NOVEMBER 1999 SITTING

OF THE SUPREME COURT

All oral arguments are conducted in the Courtroom, Room 317, State House, unless otherwise indicated.

November 9

9:30 a.m. H.B., A.B., M.B. and S.B. V. STATE OF INDIANA-ELKHART COUNTY OFFICE DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN AND FAMILY LEARNING CENTER

Children who had been adjudicated in need of services brought a civil action alleging that the State of Indiana--Elkhart County Division of Family and Children negligently recommended that they be returned to an abusive home. The State contends that it is immune from such action. The St. Joseph Superior Court dismissed the action, and the Court of Appeals affirmed. See H.B. v. State,

713 N.E.2d 300 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999                                                    ).  The plaintiffs seek transfer.


             Attorney for H.B., A.B., M.B. and S.B.

            Edward J. Chester
            Elkhart, Indiana

            Attorney for State of Indiana-Elkhart
            County Office Div. of Family and Children
            and Family Learning Center

            Chris Worden
            Office of Attorney General

                

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