These rules shall be known as the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure for the General Division of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court (“Rules”). These Rules shall supplement and complement the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure (“Civ. R.”), the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure (“Crim. R.”), the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio (“Sup. R.”), the Ohio Revised Code (“R.C.”) and any other applicable authority.
These Rules shall be interpreted and applied so as to avoid inconsistency with other governing authority. These Rules shall be construed and applied to provide fairness and simplicity in procedure and to secure the just, expeditious and economical determination of all cases.