Amish Litigants Forced to Honor Agreement

In a consolidated appeal from various complaints by property owners against a sewer district, the Court of Appeal’s in Wagler v. West Boggs Sewer District, Inc., held that the sewer district was allowed to compel Members of an Old Order Amish to connect to its sewer system, pursuant to Indiana Code section 8-1-2-125(d).  Importantly, the resistors had entered into an agreed entry, which required them to connect onto the sewer line.  Only after they made this agreement did they cite religious objections to use of this public utility.

About Curtis T. Jones

Curtis Jones (CUJO) is a Partner in the Appellate, Litigation and Insurance Groups at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP (BME). ~Before joining BME, I served for two years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Theodore (Ted) R. Boehm in the Supreme Court of Indiana. Since 2006, I have worked extensively on a number of complex business and commercial litigation matters and have handled numerous appeals in the Indiana Appellate Courts and Seventh Circuit. I have also assisted insurers, wholesalers, agents, brokers and insureds in the insurance industry analyze, litigate and/or resolve coverage issues.~ For more information about Curtis T. Jones:
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