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May 29, 2020

State v. Bell
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3104

State v. Myers
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3105

May 28, 2020

State ex rel. Feltner v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3080

State ex rel. E. Cleveland v. Dailey
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3079

State ex rel. Kendrick v. Parker
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3081

May 27, 2020

State v. Jones
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3051

Disciplinary Counsel v. Wilson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3050

Dixon v. Bowerman
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3049

May 26, 2020

Disciplinary Counsel v. Spicer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3020

State v. Gilbert
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3021

State v. Dornoff
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3022

State v. Johnson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3023

State v. Hagan
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3024

State v. Anderson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3025

May 21, 2020

State v. Buttery
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2998

Disciplinary Counsel v. Adelstein
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3000

Columbus Bar Assn. v. Bulson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3001

May 20, 2020

Disciplinary Counsel v. Tinch
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2991

May 19, 2020

State ex rel. Ullmann v. Klein
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2974

State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2973

May 14, 2020

State v. Harper
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2913

In re S.M.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2911

State ex rel. Haynie v. Rudduck
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2912

May 13, 2020

Youngstown City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. State
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2903

State ex rel. Harris v. Turner
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2901

Disciplinary Counsel v. George
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2902

May 12, 2020

State v. Keefer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2837

Toledo Bar Assn. v. Berling
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2838

May 7, 2020

Delphi Automotive Sys., L.L.C. v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2793

Disciplinary Counsel v. Atway
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-2794

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May 29, 2020

The Court dismissed State v. Myers as having been improvidently certified as a conflict and accepted. (Also 2019-0927.)

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May 28, 2020

In State ex rel. Davis v. LaRose, the Court denied the request by relator Angela  Davis to expedite the case.

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In State ex rel. Feltner v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, the Court denied a request by a Cuyahoga County man to declare the laws enabling the county board of revision to conduct foreclosure proceedings unconstitutional and to order the board to return the ownership of foreclosed property to him. 

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May 27, 2020

In Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Sparks, the Court ordered an immediate interim remedial suspension for William R. Sparks of Canton. 

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In In re R.B., the Court accepted a second supplemental filing under seal. 

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The Court did not accept State v. Kirk for review.

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In State v. Jones, the Court ruled that allowing a prosecutor to remove a juror after the prosecution waived its final juror challenge is an error, but does not violate a criminal defendant’s constitutional rights. If the error occurs and the defendant objects to it in the trial court, then the state must prove the error did not affect the outcome of the trial.

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May 26, 2020

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Reed, the Court directed Ryan Reed of Washington Court House to respond by noon, Wednesday, May 27 to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s proposal to place Reed on an immediate interim remedial suspension.

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In Disciplinary Counsel v. Spicer, the Court gave an Ohio man the maximum penalty – a $10,000 fine – for the unauthorized practice of law for charging a small business owner $2,100 for legal services, and taking another $1,000 from her.

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The Court accepted Scott v. Durrani for review.

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May 22, 2020

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Noel, the Court granted the request of Gerald Thomas Noel Jr. of Columbus to have his probation terminated.

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May 21, 2020

In State v. Buttery, the Court ruled that requiring a Hamilton County man to register as an adult sex offender for acts he committed while he was a juvenile does not violate his constitutional rights.

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May 20, 2020

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Tinch, the Court indefinitely suspended a Middletown attorney for ethical violations resulting from two criminal convictions and misusing client funds.

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May 19, 2020

In State ex rel. Armatas v. Hoffman, the Court gave the respondents, the judges of the Fifth District Court of Appeals, until 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, to respond to relator Steven A. Armatas’s motion to prevent the judges from unilaterally waiving oral arguments.

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