Showing posts with label case announcements. Show all posts
Showing posts with label case announcements. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Supreme Court case announcements, 7/26/17

Four new accepted cases today. Interestingly, all four cases have noted dissents regarding whether to accept the case or which propositions of law to hear. Three of the four are from the Eighth District. (Update: and certified conflicts, too.)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Supreme Court case announcements, 5/17/17

Five new accepted cases today: one appeal by the Public Utilities Commission, one pro se criminal appeal, one parental rights case, one arbitration case, and one counseled crim pro case. The announcement is here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Supreme Court case announcements, 11/9/16

The Court announced that it has accepted one new jurisdictional appeal, has accepted one new certified conflict, and has granted one motion for reconsideration and accepted a jurisdictional appeal that was previously denied.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

No stay in criminal contempt case

In today's case announcements, the Court denied a motion to stay imposition of a five-day sentence for indirect criminal contempt. The contemnor, Crysta Pleatman, had raised due process and First Amendment defenses to the contempt charge, both of which were rejected by both the trial court and the First District.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court case announcements, 9/14/16

In addition to releasing four merits opinions and issuing various procedural orders, today the Court accepted discretionary appeals in three new cases, accepted the discretionary appeal and held for a pending decision in one new case, and accepted one new certified conflict case.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court case announcements, 8/29/16

Today the court announced the release of official versions of fifteen opinions, and one procedural ruling.

The procedural ruling is in State v. Ford, a death penalty appeal out of Summit County. The defendant had filed an unopposed motion to partially unseal the record. At issue are several dozen documents ordered sealed by the trial court, many of which (according to Ford's counsel) relate to competency issues. Ford's attorneys--who are based in Youngstown, Ohio, and Glorietta, New Mexico--did not seek full public access to the records. Rather, they sought permission for counsel of record or the Ohio Public Defender to access and make copies of the record. The Court denied the motion, but ordered that counsel of record or the Ohio Public Defender may view the sealed documents at the Clerk's office.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court case announcements, 8/26/16

The Court today announced procedural orders in four cases, including three disciplinary matters.

In one of the disciplinary matters, Columbus Bar Association v. Eric Lee Lafayette, the Court sua sponte took the somewhat unusual step of rejecting the agreed recommended sanction of a one-year suspension from the practice of law to be stayed on conditions, and remanded the matter to the Board of Professional Conduct for further proceedings, "including consideration of a more severe sanction." Lafayette has been accused of mishandling an immigration matter that resulted in the voluntary departure of his client, of forging a client's signature on bankruptcy documents, and failing to advise a client that he did not have malpractice insurance.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court case announcements, 8/24/16

Today the Court announced that it has issued merits opinions in two death penalty cases, issued two procedural orders, and dismissed one case as improvidently granted.