Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

What’s On Their Minds: Enforcing a Shotgun Marriage? Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Jacob Falfas.

On April 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Jacob Falfas, 2013-0890. The issue on appeal is whether an arbitration panel properly awarded specific performance of a personal … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Probable Cause Determination. State v. Hoffman

On April 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Lee Hoffman, 2013-0688. At issue in this case is whether the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule precludes evidence that … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Dual Intent in Workers’ Compensation? Visiting Nurse Ass’n of Mid-Ohio v. Friebel

On April 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Visiting Nurse Association of Mid-Ohio v. Friebel, 2013-0892.  At issue is whether an Ohio worker’s compensation claimant can have “dual intent,” simultaneously … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Evidence Seized Pursuant to Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Finding of Probable Cause by a Judicial Officer. State v. Hoffman.

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On April 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Lee Hoffman, 2013-0688. At issue in this case … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Specific Performance of a Personal Services Employment Contract? Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Jacob Falfas

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On April 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Jacob Falfas, 2013-0890. The issue on appeal is whether, … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Reverses the Trial Court’s Finding of “Actual Innocence” in Prade Case.

There’s been a lot of interest on the blog in the Prade case, in which former Akron police captain Douglas Prade was found guilty of the 1997 aggravated murder of his ex-wife Dr. Margo Prade.  Prade was sentenced to life … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Unvested Military Retirement Benefits Are Marital Property Subject to Division in a Divorce. Daniel v. Daniel.

On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Daniel v. Daniel, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-1161. By a vote of 4-3, in an opinion written by Justice O’Neill, … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Requiring Military-Service Related Disabilities in Mitigation when Sentencing Veterans. State v. Jeffrey Belew.

On March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State v.  Jeffery Belew, 2013-0711.  At issue in this case is whether the trial judge properly considered Belew’s service-related mitigating factors in sentencing.

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What’s on their Minds: Proper Use at Trial of Defendant’s Statements to Court-Appointed Psychologist During a Competency Exam. State v. Harris

On March 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Joseph Harris, 2013-414. The issue in this state’s appeal is whether a psychologist’s trial testimony about a defendant’s feigned mental … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Does the Punitive Damage Cap Apply to a Punitive Damage Award Arising from a Violation of the Landlord-Tenant Statute? Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood.

On March 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in Carlos Sivit, et al., v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., et al, 2013-0586. At issue in this case is whether a landlord can be held liable for faulty … Continue reading

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