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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

6/14/2006 - Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements

MERIT DECISIONS WITH OPINIONS

2004-1824. Marrone v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 2006-Ohio-2869.
Medina App. No. 03CA0120-M, 2004-Ohio-4874. Judgment reversed.
Moyer, C.J., Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor and O'Donnell, JJ., concur.
Grady and Lanzinger, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
Pfeifer, J., dissents.
Thomas J. Grady, J., of the Second Appellate District, sitting for Resnick, J.
A consumer may qualify for class-action certification under
Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act only if the defendant’s
alleged violation of the Act is substantially similar to an act
or practice previously declared to bedeceptive by one of
the methods identified in R.C. 1345.09(B).


2005-0216 and 2005-0412. State v. Kreischer, 2006-Ohio-2706.
Perry App. No. 03 CA 20, 2004-Ohio-6854. Judgment affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Ford, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger,
JJ., concur.
Pfeifer, concurs in part and dissents in part.
Donald R. Ford, J., of the 11th Appellate District, sitting for Resnick, J.
Former R.C. 2929.18(A)(1) — Under former R.C. 2929.18(A)(1),
a court may order an offender to pay restitution to an
insurance company that incurred medical costs on
behalf of the victim.


2005-0501 and 2005-0502. Andrew Jergens Co. v. Wilkins, 2006-Ohio-2708.
Board of Tax Appeals, Nos. 2002-P-403 and 2002-P-614. Decision affirmed.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, O'Connor and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton and O'Donnell, JJ., dissent.
Personal property taxation — Off-the-shelf computer software
taxable as tangible personal property used in business.


2005-2440. Disciplinary Counsel v. White, 2006-Ohio-2709.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline,
No. 05-060. David Lee White II, Attorney Registration No. 0030927, 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.
Attorneys at law — Misconduct — Conduct involving moral turpitude —
Conduct adversely reflecting on fitness to practice law —
Conviction on felony drug offense — Disbarment.


2006-0121. Cuyahoga Cty. Bar Assn. v. Scott-Chestang, 2006-Ohio-2711.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline,
No. 05-002. Renee B. Scott-Chestang, Attorney Registration No. 0030616, 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.
Attorneys at law — Misconduct — Indefinite suspension —
Neglecting entrusted legal matters — Engaging in conduct
involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty, or misrepresentation —
Intentionally prejudicing or damaging a client — Failing to
promptly deliver funds to which a client is entitled.



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