Claire's Boutiques, Inc. v. Brownsburg Station Partners - 8/27/13

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Tuesday  August 27, 2013 
1:30 PM  EST

1:30 p.m. 32A01-1209-CC-438. Following a bench trial in this breach of contract case, Claire’s Boutiques, Inc., a tenant of a strip mall owned by Brownsburg Station Partners, LLC, appeals the denial of its cross-motion for summary judgment and the entry of final judgment in favor Brownsburg regarding the interpretation of the operating co-tenancy provision in its retail lease.  Brownsburg cross-appeals, asserting that the trial court erred when it denied Brownsburg’s motion for partial summary judgment regarding construction of the operating co-tenancy provision and that the court erred when it denied Brownsburg’s request for consequential damages at trial.  The main issues on appeal are the construction of the operating co-tenancy provision in the lease and whether the tenant’s complete removal from the leased premises without notice constitutes termination of the lease by Claire’s or, instead, abandonment of the leased premises in default of the lease. 

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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