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APRIL 19, 2019

Local Businessman’s Appeal of $1 Million Judgment FailsAthens Messenger

Domestic Violence Count Dismissed against Victims’ AdvocateMansfield News Journal

Auglaize County Murder Trial Gets Green LightLima News

Several Honored for Child Advocacy in Belmont CountySteubenville WTOV-TV

She Spent a Week in Jail. Lost Her Job and Her Kids. Then, All Charges Were DroppedCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio’s License Reinstatement Fee Amnesty InitiativeLaw You Can Use, Akron Legal News

Giving Peace of Mind: Akron Firm Co-Hosts Free Legal Clinic with Legal AidAkron Legal News

Federal Judge Says Ohio Cannot Fully Enforce Law Banning Common Second-Trimester Abortion MethodCleveland Plain Dealer

ACLU of Ohio Takes Its Fight against Mayor's Courts Straight to the Public with I-90 BillboardCleveland Scene

Lawmakers Propose House Bill 128 to Go after SolicitationAkron Legal News

Justice Center Landscaping Moving AheadTiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Wall of Secrecy Surrounds Sexual Harassment in State CourtsLaw360

Discipline Rare for State Judges in Sexual Misconduct CasesLaw360

Riding #MeToo Wave, State Courts Get Their Ships in Order - Law360

EEOC’s Lipnic on Sexual Harassment in the CourthouseLaw360

Supreme Court to Lawyers: Can You Keep It Short?Law360


APRIL 18, 2019

Oral Argument Preview: Are Deposition Transcripts Used for Summary Judgment Taxable as Costs? Vossman v. AirNet Systems, Inc. et al.Legally Speaking Ohio

Oral Argument Preview: Did the Eighth District Put the Motorized Cart before the Legal Horse? Barbara Rieger v. Giant Eagle, Inc.Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio’s High Court Won’t Reconsider Baby Death Case AppealAssociated Press

Pay Dispute between Judge, Auditor Heads to High CourtChagrin Valley Today

Supreme Court Issues Technology Grants to Van Wert CourtLima News

Supreme Court’s Stewart Visits LimaLima News

Justice Melody Stewart Visits LimaLima Hometown Stations

Convicted Murderer Wants Appeal Heard in Belmont CountySteubenville WTOV-TV

Youngstown to Bring back Municipal Drug Court ProgramYoungstown WYTV-TV

Cleveland Municipal Court Keeps Defendants out of Jail, but Showing up for CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

New Mahoning County Area Court Judge Discusses GoalsAkron Legal News

Local 17-Year-Old Set to Graduate with Bachelor’s Degree, Completes First Year of Law SchoolColumbus WBNS-TV

Ohio State Mock Trial Team Reaches MilestoneThe Lantern, Ohio State University

Hubbard Couple Lose Lawsuit over Horn Honking Harassment - Youngstown WFMJ-TV

A New Way for Cops to Catch Impaired Drivers: Draw BloodStateline


APRIL 17, 2019

‘We Are Ready for Trial’: Ohio Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal in Carlisle Buried Baby CaseHamilton Journal-News

Ohio Supreme Court to Visit Geneva High SchoolAshtabula Star Beacon

ARMOR Court Receives CertificationMount Vernon News

Common Pleas Court Receives Civil Justice Program Grant Akron Legal News

Akron Muni Court’s Valor Court Earns CertificationAkron Legal News

Can Hamilton Court Handle Hundreds More Cases? That’s One Fallout of the State’s New Speed Camera LawDayton Daily News

Complaint Filed to Remove Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings from OfficeParkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel

Appeals Court Delays Jail Sentence for BGSU General CounselToledo Blade

Trial Delayed as Attorneys Accuse Each Other of Unethical Conduct, ‘Gestapo’ TacticsCincinnati Enquirer

Ohio Man Sues School Districts over Sex with Teacher Who Bore His ChildAkron Beacon Journal

Cleveland Judge Calls for U.S. Justice Department Consent Decree for Cuyahoga County Jail ReformsCleveland Plain Dealer

Municipal Court Offering Community Service Option for Nonviolent OffendersNew Philadelphia WJER Radio

BMV Offering License Reinstatement Fee AmnestyCanton Repository

Hancock County Reviews Plans for New Court Building - Findlay Courier

It’s Time for Bail Reform in CincinnatiCincinnati Enquirer Guest Opinion

As Ohio Struggles to Find a Painless Way to Kill Death Row Inmates, Is This the End of Death Penalty?Cincinnati Enquirer

Akron Man Sues after Getting Blocked from City Councilman’s Official Facebook PageCleveland Plain Dealer

He’s Living with Severe Mental Illness. Should He Face the Death Penalty?The Marshall Project

Will the State Pay You for a Wrongful Conviction? Depends on the StateABC News


APRIL 16, 2019

Ruling Illustrates Transparency Alone Insufficient in Public Records RequestAkron Legal News

Ruling Lets Stand Order to Pay Lump-Sum Payments to Workers Who Lost Limbs, OrgansAkron Legal News

AWMS Appeals Well Shutdown to Ohio High CourtThe Business Journal

Crash Decline Tied to Traffic Cameras, Dayton Officials SayDayton Daily News

‘How do you sleep at night?’ In Columbus Hearing Room, Duke’s Proposed Gas Pipeline through Hamilton County Attacked and DefendedCincinnati Enquirer

Cleveland City Council Pounces on CLASH Mistake to Subvert Citizen Action (Again)Cleveland Scene

Ohio’s School Funding Plan Forgets ‘DeRolph’ CaseToledo Blade Column

Defiance Rotary Plays Host to State Supreme Court JusticeDefiance Crescent News

Appeals Courts Upholds $30 Million Judgment in Greyhound Bus Crash that Injured Cleveland ManCleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Didn’t Properly Pay Overtime to Juvenile Court Employees, Lawsuit SaysCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Upholds Death Penalty CaseWarren Tribune Chronicle

Judge: Franklin Strip Club Not Responsible for Actions of Manager Convicted of Cocaine TraffickingDayton Daily News

Ohio Prosecutor Guilty of Coercing Woman, Acquitted on Sex ChargeCincinnati Enquirer

Editorial Leads Court to Make Changes - Troy Daily News, Judge Jeannine Pratt Letter to the Editor

Area Juvenile Judges Discuss FacilitiesNapoleon Northwest Signal

Maumee Courts Show Progress on Reducing DeficitToledo Blade

Dumm Elected President of Judicial AssociationCircleville Herald

New Ohio Law Allows Remote Online NotarizationLexology

ACLU of Ohio Urges Eliminating Some Mayor’s Courts, Reforming SystemColumbus Dispatch

Reform Ohio’s Unjust Mayor’s Court SystemCleveland Plain Dealer Guest Opinion

Stateside: Using Algorithms to Set Bail; Michigan Is a Pickle Powerhouse; Invasive Lanternfly RiskMichigan Public Radio

Dial-a-LawyerPrizm News

New Columbus Legal Aid Director Balancing High Demand with Limited FundingColumbus CEO

“The Akron Law Student Bar Association Holds Trivia Night ‘Fun – Raiser’Akron Legal News

Sheriff, Prosecutor Support Corpse Abuse Penalty IncreaseGallipolis Daily Tribune


APRIL 15, 2019

Oral Argument Preview: Do Statutory Penalties Against Employers Preclude Common Law Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy Claims by Employees? Christine House v. Bruce Iacovelli, et al.Legally Speaking Ohio

Former Belmont County Judge Failed to Supervise Embezzling Private Practice EmployeeAkron Legal News

Juvenile Court Program Recertified by Supreme CourtAkron Legal News

Mayor’s Courts Are Abusive and Those in Cuyahoga County Should Be Eliminated, Says ACLU of OhioCleveland Plain Dealer

BGSU’s Top Lawyer Suspended, Gets 30 Days in Jail for Court BehaviorToledo Blade

Drug Court May Be Here SoonHillsboro Times-Gazette

Common Pleas Court Launches SCORR ProgramAkron Legal News

Youngstown Judicial Primary Opponents Criticize Each OtherYoungstown Vindicator

City Club of Cleveland Forum Discusses Bill that Would Downgrade Drug Possession to a MisdemeanorCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio’s New Speed Camera Law: 5 Questions Answered about New Miami’s ProgramHamilton Journal-News

Drug-Makers Seek Info on Millions of Ohioans in Opioid LawsuitsColumbus Dispatch

Unpaid Court Fines, Fees Can Get Your Water Shut offTribune News Service

He Helped Wrongfully Convict a Vegas Man. Two Decades Later, His Daughter Worked on a Law to Make AmendsProPublica

Austin Judge Ambushed outside Her Home Survives Attack with a Mission to Protect Others - CBS News

Federal Judge: Donald Trump Is Leading an “Assault on Our Judiciary”Slate


APRIL 12, 2019

Oral Argument Preview: Can Public Employment Statutes Support Greeley claims? James Miracle v. Ohio Department of Veterans’ Services and Office of the Governor.Legally Speaking Ohio

Injection Well Owner Appeals to Ohio Supreme CourtWarren Tribune Chronicle

Prosecutor Files Appeal in Truckey CaseAshtabula Star Beacon

Ohio's School Funding Plan Forgets ‘DeRolph’ CaseToledo Blade

Trumbull County Judge Strikes Down Death Row Inmate's "Intellectual Disability" ClaimYoungstown WFMJ-TV

Ohio Doctor Found Guilty of Killing Patient by Overprescribing OpioidsABC News

Problem Landlord again Sentenced to Jail, This Time for Decrepit Hilltop DuplexColumbus Dispatch

After Mental-Health Treatment, Son Sentenced to Life in Stabbing Death of His MotherColumbus Dispatch

Stark County Court to Miss John HaasAlliance Review

Prosecutor Kevin Rings Testifies on His Own BehalfMarietta Times

Democrats Seek Nomination in Licking County Municipal Court Judge RaceNewark Advocate

Delaware City Prosecutor Chosen to Become New Delaware County ProsecutorColumbus Dispatch

Cuyahoga County Names New Law Director, Moves Interim Law Director Back to Old DutiesCleveland Plain Dealer

OU Sued over Handling of Sex Abuse Allegations Involving Police Officer - Athens Messenger

Ohio School Districts Sue Facebook for Accepting ECOT Ad PurchasesColumbus Dispatch

Two Hilliard Massage Parlors Shuttered by Law Enforcement on Judge’s OrderColumbus Dispatch

Sheriff, Prosecutor Support Corpse Abuse Penalty IncreaseGallipolis Daily Tribune

Ohio’s Much-Criticized School Takeover Process Getting an OverhaulColumbus Dispatch

Advocate Summons Forces to Fight Crime, Drugs and ViolenceAkron Beacon Journal

Free Prison Phone CallsToledo Blade Editorial


APRIL 11, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Suspends Ashland Attorney for Sex with Client, Soliciting ProstitutionAshland Source

Judge Sides with Cleveland Botanical Garden in Years-Long Land Dispute with Jeptha Wade’s Descendants Cleveland Plain Dealer

Teen Charged in Killing of Canton Girl, 14, Appears in CourtCanton Repository

County Finding Some Success with Treatment in Lieu of JailHuntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch

Judge Haas Leaves behind Legacy of Fairness, HumorCanton Repository

Lakewood Judge Pat Carroll Reforms His Bail PolicyCleveland Plain Dealer

Abdalla Receives Carrocci AwardSteubenville Herald-Star

Legal Malpractice Involving Madison County Asbestos Claim Will Play out in OhioMadison (WI) Record

Lorain County Crime Lab to Fingerprint Juvenile DefendantsLorain Morning Journal

Ohio’s New Violent Offender Database Isn’t Open to PublicHamilton Journal News

Summit County Selected to Host Ohio CASA DayAkron Beacon Journal

‘Meeting Unmet Legal Needs’ Is the Focus of 2019 ABA DayABA Journal

No More Trial Delays in Opioid MDL, Judge SaysLaw360

Former Prisoner Helps Prepare Released Felons for FreedomEpoch Times


APRIL 10, 2019

Appeal Denied for Man Claiming ODOT Responsible for Damage to His PropertyAkron Legal News

Disciplinary Board Asks Court to Yank Licenses of Two Columbus LawyersColumbus Dispatch

Ashland Lawyer Suspended by Ohio Supreme CourtMansfield WMFD-TV

Judge Dismisses Three Counts Related to Former Olmsted Falls Police Chief’s Wrongful Termination LawsuitCleveland Plain Dealer

Man Who Had Nude Photos of Children Set Free by Appeals CourtZanesville Times Recorder

Rocky Ridge Quarry Operators Appeal Ban on Spent LimeFremont News Messenger

Appellate Court Again Holds Ohio’s Marketable Title Act Applies to Fee Oil and Gas InterestsLexology

13-Year-Old Charged with Plotting Teen’s Shooting DeathAlliance Review

Man Whose Death Sentence Overturned Gets 26 Years to LifeAssociated Press

Bail Reform Comes to Lakewood Municipal CourtCleveland Plain Dealer

Media Law Expert Says Elyria Municipal Judge Robert White May Have Erred in Clearing CourtroomElyria Chronicle-Telegram

Court Officials: Ohio Schools Can’t Be Notified if a Student Is a Juvenile Sex OffenderNewark Advocate

Akron Municipal Court Rise Program Announces Advisory BoardAkron Legal News

Akron Municipal Court Rolls out New WebsiteAkron Legal News

Marion Council Goes against Legal Advice, Rejects $50k Allowance for CourtMarion Star

Grant Could Keep Low-Level Offenders in Putnam CountyLima News

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s Emails Turned over to Corruption InvestigatorsCleveland Plain Dealer


APRIL 9, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Court-Cost-Only Judgment Cannot Be AppealedAkron Legal News

Former Mayor, Commissioner McNally Gets Law License BackYoungstown Vindicator

What’s On Their Minds: Does Ohio’s Rape Shield Statute Bar Evidence of Prior Sexual Abuse Suffered by the Victim? State of Ohio v. Cedric N. Jeffries.Legally Speaking Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Justice French to Speak to DC CampusNorthwest Signal

Death Penalty Removed For Man Who Killed Pregnant Marion County WomanColumbus Dispatch

Maurice Mason to Be Eligible for Parole for 1993 Marion Rape and KillingMarion Star

Summit County Employer Intentional Tort Claim ReversedAkron Legal News

Final Arguments Presented in Ohio History Connection Case against MoundbuildersNewark Advocate

Google History of Man on Trial in Execution-Style Killings at Cleveland Car Lot Shows Searches for Make, Model of Car Stolen from LotCleveland Plain Dealer

Perry Municipal Court Will Help Drivers Get Licenses BackZanesville Times Recorder

Former Ohio Attorney General Dann Goes after BMV for Bogus $1.50 FeesAkron Legal News

State Approves $1.5 Million for East Cleveland Men Wrongfully Convicted of MurderCleveland Plain Dealer

Rural Courts, Sheriffs Convene with Feds to Combat OpioidsAkron Legal News

Advocates, Councilman Hope to End Cash Bail for Certain Nonviolent Charges in CincinnatiCincinnati Enquirer

Senate Bill Would Add Two Weeks to Save Speedy-Trial ViolationsAkron Legal News

Judge: Neo-Nazi Website Founder Must Be in US for DepositionAssociated Press


APRIL 8, 2019

Mahoning Probate Judge Publicly Reprimanded for Presiding over Ex-Client CasesAkron Legal News

Be Careful about the Ohio Saving Statute — It Does Not Save AllLexology

Cleveland Housing Judge Seals Eviction Records for Renters, Offering Hope and Second ChancesCleveland Plain Dealer

Judge Says New Traffic Camera Laws Pose Big Problems for Toledo Municipal CourtToledo Blade

Ottawa County Starts Forensic Task Force for Mobile DevicesToledo Blade

Judge Centrone Prepares to Give up the GavelCanton Repository

Judge Rules in Cleveland’s Favor in NAACP Lawsuit, Says Police Used Reasonable Force in Man’s ArrestCleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio’s Gerrymandering Trial Is Over. What Happens Next?Cincinnati Enquirer

Knox County Clerk of Court’s Office Receives Educational CitationsKnox Pages

Ohio Parole Board under Fire from Victims, Inmates and LawmakersDayton Daily News

Ohio Parole Board under Fire: 5 Things to KnowDayton Daily News

Meet the Advocates Who Support Survivors of Sexual AssaultChillicothe Gazette

Makers of Ohio Death Drugs Oppose Their Use in ExecutionsColumbus Dispatch

The Rise of the Progressive ProsecutorLaw360

Is Criminal Justice Reform Working in NJ?Law360

Amnesty Days: Short Term Fixes for Long Term ProblemsLaw360

Lisa Foster on the Impact of Court Fines and FeesLaw360

Ga. Case Won’t Be Justices’ Last Chance on Bail ReformLaw360

Conservatives’ Takeover of Supreme Court Stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh BromanceUSA Today

The New Scalia: Neil Gorsuch Befriends Liberal Justices while Exceeding Conservatives’ ExpectationsWashington Times


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