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OCTOBER 1, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Advocates Honored

Image of Alexandria Ruden and Michael SmalzTwo Ohio Supreme Court advisory committee members received awards today during ceremonies at the Ohio Statehouse marking Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s (ODVN) 25th anniversary and the start of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Lawyers’ Use of Social Media for Jury Selection OK’d By ABA

Trial lawyers who use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to pick out jurors now have the American Bar Association’s stamp of approval.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Trial Rates In Ohio Continue Decline, Statistical Report Reveals

The rate of cases going to trial in Ohio courts is on the decline and the state has seen five consecutive years of fewer overall filing of new cases, according to figures released by the Ohio Supreme Court.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Supreme Court Considers Amendments to Allow for E-Filing

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering amendments to the Rules of Practice to allow attorneys to electronically file (e-file) documents.

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OCTOBER 2, 2014

Dayton Lawyer’s License Suspended

Dayton lawyer John J. Scaccia will be prohibited from practicing law for at least six months after the Ohio Supreme Court took action on incompetency complaints against him.

OCTOBER 1, 2014

California Woman Caught with Marijuana in RV Denied Appeal

A California woman found transporting 19 boxes of marijuana in a motorhome on a highway in Ohio has been denied an appeal.

Accused May Contest Test Results and Operability of Intoxilyzer 8000

Image of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath alcohol testing machineA person charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol has the right to challenge the accuracy of the specific results from the breath analyzer machine used to conduct a breath-alcohol test, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Eighth District: Bamboozled Diamond Ring Shipper Cannot Sue FedEx for Collecting Bogus Payment Check

A shipper of an expensive ring could expect FedEx to deliver her package without damaging the merchandise and not releasing it to the buyer until payment was provided, but could not hold FedEx liable for picking up a phony check, the Eight District Court of Appeals ruled.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Trial Courts May Instruct Juries on Lesser-Included Offenses

A criminal defendant cannot prevent a trial court from giving instructions to a jury on lesser-included offenses, the Ohio Supreme Court held today.

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Image of the number three next to a computer monitor with an arrow pointing at it and the words 'Things to Know" underneathTake a look at upcoming Ohio Supreme Court events and announcements for the week of September 29, 2014.

OCTOBER 2, 2014

State Law Change Means Counties Can Be Reimbursed for Some Acting Judge Costs

Under a new state law, the Ohio Supreme Court can now reimburse counties for a portion of the compensation paid to acting judges appointed to serve on municipal and county courts.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Toledo Judge and Community-Based Alternatives to Juvenile Incarceration Spotlighted on Capitol Hill

Image of Lucas County Juvenile Court Judge Denise Navarre CubbonThe rate of juvenile incarceration is steeply declining in Toledo thanks to the collaborative effort among the courts, schools, mental health providers, and department of youth services.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Judge, Attorney Discipline Board Hires Senior Counsel

Image of D. Allan AsburyDublin attorney D. Allan Asbury has been named senior counsel for the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline.

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OCTOBER 1, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Advocates Honored

Image of Alexandria Ruden and Michael SmalzTwo Ohio Supreme Court advisory committee members received awards today during ceremonies at the Ohio Statehouse marking Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s (ODVN) 25th anniversary and the start of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Lawyers’ Use of Social Media for Jury Selection OK’d By ABA

Trial lawyers who use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to pick out jurors now have the American Bar Association’s stamp of approval.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Trial Rates In Ohio Continue Decline, Statistical Report Reveals

The rate of cases going to trial in Ohio courts is on the decline and the state has seen five consecutive years of fewer overall filing of new cases, according to figures released by the Ohio Supreme Court.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Supreme Court Considers Amendments to Allow for E-Filing

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering amendments to the Rules of Practice to allow attorneys to electronically file (e-file) documents.

MORE HAPPENING NOW »