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  All open cases and cases closed in past 180 days.
Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2019-0158 State of Ohio v. Dewayne R. Fisher OPEN
(Held)
3/20/2019 Is there a statutory authority for the imposition of community-control sanctions for one felony offense to be served consecutive to, or following the completion of, a prison or jail term for another felony offense?
2019-0035 State of Ohio v. Bryan I. Williams OPEN
(Held)
3/6/2019 Whether a trial court may impose a term of residential or nonresidential community control sanctions on one felony count, to be served consecutively to a term of imprisonment imposed on another count.
2018-1831 State of Ohio v. Michael Smith OPEN 3/20/2019 Proposition of Law No. I: Evidence of prior acts pertaining to criminal charges which resulted in acquittal should be barred from admission in a subsequent criminal case. Accordingly, this Court should reject Dowling and its progeny and impose a per se bar upon the admission of acquittal evidence in any subsequent criminal case.
2018-1831 State of Ohio v. Michael Smith OPEN 3/20/2019 Proposition of Law No. II: The admission of irrelevant, highly prejudicial evidence of a 30-year-old acquittal for which the transcripts and complete record are unattainable contravenes the test articulated by this Court in State v. Williams, 134 Ohio St.3d 521, 2012-Ohio-5695, 983 N.E.2d 1278, requiring retrial.
2018-1814 State of Ohio v. Gerald Pendergrass OPEN 3/6/2019 Proposition of Law: The higher felony level of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor that is provided for in R.C. 2907.04(B)(4) applies only when an offender has been convicted of a qualifying offense before—not after—the newly indicted conduct.
2018-1778 State of Ohio v. Sharon D. Fips OPEN 3/20/2019 PROPOSITION OF LAW I : A new trial is the appropriate remedy when a reviewing court determines that a criminal conviction is not supported by the manifest weight of the evidence.
2018-1718 State of Ohio v. Kysean Cordell Lee OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 Whether the offenses of Possession of Heroin and Aggravated Possession of Drugs merge when the two substances are combined in the same container to create a compound drug not intended to be separated prior to use and the quantity of each individual drug is not distinguished.
2018-1711 State of Ohio v. Seth Mize OPEN
(Held)
2/20/2019 First Proposition of Law: The trial court erred by imposing a sentence not authorized by statute.
2018-1707 Sandra L. White v. Bureau of Workers' Compensation, et al. OPEN 2/20/2019 Proposition of Law No. 1: THE “COMING AND GOING” RULE DOES NOT APPLY IN OHIO WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIMS WHERE THE CLAIMANT IS NEITHER COMING TO OR GOING FROM THEIR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT, BUT ARE ON AN ADMITTED PERSONAL ERRAND OF THEIR OWN, AND THE APPROPRIATE REVIEW IS WHETHER OR NOT CLAIMANT'S INJURIES WERE RECEIVED IN THE COURSE OF AND ARISING OUT OF HER EMPLOYMENT WITH QUEST.
2018-1670 State of Ohio v. Melissa J. Weber OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 “WHETHER A TRIAL COURT MAY IMPOSE A TERM OF RESIDENTIAL OR NONRESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY CONTROL SANCTIONS ON ONE FELONY COUNT, TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY TO A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT ON ANOTHER COUNT."
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