Monday, November 02, 2009
Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week and next
This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 11/2/09):
- Note: No oral arguments scheduled.
Next week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 11/9/09):
- Note: The Supreme Court's calendar for the entire month of November is currently blank.
ALL Supreme Court oral arguments are videocast and accessible here, unless otherwise noted.
This week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals (week of 11/2/09):
Tuesday, November 3rd
- 1:30 PM - Bradley J. Love vs. Robert Rehfus and Sugar Creek Township - In the case before us, Bradley Love, a former employee of the Sugar Creek Fire Department, claims that he was fired by Fire Chief Robert Rehfus for exercising his First Amendment Rights by commenting via email on the 2006 trustee election. He maintains that the trial court erred by summarily dismissing his Complaint because: (1) his email did not contain recklessly false statement and thus should have been afforded protection under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution; and (2) Love failed to establish municipal liability in the Sugar Creek Township because the termination decision was not made by a "municipal policy-maker" pursuant to Pembaur v. City of Cincinnati, 475 U.S. 469 (1986) and its progeny. Love now requests us to review both of the trial court's alleged errors. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Chief Judge Baker, Judges Friedlander and Riley. [Where: Indiana Court of Appeals Courtroom (WEBCAST)]
Next Tuesday, November 9th
- 12:30 PM (CST) - Steven Barnard v. Metro Security Forces, Inc., et al - Steven Barnard sued Metro Security Forces, Inc. ("Metro") for personal injuries he allegedly sustained when he was pushed by a man wearing an "Usher" tag at a concert. The trial court granted summary judgment to Metro, finding that the designated evidence showed that Metro provided only uniformed guard services at the venue and therefore there was no genuine issue of material fact regarding Metro's liability because the man wearing the "Usher" tag was not a Metro employee. Barnard appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Robb, Mathias and Bradford. [Where: Michigan City High School, 8466 Pahs Road, Michigan City, Indiana]
Next Thursday, November 12th
- 2:30 PM - Michael Greer and John Maggi vs. Edwin G. Buss, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections, et al. - Michael Greer and John Maggi filed a proposed class action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) policy that individuals convicted of certain sex or violent offenses which required registration for a ten-year period must register for an additional ten-year period upon a subsequent conviction for any criminal offense. According to DOC, such additional registration was required by statute. Greer and Maggi appeal the trial court order that both dismissed their proposed class action and granted summary judgment to DOC thereon. The Scheduled Panel Members are:Judges Darden, Robb and Mathias. [Where: Indiana Court of Appeals Courtroom (WEBCAST)]
ONLY those Court of Appeals oral arguments presented in the Supreme or Court of Appeals Courtrooms will be accessible via videocast.
The past COA webcasts which have been webcast are accessible here.
NOTE: For a printable version of this list of upcoming oral arguments, click on the date in the next line. Then select "Print" from your browser.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 2, 2009 06:41 AM
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