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Category: Case Updates

Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.

Emails Between Public Offices are Available for Release

In the case of Graham v. Lake Cty. Jobs & Family Servs. & Child Support Enforcement Agency, 2023-Ohio-4366, an appellate court held that a non-custodial parent is entitled to a public record, which is a document—unless conformed to an exception—that is held by a public office, from a child support enforcement agency so long as […]

Employee Who Fell Victim to Scam was Terminated with Just Cause

In the case of Pettry v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Servs., 2023-Ohio-4350, an appellate court held that under R.C. 4141.29, an employee who fell victim to a telephone scam was terminated for just cause and thus ineligible to receive unemployment benefits. In this case, the employee argued that she was entitled to unemployment […]

University is Not Liable for Injury From a Broken Seat

In the case of South v. Cleveland State Univ., 2023-Ohio-4328, an appellate court held that the university was not liable for a concert attendee’s injuries sustained when a concert seat broke when she sat down as there was no duty to individually inspect 14,000 seats before each performance. In this case, the attendee argued that […]

Public Records are Not Always Disclosable for Inmates

In the case of States ex. rel. Chatman v. Galion Police Dept., 2023-Ohio-4177, an appellate court held that, pursuant to R.C. 149.43(B)(8), public records relating to an inmate’s conviction are not required to be released to the person who is incarcerated from the criminal conviction unless the inmate had received a finding by the sentencing […]