Category Archives: Merit Decisions

Merit Decision: Home Is More Than Just Where the Heart Is (The Rest of the Person Must Be There, Too) Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co.

On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Schill v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4527. At issue in the case was the availability of umbrella coverage from an insurance policy in a … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Standing and Subject Matter Jurisdiction. A Field Day for Civil Procedure Geeks. Bank of Am., N.A. v. Kuchta

On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Bank of Am., N.A. v. Kuchta, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4275. In a 5-2 opinion written by Chief Justice O’Connor, for herself and Justices Lanzinger, … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Failure to Raise Constitutional Challenges Below Proves Fatal. State v. Quarterman.

On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Quarterman, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-4034. The defendant in this case raised a constitutional challenge to Ohio’s mandatory bind-over statutes. In a unanimous … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Former Cedar Fair COO Does Not Get His Job Back. Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Falfas

On September 18, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Falfas Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3943. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Bill O’Neill, the Court held that an arbitration … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Political Subdivision Supervisor Has Immunity for Employment Discrimination Claim. Hauser v. Dayton Police Dep’t.

On August 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Hauser v. Dayton Police Dept., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-3636. In a 4-3 opinion written by Justice French, the Court held that a political subdivision … Continue reading

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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

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Merit Decision: Condition Precedent Language in a Contract Means Pay-if-Paid. Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp.

On July 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp.,2014-Ohio-3095. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Justice Kennedy, the Court held that a contract for work … Continue reading

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Update on State v. Clark: U.S. Supreme Court Bound?

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in Ohio v. Clark. 13-1352.

On October 30, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Clark, 2013-Ohio-4731. In a 4-3 decision … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court May Exclude Child From Disputed Custody Modification Proceeding. In re A.G.

On June 19, 2014 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in In re A.G., 2014-Ohio-2597. In a 5-2 opinion authored by Chief Justice O’Connor, the Court held that in ongoing child-custody litigation arising from a … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Upholds Constitutionality of City Curfew on Cleveland’s Public Square. Cleveland v. McCardle

On May 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Cleveland v. McCardle, 2014-Ohio-2140. In a 6-1 decision written by Justice Lanzinger, the Court upheld the constitutionality of a Cleveland city ordinance which established … Continue reading

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