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Chapter 2325 | Relief After Judgment

Section 2325.03 | Bona fide purchaser unaffected.

The title to property, which title is the subject of a final judgment or order sought to be vacated, modified, or set aside by any type of proceeding or attack and which title has, by, in consequence of, or in reliance upon the final judgment or order, passed to a purchaser in good faith, shall not be affected by the proceeding or attack; nor shall the title to property that is sold before judgment under an attachment be affected by the proceeding or attack. "Purchaser in good faith," as used in this section, includes a purchaser at a duly confirmed judicial sale.

This section does not apply if in the proceeding resulting in the judgment or order sought to be vacated, modified, or set aside, the person then holding the title in question was not lawfully served with process or notice, as required by the law or Civil Rules applicable to the proceeding.

Section 2325.12 | Recovery of excess of amount claimed in pleading.

When, by mistake of the pleader, the amount claimed in the pleading and recovered is less than the true amount then due, the party injured by the mistake may recover the balance by civil action, without costs.

Section 2325.15 | Revivor of dormant judgment or finding.

When a judgment, including judgments rendered by a judge of a county court or mayor, a transcript of which has been filed in the court of common pleas for execution, is dormant, or when a finding for money in equitable proceedings remains unpaid in whole or in part, under the order of the court therein made, such judgment may be revived, or such finding made subject to execution as judgments at law are, in the manner prescribed for reviving actions before judgment, or by action in the court in which such judgment was rendered or finding made, or in which transcript of judgment was filed.

Section 2325.16 | Service by publication.

When either party to the dormant judgment or finding mentioned in section 2325.15 of the Revised Code, his agent or attorney, makes affidavit showing that the adverse party is not a resident of the state, that such judgment or finding remains unsatisfied in whole or part and the amount owing thereon, service may be made by publication, as provided in section 2703.18 of the Revised Code, but only for judgments or findings in which personal service originally was made on the adverse party.

Section 2325.17 | Time a lien attaches when a dormant judgment is revived.

If sufficient cause is not shown to the contrary, the judgment or finding mentioned in section 2325.15 of the Revised Code shall stand revived, and thereafter may be made to operate as a lien upon the lands and tenements of each judgment debtor for the amount which the court finds to be due and unsatisfied thereon to the same extent and in the same manner as judgments or findings rendered in any other action.

Section 2325.18 | Limitation.

(A) An action to revive a judgment can only be brought within ten years from the time it became dormant, unless the party entitled to bring that action, at the time the judgment became dormant, was within the age of minority, of unsound mind, or imprisoned, in which cases the action may be brought within ten years after the disability is removed.

(B) For the purpose of calculating interest due on a revived judgment, interest shall not accrue and shall not be computed from the date the judgment became dormant to the date the judgment is revived.

Section 2325.19 | New parties to and revivor of judgment on death of party.

In case of the death of either or both parties after judgment rendered, and before its satisfaction, his or their representatives may be made parties to the judgment, and it may be revived by an action brought for that purpose; or they may be made parties thereto in the manner prescribed for the revival of actions before judgment. Such judgment may be rendered and execution awarded as might or should have been given or awarded against the representative of such deceased party.

Section 2325.20 | Judgment remanded for execution by court of common pleas may be revived.

When a judgment or decree has been rendered in the court of appeals and a mandate directed to the court of common pleas to carry it into execution, on the death of either or both parties thereto before its satisfaction, it may be revived in such court of common pleas in conformity with section 2325.19 of the Revised Code.