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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches 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
On July 23, 2015, by a vote of 5-2, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed as improvidently allowed Ohio Bur. of Workers’ Comp. v. McKinley, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2927. Justices Kennedy and French dissented. The issue in the case … Continue reading
Court Dismisses As Improvidently Accepted Property-Division Dispute Over Oil and Gas Signing Bonus. Kuhn v. Kuhn.
On July 14, 2015, by a vote of 5-2, the Supreme Court of Ohio sua sponte dismissed as improvidently accepted Kuhn v. Kuhn, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2806. The issue in the case was whether a signing bonus for oil … Continue reading
Eric Long was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of life without the possibility of parole for his role in two homicides in Hamilton County in March of 2009. He was seventeen when the crimes were committed. The First District … Continue reading
Unlike the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Ohio does not have official terms. But the Ohio high court does have an informal summer time out from hearing cases. There are no oral arguments set until September 1, … Continue reading
Guest Post: Trial Court Cannot Impose Prison Term and a No-Contact Order For the Same Felony Offense. State v. Anderson.
Kenyatta Mickles, my colleague at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and Director of our Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Clinic, has authored this guest post on the recent Supreme Court of Ohio decision in State v. … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Responsibility for Subrogation Lien in a Personal Injury Settlement. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation v. Jeffrey McKinley and Heritage-WTI, Inc., et al.
Update: On July 23, 2015, the court dismissed this case as improvidently accepted.
“Isn’t this a textbook example of a lawyer for the Bureau just dropping the ball– making a mistake– and now you are in the Supreme Court … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Court Finds State Constitutional Violation For Extraterritorial Traffic Stop. State v. Brown.
On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in State v. Brown, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2438. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, for himself, Chief Justice O’Connor, and Justices Pfeifer, Lanzinger, and … Continue reading
Another Submitted Case Reaches the One Year Mark With No Decision. Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto Owners Insurance, et al.
Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto-Owners Insurance, et al., 2013-1527 was argued June 25, 2014, and still no decision. The issue in the case is an insurer’s duty to defend in a housing discrimination case. I didn’t think the … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Must Noncitizens be Warned of the Immigration Consequences of a Written Admission of Guilt Required by a Diversion Program? State of Ohio v. Issa Kona.
“The access to justice that we are concerned about, what is the problem with requiring the court when there is a noncitizen and there is a situation like this, for the court to say you could have immigration problems, have … Continue reading
This In Sharper Focus Guest Post by Cleveland attorney Harlan D. Karp is a verbatim reproduction of part of the amicus brief of Concerned Ohio Immigration Attorneys authored by Karp with the help of Cleveland practitioners Tina Haddad and Tanya … Continue reading