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 city’s stop-work order for a billboard that Pinnacle was building was invalid, and it awarded Pinnacle Media attorney’s fees. The Court of Appeals reversed the award of attorney’s fees but otherwise affirmed the judgment of the trial court. Metropolitan Dev. Comm’n, 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
                            Indianapolis, IN
        
Attorney for Amici Curiae, Indiana Assoc. of Cities & Towns and Indiana Mun. Lawyers Assoc.
Karen L. Ariand
Indianapolis, IN

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 reversed.

Attorneys for Appellant                Attorney for Appellee
William Van Der Pol, Jr.                Andrew A. Kobe
Martinsville, IN                    Indianapolis, IN

Teresa D. Harper
Torrence E. Lewis
Bloomington, IN

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. Grinstead’s 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
Indianapolis, IN