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  All open cases and cases closed in past 180 days.
Case No.Case CaptionCase StatusDate
Accepted
Case Issue
2019-0035 State of Ohio v. Bryan I. Williams OPEN
(Held)
3/6/2019 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 imposed on another count.
2018-1814 State of Ohio v. Gerald Pendergrass OPEN 3/6/2019 Proposition of Law: The higher felony level of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor that is provided for in R.C. 2907.04(B)(4) applies only when an offender has been convicted of a qualifying offense before—not after—the newly indicted conduct.
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.
2018-1711 State of Ohio v. Seth Mize OPEN
(Held)
2/20/2019 First Proposition of Law: The trial court erred by imposing a sentence not authorized by statute.
2018-1707 Sandra L. White v. Bureau of Workers' Compensation, et al. OPEN 2/20/2019 Proposition of Law No. 1: THE “COMING AND GOING” RULE DOES NOT APPLY IN OHIO WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIMS WHERE THE CLAIMANT IS NEITHER COMING TO OR GOING FROM THEIR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT, BUT ARE ON AN ADMITTED PERSONAL ERRAND OF THEIR OWN, AND THE APPROPRIATE REVIEW IS WHETHER OR NOT CLAIMANT'S INJURIES WERE RECEIVED IN THE COURSE OF AND ARISING OUT OF HER EMPLOYMENT WITH QUEST.
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?”
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