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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2016-0353 In re: A.J. Adjudged Neglected Child (Brittany C. Johnson - Appellant) OPEN 4/20/2016 Absent proof of conviction of one of the charges specified in O.A.C. 5101:2- 4218, a children services agency does not act in "good faith"/ignores the mandates of O.A.C. 5l01:2-42-05 when it refuses to place a minor child in substitute care with a relative based solely upon allegations that are in excess of ten (10) years old.
2016-0215 State of Ohio v. Bradley E. Grimes OPEN 3/9/2016 Proposition of Law No. I: 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
2016-0201 State of Ohio v. Edreese Mustafa, Mohammad Mustafa OPEN
(Held)
4/20/2016 Whether "controlled substance analogs" were criminalized as of October 17, 201 1, the effective date of House Bill 64.
2016-0179 State of Ohio v. Edreese Mustafa, Mohammad Mustafa OPEN
(Held)
4/20/2016 As effective October 17, 2011, R.C. 3719.013 mandated that "controlled substance analogs" shall be treated as Schedule I controlled substances for purposes of any provision in the Revised Code. The trafficking and possession statutes were part of the Revised Code and therefore were subject to this broad incorporation of analogs into the Revised Code.
2016-0118 State of Ohio v. Harry E. Jackson [et al.] OPEN
(Held)
4/20/2016 The Possession and Sale of Pentedrone Was Not Defined as a Crime under Ohio Law in March 2012.
2016-0003 State of Ohio v. Antonio L. Washington, II OPEN
(Held)
3/23/2016 WHEN A STATUTE IS CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS, A COURT MUST ONLY READ AND FOLLOW IT
2016-0003 State of Ohio v. Antonio L. Washington, II OPEN
(Held)
3/23/2016 WHEN INTERPRETING AND APPLYING AN UNAMBIGUOUS STATUTE, A COURT MAY NOT ADD LANGUAGE TO THE STATUTE NOT INCLUDED BY THE LEGISLATURE.
2015-2081 James A. Wilson v. William Lawrence, Executor of the Estate of Joseph T. Gorman OPEN 3/23/2016 Proposition Of Law No. 1: A plaintiff with a claim against a decedent's estate can meet his burden under Ohio Rev. Code 2117.06(A)(1)(a) to "present" his claim "[t]o the executor or administrator in writing" only when he identifies the executor and delivers his claim to him; similarly, a claimant cannot meet his burden when he delivers his claim only to third parties, never appointed as executors, who then forward the claim to the court-appointed executor
2015-2065 State of Ohio v. Cornelius A. Valentyn OPEN
(Held)
3/9/2016 Proposition of Law: The Repeat OVI Offender Specification in R.C. 2941.1413(A) facially violates a defendant's right to equal protection, as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 2 of the Ohio Constitution, because the specification is based solely upon the same information required to establish a fourth-degree felony under R.C. 4511.199(G)(1)(d).
2015-2043 State of Ohio v. Michael Jenkins OPEN
(Held)
3/23/2016 PROPOSITION OF LAW: A DEFENDANT WHO COMMITS AN OFFENSE PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1996 IS SUBJECT TO LAW IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE AND NOT SUBJECT TO SENTENCING PROVISIONS OF H.B. 86 EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 2011.
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