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Thursday, May 11, 2006

5/11/2006 - Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements

DISCIPLINARY CASES

2005-0398. Disciplinary Counsel v. Watson.
On December 7, 2005, this court indefinitely suspended respondent,
Michael Troy Watson, Attorney Registration No. 0029023, last known
business address in Cleveland, Ohio. On April 3, 2006, relator,
Disciplinary Counsel, filed a motion for order to show cause why
respondent should not be held in contempt for failing to obey this
court's order of December 7, 2005. Upon consideration thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by this court that the motion be and hereby is
granted to the extent that respondent show cause by filing a
written response with the Clerk of this court on or before 20 days
from the date of this order why respondent should not be held in
contempt.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, that all documents filed
with this court in this case shall meet the filing requirements set
forth in the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio,
including requirements as to form, number, and timeliness of filings.

2006-0485. In re Resignation of Taylor.
On affidavit of resignation from the practice of law of Kenneth
Michael Taylor, Attorney Registration No. 0022325, and on
eport filed under seal by Disciplinary Counsel.
Resignation accepted with disciplinary action pending.

MISCELLANEOUS DISMISSALS

2006-0258. State v. Alexander.
Cuyahoga App. No. 85688, 2005-Ohio-5200. This cause is pending
before the court as a discretionary appeal and claimed appeal of right.
It appears from the records of the court that the appellant has not filed
a memorandum in support of jurisdiction, due April 28, 2006, in
compliance with the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court and
therefore has failed to prosecute this cause with the requisite
diligence. Upon consideration thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by the court that this cause be is dismissed sua sponte.

2006-0691. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Reid.
Cuyahoga App. No. 87718. This cause is pending before the court
as a discretionary appeal and claimed appeal of right. It appears
from the records of the court that the appellant has not filed a
memorandum in support of jurisdiction, due May 1, 2006, in
compliance with the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court and
therefore has failed to prosecute this cause with the requisite
diligence. Upon consideration thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by the court that this cause is dismissed sua sponte.

MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS

On December 2, 2005, the following attorneys were suspended
from the practice of law pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(6)(B) for failing
to file their 2005/2007 Certificate of Registration and paying the
applicable fees on or before December 1, 2005. It has now come
to the Supreme Court’s attention that the following attorneys were
deceased prior to December 1, 2005. Upon consideration thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by the court that the suspension entered against the
following attorneys be and hereby is vacated:

Name Attorney Reg. No. City and State

Dennis John Buckley 30863 Cincinnati, OH
Nicholas William Catri 44482 Huron, OH
Edward Ackley Cole 44784
Fred Milton Cole 44786 Springfield, OH
Frederick George Ferguson 45960 Elyria, OH
Clarence Carodon Fowerbaugh 46159 Cleveland, OH
Joseph C. Frederick 46218 Cleveland, OH
John Devin Gilchrist Jr. 46487 Cleveland Hts, OH
Robert Grant Gilchrist 46488 Cleveland Hts, OH
Kathryn Rita Heidt 15373 Pittsburgh, PA
John Richard James 25847 Akron, OH
Robert Amos Kapp 48649 East Liverpool, OH
Richard Franklin Liggett 49480 Marysville, OH
Wade H. McIntosh 50119 Dayton, OH
Arthur M. O'Connell 50888 Cincinnati, OH
Andrew Pasko 41754 Mogadore, OH
James Hugh Rice 15337 Oklahoma City, OK
Harold David Shall 8172 Largo, FL
Philip Douglas Shepherd 39573 Midland, MI
Henry Walter Stark 15997 Cleveland, OH
Kingsley Arter Taft 54557 Cleveland Hts, OH
Frederick Reinhold Tourkow 28556 Ft. Wayne, IN
Joseph Alexander Ujhelyi 54886 Lorain, OH
Herman Lansing Vail 63069 Cleveland, OH
Harry Francis Walsh 55066 Hamilton, OH
Jack Edgar Zagrans 56731 Elyria, OH

MEDIATION REFERRALS

The following case has been referred to mediation
pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. XIV(6):
2006-0787. State ex rel. Spears v. Indus. Comm.
Franklin App. No. 05AP-96, 2006-Ohio-1654.

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