. Griffin v. Doe


October 12, 2021

State ex rel. Griffin v. Sehlmeyer


The Court referred State ex rel. Fluty v. Raiff to mediation.


The Court accepted McClain v. State for review.


October 11, 2021

At the request of appellant Small World Early Childhood Development Center, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Small World Learning Ctr. v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs.


October 8, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Marshall, the Court reinstated Michael Marshall of Steubenville to the practice of law in Ohio.


October 7, 2021

In League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., and Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court partially granted requests to compel discovery from respondent Ohio Redistricting Commission.


In State v. Lawson, the Court affirmed the conviction and death sentence of Arron Lawson, who confessed to killing his cousin, her 8-year-old son, and two other family members, and set his execution date for Jan. 6, 2026.


State ex rel. Jones v. Hogan


State v. Lawson


October 6, 2021

State ex rel. Ryan Alternative Staffing, Inc. v. Moss


AKC, Inc. v. United Specialty Ins. Co.


The chief justice released two judicial-disqualification opinions, which previously were issued as entries in response to affidavits of disqualification.


In AKC, Inc. v. United Specialty Ins. Co., the Court ruled “sewage” is included under an insurance policy exclusion that prevents coverage for damage caused by “water that backs up or overflows from a sewer.”


October 5, 2021

In Bennett v. Ohio Redistricting Comm., the Court ordered respondents Ohio Redistricting Commission to file a response by 9 a.m., Oct. 6, to relator Bria Bennett’s motion to compel expedited discovery.


State ex rel. Wesley v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas


Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. State Bd. of Edn.


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