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MAY 27, 2020

Error in Jury Selection Did Not Automatically Require a New Trial

Portage County Attorney Suspended for Illegally Thwarting Client’s Prosecution

MAY 26, 2020

Searchers for ‘Red Flags’ in Shooter’s School Records Challenge Claim that Privacy Laws Block Release

‘Senior Paralegal’ Engaged in Unauthorized Practice of Law

MAY 21, 2020

Adult Registration as Sex Offender Based on Juvenile Court Orders Constitutional

MAY 20, 2020

Middletown Lawyer Who Asked Client for Painkillers Indefinitely Suspended

MAY 14, 2020

Failure to Properly Impose Postrelease Control Renders Sentence Voidable But Not Void

MAY 13, 2020

Takeover of Academically Distressed School Districts Ruled Constitutional

Cleveland-Area Lawyer Indefinitely Suspended for Role in Investment Scam

MAY 12, 2020

Toledo Lawyer Suspended, Must Pay Clients $30,000 for Neglecting Cases

MAY 7, 2020

New Owners of Old Auto Parts Maker Entitled to New Unemployment Tax Rate

Attorney Who Owned Mobile Phone Business Suspended for Tax Fraud

MAY 6, 2020

Auto Policy Can Be Cancelled If Policyholder Misstated Information When Applying

MAY 5, 2020

Cities Attack State Takeover of Municipal Taxes as Violation of Home Rule Powers

APRIL 23, 2020

Single Insurance Policy Does Not Have to Cover Damages Occurring Over Several Years

Mason Attorney Suspended for Neglecting Client Matters

APRIL 22, 2020

Rape Shield Blocks Questions about Accuser’s Nonconsensual Sexual Activity

Akron Attorney Suspended after Soliciting Sex from Undercover Officer Posing as Minor

APRIL 21, 2020

Family Wants Amazon to Pay for its Role in Sale of Dangerous Product that Killed Teen Athlete

Event Barn’s Mandatory Homegrown Wine Purchases Exempts It from Zoning Restrictions

Court Suspends Lawyer Convicted for Illegally Taking More than $128,000 from Client

APRIL 16, 2020

Juvenile Court Lost Right to Send Serious Youthful Offender to Adult Prison

Childrens Service Agency Can Seek Permanent Custody of Children after 12 Months of Care

APRIL 15, 2020

Court Orders New Trial for Cuyahoga County Woman Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

APRIL 14, 2020

Portage County Judge Reprimanded for Drunken Driving Conviction

MARCH 31, 2020

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

MARCH 26, 2020

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

MARCH 25, 2020

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

Summit County Court Improperly Enhanced Attorney-Fee Award

MARCH 24, 2020

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

MARCH 19, 2020

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

Cincinnati Lawyer Indefinitely Suspended for Neglecting Client Matters

MARCH 18, 2020

Being Members of Same Family Cannot Be Sole Ground for Impaired-Consent Rape Charge

MARCH 17, 2020

Part-Time Sylvania Prosecutor Suspended for Lying to Judge

MARCH 12, 2020

Payment for Deposition Transcripts Cannot Be Recouped as Court Costs

MARCH 11, 2020

Pickaway County Township Can Only Restrict, Not Prohibit, Gravel Mining Operation

Former Delaware County Judge Receives Two-Year Suspension

MARCH 10, 2020

Trial Courts Can Resentence Defendants After Portions of Sentences Are Overturned

MARCH 5, 2020

Law Enforcement Can Obtain Wiretap Warrants in County Where Cell Phone Is Used

Woman with Long History of Large Debt and Legal Entanglements Can Take Bar Exam in 2020

MARCH 3, 2020

Health Center, Patient Clash Over Need to Pursue Sexual Assault Claim Against Doctor Before Suing Hospital

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Racially Biased Juror Leads to New Trial for Hamilton County Man Sentenced to Death

FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Minimal Payment of Child Support Does Not Retain Right to Stop Adoption

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Prosecutor Can Appeal Manslaughter Conviction Overturned by Trial Court

Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Violated Protection Order, Failed Drug Tests

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Search Recovering Teacher’s Recording of Girls Undressing at School Ruled Lawful

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Adult May Prove ‘Reasonable Parental Discipline” to Avoid Child-Injury Conviction

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Constitutionality of Law Prohibiting Firearm Use While Intoxicated Challenged

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Wrongful Termination Claim Not Allowed in Case Involving Unemployment Reporting Dispute

Logan County Lawyer Reprimanded for Seeking to Represent Jailed Woman

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Interstate Pipeline’s Transactions Occurring Solely within the State Can Be Taxed

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Court Approves More than Doubling of New Albany Apartment Complex Value to $34.5 Million

Lawyer Turned Local Police Chief in Mahoning County Receives Stayed Suspension

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

Cleveland’s Claim of Workers’ Compensation Belongs in Court of Claims

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Stalking Protection Order’s Ban on Internet Posting Draws Freedom of Speech Protest

JANUARY 23, 2020

Debt Settlement Company Fined $1,000 for the Unauthorized Practice of Law

JANUARY 22, 2020

Court Upholds Extension of Ohio Power Rate Plan

Two Cuyahoga County Lawyers Suspend for Attempting to Collect Excessive Fee

JANUARY 21, 2020

Company and Employees Battle over Drug-Testing Method

Dayton Attorney Suspended for Failing to Follow Through on Client Matters

Additional Sanctions Placed on Previously Suspended Mahoning County Prosecutor Candidate

JANUARY 16, 2020

Insurers Not Obligated to Help Lawyers Get Paid When Cases Settle Out of Court

JANUARY 15, 2020

State Must Compensate Licking County Restaurant Owner for Cutting Off Highway Access

JANUARY 2, 2020

Supreme Court Hears Offender’s Court Costs Issue