STATEMENT OF FACTS AND CASE
Appellant and appellee entered into an oral lease regarding property in Navarre, Ohio, in July of 2011. Appellant filed the instant action on October 30, 2012, alleging that he had made improvements to the house and was entitled to reimbursement or credit for rent. Appellee counterclaimed seeking unpaid rent of $600.00 per month from August 1, 2011.
Attorney Michela Huth filed a motion to appear pro hac vice as co-counsel for appellant on October 30, 2012. The motion was granted on November 1, 2012.
The parties appeared before the court for a hearing on February 19, 2013. At that hearing, it became apparent that Attorney Huth was involved in a romantic relationship with appellant and was living with him in the house that was the subject of the case. At the hearing, counsel for appellee informed the court that Huth will be a material witness in the case because she is living in the home. Huth acknowledged that appellant was her boyfriend and that she was living in the home, but represented that she had not witnessed any of the repairs that were the subject of the complaint or the counterclaim.
Judge(s): Craig R. Baldwin
Jurisdiction: Ohio Court of Appeals, District 5
|Court of Appeals Judge(s)|
|Appellant Lawyer(s)||Appellant Law Firm(s)|
|Sandra Cheshire||Cheshire Law Office|
|Appellee Lawyer(s)||Appellee Law Firm(s)|