Legal-Ease: Supreme Court of Ohio in Ottawa

Occasionally the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear verbal arguments somewhere other than in its courtroom. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, the Supreme Court of Ohio will be hearing arguments on three potential society-changing cases right in Ottawa, Ohio.

The hearings will take place in the Ottawa-Glandorf High School auditorium. The first case involves college football players and alleged brain damage. The second case deals with who bears the burden of proof in proving that someone “blacked out.” The third case deals with whether a lawsuit can be dismissed because it is “frivolous.”

Every so often, the Supreme Court of Ohio hears verbal arguments somewhere other than in its courtroom. All hearings of the Supreme Court of Ohio are open to the public, but we seldom want to travel to Columbus to listen. Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, we need only travel to Ottawa to hear the arguments involving three, potentially society-changing cases.

Prior to the hearing in Ottawa-Glandorf High School’s Auditorium (which is open to the public), the Ohio Supreme Court will have received documents explaining the various parties’ positions (called “briefs” even though legal briefs seldom have brevity). As to each case to be heard, the person or entity that wants to change the decision from the lower court of appeals has filed a brief of approximately 100 pages. The other person or entity has filed a brief of similar size. And, multiple, other documents have been filed in the meantime.

Read more about the upcoming hearings in Ottawa in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Supreme Court of Ohio in Ottawa

Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Supreme Court of Ohio in Ottawa”, by Lee R. Schroeder, March 31, 2018

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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