Category Archives: Merit Decisions

Merit Decision: A Surprising Application of the New Judicial Federalism. State v. Mole.

On July 28, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Mole, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5124. In a 4-3 opinion authored by Chief Justice O’Connor, joined in full by Justices Pfeifer and O’Neill, … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Revisited. Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Holden.

On July 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Holden, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-4603. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice O’Donnell, in which Justice French concurred … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: How To Perfect an Appeal from a Decision of the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. Pryor v. Dir., Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs.

On May 11, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Pryor v. Dir., Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-2907. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, the court … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: No Constitutional Violations in Domestic Violence Conviction. State v. Arnold

On April 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Arnold, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1595. In a 4-3 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, joined by Justices Pfeifer and Kennedy, in which … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Finds R.C. 2933.81(B) Unconstitutional As Applied to Juveniles and Inapplicable to Analysis of Validity of Miranda Waiver. State v. Barker.

On April 26, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Barker, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-2708. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice French, joined by Chief Justice O’Connor and Justices Lanzinger, Pfeifer, … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: No Immunity for Park for Injury to Recreational User from Rock Thrown by Mower. Combs v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Div. of Parks & Recreation

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Combs v. Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, Div. of Parks & Recreation, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1565. In a splintered 4-3 opinion written by Justice … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Interprets “Medical Record” in Favor of Patient. Griffith v. Aultman Hosp.

On March 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Griffith v. Aultman Hosp, 2016-Ohio-1138. In a 5-2 opinion written by Justice Kennedy, the court held that a patient’s medical record is not limited … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Second Execution Attempt Not Unconstitutional. State v. Broom.

On March 16, 2016 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Broom, 2016-Ohio-1028. In a 4-3 opinion written by Justice Lanzinger, the court held that a second attempt to execute Romell Broom, after … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court OK’s Punitive Damages Against Estate of Deceased Tortfeasor in Limited Circumstance. Whetstone v. Binner.

On March 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Whetstone v. Binner, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-1006. In a 4-3 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, the court held that punitive damages can be … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Upholds Liquidated Damages Provision in Public Works Construction Contract. Boone Coleman Constr., Inc. v. Piketon.

On February 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Boone Coleman Constr., Inc. v. Piketon, 2016-Ohio-628. In a fractured 6-1 opinion authored by Chief Justice O’Connor, the court upheld a contractual liquidated-damages provision … Continue reading

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