Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?

What’s On Their Minds: Interpreting the Meaning of “Transacts Business” under R.C. 4117.13(D). Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority v. State Employment Relations Board et al.

“You don’t run busses in Franklin County. You don’t have bus stops, you don’t have parking lots, you don’t have any of the essentials to a bus service?” Chief Justice O’Connor to counsel for GDRTA.

“You are familiar with the … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Permissibility of Disparate Treatment for Capital Defendants in Postconviction Review of Applications for DNA Testing. State v. Noling.

“A non-capital defendant is afforded an appellate review that is not discretionary. The appellate court has to do that. In a capital case, they (capital defendants) get a bite at the apple of appellate review, at the supreme court, but … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Fleshing Out the Tort of Negligent Misidentification. Foley v. Univ. of Dayton.

“So they (Petitioners) purposefully identified these people-they didn’t negligently identify them.” Chief Justice O’Connor, to counsel for Petitioners.

On July 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Foley v. Univ. of Dayton, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Is an Officer’s Bodycam Footage a Public Record? State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters.

On June 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State ex rel. Cincinnati Enquirer v. Deters. At issue in this original action in mandamus is whether a prosecutor’s office must release police … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: How Many Times Can A Criminal Defendant Be Re-Tried? State of Ohio v. Christopher L. Anderson

How much is too much? Is there ever such a thing? … At what point does a court have to say, stop, enough is enough?” Justice Pfeifer, to the prosecutor.

On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading

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The Three Minute Oral Argument in State of Ohio v. Dominic Jackson.

On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio was to hear oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Dominic Jackson, 2015-1137. At issue in the case is whether a defendant has a right to allocution … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Is an Order Compelling Production of Allegedly Privileged Information a Final Appealable Order? Darlene Burnham v. Cleveland Clinic, et al.

“We have an incident report on the date, time, location and the witnesses who observed an alleged slip and fall. What’s privileged about that… How would we prevent all discovery from getting locked up in a ‘privileged’ category?” Justice O’Donnell, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Constitutionality of the Mandatory Juvenile Transfer Statutes. State of Ohio v. Matthew Aalim

“Even though as you said the legislature sets the rules, the court can say your rules are too extreme. And we can do that here.” Chief Justice O’Connor, to the Chief Deputy Solicitor.

“Don’t states have the right to determine … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Does R.C. 2307.60 Independently Authorize a Civil Action for Criminal Acts? Jessica Jacobson v. Ellen Kaforey et al.

“Would you say that any criminal act gives rise to civil recovery?” Chief Justice O’Connor, to plaintiff’s counsel.

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Jessica Jacobson v. Ellen Kaforey … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds? The Application of the Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose to Vested Claims. David Antoon et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation et al.

On April 5, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of David Antoon et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation et al., 2015-0467. At issue in the case is whether the statute of repose for … Continue reading

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