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July 15, 2006

Let's see what's happened in the past week or so...

9th District affirms murder conviction where victim died 19 months after beating by defendant... 2nd District vacates conviction based on no contest plea to misdemeanor where no "explanation of circumstances" given, as required by RC 2937.07, even though police report in file and defendant had agreed to finding of guilty; under law, defendant entitled to discharge... Good discussion by 12th District on good faith exception to the warrant requirement... 9th District holds that determination that verdict was not against manifest weight of evidence automatically means that evidence was sufficient...

8th District holds court has no authority to modify visitation in a civil protection order, although if divorce filed, that court can modify it... 11th District holds that proof of knee strain in work comp case does not require expert testimony... 8th District holds that court not required to find change of circumstances to modify shared parenting plan; "best interest of child" test is to be employed... 9th District reverses dismissal of complaint for failure to state a claim, holding that promissory estoppel remains an exception to employment at will doctrine.

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