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COA to hear arguments at 2 universities

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The Indiana Court of Appeals hits the road Tuesday and Wednesday to hear arguments at two universities involving a negligence suit against a hospital and nurse and whether a casino can ban someone after he's been kicked out.

Judges L. Mark Bailey, Terry Crone, and Margret Robb will visit DePauw University in Greencastle Tuesday to hear arguments in a Marion Superior negligence case against a nurse and Indiana University. In George A. Scott v. Malissa Elizabeth Retz, R.N., and Indiana University, No. 49A05-0904-CV-192, George Scott sued Malissa Retz and Indiana University alleging negligence and negligence by reason of respondeat superior and negligent retention. Scott, a Clarian Health Partners' Safety and Security Investigator, was hit by an uncapped, used syringe while investigating missing narcotics at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Scott appeals the grant of Retz's and the university's motion for summary judgment; I.U. cross appeals the striking of part of an affidavit that contained a statement alleged to be hearsay. Arguments begin at 10 a.m. in the Walden Inn and Conference Center, 2 W. Seminary St., Greencastle.

On Wednesday, Judges L. Mark Bailey, James Kirsch and Edward Najam travel to Indiana University - Southeast in New Albany to hear a suit in which Thomas Donovan sued Grand Victoria Casino & Resort after being excluded from the casino because he was allegedly counting cards while playing blackjack. He appeals the summary judgment ruling for the casino, arguing that Indiana law requires the casino to allow him to play blackjack there. The casino claims because it is a privately owned entity, it can exclude any patron. Arguments for Thomas P. Donovan v. Grand Victoria Casino & Resort, No. 49A02-0903-CV-259, begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Hoosier Room East, University Center North, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany.

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