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 Melton v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., 2021-Ohio-2995, the Ohio Court of Claims held that an inmate who performs labor is not an employee and there was not enough evidence to support both the negligence and defamation claims. Here, the inmate argued that the employer’s negligence caused his injuries and the […]
In the case Elita One v. Emergency Med. Transport, Inc., 2021-Ohio-2990, the Eleventh District Court of Appeals held that by continuing to work at the company, the employees agreed to the policies and could not later claim they objected. Here, the employees argued they were underpaid based on a policy in the employee handbook that […]
In the case Lemley v. Lorain, 2021-Ohio-2869, the Ninth District Court of Appeals held that an individual’s claims against the City of Lorain and individual police officers will not be dismissed based on statutory immunity. Here, an individual brought a malicious prosecution claim alleging that the actions of the officers was outside the scope of […]
In the case State ex rel. Hicks v. Fraley, Slip Opinion No. 2021-Ohio-2724, the Ohio Supreme Court determined that a letter from the County Prosecutor was not protected by attorney-client privilege and must be produced in response to a public records request. Here, the individual who requested the letter argued the privilege did not apply […]
In the case Cincinnati City School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Cincinnati, 2021-Ohio-2653, the Fifth District Court of Appeals held that the Board of Tax Appeals made a correct property value determination for a multi-story department store and parking garage. In this case, the local school board requested the auditor’s increased property value be upheld […]
In the case Baker v. Mansfield, 2021-Ohio-2476, the Fifth District Court of Appeals held that a negligence claim for property damage against the city was properly dismissed. In this case, a property owner sought recovery from the city for water damage caused by a broken water main. The owner argued that the water caused significant […]