Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.
In Fox v. Huron City School Dist. Bd. of. Edn., 2017-Ohio-7984, a school board’s decision to terminate a superintendent was affirmed by an Ohio appellate court. This must read case is very important because it emphasizes the importance of (1) considering the recommendation of the referee as the school board determines whether to order the […]
In State of Ohio v. Fox, 2016-Ohio-2745, an Ohio appellate court affirmed the decision to dismiss a criminal case against a superintendent – who is a public servant – for allegedly unlawfully failing to disclose gifts received while a superintendent. The trial court dismissed the criminal case against the superintendent because the Ohio Attorney General […]
In Breeze, Inc. v. Testa, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-7801, the Ohio Supreme Court clarified – or changed according to the dissent – when the public-schoolhouse exemption and charitable-or-public-use tax exemption is available for leased property. Former and current Ohio law provides a tax exemption for property belonging to charitable or educational institutions when the property […]
In G.M. v. Springfield Local Schools Bd. of Edn., 2017-Ohio-7767, an Ohio appellate court dismissed the suspension appeal of a high school graduate as moot – meaning there is no longer an actual controversy – because “there is no evidence in the record that [the student] did not graduate [and] there is no evidence that […]
The case of Util. Workers Union of Am. Local 436-A v. E. Ohio Regional Wastewater Auth., 2017-Ohio-7794, can be characterized as a case of “buyer’s remorse” by a union who was dissatisfied with an arbitration award involving an employee who was terminated for failing a drug test. During arbitration, the union successfully argued that the […]
In O.G. v. Middleburg Hts., 2017-Ohio-7604, an Ohio appellate court did not find an exception to a city’s immunity from liability where a child’s hand and arm were drawn into a machine that operates a roll-up gym divider curtain. At the time of the accident the child and his parents were attending a basketball game […]