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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues a third opinion late this afternoon

In Anthony N. Stewart v. Signe L. (Stewart) Vulliet, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion (J. Sullivan concurring in result), in a case argued 11/8/07, Cheif Justice Shepard writes:

An expectant mother filed divorce and custody proceedings in Indiana and thereafter moved to Washington state, where she gave birth. After litigating her case in Indiana for more than two years, she filed a motion asserting inconvenient forum. We hold that the trial court acted within its discretion in dismissing the child custody proceeding, in favor of Washington as a more convenient forum.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 24, 2008 07:12 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions