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Long v. City of Logansport

Court of Appeals of Indiana

February 17, 2014

SONIA LONG, Appellant,
v.
CITY OF LOGANSPORT, BUILDING COMMISSIONER, Appellee

Editorial Note:

These opinions are not precedents and cannot be cited or relied upon unless used when establishing res judicata or collateral estoppel or in actions between the same party. Indiana Rules of Appellate Procedure 65(D).

APPEAL fro THE CASS SUPERIOR COURT. The Honorable J. David Grund, Special Judge. Cause No. 09D01-1109-PL-30.

SONIA LONG, APPELLANT, Pro se, Elkhart, Indiana.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: RANDY HEAD, Logansport, Indiana.

BARNES, Judge. ROBB, J., and BROWN, J., concur.

OPINION

MEMORANDUM DECISION -- NOT FOR PUBLICATION

BARNES, Judge.

Case Summary

Sonia Long appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the City of Logansport ("the City"), through its Building Commissioner, requiring Long to comply with a previous order issued by the City to raze a building she owns. We affirm.

Issue

The sole restated issue is whether there is any genuine issue of material fact that should have precluded the trial court from granting summary judgment to the City on its claim that Long owned an unsafe building and failed to comply with a previous order to raze it.

Facts

In accordance with the summary judgment standard of review, our recitation of the facts is limited to the submitted designated evidence and does not include numerous factual allegations by Long that she did not designate as evidence in response to the City's summary judgment motion. In 1999, Long purchased a former school building from the City's school corporation. The building had had no working heat or plumbing for many years and was used for storage, not human habitation. No one has occupied the building since Long purchased it. The building also contained asbestos and had numerous boarded-up windows. In March 2008, Long informed the City that she wished to ...


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