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Opinions June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014
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The following opinions were posted after IL deadline June 6:
7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Matthew Whitfield v. International Truck and Engine Corp.
13-1876
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Chief Judge Richard L. Young.
Civil. Affirms in part and reverses in part ruling in favor of International Truck and Engine Corp. on Whitfield’s action alleging discrimination in failure to hire and violations of the Civil Rights Act. The District Court ignored some evidence or made conclusions not supported by the evidence. Remands for further proceedings.

Indiana Tax Court
Housing Partnerships, Inc. v. Tom Owens, Bartholomew County Assessor
49T10-1005-TA-23
Tax. Affirms Indiana Board of Tax Review’s holding that for the 2006 tax year, Housing Partnerships Inc. failed to show that its rental properties qualified for the charitable purposes exemption provided in I.C. 6-1.1-10-16. Housing Partnerships has not demonstrated that the final determination is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or contrary to the law.

June 9
Indiana Court of Appeals

Michael Dustin Moore v. State of Indiana (NFP)
47A01-1308-CR-350
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance.

Jarod G. Allred v. State of Indiana (NFP)
65A01-1309-CR-393
Criminal. Reverses two convictions of Class B felony dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance. Judge Bailey dissents.

Nathaniel Baston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
85A05-1311-CR-559
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

In the Matter of the Adoption of H.S. and D.S., R.S. v. V.C. and M.C. and D.S. and S.S. (NFP)
85A02-1311-AD-996
Adoption. Affirms order granting petitions to adopt H.S. and D.S.

In the Matter of Commitment of E.L., E.L. v. Indiana University Health-Bloomington Hospital and Terri Klingelhoefer, MA, LSW (NFP)
53A05-1311-MH-571
Mental health. Dismisses appeal of temporary involuntary commitment since the commitment ended Jan. 13.

Bageera Taylor, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
76A04-1307-CR-328
Criminal. Reverses sentence for Class D felonies strangulation and residential entry and remands for further proceedings. Judge Robb dissents.

The Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court posted no opinions Monday prior to IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions Monday before IL deadline.

 

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  1. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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