FEBRUARY 2004 SITTING
OF THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT



Wednesday, February 18, 2004

9:00 a.m.     Erick David Gamas-Castellanos v. Catherine Marie Gamas

The Clark Circuit Court entered an order finding that pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Law, the State of Indiana has jurisdiction over the parties’ children. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Gamas-Castellanos v. Gamas, 794 N.E.2d 1152 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case, thus vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over this appeal.

            Attorney for Erick Gamas-Castellanos
                Vicki L. Carmichael
                Jeffersonville, IN

                Attorney for Catherine Gamas
                Amber C. Shaw
                Jeffersonville, IN

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

9:45 a.m.     City of Gary v. Ronnie Major, et al.

The Lake Superior Court found the City of Gary in contempt for having refused to comply with a court order concerning contracts for towing illegally parked vehicles. The Court of Appeals reversed in City of Gary v. Major, 792 N.E.2d 962 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case, thus vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.

                    Attorney for City of Gary
                    Michael J. Rappa
                    Merrillville, IN.

                    Attorney for Major
                    Michael C. Dovellos
                    Merrillville, IN.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

9:00 a.m.     Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company v. Indiana Gas Company, Inc.

The Bartholomew Superior Court entered summary judgment for Indiana Gas Company on Louisville & Indiana Railroad’s trespass claim and dismissed the remaining claims. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded. Louisville & Indiana R.R. Co. v. Indiana Gas Co., 792 N.E.2d 885 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case, thus vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.

                    Attorney for Louisville & Indiana RR
                    Thomas C. Bigley, Jr.
                    Jason H. Guthrie
                    Columbus, IN

                    Attorney for Indiana Gas Co, Inc.
                    R. Thomas Bodkin
                    Douglas A. Welp
                    Evansville, IN

                    Jeffrey L. Beck
                    Columbus, IN

                    Robert Heidorn
                    Evansville, IN