12/28/2017


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Case No.Topics and IssuesAuthorCitation
Disciplinary Counsel v. Bellew (Slip Opinion) 2016-1082Attorneys-Misconduct-Continuing to practice law while under suspension-Failure to promptly deliver funds to client-Neglecting entrusted matter-Engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice-Engaging in conduct that adversely reflects on lawyer's fitness to practice law-Failure to cooperate with disciplinary investigation-Permanent disbarment.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9203
Dayton Bar Assn. v. Strahorn (Slip Opinion) 2017-0799Attorneys-Misconduct-Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct, including failing to advise a client in writing that the client might be entitled to refund of a fee denominated as "nonrefundable" if the attorney did not complete representation, failing to adequately notify a client that the attorney did not carry malpractice attorney, and failing to act with reasonable diligence in representing a client-Six-month suspension, stayed on conditions.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9204
Columbus Bar Assn. v. LaFayette (Slip Opinion) 2015-2010Failure to provide competent representation-Failure to act diligently-Failure to inform client of lack of liability insurance-Six-month suspension stayed on condition.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9205
Disciplinary Counsel v. Schnittke (Slip Opinion) 2016-0861Attorneys-Misconduct-Neglect of entrusted legal matter-Failure to keep client reasonably informed-Conduct prejudicial to administration of justice-Six-month suspension fully stayed on condition.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9206
Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Mason (Slip Opinion) 2017-0794Judges-Misconduct-Attempted felonious assault and domestic violence-Indefinite suspension with no credit for time served on interim felony suspension and with added conditions for reinstatement.Kennedy, J.Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9215
State ex rel. Ohio Paperboard v. Indus. Comm. (Slip Opinion) 2016-1575Workers' compensation-Violation of a specific safety requirement ("VSSR")-Claimant's failure to follow employer's safety policy was proximate cause of injury-Writ of mandamus granted ordering Industrial Commission to vacate its order and issue new order denying application for VSSR award.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9233
McCain v. Huffman (Slip Opinion) 2016-1894Mandamus-Inmate's alleged attempt to enter guilty plea at arraignment did not divest successor judge of jurisdiction to sentence him-Court of appeals' dismissal of complaint affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9241
Cincinnati Bar Assn. v. Weber (Slip Opinion) 2017-1084Attorneys-Misconduct-Violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Rules for the Government of the Bar-Two-year suspension with second year stayed on conditions.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-9243
12/28/2017 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions.