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 State ex rel. Delta Lookout, LLC v. City of Cincinnati, 1st Dist. Hamilton No. C-170107, 2019-Ohio-5353, an Ohio appellate court held that ancillary municipal acts that improve private streets are not enough to convert private streets into public streets under the doctrine of public acceptance. In this case, a business filed a […]
In the case of Caesars Entertainment d/b/a Rio All-Suites and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 16, Local 159, AFL-CIO, No. 28-CA-160841 (Dec. 16, 2019), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that a private company does not impede the right of employees to organize unions when a private company prohibits employees […]
In the case Vasquez-Cromer v. Toledo, 6th Dist. Lucas No. L-18-1266, 2019-Ohio-5149, an Ohio Appellate court held that a city does not create a foreseeable hazard for the purposes of removing a city’s statutory immunity when a city uses cold patch to repair potholes. In this case, a driver sued a city for negligence after […]
In the case of State ex rel. Ames v. Brimfield Twp. Bd. of Trs., 11th Dist. Portage No. 2019-P-0018, 2019-Ohio-5311, an Ohio appellate court held that conversations with a public body’s legal counsel do not alone constitute a sufficient reason for a public body to enter into executive session under Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (R.C.121.22). […]
In the case of Kroger Limited Partnership I Mid-Atlantic and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400., No. 05-CA-155160 (Dec. 13, 2019), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that a private company does not lose the right to exclude non-employee union representatives from the private company’s property by allowing civic organizations onto the […]
In the case of Licking Heights Local Schs. Bd. of Educ. v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 18AP-345, 2019-Ohio-5082, an Ohio appellate court held that an administrative agency rejecting the testimony of a witness for ambiguous grounds is an abuse of discretion. In this case, a board of education appealed the […]