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The Ohio Ethics Commission – The Voice of Ethics – 2019 Quarter 3

The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, “The Voice of Ethics,” which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To […]

School Employees May Be Disciplined for Misconduct While On Leave

In the case of Pilato v. Nordonia Hills City Schools Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3085, an Ohio appeals court held that a school district and its business manager were not liable for disability discrimination and retaliation after an employee resigned following a dispute over the employee’s misconduct while the employee was on approved leave. In this […]

Redacted Checks Satisfy Public Records Request

In the case Ebersole v. City of Powell, 2019-Ohio-3073, an Ohio appellate court held that producing checks with redacted banking account information satisfies the requirements of the Ohio Public Records Act. In this case, the City of Powell produced copies of checks paid as part of a litigation settlement pursuant to a public records request. […]

Words Matter – An Exclusion Clause May Not Bar All Arbitrations

In the case of Toledo Fedn. of Teachers v. Bd. of Edn. of the Toledo City School Dist., 2019-Ohio-3025, an Ohio appellate court held that an exclusion clause that merely requires prospective application of arbitration decisions to similar, not-yet-filed grievances did not, by its plain language, bar arbitration of a pending grievance. In this case, […]

Claims Involving Construction Work Must Be Brought Within Ten Years

In the case of New Riegel Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Buehrer Group Architecture & Eng., Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-2851, the Ohio Supreme Court held that Ohio’s construction statute of repose bars all types of claims – tort and breach of contract included – that are brought more than ten (10) years […]