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State v. Caputo 2014-L-010CRIMINAL- motion to withdraw guilty plea; R.C. 2967.193; earned credit.CannonLake 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4829
Bragg v. Maroti 2015-T-0059SMALL CLAIMS-appellate arguments based on misreading of trial court's decision; lack of jurisdiction over replevin; R.C. 1925.02(A)(1)(a)(i).WrightTrumbull 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4830
In re Guardianship of Basista 2015-G-0035PROBATE - final appealable order; transfer of guardianship; R.C. 2112.31CannonGeauga 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4831
State v. Glenn 2015-L-029CRIMINAL LAW - Motion to suppress; traffic stop; probable cause; traffic violation; marked-lanes violation; no evidence of erratic driving necessary; full search of passenger; probable cause based upon odor of marijuana; officer's qualifications; failure to preserve evidence; radio logs; evidence not materially exculpatory; only potentially useful to defense; no due process violation unless police acted in bad faith.WrightLake 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4832
Chapman v. Chapman 2015-L-039CHILD SUPPORT - child born before marriage; divorce decree establishing marriage termination date not controlling; R.C. 2151.23; Civ.R. 60(B)(5) not a substitute for relief for grounds otherwise stated in 60(B) that are barred by one-year time limit; R.C. 2323.51(B)(1) award of costs and attorney fees within court's discretion; voluntary recusal by trial court judge within judicial discretion.WrightLake 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4833
State v. Valentyn 2015-L-072OVI offense with repeat offender specification; facial constitutional challenge to specification; equal protection; strong presumption of constitutionality; legitimate government interest.WrightLake 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4834
DiSanto v. Thomas 2015-L-100APPELLATE REVIEW - no final entry issued; premature appeal; lack of final appealable order.RiceLake 11/23/2015 11/23/2015 2015-Ohio-4835
State v. Swift 2014-G-3245CRIMINAL LAW - Guilty plea; motion to withdraw guilty plea; Crim.R. 32.1; res judicata; issues relating to plea that could have been reviewed in direct appeal; ineffective assistance of trial counsel; issues based upon evidence outside the record; grounds for petition for postconviction relief.WrightGeauga 11/16/2015 11/20/2015 2015-Ohio-4773
In re P.O. 2015-G-0028JUVENILE - termination of parental rights; notice of hearing; service; personal jurisdiction; R.C. 2151.29; certified mail; regular mail; service sufficient; R.C. 2151.414; factors; abandoned; in custody of department for 12 or more months of a consecutive 22-month period; must consider every best interest factor; without discussion, judgment must be reversed; must be scrupulously observed; ineffective assistance of counsel; wishes of children; sufficient evidence in record; no deficient performance.RiceGeauga 11/16/2015 11/20/2015 2015-Ohio-4774
State v. Bell 2015-L-017CRIMINAL LAW- Misidentification argument based on alleged tainted witness was before jury; no state action caused alleged misidentification; witness properly identified defendant via photo lineup; state's closing arguments did not improperly invoke sympathy for victim and did not constitute plain error.WrightLake 11/16/2015 11/20/2015 2015-Ohio-4775