Monday, August 31, 2015
Ind. Decisions - Transfer list for week ending August 28, 2015
Here is the Clerk's transfer list for the week ending Friday, August 28, 2015. It is two pages (and 26 cases) long.
Two transfers were granted last week:
- Sci Propane, LLC, et al. v. Courtney Fredrick, et al. - Transfer was granted, with opinion, on August 27. See the ILB summary of the opinion here; this was a matter of first impression with respect to Indiana’s General Wrongful Death Statute [GWDS]; specifically, whether attorneys’ fees are recoverable as a form of damages when the decedent is survived by a spouse and/or dependents. The Supreme Court found they are not.
- Leonard L. Suggs v. State of Indiana - This was a May 7th COA opinion, including a domestic battery conviction:
While we acknowledge that this is an attenuated familial relationship, in looking at the many broad factors set forth by the legislature in defining “family or household member,” it is apparent that the legislature intended this to be a far-reaching term. In other words, the legislature attempted to capture as many types of familial and household relationships as possible, acknowledging that these types of relationships can arise even without a direct blood connection.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 31, 2015 11:33 AM
Posted to Indiana Transfer Lists