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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2011-1355.  State ex rel. Maroon v. Ohio State Hwy. Patrol Retirement Sys., Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2679.
Franklin App. No. 10AP-665.  Judgment affirmed.
O’Connor, C.J., and Lundberg Stratton, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Pfeifer, J., concurs in judgment only.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-2679.pdf

2011-0284 and 2011-1755. Disciplinary Counsel v. Whitfield, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2708.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 10-078.  James Jonathan Whitfield, Attorney Registration No. 0080720, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for two years with credit for time served under the interim felony suspension imposed on May 24, 2010, upon conditions.
O’Connor, C.J., and Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
O’Donnell, J., dissents and would indefinitely suspend respondent.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-2708.pdf

2011-2034.  Disciplinary Counsel v. Trieu, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2714.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 11-067.  Vinh Chi Trieu, Attorney Registration No. 0076557, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in 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-2714.pdf
Summary: Texas Attorney's License Suspended

2011-2038. Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Kelly, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-2715.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 11-037.  Thomas R. Kelly, Attorney Registration No. 0040319, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in Ohio.
O’Connor, C.J., and Lundberg Stratton, Lanzinger, Cupp, and McGee Brown, JJ., concur.
Pfeifer and O’Donnell, JJ., dissent and would impose a two-year suspension, with one year stayed on condition, as recommended by the board.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2012/2012-Ohio-2715.pdf
Summary: Lakewood Attorney's License Suspended

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