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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: What Happened on Remand
On August 29, 2002, Christopher Anderson, was charged with murdering Amber Zurcher on June 3, 2002. His first trial resulted in a mistrial. His second trial resulted in a guilty verdict, which was overturned on appeal because of … Continue reading
What Happened on Remand: Court of Appeals Grants New Trial in Medical Malpractice Case. Cromer v. Children’s Hospital Med. Ctr. Of Akron.
There just must be something about this case. It was pending in the Supreme Court of Ohio for over a year before it was decided. When it was reversed and remanded, it was pending in the appeals court for over … Continue reading
What Happened on Remand: Pandering Charges Dismissed, Guilty Plea to One Count of Retaliation, Sentence of Time Served. State v. Castagnola
Date Case was remanded from Supreme Court of Ohio: April 28, 2015
Final Resolution of this case: September 30, 2016
David Maistros, law director and prosecutor of Twinsburg in Summit County, charged Nicholas Castagnola with selling alcohol to … Continue reading
What Happened on Remand: Cleveland Trial Judge Finally Decides Iran Doss Was Not Wrongfully Imprisoned. Doss v. State.
Update: On August 24, 2016, Doss filed a notice of appeal from Judge Villaneuva’s decision.
On New Year’s Eve 2004, 23-year-old J.P. came from Ravenna to celebrate with friends at a club in Cleveland. She consumed a … Continue reading
What Happened on Remand After Darius Clark’s Case Was Reversed and Remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In November of 2010, Darius Clark was convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment, felonious assault, and domestic violence in relation to his girlfriend’s two small children, A.T. and L.P. At issue in this saga, which ended up … Continue reading
On May 6, 2008, 72-year-old Ronald Anderson and his four year old grandson Javarre Tate were killed when Anderson’s minivan was struck broadside at an intersection by a fire engine on an emergency run in response to an … Continue reading
Update: On November 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined jurisdiction in both the appeal and cross appeal in this case.
Update: On July 26, 2016, Doss was found not to be a wrongfully-imprisoned person. Read more about that here.
In 2006, Iran Doss was convicted of kidnapping and rape from an incident that occurred on New Year’s Eve of … Continue reading
What Happened on Remand: A Big Argument Over Distribution of the Punitive Damages. Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P
Update: Read more about what happened on remand here.
In October of 2007, a building in the Village Green Apartments in Beachwood was destroyed by fire. The apartments were owned by Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., and … Continue reading
Two cases involving firefighters causing accidents during emergency runs have now been settled.
Anderson v. Massillon