Ex-Justice James Celebrezze dies at 83; served with brother

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice James Patrick Celebrezze has died. He was 83. Celebrezze was part of the court's first sibling pair. He started on the court in 1983, while his older brother, the late Frank D. Celebrezze, was chief justice. The court says James Celebrezze died Feb. 10 of heart and kidney failure. Born in Cleveland in 1938, Celebrezze was an Army veteran, teacher, city law director and 10-year state representative. He also held positions on several other courts. A 1984 opinion he authored said that gradually acquired workplace injuries, and not just “sudden mishaps,” could qualify people for workers’ compensation disability benefits.

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