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February 2, 2023

Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Vick, suspended Gary Vick Jr. of Parma from the practice of law for an interim period.


February 1, 2023

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Carr, the Court purged the contempt order of Pinkey Carr.


January 31, 2023

The Court returned Auto Place, L.L.C. v. McClain to the regular docket after the parties notified the Court that they reached a settlement.


The Court accepted Ludlow v. Ohio Dept. of Health for review.


At the request of relator Ari Maron, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Maron v. Reali.


January 27, 2023

In the disciplinary case Columbus Bar Assn. v. Gill, the Court terminated the probation of Columbus attorney Sterling Gill II.


January 26, 2023

In State v. Hawkins and State v. Daniel, the Court granted the Ohio attorney general’s request to divide oral argument time with the appellees.


January 25, 2023

At the request of relator Carl Whitacre, the Court dismissed Whitacre v. Selmon.


The Court dismissed Freeman v. Spencer.


January 24, 2023

McKitrick v. LaRose


The Court dismissed McKitrick v. LaRose, finding it was improvidently accepted.


January 23, 2023

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


January 20, 2023

In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Heller, the Court permitted R. Jeffrey Pollock to withdraw as counsel for relator Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


In In re Application of Davis, the Court permitted applicant Damon Davis’s request to sit for the February 2023 bar exam provided that he complies with all applicable procedures and requirements.


In re Application of Davis


January 19, 2023

In State ex rel. Hutchison v. DeWine, the Court ordered relator Randall Hutchinson to show cause within 14 days why this case should not be dismissed for failure to perfect service to five respondents.


In State ex rel. Ctr. for Media & Democracy v. Yost, the Court granted a limited protective order to respondent Ohio Attorney General’s Office, allowing depositions of Bethany McCorkle and Kevin Servick with restrictions.


January 18, 2023

At the request of appellant Manny Zarlengo, the Court dismissed State v. Zarlengo. The Court cancelled oral argument scheduled for Feb. 8.


January 17, 2023

The Court accepted State ex rel. Yost v. FirstEnergy Corp. for review.


January 13, 2023

Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Robinson, suspended James T. Robinson of Elyria from the practice of law for an interim period.


In State ex rel. Ctr. for Media & Democracy v. Yost, the Court granted respondent Ohio Attorney General Office’s motion to extend or reset deadlines for submission of evidence and briefs.


January 12, 2023

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Carr, the Court found Pinkey Carr of Cleveland in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance by Nov. 17, 2022.


January 11, 2023

In State v. Morris, the Court granted the state’s motion to stay mandate.


In Vukovic-Burkhardt v. Dayton Bd. of Edn., the Court struck pages 18 and 19 of appellant Kelli Vukovic-Burkhardt’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction because it exceeded the Court’s page limit.


In State ex rel. Ctr. for Media & Democracy v. Yost, the Court ordered relators Center for Media and Democracy and David Armiak to file their response, if any, to respondent Ohio Attorney General Office’s motions for a protective order and to extend or reset deadlines for submission of evidence and briefs by 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12.


January 9, 2023

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


January 6, 2023

In State ex rel. Howard v. Turner, the Court struck appellant Jeffrey Howard’s first amended complaint because it was submitted after the filing deadline.


In Diller v. Diller, the Court denied the motion of appellees Phyllis Diller and Mary Ann Diller to dismiss the case as improvidently accepted.


The Court consolidated In re Application of Alamo Solar I, L.L.C. and In re Application of Angelina Solar I, L.L.C. for oral argument.


January 5, 2023

In State v. Drain, the Court stayed the execution of the death sentence of appellant Victoria Drain and ordered the stay to remain in effect until the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.


January 4, 2023

The Court stayed the issuance of the mandate in State v. Morris, pending consideration of a motion to stay from appellee Ashland County Prosecutor’s Office.


December 30, 2022

The Court announced that State v. Bond, will no longer be held for the decision in State v. Bunch, and the stay of the briefing schedule is lifted. The Court ordered the parties to brief this case in accordance with the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.


The Court reversed the decisions of the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Eighmey v. Cleveland and Lindsay v. Garfield Hts. based on the Court’s decision in Lycan v. Cleveland.


State v. Jenkins


State v. Dickerson


Lindsay v. Garfield Hts.


Eighmey v. Cleveland


The Court declined to reconsider In re D.R..


The Court declined to reconsider State v. Hayes.


The Court declined to reconsider State v. Bowman.


The Court declined to reconsider Ricksecker v. Thomson.


The chief justice released In re Disqualification of Cottrill, which was previously issued as an entry in response to an affidavit of disqualification.


The Court declined to reconsider State v. Schubert.


The Court declined to reconsider Ohio Pub. Works Comm. v. Barnesville.


The Court declined to reconsider Siltstone Servs., L.L.C. v. Guernsey Cty. Community Dev. Corp..


December 29, 2022

In Lycan v. Cleveland, the Court ruled that Cleveland does not have to refund $4.1 million to motorists who paid fines under a now-defunct traffic camera program used to catch red-light and speeding violators.


Cleveland v. Rudolph


TWISM Ents., L.L.C. v. State Bd. of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors


Ohio Power Co. v. Burns


McClain v. State


State v. Bunch


Lycan v. Cleveland


The Court declined to reconsider State v. Barnes.


The Court declined to reconsider Brandt v. Pompa.


December 28, 2022

The Court declined to reconsider Bliss v. Johns Manville.


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


In Doe v. Greenville City Schools, the Court ruled the absence of a fire extinguisher or safety equipment in a classroom could be a “physical defect” triggering an exception to the district’s immunity from lawsuits under state law.


State v. Carlock


In re N.D.


State v. Brasher


Doe v. Greenville City Schools


December 27, 2022

In EMOI Servs., L.L.C. v. Owners Ins. Co., the Court ruled a computer software company’s insurance policy does not cover losses from a ransomware attack.


The Court accepted State v. Taylor for review.


Ames v. Portage Cty. Budget Comm.


EMOI Servs., L.L.C. v. Owners Ins. Co.


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


Siltstone Servs., L.L.C. v. Guernsey Cty. Community Dev. Corp.


December 23, 2022

State v. Ashcraft


State v. Blackburn


State v. Morris


State v. Thompson


The Court declined to reconsider Elliot v. Durrani.


In State v. Gwynne, the Court for a second time reversed an appeals court decision concerning a former nursing home aide’s prison sentence for stealing personal items from 46 residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware and Franklin counties.


State v. Gwynne


State v. Burns


December 22, 2022

In Ohio Pub. Works Comm. v. Barnesville, the Court ruled the Village of Barnesville violated restrictions on land bought with Clean Ohio Funds. The Ohio Public Works Commission consent was needed before the village could lease mineral rights to natural gas and oil companies.


State ex rel. Waste Mgt. of Ohio, Inc. v. Indus. Comm.


State v. Schubert


Ames v. Rootstown Twp. Bd. of Trustees


Ohio Pub. Works Comm. v. Barnesville


Smathers v. Glass


December 21, 2022

State v. Messenger


In State v. Messenger, the Court ruled that a 2018 state law change addressing the use of deadly force in self-defense does not change how an appeals court evaluates cases where a jury has rejected a self-defense claim.


December 20, 2022

In State v. Hill, the Court ruled that a Stark County trial judge wrongly refused to allow a criminal defendant to plead “no contest” because the judge did not believe there were any legitimate grounds for an appeal.


State v. Hill


The Court declined to reconsider State ex rel. Ohio History Connection v. Moundbuilders Country Club Co. and State v. Weaver.


December 19, 2022

Michael v. Miller


In Disciplinary Counsel v. Delay, the Court denied the petition for reinstatement by respondent, Brendan Delay.


December 16, 2022

In In re D.R., the Court remanded the case to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court with instructions to determine whether D.R.’s Tier I sex-offender classification should be continued or terminated.


In re D.R.


State v. L.A.B.


State v. Ramsden


Brandt v. Pompa


In Brandt v. Pompa, the Court ruled that a state law capping the amount of damages awarded for claims such as “pain and suffering” in a personal injury lawsuit is unconstitutional as applied to certain sexually abused children.


December 15, 2022

In State ex rel. Yost v. FirstEnergy Corp., the Court granted the Ohio Attorney General's Office's motion for stay pending appeal.


In State v. Haynes, the Court vacated the abduction conviction of a Wood County man after the prosecutor’s office refused to provide him a bill of particulars specifying what conduct constituted the criminal offense.


State ex rel. Ware v. Wine


State v. Barnes


State v. Haynes


State v. Jones


December 14, 2022

In State v. Bailey, the Court found that a man who kidnapped and raped a Cincinnati homeless woman was properly sentenced to up to 46.5 years in prison.


State ex rel. Swopes v. McCormick


State v. Bailey


December 13, 2022

In State v. Fisk, the Court ruled the rights granted to crime victims through a 2017 voter-approved constitutional amendment do not impact the “standing” of prosecutors to appeal the denial of restitution to a crime victim.


The Court accepted State v. Toran for review.


State v. Fisk


State v. Hough


December 12, 2022

Neuro-Communication Servs., Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.


In Neuro-Communication Servs., Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., the Court ruled that a commercial property insurance policy does not cover the financial losses Ohio businesses suffered from state-mandated shutdowns at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.


December 9, 2022

In State v. Bollar (2021-0756 and 2021-0769) the Court ruled that an offender who pleaded guilty to multiple felonies and multiple firearm specifications will receive prison terms for the two most serious specifications to which he pleaded guilty.


Willow Grove, Ltd. v. Olmsed Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals


State v. Bollar


Bunta v. Superior VacuPress, L.L.C.


State v. Philpotts


State v. Grevious


In re Cases Held for the Decision in Elliot v. Durrani


December 8, 2022

In State v. Weaver, the Court ordered a new sentencing hearing for a former college student sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her newborn baby in the bathroom of her sorority house.


In re Adoption of H.P.


Bliss v. Johns Manville


State v. Weaver


State v. Jackson


December 7, 2022

In State ex rel. Ohio History Connection v. Moundbuilders Country Club Co., the Court ruled that the Ohio History Connection can proceed with its efforts to transform the Octagon Earthworks of Newark into a public park by extinguishing the Moundbuilders Country Club lease on the land.


State v. Brown


State ex rel. Ohio History Connection v. Moundbuilders Country Club Co.


In re Establishing the Solar Generation Fund Rider


December 6, 2022

The Court declined to accept State v. Galinari for review.


In Elliot v. Durrani, the Court ruled the cutoff date to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is extended if a medical practitioner flees the state within the four-year lawsuit deadline.


Elliot v. Durrani


State v. Bourn


December 5, 2022

In State v. Yerkey, the Court ruled that wages lost by a crime victim while voluntarily attending criminal court do not qualify for restitution because Marsy’s Law did not change restitution’s statutory meaning.


State v. Brunson


State v. Yerkey


December 2, 2022

In State v. Nicholas, the Court ruled a juvenile court’s decision to transfer the case of a 14-year-old boy with multiple personalities to adult court for the murder of his father’s girlfriend was not supported by the evidence.


State v. Scott


State v. Nicholas


In State ex rel. Youngstown Civ. Serv. Comm. v. Sweeney, the Court ordered the parties to file a response, if any, to respondent Michael R. Cox’s motion for reconsideration and his emergency motion to stay the Nov. 30 entries no later than Dec. 6.


December 1, 2022

In State ex rel. Hicks v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Commrs., the Court ruled that a man claiming the Clermont County Board of Commissioners violated the Open Meetings Act in its use of executive sessions had the burden to prove a violation occurred.


State v. Lloyd


State ex rel. Hicks v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Commrs.


Walling v. Brenya


November 30, 2022

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ferfolia


State ex rel. Andrews v. Lake Cty. Court of Common Pleas


State ex rel. Walmart, Inc. v. Hixon


Maple Hts. v. Netflix, Inc.


State v. Garrett


The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio remanded In State ex rel. Adams v. Cleveland to the Supreme Court of Ohio. The Court lifted a stay in this case and ordered the parties to proceed with the case.


In State v. Garrett, the Court affirmed the death sentence of a Franklin County man who killed his ex-girlfriend and 4-year-old daughter by repeatedly stabbing them.


November 29, 2022

In State v. Martin, the Court ruled that before transferring a minor to adult court, a juvenile judge must consider if prosecutors presented more than a mere suspicion of guilt, but does not decide the merits of competing prosecution and defense theories.


The Court accepted State v. Hurt for review.


State v. Ramunas


In re T.A.


State v. Martin


Moore v. Mt. Carmel Health Sys.


November 28, 2022

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


November 23, 2022

In Clawson v. Hts. Chiropractic Physicians, L.L.C., the Court ruled that if a physician cannot be held directly liable for malpractice, then a lawsuit seeking to hold the physician’s employer vicariously liable must be dismissed.


Clawson v. Hts. Chiropractic Physicians, L.L.C.


Sinley v. Safety Controls Technology, Inc.


State v. P.J.F.


State v. Bond


November 22, 2022

In NASCAR Holdings, Inc. v. McClain, the Court ruled the money NASCAR made from selling the rights to broadcast stock car races and merchandise to Ohio fans is not subject to the state’s commercial activities tax (CAT).


State ex rel. Bowling v. DeWine


Goudy v. Tuscarawas Cty. Pub. Defender


NASCAR Holdings, Inc. v. McClain


November 18, 2022

In In re Resignation of D’Atri, the Court accepted the resignation of Edward D’Atri of Canton with disciplinary action pending.


In State ex rel. Ohio State Univ. v. Pratt, the Court reversed the Tenth District Court of Appeals decision to grant a writ of mandamus to Ohio State University.


State ex rel. Ohio State Univ. v. Pratt


November 17, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Fitz, the Court found Robert Fitz of Westlake in contempt for failure to file an affidavit of compliance.


November 16, 2022

At the request of appellant Jeremy Kerr, the Court dismissed State v. Kerr.


November 14, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoover, the Court reinstated Robert Hoover of Portsmouth to the practice of law.


November 10, 2022

State ex rel. Ames v. Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Matthews


State v. Hatton


State v. Blanton


In State v. Hatton, the Court ruled that a man convicted of a 1997 rape is entitled to a hearing to determine if he should get a new trial based on his claim that DNA evidence excluded him from being one of two rapists.


November 9, 2022

In State v. Whitaker, the Court granted appellant Christopher L. Whitaker’s motion to stay execution of his death sentence pending the disposition of available state remedies.


In State ex rel. WTOL Television, L.L.C. v. Cedar Fair, L.P., the Court granted an alternative writ and ordered the parties to brief and submit evidence on whether the Public Records Act, R.C. 149.43, applies to respondents Cedar Fair et al.


November 8, 2022

In McDonald v. Black, the Court ruled a state prison inmate is not entitled to a parole hearing because he submitted incomplete paperwork.


The Court accepted Cleveland v. Rudolph for review and held the case for the decision in State v. Brasher.


State ex rel. Gray v. Kimbler


Disciplinary Counsel v. Jarvis


McDonald v. Black


November 7, 2022

Based on a felony conviction, the Court in In re Andrews suspended Amanda Andrews of Port Clinton from the practice of law for an interim period.


In McKitrick v. LaRose, the Court granted in part the appellants’motion to expedite. The Court directed appellees to file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction and denied the appellants' motion to seal the election results pending a decision on the merits.


November 3, 2022

In State v. Bortree, the Court vacated the conviction of a Logan County man, finding the statute of limitations to charge him with attempted aggravated murder ran out 20 years before his indictment.


State ex rel. Mobley v. Toledo


State v. Bortee


In re K.K.


November 2, 2022

In State v. Belville, the Court ruled a Lawrence County man’s right to a speedy trial was not violated because he caused a delay by requesting a copy of his own home surveillance system.


State v. Belville


In McKitrick v. LaRose, the Court ordered the appellees to file responses, if any, by 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4 to appellants’ motion to expedite and to appellants’ motion for an interim order to seal election results pending decision on the merits.


November 1, 2022

In Schlegel v. Sweeney, the Court ruled that the Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District’s lawsuit to acquire a man’s property to build a bike trail can proceed.


Schlegel v. Sweeney


October 31, 2022

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


October 28, 2022

In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Chambers, Disciplinary Counsel v. Simmons, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Duff, the Court indefinitely suspended Richard Chambers II of Columbus, Andrew Simmons of Middletown, and Michael Duff of Lorain from the practice of law.


The Court referred State ex rel. Sultaana v. State Hwy. Patrol to mediation.


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


State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose


October 27, 2022

In Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn. v. Cleveland, the Court set Nov. 29 as the due date for appellant Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association’s merit brief and ordered the parties to brief this case in accordance with the Court’s Rules of Practice.


October 26, 2022

At the request of relator Charles Tingler, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Tingler v. Junk.


October 25, 2022

The Court accepted In re E.S. for review.


October 24, 2022

At the request of the parties, the Court dismissed Gundel v. Whalen Lawn & Landscaping, L.L.C.


October 20, 2022

The Court reaffirmed it accepted Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Assn. v. Cleveland for review. The Court lifted the stay and directed the parties to brief this case.


In Valentine v. Cedar Fair, L.P, the Court ruled that Cedar Point Amusement Park could alter its dates of operation without advance notice and close rides and attractions during the shutdown ordered by the state government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Brooks


Cincinnati Inc. Co. v. Discount Drug Mart, Inc.


State ex rel. Standifer v. Cleveland


Valentine v. Cedar Fair, L.P.


Cleveland Botanical Garden v. Worthington Drewien


In State ex rel. King v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a motion for reconsideration.


October 19, 2022

In State v. Simmons, the Court granted amicus curiae Ohio Attorney General’s request for divided oral-argument time.


In State v. Drain, the Court affirmed the death sentence of an Ohio prisoner who murdered a fellow inmate at the Warren Correctional Institution in 2019.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Sharp


State ex rel. Robinson v. Fender


State v. Bellamy


State v. Drain


October 18, 2022

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Carr, the Court indefinitely suspended Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr and removed her from office.


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


State ex rel. Johnson v. Foley


Disciplinary Counsel v. Carr


State v. Towns


October 17, 2022

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


In State v. Cleavenger, the Court denied appellant Todd Cleavenger’s motion for immediate stay in advance of filing a memorandum in support of jurisdiction.


October 14, 2022

In State ex rel. Adams v. Cleveland, the Court stayed the case pending conclusion of federal court proceedings.


October 13, 2022

In State v. Campbell, the Court ruled a probation officer’s search of a cell phone of a man on community control did not violate his constitutional rights, and the child pornography found on the phone could be used as evidence to convict him.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Lemons


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


State v. Campbell


State v. Leegrand


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


October 12, 2022

In Cruz v. English Nanny & Governess School, the Court ruled that additional reasonable attorney fees can be recovered when the losing party unsuccessfully appeals the case.


State v. Cobb


State v. Stiltner


State v. Pitts


State v. Irvin


Cruz v. English Nanny & Governess School


October 11, 2022

State ex rel. Huth v. Animal Welfare League of Trumbull Cty., Inc.


State v. Troisi


Estate of Fleenor v. Ottawa Cty.


State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Forsthoefel


State ex rel. Conrath v. LaRose


State ex rel. King v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections


The Court accepted In re Application for Correction of Birth Record of Adelaide for review.


In State ex rel. Conrath v. LaRose, the Court ordered the respondents to place Tanya Conrath's name on the general election ballot as the Democratic Party candidate for Ohio House 94th District.


In State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Forsthoefel, the Court ruled that an Ashland County judge failed to justify sealing the divorce records of former U.S. Senate candidate and state Treasurer Josh Mandel and his ex-wife.


In State ex rel. King v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court denied a request from East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King to compel the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to remove a recall election against him from the Nov. 8 ballot.


October 10, 2022

At the request of petitioner Tyler Stafford, the Court dismissed State ex rel. Stafford v. Fatheree.


October 7, 2022

In State ex rel. Mather v. Oda, the Court ordered the respondents to reply to the complaint no later than Oct. 24. If a motion for judgment on the pleadings or motion to dismiss is filed, the Court ordered the relators to file their response, if any, no later than Oct. 31.


In Toledo Bar Assn. v. Yoder, the Court denied relator Toledo Bar Association’s motion for a show-cause order.


October 6, 2022

In State v. Taylor, the Court granted the appellant State of Ohio’s emergency motion for a stay.


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.


State ex rel. Sanduskians for Sandusky v. Sandusky


September 22, 2022

State ex rel. Ungaro v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections


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


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.


State ex rel. Randlett v. Lynch


State ex rel. Maras v. LaRose


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.


State ex rel. Trumbull Cty. Republican Cent. Commt. v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections


September 15, 2022

Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Arkow


State v. O'Malley


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.


Pope v. Bracy


Disciplinary Counsel v. Jancura


State v. Wilson


September 13, 2022

In re Application of Richmond


State ex rel. Foster v. Foley


Portage Cty. Educators Assn. for Dev. Disabilities-Unit B, OEA/NEA v. State Emp. Relations Bd.


State ex rel. Halstead v. Jackson


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.


Disciplinary Counsel v. Fitz


State v. Sanford


State ex rel. Moscow v. Clermont Cty. Bd. of Elections


September 7, 2022

State ex rel. Stevenson v. King


Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical, Inc.


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.


State ex rel. Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Govts. v. Bur. of Workers' Comp.


Beachwood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Warrensville Hts. City School Dist. Bd. of Edn.


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.


State v. G.K.


August 18, 2022

State ex rel. Anderson v. Chambers-Smith


State v. Whitaker


State ex rel. Cunnane v. LaRose


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.


State ex rel. Grendell v. Geauga Cty. Bd. of Commrs.


State v. CSX Transp., Inc.


August 16, 2022

State ex rel. Davis v. Sheldon


State v. Stutler


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


State ex rel. Ames v. LaRose


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

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.


State ex rel. Griffin v. Sehlmeyer


Disciplinary Counsel v. Noble


June 28, 2022

State v. Burroughs


State ex rel. Suggs v. McConahay


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.


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

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.


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


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

State ex rel. Ware v. Kurt


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.


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.


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