The Indiana Court of Appeals will make stops this week in Muncie and Oakland City to hear arguments in a public intoxication appeal and a negligence suit.
On Tuesday, the appellate court visits Pruis Hall at Ball State University to hear arguments in Melissa Christian v. State, 49A02-0803-CR-272, in which Melissa Christian is appealing her Class B misdemeanor public intoxication conviction. She argues that because she was found by police in a parking area adjacent to a private residence, there is insufficient evidence to prove she was in a “public place.” Arguments will begin at 2 p.m. EDT.
On Oct. 29, the Court of Appeals travels to Oakland City University to hear arguments in Richard D. Duncan v. M&M Auto Service, Inc., 82A01-0803-CV-129, in which Richard Duncan is appealing the summary judgment award in favor of M&M Auto. Duncan filed a negligence suit against the company, claiming he was injured due to its negligent installation and maintenance of a compressed natural gas system in his employer’s van. Arguments begin at 1:30 p.m. CDT in the Cornwell Reed Building, 138 N. Lucretia St. in Oakland City.