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In the case of Lewis v. Ayersville Local School Dist., 2023-Ohio-3685, an appellate court, in a case stemming from a student sustaining an injury after he was hit in the head with a shotput during track and field practice, affirmed a lower court’s order granting of a motion dismiss against a school district as the […]
In the case of Carroll v. Cuyahoga Community College, 2023-Ohio-3628, an appellate court, in a plurality decision, held that while a college has political immunity for intentional tort claims, such as retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, the college does not have such blanket immunity for claims under Ohio Revised Code 4112 et seq. […]
In the case of Doe v. Teays Valley Local School Board of Education, a district court held that when deciding if a plaintiff can be excused from identifying themselves in court proceedings, the following factors must be considered: (1) whether the party is suing to challenge governmental activity; (2) whether the prosecution will compel the […]
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 request an […]
In the case of Stanford v. Northmont City School District, an appellate court held that when public school officials are searching students, the Fourth Amendment requires that (1) the officials have “reasonable grounds” to believe they will find evidence that the student violated school rules, and (2) the search is “reasonably related” to its objectives […]
In the case of State ex rel. Howard v. Watson, Slip Opinion No. 2023-Ohio-3399, the Ohio Supreme Court held the public office failed to provide specific factual support as to why the requested records could not be provided as public records. In this case, the inmate filed a mandamus action after a prison failed to […]