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Ohio Supreme Court Sides with OHSAA

The court further stayed all proceedings while it considers OHSAA's complaint

The Ohio Supreme Court has granted the Ohio High School Athletic Association's (OHSAA) motion for emergency stay of enforcement of a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued August 15 by Judge Robert P. Ruehlman in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. The Ohio Supreme Court further stayed all proceedings in the Hamilton County action while it considers the merits of OHSAA’s Supreme Court complaint.  Judge Ruehlman issued the TRO in response to a filing by Roger Bacon High School and the other seven members of the Greater Catholic League-Coed Division.

Last Thursday, the OHSAA filed a complaint for a writ of prohibition with the Ohio Supreme Court, contending that Judge Ruehlman does not have jurisdiction to decide the underlying claims against OHSAA, as the OHSAA is a private association and its member schools are volunteer members who vote on their own bylaws and constitution.

A hearing that was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Hamilton County is now off and the Ohio Supreme Court will consider the OHSAA complaint. No date has been set for a possible decision.

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