Meyer v. Anderson Banking Co., 30033

Docket NºNo. 30033
Citation177 N.E.2d 662, 243 Ind. 145
Case DateOctober 30, 1961
CourtSupreme Court of Indiana

Page 662

177 N.E.2d 662
243 Ind. 145
Michael MEYER, Jr., Appellant,
ANDERSON BANKING COMPANY, Administrator of the Estate of
Mary Meyer, Deceased, William Meyer, Appellees.
No. 30033.
Supreme Court of Indiana.
Oct. 30, 1961.

[243 Ind. 146] Schrenker & Anderson, Anderson, for appellant; Paul E. Schrenker, William J. Norton, Anderson, of counsel.

Wayne O. Wimmer, Elwood, De Armond, Booram & De Armond, Anderson, for appellee; Lawrence Booram, Anderson, of counsel.

Page 663


This appeal comes to us by order of the Appellate Court pursuant to Acts 1901, ch. 247, § 13, p. 565, being § 4-217 Burns' 1946 Replacement.

Michael Meyer, Jr., was duly appointed and qualified as the co-administrator of the estate of Mary Meyer, deceased, on the 19th day of March, 1956, in the Superior Court of Madison County, Indiana, and continued to act as such co-administrator until the 27th day of June, 1957, on which date the special judge of the Superior Court, on his own motion, removed Michael Meyer, Jr., and William Meyer as co-administrators of said estate, ordering them to file their final report within 30 days and appointed the Anderson Banking Company as successor administrator. [243 Ind. 147] The Anderson Banking Company accepted the appointment and letters of administration were issued to it. The court's action was based upon its finding that an emergency existed for removal of the co-administrators, and was taken without notice, hearing or citation.

Upon learning of said order of removal, Michael Meyer, Jr., on the 16th day of July, 1957, filed his motion to set aside the order removing him as administrator. Such motion was overruled by the trial court.

The issue presented here is whether or not an emergency existed upon which the special Judge of the Superior Court could, upon his own motion, without a citation, petition, notice or hearing remove the said Michael Meyer, Jr., as co-administrator of the estate of Mary Meyer, deceased. Appellant's assignment of error, in pertinent part, reads as follows, to-wit:

'1. The Court erred in entering the order and judgment of June 27, 1957, removing this Appellant as co-administrator of the Estate of Mary Meyer, Deceased, without a citation and without an emergency existing.'

The record discloses that on the 21st day of June, 1957, Michael Meyer, Jr., and others filed a motion for a change of venue from the Judge.

Objections of Tillie Leisure, et al., were filed to the motion for change of venue, which in view of the issue before us we set out in detail.

'Comes now Tillie Leisure, Carrie Ertel, and Anna Cochran, each of whom is an interested person in this estate being administered upon, and now make and file the following objections to the separate motion by Michael Meyer, Jr., personally and as alleged co-administrator, Gus [243 Ind. 148] Meyer and George Meyer, for a change of judge from the Honorable Robert T. Caine on the following grounds:

'1. The applicants for the change of judge did not cause a copy of such motion to be served upon the opposing counsel as required by Rule 1-12 of the Indiana Supreme Court.

'2. The applicants' motion seeks to grant a change of judge in the administration of the estate rather than in an adversary proceedings as contemplated by Section 2-1403 Burns Statutes 1946 Replacement.

'3. The Honorable Robert T. Caine, special Judge, was selected as special judge by an agreement of all the parties, including the applicants for a change of judge, and there is no showing in the affidavit that they did not know of any bias or prejudice at the time of his selection; nor does such motion specifically allege when...

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    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 4, 1964
    ...only after specific charges are made, notice given and a hearing had thereon, except in 'cases of emergency.' Meyer v. Anderson Banking Company (1961), 243 Ind. 145, 177 N.E.2d 662. That statute is not applicable to Here we do not have any question of an emergency existing. We need not cons......
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