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NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Leadership and Legal Lineage: Court Administrative Director’s Perfect Pairing

The Ohio Supreme Court revolves around seven justices, but beyond the bench, there are hundreds of employees in 12 divisions who provide the jurists with professional support. Fittingly, the Court’s highest-ranking officer is an Army veteran, administrative director Jeffrey Hagler.

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Court, Community Aid Former Service Members on Heels of Veterans Day

People go to the Summit County Courthouse for a variety of reasons. In connection with Veterans Day, the common pleas court expanded upon its services as part of a community-based event to help former service members who wound up in the judicial system.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Banks Entitled to Restitution for Forged Checks

Under Ohio law, banks can be considered “victims” of forgery and a court can order a Franklin County man to pay restitution to  three banks where he cashed seven checks, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Directed to Reconsider How It Reduced Woman’s Prison Sentence from 65 to 15 Years

An Ohio appeals court used the wrong state laws to guide its decision to reduce the prison sentence of a Delaware County woman from 65 years to 15 years for stealing thousands of items from nursing home and assisted-living residents, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Township Cannot Be Sued based on Hiring and Supervision of Officer Who Injured Motorist

Under Ohio law, a township cannot be held liable for negligence in the hiring, training, or supervising of a police officer who subsequently is involved in an accident during a high-speed pursuit of criminal suspects, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Cleveland Lawyer Convicted of Money Laundering Indefinitely Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Cleveland attorney convicted of attempting to launder $20,000 in purported drug money offered to him by an FBI informant posing as a drug dealer.

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

New Hearing Ordered for Akron Man Given Death Penalty for Murdering Girlfriend’s Parent

Image of death row inmate Shawn Ford Jr.The Ohio Supreme Court today unanimously affirmed  the murder convictions of an Akron man who admitted to killing his girlfriend’s parents with a sledgehammer.

Pittsburgh Attorney Suspended after Misleading Disciplinary Investigators

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Pittsburgh attorney licensed to practice law in Ohio who admitted to falsifying evidence in connection with a complaint lodged by a former client.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Three Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

Three judges from district appeals courts throughout the state today served as visiting judges on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments.

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Ohio Judges Encouraged to Attend Foster Care Forums

Image of an Ohio county map with forum locations identifiedThe Ohio Supreme Court’s Children and Families Section is encouraging judges to attend a series of regional forums aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families.

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Nine Incumbent Judges Lose Municipal Court Seats

General election results show nine challengers beating incumbent municipal court judges in eight Ohio counties, while another two races involving incumbents may be subject to recounts.

OCTOBER 29, 2019

Governor Appoints Logan County Common Pleas Judge

Image of Kevin P. BraigGov. Mike DeWine has appointed Kevin P. Braig to serve as a judge on the Logan County Common Pleas Court. He replaces Judge William T. Goslee, who resigned.

OCTOBER 28, 2019

500-Plus Citizens See Justice in Action at Off-Site Court in Williams County

Twice a year, the Ohio Supreme Court takes a recess from the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center and brings oral arguments right to its citizens elsewhere in the state. 

OCTOBER 24, 2019

Bench Cards Offer Guidance to Domestic Relations Courts

Image of a man and woman holding hands and walking with a young girlOhio domestic relations judges now have a new set of bench cards to help them navigate legal issues that come before them.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Leadership and Legal Lineage: Court Administrative Director’s Perfect Pairing

The Ohio Supreme Court revolves around seven justices, but beyond the bench, there are hundreds of employees in 12 divisions who provide the jurists with professional support. Fittingly, the Court’s highest-ranking officer is an Army veteran, administrative director Jeffrey Hagler.

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Court, Community Aid Former Service Members on Heels of Veterans Day

People go to the Summit County Courthouse for a variety of reasons. In connection with Veterans Day, the common pleas court expanded upon its services as part of a community-based event to help former service members who wound up in the judicial system.