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Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2018-1718 State of Ohio v. Kysean Cordell Lee OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 Whether the offenses of Possession of Heroin and Aggravated Possession of Drugs merge when the two substances are combined in the same container to create a compound drug not intended to be separated prior to use and the quantity of each individual drug is not distinguished.
2018-1670 State of Ohio v. Melissa J. Weber OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 “WHETHER A TRIAL COURT MAY IMPOSE A TERM OF RESIDENTIAL OR NONRESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY CONTROL SANCTIONS ON ONE FELONY COUNT, TO BE SERVED CONSECUTIVELY TO A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT ON ANOTHER COUNT."
2018-1667 Pattiann McAdams v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, et al. OPEN 2/6/2019 Proposition of law No. 1: An Ohio State Court May Not Usurp A Federal Court’s Authority By Re-Adjudicating the Federal Court’s Already Finalized Class Action Opt-Out Decision
2018-1667 Pattiann McAdams v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, et al. OPEN 2/6/2019 Proposition of Law No. 2: Ohio Should Adopt The Majority Approach Requiring Compliance With Court-Mandated Opt-Out Procedures and Should Reject The Tenth District’s Approach Treating Maintenance of a Pre-Existing Lawsuit as an “Informal Opt-Out.”
2018-1634 State of Ohio v. Michael W. Mathis OPEN
(Held)
2/6/2019 PROPOSITION OF LAW: Trial counsel’s failure to file a motion to waive court costs at sentencing is ineffective assistance of counsel when a defendant has previously been found indigent
2018-1592 State of Ohio v. Clinton D. Faggs, III OPEN 1/23/2019 In a criminal prosecution of a parent (or an adult acting in loco parentis) for domestic violence under R.C. 2919.25(A), where the defendant’s acts relate to corporal punishment of a child, does the State bear a burden to prove unreasonable parental discipline, or is reasonable parental discipline in the nature of an affirmative defense?”
2018-1585 State of Ohio v. Kysean Cordell Lee OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 Proposition of Law Possession of Heroin and possession of Fentanyl are not allied offenses of similar import and do not merge for sentencing purposes.
2018-1537 State of Ohio v. William J. Bell OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 First Proposition of Law: This Court's decision in State v. Grimes, 151 Ohio St.3d 19, 2017-Ohio-2927, does not apply retroactively to convictions that were already final when Grimes was decided.
2018-1537 State of Ohio v. William J. Bell OPEN
(Held)
1/23/2019 Second Proposition of Law: The absence of "consequences" language in a sentencing entry as required by State v. Grimes, 151 Ohio St.3d 19, 2017-Ohio-2927, does not render the sentence void.
2018-1501 State of Ohio v. Clinton D. Faggs, III OPEN 1/23/2019 Proposition of Law No. 1: In a prosecution under the domestic violence statute, R.C. 2919.25, or the assault statute, R.C. 2903.13, of a parent or adult acting IN LOCO PARENTIS while disciplining a child, the state bears the burden of proving unreasonable parental discipline as part of the physical harm element of the offense.
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