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Burke v. Excalibur Exploration 2016-A-0041CIVIL- summary judgment; complaint seeking cancellation of oil-and-gas lease; unitization; ejusdem generis; embracing only things of a similar character; paragraph addressing unitization only envelops the unitized area; lease expired as to other areas for failure of use; no notice prior to filing; lease's expiration negated any arguable duty to provide notice.RiceAshtabula 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-999
Jackson v. Moissis 2016-G-0080CIVIL - motion to quiet title; real property; potential cloud on title; dower; join party; foreclosure action; dower interest is dependent upon owner-spouse's interest in property; first in time; wife's dower cannot be extended beyond husband's seisin; wife had no inchoate dower interest; trial court did not err.RiceGeauga 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1000
State v. Thompson 2016-L-036, 2016-L-037CRIMINAL LAW - sentencing; consecutive; original sentence; nine months; outburst; on record; judge increased terms; within authority; not final; additional findings; no misapplication of sentencing factors; not contrary to law.RiceLake 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1001
State v. Williams 2016-L-050CRIMINAL LAW - felony sentencing; nine-years imprisonment; triple fines for engaging in a corrupt activity; restitution; sentence supported by record; not contrary to law; restitution supported by record; fine authorized by statute.RiceLake 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1002
Arotin v. Nickels 2016-L-097CIV.R. 53 - where appeal involved factual challenges to magistrate's decision and appellants failed to file transcript of the hearing before magistrate, their arguments were waived; there is no clear error of law or other defect on face of magistrate's decision.RiceLake 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1003
State v. Armstead-Williams 2016-P-0007JUVENILE - pursuant to State v. Aalim, Ohio's mandatory-transfer statutes violate juveniles' right to due process, while discretionary-transfer statues do not; we thus reverse trial court's judgment and remand to juvenile court for amenability hearing; since we hold mandatory-transfer statutes are unconstitutional on due -process grounds, appellant's equal protection argument is denied as moot.RicePortage 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1004
State v. Asbury 2016-T-0052CRIMINAL LAW - felonious assault; attempted murder; manifest weight of the evidence; strangulation; unconscious; stabbings; merger; no error; crimes of dissimilar import; committed separately; separate animus.RiceTrumbull 3/20/2017 3/20/2017 2017-Ohio-1005
State v. Johnson 2016-L-064CRIMINAL LAW - SPEEDY TRIAL - right to speedy trial is not self-executing, but must be timely asserted to avoid such right being waived; speedy trial issues do not eliminate criminal court's subject matter jurisdiction and do not result in void proceedings; res judicata bars further litigation of any claim, including a claim alleging speedy trial error that was or could have been raised on direct appeal and was not; res judicata also precludes defendant from raising ineffective-assistance claim that was or could have been raised at trial or on direct appeal, but was not.RiceLake 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-884
Governors Place Condominium Owners Assn., Inc. v. Unknown Heirs of Polson 2016-L-070CIVIL - default judgment; foreclosure decree; confirmation of sale; substitution of parties; distribution of proceeds; never reduced to judgment; existence and extent of mortgage liens must be challenged in the foreclosure action; Civ.R. 60(B); improper modification of final appealable order; remedy; mootness; involuntary satisfaction; restitution.CannonLake 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-885
In re R.J.E. 2016-P-0025DOMESTIC RELATIONS - CHILD CUSTODY - trial court did not err in entering judgment in favor of nonparent because it implicitly found both parents were unsuitable; court did not err because it correctly explained difference between change of custody proceeding which occurred here and termination of parental rights case;RicePortage 3/13/2017 3/13/2017 2017-Ohio-886
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