Briefing Room

litigation and the judicial process

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Professor Ric Simmons chosen for court task force to examine grand jury system

Professor Ric Simmons has been selected to serve on a task force that will examine potential changes to Ohio’s grand jury system in the wake of controversy over fatal police shootings.

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Ann M. Donnelly ‘84 sworn in as federal judge for the Eastern District of New York

Ann M. Donnelly ‘84 was officially sworn in as the 61st judge of the Eastern District of New York during an investiture ceremony at the Roosevelt Courthouse in Brooklyn earlier this month.

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Robert Bilott ’90 profiled in New York Times Magazine article

Moritz alumnus Robert Bilott ’90 was the subject of a New York Times Magazine profile, for his work taking on American chemical company DuPont.

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Hanz Wassenburger feature

Alumnus Balances Law, Writing Careers

When Ben Franklin famously said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person,” he probably had someone like screenwriter, lawyer, and family man Hanz Wasserburger ’97 in mind. For years, Wasserburger, who lives with his family in Austin, Texas, has juggled and excelled in two wildly different, but equally demanding, careers.

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Goyal, Snow take home moot court awards

2Ls Shalini Goyal and Kyla Snow took second place in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Central Regional competition on October 3. The duo won the Best Brief Award in the competition and Goyal was named Best Oralist. The team will advance to the national competition in New Orleans on November 8-9.

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Sandretto Fights For Victims of Domestic Violence

Kathryn Sandretto ’05 knows what it feels like to be hated. As a prosecutor in Lucas County who has devoted the last few years to putting abusers behind bars, she has felt the wrath of both the abusers – and the family members who have suffered at their hands.

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Supreme Court Litigator Carter Phillips Visiting

Carter G. Phillips, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., and graduate of The Ohio State University, will speak on his Supreme Court practice at the Barrister Club on Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon. Phillips has argued over […]

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2015-2016 Supreme Court Roundtable

With certiorari granted to a variety of cases, the new U.S. Supreme Court term is sure to be an interesting one. Join the American Constitution Society and Federalist Society chapters in previewing upcoming cases in front of the Roberts Court […]

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Chamallas cited extensively in lead paint case

Judge Jack B. Weinstein of a New York federal court relied heavily on the research of Professor Martha Chamallas in deciding a recent case involving a young child who was injured by lead paint. The defendant argued damages should be reduced because the child is Hispanic.

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Hemmeter becomes Delaware County’s first female trial-court judge

Marianne Hemmeter ’97 became Delaware County’s first female trial-court judge last month when Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed her to the Municipal Court bench.

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Stautberg appointed to court of appeals

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Peter J. Stautberg ‘93 to serve on the First District Court of Appeals.

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After 40 years in practice, Woods starts new job as judge

After 40 years spent as a trial lawyer and advocate, the Honorable William H. Woods ’73 began his first term in judicial office last month, taking the bench on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

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