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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
Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Assn. of Mid-Ohio
On October 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Assn. of Mid-Ohio, 2014-Ohio-4531. The issue in the case was whether an Ohio … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: Are Outside Salespeople Exempted Employees Under Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.
On September 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al., 2014-1241. At issue in this case is whether or not an outside … Continue reading
Oral Argument Preview: What is to be Retained in a Patient’s Medical Record and Who Decides? Gene’a Griffith, Executrix for the Estate of Howard E. Griffith, Deceased v. Aultman Hospital.
On September 2, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Gene’a Griffith, Executrix for the Estate of Howard E. Griffith, Deceased v. Aultman Hospital. At issue in this case is whether records … Continue reading
Merit Decision: Insurer Has Duty to Defend Emotional Distress Claim Resulting From Case of Housing Discrimination. Granger v. Auto Owners Ins.
On August 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Granger v. Auto-Owners Ins., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-3279. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice Pfeifer, the court held that under the umbrella insurance … Continue reading
A Must Read from the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board of Professional Conduct on Judges’ Obligation to Perform Same-Sex Marriages.
In Ohio, by statute, county court judges (which many of the larger counties no longer have), Municipal and Probate Court judges can perform civil marriages.
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