11/12/2020


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Case No.Topics and IssuesAuthorCitation
11/12/2020 Case Announcements  Merit decisions with opinions—Merit decisions without opinions—Motion and procedural rulings—Appeals accepted for review—Appeals not accepted for review.  
Centerville v. Knab (Slip Opinion) 2019-0873Criminal law—R.C. 2929.28(A)(1)—Restitution to a victim—Marsy’s Law—Article I, Section 10a of the Ohio Constitution—Marsy’s Law focuses on private rights that are incongruent with an understanding of “victim” that includes a public corporation—A municipality is not a victim and has no right to restitution under Marsy’s Law.French, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5219
Coder v. Ohio Edison Co. (Slip Opinion) 2019-0951Subject-matter jurisdiction—Public utilities—Common pleas courts—Public Utilities Commission is not a court of general jurisdiction, and it may not adjudicate claims involving competing property rights, including those asserted by or against a public utility—Determination of scope of an easement does not depend on the Public Utilities Commission’s exercise of administrative expertise or review of a public utility’s vegetation-management program, but requires a court to interpret and apply the language of the instrument creating the easement—Judgment affirmed in part and reversed in part, and cause remanded to the trial court.Kennedy, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5220
In re Complaint of Surburban Natural Gas Co. v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. (Slip Opinion) 2019-1765Public utilities—Natural-gas distribution service—Demand-side-management program—Allegation that natural-gas provider improperly used incentive program to pay financial incentives to home builder to unlawfully gain advantage over competitor that already served home builder’s area—R.C. 4903.09—Public Utilities Commission adequately explained reasons for its decision, including why it did not follow the precedent relied on by complaining company—Orders affirmed.Donnelly, J.Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5221
State ex rel. Bandy v. Gilson (Slip Opinion) 2020-0458Mandamus—Public-records requests—Appellant not entitled to writ to compel production of coroner’s records—When a particular document has not been clearly requested, a writ of mandamus will not issue to compel production of that document—Court of appeals’ dismissal of petition affirmed.Per CuriamSlip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-5222
11/12/2020 Case Announcements #2  Motion and procedural rulings—Miscellaneous dismissals—Mediation matters.