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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: In Sharper Focus
On October 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of In re: Daren A. Messer, Angela Messer, Debtors Daren Messer & Angela Messer v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Case Number 2014-2036. This case … 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
In Sharper Focus: Finding Greater Protection under the Ohio Constitution for a Bad Traffic Stop. Justice Pfeifer’s Crusade.
In reversing the trial court’s denial of the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained in … Continue reading
As previously posted, on September 24, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio is hearing oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Sudinia Johnson, 2013-1973. At issue in this case is whether, in the absence of … Continue reading
This post is meant as a companion piece to better understand the merit decision in State v. Clark, posted here.
In Sharper Focus. Guest Post on the Issues Raised in Freshwater v. Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education.
On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard the case of Freshwater v. Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education, which involved the firing of an eighth grade public school science teacher, allegedly for teaching creationism in … Continue reading
On February 6, 2013, and then again on February 26, the Supreme Court of Ohio is going to hear two cases involving significant class action issues. To that end, blog student contributor Greg Kendall (now a 3L at the University … Continue reading
In the recently-argued case of Rayess v. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2011-1933 the Ohio Supreme Court permitted most of the documents in the case to be filed under seal. Let’s take a closer look at under what … Continue reading
We Americans love sports. So it is no surprise that tort law has developed immunities for those engaging in sporting activities. The recently argued case of Smith v. Landfair involved the interpretation of Ohio’s Equine Immunity statute codified at … Continue reading
The case of Houdek et al. v. ThyssenKrupp Materials, NA, 2011-1076 is all about the employer intentional tort, as if any more could be said about this topic. To paraphrase President Ronald Reagan, here we go again.
Let’s start … Continue reading