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University is Not Liable for Injury From a Broken Seat

In the case of South v. Cleveland State Univ., 2023-Ohio-4328, an appellate court held that the university was not liable for a concert attendee’s injuries sustained when a concert seat broke when she sat down as there was no duty to individually inspect 14,000 seats before each performance. In this case, the attendee argued that […]

Public Records are Not Always Disclosable for Inmates

In the case of States ex. rel. Chatman v. Galion Police Dept., 2023-Ohio-4177, an appellate court held that, pursuant to R.C. 149.43(B)(8), public records relating to an inmate’s conviction are not required to be released to the person who is incarcerated from the criminal conviction unless the inmate had received a finding by the sentencing […]

SERB Has Exclusive Jurisdiction on Denial of Collective-Bargaining Rights

In the case of Ohio Council 8, AFSME, AFL-CIO v. Lakewood, 2023-Ohio-4212, in a plurality decision, an appellate court held that the Ohio State Employment Relationship Board (“SERB”) has exclusive jurisdiction over claims arising under the employee’s collective-bargaining rights and thus the trial court properly dismissed a claim filed by the Union to force arbitration […]

Only At Will Employees can Bring Claims for Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy (Greeley Claims)

In the case of Underwood v. Cuyahoga Community College, 2023-Ohio-4180, an appellate court held that only at-will employees can bring a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. In this case, the employee argued that the employer-college wrongfully terminated the employee for improper motive and in violation of public policy after he alleged […]

Courts Will Enforce Administrative Exhaustion Requirement in Claims Relating to a University’s Decision Regarding Tenure and Promotion of its Professors

In the case of Chen v. Univ. of Dayton, 2023-Ohio-4002, an appellate court held that a professor failed to exhaust the administrative requirements for the professor’s appeal regarding the denial of tenure. In this case, the professor argued that the professor did not seek an internal appeal due to the university shutting down because of […]