12/29/2016


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Case No.Topics and IssuesAuthorCitation
State v. Creech (Slip Opinion) 2014-1844Criminal law-Evid.R. 403-In a case alleging violation of R.C. 2923.13, when name or nature of prior conviction or indictment raises risk of jury verdict influenced by improper considerations, a trial court abuses its discretion when it refuses defendant's offer to stipulate to fact of prior conviction or indictment and instead admits into evidence full record of prior judgment or indictment when sole purpose of evidence is to prove element of defendant's prior conviction or indictment-Court of appeals' judgment affirmed.Pfeifer, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8440
Linert v. Foutz (Slip Opinion) 2014-1940R.C. 2307.76-Trial court properly refused to instruct jury on manufacturer's postmarket duty to warn consumer.O'Connor, C.J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8445
State ex rel. Cordell v. Pallet Cos., Inc. (Slip Opinion) 2015-0163Workers' compensation-Temporary total disability-When an employee is terminated after a workplace injury for conduct prior to and unrelated to the workplace injury, his termination does not amount to a voluntary abandonment of employment for purposes of temporary-total-disability compensation when (1) the discovery of the dischargeable offense occurred because of the injury and (2) at the time of the termination, the employee was medically incapable of returning to work as a result of the workplace injury-Court of appeals' judgment granting writ of mandamus compelling Industrial Commission to grant temporary-total-disability compensation affirmed.O'Neill, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8446
State ex rel. Shaughnessy v. Cleveland (Slip Opinion) 2015-0360Mandamus-Public Records Act-R.C. 149.43-Relator did not show that Cleveland had a clear legal duty to respond to his public-records requests within eight business days-Writ denied-Statutory damages denied.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8447
State v. Richardson (Slip Opinion) 2015-0629 and 2015-1048Criminal law-R.C. 4511.19(A)-Operating a vehicle while under the influence-Court of appeals erred in concluding that prosecution failed to present sufficient evidence linking defendant's ingestion of drug of abuse with his impairment-Court of appeals' judgment reversed and cause remanded.French, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8448
Bibler v. Stevenson (Slip Opinion) 2015-1737Sovereign immunity-R.C. 2744.02(B)(3)-Exception for negligent failure to keep public roads in repair-Stop sign allegedly obscured by tree foliage-R.C. 2744.01(H)-Definition of "public roads" includes traffic-control devices mandated by Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices-R.C. 4511.65-Mandatory erection of stop signs and other traffic-control devices by local authorities at roads that intersect with through highways-Municipality is not immune-Court of appeals' judgment reversed and cause remanded.Pfeifer, J.Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-8449
12/29/2016 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions-Appeals not accepted for review-Reconsideration of prior decisions-Mediation matters.