What Happened on Remand: End of the Road for the Cromer Family in Akron Medical Malpractice Case. Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron.

Case Background

Seth Cromer died at the age of five while a patient at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Seth’s parents brought him to the emergency room of the hospital on the evening of January 13, 2007 with … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Exclusion of Evidence not the Proper Remedy for Admitted Violation of Knock-and-Announce Statute. State v. Bembry.

On October 10, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Bembry, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-8114. In an opinion written by Justice O’Neill, the court held that the exclusion of evidence was not … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Court Tackles Substantial Factor Causation in Asbestos Exposure Case. Mark Schwartz, Individually and as the Executor of the Estate of Kathleen Schwartz, et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al.

On October 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case Mark Schwartz, Individually and as the Executor of the Estate of Kathleen Schwartz, et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al. 2016-1372. At issue … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Abortion Clinic, State Spar Over Standing Requirements for Single-Subject Challenge. Preterm-Cleveland, Inc. v. Governor John R. Kasich et al.

On September 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in Preterm-Cleveland, Inc. v. Governor John R. Kasich et al, 2016-1252. The issue in this case is whether Preterm-Cleveland Inc. has standing to challenge the constitutionality of … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Brandon Moore Case.

Case Background

Brandon Moore was sentenced to an aggregate prison term of 112 years in prison for convictions for three counts each of aggravated robbery, rape, complicity to commit rape, and one count each of kidnapping, complicity to commit aggravated … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem Required, But Failure To Do So Did Not Affect Outcome In This Case. State v. Morgan.

“While we continue to characterize juvenile proceedings as civil rather than criminal in nature…the criminal aspect of delinquency proceedings is undeniable.”

Justice Kennedy, majority opinion.

“Today’s majority decision reinforces the criminal aspects of juvenile proceedings, not for the purpose of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Mother’s Right to Counsel at Permanent Custody Hearing. In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant).

“Is that the rule you want from this court—if you don’t show up you are deemed to have waived counsel in the most important court proceeding in your life?”

Justice O’Neill, to the Children’s Services Lawyer

On September 13, 2017, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: When Should the Statute of Limitations on Insurance Agent Negligence Claims Begin to Run? LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank and London Insurance Agency.

“My problem is, I’m still trying to figure out what damage did LGR have before their insurance company refused to defend them?”

Justice O’Neill

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Will N.W. Ohio’s Last Abortion Clinic Remain Open? Capital Care Network of Toledo v. State of Ohio Department of Health.

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Capital Care Network of Toledo v. State of Ohio Department of Health (2016-1348). At issue in this case is the permissibility of requiring … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Abortion Clinic, State Spar Over Standing Requirements for Single-Subject Challenge. Preterm-Cleveland, Inc. v. Governor John R. Kasich et al.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in Preterm-Cleveland, Inc. v. Governor John R. Kasich et al, 2016-1252. The issue in this case … Continue reading

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