Yearly Archives: 2013


Motion to Dismiss Section 1983 Claim Granted

In Bright v. Gallia County, et al, 2:12-CV-00800-JLG-EPD, Bright, a former Gallia County Assistant Public Defender, brought suit alleging that the County Commissioners and the County Public Defender Commission had a constitutional obligation to prevent a local judge from removing him from all felony criminal cases in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas. Bright [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:42-04:00July 15th, 2013|Case Study|

Employee Handbook Does Not Alter Appointing Authority’s Power to Remove Employees

The Third Appellate District Court held that as the appointing authority a County Home Administrator has the authority to remove employees despite an employee handbook stating the county commissioners are the appointing authority. Lawrence v. Hardin Hills. Ohio App. 3rd Dist. Case No. 6-12-13 (May 20, 2013). The Hardin Hills Office Manager was removed from [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:42-04:00May 30th, 2013|Case Study|

Arbitrator Finds that Clear and Unambiguous Contract Language Permits a Recently Self-Demoted Deputy to Bid for Day Shift Position

A Sheriff’s Office posted a highly coveted opening for a deputy on day shift in the road division. During the seven-day posting period, ten employees signed the posting, including one deputy who chose to resign his sergeant stripes in order to bid for the open deputy position. The former sergeant had the most seniority and [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:42-04:00May 9th, 2013|Case Study|

Appellate Ct. Sustains Termination and Upholds Vacating Arb. Award

The Tenth District Ct. of Appeals upheld a decision of the Franklin Co. Common Pleas Ct. vacating an arbitration award of back pay and benefits to a city union member because the arbitrator exceeded his authority under the collective bargaining agreement. In addition, the Appeals Court affirmed the Common Pleas Court’s decision denying the union’s [...]

2017-10-24T13:31:42-04:00March 27th, 2013|Case Study|