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Reardon v. LaRose

Case Information

Date Filed: March 16, 2020
State: Ohio
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Franklin Common Pleas (Case 20 CV 002105)


 Whether the secretary of state acted properly in taking emergency actions to postpone the Ohio Primary in the face of COVid-19? 


 Complaint Filed 3/16/20. Case terminated 3/17/20. Answer and cross-claim filed 3/17/20. Case reopened 3/18/20. Appeal Dismissed 3/31/20. Termination of Case 4/22/20. 

Common Pleas Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (3/16/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Motion For Temporaryrary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/16/20)
  • Affidavit Of Jill Reardon pdf file (3/16/20)
  • Affidavit Of Judith Brachman pdf file (3/16/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal By Plaintiffs pdf file (3/16/20)
  • Order Denying Motion For Temporary Restraing Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/17/20)
  • Order Terminating Case pdf file (3/16/20)
  • Motion To Intervene pdf file (3/17/20)
  • Intervenor Defendant's Answer And Cross-Claim pdf file (3/17/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (3/17/20)
  • Case Reinstated By Order pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Order Dismissing Appeal pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Termination Of Case pdf file (4/22/20)
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