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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Camp Tecumseh hog lawsuit can move"

Updating a number of earlier ILB posts on the Camp Tecumseh/hog farm lawsuit, Chris Morisse Vizza reports today in the Lafayette Journal & Courier:

YMCA Camp Tecumseh can move its lawsuit against the White County Board of Commissioners to another county, according to a Tuesday ruling by White Circuit Court Judge Robert Thacker.

The ruling comes after Feb. 6 hearing in which attorneys for the camp, the commissioners and hog farmer John Erickson made their respective cases on where the lawsuit should be heard. * * *

Camp Tecumseh in August 2013 filed suit in Carroll County to overturn the White County commissioners' vote to rezone 7 acres for Erickson's proposed 9,000 hog operation about a half-mile from the 90-year-old camp in Carroll County.

The commissioners appealed to the Indiana Court of Appeals, which ruled the lawsuit first should have been filed in White County, where the zoning decisions were made.

The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the appellate court decision, and the case was sent to White County.

Now that Thacker has ruled, attorneys have three days to select a county where the case can be heard.

If no decision is reached within three days, attorneys will have two weeks to select Cass, Carroll, Tippecanoe, Benton, Jasper or Pulaski county.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 18, 2015 09:16 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts