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3/17/21 | In re Temporary Waiver of Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A) to Allow Attorneys to Receive Continuing-Legal-Education ("CLE") Credit for Undergoing Training and Serving as Precinct Election Officials Related to Primary Election Day 2021 (Tuesday, May 4)
In light of the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the applicable Gov.Bar R. X rules and regulations, specifically including Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A), shall be waived solely for purposes of each of Ohio’s board of elections’ PEO training and the attorney requesting credit working for his or her county board of elections as a PEO on Primary Election Day, May 4, 2021.
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3/3/21 | In re Administration of Remote July 27 and 28, 2021 Ohio Bar Examination
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and for vital safety, logistical, and planning considerations concerning the administration of the exam, a remote exam shall be administered on July 27 and 28, 2021 (“July”) using the uniform bar exam questions prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”), which shall satisfy the exam requirement of Gov.Bar R. I(5).
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April 8, 2021

State ex rel. Armatas v. Plain Twp. Bd. of Trustees
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1176
Summary

State ex rel. U.S. Tubular Prods., Inc. v. Indus. Comm.
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1174

April 7, 2021

Disciplinary Counsel v. Polizzi
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1136
Summary

State ex rel. Sands v. Culotta
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1137

April 6, 2021

State ex rel. Bechtel v. Cornachio
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1121

State ex rel. Nyamusevya v. Hawkins
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1122

April 5, 2021

State ex rel. Lorain Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1144

March 30, 2021

State ex rel. Cincinnati Action for Hous. Now v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-1038

March 18, 2021

State ex rel. Miller v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-831

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lindon
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-804
Summary

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Lewis
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-805
Summary

State ex rel. Hunley v. Wainwright
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-803

Lorain Cty. Bar Assn. v. Vagotis
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-806

March 17, 2021

State ex rel. Walker v. LaRose
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-825

In re Application of Hale
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-772
Summary

In re Application of Brumbaugh
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-780
Summary

In re Application of Componovo
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-773
Summary

In re Application of Morris
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-779
Summary

Disciplinary Counsel v. Burchinal
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-774
Summary

March 16, 2021

Erickson v. Morrison
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-746
Summary

Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Kelley
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-770

State ex rel. Sanchez v. Wainwright
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-747

State ex rel. Sands v. Kelly
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-769

March 11, 2021

Farley v. Wainwright
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-670

State ex rel. Sands v. Coulson
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-671

State ex rel. Thomas v. Nestor
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-672

State ex rel. Fire Rock, Ltd. v. Ohio Dept. of Commerce
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-673
Summary

March 10, 2021

Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Hennessey
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-667
Summary

State ex rel. McDougald v. Sehlmeyer
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-666

State ex rel. Tarrier v. Pub. Emps. Retirement Bd.
Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-649

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April 9, 2021

The Court dismissed State v. Anglen.

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April 8, 2021

In State v. Martin, the Court stayed the scheduled May 26, 2021, execution date of appellant David Martin until the exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings.

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April 7, 2021

In Disciplinary Counsel v. Polizzi, the Court disbarred a former Lake County school teacher-turned-lawyer who is serving almost 30 years in prison for criminal convictions based on coercing two of his teenage high school students to have sexual contact with him.

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April 6, 2021

The parties in State ex rel. Cleveland Jewish Publication Co., Inc. v. Calta informed the Court they reached a settlement and the Court gave them 60 days to dismiss the case or file a notice of failure of settlement.

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April 5, 2021

In State ex rel. Lorain Cty. Democratic Party Executive Commt. v. LaRose, the Court denied a request by the Lorain County Democratic Party Executive Committee to compel Secretary of State Frank LaRose to appoint Sharon Sweda to the Lorain County Board of Elections.

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In State ex rel. Ellison v. Black, the Court granted a writ of habeas corpus to Timmey Ellison and set a briefing schedule for further proceedings.

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The Court published official versions of 25 opinions that were previously released as slip opinions.

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April 2, 2021

In In re Resignation of Koogler, the Court found Lee D. Koogler of Hillsboro in contempt for failure to comply with disciplinary proceedings.

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April 1, 2021

The Court dismissed State ex rel. Morris v. Uhrichsville at the request of the parties who reached a settlement in the matter.

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March 30, 2021

In State ex rel. Cincinnati Action for Hous. Now v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court directed the Hamilton County Board of Elections to prepare and certify new ballot language for the May 4 primary election regarding a proposed amendment to the Cincinnati City Charter establishing an Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

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In State v. Nicholas, the Court appointed the Ohio Public Defender to represent appellant Donovan Nicholas.

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The Court accepted Davis v. Nathaniel for review.

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March 29, 2021

The Court dismissed State ex rel. Prather v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, finding relator Kelli Prather failed to comply with the Court’s procedural rules.

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In State ex rel. Prather v. Hamilton Cty. Bd. of Elections, the Court refused to accept relator Kelli Prather’s reply brief because it was submitted after the deadline set in the briefing schedule.

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In Erie-Huron Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bailey, the Court reinstated Kenneth Ronald Bailey of Sandusky to the practice of law in Ohio.

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