Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Ohio Supreme Court announced this morning it’s adopting amendments to the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure relating to service by posting, including changes to the rules of appellate procedure, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and juvenile procedure.

“Many of the changes,” the Court’s news service reported, “target inconsistencies, remove outdated concepts, and clarify the rules. The amendments to Civ. R. 4.4 and Juv. R. 16 make it clear that service by posting can be used in initial actions and expand it to post-decree matters. In addition to the traditional “posting” of a notice on the courthouse bulletin board, service would use the county clerk of court’s website if it exists, although the amendments don’t require electronic posting.”

Text of Amendments

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