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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Each September since 2003, she has given a presentation at the Ohio Judicial Conference analyzing the year’s most important cases from the Supreme Court of Ohio. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?
What’s On Their Minds: Liability of a School Bus Driver for Child Injured While Crossing the Street After the Bus Has Driven Away. Amber Sallee (A Minor) v. Stephanie Watts, et al.
“Assuring that the child crosses the roadway to the residence side is, in your view, the operation of a motor vehicle?” Justice O’Donnell to Amber Sallee’s counsel.
On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard argument in the … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Do Mandatory Sex Offender Classifications Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment? State of Ohio v. Travis Blankenship.
“What is wrong with affording a hearing instead of a cookie-cutter one size fits all? Allowing the defendant to come in and individualize it?” Justice Paul Pfeifer, to the prosecutor.
On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Right to a Public Hearing and Public Deliberations. Adam Stewart vs. Board of Education of Lockland School District.
On March 10, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Adam Stewart v. Board of Education of Lockland School District, 2014-0164. At issue in this case is whether a for-cause public employee can … Continue reading
What’s On Their Minds: Standing in Foreclosure Cases, Again. Note and Mortgage or Note or Mortgage at Time of Filing? SRMOF 2009-1 Trust v. Shari Lewis et al.
Update: on April 22, 2015, the court unanimously dismissed this case as improvidently certified.
“Aren’t there rights of a mortgage holder to enforce a foreclosure independent of the note? We don’t want to recognize some new field of law … Continue reading
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
“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
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
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.
Update: On April 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.
On January 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Continue reading
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
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