Category Archives: What’s On Their Minds?

What’s On Their Minds: Satisfying the Clarity Element of a Wrongful Termination Claim. McGowan v. Medpace.

“I don’t understand how this is anything other than a termination for supporting public policy in Ohio.”

Justice O’Neill, to counsel for Medpace

On February 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of McGowan … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Does a Juvenile Need to Show Prejudice When the Court Fails to Appoint a Guardian Ad Litem? State of Ohio v. Raymond Morgan.

“But what I am troubled with is at certain stages of these proceedings, there was a breakdown between the lawyer and the child. And if that’s not a red flag for a judge to look at a GAL, I don’t … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Arbitrator’s Powers in Police Disciplinary Action. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay.

“Isn’t the issue whether the arbitrator was bound by the matrix…?”                                            Justice French

On February 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Ass’n, et al. v. City of Findlay, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: What Constitutes Proper Presentment of a Claim Against a Decedent’s Estate? James A. Wilson v. William Lawrence, Executor, et al.

“So our issue really is, is substantial compliance or strict compliance necessary here?” Chief Justice O’Connor

On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of James A. Wilson v. William Lawrence, Executor, … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Validity of Permanent Surrender Agreement in Adoption Case. In re: (C.C.S.), (C.L.S.) v. Adoption by Gentle Care.

Update: On October 27, 2016, by a vote of 4-3, this case was dismissed as improvidently accepted. Voting to dismiss were Chief justice O’Connor, and Justices O’Donnell, Lanzinger and O’Neill. Justices Pfeifer, Kennedy, and French dissented. 

“I’m just looking … Continue reading

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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.

Update: On November 2, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed the case as improvidently allowed.

“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 … 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.

Update: On December 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

“A non-capital defendant is afforded an appellate review that is not discretionary. The appellate court has to … Continue reading

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

Update: On November 3 2016, the court handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

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

On July … 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

Update: On September 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

How much is too much? Is there ever such a thing? … At what point does a … Continue reading

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