from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas C.P.C. No.
Williams, pro se., Gallagher, Gams, Pryor, Tallan &
Littrell L.L.P., and Mark H. Gams, for appellee.
Williams, Mark H. Gams.
1} Plaintiff-appellant, Karen Williams, appeals from
a judgment of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
entered on June 15, 2017, following a trial by a jury that
reached a verdict in favor of defendant-appellee, State Farm
Fire & Casualty Company ("State Farm"). She
also appeals the trial court's entry of July 18, 2017
denying her motion for a new trial. Because each of the
assigned errors Williams raises cannot be appropriately
reviewed without a transcript and because Williams did not
obtain a trial transcript, we overrule her assignments of
error and affirm the judgments of the trial court.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
2} On March 20, 2016, Williams filed a complaint in
the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas alleging that she
had suffered a loss at her business as a result of a fire.
(Mar. 20, 2016 Compl. at ¶ 6.) Williams alleged that
State Farm should not have denied her claim on the conclusion
that the fire was not accidental and that Williams had
breached her policy contract. Id. in passim; Mar. 8,
2016 Denial Letter, Ex. D to Compl. The pleadings before the
trial court show that State Farm admitted that it had insured
Williams' commercial property, that the property had
suffered a fire, and that it had sent a letter (attached to
Williams' complaint as Exhibit D) in which it voided the
policy. (May 12, 2016 Answer at ¶ 1, 3-4, 8.)
3} Before trial, the parties further stipulated to a
number of basic facts:
1. The parties entered into a contract, State Farm Insurance
Policy No. 95-QJ-8743-3, and said policy was valid and in
effect at the time of loss on March 28, 2015.
2.The policy provided coverage for commercial real estate and
contents and contained a provision for suspension of income.
3. Plaintiff suffered a loss to her property due to a fire
that occurred ...