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DECEMBER 28, 2017

Former Judge Who Assaulted Wife Indefinitely Suspended

DECEMBER 21, 2017

NASCAR Tax Dispute Circles Back to Tax Appeals Board

DECEMBER 20, 2017

Court Rules Former Attorney, Two Companies Engaged in Unauthorized Practice of Law

DECEMBER 19, 2017

Lawyer Who Excessively Billed Clients Suspended

DECEMBER 14, 2017

Pike County May Withhold Portions of Autopsy Reports from Press

DECEMBER 13, 2017

Red-Light Camera Cases Sent Back to Lower Courts

DECEMBER 7, 2017

Landowners Can Challenge Increased Property Tax Value Placed on Woodlands

Two Ohio Attorneys Suspended

DECEMBER 6, 2017

Court Issues Suspensions to Three Attorneys

Akron Securities Attorney Suspended

DECEMBER 5, 2017

Former Niles Law Director Suspended

Sidney Man Engaged in Unauthorized Practice of Law

NOVEMBER 30, 2017

County Must Turn Over Girl’s Autopsy Records to Father Who Killed Her

NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Attorney Who Charged Excessive Fee Indefinitely Suspended

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Man Claims Death Sentence Unfair Because He Was Only Accomplice

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

Woman Questions Trial Court’s Appointment of Guardian for Her During Divorce

NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Separate Parole Violation Penalties Ruled Constitutional

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Substitute Custodian Not Regular School Employee

OCTOBER 31, 2017

Marion Must Accept Limestone Mining Company’s Annexation Request

OCTOBER 26, 2017

Statute Requiring Disclosure of HIV Positive Status to Sexual Partners Is Constitutional

OCTOBER 25, 2017

Juvenile Court Can Dismiss Sexual Crimes Committed by Young Children

OCTOBER 11, 2017

Court Can Move Forward on Charter School Land Dispute

OCTOBER 10, 2017

Court Hears Asbestos-Related Lawsuit Then Travels to Marietta for Off-Site Court

Evidence Can Be Used When Police with Warrant Improperly Enter Premises

OCTOBER 5, 2017

Court to Mark 30th Anniversary of Off-Site Court Program in Marietta

Court Blocks Transfer of Disbarred Attorney’s Assets

OCTOBER 4, 2017

Court Overturns Lake County Death Sentence

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Law Aimed at Reducing Workers’ Compensation Appeal Time Constitutional

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Court Resolves Appellate Conflict Regarding Sealing of Court Records

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

State Must Prove Charter School Building Operators Intended to Profit from Lease Deals

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Township Can Contest Use of Spent Lime to Fill Quarry in Local Court

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Court Had Authority to Return Akron Police Officer to Prison for Wife’s Murder

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Fracking, Death Sentence, Abortion Rights Examined in One-Day Session

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Court Rejects Additional Workers’ Compensation Awards

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Death Penalty for Warren Murder Affirmed

Guardian Ad Litem Must Be Appointed for Juveniles if Parents Are Deceased

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Admissions of Fault when Coupled with Apologies Cannot Be Used in Lawsuits


Psychological Harm Can Be Considered in Kidnapping Sentence


Strip Club Not Liable for Auto Accident Injuries Caused by Intoxicated Dancer


Court Examines State Law Mandating Transfer Agreements with Hospitals

AUGUST 30, 2017

Eighth District: Court Acts to End Cleveland Driver’s Long Legal Journey

AUGUST 25, 2017

Court of Claims: State Pays Marion Man $70,000 After Lawn Mower Threw Rock at his Face

AUGUST 24, 2017

Twelfth District: Former Coroner Owes $7,500 in Attorney Fees to Sheriff Employees Accused of Inmate’s Murder

AUGUST 3, 2017

Third District: University of Findlay Can Continue Suit for Massive Grass Damage

AUGUST 2, 2017

Sixth District: Sentence Vacated When Cop and Dash Camera Conflict

AUGUST 1, 2017

Fifth District: Expulsion Confirmed for Student Member of School Shooting Messaging Group

JULY 27, 2017

Court Affirms Sentences for Crimes Committed by Juvenile

Fired Adult-Services Worker Had to Disclose Sealed Conviction

JULY 26, 2017

Restrictions to Use of Red-Light Cameras Ruled Unconstitutional

JULY 25, 2017

Death Penalty Upheld for 1991 Murder Near Ohio-Indiana Border

JULY 24, 2017

First District: Cincinnati Neighbors’ Battle Over Bamboo and Buffett Ends in Draw

JULY 20, 2017

Two Attorneys Sanctioned for Fee-Related Misconduct

Attorney Who Misappropriated $363,000 Permanently Disbarred

JULY 19, 2017

No Rights Warnings Required to Question Intoxicated Driver in Police Vehicle Front Seat

JULY 18, 2017

Presumed Father Not Required to Support Birth Mother to Maintain Right to Contest Adoption

JULY 6, 2017

Mandatory Sentences for Juveniles Constitutional

Attorney Suspended for Misleading Advertising of Affiliation with Supreme Court Justice

JUNE 29, 2017

Second District: Deputy Not Reckless when Wrecked Car Towed with Injured Man Inside

Duke Can Charge Customers to Clean Up Long-Closed Gas Plants

JUNE 27, 2017

Board of Elections Directed to Place Law Director Candidate on Ballot

JUNE 23, 2017

Third District: Video Footage of Man’s Garage from Utility Pole Didn’t Violate His Privacy Rights

JUNE 22, 2017

Board Must Reconsider Fitness Center’s Property Value

JUNE 21, 2017

Lawyer Who Misled Investigators About Past Insurance Crime Has License Revoked

Columbus Lawyer with Multiple Convictions Indefinitely Suspended

JUNE 20, 2017

Auditor Appropriately Lowered Carmax Tax Value by $1.1 Million

Attorney Convicted of Child Pornography Charges Suspended

JUNE 19, 2017

Fifth District: Housekeeper Didn’t Need Prosecutor’s Approval to Receive Drug Treatment

JUNE 15, 2017

Only Woman on Ohio Death Row

Dialysis Centers Due Partial Tax Exemption

Attorney Linked to State Treasurer Scheme Disbarred

JUNE 13, 2017

Man on Death Row Seeks DNA Tests of Evidence from 1990 Murders in Portage County

JUNE 1, 2017

Oil and Gas Lease Did Not Terminate for Unpaid Royalties

MAY 31, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Hears HIV Case

Toledo Area Lawyer Permanently Disbarred

Law Student Who Refused to Provide Information Blocked from Bar Exam

MAY 30, 2017

Record-Sealing Case One of Seven to Be Heard by Supreme Court

Court Affirms Death Penalty in Trumbull County Killing

MAY 25, 2017

Court Reverses Itself — Approves State’s Mandatory Bindover for Older Juveniles

MAY 24, 2017

Plea Deal Barred Attempted Ethnic Intimidation Prosecution

Terms of Postrelease Control Need Not Be Repeated Verbatim in Sentencing Entry

MAY 23, 2017

Cincinnati Attorney Who Impersonated Colleague Disbarred

MAY 18, 2017

Injured Worker Must Appeal to Higher Court to Regain Preexisting Condition Benefits

MAY 17, 2017

Unless Prohibited by Contract, Arbitrator Free to Set Penalty for Workplace Rule Violation

MAY 16, 2017

‘Significant Acts of Dishonesty” Lead to Indefinite Suspension of Columbus Attorney

MAY 11, 2017

Book Bag Search that Led to Discovery of Gun at School Was Permissible

MAY 10, 2017

Convicted for Solicitation, Former Municipal Court Judge Suspended from Practice of Law

MAY 9, 2017

Can Youth Be Charged with Sex Crime when Both Participants Are Under Age 13?

APRIL 24, 2017

Kidnapping and Sexual Assault by Cab Driver Intersect on Issue of Harm

APRIL 19, 2017

Estate Claim Must Be Presented Directly to Court-Appointed Representatives

APRIL 18, 2017

Allegations that Judge’s Harsher Sentence Is Vindictive Must Be Supported with Evidence

APRIL 14, 2017

Court of Claims: ODOT Loses $800,000 Toledo Bridge Painting Case

APRIL 13, 2017

East Cleveland Court Can Hear Dereliction-of-Duty Cases Against Five Cleveland Police Supervisors

APRIL 12, 2017

Some Records Relating to Former County Executive Ordered Released

MARCH 30, 2017

Sixth District: Raise Damages for Ex-Wife’s Facebook Falsehoods

MARCH 27, 2017

Death-Row Inmate Contests Ohio’s Jurisdiction in His Murder Trial

MARCH 23, 2017

Court of Claims: Two Men Exonerated for Murder Granted $1.45 Million Each for Wrongful Imprisonment

MARCH 16, 2017

Court Requires Thorough Explanation of Senior Housing Complexes’ Tax Values

MARCH 15, 2017

Former Medina City Prosecutor Receives One-Year Stayed Suspension

MARCH 14, 2017

County’s Reappraisal of Cincinnati Coca-Cola Plant Stands

MARCH 8, 2017

Tax Commissioner Has No Duty to Calculate Tax Rates for Multicounty Levy Presented to Voters in Only One County

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Bullets in Book Bag Lead to Controversial Student Search

Attorney Convicted of Bribery Conspiracy Indefinitely Suspended

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Barberton Attorney Suspended for Two Years

JANUARY 30, 2017

Ten Cases Slated for February Court Session

JANUARY 3, 2017

Red-Light Camera Dispute Scheduled for Argument at Supreme Court