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Rule 3746-5-17 | Requirement for signature.


(A) When a party to an appeal, a person moving to intervene in an appeal, or an amicus curiae files any document, that person or his authorized representative shall identify himself.

(B) In the case of notices of appeal, if the person appealing or moving is a corporation, unincorporated association, or governmental entity, the person signing the document must indicate in the document his authority to so act. Further processing of the appeal is to be in accordance with section 4705.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) Signing a document constitutes a representation that the signer has read it, that to the best of the signer's knowledge, information, and belief the statements made therein are true, and that it is not interposed for delay. If a document is not signed, or the signature is not identified, or it is signed with intent to defeat the purpose of this section, it may be stricken and the proceeding may go forward as though the document had not been filed.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3745.03
Amplifies: 3745.03, 3745.04, 3745.05
Five Year Review Date: 4/21/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 8/24/1973, 3/9/1999, 5/27/2004, 6/21/2009, 5/30/2014