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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

11/16/2005 - Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions Released

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005

2004-1103. Internatl. Assn. of Firefighters, Local No. 136 v. Dayton Civ. Serv. Bd., 2005-Ohio-5826.
Montgomery App. No. 20089, 2004-Ohio-2728. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
O'Donnell, J., dissents.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-5826.pdf
Summary: City May Award Bonus Points on Civil Service Test for Completion of Firefighter Apprentice Program

2004-1366. State ex rel. Advantage Tank Lines v. Indus. Comm., 2005-Ohio-5829.
Franklin App. No. 03AP-584, 2004-Ohio-3384. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor and O'Donnell, JJ., concur.
Lanzinger, J., concurs separately.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-5829.pdf

2004-1940. State ex rel. Jeany v. Cleveland Concrete Constr., Inc., 2005-Ohio-5828.
Franklin App. No. 04AP-51, 2004-Ohio-5842. 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-5828.pdf

2004-2009. State v. Nelson, 2005-Ohio-5825.
Cuyahoga App. No. 84108, 2004-Ohio-5608. Sua sponte, cause dismissed as having been improvidently accepted.
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-5825.pdf

2004-2107. Disciplinary Counsel v. Goetz, 2005-Ohio-5830.
On Final Report by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, No. UPL 04-03. William G. Goetz is enjoined from conduct that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law and civil penalty is imposed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, O'Connor and O'Donnell, JJ., concur.
Lundberg Stratton and Lanzinger, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-5830.pdf
Summary: Supreme Court Sets $30,000 Fine for Unlicensed ‘Lawyer’s’ Unauthorized Practice

2004-2112. Cuyahoga Cty. Bar Assn. v. Freedman, 2005-Ohio-5831.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 02-92. Steven A. Freedman, Attorney Registration No. 0025528, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for one year.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton and O'Donnell, JJ., concur.
O'Connor and Lanzinger, JJ., dissent.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-5831.pdf
Summary: Court Suspends Three Attorneys, Revokes License of Fourth for Failure to Disclose Criminal Record

2004-2169. Stark Cty. Bar Assn. v. Bennafield, 2005-Ohio-5832.
On Final Report by the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, No. UPL 02-08. Donald Bennafield is enjoined from conduct that constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.
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-5832.pdf

2005-0791. Disciplinary Counsel v. Claflin, 2005-Ohio-5827.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-037. Christopher Richard Claflin, Attorney Registration No. 0058554, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, with one year stayed on conditions.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
O'Connor, J., would stay only six months of the suspension.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2005/2005-Ohio-5827.pdf
Summary: Court Suspends Three Attorneys, Revokes License of Fourth for Failure to Disclose Criminal Record

2005-0816. Disciplinary Counsel v. Tyack, 2005-Ohio-5833.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-028. Deborah Ann Tyack, Attorney Registration No. 0012362, is indefinitely suspended 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-5833.pdf
Summary: Court Suspends Three Attorneys, Revokes License of Fourth for Failure to Disclose Criminal Record

2005-0866. In re Dabney, 2005-Ohio-5834.
On Report by the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness, No. 281. The license to practice law in Ohio of Tami Antoinette Dabney, Attorney Registration No. 0076509, is revoked. She may reapply for admission in February 2006.
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-5834.pdf
Summary: Court Suspends Three Attorneys, Revokes License of Fourth for Failure to Disclose Criminal Record

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