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 Streetsboro Edn. Assn. v. Streetsboro City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-2170, an Ohio appellate court held that the express time limitations for bringing arbitrations set forth in the grievance procedure of a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is binding and can result in untimely grievances not being arbitrable. In this case, […]
In the case of N.L. ex rel. C.L. v. Springboro Community City School Dist., 119 LRP 20931 (S.D.Ohio 2019), a federal district court held that a public school did not violate the stay-put provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act (“IDEA”) when the public school demonstrated that a special needs student was a […]
In the case of M.L. v. Williamson Cty. Bd. of Edn., 6th Cir. No. 18-5671, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 15528 (May 24, 2019), the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that parents of a special needs student failed to prove that a school retaliated against them by filing reports of child abuse against […]
In the case of Hall v. Rocky River, 2019-Ohio-1997, an Ohio appellate court held that a union employee is required to exhaust administrative remedies under the grievance procedure prior to bringing a court action under a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”). In this case, a union employee was terminated for poor performance. The union employee appealed […]
In the case of Williams v. Trotwood Madison City Schools, 6th Cir. No. 18-3848, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 14707 (May 16, 2019), the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a public school board successfully demonstrated non-discriminatory reasons for the nonrenewal of an intervention specialist to defeat a retaliation charges. In this case, […]
In the case of State ex rel. Clift v. School Emps. Retirement Sys., 2019-Ohio-1896, an Ohio appellate court held that a public worker could not use worker’s compensation time when calculating time under the State Employee Retirement System of Ohio (“SERS”) deadline for applying for disability retirement. In this case, a school bus driver was […]