Monday, September 13, 2010
Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week and next
This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 9/13/10):
Monday, September 13th
- 12:00 PM - Cassie Pfenning v. Joseph Lineman, et al. (
27S02-1006-CV-331) - After Cassie Pfenning was struck by a golf ball while driving a beverage cart on a golf course, she filed a complaint for negligence against her grandfather who invited her to the golf event, the golfer who hit the ball that struck her, the Elks County Club where the event was held, and Whitey's 31 Club Inc., which sponsored the event. The Grant Superior Court entered summary judgment for all the defendants. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Pfenning v. Lineman, 922 N.E.2d 45 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal. [Note: This argument will be held at Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Bloomington, IN]
ILB - In this 2-1, 2/15/10 COA opinion (ILB summary here) Judge Kirsch's dissent begins:
Hmmm. After being abandoned by her grandfather and his sister, in whose care she had been entrusted, a sixteen-year-old girl, without training or experience in golf course safety or etiquette, is injured at a golf outing sponsored by a bar, while she is driving a beverage cart loaded with beer dispensed by one of the bar's employees. Surely, there is a duty here someplace.
Thursday, September 16th
- 9:00 AM - Tyrus D. Coleman v. State of Indiana ( 20S03-1008-CR-458) - Coleman was charged with murder for killing one person, and attempted murder for shooting another person. At his first trial, a jury found Coleman not guilty of murder, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the attempted murder charge. Coleman was retried on the attempted murder charge and found guilty by a jury in the Elkhart Circuit Court. A divided Court of Appeals reversed the conviction, holding that the doctrine of issue preclusion barred the re-trial. Coleman v. State, 924 N.E.2d 659 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.
Next week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 9/20/10):
- No oral arguments currently scheduled.
Webcasts of Supreme Court oral arguments are available here.
This week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals (week of 9/13/10):
Monday, September 13th
- 2:00 PM - Belle City Amusements, Inc. v. Doorway Promotions, Inc. (35A05-0912-CV-711) - On July 27, 2007, Belle City Amusements, Inc. ("Belle City") and Doorway Promotions, Inc. ("Doorway") entered into an agreement whereby Belle City agreed to provide midway entertainment in 2008 and 2009 for a festival being promoted by Doorway. After the 2008 festival, Belle City informed Doorway that it would not perform the remainder of the agreement. On March 2, 2009, Doorway filed a complaint against Belle City for breach of contract. Following a bench trial on November 12, 2009, the trial court awarded Doorway damages in the amount of 1) $17,500.00 for the loss of income in 2009; 2) $70,000.00 for the future loss of income in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; and 3) $24,000.00 for the 2009 midway-site rental fee. Belle City now appeals. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Chief Judge Baker, Judges Darden and Crone. [Where: Court of Appeals Courtroom (WEBCAST)]
Tuesday, September 14th
- 1:30 PM - Alesa Pack v. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (89A05-1004-PL-240) - Alesa Pack sought Medicaid benefits on the basis of claimed physical and psychiatric disabilities. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration denied benefits. On appeal, Pack asserts that the ALJ's decision was made without reference to uncontroverted evidence, misstated the record, and is unsupported by substantial evidence. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Riley, Kirsch and Bailey. [Where: Court of Appeals Courtroom (WEBCAST)]
Thursday, September 16th
- 1:00 PM - Anthony Parish v. State of Indiana (02A03-1002-CR-74) - During a traffic stop, a Fort Wayne Police Department officer searched the locked glove box of the car driven by Appellant Anthony Parish, while Parish was handcuffed and in police custody. Inside the glove box, the officer found a handgun, a scale, and marijuana. These items were seized during the stop, but Parish was not arrested for conduct involving the items at that time. Parish was later charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, and two counts of carrying a handgun without a license, all pertaining to the death of a third party in another incident that occurred prior to this arrest and search. The trial court in the murder case denied Parish's motion to suppress the evidence found in the glove box and overruled his trial objections to the admission of the evidence. Based in part on the admission of the glove box handgun as the murder weapon, Parish was found guilty as charged. On appeal, Parish claims that the search of his glove box was not based on a reasonable fear for officer safety and therefore exceeded the scope of the officer's authority to search the car. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Riley, Mathias and Bradford. [Where: Wynne Moot Courtroom, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis]
Friday, September 17th
- 1:30 PM - Maurice Porter v. State of Indiana (20A03-0912-CR-570) - Following a jury trial, Maurice Porter was convicted of two counts of Class C felony Nonsupport of a Dependent. Porter had previously been convicted of two counts of Class D Nonsupport of a Dependent. He claims that the same arrearage was used as the basis of the current and prior convictions in violation of double jeopardy principles. He also alleges that without the previous child support arrearage, the evidence is insufficient to sustain his two Class C felony convictions. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Judges Kirsch, Bailey and Brown. [Where: Franklin County Courtroom, Brookville, Indiana]
Next week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals (week of 9/20/10):
Next Monday, September 20th [CANCELLED]
- 11:00 AM - Town of Avon v. West Central Conservancy District, et al (32A05-1003-PL-149) - Appellant is appealing the trial court's granting of Summary Judgment as to whether a municipality has the authority to regulate the withdrawal of groundwater when the scarcity of the water supply has been documented by experts. The Scheduled Panel Members are: Chief Judge Baker, Judges Najam and Mathias. [NOTE: THIS ORAL ARGUMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE]
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.
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Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 13, 2010 08:29 AM
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