Court of Appeals of Ohio, Fifth District, Richland
from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 2017CV0908
Plaintiff-Appellant BYRON CORLEY.
Defendant-Appellee W. CHARLES CURLEY.
William B. Hoffman, P.J. Hon. Craig R. Baldwin, J. Hon. Earle
E. Wise, Jr., J.
1} Plaintiff-Appellant, Pete Acheff, appeals the August 23,
2018 judgment entry of the Court of Common Pleas of Richland
County, Ohio, granting summary judgment to
Defendant-Appellee, Meijer Inc.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} On December 22, 2017, appellant filed a complaint against
appellee claiming false accusations and unlawful detention.
Appellant alleged on December 28, 2016, upon attempting to
exit appellee's store, he was stopped and accused of
stealing. Appellee's employee "forcibly and
unlawfully seized" appellant's shopping bag, and
appellant was detained for approximately thirty minutes. As a
result, appellant suffered "great and lasting mental
anguish" requiring "continuous expert counseling
into the future."
3} On July 24, 2018, appellee filed a motion for summary
judgment, arguing statute of limitations and no genuine
issues of material fact. By judgment entry filed August 23,
2018, the trial court agreed and granted appellee's
4} Appellant filed an appeal and this matter is now before
this court for consideration. Assignment of error is as
5} "REVIEWING THE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT DE NOVO
THE RECORD IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING THAT THE TRIAL COURT ERRED
TO THE PREJUDICE OF ACHEFF BY BRANTING MEIJER'S, INC.
MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT."
6} In his sole assignment of error, appellant claims the
trial court erred in granting summary ...