11/19/20 | In re Administration of Remote February 23 and 24, 2021 Ohio Bar Examination and Courtesy Seating
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and for vital safety, logistical, and planning considerations concerning the administration of the exam, a remote exam shall be administered on February 23 and 24, 2021 ("February") using the uniform-bar-examination questions prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which shall satisfy the examination requirement of Gov.Bar R. I(5). View the Supreme Court Order

10/16/20 | In re Temporary Waiver of the Self-Study Cap for Judges, Magistrates, and Attorneys in the 2020/2021 Continuing-Legal-Education ("CLE") Compliance Period
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic causing the cancellation of live, in-person CLE and for vital safety and logistical considerations concerning CLE, the self-study caps are waived for judges, magistrates, and attorneys with last names beginning with A through L for the 2020-2021 compliance period ending December 31, 2021. View the Supreme Court Order

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December 2, 2020

West v. Bode
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5473

Disciplinary Counsel v. Sarver
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5478

State ex rel. AWMS Water Solutions, L.L.C. v. Mertz
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5482

In re R.B.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5476

Steele v. Harris
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5480

December 1, 2020

In re Determination of Existence of Significantly Excessive Earnings for 2017 Under the Elec. Sec. Plan of Ohio Edison Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5450

State ex rel. Thomas v. McGinty
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5452

State ex rel. Ware v. Giavasis
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5453

November 25, 2020

State ex rel. Manor Care, Inc. v. Bur. Workers' Comp.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5373

State ex re. Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Assn. v. Warren
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5372

November 24, 2020

Welsh-Huggins v. Jefferson Cty. Prosecutor’s Office
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5371

State v. Long
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5363

November 12, 2020

Centerville v. Knab
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5219

Corder v. Ohio Edison Co.
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5220

In re Complaint of Suburban Natural Gas Co. v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.,
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5221

State ex rel. Bandy v. Gilson
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5222

November 10, 2020

State v. Bowers
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5167

A.J.R. v. Lute
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5168

State v. Reed
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5172

State v. Kemp
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5173

State v. Loyed
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5174

November 5, 2020

Athens v. McClain
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5146

State ex rel. Cable News Network, Inc. v. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5149

State ex rel. Burfitt v. Sehlmeyer
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5147

State ex rel. Ware v. DeWine
Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5148

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December 2, 2020

In Gabbard v. Madison Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., the Court granted a request for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to share allotted oral argument time with appellant Madison Local School District Board of Education.

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In West v. Bode, the Court ruled the Ohio Marketable Title Act and the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act provide separate procedures, either of which may be used by surface property owners to terminate claims of oil and natural gas rights, depending on the circumstances and the time that has elapsed.

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December 1, 2020

In In re Determination of the Existence of Significantly Excessive Earnings for 2017 Under the Elec. Sec. Plan of Ohio Edison Co., the Court ruled the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio improperly excluded revenue recovered from a “grid modernization” charge to Ohio Edison customers when conducting the company’s annual earnings review.

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November 30, 2020

The Court published official versions of 16 opinions that previously were released as slip opinions.

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November 25, 2020

In State ex rel. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn. v. Warren, the Court affirmed the decision of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, which found the city of Warren was not obligated to offer promotions to officers after reducing the size of its police force.

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November 24, 2020

In Welsh-Huggins v. Jefferson Cty. Prosecutor’s Office, the Court ruled video from an exterior Jefferson County Courthouse security camera that captured the shooting of a judge is not a “security record” and must be released to the Associated Press.

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The Court accepted State ex rel. Ohio Atty. Gen. v. Burns for review.

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November 23, 2020

The Court dismissed Cent. Ohio Bancorp v. McClain after the parties announced they reached a settlement.

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November 20, 2020

In In re Resignation of Adams and In re Resignation of Burton, the Court accepted the resignations with disciplinary action pending of Catherine Adams of Mount Orab, and Chad E. Burton of Dayton.

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In State v. Ramirez, the Court granted the parties’ request to stay the case and remand to trial court to discuss a proposed settlement.

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November 19, 2020

In State v. Wilks, the Court stayed the execution of Willie G. Wilks until exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.

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