JANUARY 2000 SITTING

OF THE SUPREME COURT


All oral arguments are conducted in the Courtroom, Room 317, State House, unless otherwise indicated.

January 26

9:30 a.m.     H.B., A.B., M.B. and S.B. V. STATE OF INDIANA-ELKHART
COUNTY OFFICE DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN AND FAMILY LEARNING CENTER

Children who had been adjudicated in need of services brought a civil action alleging that the State of Indiana--Elkhart County Division of Family and Children negligently recommended that they be returned to an abusive home. The State contends that it is immune from such action. The St. Joseph Superior Court dismissed the action, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. See H.B. v. State, 713 N.E.2d 300 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999). The plaintiffs seek transfer.

Attorney for H.B., A.B., M.B. and S.B.

Edward J. Chester
Elkhart, Indiana

Attorney for State of Indiana-Elkhart
County Office Div. of Family and Children
and Family Learning Center

Chris Worden
Office of Attorney General