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02/22/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings.   2/22/2024 2/22/2024 2024-Ohio-648
State v. Nicholson 2019-1787Criminal law—Aggravated murder—Convictions and death sentences affirmed.Fischer, J.Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-604 2/22/2024 2/22/2024 2024-Ohio-604
State ex rel. Ware v. Beggs 2023-0138Mandamus—Public-records requests—Relator failed to clearly and convincingly show that records custodian failed to send the records he had requested or that records custodian had failed to comply with an obligation under R.C. 149.43(B) at time of filing of complaint—Writ denied as moot and statutory damages denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-611 2/22/2024 2/22/2024 2024-Ohio-611
State ex rel. Ware v. Galonski 2023-0176Mandamus—Public-records requests—R.C. 149.43—Requested records provided—Writ and statutory damages denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-613 2/22/2024 2/22/2024 2024-Ohio-613
State ex rel. Peterson v. Licking Cty. Bd. of Elections 2024-0155Elections—Prohibition—Mandamus—Disqualification of counsel—Relator, a village mayor, failed to show that she was entitled to writ of prohibition preventing respondent village from setting date for recall election or preventing respondent boards of elections from conducting that election—Relator failed to show that she was entitled to writ of mandamus ordering respondent boards of elections to remove recall election from ballot—Writs denied—Relator’s motion to disqualify counsel for respondent village denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-646 2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-646
In re T.D.S. 2022-0359Admissibility of evidence—Statements made by juvenile after he was read his Miranda rights were properly admitted at trial because he knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived his rights—Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed.Deters, J.Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-595 2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-595
State ex rel. Barr v. Wesson 2023-0113Public-records requests—Relator showed that records custodian failed for approximately 180 days to comply with his obligation under R.C. 149.43(B) to produce requested document—Relator awarded $1,000 in statutory damages.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-596 2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-596
02/21/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Merit decisions without opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review.   2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-597
02/21/2024 Case Announcements #2  Appeals not accepted for review.   2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-642
02/21/2024 Case Announcements #3  Mediation matters.   2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-643
02/21/2024 Case Announcements #4  Merit decisions with opinions.   2/21/2024 2/21/2024 2024-Ohio-647
02/20/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions without opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review—Reconsideration of prior decisions.   2/20/2024 2/20/2024 2024-Ohio-555
02/20/2024 Case Announcements #2  Official versions released—Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Miscellaneous dismissals.   2/20/2024 2/20/2024 2024-Ohio-610
Disciplinary Counsel v. Vick 2022-0939Attorneys—Misconduct—Multiple violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, including neglecting client matters, failing to refund unearned legal fees, engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, and knowingly failing to respond to demands for information in connection with a disciplinary matter—Permanent disbarment and restitution ordered.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-557 2/20/2024 2/20/2024 2024-Ohio-557
Disciplinary Counsel v. Adams 2022-1256Attorneys—Misconduct—Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct—Permanent disbarment and restitution ordered.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-559 2/20/2024 2/20/2024 2024-Ohio-559
Disciplinary Counsel v. Warner 2023-0180Judges—Misconduct—Violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules of Professional Conduct—Indefinite suspension with no credit for time served under interim felony suspension.Kennedy, C.J.Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-551 2/16/2024 2/16/2024 2024-Ohio-551
State ex rel. Walters v. Indus. Comm. 2023-0024Workers’ compensation—R.C. 4123.57(B)—Scheduled-loss compensation—A claimant seeking scheduled-loss compensation under R.C. 4123.57(B) must affirmatively demonstrate with medical evidence the loss for which compensation is sought—Medical evidence demonstrating injured worker did not suffer any injury to his eyes or ears in industrial accident and was unable to participate in definitive visual or auditory testing prior to death due to anoxic brain injury substantiates Industrial Commission’s denial of scheduled-loss compensation for loss of sight and hearing—Medical evidence demonstrating injured worker did not suffer any injury to his arms and legs in industrial accident combined with medical opinion that had injured worker recovered from anoxic brain injury he would have recovered use of his arms and legs substantiates commission’s denial of scheduled-loss compensation for arms and legs—Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-552 2/16/2024 2/16/2024 2024-Ohio-552
02/16/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions.   2/16/2024 2/16/2024 2024-Ohio-594
State v. Palmer 2022-0987Criminal law—R.C. 2901.05—Self-defense jury instruction—Appellant entitled to self-defense jury instruction because he met his burden of production by presenting legally sufficient evidence for each element of defense—Court of appeals’ judgment reversed, and cause remanded to trial court.Kennedy, C.J.Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-539 2/15/2024 2/15/2024 2024-Ohio-539
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Driftmyer 2023-0978Attorneys—Misconduct—Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, including failing to inform client of lack of professional-liability insurance—One-year suspension and restitution ordered.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-540 2/15/2024 2/15/2024 2024-Ohio-540
02/15/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings.   2/15/2024 2/15/2024 2024-Ohio-554
02/14/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Disciplinary cases—Miscellaneous dismissals.   2/14/2024 2/14/2024 2024-Ohio-532
Schaad v. Alder 2022-0316Civil law—Municipal taxation—Temporary state law that directed municipalities where an employee’s principal place of work was located to collect municipal income tax from the employee when the employee performed work outside that municipality does not violate state or federal Constitutions—Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed.DeWine, J.Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-525 2/14/2024 2/14/2024 2024-Ohio-525
State ex rel. Cassens Corp. v. Indus. Comm. 2022-1208Workers’ compensation—Violation of specific safety requirements—Ohio Adm.Code 4123:1-5-13(C)(4)—Industrial Commission abused its discretion in granting additional award—Record did not contain some evidence supporting Industrial Commission’s finding that purpose of an outdoor yard where vehicles were stored or staged for transport was conducting type of work that would classify the outdoor yard as a “workshop” under Ohio Adm.Code Chapter 4123:1-5—Industrial Commission erred by deciding that claimant was injured in a “workshop,” and this conclusion precludes a finding that employer failed to comply with Ohio Adm.Code 4123:1-5-13(C)(4)—Court of appeals’ judgment granting writ of mandamus affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-526 2/14/2024 2/14/2024 2024-Ohio-526
State v. McDonald 2023-0954Appeal dismissed as having been improvidently accepted. Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-527 2/14/2024 2/14/2024 2024-Ohio-527
State v. Maxcy-Tipton 2022-1255Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed on the authority of State v. Daniel. Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-448 2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-448
State v. Heflin 2022-1637Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed on the authority of State v. Daniel and State v. Hacker. Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-449 2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-449
State v. Hall 2023-0810Court of appeals’ judgment affirmed on the authority of State v. Daniel and State v. Hacker. Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-450 2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-450
In re Resignation of Boyuk 2024-0036Attorneys at law—Resignation with disciplinary action pending—Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(C).   2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-494
In re Resignation of Crossin 2024-0094Attorneys at law—Resignation with disciplinary action pending—Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(C).   2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-495
In re Resignation of Leon 2024-0118Attorneys at law—Resignation with disciplinary action pending—Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(C).   2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-496
02/13/2024 Case Announcements #2  Motion and procedural rulings—Disciplinary cases.   2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-524
02/13/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Miscellaneous dismissals—Mediation matters.   2/13/2024 2/13/2024 2024-Ohio-523
02/12/2024 Case Announcements #2  Appeals not accepted for review.   2/12/2024 2/12/2024 2024-Ohio-476
02/12/2024 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings—Miscellaneous dismissals.   2/12/2024 2/12/2024 2024-Ohio-492
02/12/2024 Case Announcements #3  Motion and procedural rulings.   2/12/2024 2/12/2024 2024-Ohio-493
02/12/2024 Case Announcements #4  Motion and procedural rulings.   2/12/2024 2/12/2024 2024-Ohio-520
02/09/2024 Case Announcements  Miscellaneous dismissals.   2/9/2024 2/9/2024 2024-Ohio-447
02/08/2024 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings.   2/8/2024 2/8/2024 2024-Ohio-426
02/08/2024 Case Announcements #2  Motion and procedural rulings.   2/8/2024 2/8/2024 2024-Ohio-475
02/07/2024 Case Announcements  Disciplinary cases.   2/7/2024 2/7/2024 2024-Ohio-424
02/06/2024 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review—Reconsideration of prior decisions.   2/6/2024 2/6/2024 2024-Ohio-335
02/05/2024 Case Announcements  Official versions released—Motion and procedural rulings—Mediation matters.   2/5/2024 2/5/2024 2024-Ohio-378
02/02/2024 Administrative Actions  Administrative actions.   2/2/2024 2/2/2024 2024-Ohio-353
02/02/2024 Case Announcements  Motion and procedural rulings.   2/2/2024 2/2/2024 2024-Ohio-354
02/02/2024 Case Announcements #2  Merit decisions without opinions.   2/2/2024 2/2/2024 2024-Ohio-355
02/02/2024 Case Announcements #3  Motion and procedural rulings.   2/2/2024 2/2/2024 2024-Ohio-362
02/02/2024 Case Announcements #4  Merit decisions with opinions.   2/2/2024 2/2/2024 2024-Ohio-380
State ex rel. Thomas v. Wood Cty. Bd. of Elections 2024-0072Elections—Prohibition and mandamus—Writs sought to compel board of elections to remove zoning-amendment referendum from primary-election ballot—Relators failed to demonstrate that board of elections abused its discretion or disregarded applicable law in certifying referendum for placement on ballot—Writs denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-379 2/2/2024 2/2/2024 2024-Ohio-379
State ex rel. Renner v. Athens Cty. Bd. of Elections 2024-0078Elections—Mandamus—Writ sought to compel board of elections to certify relator’s name to primary-election ballot—Board of elections did not abuse its discretion or act in disregard of applicable legal provisions in invalidating relator’s declaration of candidacy and petition—Relator did not correctly withdraw her candidacy under R.C. 3501.38(I)(2)(a)—Relator’s attempt to file a second declaration of candidacy and petition was prohibited under R.C. 3501.38(I)(1)—Writ denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-356 2/1/2024 2/1/2024 2024-Ohio-356
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