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O'Shaughnessy v. Ibanez

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth District

February 23, 2017

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, Franklin County Clerk of Courts, Petitioner-Appellee,
v.
Regina M. Ibanez, Respondent-Appellant. Michael DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, Petitioner-Appellee,
v.
Regina M. Ibanez, Respondent-Appellant.

         APPEALS from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (C.P.C. No. 16CV-4577), (C.P.C. No. 16CV-5060)

         On brief:

          Ron O'Brien, Prosecuting Attorney, and Scott J. Gaugler, for appellee Franklin County Clerk of Courts.

          Regina M. Ibanez, pro se.

          Michael DeWine, Attorney General, and Stefan J. Schmidt, for appellee Ohio Attorney General.

         Argued:

          Scott J. Gaugler.

          Regina M. Ibanez.

          Stefan J. Schmidt.

          DECISION

          PER CURIAM.

         {¶ 1} Respondent-appellant, Regina M. Ibanez, appeals from a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas granting preliminary and permanent injunctions declaring Ibanez to be a vexatious litigator in two consolidated cases. For the following reasons, we affirm.

         I. Facts and Procedural History

         {¶ 2} On May 12, 2016, petitioner-appellee, Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, Franklin County Clerk of Courts, filed a complaint in Franklin C.P. No. 16CV-4577 ("the first case") seeking to have Ibanez declared a vexatious litigator. The clerk of courts then filed a motion for preliminary injunction and for an order consolidating the permanent injunction hearing with the preliminary injunction hearing. Subsequently, on May 26, 2016, petitioner-appellee, Michael DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, filed a separate complaint in Franklin C.P. No. 16CV-5060 ("the second case") seeking to have Ibanez declared a vexatious litigator. The trial court consolidated the first case and the second case in a June 6, 2016 order.

         {¶ 3} The trial court conducted hearings on the consolidated cases on August 5 and August 26, 2016. Following the hearings, the trial court issued a decision and entry on September 8, 2016 finding Ibanez to be a vexatious litigator and granting the requested injunctive relief. In its decision, the trial court noted that Ibanez routinely and repeatedly filed petitions for civil stalking protection orders and/or civil sexually oriented offense protection orders against persons who, by Ibanez's own admission, have never physically touched Ibanez and who have had no contact with her outside of their professional positions or outside of the courthouse. Specifically, the trial court found "[t]here has not been one instance, in the cases before this Court that involve judges, magistrates, employees ...


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