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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Practice Emerita at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she taught torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Professor Bettman is a frequent presenter on Supreme Court of Ohio cases at Continuing Legal and Judicial Education seminars and conferences including the Ohio Judicial Conference. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.
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Yesterday’s oral arguments—June 21, 2017—were the last set of oral arguments posted on the Court’s Oral Argument Calendar. In recent years, the Court has not been hearing oral arguments during the summer, usually until the end of August. Presumably, merit … Continue reading
It may be a legal holiday today, January 2, 2017, but the website for the Supreme Court of Ohio already has Justices Patrick F. Fischer (whose term started yesterday, January 1) and R. Patrick DeWine (whose term started … Continue reading
I don’t know why we all love lists, but we seem to, especially at year’s end. So here’s the list of the top ten most visited blog posts in 2016:
For the third year in a row, number one is … Continue reading
Court Improv’s Jurisdictional Question in Unfair Labor Practice Appeal. Greater Dayton Regional Transit Auth. v. State Emp. Relations Bd.
On November 2, 2016, by a vote of 5-2, the Supreme Court of Ohio dismissed as improvidently accepted Greater Dayton Regional Transit Auth. v. State Emp. Relations Bd., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-7559. Chief Justice O’Connor and Justices Lanzinger, Pfeifer, … Continue reading
Douglas Prade, a former Akron Police Captain, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the alleged murder of his ex-wife, Dr. Margo Prade, who was shot and killed in her van outside of work in 1997.
Prade was … Continue reading
On March 25, 2016, I erroneously posted that the case of A.S. (a Minor) v. Stephanie Watts, et al, 2014-0727 had been pending for over one year, when in fact it had been dismissed as improvidently accepted on April 23, … Continue reading
Update: On December 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.
Whenever a case we’ve blogged about has been pending for a year without a decision, we note … Continue reading
Here is my annual top ten list. These are the ten most read blog posts for 2015, in order. Foreclosure issues continue to dominate, grabbing first, fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth most viewed slots.
For the second year in a … Continue reading
On September 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Gene’a Griffith, Executrix for the Estate of Howard E. Griffith, Deceased v. Aultman Hospital. At issue in this case is whether records not … Continue reading