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Opinions Dec. 17, 2012

December 17, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana opinions and the Indiana Supreme Court and  Tax Court issued no opinions by IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Charles Knight v. Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. (NFP)
02A05-1206-PL-290
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Allstate.

Shelly Watson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1204-CR-204
Criminal. Affirms trial court conviction of Class B misdemeanor public intoxication.

Ellis DeBerry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1111-CR-606
Criminal rehearing. Declines request for rehearing and reaffirms trial court conviction of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Star Homes, Individually and d/b/a Garden Homes, Inc., David Garden, Donna Rothwell, John Michael Myers, Indiana Telephone Co., et al. v. Equity Trust Co., FBO James E. Henke, IRA (NFP)
49A02-1204-MF-350
Mortgage foreclosure. Reverses the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Equity Trust and remands, holding that summary judgment was inappropriate because the evidence was sufficient to create a factual issue regarding tendered payments.

In the Matter of B.A., Child Alleged to be in Need of Services; C.A. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
49A02-1203-JC-252
Juvenile. Affirms the trial court order finding B.A. to be a child in need of services.

In the Matter of the Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of J.B.; J.J. and B.B. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
40A01-1204-JT-155
Juvenile/termination of parental rights. Affirms trial court termination of parental rights.












 

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  1. Your article is a good intro the recent amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. For a much longer - though not necessarily better -- summary, counsel might want to read THE CHIEF UMPIRE IS CHANGING THE STRIKE ZONE, which I co-authored and which was just published in the January issue of THE VERDICT (the monthly publication of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association).

  2. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  3. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

  4. I would like to try to find a lawyer as soon possible I've had my money stolen off of my bank card driver pressed charges and I try to get the information they need it and a Social Security board is just give me a hold up a run around for no reason and now it think it might be too late cuz its been over a year I believe and I can't get the right information they need because they keep giving me the runaroundwhat should I do about that

  5. It is wonderful that Indiana DOC is making some truly admirable and positive changes. People with serious mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability will benefit from these changes. It will be much better if people can get some help and resources that promote their health and growth than if they suffer alone. If people experience positive growth or healing of their health issues, they may be less likely to do the things that caused them to come to prison in the first place. This will be of benefit for everyone. I am also so happy that Indiana DOC added correctional personnel and mental health staffing. These are tough issues to work with. There should be adequate staffing in prisons so correctional officers and other staff are able to do the kind of work they really want to do-helping people grow and change-rather than just trying to manage chaos. Correctional officers and other staff deserve this. It would be great to see increased mental health services and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community so that fewer people will have to receive help and support in prisons. Community services would like be less expensive, inherently less demeaning and just a whole lot better for everyone.

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