Ohio’s CAUV Case Stays in Court

Case Brought by Farmers Against State of Ohio For Excessive Taxation (CAUV) of Ag Real Estate Proceeds

Early in 2016 a group of Northeast Ohio farmers approached CLF founder Ben Calkins to seek his help in challenging Ohio’s application of its so-called CAUV system of taxation of farm land. Ben Calkins enlisted the help and leadership of noted class action attorneys Kevin T. Roberts, Josh Cohen, and Jim Rosenthal and a complaint was filed later in 2016.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge French recently denied the State’s Motion to Dismiss and mapped out a path for the case to move forward.

Click here to read a recent article from the Farm and Dairy Newspaper which supplies additional details on the case, including statements by Mr. Roberts, and its recent progress.

Also click here for a copy of the Court’s order denying the State’s motion to dismiss which is of course public record.

We at CLF are pleased to be assisting Ohio’s struggling farmers in this important case, along with Messrs. Roberts, Cohen and Rosenthal.


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