lawsuit

Appellate court resurrects OSU lawsuit over serial predator it employed

BY: - September 15, 2022

A panel of judges resurrected a lawsuit against Ohio State University brought by sex abuse victims who allege the school knew of and covered up the serial predation of a physician it employed. In a split ruling from the judges on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals released Wednesday, Judge Karen Nelson Moore writing for […]

After suing to delay a primary, LaRose blasts using courts to change election law

BY: - August 5, 2022

With COVID-19 quickly emerging as a new and lethal public health risk, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose joined the governor in announcing a bold and controversial move. They had organized plaintiffs, all in fragile states of health, to file a lawsuit in an effort to move Ohio’s March 2020 primary that was slated to […]

Ohio city sues Netflix and Hulu for piece of streaming pie

BY: - March 15, 2022

A small, Cleveland suburb has filed a lawsuit against Netflix and Hulu, trying to force the streaming companies to pay a franchise fee typically applied to cable providers. The lawsuit is part of a growing national trend of cities in at least 13 states, often pinched by shrinking budgets, targeting the nascent streaming industry for […]

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit targeting vaccine lottery

BY: - December 17, 2021

The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that alleged the state’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery program was an illegal spend and that mask mandates violate a Holocaust-era ethics doctrine around experiments with human subjects. The court dismissed the suit on legal grounds like standing and jurisdiction and left alone the vaccine conspiracy theories that undergirded […]

Arizona attorney general first to sue over Biden vaccine requirement on private businesses

BY: - September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Biden administration’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccine rule for private companies with at least 100 employees, arguing that the federal requirement violates the U.S. Constitution. In the legal complaint, Brnovich argues that the business vaccine and testing rules President Joe Biden announced last week violate […]

NAACP, Democrats file lawsuit over new “stand your ground” law

BY: - September 10, 2021

Two Democratic lawmakers and the NAACP filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a recently passed “stand your ground” law, which removes Ohioans’ legal duty to try to retreat before responding to a perceived attack with deadly force. The legislation passed in the dying hours of the previous General Assembly often known as the “lame […]

Dominion dismissed from Stark County voting machine lawsuit

BY: - August 24, 2021

A Stark County judge dismissed Dominion Voter Systems on Friday as party to a lawsuit filed by a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit seeking to reverse the county’s procurement of the company’s machines. The lawsuit, filed in May by Look Ahead America LLC, steers clear of any explicit allegation that Dominion voting machines were used to defraud […]

Ohio prisons to pay $1000 to inmate after withholding COVID-19 info, supreme court rules

BY: - April 29, 2021

The state prison authority must pay an inmate $1,000 after gumming up and rejecting his request for information on coronavirus infections among staff and employees at a Toledo prison, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled. In an unsigned opinion Tuesday, the justices ruled 4-3 that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections failed to satisfy Toledo […]

COVID deniers drop lawsuit against health department; their $130k legal fund remains

BY: - March 17, 2021

A citizen group called Ohio Stands Up dropped its lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health after alleging the state’s orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 amounted to “absolute tyranny.” The group of plaintiffs is comprised of eight Ohioans — including Ohio Board of Education member Kirsten Hill — who baselessly alleged that COVID-19 […]

Columbus, Dayton allege ‘dangerous failure’ in state gun background check system

BY: - November 10, 2020

Two of Ohio’s largest cities have accused the state government of a “continuing and dangerous failure” to report criminal convictions to the federal background check system, leaving the door open for felons to procure firearms. Attorneys for the cities of Columbus and Dayton filed the lawsuit in Franklin County court Monday morning. They’re asking a […]

After lawsuit, health department releases COVID-19 faulty test kit emails

BY: - September 28, 2020

After the Ohio Capital Journal filed a public records lawsuit, the state health department released several hundred pages of correspondence with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OCJ requested the correspondence on March 27, after then-Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton informed the public that a coronavirus test kit the CDC supplied […]

Democrats challenge LaRose’s election postponement in state Supreme Court

BY: - March 18, 2020

The Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order — issued hours before Election Day was to commence — postponing in-person voting until June. LaRose issued the directive rescheduling the elections after the CDC escalated its social distancing guidelines Monday. The guidelines are […]