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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: Student Scholarship
Student Scholarship: Unintended Effects and Inadequate Consumer Benefit: Analyzing Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald.
In Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Schwartzwald, 2012-Ohio-5017. a case in which the mortgage company did not own the note or mortgage at the time suit was filed, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a plaintiff’s standing must be determined at … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Again. Note and Mortgage or Note or Mortgage at Time of Filing? SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al.
Update: on April 22, 2015, the court unanimously dismissed this case as improvidently certified.
“Aren’t there rights of a mortgage holder to enforce a foreclosure independent of the note? We don’t want to recognize some new field of law … Continue reading
Student Scholarship. A Critique of the Ohio Supreme Court Decision Interpreting Ohio’s Corporate Advancement Statute in Miller v. Miller.
As previously posted, on July 3, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in Miller v. Miller, 2012-Ohio-2928. At issue in this case was the interpretation of Ohio’s corporate advancement statute, R.C. 1701. 13 … 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
Guest Post: Which branch calls the shots on sealing criminal records? State v. Radcliff and the rapidly evolving world of record sealing.
This guest post summarizes the spate of cases and statutes on judicial record sealing. It is written by Priya Walia and Stephen JohnsonGrove.
Priya Walia is a rising 2L at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is interning this … Continue reading
What’s on their Minds? Sufficiency of Affidavit in Support of Warrant to Search Computer. State of Ohio v. Nicholas Castagnola.
Update: On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.
On May 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Probable Cause Determination. State v. Hoffman
Update: On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.
On April 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of … Continue reading
Update: on March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case. read the analysis here.
In recognition of the importance of the blogosphere, the University of Cincinnati Law Review now also has a blog. Here’s a statement from the Review:
“The University of Cincinnati Law Review Blog was founded in 2013 in recognition of the … Continue reading
What’s on Their Minds: Filing Suit Under a Pseudonym in a Sex Abuse Case. John Doe v. Brandon Bruner.
Update: On March 19, 2013 this appeal was dismissed as improvidently accepted. For more on this decision, read 2L Ryan Shiverdecker’s law review blog post, Ducking Duties: Pseudonymous Plaintiffs and the Supreme Court of Ohio.
On February 27, 2013, the … Continue reading