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Portage County covers about 500 square miles in which 150,000 Ohio residents enjoy the verdant pastures, bustling industrial parks, and clamoring city centers. Portage County’s central location amid other major metropolitan areas makes it an ideal location to live.
Portage County is also called home by a number of lawyers who regularly practice in Portage County and are well familiar with the court processes. Lawyers in Portage County advise on a diverse selection of cases including immigration, bankruptcy, divorce, personal injury, and estate administration.
Recently in Portage County, the Metal Exchange Corporation filed a lawsuit in Portage County Common Pleas Court against Ravenna Aluminum. The breach of contract lawsuit is seeking damages in excess of $250,000 excluding interest. The dispute is over a May 2005 agreement between Ravenna Aluminum and Metal Exchange to purchase 220,000 pounds of aluminum for which Ravenna allegedly hasn’t paid. Ravenna Aluminum is in dire financial ruin and company officials are saying this is likely to be the nail in the coffin.
If you are looking to file a lawsuit in Portage County, you will probably find yourself at the Portage County Court of Common Pleas in Ravenna. Ohio Common Pleas Courts are responsible for hearing many different cases including tort, contract, real property with no maximum value, agency appeals, and traffic violations. Common Pleas Courts in Ohio retain exclusive jurisdiction over mental health, probate/estate, domestic relations, and juvenile cases.
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