Doctrines that have only applied to corporations in Indiana courts may be extended to cover cases involving government entities if the city of Marion wins its appeal at the state Supreme Court.

Derek Molter, representing the city, argued Thursday that a trial court’s decision to dismiss two of three time-barred claims against London Witte Group should be reversed since the city disagrees with a trial court ruling that the statute of limitations ended before a lawsuit was filed. Molter’s argument focused on how the $2.5 million in claimed damages, resulting from the uncompleted YMCA renovation project, couldn’t be recovered until former Mayor Wayne Seybold left office in 2016.