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DECEMBER 7, 2022

Court’s New Mural Captures Women’s Impact

The art within the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center shares the history of Ohio and the state judicial system. A new three-painting mural, “Century of Women and the Law,” is the latest addition. The mural illustrates the fight for women’s right to vote and recognizes the 13 women out of 162 total justices to serve on the Supreme Court of Ohio.

DECEMBER 6, 2022

Bar Application Updates Include Changes to Mental Health Disclosure

The Supreme Court of Ohio is updating rules for prospective attorneys that removes mental health diagnosis and treatment as a specific consideration from its application process.

DECEMBER 5, 2022

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Over $124,000

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection recently awarded $124,336 to 11 victims of attorney theft.

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Court Accepting Public Comment on Attorney Liability Insurance

Exterior of Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center looking toward a blue sky with clouds.The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until Jan. 12, 2023 on proposed amendments to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

Court Seeks Public Comment for Death Penalty Representation

An exterior image of the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center.The Supreme Court of Ohio is accepting public comments on proposed amendments to the Rules for the Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases.

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

Conduct Board Announces December Disciplinary Hearings

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct written on top of its logo consisting of gold and blue rings and other shapes.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced two December disciplinary hearings involving attorneys.

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DECEMBER 7, 2022

State Can Acquire Octagon Earthworks From Country Club

Image of a bronze plate embossed with words and a mapThe Ohio History Connection can proceed with its efforts to transform the Octagon Earthworks of Newark into a public park by extinguishing the Moundbuilders Country Club lease on the land, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

DECEMBER 6, 2022

Patients Can Pursue Legal Claim Against Doctor Who Fled Country

The cutoff date to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is extended if a medical practitioner flees the state within the four-year lawsuit deadline, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

DECEMBER 2, 2022

Court Vacates Conviction of Teen Who Claimed Other Personality Led Him to Kill

Image of a human brainThe Champaign County Juvenile Court’s decision to transfer the case of a 14-year-old boy with multiple personalities to adult court for the murder of his father’s girlfriend was not supported by the evidence , the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Death Sentence Upheld for Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend and 4-Year-Old Daughter

Image of a male prison inmateThe Supreme Court of Ohio today affirmed the death sentence of a Franklin County man who killed his ex-girlfriend and 4-year-old daughter by repeatedly stabbing them.

Cities Cannot Impose Franchise Fee on Streaming Services

Image of a hand holding a television remote control pointed at a flat screen tvInternet streaming services Netflix and Hulu are not “video service providers” under Ohio law and do not have to pay local franchise fees that wired cable and telecommunications companies pay, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

Court Clarifies How Juvenile Courts Consider Evidence When Transferring Cases to Adult Court

Gavel on a judge's bench facing a courtroomBefore transferring a minor to face criminal charges in adult court, a juvenile judge must consider if prosecutors presented more than a mere suspicion of guilt. However, the judge does not decide the merits of competing prosecution and defense theories, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Lawsuit Against Chiropractic Firm Not Permitted Once Chiropractor Dismissed From Case

Image of two cars racing on a racetrackIf a physician cannot be held directly liable for malpractice, then a lawsuit seeking to hold the physician’s employer vicariously liable must be dismissed, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.