from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas C.P.C. No.
Rohrig, pro se.
1} Plaintiff-appellant, Kyle Rohrig, appeals a
decision from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
granting a motion to dismiss his complaint. Because Rohrig
failed to sue a valid entity, we affirm the trial court's
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} On August 1, 2018, Rohrig filed a complaint
against defendant-appellee "Tequila Cowboys
Columbus" ("Tequila Cowboys"). (Compl. at 1.)
He alleged that he was "unlawfully fired" or
"forced me to quit" as a result of harassment by
other employees and patrons. (Compl. at 1.) Rohrig's
entire complaint asserts the following allegations against
1. Let [p]atrons harass me knowingly and no investigation
done until another party asked for one to be done.
2. An employee unlawfully gave out my information to a party
to harass me by calling the police on me using said
information after the General Manager himself stated that it
was [only for] employee texts for work. No retaliation or
firing of that employee.
3. All employees and harassing party went around saying I was
fired after I had knowingly quit by several employees
including the General Manager Himself while lying to
harassing party about how long Plaintiff was banned for.
4. Plaintiff was told by several employees to keep his mouth
shut about being harassed which led to a hostile work
environment and a cease/desist order sent to Plaintiff
[be]cause all patrons wanted him back there and to settle
what really happened after Plaintiff found out about
Defendant saying Plaintiff was fired.
(Compl. at 1-2.) Rohrig then requests that he be awarded
"no less than part or full ownership" of Tequila
Cowboys in his prayer for relief. (Compl. at 2.)
3} TC Restaurant Enterprise, LLC ("TC"), a
non-party to the action, appeared and filed a motion to
dismiss. TC alleged that it owns and operates "Tequila
Cowboy Bar & Grill." TC requested that the trial
court dismiss the action because Tequila Cowboys is not a
valid legal entity.
4} Rohrig opposed the motion, arguing that the
business calls itself Tequila Cowboys on Facebook.
5} On April 11, 2019, the trial court granted
TC's motion to dismiss, finding that "Plaintiff has
failed to assert a claim against a sole proprietorship or a
valid legal entity." (Apr. ...