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DECEMBER 19, 2014

Electronically Shared Court Data Used to Crackdown on Scrap Metal Thieves

Ohio scrap metal dealers are getting an improved way to combat illegal metal theft thanks to the data-sharing capabilities of the Ohio Courts Network (OCN).

‘Of Counsel’ Relationship with Other Law Firm Permitted

A law firm can enter into an “of counsel” relationship with another law firm as long as both firms comply with professional conduct rules, according to an Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline advisory opinion.

DECEMBER 18, 2014

Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission Hires New Executive Director

Image of Sara AndrewsThe Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission hired a 20-year veteran of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) as its new executive director today.

DECEMBER 17, 2014

CLE Commission Sanctions 296 Attorneys for Noncompliance

The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education today issued sanctions for 296 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.

Supreme Court Approves Amendments to the Rules of Practice to Permit Electronic Filing

Rule changes to allow for electronic documents to be filed with the Ohio Supreme Court will take effect January 1.

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DECEMBER 19, 2014

Court of Claims Approves $500,000 Settlement for Ohio State Student Hit By Dump Truck

The Ohio State University has agreed to pay $500,000 and provide free undergraduate tuition to a former student who lost a leg after being run over by a university contractor’s dump truck in September 2012.

DECEMBER 18, 2014

City Appeals Process for Traffic Camera Violations Does Not Infringe on Jurisdiction of Courts

Image of red-light camera notification signThe Ohio Supreme Court today upheld Toledo’s automated traffic camera system used to catch red-light and speeding violations.

DECEMBER 17, 2014

Twelfth District: Law Blocks Amputee from Suing Good Samaritan

A trucker trapped between his rig and a loading dock cannot sue a man who was trying to free him when the rescuer accidentally let the tractor-trailer slip in reverse and crushed the trucker’s leg, the Twelfth District Court of Appeals recently ruled.

Village Employee Not Entitled to Whistleblower Protection

Image of water flowing from outdoor water pipesAn employee of the village of Cardington claiming he was fired for reporting problems at the local wastewater treatment plant did not establish that he qualified as a whistleblower under state law or that his employer committed any crimes, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

DECEMBER 16, 2014

Second District: City, Officer Who Struck Woman Crossing Street in Motorized Wheelchair Immune From Civil Lawsuit

A woman who spent a month in the hospital after being struck by a police cruiser while crossing the street in her wheelchair cannot hold the officer or the city liable for the accident, the Second District Court of Appeals, ruled on December. 12.

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Image of the number three next to a computer monitor with an arrow pointing at it and the words 'Things to Know" underneathTake a look at upcoming Ohio Supreme Court events and announcements for the week of December 15, 2014.

DECEMBER 17, 2014

Court Program Helps Parents and Guardians of Drug Addicts

In an effort to provide support for parents and guardians whose loved ones are addicted to opiates, one Lyndhurst Municipal Court judge offers a place of compassion.

DECEMBER 11, 2014

Beyond the Border

Jeovani left the only home he’s ever known and traveled thousands of miles to come to Ohio.

DECEMBER 10, 2014

Important Deadlines for 2015 Judicial Candidates

In 2015, Ohio voters will elect municipal court judges. Candidates for those positions should be aware of upcoming deadlines and requirements.

DECEMBER 5, 2014

Ohio Receives Federal Grant to Examine Family Drug Courts

More than 42 percent of parents who come in contact with Ohio’s child protective services have identified substance abuse issues, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

DECEMBER 4, 2014

Harrison County Judge to Lead Juvenile Court Judges

Image of Harrison County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Matthew P. PuskarichNew officers of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges (OAJCP) were sworn in today by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.

Reece to Lead Common Pleas Judges in 2015

Image of Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Guy L. Reece IIFranklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Guy L. Reece II will serve as president of the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association for 2015.

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DECEMBER 19, 2014

Electronically Shared Court Data Used to Crackdown on Scrap Metal Thieves

Ohio scrap metal dealers are getting an improved way to combat illegal metal theft thanks to the data-sharing capabilities of the Ohio Courts Network (OCN).

‘Of Counsel’ Relationship with Other Law Firm Permitted

A law firm can enter into an “of counsel” relationship with another law firm as long as both firms comply with professional conduct rules, according to an Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline advisory opinion.

DECEMBER 18, 2014

Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission Hires New Executive Director

Image of Sara AndrewsThe Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission hired a 20-year veteran of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) as its new executive director today.

DECEMBER 17, 2014

CLE Commission Sanctions 296 Attorneys for Noncompliance

The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education today issued sanctions for 296 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.

Supreme Court Approves Amendments to the Rules of Practice to Permit Electronic Filing

Rule changes to allow for electronic documents to be filed with the Ohio Supreme Court will take effect January 1.

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