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Extension of Filing Deadline
On November 22, 2016, access to the Supreme Court of Ohio's e-Filing Portal was inhibited. Therefore, documents due to be filed in the Clerk's Office of the Supreme Court of Ohio by the deadline of November 22, 2016 may be accepted for filing on November 23, 2016.


Thanksgiving Holiday

All Supreme Court offices will be closed to the public on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Filings that are due Nov. 25, 2016 will be timely if filed the following Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Please call the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office at 614.387.9530, if you have any questions concerning filing requirements or deadlines.

 

November 22, 2016

Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hauck
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7826
Summary

State ex rel. Rohrer v. Holzapfel
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7827

Robinson v. Miller
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7828

Geauga Cty. Bar Assn. v. Snavely
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7829
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Ames
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7830
Summary

November 21, 2016

State v. Kona
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7796
Summary

November 17, 2016

Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7760
Summary

Newegg, Inc. v. Testa
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7762

Mason Cos., Inc. v. Testa
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7768

November 16, 2016

State ex rel. Manpower of Dayton, Inc. v. Indus. Comm.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7741

Smith v. Erie Ins. Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7742
Summary

November 15, 2016

State ex rel. Durrani v. Ruehlman
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7740
Summary

November 10, 2016

State v. Williams
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7658
Summary

State ex rel. Dynamic Industries, Inc. v. Cincinnati
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7663
Summary

November 9, 2016

Robinson v. LaRose
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7647

State ex rel. Cornwall v. Sutula
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7652

State ex rel. Cain v. Gee
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7653

November 8, 2016

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7639
Summary

State ex rel. Cuyahoga Lakefront Land, L.L.C. v. Cleveland
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7640
Summary

November 3, 2016

New York Frozen Foods, Inc. v. Bedford Hts. Income Tax Bd. of Rev.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7582
Summary

In re R.A.H.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7592
Summary

Foley v. Univ. of Dayton
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7591
Summary

November 2, 2016

Lutz v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7549
Summary

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Auth. v. State Emp. Relations Bd.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7559
Summary

In re Cases Held for the Decision in State v. Thomas
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7561
Summary

State v. Bell
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7560

November 1, 2016

In re Application of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., for Approval of its Fourth Amended Corporate Separation Plan
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7535
Summary

October 27, 2016

Columbus City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7466
Summary

State ex rel. Littlepage v. Deters
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7467

In re C.C.S.
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7472

Disciplinary Counsel v. Walton
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7468

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Smith
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7469

October 26, 2016

Internatl. Paper Co. v. Testa
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7454
Summary

State ex rel. Tucker v. Matia
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7450

State ex rel. Walker v. Sloan
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7451

State ex rel. Bates v. Eppinger
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7452

State ex rel. Williams v. Sutula
Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7453

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November 23, 2016

In In re George, the Court suspended attorney Mark Minor George for an interim period based on a certified entry of felony conviction.

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The Court accepted for review State v. Bettis, held the case for a decision in State v. Pittman, and stayed the briefing schedule.

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November 22, 2016

In Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Hauck, the Court issued a two-year suspension to John W. Hauck of Milford with the second year stayed on conditions.

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November 21, 2016

In State v. Kona, the Court ruled if a pretrial diversion program requires a noncitizen to admit guilt, a trial court must warn the accused that he or she could be deported.

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November 17, 2016

In three cases, Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa, Newegg, Inc. v. Testa, and Mason Cos., Inc. v. Testa, the Court ruled Ohio can impose its commercial-activity tax (CAT) on out-of-state companies that sell products and services to Ohioans, but have no physical presence in the state.

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November 16, 2016

In Smith v. Erie Ins., the Court ruled when a motorist is injured in an accident caused by avoiding an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene, evidence derived from the driver’s account, such as a police report, can be used to support a claim for uninsured motorist insurance coverage.

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November 15, 2016

In State ex rel. Durrani v. Ruehlman, the Court ruled a Hamilton County judge lacked the authority to consolidate and hear hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits filed against a local surgeon who was indicted on federal health-care charges and faces civil cases for performing unnecessary surgeries.

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November 14, 2016

The Court reinstated to the practice of law attorneys Jason R. Philabaum, and John E. Mahin in Disciplinary Counsel v. Phillabaum, and Disciplinary Counsel v. Mahin.

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November 10, 2016

In State v. Williams, the Court ruled once a trial court determines an offender is guilty of allied offenses of similar import, Ohio law requires the sentences to be merged and allows the prosecutor to choose the offense for sentencing. If a trial court then imposes separate sentences, the sentence is void and can be challenged at any time.

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November 9, 2016

In State v. Sheppard, and State v. Myers, the Court denied motions to vacate the death sentences of Bobby Shepherd and David Myers based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hurst v. Florida decision. In State v. Fears, the Court denied a motion to stay the execution of Angelo Fears based on Hurst.

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In State v. Dye, the Court determined a conflict exists with State v. C.K. and directed parties to submit briefs.

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November 8, 2016

In Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Zoller and Mamone, the Court suspended Nancy A. Zoller and Edward J. Mamone, from the practice of law for one year because of multiple ethical violations related to the services performed for the late wife of former Cleveland mayor and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Ralph S. Locher.

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November 7, 2016

Having previously found Robert Martin to be a vexatious litigator, the Court in In re Martin denied Martin’s motion to obtain leave to file a writ of mandamus.

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November 4, 2016

The Court found eight attorneys in contempt for the failure to comply with previous court orders.

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November 3, 2016

In New York Frozen Foods, Inc. v. Bedford Hts. Income Tax Bd. of Rev., the Court ruled that a Bedford Heights ordinance allowed the city to reject a request for a nearly $700,000 tax refund sought by New York Frozen Foods Inc.

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November 2, 2016

The Court, in Lutz v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C., ruled that Ohio does not follow a blanket rule for allocating the post-production costs of preparing natural gas for sale between oil and gas producers and mineral rights owners.

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November 1, 2016

In In re Application of Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., for Approval of its Fourth Amended Corporate Separation Plan, the Court ruled the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio violated state law when it failed to explain why it allowed a regulated electric utility to offer competitive services.

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