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Opinions May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014
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The following Indiana Tax Court opinion was posted after IL deadline Wednesday:
Hoosier Roll Shop Services, LLC v. Indiana Department of State Revenue
49T10-1104-TA-29
Tax. Grants summary judgment in favor of Hoosier Roll and against the Department of State Revenue. Finds Hoosier Roll produces other tangible personal property when it grinds and calibrates its customers’ work rolls.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Riviera Plaza Investments, LLC and Haresh Shah v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
02A03-1308-MF-323
Mortgage foreclosure.  Affirms summary judgment in favor of Wells Fargo with regard to Riviera and enters judgment in favor of Wells Fargo and against Shah in the ongoing collection and foreclosure proceedings against Riviera and Shah. The trial court properly granted Wells Fargo’s motion for summary judgment against Riviera and its determination that Shah was liable under the terms of the guaranty is not clearly erroneous.

J.H. v. J.K. (NFP)
1A03-1311-JP-459
Juvenile. Affirms order that father pay $70 per month toward the college expenses of his 19-year-old daughter.

Rayterrion Wheeler v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1310-CR-391
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction.

Rick Delks v. State of Indiana (NFP)
84A01-1309-PC-416
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

In re the Paternity of D.M.Y.: M.S.R. v. B.Y. (NFP)
34A04-1310-JP-504
Juvenile. Affirms the determination of Michael S. Robinson’s child support arrearage.

Jason Keel v. April Najdowski (NFP)
29A02-1305-DR-463
Domestic relation. Affirms denial of Keel’s petition for reinstatement of his parenting time.

Thomas M. Slaats v. Sally E. Slaats n/k/a Sally E. Jaggers-Weber (NFP)
87A01-1311-DR-503
Domestic relation. Affirms modification of father’s child support obligation.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline Thursday. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.

 

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  2. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

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  5. "No one is safe when the Legislature is in session."

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