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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

1/25/2006 - Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006

2003-0565. State v. Newton , 2006-Ohio-81.
Richland C.P. No. 02-CR-48H. 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/0/2006/2006-Ohio-81.pdf
Summary: Court Affirms Death Sentence for Mansfield Prison Killing

2005-1168. Columbus Bar Assn. v. Ashton, 2006-Ohio-78.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-059. Robert Edwin Ashton, Attorney Registration No. 0032276, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for two years, stayed on conditions.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2006/2006-Ohio-78.pdf
Summary: Attorneys at law — Misconduct — Two-year suspension with entire suspension stayed on conditions — Engaging in conduct that adversely reflects on fitness to practice — Failure to advise clients of lack of professional-liability insurance — Withdrawing from employment without taking reasonable steps to avoid prejudicing a client — Neglecting an entrusted legal matter — Failing to seek a client’s lawful objectives.

2005-1183. Disciplinary Counsel v. Runyan, 2006-Ohio-80.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-070. Jeffrey Lynn Runyan, Attorney Registration No. 0004873, is publicly reprimanded.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2006/2006-Ohio-80.pdf
Summary: Judges — Misconduct — Violation of Judicial Canons promoting public confidence in judiciary and requiring impartial performance of judge’s public duties and judge’s avoidance of appearance of impropriety — DR 1-102(A)(5) — Misconduct warrants public reprimand.

2005-1192. Columbus Bar Assn. v. Ginther, 2006-Ohio-79.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 04-060. Jeffrey D. Ginther, Attorney Registration No. 0022665, 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/0/2006/2006-Ohio-79.pdf
Summary: Attorneys at law – Misconduct – Indefinite suspension – Neglecting entrusted legal matter — Failure to carry out a contract for professional employment — Causing damage to a client — Withdrawing from representation without approval of tribunal and without taking action to avoid prejudicing client — Failure to cooperate in investigation of misconduct.

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