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State Of Ohio v. Dean

Jason Dean was found guilty of all charged offenses and was sentenced to death for the aggravated murder of Titus Arnold and the attempted murder of six other people. On direct appeal, we reversed Dean's convictions, vacated the death sentence, and remanded the case for a new trial. See State v. Dean, 127 Ohio St.3d 140, 2010-Ohio-5070, 937 N.E.2d 97. In this direct appeal of Dean's convictions u... More...   $0 (11-29-2015 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Michael Jacobs

{¶1} Defendant-Appellant, Michael Jacobs, appeals the judgment of the Summit
County Court of Common Pleas convicting him of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and
corrupting another with drugs and sentencing him to a total prison term of four years. For the
reasons that follow, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.
{¶2} The Summit County Grand Jury indicted Jacobs on the f... More...
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Hustler Cincinnati, Inc. v. Paul Cambria, Jr.

The Hustler enterprise is a media conglomerate that publishes
sexually explicit magazines, operates retail stores, and manages a clothing line, among many
other ventures. It also started as a family business. Brothers Jimmy and Larry Flynt opened the
first Hustler nightclub together in 1969, and many members of the Flynt clan have worked in the
Hustler enterprise over the years. Bu... More...
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Paul Volkman is a former doctor who cast himself as a “pain management physician.” Educated at the University of Chicago, Volkman holds an M.D. and Ph.D. in pharmacology from that institution. See Volkman v. United States Drug Enforcement Admin., 567 F.3d 215, 217 (6th Cir. 2009). Before the events leading up to his conviction, he was board-certified in emergency medicine and was a “diplomat” o... More...   $0 (08-15-2015 - OH)

Darryl Gumm v. Betty Mitchell, Warden

Petitioner Darryl Gumm is mentally retarded and has an IQ of
approximately 70. He was convicted by an Ohio jury for the kidnapping, attempted rape, and
murder of ten-year-old Aaron Raines. For these crimes, Petitioner was sentenced to death. His
convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal, and his state post-conviction petition
was found to lack merit by the Ohio state... More...
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Victoria Stamper, et aux. v. Dr. Michael Drazink

Victoria Stamper, et aux. sued Dr. Michael Drazink on medical malpractice theories claiming that he provided substandard care to her in 2009 and, as a direct result, she suffered permanent lung damage that left her unable to take deep breathers. Her husband claiming that he was entitled to loss of consortium damages as a result of harm caused to his wife. The Plaintiffs claimed that Dr. Draznik ... More...   $1200000 (09-12-2014 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Kevin Knoefel

The State of Ohio charged Kevin Knoefel, age 43, with conspiracy to commit the murder of his wife, Lisa, age 41. The State alleged that Knoefel used his sexual relationship with his foster daughter. Defendant was also charged with six counts of sexual battery of Sabrina Zunich, age 17. Lisa Knoefel was stabbed to death in November 2012.

Zunich took the stand and testified that she was... More...
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Lauren J. Ross v. American Red Cross

In September 2008, Lauren Ross participated in a blood drive at an American Red Cross (“Red Cross”) center in Columbus, Ohio. She alleges that the Red Cross’s phlebotomist1 improperly inserted a needle into her left arm, injuring a nerve, and failed to provide appropriate follow-up care, causing her to develop a chronic pain condition.

In October 2009, Ross sued the Red Cross in state... More...
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United States of America v. Steven Warshak

Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Inc., was an incredibly profitable company that served as the distributor of Enzyte, an herbal supplement purported to enhance male sexual performance. In this appeal, defendants Steven Warshak (“Warshak”), Harriet Warshak (“Harriet”), and TCI Media, Inc. (“TCI”), challenge their convictions stemming from a massive scheme to defraud Berkeley’s custome... More...   $0 (06-12-2010 - OH)

Kristi Longbottom v. Mercy Hospital Clermont

{¶ 1} Appellants/cross-appellees, Gary Steven Huber, D.O. and Qualified Emergency Specialists, Inc., appeal from a judgment of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas awarding $2,743,673.66 in damages and prejudgment interest to appellees/cross-appellants, Kyle Jacob Smith and his parents, Kristi Longbottom and Jesse Smith, on their claims for medical malpractice and loss of consortium. Dr. Hub... More...   $0 (05-14-2012 - OH)

Tony B. Bohl v. Cassens Transport Co.

{¶1} Plaintiff-appellant, Cassens Transport Co. (hereinafter “Cassens”), appeals the judgment of the Seneca County Court of Common Pleas finding that defendant-appellee, Tony B. Bohl (hereinafter “Bohl”), was entitled to participate in the workers’ compensation system for the condition of substantial aggravation of preexisting degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine. For the reason... More...   $0 (05-21-2012 - OH)

Jack G. Gibbs v. Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

{¶ 1} Plaintiff-appellant, Jack G. Gibbs, Jr., Administrator of the Estate of Blanks Treadway ("Treadway"), deceased, appeals from a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas granting summary judgment in favor of defendant-appellee, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority ("CMHA"). For the reasons that follow, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

{¶ 2} On Saturday, Augus... More...
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Charles Clark v. W & M Kraft, Inc.

Plaintiffs Charles and Kelley Clark appeal a jury verdict in favor of defendants W & M Kraft (“Kraft”), DB Industries (“DBI”), Ingram Barge Company (“Ingram”), and Consolidated Grain and Barge Company (“CGB”). Kraft appeals the district court’s dismissal of its cross-claim against CGB with prejudice. We AFFIRM the verdict from the district court and REVERSE and REMAND the distric... More...   $0 (02-27-2012 - OH)

Brandy Andler v. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc.

Plaintiff-Appellant Brandy Andler appeals the district court’s decision to exclude the testimony of her expert witness regarding loss of future earning capacity in her personal injury lawsuit against Defendant-Appellee Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. (“Clear Channel”). Clear Channel cross-appeals the denial of its motion for judgment as a matter of law on the issue of liability. Because the... More...   $0 (02-29-2012 - OH)

Jonathan Hirsch v. Christopher Mann

Following a train crash that allegedly exposed a small town to cancer-causing agents, the Plaintiffs-Appellants sought damages on behalf of a putative class. The district court granted summary judgment for the train company, CSX Transportation (CSX), because the Plaintiffs had not established general or specific causation and, as a matter of law, any increased risk of cancer or other diseases was ... More...   $0 (09-08-2011 - OH)

Lloyd B. Fry v. Jack L. King

{¶ 1} This matter is before the Court on the Notice of Appeal of Lloyd B. Fry, filed April 2, 2010. On April 7, 2008, Fry filed a complaint against Jack L. King following a July 4, 2006, collision between Fry’s motorcycle and King’s vehicle at the intersection of Route 66 and Ziegler Road, in Piqua. Fry alleged that King pulled his vehicle into the southbound lane of State Route 66 from Ziegl... More...   $0 (03-04-2011 - OH)

Jeanne Malcolm v. Timothy G. Duckett, M.D.

{¶ 1} This is an appeal from a judgment of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, in which the trial court awarded summary judgment to appellee, St. Luke's Hospital ("St. Luke's"), and dismissed a complaint filed against St. Luke's by appellant, Jeanne Malcolm, for damages on a claim of negligent credentialing. On appeal, appellant, Jeanne Malcolm, sets forth the following as her sole assignment... More...   $0 (02-25-2011 - OH)

Cynthia Sue Heider v. Siemens, A.G.

{¶1} Plaintiffs-appellants, Cynthia Sue Heider, individually and as administrator of the Estate of Matthew J. Heider, and Cynthia Sue Heider, as parent, natural guardian, and next friend of Rachel E. Heider (“Rachel”), a minor, (collectively “the estate”) appeal the Allen County Court of Common Pleas’ grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants-appellees Ottawa Oil Company, Inc. (â... More...   $0 (02-28-2011 - OH)

Jane Doe v. Dean Boland

In the course of preparing expert testimony and exhibits for a criminal trial, Dean Boland downloaded images of children from a stock photo website, digitally “morphed” them into pornography, then used the images to help his clients resist child pornography charges in federal and state courts. Boland’s actions, as it turned out, created potential problems of their own. On the criminal side, ... More...   $0 (01-19-2011 - OH)

Donald Ward v. Summa Health System

{¶ 1} This case involves a patient who may have contracted a bloodborne disease from a health-care provider during a hospital stay. The issue for our review concerns the patient’s ability to obtain discovery to determine the source of his exposure.

I. Case Background

{¶ 2} In May 2006, appellee Donald Ward underwent a procedure to replace his heart valve at Summa Health Syste... More...
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Martin Jakubowski v. The Christ Hospital, Inc. and Philip Diller

Plaintiff-appellant Martin Jakubowski suffers from Asperger’s Disorder1 and was formerly employed as a family practice medical resident at The Christ Hospital, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. He filed suit against Christ Hospital and the director of his program there, Dr. Philip Diller, after he was terminated from his position. Jakubowski claims that Christ Hospital and Diller terminated him because ... More...   $0 (12-08-2010 - OH)

Barbara Rose v. Truck Centers, Inc.

Plaintiffs Barbara and Robert Rose appeal an order entered in this products liability action by the district court granting Defendant TRW Automotive, U.S., LLC’s motion for summary judgment based on the inadmissibility of Plaintiffs’ expert’s testimony. In granting summary judgment, the district court concluded that Plaintiffs’ expert was not a qualified expert under Federal Rule of Eviden... More...   $0 (08-06-2010 - OH)

Academic Imaging, LLC v. Soterion Corp.

Academic Imaging, LLC, and Newark Health Imaging, LLC (“NHI”), filed suit against Soterion Corp., Soteria Imaging Services, Inc., and other parties, in connection with Academic’s purchase of Soterion’s interest in NHI, which Academic and Soterion owned jointly. Academic and NHI brought a number of causes of action in tort and contract, including conversion, violation of Ohio Rev. Code § 1... More...   $0 (11-13-2009 - OH)

Barbara Pettiford v. Rajendra K. Aggarweal

{¶ 1} Barbara Pettiford appeals from a summary judgment issued in favor of appellee, Rajendra Aggarwal, M.D., in a medical malpractice case. For the following reasons, the judgment of the trial court will be reversed and remanded for further proceedings.


{¶ 2} At all times relevant, Dr. Rajendra Aggarwal operated a family practice and minor surgery facility in Dayton, Ohio. Barba... More...
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New Concept Housing, Inc. v. United Department Stores Co., No. 1, Inc.

{¶1} Plaintiffs-appellants, New Concept Housing, Inc., and George B. Stewart (collectively, “New Concept”), appeal the judgments of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in favor of defendants-appellees, United Department Stores Co., No. 1, Inc., (“UDS”), Thomas H. Bergman, and Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLP (“Cohen Todd”), in a lawsuit arising from the sale of an apartment com... More...   $0 (06-07-2009 - OH)

George David Fossyl v. Michael R. Milligan and Thomas A. Watson

Defendants-appellants Michael R. Milligan1 and Thomas A. Watson appeal several jurisdictional and evidentiary rulings of the district court in this civil rights and wrongful death action brought by plaintiffs-appellees George David Fossyl (individually and as the Administrator of the Estate of Cheryl Fossyl), Tonia Harris, and Martin Fossyl stemming from the murder of a sixteen-year-old girl, Che... More...   $0 (03-18-2009 - OH)

Ron Benit v. Mercedes-Benz, USA, LLC

Plaintiff Ron Benit sued defendant Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, under Ohio’s Lemon Law, alleging that his $116,000 Mercedes S55 AMG was a “lemon.” A jury found in favor of Mercedes. Benit appeals the district court’s exclusion of evidence of certain repairs made to his car, rulings regarding witness testimony, partial grant of Mercedes’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, and a jury inst... More...   $0 (03-25-2009 - OH)

P. Valerie Knowlton v. Suzzanne Knowlton Schultz, et al.

{¶1} Plaintiffs-appellants, P. Valerie Knowlton and Norma Knowlton, executor of the estate of Peter M. Knowlton, (collectively “the children”) appeal a judgment of the Hamilton County probate court in favor of defendants-appellees, Charles Lindberg and Fifth Third Bank, the executors of the estate of Austin E. Knowlton and the trustees of the Austin E. Knowlton Trust (collectively “the esta... More...   $0 (11-21-2008 - OH)

Bill Eves v. American Clearinghous, Inc., et al.

Appellant Bill Eves (“Eves”) sold mapping systems and other products as a representative for Appellee American Clearinghouse, Inc. (“ACH”), for a period beginning in 1997 and ending in August 2001. Eves and ACH had a profit-splitting agreement whereby Eves received one-third of the profits, ACH received one-third of the profits, and ACH paid marketing expenses with the remaining one-third ... More...   $0 (11-20-2008 - OH)

Transpro, Inc. v. Leggett & Platt, Inc.

This is an appeal from the decision of the district court, granting the motion for summary judgment of Counterplaintiff-Appellee Leggett & Platt, Inc. (hereinafter, “Leggett”) on its counterclaim for breach of a representation of a Net Asset Value (hereinafter, “NAV”) representation in an agreement with Counterdefendant-Appellant TransPro, Inc. (hereinafter, “TransPro”). TransPro appea... More...   $0 (10-16-2008 - OH)

Timothy Gibson, et al. v. Precision Strip, Inc., et al.

{¶1} Plaintiffs-appellants, Timothy and Karen Gibson, appeal the decision of the Butler County Court of Common Pleas granting summary judgment to defendant-appellee, Precision Strip, Inc., in an employer intentional tort action.1

{¶2} Precision is a metal processing company which uses a coilmaster wrapper machine ("CoilMaster") in the wrap bay area of its Middletown, Ohio facility. The Co... More...
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Cynthia Yanovich and Michael Yanovich v. Zimmer Austin, Inc. and Zimmer, Inc.

Cynthia and Michael Yanovich brought an action in tort against the defendants, Zimmer Austin, Inc. and Zimmer, Inc., alleging that the artificial knees designed and manufactured by the defendants were defective under the Ohio Products Liability Act (OPLA). The defendants moved for summary judgment, arguing that: (1) Ohio law required Yanovich to submit expert medical testimony on the issue ... More...   $0 (11-21-2007 - OH)

Harold A. Corzin, Trustee v. Decker, Vonau, Sybert & Lackey, Co., L.P.A.

Appellant, Decker, Vonau, Sybert, & Lackey, Co., L.P.A. ("Decker"), provided prepetition legal services to the Debtor, Simms Construction Services Co., Inc. ("Simms Construction"). Decker received payment for those services from the proceeds of an arbitration award during the ninety days preceding Simms Construction's bankruptcy filing. Harold A. Corzin, plaintiff-appellee, sued Decker assert... More...   $0 (07-08-2004 - OH)

United States of America v. James L. Blaszak

The defendant, James Blaszak, entered a conditional plea of guilty to a single count charging him with selling testimony in a pending civil case, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 201(c)(3), based on his agreement to testify on behalf of the plaintiff in an antitrust action in exchange for $500,000. Blaszak reserved the right to appeal the constitutionality of § 201(c)(3) as applied to him, after he ... More...   $0 (11-18-2003 - OH)

James McDonald v. Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, et al.

James McDonald began working for Western-Southern on October 11, 1976. His last position with the company was as a district sales manager in charge of the Columbus, Ohio, office. As an employee of Western-Southern, McDonald was a participant in the Western and Southern Life Insurance Company Flexible Benefits Plan. The Plan provided LTD benefits for covered employees who were determined to suf... More...   $0 (10-20-2003 - OH)

American States Insurance Company et al. v. Caputo Brothers Builders, Inc., et al.

Negligence - Design and/or Construction of Building - Fire - This case involves the plaintiffs, American States Insurance Company and Hilltop Plaza Company who sued the defendant Caputo Brother Builders, Inc. in an action for negligent design and/or construction of a building. On June 4, 1991, the Hilltop Plaza located in Richmond Heights was substantially damaged by fire. The property was insur... More...   $0 (02-23-1998 - OH)

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