Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?

What’s On Their Minds: Auto Repair Estimates: Using the Consumer Sales Practices Act Improperly to Regulate Insurers or Properly to Protect Consumers? Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc.

On February 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Jerry Dillon, et al. v. Farmers Insurance of Columbus, Inc., 2014-0451. At issue in this case is whether R.C. 1345.81 of the Consumer … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Sentencing a Juvenile Non-Homicide Offender. State of Ohio v. Brandon Moore.

“This was a sentence designed to keep the juvenile in custody for his natural life.  The question is, does Graham prohibit that under these circumstances?” Justice Judy Lanzinger.

On February 4, 2015 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: The Ohio Constitution and Remediless Statutory Violations. State v. Terrence Brown.

“So now we have a constitution that is not self-executing, and we have a statute which is not self-executing, and we’re the Supreme Court and everybody is throwing their hands in the air saying what’s to be done, and your … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Pleading Requirements in Foreclosure Cases. To Attach or to Allege, that is the Question. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et al.

On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brian T. Horn, et. al., 2013-1534. The issue in this case is whether Fed. Home Loan Mtge. … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Warrantless GPS Tracking Device, Revisited. State of Ohio v. Sudinia Johnson.

Update: On November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

“If Jones was on the books when your client was arrested for this illegal activity, we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Who Owns Charter School Property Bought with Public Dollars? Hope Academy Broadway Campus, et. al. v. White Hat Management, LLC, et. al.

“This case is bigger than just your client’s dispute with White Hat,” Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said to counsel for the Schools, later commenting it was all about following the money.

On September 23, 2014, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Is a Single Trash Pull Enough for a Search Warrant? State of Ohio v. Lauren Jones

Update: On February 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On September 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Are Mandatory Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court Unconstitutional? State v. Quarterman

Update: On September 23, 2014 the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On July 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds: Insurer’s Duty to Defend in a Case of Housing Discrimination. Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto Owners Insurance, et al.

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Steve Granger, et al. v. Auto-Owners Insurance, et al., 2013-1527. The issue on appeal is an insurer’s duty to defend in a housing … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Some Fundamentals of Venue in a Tort Case as Cover for More Battles over the Employer Intentional Tort. State of Ohio ex. rel. Donald Yeaples, et. al. v. Honorable Steven E. Gall et. al.

Update: On October 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading

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