Jackson Center, OH asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Hello. I am wondering if I can appeal a civil judgement in Ohio. The plaintiff is our previous landlord.

She won a 15k judgment based on nothing but lies. We have to pay 10k just for floors and walls to be painted when they look EXACTLY like they did when we moved in. We didn’t have pictures in court but now we do (we dug through our camera rolls and found tons) we moved in and the floors were awful and not a single room was painted fully and there were large amounts of paint spots and scratches. She is complaining about a small spot on one floor in one room and somehow we have to pay for the entire house to get the floors refinished. The floors, even in the pictures she provided to the court with her belongings in the house, show how awful the floors were. I am flabbergasted at how a judge would rule for a whole house to get floor and wall work done after looking at those pictures she provided.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: First, I am not an Ohio lawyer. That being said, an appeal is always an option. Check the court rules about when you must note an appeal, and the next steps after that. It seems from your story that you might have an appeal issue.

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