Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

What Happened on Remand: Jones v. Centex Homes. Tort Duty to Build Home in Workmanlike Manner. Case Settled.

Case Background

Paul Jones and Latosha Sanders bought a new house from Centex Homes. After they moved in, they found that their electronic equipment didn’t work right. They alleged that the reason was because metal joists in the house were … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Home Is More Than Just Where the Heart Is (The Rest of the Person Must Be There, Too) Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4527. At issue in the case was the availability of umbrella coverage from an insurance policy in a … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Michael Hawsman v. Cuyahoga Falls, Part III. Plaintiff Finally Gets Day in Court for Diving Board Accident.

Case Background

When this accident happened Michael Hawsman was twelve years old; he is now an adult, which is why the case caption now lists his full name instead of his initials. Speedy justice this is not.

In May of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Standing and Subject Matter Jurisdiction. A Field Day for Civil Procedure Geeks. Bank of Am., N.A. v. Kuchta

On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Bank of Am., N.A. v. Kuchta, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4275. In a 5-2 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, for herself and Justices Lanzinger, … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Plaintiffs win again in Medical Negligence Case. Even more this time. Moretz v. Estate of Muakkassa

Case Background

Larry Moretz had suffered from acute back pain for many years. In 2005, Dr. Kamel Muakkassa, a neurosurgeon, diagnosed Moretz with an anterior sacral menigocele, a rare type of cyst in the lower spinal cord. Muakkassa referred Moretz … Continue reading

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What Was on their Minds: Warrantless GPS Tracking Device, Revisited. State of Ohio v. Sudinia Johnson.

“If Jones was on the books when your client was arrested for this illegal activity, we wouldn’t be standing here,”—Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to defense counsel. “Knotts said it was ok to put a beeper on a vehicle, and that … Continue reading

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Breaking News.

The U.S. Supreme Court today, October 2, 2014, granted cert. in Ohio v. Clark. 13-1352. The two specific questions presented are:

Does an individual’s obligation to report suspected child abuse make that individual an agent of law enforcement for purposes … Continue reading

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Student Scholarship. A Critique of the Ohio Supreme Court Decision Interpreting Ohio’s Corporate Advancement Statute in Miller v. Miller.

As previously posted, on July 3, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in Miller v. Miller, 2012-Ohio-2928. At issue in this case was the interpretation of Ohio’s corporate advancement statute, R.C. 1701. 13 … Continue reading

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Hiatus in Upcoming Oral Arguments. The Reality of an Elected Judiciary?

Updated October 15, 2014. Oral arguments will not resume until January 2015.

As of this morning, Tuesday September 30, 2014, there are no upcoming oral arguments posted on the Oral Argument Calendar on the Supreme Court of Ohio website.  … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Who Owns Charter School Property Bought with Public Dollars? Hope Academy Broadway Campus, et. al. v. White Hat Management, LLC, et. al.

“This case is bigger than just your client’s dispute with White Hat,” Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said to counsel for the Schools, later commenting it was all about following the money.

On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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