We have continued the COVID safety measures put in place during the Pandemic.
Everyone entering the building must:
Plexiglass shields have been installed in each courtroom and in the Clerk’s Office.
Air filters are provided in select areas around the building.
In order for the parties to find out information necessary to prove their cases at trial, they are allowed to engage in discovery before trial. The Ohio State Bar has prepared an informative video about Discovery in Civil Cases.
Discovery is an important process because it allows you to collect the information you need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of both your case and the case of the opposing party.
There are several discovery tools any party can use to get information from the other side:
If a party does not comply with the requests for discovery, the court may prohibit parties from using the evidence, grant lawyer fees for the delay, or grant judgment to the opposing party.
When the judge believes that settlement is not possible, all discovery has been completed and all motions have been decided, the judge will set the matter for trial.