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JULY 15, 2019

Chief among Law Summer Campers’ Experience at Supreme Court

A group of high schoolers with an interest in law this week came to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to explore their legal curiosity.

JULY 2, 2019

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its July hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member board and are open to the public.

JULY 1, 2019

Amendments to Procedural Rules Take Effect

A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts took effect today, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

JUNE 28, 2019

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1

Image of a person accessing the Ohio Supreme Court website on a laptop computerOhio attorneys are reminded to register for the upcoming biennium by Sept. 1.

JUNE 27, 2019

Court Program Helps Put Juveniles on the Right Track

Image of a busy school hallway between classes (monkeybusinessimages/iStock)When kids break the law, they can face police, a judge, even a juvenile detention center.

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JULY 10, 2019

Tenth District: Police Properly Arrested Intoxicated Man at Dog Day Care; OVI Charges Reinstated

A Franklin County trial court wrongfully dismissed drunken driving charges against a man found at a dog day care slumped over the wheel of the car with keys in the ignition, half a bottle of liquor on the floor, and a blood alcohol concentration four times over the legal limit, an Ohio appeals court ruled recently.

JULY 9, 2019

Eighth District: Court Must Consider New Trial after “Newly Discovered” Photos and Other Evidence Disappeared

A Cleveland man convicted of a 1989 murder produced newly discovered crime-scene photos at a series of 2017 hearings seeking a new trial. The trial court ultimately denied his request, but when he appealed, all the evidence from those proceedings disappeared.

JULY 2, 2019

Pawnshop Seeks Immunity after Owner of Stolen Jewelry Sues When Goods Were Sold

Ohio pawnshops generally are immune from civil lawsuits for unknowingly selling stolen property if they follow procedures prescribed in state law. But does a shop lose that protection when it disassembles and melts down pawned merchandise to sell it for a better price?

JUNE 27, 2019

Attorney Suspended for Purposely Underpaying Another Lawyer His Share of Fees

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Cuyahoga County lawyer for two years, with 18 months stayed, for purposely underpaying another lawyer with whom he had a fee-sharing agreement.

JUNE 26, 2019

Cuyahoga County Not Immune from Lawsuit Filed by Fired Employee

Political subdivisions are not immune from lawsuits by former employees as long as the worker’s claim is connected to the “employment relationship” with the government body, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 25, 2019

Right to Contest Adoption Survives When Court Relieves Parent of Paying Child Support

A child’s natural parent does not give up the right to consent to the child’s adoption for failure to provide “maintenance and support” if the parent receives a court order relieving the parent of the obligation to pay child support, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 20, 2019

Modification of Wind Farm Permit Not Subject to Stricter Location Standards

The Ohio Power Siting Board was authorized to allow a proposed 25-turbine wind farm in Huron County to change the model of turbines it will use without subjecting the facility to stricter turbine setback requirements imposed by state lawmakers after the windfarm’s original certification, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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JULY 11, 2019

Drug Court Graduation Illustrates Many Ties to Addiction

The path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lifelong journey. But along the way there are numerous milestones to celebrate.

 

JULY 9, 2019

Ninth District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of Ninth District Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer HensalNinth District Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Hensal served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case on whether an owner can collect damages from a pawnshop that sold her stolen jewelry.

JUNE 28, 2019

OVI Court Transforms Participants, Presiding Judge

Specialized dockets are geared to enlighten and change the lives of participants heading down a wrong path.

JUNE 24, 2019

Ohio Probate, Domestic Relations, and Juvenile Court Judges Cited for Innovation

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking from behind a podiumThe Ohio Association of Probate Judges (OAPJ), made up of probate, domestic relations, and juvenile court judges, convened its annual meeting with plaudits for innovation on the bench.

JUNE 21, 2019

Governor Appoints Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge

Image of J. Philip CalabreseGov. Mike DeWine today appointed a judge to fill an empty seat left open in Cuyahoga County after a judge received a federal judgeship.

JUNE 14, 2019

Veterans Court’s Mission of Encouraging Better Fathers

A Summit County veterans court’s participants are not only a band of brothers trying to help each other through the trauma that led most – if not all – of its participants into the criminal justice system. Many are fathers trying to fix frayed relationships with their families.

JUNE 7, 2019

New Toolkit Allows Ohio Judges and Magistrates to Help At-Risk Adults

Image of an elderly person's hands being held by another person's handThe Ohio Supreme Court has released a new resource to help probate judges and magistrates prevent the growing number of Ohio’s elderly population from being abused, neglected, and exploited.

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JULY 15, 2019

Chief among Law Summer Campers’ Experience at Supreme Court

A group of high schoolers with an interest in law this week came to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to explore their legal curiosity.

JULY 2, 2019

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its July hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member board and are open to the public.

JULY 1, 2019

Amendments to Procedural Rules Take Effect

A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts took effect today, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

JUNE 28, 2019

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1

Image of a person accessing the Ohio Supreme Court website on a laptop computerOhio attorneys are reminded to register for the upcoming biennium by Sept. 1.

JUNE 27, 2019

Court Program Helps Put Juveniles on the Right Track

Image of a busy school hallway between classes (monkeybusinessimages/iStock)When kids break the law, they can face police, a judge, even a juvenile detention center.