Category Archives: Ohio Supreme Court Watch

Merit Decision: Apology Statute Meant to Keep Out Admissions of Fault…Assuming There is an Apology. Stewart v. Vivian

On  September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Stewart v. Vivian, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-7526. The court was asked to answer the following certified question:

“[Are] a health care provider’s statements of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Auto Accident Victim Cannot Recover from Strip Club for Injuries Caused by Intoxicated Dancer. Johnson v. Montgomery.

“Nothing in our precedents dictates that the word “person” be limited to patrons.”

Justice DeWine, majority opinion

“I am unable to join a majority decision that absolves from liability a liquor-permit holder who encourages the dancers in its club to … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Will N.W. Ohio’s Last Abortion Clinic Remain Open? Capital Care Network of Toledo v. State of Ohio Department of Health.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Capital Care Network of Toledo v. State of Ohio Department of Health … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Mother’s Right to Counsel at Permanent Custody Hearing. In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant).

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case, In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant), 2017-0433. At issue is the propriety of the trial … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: When Should the Statute of Limitations on Insurance Agent Negligence Claims Begin to Run? LGR Realty, Inc. v. Frank and London Insurance Agency.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of  LGR Realty, Inc., v. Frank and London Insurance Agency,  2016-1307. At issue in … Continue reading

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Blog Cases Awaiting Decision

As summer begins to wind down, these are the submitted cases on which the blog awaits merit decisions:

State of Ohio v. Raymond Morgan, 2015-0924, argued February 8, 2017.  At issue is whether a juvenile court committed reversible error … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Questioning Suspect in Front Seat of Police Cruiser Following Traffic Stop Does Not Automatically Require Miranda Warnings. Cleveland v. Oles.

“The trooper’s questioning of Oles in the front seat of the patrol car did not rise to the level of a custodial interrogation requiring Miranda warnings.”

Chief Justice O’Connor, from majority opinion

“Every police vehicle is now a police station … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Court Nixes Adoption; Finds Putative Father Did Not Willfully Abandon Birth Mother. In Re Adoption of P.L.H.

“This appeal charges us with the unenviable task of reaching a result that either overrides the adoption plan of a diligent birth mother and separates P.L.H. from the only home he has ever known or that terminates permanently C.W.’s fundamental … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: No Sentencing Break in Adult Court for Bound-Over Juvenile Offender. State v. Anderson.

On July 5, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in State v. Anderson Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-5656. Although the blog did not preview this case, it is a companion to the decision on the … Continue reading

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Court Remands Medical Malpractice Case Again. Cromer v. Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr. of Akron.

Update: Read what happened on the final remand of the case here.

Warning! This is a wonky post.

Case Background

This is a medical malpractice case that resulted in the death of five year old Seth Cromer.

In … Continue reading

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