Mr. Peter King is extensively involved in representing the interests of the Hoosier Hills Regional Water District as it opposes the proposed placement of a 42-inch natural gas pipeline within the wellhead protection area of the district's groundwater source, the Whitewater River aquifer. Mr. King is working with various local community officials, state legislative officials, and experts in advocating on behalf of protecting the subsurface aquifer that is the sole source of drinking water for approximately 37,000 Hoosiers in southeastern Indiana. This representation includes work before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Natural Resource Commission of the State of Indiana, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Mr. King's focus on ensuring quality and safe drinking water represents the concerns of thousands of Hoosiers and Americans in rural America.
Mr. Peter King is currently representing a group of homeowners in an appeal before the Indiana Court of Appeals in the matter of Robert Sexton, Melinda Sexton, Stephanie Flinn, Craig Flinn, David Helt, Gail Helt, Jerry Marsh, Hazel Marsh, Steve Bowman, and Celeste Bowman v. Jackson County Board Of Zoning Appeals and Jerry D. Otte; Thomas Bryant, Ken Turner, Gene Speaker, and Francis Elliott, in their capacity as members of the Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals. This particular issue is fully briefed and before the court for decision. The issues include not only matters involving a confined animal feeding operation, but also a question of first impression as it relates to the Indiana Open Door Law.
Mr. Peter King has represented the Brown County Water Utility, Inc. before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission resolving a major utility rate case, and has assisted Brown County Water Utility, Inc. and Hoosier Hills Regional Water District in processing loan applications with the Rural Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Kevin King and his brother represented Jessica Russo and the Estate of Natasha Pendergrass in a product liability wrongful death action before the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of the County of Pennington, State of South Dakota against Takata Corporation relating to the design of the Takata seatbelt buckle in a Geo Tracker. After the return of a defense verdict, Kevin and Peter, with local counsel George J. Nelson of Abourezk Law Office, determined that the jury had been tainted by the misconduct of a juror who was accessing the internet during the trial and bringing information from the internet into the deliberations, all in violation of the court order. After an evidentiary hearing, the Honorable Janine M. Kern made specific findings of juror misconduct, set aside the jury verdict and ordered a new trial. This matter was appealed to the South Dakota Supreme Court by the Defendants. On September 16, 2009, the Supreme Court upheld the Trial Court's Order Granting New Trial.
Mr. Kevin King and his brother represented a severely brain-injured woman in Virginia; the case recently settled against a foreign manufacturer for a defective product.
Mr. Peter King was a lecturer/presenter at the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water, Fall Conference 10-23-07, wherein he gave the presentation: The IURC and Steps to Actuate a Rate Increase.