Thursday, August 20, 2009

Judge denies restraining order in Board of Elections lawsuit

Lucas County Republican Party chairman Jon Stainbrook filed suit in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to force the ouster of Board of Elections member Patrick Kriner.

This is part of an on-going effort by Stainbrook, who has a reputation for holding grudges and has been trying get rid of the current Republican members of the BOE for a while now, so he could have the position.

The hearing on Stainbrook's request for temporary restraining order was yesterday - and it was denied by Judge Ruth Ann Franks. The matter was continued until Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Patrick Kriner was present with attorney John McHugh and was given seven days in which to file a motion to intervene in the case, though that was to be held in abeyance pending the Sept. 23rd hearing.

Here is the court record from yesterday's hearing (Kriner's name is spelled incorrectly on the docket):

8/19/2009 1 Title : ORD:TRO DENIED
Case called for hearing on Plaintiff's "Motion for
Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction" on
August 19, 2009. Court reporter TRICIA WADSWORTH Ordered.
Attorney JOSEPH KIDD present on behalf of Plaintiff.
Plaintiff HANS SCHNAPP also present. Attorney ANTHONY
DEGIDIO present on behalf of Defendant. Attorney JOHN
MCHUGH present and made his formal oral appearance as
counsel for the potential Intervening-Plaintiff, Patrick
Kreiner. PATRICK KREINER also present.

Hearing had and oral arguments made on behalf of the
parties through counsel. Based upon the testimony
presented, it is ORDERED that Plaintiff's "Motion for
Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction" is
found not well-taken and DENIED.

It is further ORDERED that Attorney, JOHN MCHUGH, is
granted leave of seven (7) days to file his "Motion to

It is further ORDERED that this matter is continued for
hearing on September 23, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. Counsel's
"Motion to Intervene" shall be held in abeyance pending
said hearing.

August 19, 2009

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Poor little Sue (Jon)
What will he do?

Boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo.

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