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DECEMBER 20, 2018

Court Suspends Two Ohio Attorneys

DECEMBER 19, 2018

State Law Limits Request for Court Cost Modifications

Court Sanctions Two Men for Unauthorized Practice of Law<

DECEMBER 18, 2018

Suspended Attorney Failed to Notify, Serve Clients While in He Was in Jail

Customers Too Disconnected from Cell Service Provider to File Class-Action Lawsuit

DECEMBER 13, 2018

Specific References in Deed Sufficient to Preserve Oil and Gas Rights

Former Mahoning County Auditor Suspended for Role in Oakhill Scandal

DECEMBER 12, 2018

Nursing Home Barred from Seeking Outstanding Bill Payment from Surviving Spouse

DECEMBER 11, 2018

California Lawyer Fined for Unauthorized Practice of Law

DECEMBER 7, 2018

Supreme Court Decides 10 Cases Based on Earlier Ruling About Juvenile Offenses

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Latest Appeal by Man Sent to Death Row in 1985 Rejected

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

Court-Appointed Counsel Representing Indigent Defendant Suspended for Sex with Client

Clerk Must Produce Court Record, But Faces No Fine

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Court Approves Ohio Power Company Rate Plan

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Reds Score Tax Exemption for Bobbleheads, Giveaways

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

No Due Process Violation for Defendant Required to Prove ‘Blackout’ Defense

NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Northern Ohio Gasoline Distributor’s Tax Refund Claim Rejected

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Trial Judge’s Inspection of Secret Grand Jury Proceedings Cannot Be Immediately Appealed

OCTOBER 31, 2018

Football Player’s Widow Can Pursue Head Injury Lawsuit Against Notre Dame, NCAA

OCTOBER 30, 2018

Board of Tax Appeals Must Review School District’s Appraisal of Thistledown Racino

OCTOBER 25, 2018

Court Orders the Board of Tax Appeals to Reexamine Several Property Tax Cases

OCTOBER 24, 2018

Bar Exam Application Denied for Student Caught Cheating on Law School Test

OCTOBER 23, 2018

Columbus Landlord Not Authorized to File Eviction Cases

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Lawyer Suspended for Plagiarizing, Having Sex with Client

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Ohio Bar Applicant Not Engaged in Unauthorized Practice of Law

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Steubenville Attorney Suspended After Federal Fraud Conviction

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Attorney Suspended After Being Caught on Tape Coaching Client to Lie

Trumbull County Attorney Permanently Disbarred

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Death Row Inmate’s Request for DNA Testing of Evidence Rejected

OCTOBER 9, 2018

Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Defective Work That Damaged University’s Luxury Hotel

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Court Rejects as Moot a Challenge to Power Company’s Prior Rate Plan

OCTOBER 3, 2018

Police Search that Uncovered Marijuana-Infused Candy Legal

OCTOBER 2, 2018

Cincinnati Attorney Suspended after Missing Deadline to File Client’s 25-Year Prison Sentence

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Attorney Who Skimmed Client Money, Lied to Investigators Disbarred

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Court Rejects Tax Valuation of Westerville Bank Property

Columbus Attorney Suspended for Fight Surrounding Bike Crash

Columbus Attorney Who Accepted Excessive Fee Suspended

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

License Required to Broker Oil-and-Gas Leases in Ohio

Cincinnati Attorney Indefinitely Suspended for Neglecting Clients

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Second Death Sentence Upheld For 1994 Murder

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Cincinnati Newspaper May Inspect Pike County Autopsy Reports

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Former Top Mahoning County Official’s Law License Suspended

AUGUST 31, 2018

Fifth District: No Probable Cause for Stop of Dusty Rental Vehicle

AUGUST 16, 2018

Columbus Attorney Disbarred, Ordered to Pay $312,000 in Restitution

AUGUST 15, 2018

Juvenile Offenses Can Be Used to Convict Adult of Illegal Firearm Possession

AUGUST 14, 2018

Court Affirmed Adult-Court Conviction for Teen Who Participated in Trafficker’s Murder

Attorney Suspended for Draining Funds During Disputed Bankruptcy

AUGUST 9, 2018

Court Blocks Trial Judge Order to Grant Jury Resentencing in Cleveland Death Penalty Case

Ponzi Scheme Victims Cannot Sue Brokers Who Sent Funds to Perpetrator

AUGUST 8, 2018

State Can Measure E-School Attendance with Student Participation Data

AUGUST 2, 2018

Court Dismisses Violations Against Attorney who Represented Man He Never Met

AUGUST 1, 2018

Court Suspends Lawyer for Profanity-Laced Abuse of Paralegal

JULY 31, 2018

Dayton Area Lawyer Suspended for Failing to Follow Through with Matter

JULY 26, 2018

Court Denies Company’s Tax Exemption for Natural Gas Use

JULY 25, 2018

Grocery’s Store Tax Value Excludes Parking Lot It Does Not Own

JULY 24, 2018

Hospital Maintains 2004 Civil Lawsuit Damage Caps Apply to Defamation Cases

JULY 12, 2018

Dayton Area Attorney Receives Stayed Suspension

Zanesville Attorney Suspended for Having Sex with Client in Courthouse

JULY 11, 2018

Cleveland Attorney Disbarred

JULY 10, 2018

Widow Was Sued for Husband’s Nursing Home Bill Under Law Describing Spousal Obligations

Lawsuit Over Workers’ Compensation Fees Must Move to Court of Claims

JUNE 28, 2018

Door Tag Notification of Disconnected Gas Service Adequate for Vacant Property

JUNE 27, 2018

Court Rejects Appointment of Adult Guardian Without Competency Hearing

JUNE 26, 2018

Cuyahoga County Lawyer Suspended After Settlement Dispute

JUNE 21, 2018

Butler County Church Exempt from Township Infrastructure Payments

JUNE 20, 2018

City Must File Separate Case to Block Funding Deductions for Collecting Traffic Camera Fines

JUNE 19, 2018

Prosecutor Opposes New Trial Granted to Man Sentenced to Death for 1984 Murder

JUNE 7, 2018

Social Worker Acting Pursuant to Statute Not an Agent of Law Enforcement

JUNE 6, 2018

Columbus Employment Agency Owes $3.5 Million in Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Premiums

JUNE 5, 2018

Court Considers State Tax on Bobblehead Giveaways

City Not Liable for Accident Caused by Shrubs Blocking View of Stop Sign

MAY 31, 2018

Equipment Used to Crush ‘Slag Mountain’ Entitled to Tax Exemption

MAY 30, 2018

Cleveland Attorney Suspended for Lying to Police after Car Wreck

MAY 22, 2018

Board of Tax Appeals Must Revisit Marietta Lowe’s Home Center Property Tax Valuation

MAY 17, 2018

Court Affirms Death Sentence for Teen’s Murderer

MAY 16, 2018

Court Upholds Denial of Tax Credits for Heavy Vehicle Maker

MAY 15, 2018

Four Cases Scheduled for Oral Arguments

MAY 9, 2018

Probate Court Must Consider Domestic Court Proceedings Before Granting Adoption

MAY 8, 2018

‘Spoliation of Evidence” Claims Require Proof that Evidence Destroyed

MAY 1, 2018

Supreme Court Considers Whether Those Who Arrange Oil and Gas Leases Need Real Estate Licenses

APRIL 26, 2018

Child’s Adoption Vacated after Court Finds Custody Still Disputed in West Virginia

APRIL 25, 2018

Court Clarifies Standard of Review by Courts Hearing Arbitration Appeals

APRIL 24, 2018

Court Affirms Death Penalty for Youngstown Man

APRIL 19, 2018

Injured Worker Must Let State Seek Recovery from Insurance Settlement

APRIL 18, 2018

Ohio Death Penalty Sentencing Process Ruled Constitutional

APRIL 17, 2018

Statewide Dispute Over Traffic Cameras Continues

APRIL 3, 2018

Football Player Sues College, NCAA for Chronic Brain Injury Decades Later

MARCH 29, 2018

First District: City’s “Toy-Vehicle Ordinance” Ruled Constitutional

MARCH 23, 2018

Tenth District: University of Toledo May Be Liable for Football Player’s Summer Training Stunt Fall

MARCH 13, 2018

Supreme Court Rejects Property Tax Reductions in Two Franklin County Cases

MARCH 7, 2018

Man’s Concurrent Prison and Community Control Sentences on Separate Offenses Not Improper

MARCH 6, 2018

Death Row Inmate’s Appeal Earns Access to DNA Test Result

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Constitutionality Considered of State Law Banning Adults with Certain Juvenile Offenses from Possessing Firearms

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

Court Upholds Death Sentences of Man Who Used Craigslist to Lure Victims

FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Court Affirms Erie County Man’s Death Sentence

Theory That Brake Dust Led to Asbestos-Related Death Does Not Meet Ohio Law

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Wayne County Landowners Can Challenge Ownership of Abandoned Railroad Line Property

FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Online School Challenges State’s Calculation of Student Funding

Clinic Lacked Standing to Challenge Budget Bill’s Constitutionality

Court Affirms State’s Revocation of Toledo Clinic’s License

JANUARY 30, 2018

Court Rejects Constitutional Challenges in Two Cases Heard on Same Day

JANUARY 25, 2018

Lawyer Suspended for Demanding Settlements for Nonexistent Clients While Under Suspension

JANUARY 24, 2018

Power Company Does Not Have to Return $43 Million to Customers for Renewable Energy Purchases

JANUARY 23, 2018

Trooper’s Search of Detained Suspect’s Purse Unconstitutional

JANUARY 16, 2018

Juvenile Court’s Application of Law Designed to Protect Trafficked Children Questioned

JANUARY 4, 2018

Punitive Damages Not Recoverable in Contract Breach, Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court Issues Opinions in Four Cases

JANUARY 3, 2018

Ohio Declines to Recognize ‘Implied Covenant to Explore Further’ in Oil and Gas Leases