Court of Appeals to hear arguments at IU Maurer

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law will host an oral argument of the Indiana Court of Appeals Wednesday at the school’s moot court.

Judges Patricia A. Riley, Paul D. Mathias and Terry A. Crone will hear Handy v. P.C. Building Materials Inc., et al., 22A01-1403-CT-125, beginning at noon. A Floyd Circuit judge granted summary judgment in favor of P.C. Building Materials in a case brought by Sharon Handy. Her toe was injured when a granite countertop she was measuring fell from its position leaning against the building outside. The business was closed at the time.

On appeal, Handy argues the outdoor storage of the countertops was an implied invitation and that the business was negligent. P.C. Building Materials asserts Hardy was trespassing, or at best a licensee, and that it only had a duty to refrain from willfully or wantonly injuring or acting in a way to increase her danger.

Court documents for the case may be accessed here.

Students, faculty, the public and the media are invited to attend but must be in the Moot Court Room before the noon start. By Indiana Supreme Court order, all video cameras must be tripod-mounted, and both video and still cameras cannot employ flash or strobe lighting.

Wednesday’s event at Maurer is the first of three currently scheduled Court of Appeals oral arguments at law schools around the state. On Oct. 29, a court panel will travel to Notre Dame Law School, and an argument also is scheduled at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on Jan. 15, 2015, according to the court.

After the argument, judges will meet with select faculty and students from the law school for an informal discussion on appellate argument and other legal issues.

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