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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Each September since 2003, she has given a presentation at the Ohio Judicial Conference analyzing the year’s most important cases from the Supreme Court of Ohio. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch
On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Harris, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-166. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Kennedy, in which Justice French wrote a short separate concurrence, … Continue reading
What’s on Their Minds: Pleading Requirements in Foreclosure Cases. To Attach or to Allege, that is the Question. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et al.
On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et. al., 2013-1534. The issue in this case is whether Fed. Home Loan Mtge. … Continue reading
Here’s my list of the top ten decisions handed down by the Supreme Court of Ohio in 2014 that I’ve blogged about. I don’t blog on all cases argued, so this list is totally subjective.
1. Bank of Am., N.A. … Continue reading
On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down its decision in State v. Johnson, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5021. In a unanimous opinion, the court held that the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule precluded suppression of … Continue reading
As previously reported on the blog, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in the case now captioned Ohio v. Clark, which was an appeal by the state from the merit decision of the Supreme Court of Ohio in State v. … Continue reading
I’ll make this an annual event, because we all love lists. Here are the top ten most frequently read posts of 2014, in order.
Foreclosure issues continue to predominate. Last year Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald, 2012-Ohio-5017 was … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: More Procedural Issues on Standing in Foreclosure Cases. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et al.
Read an analysis of the oral argument here.
Merit Decision. Court Continues to Dismantle the Employer Intentional Tort. Pixley v. Pro-Pak Industries, Inc.
On December 18, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Pixley v. Pro-Pak Industries, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5460. There were two issues in this employer intentional tort case–whether the definition of equipment safety … Continue reading
The Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Cromer v. Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron on November 20, 2013. This was a defense verdict in a medical malpractice wrongful death case, reversed on appeal. … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Counsel Prejudicially Ineffective in Mitigation Phase in Death Penalty Case. State v. Herring.
On December 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Herring, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5228. In a 4-3 opinion written by Justice Paul Pfeifer, the court granted Herring’s petition for post-conviction relief … Continue reading