Richard Binder et al. and Gerald Butterfield et al. v. Cuyahoga County, Case No. 2019-1232
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
- Must classified civil service employees challenge an alleged reduction in pay through the administrative review procedure in R.C. 124.34 rather than filing a lawsuit for declaratory judgment in common pleas court?
- Do class-action plaintiffs who fail to exhaust available administrative appeals lack standing to pursue their claims in court?
- Do classified civil service employees have an independent cause of action under R.C. 124.34?
- May a trial court alter the proposed definition of those to be included in the class?