Gloria J. Hayes appeals the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the Trustees of Indiana University (the “University”). There are two issues on appeal:
(1) Whether the trial court abused its discretion in granting the University’s motion to strike portions of Hayes’ opposing affidavit; and (2) Whether the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to the University.
Conclusion (slip op. at 24): Affirmed.
Key Analysis (slip op. at 14, 20, 21): Our review of the record reveals that the exhibits were not properly verified . . . The University was entitled to summary judgment as a matter of law on Hayes’ breach of contract claim as she was an at-will employee, and the Human Resources Manual did not constitute a contract . . . It was incumbent upon Hayes to file notice of her claim within 180 days after her loss. This she did not do; therefore, any possible tort claim against the University is barred . . . The Legislature clearly intended to exclude the actions of the University from judicial review . . . We cannot say that either the University’s decision to eliminate Hayes’ position pursuant to a reduction in force or its classification of Hayes’ position was made in a quasi-judicial capacity. Accordingly, the University’s decisions regarding these matters are not subject to a mandate order.