Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

Merit Decision. Responsibility of Realtor for Agent’s Fraud is Question of Fact, not Law. Auer v. Paliath.

On August 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Auer v. Paliath, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3632. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, the Court held that the question of the vicarious … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: A Couple of Zoning Cases.

Moore v. Middletown

In 2012, in Clifton v. v. Blanchester, 2012-Ohio-780, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a property owner outside the corporate limits of the village involved could not challenge the re-zoning of a contiguous business within … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Smith v. Landfair. It’s Not Over Yet.

Case Background

In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old, boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn manager there.  In March of 2007, Landfair transported his horses by … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: M.H. v. Cuyahoga Falls. No Recovery for Plaintiff in Diving Board Accident.

Case Background

In May of 2006, M.H., then a minor, broke his knee in a diving board accident at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium and Wellness Center. The Center is owned by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, and is controlled and … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: State v. Ramey. Defendant’s Speedy Trial Rights Violated. No Reasonable Basis for Delay.

Case Background

On October 7, 2009, Keith Ramey and Jonathan Keeton were arrested and indicted for aggravated robbery, felonious assault, and breaking and entering. The state opted to try the two defendants together. After their arrest, Keeton was released on … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Doss v. State. Compensation for Actual Innocence Hangs in the Balance.

Case Background.

In 2006, Iran Doss was convicted of kidnapping and rape, and sentenced to four years in prison.  The charges arose from a night of drinking on New Year’s eve, 2004. The victim, J.P., ended up at Doss’ apartment, … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: State v. Lalain. From Lots of Restitution to None.

Case Background

Daniel Lalain worked as an engineer for Aero-Instruments, a Cleveland company that designed aviation and aerospace components. Lalain resigned suddenly, and took with him numerous documents and copies of electronic files related to the work he had done. … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Burlingame v. Estate of Burlingame. Still Arguing over the Firefighter’s Culpability

Case Background

In 2007, Dale and Grace Burlingame were killed when the van Dale was driving was struck by a fire engine on an emergency run, driven by Canton firefighter James Coombs. Traffic lights in the City of Canton use … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Daniel v. Daniel. Dividing an Unvested Military Retirement Benefit.

Case Background

Christen and Sean Daniel were married in 1995 and were divorced in 2011. The only real asset of the parties was Sean’s military retirement benefit. Sean had enlisted in the National Guard shortly before the parties married. At the … Continue reading

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Informal Summer Recess

While the Supreme Court of Ohio doesn’t have an official summer recess, it has finished hearing oral arguments until August 19. These are the cases that have been covered on the blog that are still under submission:

Peggy Spaeth, … Continue reading

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