Indiana Supreme Court
Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC, City of Indianapolis, Department of Waterworks, and City of Indianapolis v. National Trust Insurance Company and FCCI Insurance Company a/s/o Ultra Steak, Inc., et. al.
Civil plenary. Holds that a private, for-profit company under the circumstances of this case is not entitled to common law sovereign immunity from liability for damages resulting from a fire that destroyed a Texas Roadhouse restaurant. Accordingly, affirms the trial court’s rulings that Veolia is not entitled to common law sovereign immunity and that the city is not entitled to statutory sovereign immunity from liability for damages resulting from an inadequate water supply in the hydrants near the restaurant. The city is entitled to common law sovereign immunity, so reverses holding that the city is not entitled to common law sovereign immunity.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Charlotte N. McGill v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of one count each of Class D felonies fraud and theft.
Wilfrido Garcia v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felony carrying a handgun without a license.
M.B. v. A.V. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms modification of child support owed by A.V.
Thomas D. Dillman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses denial of motion for release of bond and remands for further proceedings.
Scotwood Industries, Inc. v. David Meats (NFP)
Small claims. Reverses product liability judgment against Scotwood Industries in favor of Meats.
The Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.