Guest Post: Trial Court Cannot Impose Prison Term and a No-Contact Order For the Same Felony Offense. State v. Anderson.

Kenyatta Mickles, my colleague at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and Director of our Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Clinic, has authored this guest post on the recent Supreme Court of Ohio decision in State v. … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Responsibility for Subrogation Lien in a Personal Injury Settlement. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. Jeffrey McKinley and Heritage-WTI, Inc., et al.

“Isn’t this a textbook example of a lawyer for the Bureau just dropping the ball– making a mistake– and now you are in the Supreme Court asking us to fix it?” Justice Pfeifer to the Deputy  Solicitor.

On June 23, … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Finds State Constitutional Violation For Extraterritorial Traffic Stop. State v. Brown.

On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in State v. Brown, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2438. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself, Chief Justice O’Connor, and Justices Pfeifer, Lanzinger, and … Continue reading

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Another Submitted Case Reaches the One Year Mark With No Decision. Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto Owners Insurance, et al.

Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto-Owners Insurance, et al., 2013-1527 was argued June 25, 2014, and still no decision. The issue in the case is an insurer’s duty to defend in a housing discrimination case. I didn’t think the … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Must Noncitizens be Warned of the Immigration Consequences of a Written Admission of Guilt Required by a Diversion Program? State of Ohio v. Issa Kona.

“The access to justice that we are concerned about, what is the problem with requiring the court when there is a noncitizen and there is a situation like this, for the court to say you could have immigration problems, have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: In Sharper Focus: Overview of Federal Immigration Law.

This In Sharper Focus Guest Post by Cleveland attorney Harlan D. Karp is a verbatim reproduction of part of the amicus brief of Concerned Ohio Immigration Attorneys authored by Karp with the help of Cleveland practitioners Tina Haddad and Tanya … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard For Student Contributors

My two senior student contributors, Rebecca Campbell and Cameron Downer, have now graduated, and are studying for the bar exam.  I want to thank them both for the outstanding work they have done on the blog these past few years, … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: The U.S. Supreme Court Reverses the Supreme Court of Ohio in Ohio v. Clark.

On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in Ohio v. Clark. In a unanimous decision written by Justice Alito, in which Justice Scalia, joined by Justice Ginsburg, concurred in judgment only, and Justice Thomas … Continue reading

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Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Supreme Court of Ohio in Ohio v. Clark.

Read the complete analysis of the merit decision here.

In a 9-0 decision released today, in Ohio v. Clark, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the admission of a young child’s out-of-court statements to his teachers identifying the defendant … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Liquidated Damages or Penalty in Public Construction Contract? Boone Coleman Construction Co., Inc. v. Village of Piketon, Ohio.

“Is this a big problem in the construction area? I don’t see a whole host of amici here coming to your side of the table. I’d say the construction industry, especially those that do business with the state—I’d expect them … Continue reading

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