McGown & Markling is proud to announce that Managing Director Matthew John Markling has once again been selected one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Education Law for the year 2020. This is especially gratifying as recipients are selected by one’s legal peers. Heartfelt congratulations from all of us at McGown […]
In the case of Neal v. Treglia, 2019-Ohio-3609, an Ohio appellate court held that a volunteer did not have a property interest in an appointed, volunteer sheriff department position and, therefore, was not entitled to dispute termination of the appointed, volunteer position. In this case, an individual was appointed to a volunteer sheriff department position […]
In the case of Meinerding v. Coldwater Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3611, an Ohio appellate court held that a teacher who chose to resign prior to the initiation of termination proceedings quit “without just cause” and was, therefore, not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. In this case, a teacher was placed on […]
In the case of Gallow v. Pittis, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150119, an Ohio federal district court held that public employees are not entitled to a name-clearing hearing regarding alleged defamation unless the alleged defamation is connected to that employee’s actual termination. In this case, a superintendent publicly accused a teacher of falsifying time sheets […]
In the case of A.R. v. Toledo City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3402, an Ohio appellate court held that statutory immunity may not be granted to school employees when there was a factual dispute over whether the school employees knew of alleged student bullying. In this case, a student was allegedly subjected to verbal […]
In the case of T.B. v. Summit Cty. Children Servs. Bd., 2019-Ohio-3346, an Ohio appellate court held that a children services agency was entitled to statutory immunity but the immunity of the public employees could not be determined prior to trial with respect to the sexual abuse of two children placed by the agency. In […]
Matthew John Markling serves as General Counsel for the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) and McGown & Markling is a longstanding strategic partner with OESCA. Please click here to view the August 21st, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the FY 2020-2021 Executive Budget that was released today during a 10:00 a.m. press conference.