Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh District, Lake
STATE OF OHIO ex rel. THOMAS L. THOMAS, Relator-Appellant,
CAROL ANN DISANTO, et al., Respondents-Appellees.
Appeal from the Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Case No.
2016 CV 000533.
L. Thomas, pro se, (Relator-Appellant).
J. Plassard, (For Respondents-Appellees, Carol Ann Disanto,
Dorene Disanto, Gregory Disanto, James Disanto).
Downy, pro se, (Respondent-Appellee).
B. Robison, (For Respondent-Appellee, Robert Meyers).
Michael M. Wolf, Holman, Frank & McDonald, (For
Respondent-Appellee, Jennifer O'Boyle).
DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, and W. Scott Meyers, Assistant
Attorney General, State Office Tower, (For
Respondent-Appellee, Mary Taylor).
Richard A. Williams and Susan S.R. Petro, Williams &
Schoenberger Co., L.L.C., (For Respondent-Appellee, Ann M.
E. Petersen, Petersen & Petersen, (For
Respondent-Appellee, Bill Spears).
Ziegler, pro se, (Respondent-Appellee).
COLLEEN MARY O'TOOLE, J.
Appellant, Thomas L. Thomas, appeals from the October 4, 2016
judgment of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas, denying
his pro se Civ.R. 60(B) motion for relief from judgment and
reaffirming its previous order dismissing his complaint for
lack of prosecution. Finding no error, we affirm.
This matter involves an underlying real estate transaction in
which appellant alleges that fraud was committed against him.
On March 21, 2016, appellant filed a pro se complaint for
declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus against appellees
Carol Ann Disanto, Dorene Disanto, Gregory Disanto, James
Disanto, Julie Downy, Robert Meyers, Jennifer O'Boyle,
Mary Taylor, Ann Radcliffe, and Bill Spears. Because
appellant failed to include appellees' addresses, the
trial court ordered that he file an amended complaint.
On April 14, 2016, appellant filed an amended pro se
complaint against the foregoing appellees and named an
additional defendant, appellee JR Ziegler. Appellant also
provided addresses for all parties pursuant to the trial
court's order. In response, the following appellees filed
answers and/or Civ.R. 12(B)(6) motions to dismiss: Bill
Spears filed answers on April 29, 2016 and May 2, 2016;
Robert Meyers filed an answer on May 3, 2016; Mary Taylor
filed a Civ.R. 12(B)(6) motion to dismiss on May 6, 2016;