For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. And McGown & Markling is very proud to remain among the select few law firms to receive a Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in “Education Law” for every year […]
In the case of Licking Heights Local Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 18AP-345, 2019-Ohio-5082, an Ohio appellate court held that an administrative agency rejecting the testimony of a witness for ambiguous grounds is an abuse of discretion. In this case, a board of education appealed the […]
In the case of Hal v. State Dep’t of Educ., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 18AP-301, 2019-Ohio-5081, an Ohio appellate court held that a reviewing court may not modify a sanction that is authorized by statute if the administrative agency’s order is supported by reliable, probative, and substantial evidence. In this case, the Ohio Department of […]
In the case of Bode v. Concord Twp., 11th Dist. Lake No. 2018-L-116, 2019-Ohio-5062, an Ohio appellate court held that when a public body enters into executive session and the board minutes are deficient in identifying the purpose for entering into executive session, the public body technically violates Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (R.C. 121.22). 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 December 9th, 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.
In the case of Desmond v. Mahoning Cty. Pros. Office, 7th Dist. Mahoning No. 2018 MA 0109, 2019-Ohio-4089, an Ohio appellate court held that whistleblower protection may apply to employees who are directed by supervisors to make reports of alleged misconduct and that reports of violations of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct are protected […]
In the case of State ex rel. Watkins v. Columbus City Schs, 10th Dist. No. 18AP-321, 2019-Ohio-4949, an Ohio appellate court held that a public records request requesting unfettered inspection of all a public entity’s personnel files was improper. In this case, a school terminated an employee after a hearing in front of a referee […]