Local Rules of Court


RULE 14 - Assignment of Cases

(A) Actions for replevin shall be set for hearing in accordance with the provisions of R.C. Chapter 2737. No continuance will be granted unless by order of court and written stipulation of all parties.

(B) All other actions shall be assigned for hearing, pretrial conference or trial, based upon the facts, relief sought, and procedural issues of the case, except that actions involving the liberty of the person, wages, possession of property, and cases carried over from previous days or specially set by the court shall have preference.

(C) Notice of any proceeding requiring personal appearance of parties or counsel except as noted herein, shall be mailed, communicated by facsimile transmission or as otherwise provided to the parties or counsel not less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the appearance.

(D) Motions for advancement of proceedings shall be submitted to the court in writing with a copy served upon opposing parties or counsel. The court, in its discretion, may advance a pending case for trial or pretrial, upon motion of a party or on the court's own motion.

(E) Night Court Proceedings. Trials or hearings in civil cases may be set for hearing in the court's night session at the request of either party or by court order. The party is required to make the request at the time of either (l) the filing of a complaint or claim; or (2) within ten (l0) days of receipt of the complaint or claim, regardless of whether a responsive pleading is required. Upon request, the case will be scheduled for hearing at the night court session unless a timely objection is made by the opposing party within five (5) days of receipt of the request. Upon objection by the party or upon the court's own motion, the request for hearing during night court may be overruled.