Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) vaccine mandate for businesses with over 100 employees. The Supreme Court held that although Congress has given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given OSHA the power to regulate public health more […]
On January 4, 2022, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yose issued a formal opinion to Seneca County Prosecuting Attorney Derek W. Devine regarding public officials collaborating with nongovernmental individuals or entities. In the opinion, the Ohio Attorney General first defined “nongovernmental person or entity” by its plain meaning, finding that a nongovernmental person or entity is […]
In the case of Youngstown v. State Emp. Relations Bd., 2021-Ohio-4591, the Seventh District Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err in affirming the state employment relations board’s (“SERB”) ruling that the city committed an unfair labor practice by threatening to eliminate and later eliminating three positions and that such actions […]
In the case of Bowman v. S. Vienna, 2021-Ohio-4587, the Second District Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred in finding that a former police chief was not a probationary employee when the police chief was never appointed by counsel. Here, the former police chief argued that the village failed to afford the […]
In the case of State ex rel. Ware v. Walsh, 2021-Ohio-4585, the Ninth District Court of Appeals denied an inmate’s petition to compel a prosecutor’s office to respond to his public records request because the prosecutor’s office had already provided requested personnel files and the inmate failed to obtain a finding from the sentencing judge […]
In the case of Anderson v. Westlake, 2021-Ohio-4582, the Ninth District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision that police officers were immune from a suit alleging willful and/or reckless conduct by the officers within the scope of their employment. Here, the plaintiffs alleged that police officers were responsible for their serious physical injuries […]