JANUARY 2005 SITTING
OF THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT
Thursday, January 6, 2005
9:00 a.m. Metropolitan Dev. Comm'n v. Pinnacle Media, LLC.
The Marion Superior Court entered summary judgment in favor of Pinnacle Media, declaring
that a citys stop-work order for a billboard that Pinnacle was building was
invalid, and it awarded Pinnacle Media attorneys fees. The Court of Appeals
reversed the award of attorneys fees but otherwise affirmed the judgment of the
trial court. Metropolitan Dev. Commn, et al. v. Pinnacle Media, LLC, 811
N.E.2d 404 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004). The Commission has petitioned the Supreme
Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.
Attorney for Metropolitan Dev. Comm'n Attorneys for Pinnacle Media, LLC
Jeffrey S. McQuary Alan S. Townsend
Indianapolis, IN George T. Patton, Jr.
Paul D. Vink
Attorney for Amici Curiae, Indiana Assoc. of Cities & Towns and Indiana Mun.
Karen L. Ariand
9:45 a.m. Tommy R. Pruitt v. State
Appellant Pruitt was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death by the
Dearborn Circuit Court upon the unanimous recommendation of the jury. In this
mandatory direct appeal, appellant argues the murder conviction and death sentence should be
Attorneys for Appellant Attorney for Appellee
William Van Der Pol, Jr. Andrew A. Kobe
Martinsville, IN Indianapolis, IN
Teresa D. Harper
Torrence E. Lewis
Thursday, January 13, 2005
9:00 a.m. Jerry Grinstead v. State of Indiana
Grinstead was convicted of Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Theft, and Conspiracy to
Commit Theft, for which he received an aggregate sentence of 108 years.
Grinsteads convictions were affirmed on appeal by this Court. In 2003, Grinstead
sought post conviction relief, which the post conviction court denied. He appealed
that denial to the Court of Appeals, which reversed and remanded for retrial.
The State Of Indiana has petitioned the Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction
over the appeal.
Attorneys for the Appellant Attorney for the Appellee
Susan Carpenter Justin Roebel
Linda Nicholson Indianapolis, IN