Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

What’s On Their Minds: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Again. Note and Mortgage or Note or Mortgage at Time of Filing? SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al.

“Aren’t there rights of a mortgage holder to enforce a foreclosure independent of the note? We don’t want to recognize some new field of law and eliminate that right, do we?” Justice Terrence O’Donnell.

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Do Mandatory Sex Offender Classifications Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? State of Ohio v. Travis Blankenship.

On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Travis Blankenship, 2014-0363. At issue in this case is whether the mandatory sex offender classifications created by Ohio’s … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Right to a Public Hearing and Public Deliberations. Adam Stewart vs. Board of Education of Lockland School District.

On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Adam Stewart v. Board of Education of Lockland School District, 2014-0164. At issue in this case is whether for-cause public employees may … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Auto Repair Estimates: Using the Consumer Sales Practices Act Improperly to Regulate Insurers or Properly to Protect Consumers? Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc.

On February 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc., 2014-0451. At issue in this case is whether R.C. 1345.81 of the Consumer … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Auto Repair Estimates: Using the Consumer Sales Practices Act Improperly to Regulate Insurers or Properly to Protect Consumers? Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc.

Read an analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc., 2014-0451. At … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Again. Note and Mortgage or Note or Mortgage at Time of Filing? SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al, 2014-0485. At issue in this … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Totality of the Circumstances Governs in Trash Pull Case. State v. Jones.

On February 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Jones, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-483. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Lanzinger, the court held that the proper standard to determine … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Standing and Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Ohio Foreclosure Actions: A Third Way?

Professor Bettman’s Introduction to Guest Post

The Supreme Court of Ohio has now addressed the interplay between standing and subject matter jurisdiction in the context of foreclosure cases in both Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald and Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Sentencing a Juvenile Non-Homicide Offender. State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore.

“This was a sentence designed to keep the juvenile in custody for his natural life.  The question is, does Graham prohibit that under these circumstances?” Justice Judy Lanzinger.

On February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Pardons and Judicial Record Sealing.

This guest post, “Ohio pardons provide only forgiveness, not forgetfulness,” was originally published on January 29, 2015, on the Collateral Consequences Resource Center website, www.CCResourceCenter.org.  It is republished with permission of its author, Margaret Love, who is a former … Continue reading

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