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.

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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

2010-0636.  Akron Paint & Varnish, Inc. v. Gullotta, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-542.
Franklin App. No. 09AP-492, 2010-Ohio-1321.  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-542.pdf

2010-2148.  Havel v. Villa St. Joseph, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-552.
Cuyahoga App. No. 94677, 2010-Ohio-5251. Judgment of the court of appeals reversed.
Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, and Cupp, JJ., concur.
O’Connor, C.J., concurs in judgment only.
Pfeifer and McGee Brown, JJ., dissent.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-552.pdf
Summary: Court Upholds Law Mandating Bifurcated Trials When Tort Claims Seek Both Compensatory and Punitive Damages

2011-1114. State ex rel. Parker v. Russo, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-541
Cuyahoga County, No. 96722, 2011-Ohio-2667. 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-541.pdf

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