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JANUARY 3, 2018

January Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Board of Professional Conducted today announced January disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

JANUARY 2, 2018

BPC Certifies New Disciplinary Cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

DECEMBER 28, 2017

New Magistrate Rules Set To Take Effect January 1

The Ohio Supreme Court adopted two rule changes in 2017 affecting the appointment of magistrates for courts.

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JANUARY 4, 2018

Punitive Damages Not Recoverable in Contract Breach, Supreme Court Rules

Punitive damages are not recoverable in a breach-of-contract lawsuit unless the breach involves a tort, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Supreme Court Issues Opinions in Four Cases

Among the decisions released today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in four cases involving no-contest pleas, juveniles, or enhanced penalties for fentanyl possession.

JANUARY 3, 2018

Ohio Declines to Recognize ‘Implied Covenant to Explore Further’ in Oil and Gas Leases

Image of oil-drilling rig in a field (Thinkstock)Ohio oil and gas leases do not have an implied requirement that drillers “explore further” into unexplored areas that is separate from the requirement that they “reasonably develop” the overall mineral rights they lease, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

DECEMBER 28, 2017

Former Judge Who Assaulted Wife Indefinitely Suspended

Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason was indefinitely suspended from the practice of law by the Ohio Supreme Court today, and he can only apply for reinstatement by meeting certain conditions that include undergoing a mental health evaluation.

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DECEMBER 15, 2017

Macedonian Legal Scholars Visit Downtown Cincinnati

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick F. Fischer welcomed a group of judges, journalists, and legal experts from Macedonia this week.

DECEMBER 12, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Welcomes New Judges

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor welcomed 53 judges to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center this week.

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Chief Justice Issues Statement

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio issued this statement today:

“I condemn in no uncertain terms Justice O’Neill’s Facebook post. No words can convey my shock.This gross disrespect for women shakes the public’s confidence in the integrity of the judiciary.”

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Eight Incumbent Judges Lose Municipal Court Seats

On an Election Day when voters in 52 Ohio counties elected 109 municipal court judges, eight challengers beat incumbent judges in Butler, Cuyahoga, Lucas, and Summit counties.

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JANUARY 3, 2018

January Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Board of Professional Conducted today announced January disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

JANUARY 2, 2018

BPC Certifies New Disciplinary Cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

DECEMBER 28, 2017

New Magistrate Rules Set To Take Effect January 1

The Ohio Supreme Court adopted two rule changes in 2017 affecting the appointment of magistrates for courts.

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