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With the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States and now into Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is asking employers and agencies open to the public to help prevent further spread of the disease.

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APRIL 2, 2020

Tap into Array of Education Resources Offered by Supreme Court

Image of a computer monitor showing the Ohio Supreme Court websiteFinding engaging, yet informative, educational materials for students can be difficult at any time. But now that schools have moved online because of the COVID-19 health crisis, teachers and parents are searching for more resources.

MARCH 27, 2020

Judicial College Adjusts Programming Due to Coronavirus

Image of men and women sitting at tables listening to a man speaking from a podiumThe Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College, which provides legal and professional education for judges, magistrates, and court personnel, has adjusted its on-site programming due to the coronavirus crisis.

MARCH 12, 2020

Feinberg Delivers Mediation Message despite Conference Postponement

The world’s most famous mediator has made a career out of being resourceful. As the keynote speaker for the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Conference, he showed his improvisational skills after the event’s last-minute postponement.

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MARCH 31, 2020

Father Seeks Records in Adult Son’s Sex-Offense Case Involving Student

The father of a Mercer County high school teacher convicted of sexual battery believes he was wrongly denied access to records related to his son’s prosecution.

MARCH 26, 2020

Expert Witnesses Must Hand Over Written Reports at Least 21 Days before Testifying

When expert witnesses testify in criminal trials, they must stick to the information that was included in written reports shared with the opposing side 21 days in advance, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MARCH 25, 2020

Creditor Cannot Use Indemnification Law to Collect Judgments Won against Police Officers

A person who has won a civil judgment against a public employee cannot use a state indemnification law to require the government body to pay the judgment — unless the employee requests that the employer pay, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Summit County Court Improperly Enhanced Attorney-Fee Award

Court-awarded attorney fees should be calculated by determining the reasonable hourly rate multiplied by the number of hours worked, and a trial court can enhance the fee award in rare circumstances, but must provide the reasoning for the modification, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MARCH 24, 2020

Motorist Can Leave Accident Scene after Spending Reasonable Time Waiting for Police

Image of drivers exchanging information following a car accident (monkeybusinessimages/iStock)Ohio law does not require a driver to remain at the scene of an accident if the driver is unaware that the police have been or will be called to the accident scene as long as the driver provides the required contact information to the operators or owners of other involved vehicles and to any person injured in the accident, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MARCH 19, 2020

Juvenile Court’s 90-Day Limit to Conduct Supervision or Custody Hearings Is Mandatory

Ohio law gives a juvenile court 90 days to conduct a dispositional hearing to decide a child’s placement in protective supervision or decide custody issues after authorities file complaints alleging the child is abused, neglected, or dependent, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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APRIL 2, 2020

One Decade after Sudden Loss, Chief Justice Moyer’s Legacy Endures

For 24 years, Chief Justice Thomas Moyer was the face of the Ohio Supreme Court. Despite his unexpected passing during the final year of his final term, his impact on people, and the legal profession, is still felt.

MARCH 31, 2020

Governor Appoints Vinton County Common Pleas Court Judge

Image of Judge James P. SalyerOhio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced the appointment of James P. Salyer to serve as the judge on the Vinton County Common Pleas Court.

Ohio Supreme Court to Hold Oral Arguments Remotely Due to Coronavirus

Image of a person using a laptop that has individual head shots of the Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice and Justices pictured on itThe Ohio Supreme Court today announced that it will hold the April 7 and 8 oral arguments via videoconferencing in light of the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MARCH 27, 2020

Chief Justice ‘Tolls’ Time Requirements to Aid Courts in Crisis

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'ConnorOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor issued an order today allowing for the delay of a variety of legal deadlines to help the state’s courts grapple with the coronavirus crisis.

MARCH 23, 2020

Chief Justice Guides Local Courts Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Image of the Front Street side of the Thoms J. Moyer Ohio Judicial CenterOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is reminding judges, bar members and other legal stakeholders of the guidance available to them in the Court’s recently released public health guide.

MARCH 20, 2020

Courts Remain Vital Amid Coronavirus Crisis

As much of Ohio slows and even shuts down due to the coronavirus, the state’s judicial branch keeps operating.

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APRIL 2, 2020

Tap into Array of Education Resources Offered by Supreme Court

Image of a computer monitor showing the Ohio Supreme Court websiteFinding engaging, yet informative, educational materials for students can be difficult at any time. But now that schools have moved online because of the COVID-19 health crisis, teachers and parents are searching for more resources.

MARCH 27, 2020

Judicial College Adjusts Programming Due to Coronavirus

Image of men and women sitting at tables listening to a man speaking from a podiumThe Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College, which provides legal and professional education for judges, magistrates, and court personnel, has adjusted its on-site programming due to the coronavirus crisis.

MARCH 12, 2020

Feinberg Delivers Mediation Message despite Conference Postponement

The world’s most famous mediator has made a career out of being resourceful. As the keynote speaker for the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Conference, he showed his improvisational skills after the event’s last-minute postponement.