On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio launched an expanded news program – Court News Ohio – that features stories about the Ohio judicial system. This archived page on the Supreme Court’s website only displays case summaries that occurred before that date. Cases that were summarized on July 17 and thereafter can be found at www.courtnewsohio.gov.

Upcoming Cases

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

2011-0815. Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Pritchard, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-44.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 10-025. Warren G. Pritchard of Youngstown, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0008417 is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in the state of Ohio.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-44.pdf
Summary: Two Youngstown Attorneys Suspended

2011-0846.  Mahoning Cty. Bar Assn. v. Kish, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-40.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 10-020. Brian P. Kish of Youngstown, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0074488, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in the state of Ohio and is ordered to make restitution.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-40.pdf
Summary: Two Youngstown Attorneys Suspended

2011-0850. State ex rel. Kolcinko v. Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-46.
Franklin App. No. 10AP-269, 2011-Ohio-1668.  Judgment of the court of appeals affirmed.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-46.pdf

2011-0903.  State ex rel. Engelhart v. Russo, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-47.
Cuyahoga App. No. 96387, 2011-Ohio-2410. Judgment of the court of appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-47.pdf

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2011-2152.  State ex rel. Waters v. Spaeth, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-69.
In Mandamus.  Writ denied.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-69.pdf

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