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August 7, 2020

State ex rel. Bobovnyik v. Mahoning Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-4003

August 6, 2020

Disciplinary Counsel v. Reinheimer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3941

McDougald v. Bowerman
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3942

August 5, 2020

State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3927

August 4, 2020

State v. Dunson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3871

State v. Holder
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3875

State v. Sibrian
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3876

July 30, 2020

State v. Hudson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3849

July 29, 2020

Buddenberg v. Weisdack
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3832

July 28, 2020

State ex rel. Hedenberg v. N. Cent. Corr. Complex
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3815

July 23, 2020

State v. Bozso
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3779

Jones v. Cleveland Clinic Found.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3780

State v. Young
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3781

State v. Shazier
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3782

July 22, 2020

State v. Hundley
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3775

State ex rel. Lemaster v. Meigs Cty. Court of Common Pleas
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3776

State ex rel. Penland v. Dinkelacker
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3774

July 21, 2020

State v. Madison
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3735

State v. Lozada
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3756

State v. Smith
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3747

July 16, 2020

McAdams v. Mercedes-Benz, USA, L.L.C.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3702

Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bailey and Bailey
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3701

State ex rel. Ware v. Giavasis
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3700

July 15, 2020

State v. Nelson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3690

State v. McClurg
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3696

State v. Diehl
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3695

July 14, 2020

State ex rel. Stuart v. Greene
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3685

State ex rel. McDougald v. Greene
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3686

July 2, 2020

State v. Taylor
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3514

McIntyre v. Hooks
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3529

State ex rel. Neguse v. McIntosh
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3533

July 1, 2020

State ex rel. O’Diam v. Greene Cty. Bd. of Commrs.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3503

State ex rel. Martin v. Tuscarawas Cty. Job & Family Servs.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3507

June 30, 2020

Pivonka v. Corcoran
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3476

State v. Willingham
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3475

June 25, 2020

State ex rel. Xenia v. Greene Cty. Bd. of Commrs.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3423

State ex rel. Frank v. Ohio State Univ.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3422

June 24, 2020

State ex rel. Magsig v. Toledo
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3416

June 18, 2020

State v. McFarland
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3343

Torres Friedenberg v. Friedenberg
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3345

Disciplinary Counsel v. Connors
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3339

In re Application of Phares
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3346

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August 7, 2020

In State ex rel. Douglas Bobovnyik v. Mahoning County Board of Elections, the Court denied a request to require the Mahoning County Board of Elections certify Douglas Bobovnyik as an independent candidate for Mahoning County Sheriff on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

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In Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Jones, the Court denied James S. Jones’ request to terminate probation.

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August 6, 2020

In State of Ohio ex rel. Michele Nicole Frenchko v. Trumbull County Board of Elections, the Court stayed an Aug. 7 hearing by the Trumbull County Board of Elections and ordered the board to respond to the complaint.

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The Court reinstated the briefing schedule for In re Application of Duke Energy, Ohio, Inc., ordering appellant organizations opposing Duke Energy’s Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project to file a brief within 20 days.

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August 5, 2020

In Habibi v. Univ. of Toledo, the Court declined appellant Hassan Habibi’s request to vacate the judgment of the Ohio Court of Claims.

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The Court declined to review State v. McFeeture.

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The Court accepted State v. Bryant for review.

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August 4, 2020

The Court decided three cases based on a July 2 decision that a trial court does not have to consider a convicted criminal defendant’s present or future ability to pay court costs when considering the defendant’s request to have the costs waived, suspended, or modified.

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The Court accepted Gabbard v. Madison Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. for review.

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July 30, 2020

In In re Four Members of the Toledo City Council, the chief justice appointed a special commission of three retired judges to consider the suspension from public office of four Toledo City Council members charged with felony crimes.

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July 29, 2020

In Buddenberg v. Weisdack,  the Court ruled Ohio law allows a person to pursue a civil lawsuit based on injuries caused by a criminal act without having to show the crime resulted in a conviction.

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July 28, 2020

The Court granted the Ohio Public Defender’s Office the right to participate in the oral argument of State v. Simpson on Aug. 18.

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The Court dismissed In re Petition to Amend Rule I of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

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In State v. Goff, the Court stayed the scheduled Sept. 16, 2020 execution of James R. Goff until the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.

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July 27, 2020

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Smith and Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Aten, the Court indefinitely suspended Deborah A. Smith of Akron and Michael B. Aten Jr. of Cleveland Heights from the practice of law for failing to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

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July 24, 2020

In Columbus Bar Assn. v. Worthington, the Court suspended Dean P. Worthington of Hilliard from the practice of law for an interim period for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

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July 23, 2020

The Court ordered oral argument for In re Judicial Campaign Complaint Against Falter.

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In Jones v. Cleveland Clinic Found., the Court held that a new trial was not warranted in a case where, following a jury trial, a juror wrote a letter claiming that she had agreed to a Friday-evening verdict to avoid having to return for jury deliberations the following week. 

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July 22, 2020

In State v. Knuff, the Court granted appellant Thomas E. Knuff Jr.’s request for an extension of time to complete and recreate the case record.

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The Court dismissed State ex rel. Little v. Brown.

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In McDougald v. Greene, the Court purged the contempt of court order of Southern Ohio Correctional Facility administrator Larry Greene, and granted relator Jerone McDougald’s $1,000 plus court costs.

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In State v. Hundley, the Court affirmed the conviction and death sentence of a Youngstown man who murdered a disabled woman.

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July 21, 2020

In State v. Madison, the Court affirmed the conviction and death sentences of an East Cleveland man who killed three women over the course of nine months and disposed of their bodies in garbage bags near his apartment.

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The Court accepted McClellan v. McGary for review and held the case pending the decision in the recently argued West v. Bode case.

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