Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?

What’s On Their Minds: What Does It Mean to “Willfully Abandon” a Mother During Her Pregnancy? In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H.

Update: On July 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“Are you asking this court, therefore, to give the mother’s vote in this family matter more … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Is Section of Felonious Assault Statute Compelling Disclosure of HIV Status Unconstitutional? State of Ohio v. Orlando Batista.

“But presumably there is a partner here who was uninformed and deprived of the right to make that decision. Is that not sufficient consideration for the state under the rational basis test to impose this type of a statute?”

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What’s On Their Minds: Do Activities of Licensees Affect the Exclusivity of Adverse Possession? Don Koprivec et al. v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County.

On May 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Don Koprivec et al. v. Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County, 2016-0704. This case was accepted on jurisdictional appeal and cross-appeal. At issue on appeal … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Proper Joinder for Respondeat Superior Liability in Medical Claim. Anthony Rush and Tammy Rush v. University of Cincinnati Physicians, Inc., and Thomas John Kunkel, M.D., and West Chester Medical Center et al.

Update: On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed this case as improvidently accepted.  Read more about that here.

“I’m asking you for a theory, why is UC Physicians, the employer of all the doctors in … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Does Ohio’s Dram Shop Act Preclude All Traditional Common-Law Negligence Claims Against a Liquor Permit-Holder? Nichole Johnson v. Mary E. Montgomery et al.

“I’m a former bartender from Athens. So let me just suggest to you that if the alcohol comes off the shelf and goes into the glass, and goes into the mouth of the dancer, and the money goes into my … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Validity of the Search of an Arrestee’s Purse. State of Ohio v. Jamie Banks-Harvey.

“Our concern isn’t the overriding purpose of the policy, our concern is the overriding purpose of the Constitution…”

Justice French

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Can a Doctor’s Admission of Fault During An Apology Be Used in Court? Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Michelle Stewart, Deceased v. Rodney E. Vivian, M.D., et al.

“Where is the apology?”

Justice O’Neill

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Dennis Stewart, Individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Michelle Stewart, Deceased v. Rodney E. Vivian, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Is Questioning in the Front Seat of a Police Cruiser a Custodial Interrogation? City of Cleveland v. Benjamin Oles.

Update: On July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“So, he’s not free to leave. Why is he (Oles) not in custody at that point?”

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What’s On Their Minds: Is the Exclusionary Rule a Proper Remedy for the Violation of Ohio’s Knock-and-Announce Rule? State of Ohio v. Sherri Bembry and Harsimran Singh.

“Going forward, how do we ensure that we don’t have a successive violation of the knock and announce rule if in fact we say, well, yeah, there was a violation, but it doesn’t really make any difference. There will never … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Constitutionality of Searches by Public School Employees. State of Ohio v. Joshua Polk.

Update: On May 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“This was a backpack sitting on an empty school bus.  In this day, that’s concerning. I can’t help … Continue reading

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