Dan W. Vossman, Plaintiff-Appellant,
AirNet Systems, Inc. et al., Defendants-Appellees.
from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (C.P.C. No.
Offices of Russell A. Kelm, Russell A. Kelm, and Colleen M.
Koehler, for appellant.
Russell A. Kelm.
Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, David A. Campbell, and Gregory
C. Scheiderer, for appellees.
Gregory C. Scheiderer.
1} Dan W. Vossman, plaintiff-appellant, appeals from
the judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, in
which the court entered a final judgment awarding deposition
transcript expenses as costs to Airnet Systems, Inc.
("Airnet"), Quinn Hamon ("Hamon"), and
Thomas Schaner, defendants-appellees.
2} Many of the factual details in this matter are
not germane to the issues in the present appeal, so only a
general recitation of the underlying facts is necessary. On
June 5, 2011, appellant, a pilot with Airnet, filed an age
discrimination action against appellees. Both parties took
several depositions. On October 19, 2012, the trial court
granted summary judgment to appellees. This court affirmed in
Vossman v. AirNet Sys., Inc., 10th Dist.
No. 12AP-971, 2013-Ohio-4675. On November 1, 2012, Airnet
filed a motion for approval of bill of costs, seeking to tax
as costs $3, 641.70 for the transcripts of the depositions of
appellant and four of Airnet's employees, including
Hamon. On October 19, 2016, the trial court granted the
motion for costs in its entirety. Appellant appeals the
judgment of the trial court, asserting the following
assignment of error:
TRIAL COURT ERRED IN AWARDING DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPT EXPENSES
AS COSTS UNDER CIVIL RULE 54 (D).
3} Appellant argues in his assignment of error that
the trial court erred when it awarded deposition transcript
expenses as costs under ...