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Morrison v. Hunt

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Richland

June 16, 2017

JAMES F. MORRISON Plaintiff-Appellant
v.
JAMES D. HUNT Defendant-Appellee

         Civil Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 16 CV 0165D

          For Plaintiff-Appellant JAMES F. MORRISON PRO SE RICHLAND CORR. INSTITUTION.

          For Defendant-Appellee JAMES D. HUNT PRO SE MANSFIELD CORR. INSTITUTION.

          JUDGES: Hon. W. Scott Gwin, P. J. Hon. John W. Wise, J. Hon. Earle E. Wise, J.

          OPINION

          WISE, JOHN, J.

         {¶1} Appellant James F. Morrison appeals the decision of the Richland County Common Pleas Court denying his motions for default and summary judgment.

         {¶2} Appellee James D. Hunt has not filed a brief in this matter.

         {¶3} 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:

         (E) 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The decision may be by judgment entry in which case it will not be published in any form.

         {¶4} 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 Dist.1983).

         {¶5} This appeal shall be considered in accordance with the aforementioned rules.

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