IN Supreme Court to hear immigration, breach of contract, eminent domain issues

The Lake County cases involving immigration docking orders, a dentist’s breach of contract allegations and an eminent domain dispute will all go before the Indiana Supreme Court in oral arguments this week.

The judges will hear arguments on Thursday, starting at 9 a.m. with the pending transfer of City of Gary vs. Jeff Nicholson, Douglas Grimes, Greg Serbon and Cheree Calabro, and Indiana State, 20A-MI-2317.

In 2017, Gary passed his “Welcoming City” ordinance to “ensure that the immigration status of those who live, work, or pass through town will not affect how they are treated by Gary’s agencies and agents. , including its police department and social service providers.”

Jeff Nicholson, Douglas Grimes, Greg Serbon and Cheree Calabro sued the city, alleging that four provisions of the ordinance violated Indiana Code §§ 5-2-18.2-3 and -4.

The Lake Superior Court granted summary judgment for Nicholson, enjoining Gary from enforcing parts of his order. But a split Indiana appeals court found that only two limited parts of Gary’s order violated state law, and it upheld in part, reversed in part and returned with instructions.

At 10 a.m., the high court will hear arguments in a case to which it has already granted the transfer – Family dental care, PC c. Christine Musa, 22S-PL-00141.

There, Dr Christine Mousa sued her former employer, Family Dental, after she was fired from her job just weeks after starting because she refused to take a pay cut. The Lake Superior Court awarded Mousa $94,466 in unpaid wages, prejudgment interest and damages.

But a majority of the Court of Appeal overturned the lump sum award, finding that Mousa failed to exhaust her administrative remedies under the Wage Claims Act when she failed to file a claim with the Department of Labor. Work. The split appeal panel then directed the trial court to reduce the damages awarded.

In conclusion, the Supreme Court will conclude by hearing arguments in a prominent domain dispute in 624 Broadway LLC v Gary Housing Authority22S-CT-140, at 11 a.m.

When the Gary Housing Authority took land worth an estimated $325,000 for $75,000 in an administrative eminent domain proceeding, the land owner sued for injunction and damages .

The Lake Superior Court granted summary judgment to the Housing Authority and the COA was affirmed in part, set aside in part, and returned with directions to set aside the Housing Authority’s taking and assessment of the land and to hold any other procedure in accordance with his opinion.

Arguments will take place in person at the Indiana Supreme Court in Indianapolis and will be streamed live outside the courtroom and online.