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Tate v. Tate

Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Holmes

March 29, 2018

ROBYN M. TATE Plaintiff-Appellee
v.
BRUCE E. TATE, ET AL. Defendants-Appellants

          Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, Case No. 15DR019

          For Plaintiff-Appellee LON R. VINION

          For Defendants-Appellants JAMES M. RICHARD, ALETHA M. CARVER, GRANT A. MASON

          Hon. Patricia A. Delaney, P.J. Hon. W. Scott Gwin, J. Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr., J.

          OPINION

          Wise, Earle, J.

         {¶ 1} Defendants-Appellants, Bruce E. Tate (Case No. 17CA013) and Tate Farms Company, Ltd. and Tate Farms, a Partnership (Case No. 17CA014), appeal the June 26, 2017 statement of the case, findings of fact, conclusions of law, and decision filed nunc pro tunc by the Court of Common Pleas of Holmes County, Ohio, Domestic Relations Division. Plaintiff-Appellee is Robyn M. Tate.

         FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

         {¶ 2} On February 14, 1998, Bruce Tate and appellee were married. No children were born as issue of the marriage.

         {¶ 3} In 1997, prior to the parties' marriage, Bruce, together with father, mother, and brother, formed Tate Farms Company, Ltd. In 2004, the same parties entered into a written partnership agreement, forming Tate Farms, a Partnership.

         {¶ 4} On March 10, 2015, appellee filed a complaint for divorce against Bruce, and also named the Tate Farms entities.

         {¶ 5} On June 23, 2015, the Tate Farms entities filed a motion to dismiss. The trial court took the matter under advisement.

         {¶ 6} Hearings were held on September 19, 21, 22, 23, 29, and October 10, 2016. At the conclusion of the September 29, 2016 hearing, the Tate Farms entities moved for a directed verdict. By judgment entry filed October 11, 2016, the trial court granted the motion and dismissed the Tate Farms entities from the case.

         {¶ 7} On October 28, 2016, the Tate Farms entities filed a motion for sanctions followed by an affidavit detailing the attorney fees incurred.

         {¶ 8} On February 13, 2017, the trial court issued a statement of the case, findings of fact, and conclusions of law. The trial court referred to attached Exhibits A, B, and C which were not attached. Also on February 13, 2017, the trial court filed ...


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