Robby8900 Posted August 6, 2019 Report Share Posted August 6, 2019 I was reading in the local rules of court in a municipal court here in Ohio, and found this information stated in a pdf guide to small claims cases. It appears the court usally grants a defendant's motion to remove a case from small claims to place case on regular docket. Here is what is stated: Beware!!! Unfortunately, filing suit in Small Claims Court does NOT guarantee that the case will be heard there. Any Defendant has the right to ask that the case be taken out of Small Claims and put into the regular Municipal Court docket. The Court usually grants such requests or "motions." If this happens to your case, it will be scheduled for a pretrial in regular Court, and it may make it harder for you to continue without an attorney. While you would still have the right to represent yourself in Municipal Court, you will not enjoy the relaxed rules of Small Claims and you should, therefore, consider at least consulting with an attorney before going into Municipal Court on your own. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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