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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches 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’s On Their Minds?
What’s On Their Minds: Warrantless Inventory Search and Tow of a Legally Parked Car After the Arrest of an Occupant of the Car. State of Ohio v. Quayshaun Leak.
On September 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State v. Leak, 2014-1273. At issue is whether the arrest of the occupant of a legally parked car properly triggers a warrantless inventory … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: What is to be Retained in a Patient’s Medical Record and Who Decides? Gene’a Griffith, Executrix for the Estate of Howard E. Griffith, Deceased v. Aultman Hospital.
“Your not so subtle way of addressing this would be they (the Hospital) are hiding the ball?” Chief Justice O’Connor, to Plaintiff’s counsel.
On September 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Are Outside Salespeople Employees Subject to Ohio’s Minimum Wage Laws? John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al.
On September 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in John Haight et al. v. Cheap Escape Company et al., 2014-1241. At issue in this case is whether or not an outside salesperson is an employee … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Must Noncitizens be Warned of the Immigration Consequences of a Written Admission of Guilt Required by a Diversion Program? State of Ohio v. Issa Kona.
“The access to justice that we are concerned about, what is the problem with requiring the court when there is a noncitizen and there is a situation like this, for the court to say you could have immigration problems, have … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Liquidated Damages or Penalty in Public Construction Contract? Boone Coleman Construction Co., Inc. v. Village of Piketon, Ohio.
“Is this a big problem in the construction area? I don’t see a whole host of amici here coming to your side of the table. I’d say the construction industry, especially those that do business with the state—I’d expect them … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Does a Botched Execution Attempt Preclude a Second Try? State of Ohio v. Romell Broom.
“Are you arguing that the Constitution requires a quick and painless death in and of itself?” Justice Lanzinger, to defense counsel.
“What is the assurance [the state] is going to follow a revised protocol? When reading what occurred here start … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Father Tries to Take the Fifth in Domestic Violence Case Against Son. State of Ohio v. Jeffrey C. Arnold.
“Are you not troubled by the fact that the trial court, rather than explaining the parameters of the Fifth, merely said, you’ll either testify or you will be held in contempt. Don’t you think that falls a little short of … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Protected Health Information or Public Record? Board of Health of Cuyahoga County v. Lipson O’Shea Legal Group.
“So your position is get out of our lives? We don’t have to deal with you and we don’t have to disclose anything?” Justice Pfeifer to the lawyer for the Board of Health.
On May 19, 2015, the Supreme Court … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Are Oil and Gas Rights Marital or Separate Property In A Divorce? James P. Kuhn v. Kelly L. Kuhn n/k/a Cottle.
Update: On July 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed this case as improvidently accepted. Read more about that here.
What’s On Their Minds: Liability of a School Bus Driver for Child Injured While Crossing the Street After the Bus Has Driven Away. Amber Sallee (A Minor) v. Stephanie Watts, et al.
“Assuring that the child crosses the roadway to the residence side is, in your view, the operation of a motor vehicle?” Justice O’Donnell to Amber Sallee’s counsel.
On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard argument in the … Continue reading