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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2017-0696 Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities v. Portage County Educators' Association for Developmental Disabilities OPEN 7/26/2017 "What standard of review governs appellate review of a decision by the court of common pleas confirming, modifying, vacating, or correcting an arbitration award?"
2017-0693 Kristen Elliott-Thomas v. David Kane Smith et al. OPEN 7/26/2017 "Does the tort of intentional interference with or destruction of evidence include claims alleging interference with or concealment of evidence that disrupt a plaintiff's underlying case? Or, is the tort of intentional interference with or destruction of evidence limited to claims that allege evidence is physically altered or destroyed?"
2017-0483 State of Ohio v. Gerry L. Moore, Sr. aka Gary L. Moore, Sr. OPEN 6/21/2017 Propositoin of Law No. One: O.R.C. 2929.14(B)(1)(b) Does not Violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution or the Ohio Constitution.
2017-0483 State of Ohio v. Gerry L. Moore, Sr. aka Gary L. Moore, Sr. OPEN 6/21/2017 Proposition of Law No. Two: An appellate Coyrt errs when it sua sponte determines that a statutory scheme violates the equal protection clause when the constitutionality of the statute was never challenged at the trial coutrt level now was it briefed by either party to the appeal.
2017-0433 In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant) OPEN 5/17/2017 Proposition of Law: In a proceeding where the state is attempting to terminate the parental rights between a mother and her child, the mother has a right to counsel and she cannot be deprived of this right unless the court finds that the mother has knowingly waived her right to counsel. Wavier of counsel cannot be inferred from the unexplained failure f the mother to appear at the hearing.
2017-0244 State of Ohio v. Kenneth R. Johnson OPEN
(Held)
4/19/2017 Whether the post-release control notification of R.C. 2929.19(B)(2)(e) must include notification of the penalty provisions in R.C. 2929.141(A)(1)-(2), specifically, whether a trial court must inform an offender at the time of sentencing that the commission of a felony during a period of post-release control permits a trial court to impose a new prison term for the violation to be served consecutively with any prison term for the new felony."
2017-0200 State of Ohio v. Maurice Mason OPEN 7/5/2017 OHIO'S DEATH PENALTY SCHEME IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL PURSUANT TO HURST V. FLORIDA, 136 S. CT. 616 (2016).
2017-0173 In the Matter of: The Adoption of P.L.H. CLOSED 3/15/2017 PROPOSITION OF LAW: Whether a putative father "willfully abandoned" a mother during her pregnancy, under RC 3107.07 (B)(2)(c), does not include a requirement that the putative father failed to provide care and support to the mother
2017-0039 In the Matter of the Adoption of: M.G.B.-E., et al. OPEN 7/26/2017 First Proposition of Law: The Probate Court may not proceed with an adoption petition if any parenting matter is proceeding in another court.
2017-0032 State of Ohio v. Trey A. Stevens OPEN
(Held)
5/31/2017 To impose valid post release control, the language in the sentencing entry may incorporate the advisements given during the sentencing hearing by referencing the post release control sections of the Ohio Revised Code and do not need to repeat what was said during the sentencing hearing
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