Tag Archives: Sanctions

Oral Argument Preview: Further Defining the Tort of Spoliation of Evidence. Kristin Elliott-Thomas v. David Kane Smith, et al.

On January 25, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in Kristen Elliott-Thomas v. David Kane Smith, et. al. 2017-0693. The issue in this case is whether the tort of spoliation of evidence includes claims of … Continue reading

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Merit Decision. Requiring the Least Severe Sanction for Discovery Violations Applies to the State As Well As to the Defense. State v. Darmond.

Update: Read here what happened to this case when it was remanded.

On March 21, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in State v. Darmond, 2013-Ohio-966. In a 6-1 decision written by Justice O’Neill, the Court … Continue reading

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What’s On Their Minds: Must A Trial Court Apply the Least Severe Sanction to State Discovery Violations? State v. Demetrius Darmond.

Update: On March 21, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

On January 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in State of Ohio v. Demetrius … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview. Must A Trial Court Apply the Least Severe Sanction to State Discovery Violations? State v. Demetrius Darmond.

Update: On March 21, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

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

On January 9, 2013, the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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