MARCH 2000 SITTING

OF THE SUPREME COURT



March 28 – 9:30 a.m.

     CITY OF GARY, INDIANA V. INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE CO.

    The City of Gary enacted an ordinance designed to collect a fee from telecommunications providers that would be used to provide City residents with free access to the internet. Indiana Bell challenged the fee as an impermissible tax. The Court of Appeals ruled in favoring Indiana Bell, and the City of Gary petitioned to transfer.

             Attorneys for City of Gary

                Gilbert King
                Gary, IN
                William Malone
                Washington, DC

                 Attorneys for Indiana Bell Telephone

                James Wieser
                Schererville, IN
                Alex Stippler
                Michael Fruehwald
                Daniel McGill
                Indianapolis, IN