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 Korengel v. Little Miami Golf Ctr., 2019-Ohio-3681, an Ohio appellate court held that a tree may constitute a physical defect sufficient to remove statutory immunity from a political subdivision. In this case, a 12-year old boy was injured by a tree branch that fell during a windstorm while the boy was […]
In the case of Hiss v. Perkins Local Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ., 2019-Ohio-3703, an Ohio appellate court held that providing prescription medication to students in violation of school board policy was “good and just cause” for termination. In this case, the teacher was accused of supplying prescription pain-relief patches to several student-athletes, which was […]
In the case of Johnson-Newberry v. Cuyahoga Cty. Child & Family Servs., 2019-Ohio-3655, an Ohio appellate court held that an employee who allegedly aided and abetted discrimination by a public employer is not entitled to statutory immunity. In this case, a county employee brought legal action against the county, as well as the employee’s supervisor, […]
In the case of Neal v. Treglia, 2019-Ohio-3609, an Ohio appellate court held that a volunteer did not have a property interest in an appointed, volunteer sheriff department position and, therefore, was not entitled to dispute termination of the appointed, volunteer position. In this case, an individual was appointed to a volunteer sheriff department position […]
In the case of Meinerding v. Coldwater Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3611, an Ohio appellate court held that a teacher who chose to resign prior to the initiation of termination proceedings quit “without just cause” and was, therefore, not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. In this case, a teacher was placed on […]
In the case of Gallow v. Pittis, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150119, an Ohio federal district court held that public employees are not entitled to a name-clearing hearing regarding alleged defamation unless the alleged defamation is connected to that employee’s actual termination. In this case, a superintendent publicly accused a teacher of falsifying time sheets […]