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Third District Court of Appeals to hold court at ONU

Jan 4, 2012

The Ohio Third District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two cases in the Moot Court Room of Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m.

Judges Richard Rogers, Stephen Shaw, Vernon Preston and John Willamowski, sitting in panels of three, will hear the oral arguments in two cases pending before the Court of Appeals. Rogers, Shaw and Willamowski are alumni of Ohio Northern’s College of Law.

In a case from Allen County, Allen County Sheriff v. Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council Inc. (FOP), the FOP appeals the judgment of the Allen County Court of Common Pleas that granted the sheriff’s application to vacate a conciliation award regarding the issue of health care coverage for families of those employed by the sheriff’s office.

The judges will hear a second oral argument, State of Ohio v. Kimberly King, from Wyandot County. King appeals after a jury found her guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence, a fourth-degree felony, and she was sentenced to prison.

At the conclusion of the oral arguments, the appellate judges will take questions from the audience.

The appellate court’s special session at the College of Law is part of an educational outreach program that gives students, educators and the public the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the appellate process. The appellate court, based in Lima, Ohio, is comprised of 17 counties and travels among them for special court sessions.

This event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live on ONU3-TV.