Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?

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

“If Jones was on the books when your client was arrested for this illegal activity, we wouldn’t be standing here,”—Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to defense counsel. “Knotts said it was ok to put a beeper on a vehicle, and that … 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

On September 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Lauren Jones, 2013-2023. The issue in the case is whether a single trash pull provides sufficient probable cause to … 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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What’s On Their Minds: Insurance Coverage for Employer Intentional Torts. O What a Tangled Web They’ve Woven! Duane Allen Hoyle v. DTJ Enterprises, Inc., et al.

On June 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Duane Allen Hoyle v. DTJ Enterprises, Inc., et al., 2013-1405. The issue in this case is insurance coverage for employer intentional torts.

Case … Continue reading

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What’s on their Minds? Sufficiency of Affidavit in Support of Warrant to Search Computer. State of Ohio v. Nicholas Castagnola.

On May 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of State of Ohio v. Nicholas Castagnola2013-0781.  At issue in this case is whether an affidavit which incorrectly asserted that the defendant stated he … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Unsealing a Judicial Record of Acquittal-Standing in Quicksand? State of Ohio v. Terrell Vanzandt

On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in State of Ohio v. Terrell Vanzandt, f.k.a. Terrell Asberry, 2013-1010. This case deals with the question of whether judicially sealed records of non-convictions may be unsealed … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Employer Intentional Torts and Equipment Safety Guards. Phillip E. Pixley v. Pro-Pak Industries, Inc., et al.

On May 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Phillip E. Pixley v. Pro-Pak Industries, Inc., et al., 2013-0797. This issues are whether the definition of equipment safety guard is limited to … Continue reading

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