As I was walking through the Summit County Courthouse, I saw Manny Nemer and Ted Curtis about 20 yards away from each other.
I thought: This is either a major coincidence, or the eminent domain proceedings have begun. The answer is the latter.
It is not Manny's property that is at stake in the first trial, however. First is his relative Joe Nemer, who owns Joe's Sun Bar and Grille.
After you hear the verdict, remember how much the university offered: $1.038 million. Joe would have to get at least $2,000 more than that to make his fight worthwhile.
Manny's trial begins June 16.