State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D- Parma) today announced the introduction ofHB 463 which will broaden the scope of a Municipal Court’s jurisdiction and enhance the ability for Ohioans to seek and obtain justice in civil courts. Crossman’s bill is joint sponsored by State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville).


“The changes sought by HB 463 are long overdue,” said Rep. Crossman. “The Court’s jurisdiction has not been adjusted in nearly a quarter century and, over time, parties with civil disputes have been forced into courts which are typically farther away. This bill will make it easier for someone seeking justice in civil court to bring their claims in their hometown court where it belongs.”


According to Rep. Crossman, HB 463 proposes two substantive modifications to municipal courts’ existing jurisdiction:


-HB 463 increases municipal court’s maximum jurisdiction from the current $15,000 to $30,000;


-HB 463 also allows municipal court’s to retain jurisdiction of any counterclaim filed by a Defendant once the case has been filed regardless of the amount of the claim. 


No updates in the Court’s general jurisdiction have been implemented in over two decades.

 
 
 
  
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