Gregory Zoeller, et al. v. James Sweeney, et al. - 9/4/14

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Thursday  September 4, 2014 
9:00 AM  EST

9 a.m. 45S00-1309-PL-596. Sweeney and others (collectively "the Union") filed a complaint in the Lake Superior Court against the Attorney General and the Labor Department Commissioner (collectively "the State") seeking a declaratory judgment that Indiana's "right-to-work law” violated several provisions of the state constitution. The State moved to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a cause of action. The trial court ruled that two provisions, Indiana Code sections 22-6-6-8 and -10, violate Article 1, Section 21 of the Indiana Constitution because they demand particular services from unions without just compensation, and entered a declaratory judgment. The trial court granted the State's motion as to the remaining counts and dismissed them. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over this direct appeal (civil) because the trial court declared a state statute unconstitutional. See Ind. Appellate Rule 4(A)(1)(b).

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