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COA to travel to Terre Haute to hear arguments

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The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Cynthia Welch v. Shawn Young, et al., at 2:30 p.m. June 23 at Indiana State University’s Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium. Judges John G. Baker, Edward W. Najam, Jr., and Melissa S. May will hear the case before a group of teenagers participating in Hoosier Girls State.

In the case from Tippecanoe Circuit Court, Cynthia Welch appeals the trial court’s determination that a Little League coach and a township summer recreation program were not liable for injuries Welch sustained when a baseball player taking warm-up swings before a game hit her with his bat.

The court hears oral argument at venues across the state to enable Hoosiers to learn about the judicial branch.  Members of the audience may ask questions about the judicial process in Indiana following the submission of the case. The appellate court has heard more than 300 oral arguments “on the road” at law schools, colleges, high schools, and county courthouses since its centennial in 2000-2001.  

Welch v. Young, et al., No. 79A02-1012-CT-1407, will be the court’s first oral argument heard during the annual Hoosier Girls State, a program designed to educate female high school students in Indiana about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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