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Stepp v. Freeman
Citation:Court of Appeals of Ohio, 1997, 119 Ohio App. 3d 68, 694 N.E.2d 792
Lionel Stepp (Plaintiff) and Donald Freeman (Defendant) were co-workers, both members of a group of employees at the Chrysler Acustar Plant who jointly purchased lottery tickets in a weekly lottery pool. The group had been in existence for five years, and although there were no written rules, it had established certain unwritten rules of conduct. Defendant was the organizer of the group at the time of the incident. The group had 20 members, and each member was expected to contribute $2.20 to the pool. After a work-related dispute, Defendant failed to inform Plaintiff that the group was purchasing lottery tickets one week, therefore Plaintiff did not contribute to the pool. The group subsequently won the lottery for $8 million. Plaintiff was denied his share by Defendant because he had not paid.
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