FEBRUARY 2001 SITTING
OF THE SUPREME COURT


Thursday, February 1

9:30 a.m.     HOWARD ALLEN v. STATE OF INDIANA

Appellant Allen was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. See Allen v. State, 686 N.E.2d 760 (Ind. 1997). The Marion Superior Court denied post-conviction relief from the conviction and sentence. In this appeal, appellant argues that various errors occurred at trial and on appeal, and that his attorneys were ineffective. Attorney for Allen: Joanna Green. Attorney for State:
Priscilla J. Fossum.

Thursday, February 8

9:30 a.m.     STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY v. T.B., a minor

    A child brought a personal injury action against the defendants. The defendants’ insurer denied coverage based on a coverage exclusion. The child and the defendants entered into a consent judgment, and the Monroe Circuit Court granted the child summary judgment against the insurer as garnishee defendant based on the consent judgment. The Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment against the insurer, reducing it to the policy limit. See State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. T.B., 728 N.E.2d 919 (Ind. Ct.App.2000). The insurer seeks transfer. Attorneys for State Farm: Julia Blackwell Gelinas, Hugh E. Reynolds, Jr., and James Dimos. Attorney for T.B.: Julie L. Michaelis.

Wednesday, February 14

9:30 a.m.     NORMAN TIMBERLAKE v. STATE OF INDIANA

    Appellant Timberlake was convicted of the murder of Indiana State Trooper Michael Green, and appellant was sentenced to death. See Timberlake v. State, 690 N.E.2d 243 (Ind. 1997). The Marion Superior Court denied post-conviction relief from the conviction and sentence. In this appeal, appellant argues the denial of relief was error because he is mentally incompetent, because his attorneys were ineffective, and because of trial court error. Attorney for Timberlake: Eric K. Koselke. Attorney for State: Priscilla J. Fossum.