Rodney J. McCormick v. State of Indiana
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
Following a jury trial in LaPorte Circuit Court, Rodney McCormick was convicted of dealing in cocaine and was sentenced. The Court of Appeals affirmed in an unpublished memorandum decision. McCormick seeks transfer of jurisdiction to the Indiana Supreme Court. In its scheduling order, the Court expressed a particular interest in the issue relating to the exclusion of a prospective juror.
Attorney for McCormick
Donald W. Pagos
Michigan City, IN.
Attorneys for State
Ellen H. Meilaender
Attorney for Appellee
Marc A. Hetzner
In re the Estate of Samuel J. Dellinger, Sr.; Robin Conrad v. First Source Bank, Personal Representative.
Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 9:45 a.m.
The St. Joseph Probate Court admitted Dellingers will to probate and denied a petition by Conrad contesting the will. The Court of Appeals reversed and instructed the trial court to grant Conrads petition. Estate of Dellinger v. 1st Source Bank, 771 N.E.2d 1271 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002), on rehg 781 N.E. 2d 1186 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003), on sua sponte rehg 787 N.E.2d 986 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003), vacated. It held that the will was not properly executed where the only part of the will signed by the witnesses was a purported self-proving clause. The Supreme Court has granted transfer, vacating the Court of Appeals opinions, and has assumed jurisdiction over the case.
Attorneys for Conrad
James R. Byron
Jacob S. Frost
Attorneys for First Source Bank
Peter J. Rusthoven
John R. Maley
Andrew P. Heck
Greta Roemer Lewis
Pat and Kim Coslett, et al. v. County of Vanderburgh and Weddle Bros.
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 10:00 .am.
The Vanderburgh Circuit Court entered default judgments against Weddle Brothers and in favor of the Cosletts and the County of Vanderburgh. On the Weddle Brothers motion, the Circuit Court later set aside the default judgments under Trial Rule 60(B)(1), finding the Weddle Brothers had shown excusable neglect for failing to respond timely. The Court of Appeals reversed in an unpublished memorandum decision. The Supreme Court has granted transfer, vacating the Court of Appeals opinion, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.
Attorneys for the Cosletts and Pat Cosletts Furniture Festival
Charles L. Berger
Jennifer L. Ulrich
Attorney for County of Vanderburgh
Robert R. Faulkner
Attorneys for Weddle Brothers
R. Thomas Bodkin
Pamela J. Hensler
Rita Thompson v. State of Indiana
Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
Rita Thompson was convicted of residential entry, a class D felony, in the Marion Superior Court. The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction. Thompson v. State, 782 N.E.2d 451 (2003). The Supreme Court has granted transfer of jurisdiction, vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.
Attorney for Thompson
Timothy J. OConnor
Attorney for State
Cynthia L. Ploughe