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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
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2015-1048 State of Ohio v. Clinton Richardson OPEN 8/26/2015 "Once the State presents evidence that a person is impaired and has taken a specific prescription medication, is the trier of fact able to draw a reasonable inference that the driver has violated R.C. 4511.19(A)(1)(a) or R.C. 4511.19(A)(2), without evidence (lay or expert) as to how the medication actually affects the driver and/or expert testimony about whether the particular medication has the potential to impair a person's judgment or reflexes?"
2015-0770 Marcus Pryor, II v. Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services OPEN 7/22/2015 In an unemployment compensation administrative appeal, R.C. 4141.282(D)'s mandate that the "appellant shall name all interested parties as appellees in the notice of appeal" is a jurisdictional requirement, so a defective notice of appeal fails to vest jurisdiction in a common pleas court.
2015-0767 Marcus Pryor, II v. Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services OPEN 7/22/2015 "When appealing an unemployment compensation decision to the trial court, are the requirements contained in R.C. 4141.282(D), which explains how to name the parties, mandatory requirements necessary to perfect the appeal and vest the trial court with jurisdiction?"
2015-0652 State of Ohio v. Adrian L. Hand, Jr. OPEN
(Held)
7/8/2015 First Proposition of Law: The use of a prior juvenile adjudication to enhance an adult sentence with a mandatory prison term violates the constructional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Eight Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 9, Ohio Constitution: R.C. 2929.13 (F)(6).
2015-0652 State of Ohio v. Adrian L. Hand, Jr. OPEN
(Held)
7/8/2015 Second Proposition of Law: Appellate counsel provides ineffective assistance by failing to properly raise constitutional error to the court of appeals. Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Section 16, Article I of the Ohio Constitution.
2015-0629 State of Ohio v. Clinton Richardson OPEN 8/26/2015 Proposition of Law: When a drug of abuse is at issue in an OVI case, evidence that a defendant was driving impaired, combined with evidence that a defendant took a specific drug of abuse at the time of the offense, is enough to meet a sufficiency of the evidence challenge, pursuant to R.C. 4511.19(A)(1).
2015-0628 Daniel Stolz v. J & B Steel Erectors, Inc., et al. OPEN 6/24/2015 "Whether Ohio Rev. Code 4123.35 and 4123.74 provide immunity to subcontractors enrolled in a Workers' Compensation self-insurance plan from tort claims made by employees of [other] enrolled subcontractors injured while working on the self-insured project."
2015-0545 Regis F. Lutz et al. v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. OPEN 6/3/2015 "Does Ohio follow the `at the well' rule (which permits the deduction of post-production costs) or does it follow some version of the `marketable product' rule (which limits the deduction of post-production costs under certain circumstances)?"
2015-0462 State of Ohio v. Michael R. Wirebaugh OPEN
(Held)
8/26/2015 PROPOSITION OF LAW: WHEN A DEFENDANT IS CONVICTED OF A THIRDDEGREE FELONY OVI IN VIOLATION OF R.C.4511.19(A)(1)(A), IS THE TRIAL COURT AUTHORIZED TO SENTENCE THE OFFENDER TO A MAXIMUM OF FIVE YEARS OF INCARCERATION PURSUANT TO R.C. 4511.19(G)(1), OR IS IT REQUIRED TO SENTENCE THE OFFENDER TO A MAXIMUM OF THREE YEARS OF INCARCERATION PURSUANT TO R.C. 2929.1
2015-0440 Jennifer McKettrick v. Cheryl McKettrick CLOSED 8/26/2015 Proposition of Law No. I: Ohio Constitution, Article XV,  11 and Section 3101.01 of the Ohio Revised Code Violate the United States Constitution, Amendment XIV,  1, and are Therefore Void Ab Initio.
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