Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.
In the case of State ex rel. More Bratenahl v. Bratenahl, Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-3233, the Ohio Supreme Court held that public bodies may not take official action by secret ballot. In this case, a city council voted on a new president pro tempore at a public meeting via secret ballot under the belief that […]
In the case of Laborer’s Internatl. Union of N.A., Local Union No. 860 v. Cuyahoga Cty. Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Div., 2019-Ohio-3190, an Ohio appellate court held that a unilateral change in mileage reimbursement under a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) must be arbitrated pursuant to that CBA. In this case, a common pleas court […]
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, […]
In the case of Kent State Univ. v. Hannam, 2019-Ohio-2971, an Ohio appellate court held that a reasonable assurance letter for employment in the following fall or spring semesters precludes an educator from receiving unemployment compensation benefits. In this case, a university adjunct professor received a reasonable assurance letter for employment in the following fall […]
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 […]
In the case of Ohio High School Athletic Assn. v. Ruehlman, Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-2845, the Ohio Supreme Court held that a common pleas court may hear a case barring implementation of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (“OHSAA”) new competitive-balance rules. In this case, the OHSAA established and sought to implement new rules that […]