MARCH 28, 2023
Requests to Change Sex Listed on Birth Certificates Questioned
An Ohio law permits people born in the state to apply to a probate court to correct their birth certificates. In fall 2021, a woman applied to the Clark County Probate Court to correct the name and sex designation recorded on her birth certificate.
MARCH 16, 2023
Juvenile Court Did Not Have Power to Grant Minors Immunity For Testifying in Criminal Case
While it is a division of the Warren County Common Pleas Court, the county probate-juvenile court does not have the same authority of a common pleas court to grant witness immunity in a criminal case, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.
MARCH 15, 2023
Hamilton County Clerk’s Office Fined $1,000 for Withholding Public Records
The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts must pay a Richland County prisoner $1,000 because the clerk refused to provide public records that the inmate was entitled to receive, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.
MARCH 14, 2023
Arson Registration Law Tests Separation of Powers Boundaries
Since mid-2013, anyone convicted in Ohio of an arson-related crime must register with county sheriffs for life. A judge can reduce an offender’s registration, but only if the prosecutor and the law enforcement agency involved in the arson case recommend the reduction.
FEBRUARY 22, 2023
Worker and City Clash on Taxing Remote Work
In March 2020, state lawmakers passed an emergency measure with direction on local tax procedures for employees who suddenly were required to work remotely, rather than at their employer’s offices, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Veterans Club Declared Vexatious Litigator
Huber Heights Veterans Club (HHVC) has been declared a vexatious litigator and cannot file a lawsuit challenging that designation unless it is granted permission by a court, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.