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September 25, 2020

Mohamed v. Eckelberry
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4585

September 24, 2020

State v. Froman
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4523

State ex rel. Citizens for Community Values, Inc. v. DeWine
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4547

Carter v. May
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4522

September 23, 2020

State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, L.L.C. v. Mertz
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4509

Dailey v. Wainwright
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4519

State ex rel. Herring v. Wainwright
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4521

September 22, 2020

State v. Smith
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4441

State v. Hartman
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4440

September 17, 2020

In re Complaint of Direct Energy Business, L.L.C. v. Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4429

McDougald v. Sehlmeyer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4428

September 16, 2020

Put-in Bay v. Mathys
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4421

State ex rel. Omni Manor, Inc. v. Indus. Comm.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4422

September 15, 2020

Crown Servs., Inc. v. Miami Valley Paper Tube Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4409

State ex rel. Fraley v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4410

September 11, 2020

State ex rel. Syx v. Stow City Council
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4393

State ex rel. Merritt v. Indus. Comm.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4379

September 10, 2020

State ex rel. West v. LaRose
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4380

September 3, 2020

State ex rel. Figueroa v. Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Real Estate & Professional Licensing
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4275

State ex rel. Hill v. Navarre
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4274

September 2, 2020

State ex rel. Luonuansuu v. King
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4286

McDougald v. Greene
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4268

State ex rel. Bonnlander v. Hamon
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4269

September 1, 2020

State v. Reed
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4255

August 28, 2020

State ex rel. Frenchko v. Trumbull Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4253

August 27, 2020

Disciplinary Counsel v. Cramer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4195

August 26, 2020

State ex rel. Nauth v. Dirham
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4208

Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, L.L.C.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4193

August 25, 2020

State ex rel. Drouhard v. Morrow Cty. Bd. of Commrs.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4160

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September 25, 2020

In Mohamed v. Eckelberry, the Court reduced petitioner Hassan Mohamed’s bail bond to $200,000, secured by the deposit of 10 percent of the amount of the bond in cash, a surety bond, or property as allowed by law.  The Court also placed other conditions on Mohamed if he is released on bond.

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The Court agreed to set an expedited briefing schedule for Meyer v. Warren Cty. Bd. of Elections.

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In Butler Cty. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Blauvelt, the Court suspended Scott Blauvelt of Hamilton from the practice of law for an interim period.

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In State v. Hair, the Court gave appellee State of Ohio 30 days to file a memorandum in response to jurisdiction after the state reported not receiving the initial filing of appellant Christopher Hair’s memorandum in support of jurisdiction.

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September 24, 2020

In State v. Froman, the Court affirmed the death penalty for a Kentucky man who kidnapped and killed his ex-girlfriend on Interstate 75 in Ohio after murdering her 17-year-old son in her Mayfield, Kentucky, home.

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September 23, 2020

The Court referred State ex rel. Cleveland Jewish Publication Co., Inc. v. Calta to mediation.

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In State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, L.L.C. v. Mertz, the Court ruled an Ohio appeals court must further examine whether the state’s suspension of operations of a saltwater-injection well suspected of causing earthquakes in Trumbull County constitutes a taking of the well-owner’s property.

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September 22, 2020

In State v. Hartman and State v. Smith, the Court clarified the standards under which a prosecutor may introduce evidence of a defendant's prior bad acts in a trial for a new crime.  

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September 21, 2020

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Wiggins and Trumbull Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lutseck, the Court suspended Brian M. Wiggins of Xenia and John P. Lutseck of Vienna, Ohio, for an interim period for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

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September 18, 2020

In Butler Cty. Bar Assn. Certified Grievance Commt. v. Blauvelt, the Court gave respondent Scott Blauvelt until Sept. 21 to respond to the Butler County Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee’s request that he be placed on immediate interim remedial suspension.

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The Court referred Cincinnati Fed. S. & L. v. McClain to mediation.

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September 17, 2020

The Court declined to reconsider State ex rel. Nauth v. Dirham, which denied a request to direct the Medina County Board of Elections to place a referendum of a Medina city council anti-discrimination ordinance on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

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In In re Complaint of Direct Energy Business, L.L.C. v. Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., the Court ruled because Duke Energy was not acting as a “public utility” when managing the meter of an electric supplier to a large southwestern Ohio industrial customer, state regulators lacked jurisdiction to find Duke provided inadequate service when meter data was miscalculated.

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September 16, 2020

The Court declined a request to reconsider State ex rel. Luonuansuu v. King.

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In Put-in Bay v. Mathys, the Court ruled the island village of Put-in-Bay’s fee on rental vehicles ranging from bicycles to trolleys does not violate the Ohio Constitution, and businesses that offer vehicle rentals must pay the city fee.

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