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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

8/3/2005 - Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005

2004-0244. SCM Chem., Inc. v. Wilkins, 2005-Ohio-3676.
Board of Tax Appeals, No. 2002-M-319. Decision affirmed in part and reversed in part.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3676.pdf
Summary: Tax Commissioner May Not Consider Property Tax Rebate if Application Filed After Statutory Deadline

2004-2052. State ex rel. Sagert v. Indus. Comm., 2005-Ohio-3670.
Franklin App. No. 03AP-1083, 2004-Ohio-6122. Judgment reversed.
Moyer, C.J., Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Resnick and Pfeifer, JJ., dissent and would affirm the judgment of the court of appeals.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3670.pdf
Workers’ compensation—R.C. 4123.52—Limit on retroactive payment of compensation for permanent total disability.

2004-2072. Disciplinary Counsel v. MacLean, 2005-Ohio-3672.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 03-107. Timothy M. MacLean, Attorney Registration No. 0069346, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, with credit for time actually served under a previous suspension.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3672.pdf
Attorneys — Misconduct — Engaging in practice of law while under suspension — Engaging in conduct prejudicial to administration of justice — Practicing law in violation of professional regulation — Two-year suspension with credit for time served.

2004-2115. Disciplinary Counsel v. Ulinski, 2005-Ohio-3673.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-001. Christopher Karl Ulinski, Attorney Registration No. 0046731, is permanently disbarred from the practice of law in Ohio.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3673.pdf
Summary: Akron Lawyer Disbarred
Attorneys — Misconduct — Engaging in conduct involving moral turpitude — Engaging in conduct involving deceit, fraud, misrepresentation, or dishonesty — Engaging in conduct adversely reflecting on fitness to practice law — Conflict of interest — Failure to maintain client funds in separate, identifiable account — Permanent disbarment.

2005-0017. State ex rel. Duran v. Kelsey, 2005-Ohio-3674.
Wood App. No. WD-04-077, 2004-Ohio-6464. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor and O'Donnell, JJ., concur.
Lanzinger, J., not participating.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3674.pdf
Sentencing — Plea bargaining — Recommendation of sentence by prosecutor not binding on court.

2005-0125. State ex rel. Washington v. Crush, 2005-Ohio-3675.
Hamilton App. No. C-040670. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3675.pdf
Mandamus — Reconsideration motion under App.R. 26(A) is a nullity when petition filed originally in court of appeals.

2005-0255. State ex rel. Keith v. McMonagle, 2005-Ohio-3669.
Cuyahoga App. No. 83961. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3669.pdf
Mandamus — Mandamus does not lie to compel act already performed — Claim of improper assignment of judge could have been raised in direct appeal — Parties may be dropped or added by court on its own motion.

2005-0267. State ex rel. Graham v. Findlay Mun. Court, 2005-Ohio-3671.
Hancock App. No. 5-04-43 . Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-3671.pdf
R.C. 2969.25(A)(1) — Inmate’s affidavit of indigency — Inmate’s failure to include brief description of nature of action subjects action to dismissal.

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