Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Richland
JAMES F. MORRISON Plaintiff-Appellant
JAMES D. HUNT Defendant-Appellee
Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 16 CV 0165D
Plaintiff-Appellant JAMES F. MORRISON PRO SE RICHLAND CORR.
Defendant-Appellee JAMES D. HUNT PRO SE MANSFIELD CORR.
JUDGES: Hon. W. Scott Gwin, P. J. Hon. John W. Wise, J. Hon.
Earle E. Wise, J.
Appellant James F. Morrison appeals the decision of the
Richland County Common Pleas Court denying his motions for
default and summary judgment.
Appellee James D. Hunt has not filed a brief in this matter.
Preliminarily, we note this case comes to us on the
accelerated calendar. App.R. 11.1 governs accelerated
calendar cases and states in pertinent part:
Determination and judgment on appeal
The appeal will be determined as provided by App.R. 11.1. It
shall be sufficient compliance with App.R. 12(A) for the
statement of the reason for the court's decision as to
each error to be in brief and conclusionary form.
The decision may be by judgment entry in which case it will
not be published in any form.
One of the important purposes of the accelerated calendar is
to enable an appellate court to render a brief and conclusory
decision more quickly than in a case on the regular calendar
where the briefs, facts, and legal issues are more
complicated. Crawford v. Eastland Shopping Mall
Association, 11 Ohio App.3d 158, 463 N.E.2d 655 (10th
This appeal shall be considered in accordance with the