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Press release: Steuben County oral argument

For Immediate Release | September 8, 2023

Supreme Court to hold oral argument in Steuben County

The Indiana Supreme Court will travel to Trine University in Steuben County on Wednesday, September 27. The Court will hold oral argument in WEOC, Inc., et al. v. Niebauer (22A-CT-1869), a civil case concerning responsibility of businesses that serve alcohol when people they served later injure someone else. This will be the 50th time the Court has heard an argument on the road since 1994.

The Court holds oral arguments at the State House in Indianapolis and occasionally schedules arguments outside the capital. Traveling oral arguments allow students, the press, and the public in other areas of the state the opportunity to see the work of the Court.

This argument will take place in the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Trine University at 500 W. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern). The 40-minute argument is open to the press and public. Available seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending will be required to enter through the doors from the T. Furth Center’s main parking lot and go through security. Parking for guests is available at the T. Furth Center (lot 8) as well as at Best Hall (lot 10) on the corner of Oeder Avenue and University Avenue.

Nearly 500 students from the following schools are scheduled to attend:

  • East Noble High School
  • Hamilton Community High School
  • Lakewood Park Christian School
  • Prairie Heights Sr High School
  • Trine University
  • Westview Jr/Sr High School

Press are welcome to attend in person to videotape/photograph the argument. There are rules to establish decorum. Adjustments will be made to account for the location. Press interested in attending must contact by Monday, September 18 at noon (Eastern).

The argument will be webcast live and archived on the Court’s website. The T. Furth Center for Performing Arts is accessible to those with disabilities, and accessible parking is available. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact


Kathryn Dolan, Chief Public Information Officer