Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?

What’s On Their Minds: Enforcing a Shotgun Marriage? Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Jacob Falfas.

On April 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Cedar Fair, L.P. v. Jacob Falfas, 2013-0890. The issue on appeal is whether an arbitration panel properly awarded specific performance of a personal … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Arrest Warrants Issued Without A Probable Cause Determination. State v. Hoffman

On April 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Brandon Lee Hoffman, 2013-0688. At issue in this case is whether the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule precludes evidence that … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Requiring Military-Service Related Disabilities in Mitigation when Sentencing Veterans. State v. Jeffrey Belew.

On March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State v.  Jeffery Belew, 2013-0711.  At issue in this case is whether the trial judge properly considered Belew’s service-related mitigating factors in sentencing.

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What’s on their Minds: Proper Use at Trial of Defendant’s Statements to Court-Appointed Psychologist During a Competency Exam. State v. Harris

On March 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Joseph Harris, 2013-414. The issue in this state’s appeal is whether a psychologist’s trial testimony about a defendant’s feigned mental … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Does the Punitive Damage Cap Apply to a Punitive Damage Award Arising from a Violation of the Landlord-Tenant Statute? Sivit v. Village Green of Beachwood.

On March 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in Carlos Sivit, et al., v. Village Green of Beachwood, L.P., et al, 2013-0586. At issue in this case is whether a landlord can be held liable for faulty … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Respondeat Superior Liability of a Real Estate Broker for the Intentional Misdeeds of an Associated Salesperson. Auer v. Paliath

On February 4, 2013 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Auer v. Paliath, 2013-0459.  At issue in this case is the scope of respondeat superior liability of a broker for the intentionally tortious … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Some Post Schwartzwald Foreclosure Standing Stuff. Bank of America v. Kuchta.

On January 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Bank of American, N.A. v. George M. Kuchta, et al., 2013-0304. At issue in this case is whether defendants can bring a lack of … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Political Subdivision Supervisor Liability for Employment Discrimination. Anita Hauser v. City of Dayton Police Department, et al.

On December 10, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Anita Hauser v. City of Dayton Police Department, et al., 2013-0291. The issue in this case is whether a political subdivision supervisor is … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Does a City Curfew on Cleveland’s Public Square Violate the First Amendment? Cleveland v. McCardle.

On November 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of City of Cleveland v. Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls, 13-0096. At issue in this case is whether the Cleveland Ordinance which establishes a … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Effect of Remote Cause Jury Instruction in Medical Malpractice Case. Theresa Hayward v. Summa Health System/Akron City Hospital, et. al.

On November 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in Theresa Hayward v. Summa Health System/Akron City Hospital, et. al., 2013-0021. The issue is whether the appellate court’s finding of reversible error with respect to a … Continue reading

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