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Conneaut v. Summers 2022-A-0037, 2022-A-0038, 2022-A-0039CRIMINAL - Manifest weight of the evidence; sufficient evidence; domestic violence; C.C.O. 537.14(a).EklundAshtabula 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-262
State v. Manyo 2022-A-0058CRIMINAL - Anders; Alford plea; discretion to impose prison or community control; knowing, intelligent, and voluntary plea; maximum sentence; postrelease controlLynchAshtabula 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-267
Hughes v. Portage Cty. Bd. of Commrs. 2021-P-0065CIVIL - Civ.R. 12(B)(6); current agricultural use values; real property taxes; R.C. 5713.30; tax commissioner; annual current agricultural use value tables; R.C. 5715.01; Ohio Adm.Code 5703-25-31; appeal to board of tax appeals; R.C. 5717.02; Ohio Adm.Code 5703-25-34; cropland; woodland; minimum values; management costs; Ohio Adm.Code 5703-25-33; R.C. Chapter 2723; illegal levy or assessment of taxes; one-year statute of limitations; written protest; notice of intent to sue; invited error.WrightPortage 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-260
State ex rel. Ames v. Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews 2021-P-0046EXTRAORDINARY WRIT - petition for writ of mandamus; in camera hearing, invoices for legal services were properly redacted; petitioner cannot establish claims for statutory damages, attorney fees, and/or costs, respondents' motions to dismiss are granted.TrappPortage 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-263
Kennedy v. Western Reserve Senior Care 2021-P-0055CIVIL - directed verdict; Civ.R. 50(A)(4); wrongful death; survivorship; statute of repose; R.C. 2305.113(C); medical claim; R.C. 2305.113(E)(3); savings statute; R.C. 2305.19; out-of-state tolling; R.C. 2305.15(A); legitimate business purposes; Civ.R. 12(G); Civ.R. 12(H); due process; equal protection; right to jury trial; default judgment; Civ.R. 55.WrightPortage 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-264
Jones v. Kent City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. 2021-P-0094CIVIL - teacher evaluation; formal observation; R.C. 3319.111; R.C. 3319.11; collective bargaining; memorandum of understanding; subject matter jurisdiction; limited contract; pre- and post-conference; reinstatedLynchPortage 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-265
State v. Dean 2022-P-0079APPELLATE REVIEW - R.C. 2505.02; entry dismissing a criminal charge is not a final appealable order; appellant placed in same position as he was in prior to filing of charge.TrappPortage 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-268
Fordeley v. Fordeley 2021-T-0020DOMESTIC RELATIONS - prenuptial agreement; full disclosure or full knowledge and understanding of prospective spouse's property; duration of the marriage; valuation of property; third party defendants; Civ.R. 75(B)(1); marital property; active appreciation; separate property; premarital property; passive income and appreciation; R.C. 3105.171; equitable division of marital property.WrightTrumbull 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-261
Black v. Girard 2021-T-0061CIVIL - class action; res judicata; administrative hearing; R.C. 4511.099; political subdivision immunity; civil conspiracy; Ohio constitutional violation; equitable restitution; legal and equitable remedies; declaratory judgment; statutory waiverLynchTrumbull 1/30/2023 1/30/2023 2023-Ohio-266
State v. Elliott 2022-T-0016CRIMINAL LAW - robbery; force; exert any violence physically by any means; sufficient evidence; lesser-included offense; theft; evidence not sufficient to support acquittal on robbery; no error.BroganTrumbull 1/23/2023 1/23/2023 2023-Ohio-181
Progressive Equity Invests., L.L.C. v. Painesville Twp. Bd. of Trustees 2022-L-016CIVIL - administrative appeal; court of common pleas; R.C. 2506.01; failure to exhaust administrative remedies; zoning resolution; trustees; administrative officials; board of zoning appeals; no right to notice, hearing, and opportunity to introduce evidence.NelsonLake 1/23/2023 1/23/2023 2023-Ohio-180
State v. Smith 2021-P-0073CRIMINAL - Felony restitution; R.C. 2929.18(A)(1); restitution must be an amount based on the victim's economic loss; direct cause; proximate cause; receiving stolen property; identity fraud; consequential costs.EklundPortage 1/17/2023 1/17/2023 2023-Ohio-126
State v. Okoronkwo 2022-L-041CRIMINAL LAW - aggravated robbery; felonious assault; kidnapping; grand theft of a motor vehicle; operating a vehicle under the influence; ineffective assistance of counsel; pretrial statement of dissatisfaction with counsel; counsel refused to assert appellant's defense; prior to voir dire; unequivocal request to represent himself; constitutional right to self-representation; trial court did not inquire into request; trial court denied request; remand for a new trial.NelsonLake 1/9/2023 1/9/2023 2023-Ohio-48
State v. Owens 2022-T-0036CRIMINAL LAW - importuning; disseminating matter harmful to juveniles; illegal use of a minor in nudity; 24 months imprisonment; consecutive sentence; necessary to protect the public from future crime; punish offender; proportional to seriousness; duration; reweigh; no statutory authority to independently weigh trial court's individual sentences.NelsonTrumbull 1/9/2023 1/9/2023 2023-Ohio-49