JUNE 2000 SITTING

OF THE SUPREME COURT




June 7 – 9:30 a.m. BARRY DURHAM, ET AL. V. U-HAUL INT'L, ET AL.

    The decedent died in a traffic accident involving a U-Haul truck. Her estate and survivors brought suit against U-Haul and others. The Marion Superior Court held that punitive damages could not be recovered in a wrongful death action but could be recovered in a loss of consortium action. The Court of Appeals reversed in part and affirmed in part, holding that punitive damages could be recovered in both actions, and that loss of consortium damages may continue after the date of the decedent's death. See Durham v. U-Haul Int'l, 722 N.E.2d 355 (Ind. Ct. App. 2000).
U-Haul seeks transfer.

Attorneys for Barry Durham


            Scott Benkie
                Indianapolis, IN
                Stephen Pennell
                Geoffrey Blazi
                    Lafayette, IN

Attorneys for U-Haul


                    Rodney V. Taylor
            Michael Peek
                    Indianapolis, IN

Attorney for Amicus Curiae, Indiana Trial Lawyers


                    Jerry Garau
                    Indianapolis, IN

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana


                James Johnson
                    Angela Freel
                Evansville, IN


June 14 – 9:30 a.m. JOHN INGLE V. STATE OF INDIANA

A jury convicted Appellant John Ingle of murdering his wife, and the Floyd Superior Court sentenced him to death. The case comes to this Court on direct appeal of the conviction and sentence.

Attorney for John Ingle


Michael McDaniel
New Albany, Indiana

Attorney for State of Indiana

Andrew Hedges
Office of Attorney General