Oral Argument Preview: Auto Repair Estimates: Using the Consumer Sales Practices Act Improperly to Regulate Insurers or Properly to Protect Consumers? Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc.

On February 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc., 2014-0451. At issue in this case is whether R.C. 1345.81 of the … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Again. Note and Mortgage or Note or Mortgage at Time of Filing? SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al.

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al, 2014-0485. At issue in this case is whether a plaintiff in a foreclosure action … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Totality of the Circumstances Governs in Trash Pull Case. State v. Jones.

On February 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Jones, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-483. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Lanzinger, the court held that the proper standard to determine … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Standing and Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Ohio Foreclosure Actions: A Third Way?

Professor Bettman’s Introduction to Guest Post

The Supreme Court of Ohio has now addressed the interplay between standing and subject matter jurisdiction in the context of foreclosure cases in both Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald and Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Sentencing a Juvenile Non-Homicide Offender. State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore.

“This was a sentence designed to keep the juvenile in custody for his natural life.  The question is, does Graham prohibit that under these circumstances?” Justice Judy Lanzinger.

On February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Pardons and Judicial Record Sealing.

This guest post, “Ohio pardons provide only forgiveness, not forgetfulness,” was originally published on January 29, 2015, on the Collateral Consequences Resource Center website, www.CCResourceCenter.org.  It is republished with permission of its author, Margaret Love, who is a former … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: The Ohio Constitution and Remediless Statutory Violations. State v. Terrence Brown.

“So now we have a constitution that is not self-executing, and we have a statute which is not self-executing, and we’re the Supreme Court and everybody is throwing their hands in the air saying what’s to be done, and your … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Sealing/Unsealing Records of Conviction Strictly Governed by Statute. State v. Vanzandt

On January 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Vanzandt, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-236. In a 5-2 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, the court held that a record of conviction … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Foreseeability Jury instruction in Medical Negligence Case Superfluous but not Materially Prejudicial. Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron.

On January 27, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-229. In a fractured opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, in which Justices … Continue reading

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In Sharper Focus: Finding Greater Protection under the Ohio Constitution for a Bad Traffic Stop. Justice Pfeifer’s Crusade.

This In Sharper Focus post is a supplement to the blog’s preview of the case of State of Ohio v. Terrance Brown, 2014-0104.

In reversing the trial court’s denial of the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained in … Continue reading

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