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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: The End of a Very Long Road for Iran Doss, and No Right To Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment. 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 drank a lot of alcohol throughout the night, and woke up the next morning in an unfamiliar apartment … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Strict, Not Substantial Statutory Compliance Required to Properly Present Claim Against Estate. Wilson v. Lawrence.
Oral Argument Preview: Proper Joinder for Respondeat Superior Liability in Medical Claim. Anthony Rush and Tammy Rush v. University of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc., and Thomas John Kunkel, M.D., and West Chester Medical Center et al.
On May 3, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case, Anthony Rush and Tammy Rush v. University of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc., and Thomas John Kunkel, M.D., and West Chester Medical Center et al., Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Does Ohio’s Dram Shop Act Preclude All Traditional Common-Law Negligence Claims Against a Liquor Permit-Holder? Nichole Johnson v. Mary E. Montgomery et al.
“I’m a former bartender from Athens. So let me just suggest to you that if the alcohol comes off the shelf and goes into the glass, and goes into the mouth of the dancer, and the money goes into my … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Sentence Not Impermissible Trial Tax; Court Adopts Actual Vindictiveness Standard. State v. Rahab.
On April 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Rahab, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-1401. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice DeWine, the court found that the trial court judge did … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Validity of the Search of an Arrestee’s Purse. State of Ohio v. Jamie Banks-Harvey.
“Our concern isn’t the overriding purpose of the policy, our concern is the overriding purpose of the Constitution…”
On April 12, 2017, by a vote of 4-3, the court dismissed as improvidently accepted McGowan v. Medpace, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-1340. Chief Justice O’Connor and Justices O’Donnell, Kennedy, and French formed the majority. Because Justices Fischer and … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Can a Doctor’s Admission of Fault During An Apology Be Used in Court? Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Michelle Stewart, Deceased v. Rodney E. Vivian, M.D., et al.
“Where is the apology?”
On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Michelle Stewart, Deceased v. Rodney E. Vivian, … Continue reading
In Burnham v. Cleveland Clinic, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8000, in a very fragmented 6-1 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that the order compelling discovery in this case was final and appealable. Read the analysis of the merit … Continue reading
At the end of December of last year, facing the upcoming retirement of Justices Pfeifer and Lanzinger, the Supreme Court of Ohio really cranked out some major decisions. One of those was State v. Aalim, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8278, … Continue reading