What’s On Their Minds: Constitutionality of the Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes. State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim

“Even though as you said the legislature sets the rules, the court can say your rules are too extreme. And we can do that here.” Chief Justice O’Connor, to the Chief Deputy Solicitor.

“Don’t states have the right to determine … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Is an Order Compelling Production of Allegedly Privileged Information a Final Appealable Order? Darlene Burnham v. Cleveland Clinic, et al.

On May 4, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Darlene Burnham v. Cleveland Clinic, et al., 2015-1127. At issue in this case is whether an order requiring disclosure of material that a … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Does R.C. 2307.60 Independently Authorize a Civil Action for Criminal Acts? Jessica Jacobson v. Ellen Kaforey et al.

“Would you say that any criminal act gives rise to civil recovery?” Chief Justice O’Connor, to plaintiff’s counsel.

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Jessica Jacobson v. Ellen Kaforey … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: No Immunity for Park for Injury to Recreational User from Rock Thrown by Mower. Combs v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Div. of Parks & Recreation

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Combs v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Div. of Parks & Recreation, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1565. In a splintered 4-3 opinion written by Justice … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: A Big Argument Over Distribution of the Punitive Damages. Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P

Case Background

In October of 2007, a building in the Village Green Apartments in Beachwood was destroyed by fire.  The apartments were owned by Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., and managed by Forest City Residential Management, Inc. (Collectively, Village Green). … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Does R.C. 2307.60 independently authorize a civil action for criminal acts? Jessica Jacobson v. Ellen Kaforey et al.

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Jessica Jacobson v. Ellen Kaforey et al., 2015-1340. The case was accepted on certified conflict to determine whether R.C. 2307.60 establishes a … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds? The Application of the Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose to Vested Claims. David Antoon et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation et al.

On April 5, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of David Antoon et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation et al., 2015-0467. At issue in the case is whether the statute of repose for … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Court Again Tackles Constitutionality of Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes. State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim.

Read the analysis of the argument here.

On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim.  At issue in this case is whether the … Continue reading

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Update: New Trial Denied in Prade Case

Douglas Prade, a former Akron Police Captain, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the alleged murder of his ex-wife, Dr. Margo Prade, who was shot and killed in her van outside of work in 1997.

Prade was … Continue reading

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Correction to Earlier Post on Sallee v. Watts.

On March 25, 2016, I erroneously posted that the case of A.S. (a Minor) v. Stephanie Watts, et al, 2014-0727  had been pending for over one year, when in fact it had been dismissed as improvidently accepted on April 23, … Continue reading

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