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Asked on: 6/05/13, 3:33 pm

A former tennants father claims that I stole his riding lawn mower after the tennant left my property owing rent and utility bills. I do not have the mower and have never had it yet he has filed a civil lawsuit in small claims court. Who has the burden of proof?

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Answered on: 6/05/13, 8:07 pm by Eric Willison

In Ohio, the plaintiff has the burden of proving, by preponderance of the evidence, the facts that establish all of the elements of his claims against you.

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