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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. Each September since 2003, she has given a presentation at the Ohio Judicial Conference analyzing the year’s most important cases from the Supreme Court of Ohio. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
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
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
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
What Happened on Remand: M.H. v. Cuyahoga Falls. No Recovery for Plaintiff in Diving Board Accident.
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
What Happened on Remand: State v. Ramey. Defendant’s Speedy Trial Rights Violated. No Reasonable Basis for Delay.
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
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
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
What Happened on Remand: Burlingame v. Estate of Burlingame. Still Arguing over the Firefighter’s Culpability
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
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