APRIL 2001 SITTING


Thursday, April 12    

9:30 a.m.         Mark Warsco v. Dorothy Hambright, et al

    After a mother filed for bankruptcy relief, the trustee of her bankruptcy estate moved to intervene in this paternity action to collect a child support arrearage for the benefit of the mother’s creditors. The Allen Superior Court denied the motion, and the Court of Appeals reversed. See Warsco v. Hambright, 735 N.E.2d 844 (Ind. App. Ct. 2000). The mother seeks transfer. Attorneys for Mark Warsco: Theodore T. Storer and James Young. Attorney for Dorothy Hambright: Jon Laramore.

Friday, April 20

9:30 a.m.         Healthscript, Inc. v. State of Indiana

    The Marion Superior Court, Honorable Jane Magnus-Stinson, denied Healthscript’s motion to suppress certain evidence and refused to dismiss criminal charges of Medicaid fraud. The case is pending on a petition to transfer jurisdiction following the issuance of the Court of Appeals opinions’ reported at 740 N.E.2d 265 (2000) and 740 N.E.2d 562 (2000), on rehearing. Attorney for Healthscript: David McNamar. Attorney for State: Rosemary Borek.

Wednesday, April 25

9:30 a.m.         Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl f/k/a Christopher D. Peterson
                 v. State of Indiana

    Appellant Ben-Yisrayl (formerly known as Christopher Peterson) has been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. See Ben-Yisrayl v. State, 690 N.E.2d 1141, 1147 (Ind. 1997), rehearing denied (1998).
The Porter Superior Court denied post-conviction relief. In this appeal, appellant argues that various errors occurred at trial and in the direct appeal, that he was deprived of his constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel, and that the post-conviction court erred in not granting relief. Attorneys for Ben-yisrayl: Steven H. Schutte and Emily Mills Hawk. Attorney for State: Arthur Thaddeus Perry.