In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old (which means he is now 85 or 86—justice does move slowly!) boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn … Continue reading
On April 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-1193. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Paul Pfeifer, the court held that … Continue reading
The Supreme Court of Ohio has set no oral arguments for the month of April. This is probably because the court needs time to catch up on its submitted cases. Arguments resume May 5. Traditionally, the court tends not to … Continue reading
“Assuring that the child crosses the roadway to the residence side is, in your view, the operation of a motor vehicle?” Justice O’Donnell to Amber Sallee’s counsel.
On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard argument in the … Continue reading
On March 11, 2015, in Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Salerno, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-791, the Supreme Court of Ohio publicly reprimanded Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Amy Salerno for telling jurors in open court in a criminal case … Continue reading
On March 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Hoyle v. DTJ Ents., Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-843. In a 5-2 decision written by Justice French, in which Justices Lanzinger and Kennedy concurred … Continue reading
Read the analysis of the oral argument here.
On March 25, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Amber Sallee (a Minor) v. Stephanie Watts, et al, 2014-0727. The threshold issue in the case … Continue reading
“What is wrong with affording a hearing instead of a cookie-cutter one size fits all? Allowing the defendant to come in and individualize it?” Justice Paul Pfeifer, to the prosecutor.
On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading
On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Adam Stewart v. Board of Education of Lockland School District, 2014-0164. At issue in this case is whether a for-cause public employee can … Continue reading
Update: On April 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.
Whenever a case has been submitted for a year without a decision, it signals a deep … Continue reading