John Doe, et al . v. Catherine OConnor, et al
Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
The Indiana Supreme Court accepted immediate jurisdiction over this appeal from the Marion Superior Court because it presents a significant question of law. At issue is the legality of public distribution of certain information regarding convicted sex offenders.
Attorney for Doe, et al.
Kenneth J. Falk
Indiana Civil Liberties Union
Attorneys for Catherine OConnor
Thomas M. Fisher
Attorney for James A. Herman
Fort Wayne, IN
John R. and Laura A. Wontorski v. Williamsburg Mobile Homes, Inc.
Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 9:45 a.m.
Buyers purchased a modular home and placed it on property in Lake County. When they defaulted, the seller filed suit in Newton County, pursuant to a forum selection clause in the sales contract. The buyers filed a motion for dismissal or transfer to Lake County. The Newton Circuit Court denied the motion, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. See Wontorski v. Williamsburg Mobile Homes, 775 N.E.2d 691 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002). The Supreme Court has granted transfer, vacating the opinion of Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over this appeal.
Attorney for Wontorski
David E. Wickland
Attorney for Williamsburg Mobile Homes, Inc.
Harry J. Falk
Christopher McCorker v. State of Indiana
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
Christopher McCorker was convicted in the Lake Superior Court on four counts of robbery and was found to be a habitual offender. The Court of Appeals reversed in an unpublished memorandum decision. The State has petitioned the Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.
Attorney for McCorker
Marce Gonzalez, Jr.
Attorneys for State Steve Carter
Monika Prekopa Talbot
Commonwealth Edison Co. of Ind., Inc. v. Dept of Local Govt Finance
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 9:45 a.m.
The Tax Court determined that the Department of Local Government Finance should have
granted Commonwealth Edison Company equalization adjustments on true tax value assessments for the
years at issue. The Department of Local Government Finance seeks review by
the Indiana Supreme Court.
Attorney for Commonwealth
Daniel P. Byron
Attorney for Dept of Local Govt Finance
Nandita G. Shepherd
Family and Social Services Admin., Div. of Mental Health and Addictions v. K.G., et al
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 10:30 a.m.
The Marion Superior Court, Juvenile Division, issued an order that found four juveniles incompetent to stand trial in delinquency proceedings pursuant to Indianas adult criminal competency statute, Indiana Code § 35-36-3-1, and that committed the juveniles to the Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addictions. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Family and Social Services Administration seeks transfer of jurisdiction to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Attorneys for Family and Social Services
Attorney for K.G., et al.
Katherine A. Cornelius
Majors v. Abell
Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has certified a question
of state law to the Indiana Supreme Court. The question is this:
Is the term persons in Ind. Code §§ 3-9-3-2.5(b)(1) and (d) limited to
candidates, authorized political committees or subcommittees of candidates, and the agents of such
committees or subcommittees, or does it have a broader scope, and, if so,
how much broader?
The Supreme Court has accepted and will answer the question.
Attorney for plaintiff-appellants
Attorneys for defendant-appellees
W. Brent Gill and Marina Gill v. Fred Pollert, et al.
Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 9:45 a.m.
Onyx Paving Company, Inc., sued the Gills and other defendants to collect for demolition work that it performed. The Gills filed a cross-claim against other defendants, but the Jackson Circuit Court concluded that the cross-claim was not timely filed, and so it granted the cross-claim defendants summary judgment on the cross-claim. The Gills were eventually found liable to Onyx following a bench trial. The Court of Appeals affirmed in an unpublished decision. The Supreme Court has granted the Gills petition to transfer, vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over the case.
Attorneys for the Gills
David W. Stone IV
Patrick W. Harrison
Attorneys for Fred Pollert and Pollerts, Inc.
Keith A. Kinney
Alan J. Irvin
Attorneys for Onyx Paving Co.
John A. Stroh
Lisa A. Anderson
Attorneys for Penn-America Insurance Co.
W. Brent Threlkeld
Neal F. Eggeson, Jr.