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January 23, 2020

Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Watkins Global Network, L.L.C.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-169
Summary

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Christensen and Kluesener
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-167

January 22, 2020

In re Application of Ohio Power Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-143
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Amaddio and Wargo
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-141
Summary

Warren Cty. Bar Assn. v. Brenner
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-142

January 21, 2020

Dayton Bar Assn. v. Sullivan
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-124
Summary

Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Yavorcik
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-123
Summary

January 16, 2020

Kisling, Nestico & Redick, L.L.C. v. Progressive Max Ins. Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-82
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Bruce
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-85

January 15, 2020

State ex rel. New Wen, Inc. v. Marchbanks
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-63
Summary

State v. Thomas
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-64

January 14, 2020

Smith v. May
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-61

January 9, 2020

State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-40

December 24, 2019

Toledo Bar Assn v. Bishop
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5288
Summary

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Striff
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5285
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cheselka
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5286
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Walden
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5287
Summary

December 19, 2019

State v. Straley
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5206
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Mitchell
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5218

Disciplinary Counsel v. Peters
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5219

December 18, 2019

Anderson v. WBNS-TV, Inc.
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5196
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Scott
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5194

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Mariotti
Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-5191

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January 23, 2020

In Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Watkins Global Network, L.L.C., the Court clarified there is no blanket rule that deems a nonlawyer who negotiates the settlement of a debt on behalf of another as engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. Those who are “rendering legal services” as part of the negotiation, however, are in violation.

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January 22, 2020

The Court referred State ex rel. Brack v. Budish to mediation.

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The Court did not accept State v. Sharier, with Justice Michael P. Donnelly dissenting with a written opinion.

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In In re Application of Ohio Power Co., the Court again denied a challenge to an Ohio Power Company’s plan to charge customers more or give discounts for its use of power plants constructed in the 1950s to supply electricity to federal uranium enrichment facilities near Portsmouth.

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January 21, 2020

In State ex rel. Dunn v. Plain Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court agreed to an expedited case schedule, which begins with the respondent Plain Local School District Board of Education filing an answer to the complaint of the residents of the school district by Thursday, Jan. 23.

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In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Yavorcik, the Court suspended attorney Martin E. Yavorcik for the second time, but will allow the Youngstown attorney to continue practicing law if he abides by conditions imposed on him.

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The Court granted motions for leave to file delayed appeals in four cases: State v. Whitaker, State v. Taylor, State v. Cook, and State v. Williams.

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January 17, 2020

The Court agreed to dismiss Smith v. Euclid at the request of the parties who reported reaching a settlement.

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January 16, 2020

In Kisling, Nestico & Redick, L.L.C. v. Progressive Max Ins., the Court ruled an insurer that settles a personal-injury claim with a victim who discharged his lawyers before a lawsuit is filed has no obligation to distribute a portion of the settlement to the lawyers for their prior work. Instead, the law firm must take legal action against its former client to get paid.

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January 15, 2020

In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bare, the Court remanded the disciplinary matter of Addison T. Bare to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings and stated the interim default suspension imposed in May 2019 shall remain in place while the matter is pending. 

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In State ex rel. New Wen, Inc. v. Marchbanks, the Court ruled the owner of a Wendy’s restaurant near a state highway intersection that was removed is entitled to compensation for the impact the business suffered from being cut off.

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