Attorney for Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese
William T. Hopkins, Jr.
Michael A. Scheer
Fort Wayne, IN.
ZOLO AGONA AZANIA (formerly known as Rufus Averhart) v. State of Indiana
Thursday, May 2, 2002 10:40 a.m.
Azania was found guilty of the murder of a police officer and was sentenced to death in the Allen Superior Court. See Azania v. State, 730 N.E.2d 646 (Ind. 2000). This is an appeal from the denial of successive post-conviction relief.
Attorney for Azania
Attorney for State
Christopher L. Lafuse
Deputy Attorney General
AlliedSignal, Inc., et al. v. Shirley Ott
Thursday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.
Ott is suing several companies based on asbestos-related injuries allegedly suffered by her late husband throughout his working life. Defendants moved for summary judgment and argued that the Product Liability Acts ten-year statute of repose bars Otts claims. The Allen Superior Court denied the defendants motion for summary judgment. The court ruled that the statute of repose does not apply to asbestos-related claims like Otts and that barring such claims would violate Art. I, § 12 and Art. I, § 23 of the Indiana Constitution. In this interlocutory appeal of that order, the Indiana Supreme Court has granted an emergency transfer of jurisdiction and scheduled oral argument.
Attorneys for AlliedSignal, Inc. Attorneys for Bondex Intl, Inc.
Michael A. Bergin Douglas B. King
Julia Blackwell Gelinas James M. Boyer
Daniel M. Long Indianapolis, IN
Attorneys for McCord Gasket Co. Attorneys for Borg-Warner Corp.
R. Troy Mulder Jennifer L. Blackwell
Janelle Linder Indianapolis, IN
Attorneys for Ott
Robert E. Paul