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 Mauntel v. Norwood, 2018-Ohio-4756, an Ohio appellate court held that a political subdivision is immune from liability for injury, death, or loss to person or property caused by the negligent failure to repair roadside curbs. As we previously blogged about here, this case involves political subdivision immunity when carrying out a “governmental […]
In the case Crawford v. Kirtland Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2018-Ohio-4569, an Ohio appellate court held that it lacked jurisdiction over the portion of a teacher’s claims relating to a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) – specifically the portion of the claim relating to the teacher’s evaluation. This case involves a teacher who filed […]
In the case Murgu v. Lakewood City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2018-Ohio-4643, an Ohio appellate court denied a school board the right to assert its statutory immunity defense when the school board failed to raise the defense in its initial motion for summary judgment. While the school board asserted its statutory immunity defense in […]
An unanimous 8-0 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, 586 U. S. ____ (2018), determined that all state and local governments and their subdivisions are employers covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) – regardless of the number of employees that are employed by […]
In Grimm v. Gloucester Cty. School Bd., 302 F. Supp. 3d 730 (E.D.Va. 2018), a federal trial court allowed a transgender student to bring discrimination claims against the student’s school board based upon the student’s transgender status under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and the Equal Protection Clause of the […]
In Burchard v. Ashland Cty. Bd. of Dev. Disabilities, 2018-Ohio-4408, an Ohio appellate court determined that supervising and retaining employees are considered government functions, which means that an argument can now be made that school boards are not liable in damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to persons or property allegedly […]