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DECEMBER 6, 2019

Troubleshooting Cellphone Technology in Court Cases

Smartphones are arguably the biggest technological evolution over the past generation. That change is particularly noticeable in court cases.

DECEMBER 5, 2019

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Nearly $16,000 from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $15,880 to five victims of attorney theft.

DECEMBER 2, 2019

Service Never Stops for Veterans Treatment Court Mentors

Every November, people are reminded of the sacrifices veterans have made. In Ohio, dozens of vets continue to serve by offering their time, effort, and expertise to help brothers and sisters in arms who’ve landed in the criminal justice system.

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DECEMBER 3, 2019

Parents Fight for Juvenile Court Resolutions within 90 Days

Two mothers argue that a juvenile court violated a state law requiring the court to conduct certain hearings within 90 days after a children services agency files a complaint.

NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Akron Attorney Who Aided Clients’ Tax Evasion Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court today issued a two-year suspension to an Akron attorney convicted of assisting a couple in their attempt to evade paying outstanding federal taxes.

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

Oil and Gas Lease Disputes Subject to 21-Year Statute of Limitations

The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled the state’s 21-year statute of limitations on real property disputes applies to claims about whether an oil and gas lease terminates when a well fails to produce.

Five-Year, Instead of Three-Year, Prison Sentence Applies to Certain Illegal Drug Makers

The Ohio Supreme Court today resolved a conflict between two statutes  regarding sentencing for repeat offenders who manufacture methamphetamine.

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Banks Entitled to Restitution for Forged Checks

Under Ohio law, banks can be considered “victims” of forgery and a court can order a Franklin County man to pay restitution to  three banks where he cashed seven checks, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Directed to Reconsider How It Reduced Woman’s Prison Sentence from 65 to 15 Years

An Ohio appeals court used the wrong state laws to guide its decision to reduce the prison sentence of a Delaware County woman from 65 years to 15 years for stealing thousands of items from nursing home and assisted-living residents, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Four Siblings Find Forever Home on National Adoption Day

The happiest moments in any court system arguably belong to probate courts. In Franklin County, the court’s happiest day is National Adoption Day.

NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Three Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

Three judges from district appeals courts throughout the state today served as visiting judges on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments.

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Ohio Judges Encouraged to Attend Foster Care Forums

Image of an Ohio county map with forum locations identifiedThe Ohio Supreme Court’s Children and Families Section is encouraging judges to attend a series of regional forums aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families.

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Nine Incumbent Judges Lose Municipal Court Seats

General election results show nine challengers beating incumbent municipal court judges in eight Ohio counties, while another two races involving incumbents may be subject to recounts.

OCTOBER 29, 2019

Governor Appoints Logan County Common Pleas Judge

Image of Kevin P. BraigGov. Mike DeWine has appointed Kevin P. Braig to serve as a judge on the Logan County Common Pleas Court. He replaces Judge William T. Goslee, who resigned.

OCTOBER 28, 2019

500-Plus Citizens See Justice in Action at Off-Site Court in Williams County

Twice a year, the Ohio Supreme Court takes a recess from the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center and brings oral arguments right to its citizens elsewhere in the state. 

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DECEMBER 6, 2019

Troubleshooting Cellphone Technology in Court Cases

Smartphones are arguably the biggest technological evolution over the past generation. That change is particularly noticeable in court cases.

DECEMBER 5, 2019

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Nearly $16,000 from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $15,880 to five victims of attorney theft.

DECEMBER 2, 2019

Service Never Stops for Veterans Treatment Court Mentors

Every November, people are reminded of the sacrifices veterans have made. In Ohio, dozens of vets continue to serve by offering their time, effort, and expertise to help brothers and sisters in arms who’ve landed in the criminal justice system.