Jeffrey Miller, et al. v. Central Indiana Community Foundation - 5/13/14

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Tuesday  May 13, 2014 
1:30 PM  EST

1:30 p.m. 49A04-1309-PL-451. Appellants-Plaintiffs Jeffrey M. Miller and Cynthia S. Miller (collectively, "Appellants") appeal the trial court's order granting Appellees-Defendants Central Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. and Brian Payne's (collectively, "Appellees") motion for summary judgment. In arguing that the trial court erred in granting Appellees' motion for summary judgment, Appellants contend that an issue of material fact remains as to whether (1) Appellees tortiously interfered with Mr. Miller's business relationship with the City of Indianapolis, (2) Appellees' statements were defamatory per se, (3) Appellants' lawsuit against Appellees was meritless, (4) statements made by Appellees were protected by qualified privilege, (5) Appellees were involved in a civil conspiracy to injure the Appellants, (6) Appellees caused intentional infliction of emotional distress to Mr. Miller, (7) Mr. Payne's published statements placed Mr. Miller in a false light, and (8) Mrs. Miller has suffered a loss of consortium because of Appellees' actions. Appellees, for their part, contend that the trial court properly granted their motion for summary judgment.

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