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DECKARD v. GEN. MOTORS CORP., 01-2156

Claims arising from an automobile accident were improperly dismissed where extrinsic evidence may show that plaintiffs did not intend to release defendants when they signed original release agreements, under Indiana law.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/06/2001
  • Decided 10/01/2002
  • Published 10/01/2002

Judges

  • CUDAHY, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, EASTERBROOK and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Eric D. Johnson (argued), Kightlinger & Gray, Trevor J. Crossen, Wagner Reese & Crossen, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael D. Moon, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, IN, Frank Nizio, Danielle A. Gee (argued), Bowman & Brooke, Detroit, MI, for Defendant-Appellee.