Appellate Practice

The law firm of Ralph E. Sipes has a long history of civil appellate work.  If you believe that your case was not given just consideration at the trial court level, perhaps coming in for a consultation is in order.  Don’t wait to see, as you only have a limited window of time to take a case to the Court of Appeals.  Many of our cases before the Court of Appeals, and all of those before the Supreme Court have been published and are now considered legal precedent under Indiana law.  They are listed below.  If you need assistance with practice before the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals, call us today at (765) 644-2891.

Published Decisions

  • Alexin, LLC v. Olympic Metals, LLC, No. 90A02-1510-CT-1608, April 21, 2016 (Ind.Ct.App.2016)
  • Miami Sand & Gravel, LLC v. John E. Nance and Georgia G. Nance, 849 N.E.2d 671 (Ind.Ct.App.2006)
  • John E. Nance, Georgia G. Nance, and John E. Nance , Georgia G. Nance d/b/a Pipe Creek Sand & Gravel v. Miami Sand & Gravel, LLC, 825 N.E.2d 826, 161 Oil & Gas Rep. 318 (Ind.Ct.App.2005). Transfer Denied Aug. 11, 2005.
  • General Motors Corporation and Stanley Chevrolet/Oldsmobile v. Kirby J. Sheets and Becky L. Sheets, Court of Appeals of Indiana, 818 N.E.2d 49, (Ind.Ct.App.2004). Transfer Denied March 31, 2005.
  • Mid-America Surgery Center v. Schooler, 719 N.E.2d 1267 (Ind.Ct.App.1999)
  • Shepard v. Porter, 679 N.E.2d 1383 (Ind.Ct.App.1997)
  • General Motors Corp. v. Zirkel, 617 N.E.2d 921 (Ind. 1993)
  • General Motors Corp. v. Zirkel, 613 N.E.2d 30 (Ind. 1993)
  • General Motors Corp. v. Zirkel, 602 N.E.2d 1069 (Ind.App. 5 Dist. 1992)
  • Matter of Estate of Lawrence, 565 N.E.2d 357 (Ind.App. 2 Dist. 1991) (Trans. denied)
  • Boyle v. City of Anderson, 534 N.E.2d 1083 (Ind. 1989)
  • Boyle v. Anderson Fire Fighters Ass’n Local 1262, AFL-CIO, 497 N.E.2d 1073, 126 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 3051,(Ind.App. 2 Dist. 1986)
  • State ex rel. Jester v. Madison Circuit Court, 487 N.E.2d 1307 (Ind. 1986)

Unpublished Memorandum Decisions

Pursuant to Indiana Appellate Rule 65(D), memorandum decisions shall not be regarded as precedent or cited before any court except for the purpose of establishing the defense of res judicata, collateral estoppel, or the law of the case.

  • In the Matter of Harry L. Dunn, Deceased, Star Wealth Management, as Personal Representative v. Randy L. Dunn, Michelle L. King, and Anthony K. Dunn, Court of Appeals of Indana, Cause No. 48A05-0610-CV-554, 876 N.E.2d 812 (Ind.Ct.App.2007)(Table)Handed down November 16, 2007.  
  • Robert D. Kreb, Jr. d/b/a Covenant Flight Group v. Foghorn Flite, LLC; Warren Huntzinger, Individually; and Scope Leasing, Inc., Court of Appeals of Indiana, Cause No. 48A04-0604-CV-228. Handed down September 15, 2006.  
  • Ray D. Smith and Diane H. Smith v. Estate of Jerry L. Smith; In the Court of Appeals of Indiana; No. 48A05-0106-CV-231. Handed down on February 28, 2002.  
  • Scatterfield Road Associates, LLC et al. v. Citizens Banking Company n/k/a Key Bank, et al., Court of Appeals of Indiana, Cause No. 48A05-9906-CV-274. Handed down February 29, 2000. Rehearing denied May 17, 2000.  Transfer denied August 16, 2000.  
  • Glamourama Co-Ed Beauty Spa, Inc. d/b/a Glamourama; and Sandra L. Brown v. Scatterfield Road Associates, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Second District, Cause No. 48A02-9712-CV-845, Handed down October 21, 1998. Transfer denied February 10, 1999.
  • Vera R. House v. National City Trust, Trustee of the Perry W. House Revocable Trust, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Fifth Distict, Cause No. 48A05-9609-CV-387 (Ind.Ct.App. 1997) 688 N.E.2d 435 (Table) 
  • Estate of Mildred Bernice Klee v. Connie Gaw, 708 N.E.2d 72 (Ind.Ct.App.1998)(Table) Handed down December 23, 1998.
  • Linda J. Rendon v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development, and Ted Jr. Inc., Court of Appeals of Indiana, Second District, Cause No. 93A02-9606-EX-299
  • In the Matter of the Guardianship of Sturm v. Town, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Second District, Cause No. 48A02-9402-CV-71, 643 N.E.2d 996 (Table)
  • Lawrence v. Anderson Banking Company, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Fourth District, Cause No. 48A04-9309-CV-345, 644 N.E.2d 951 (Table)
  • Frazer v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Court of Appeals of Indiana, Fifth District, Cause No. 33A05-9307-CV-256, 644 N.E.2d 952 (Table)
  • State ex rel Taylor v. Madison Circuit Court, Supreme Court of Indiana, Cause No. 48S00-9304-OR-471
  • Ball v. Fields d/b/a Sherry Fields Realtors, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Second District, Cause No. 48A02-9210-CV-492, 614 N.E.2d 625 (Table)
  • Harrison v. Thompson, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Second District, Cause No. 48A02-9208-CV-377, 605 N.E.2d 800 (Table)
  • DeLaney v. Roberts d/b/a Ron’s Auto Body, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Fifth District, Cause No.48A02-8811-CV-431, 542 N.E.2d 242 (Table)
  • Hunt v. K mart Corporation, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Second District, Cause No. 29A02-8802-CV-68
  • Skillman v. Bays d/b/a Bob Bays Auto Sales and Leasing, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Fourth District, Cause No. 48A04-8703-CV-96, 509 N.E.2d 1156 (Table)