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High court tosses ousted lawyer's JobsOhio request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A lawyer stripped of her leading role in a legal challenge to Gov. John Kasich's private job-creation agency won't be allowed to be a main party in the case against JobsOhio.

The Ohio Supreme Court's decision Wednesday resolves a running feud between attorney Victoria Ullmann and former employer ProgressOhio, a liberal think tank.

Ullmann alleged ProgressOhio forged a suspicious alliance with the libertarian 1851 Center for Constitutional Law designed to undermine the lawsuit's chances.

Justices denied Ullmann a continuing role in the case and also her request that center executive director Maurice Thompson provide proof of ethical conduct.

Ullman is still involved in the case because she filed a friend of the court motion.