… Pattakos quickly filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court, arguing that the council had no choice but to accept legal petitions. Cleveland’s powers-that-are waxed furious.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County prosecutors say woman who never received the sordid disciplinary history of the Olmsted Falls police officer who arrested her in 2016 should be allowed to withdraw her no-contest plea.
That Olmsted Falls police and its city attorney did not include several complaints and discipline levied against Sgt. Floyd Takacs when they turned over his personnel file to the judge overseeing Elko’s case “calls into question the fundamental fairness of the proceedings leading up to Elko’s plea,” according to a motion. …
Prosecutors hid evidence of Olmsted Falls officer’s history of verbal abuse toward women, woman claims—Cleveland.com
The records show that [Olmsted Falls police officer Floyd] Takacs, who was involved in what was later determined by police brass to be an attempt to
Newburgh Heights mayor’s defamation lawsuit against Cleveland TV station over critical story can proceed, judge rules—Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County judge refused to throw out a defamation and libel lawsuit filed by Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and village council members against WEWS Channel 5, its parent media company and reporter Jonathan Walsh.
A lawsuit filed by two former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutors alleges discrimination as the reason behind their forced resignations.
Former Cuyahoga County prosecutors sue Michael O’Malley after being forced out over juvenile case problems—Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two former Cuyahoga County prosecutors filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging Prosecutor Michael O’Malley and his staff forced them to resign last year and treated them as scapegoats when O’Malley’s staff said it uncovered dozens of uncharged sexual assault cases in the juvenile justice unit.
Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins suing Channel 5 for ‘outlandish’ defamatory story—Cleveland Scene
Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and four Newburgh Heights village councilpeople have filed a scorching lawsuit against News Channel 5. They allege that a November story by reporter Jonathan Walsh was false and defamatory.
A complaint filed Thursday morning in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas contends that the story, and the defamation therein, represents a “calculated and perverse political smear” against Elkins, a rising star in the County Democratic Party.
AKRON, Ohio – A Summit County judge on Monday issued a ruling that lifted a gag order and granted access to court lawsuit that accuses the personal-injury firm Kisling, Nestico and Redick of defrauding clients.
Ohio Supreme Court sides with Q deal referendum backers, says petitions must be accepted—Cleveland Scene
The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with referendum backers in the Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal case, ruling that City Council Clerk Pat Britt had no authority to reject 20,000+ signatures that sought a referendum on the city of Cleveland’s legislation related to the deal.
Big win for plaintiffs in nanny-school sex-abuse case, plus victory for First Amendment—Cleveland Scene
In what attorneys are calling a victory for state policies against child abuse and a vindication for the First Amendment, Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals upheld the trial victory of a former student and former employee of the Chagrin Falls-based English Nanny & Governess School.