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Indiana Supreme Court takes 9 cases

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The Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to nine cases – six of them criminal – and denied transfer to 30 for the week ending June 8.

The appeals include two that divided Court of Appeals panels: Margaret Kosarko v. William A. Padula, Administrator of the Estate of Daniel L. Herndobler, Deceased, No. 64S05-1206-CT-305, and Todd J. Crider v. State of Indiana, No. 91S05-1206-CR-306.

In Kosarko, the appellate panel was divided over whether prejudgment interest should be paid to a car crash victim who was awarded $210,000 in a jury trial.

In Crider, the judges were divided over whether a man could challenge his sentence after pleading guilty in White Superior Court to a Class D felony charge of theft and to being a habitual offender.

Also taken for review were:

•    Andre Gonzalez v. State of Indiana, No. 45S03-1206-CR-307, in which the appeals court reversed the denial of Andre Gonzalez’s petition to remove his lifetime sex offender designation.

•    Felix C. Sickels v. State of Indiana, No. 20S03-1206-CR-308, in which a panel affirmed in part and reversed in part and remanded a man’s conviction of three counts of nonsupport of a dependent child.

The court also granted transfer then remanded to the Court of Appeals Lawrence Ray Holley, II v. State of Indiana, No. 79S02-1206-PC-320, and vacated that court’s not-for-publication decision. In that case, the appeals court affirmed the denial of Lawrence Holley’s petition for post-conviction relief. On rehearing, the judges affirmed that decision and expanded upon the “mailbox rule.”

Other cases granted transfer are: Roger L. Bushorn v. State of Indiana, No. 40S01-1206-CR-309; Curtis A. Bethea v. State of Indiana, No. 18S05-1206-PC-304; Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Insurance v. Tim Black, as Husband and Personal Representative of Kay Black, Deceased, No. 64S05-1206-CT-305; and Holiday Hospitality Franchising, Inc. v. Amco Insurance Co., No. 33S01-1206-CT-312.

 

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  1. What a fine article, thank you! I can testify firsthand and by detailed legal reports (at end of this note) as to the dire consequences of rejecting this truth from the fine article above: "The inclusion and expansion of this right [to jury] in Indiana’s Constitution is a clear reflection of our state’s intention to emphasize the importance of every Hoosier’s right to make their case in front of a jury of their peers." Over $20? Every Hoosier? Well then how about when your very vocation is on the line? How about instead of a jury of peers, one faces a bevy of political appointees, mini-czars, who care less about due process of the law than the real czars did? Instead of trial by jury, trial by ideological ordeal run by Orwellian agents? Well that is built into more than a few administrative law committees of the Ind S.Ct., and it is now being weaponized, as is revealed in articles posted at this ezine, to root out post moderns heresies like refusal to stand and pledge allegiance to all things politically correct. My career was burned at the stake for not so saluting, but I think I was just one of the early logs. Due, at least in part, to the removal of the jury from bar admission and bar discipline cases, many more fires will soon be lit. Perhaps one awaits you, dear heretic? Oh, at that Ind. article 12 plank about a remedy at law for every damage done ... ah, well, the founders evidently meant only for those damages done not by the government itself, rabid statists that they were. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) My written reports available here: Denied petition for cert (this time around): http://tinyurl.com/zdmawmw Denied petition for cert (from the 2009 denial and five year banishment): http://tinyurl.com/zcypybh Related, not written by me: Amicus brief: http://tinyurl.com/hvh7qgp

  2. Justice has finally been served. So glad that Dr. Ley can finally sleep peacefully at night knowing the truth has finally come to the surface.

  3. While this right is guaranteed by our Constitution, it has in recent years been hampered by insurance companies, i.e.; the practice of the plaintiff's own insurance company intervening in an action and filing a lien against any proceeds paid to their insured. In essence, causing an additional financial hurdle for a plaintiff to overcome at trial in terms of overall award. In a very real sense an injured party in exercise of their right to trial by jury may be the only party in a cause that would end up with zero compensation.

  4. Why in the world would someone need a person to correct a transcript when a realtime court reporter could provide them with a transcript (rough draft) immediately?

  5. This article proved very enlightening. Right ahead of sitting the LSAT for the first time, I felt a sense of relief that a score of 141 was admitted to an Indiana Law School and did well under unique circumstances. While my GPA is currently 3.91 I fear standardized testing and hope that I too will get a good enough grade for acceptance here at home. Thanks so much for this informative post.

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