Tag Archives: Immunity

Merit Decision: No Police Liability for Injuries to Innocent Bystander During High Speed Chase of Fleeing Felon. Argabrite v. Neer.

“Ohio courts lack the authority to confer immunity based on a different standard than the General Assembly has implemented.”

Justice French, Majority opinion.

“Today’s majority ruling will have a chilling effect on policing and will aid criminals in their fight … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Police Officer Liability in Hot Pursuit Accidents. Pamela Argabrite v. Jim Neer et al.

Update: On December 27, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

“Aren’t you really asking this court to adopt an “extreme and outrageous” proximate cause standard which would … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Police Officer Liability in Hot Pursuit Accidents. Pamela Argabrite v. Jim Neer et al.

Update: On December 27, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case. Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument in this case here.

On February 9, 2016, the … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Recreational User Immunity for Injury from Flying Rock? Combs v. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks & Recreation.

Update: On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of this argument here.

On November 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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What Happened on Remand: Smith v. Landfair: The Finale. No Compensation for Being Kicked in the Head by a Horse.

Case Background

In 2007, Donald Landfair, then 78 years old (which means he is now 85 or 86—justice does move slowly!) boarded two of his horses, including Green Acre Annie (“Annie”) at Rochel Smith’s father’s stables. Rochel Smith was barn … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Another Win for Immunity, This Time for an OSU Doctor. Ries v. Ohio State Univ. Med. Ctr.

On October 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in Ries v. Ohio State Univ. Med. Ctr., 2013-Ohio-4545.  In a 5-2 decision written by Justice O’Donnell, the Court held that a doctor who works … Continue reading

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