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OCTOBER 20, 2020

Lawyer ‘Steps Up’ to Work Election Day Polls

There are times in life when people inevitably follow in their family’s footsteps. For one central Ohio attorney, it happened because of a pandemic.

OCTOBER 15, 2020

Human Trafficking Victims Persevere through Pandemic, Celebrate Survival

Image of two woman holding hands and smilingThe struggles of 2020 are a challenge to all. But if anyone were equipped to overcome such obstacles, it’s two women who’ve endured years of unimaginable strife to graduate this fall from an innovative specialized court docket.

CLE Commission Sanctions 298 Attorneys for Noncompliance

The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education issued sanctions for 298 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.

OCTOBER 13, 2020

New Benchcards Guide Hearing Backlogs

Image of the seal of the State of OhioIn the midst of the global pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court has issued two benchcards that will give judges guidance on dealing with hearing backlogs.

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OCTOBER 22, 2020

Reemployed Retirees Can Pursue Legal Claim for Health Insurance Subsidies

The Ohio Supreme Court today allowed a group of public employees to continue their legal challenge to the way the state’s largest public employee retirement system helps pay for the cost of healthcare insurance.

OCTOBER 21, 2020

Judge Authorized to Impose One-Year Prison Term for Failure to Complete Treatment Programs

A Richland County man was ejected from a court-ordered treatment program, which violated the conditions of his community control. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that this violation did not qualify as a “technical violation,” allowing a judge to send the man to prison for a year.

OCTOBER 20, 2020

Court Upholds Heroin Dealer’s Conviction for Death of User

During the trial of an accused drug dealer whose sale of heroin led to the user’s death, a jury was properly instructed that the dealer could be held responsible if the drugs he sold caused the user’s death by overdose, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

OCTOBER 14, 2020

Attorney Fees Denied for Wendy’s Owner Who Won Licking County Highway Access Dispute

Owners of a Licking County Wendy’s restaurant who successfully sued to have the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) compensate them for cutting off highway access to State Route 16 are not entitled to received attorney fees and court costs from the state, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

OCTOBER 13, 2020

Stolen Property Values Can Be Combined to Increase Theft Charge Regardless of Victim’s Status

A state law allows for a greater penalty for a person convicted of committing multiple thefts against a single victim and broadens the protection for the elderly, disabled, and military personnel, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

OCTOBER 8, 2020

Court Clarifies Process for Terminating Shared-Parent Plans

The Ohio Supreme Court today clarified that when parents terminate a shared-parenting plan and seek to designate one parent as the residential parent and child’s legal custodian, a trial court need only to determine the child’s best interest when selecting the parent.

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OCTOBER 22, 2020

Appellate Courts Adjust, Seek Improved Practices amid COVID-19 and Beyond

Image of an empty courtroomThe sudden changes due to COVID-19 forced courts to adjust their operations. Now, judges and court staff are not only analyzing their efforts during these uncertain times, they’re also evaluating approaches and efficiencies for a post-pandemic world.

OCTOBER 21, 2020

Supreme Court Candidate Forum Goes Statewide

Image of the Ohio Debate Commission logoFour candidates for two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court taped an interview forum that is being offered for viewing by news media across the state, including Court News Ohio.

OCTOBER 19, 2020

Court Unveils Developmental Disabilities Toolkit

Image of four hands holding puzzle piecesProbate courts have a new toolkit to assist guardians appointed for Ohioans with developmental disabilities.

OCTOBER 9, 2020

Governor Appoints Athens Candidate to Vacant Judge Seat

Image is of two men shown in side-by-side individual photosGov. Mike DeWine this week appointed Athens attorney Kenneth E. Ryan to the vacant judge seat on the Athens County Court of Common Pleas, Probate/Juvenile Division.

OCTOBER 7, 2020

New Magistrates Learn the Ropes Virtually

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking virtually at the magistrate orientationThe Ohio Supreme Court hosted 79 of its new judicial officers as part of the annual magistrate’s orientation.

OCTOBER 2, 2020

Voters to Consider Nearly 300 Candidates in Judicial Elections

Image of a row of voting boothsWhen early voting begins in Ohio next week, voters will consider nearly 300 candidates for 216 judicial seats throughout the state, including two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court.

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OCTOBER 20, 2020

Lawyer ‘Steps Up’ to Work Election Day Polls

There are times in life when people inevitably follow in their family’s footsteps. For one central Ohio attorney, it happened because of a pandemic.

OCTOBER 15, 2020

Human Trafficking Victims Persevere through Pandemic, Celebrate Survival

Image of two woman holding hands and smilingThe struggles of 2020 are a challenge to all. But if anyone were equipped to overcome such obstacles, it’s two women who’ve endured years of unimaginable strife to graduate this fall from an innovative specialized court docket.

CLE Commission Sanctions 298 Attorneys for Noncompliance

The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education issued sanctions for 298 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.

OCTOBER 13, 2020

New Benchcards Guide Hearing Backlogs

Image of the seal of the State of OhioIn the midst of the global pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court has issued two benchcards that will give judges guidance on dealing with hearing backlogs.