In State of Indiana v. Kimco of Evansville Inc., et al., No. 82A01-0607-CV-301, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a $2.3 million jury award that stemmed from a road project in 2000 impacting a shopping plaza along State Road 66 and Green River Road in Evansville.
The jury found the owner of the shopping center was entitled to damages for loss of access to a public thoroughfare resulting from a state highway project. The appeals court affirmed that Kimco was entitled to the damages because the state had taken property, and the access and reconfiguration of the entrances amounted to more than a "mere inconvenience."
In Dennis Conwell, Frank Splittorff and Piece of America L.P. v. Gray Loon Outdoor Marketing Group Inc., No. 82A04-0609-CV-488, the appeals court affirmed the trial court's judgment in favor of Gray Loon for its suit for non-payment for the services it provided to Piece of America in the modification of Piece of America's Web site and for hosting fees. Piece of America filed a counterclaim, alleging conversion and tortious interference; the appellate court ruled there wasn't evidence to support Piece of America's claims.
The Court of Appeals ruled the failure of the parties to establish a price at the time of the agreement that Web site modifications should be made doesn't render their original contract unenforceable.