Civil Appeal from the Canton Municipal Court, Case No. 2013 CVI 00167
For Plaintiff-Appellant FLETCHER PIERCE, PRO SE
For Defendant-Appellee JOHN A. TSCHOLL
Hon. W. Scott Gwin, P. J. Hon. John W. Wise, J. Hon. Craig R. Baldwin, J.
(¶1} Appellant Fletcher Pierce appeals the decision of the Canton Municipal Court, Stark County, which granted judgment in favor of Appellee Joseph Louis, dba Louis Electric, in a small claims action concerning a dispute over a residential rewiring agreement. The relevant facts leading to this appeal are as follows.
(¶2} On January 9, 2013, Appellant Pierce filed a small claims complaint in the trial court, claiming that he had an oral contract with appellee to rewire a house on Lawrence Road NE in compliance with the pertinent building codes, provide separate electric service capability on the first and second floors, and add 220-volt service.
(¶3} The trial court scheduled a hearing before a magistrate for January 30, 2013. On February 8, 2013, after hearing the evidence, the magistrate issued a decision in favor of appellee.
(¶4} Appellant filed an objection to the magistrate's decision on February 19, 2013. The trial court thereupon overruled the objection and adopted the decision of the magistrate.
(¶5} Appellant filed a notice of appeal on March 13, 2013. Appellant filed his brief on May 13, 2013; appellee filed its brief on May 31, 2013.
(¶6} Although appellant's brief fails to comply with the Appellate Rules at numerous points,  in the interest of justice, we will interpret appellant's assigned errors as follows:
(¶7} "I. THE TRIAL COURTS DECISION IN FAVOR OF APPELLEE WAS AGAINST THE MANIFEST WEIGHT OF THE EVIDENCE.
(¶8} "II. THE TRIAL COURT ERRED BY PERMITTING APPELLEE TO INTRODUCE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS REGARDING THE ELECTRICAL ...