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School District’s May Require Students to Respect Preferred Pronouns

In the case of Parents Defending Edn. v. Olentangy Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., S.D.Ohio No. 2:23-cv-01595 (July 28, 2023), a federal district court held that the school district’s policies prohibiting the intentional misgendering of transgender students were not unconstitutional. In this case, the parents of several students argued that (1) the policies violated […]

Medication May Not Be Enough to Remove Employee When There Are No Side Effects

In the case of Yankovitz v. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth., 2023-Ohio-2584, an appellate court held that (1) the transit authority was immune from liability on the former employee’s intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED”) when R.C. 2744.02(B) does not provide an immunity exception for intentional torts and (2) immunity did not apply on the […]

Removing Disrupting Clothing Does Not Violate the First Amendment

In the case of C.G. v. Oak Hills Local School Dist., S.D.Ohio No. 1:21-CV-524, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129782 (July 26, 2023), a federal district court held that the school district did not violate the student’s First Amendment rights when the student was required to remove a sweatshirt with a potentially inflammatory message or when […]

Requesting Ten Documents Still Constitutes One Request

In the case of State ex rel. Ware v. Parikh, Slip Opinion No. 2023-Ohio-2536, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the requestor was entitled to one instance of statutory damages when the requestor enclosed ten related record requests in one certified-mail envelope and sent the requests to the public office. In this case, the requestor […]