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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Practice Emerita at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she taught torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Professor Bettman is a frequent presenter on Supreme Court of Ohio cases at Continuing Legal and Judicial Education seminars and conferences including the Ohio Judicial Conference. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch
What Happened on Remand: Cleveland Trial Judge Finally Decides Iran Doss Was Not Wrongfully Imprisoned. Doss v. State.
On New Year’s Eve 2004, 23-year-old J.P. came from Ravenna to celebrate with friends at a club in Cleveland. She consumed a large number of alcoholic drinks throughout the night, and awoke the next morning in an unfamiliar … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Permissibility of Disparate Treatment for Capital Defendants in Postconviction Review of Applications for DNA Testing. State v. Noling.
“A non-capital defendant is afforded an appellate review that is not discretionary. The appellate court has to do that. In a capital case, they (capital defendants) get a bite at the apple of appellate review, at the supreme court, but … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Fleshing Out the Tort of Negligent Misidentification. Foley v. Univ. of Dayton.
“So they (Petitioners) purposefully identified these people-they didn’t negligently identify them.” Chief Justice O’Connor, to counsel for Petitioners.
Oral Argument Preview: Fleshing Out the Tort of Negligent Misidentification. Foley v. Univ. of Dayton.
On July 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Foley v. Univ. of Dayton, 2015-2032. At issue are certified questions of state law from the United States District Court, Southern District … Continue reading
On July 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Holden, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-4603. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, in which Justice French concurred … Continue reading
On June 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Issa Kona, 2014-0733. At issue in this case is whether a noncitizen must be advised of the immigration consequences … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Is an Officer’s Bodycam Footage a Public Record? State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters.
On June 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters. At issue in this original action in mandamus is whether a prosecutor’s office must release police … Continue reading
What Happened on Remand After Darius Clark’s Case Was Reversed and Remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In November of 2010, Darius Clark was convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment, felonious assault, and domestic violence in relation to his girlfriend’s two small children, A.T. and L.P. At issue in this saga, which ended up … Continue reading
Supreme Court of Ohio Sua Sponte Dismisses Certified Question from Federal Court in Breach of Contract Case.
On June 16, 2016, in Am. Mun. Power, Inc. v. Bechtel Power Corp. Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-3431, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined, sua sponte, by a vote of 5-2, to answer a certified question from federal court after … Continue reading
On May 6, 2008, 72-year-old Ronald Anderson and his four year old grandson Javarre Tate were killed when Anderson’s minivan was struck broadside at an intersection by a fire engine on an emergency run in response to an … Continue reading