Trial Reports

Motor vehicle accident: Noblesville collision

April 6, 2016
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Motor vehicle accident: rear-end collision

September 9, 2015

Dennis R. Thomas and Luisa Thomas v. Phyllis A. Isenhower

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COA split over company’s duty following propane accident

June 24, 2015
Jennifer Nelson
The Indiana Court of Appeals was divided Tuesday over whether a company that supplied a propane tank which was hooked up to a mobile home without the company’s permission owed a duty to a couple injured after an explosion in that home.
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COA affirms father in contempt for not paying education expenses

June 24, 2015
Jennifer Nelson
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the finding of a trial court that a daughter did not repudiate her father following a fall out over a car, so her father was required to continue paying her post-secondary educational expenses.
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Inmate not entitled to revised sentence under amended statute

June 24, 2015
Jennifer Nelson
Although the recently amended sentence-modification statute now applies to an inmate seeking to revise his sentence, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of Ivan Vazquez’s petition due to untimely filing.
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Convicted gang member sentenced to 6 life terms in prison

June 16, 2015
 Associated Press
A high-ranking Imperial Gangster from northwestern Indiana has been sentenced to six consecutive life terms in prison for the deaths of five men while taking part in drug trafficking.
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2 testify about being unable to rescue Indianapolis man

June 16, 2015
 Associated Press
Two men testified Monday about their unsuccessful efforts to rescue a man trapped in his Indianapolis basement after his house was rocked by an explosion at a neighbor's home in what defense attorneys have said was an insurance fraud plan gone awry.
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Uninsured motorist action

February 25, 2015
A submitted trial report on Barden v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co.
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Driver crossing backed-up street involved in accident

January 28, 2015
Case information on an Indianapolis accident with injury.
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Pending petition for child support becomes applicable after Legislature amends statute

August 13, 2013
Marilyn Odendahl
A trial court will have to reconsider its ruling in a child support dispute in light of a state law that was changed while an appeal of the case was pending.
 
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Motorcycle Accident

July 17, 2013
Garrett Minniear v. Chase King d/b/a King Masonry LLC
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Medical malpractice

July 18, 2012
Resa v. Greathouse-Williams, et al.
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Trucking accident

July 6, 2011
Willetter Morrison-Johnson and Steven Johnson v. Republic Services of Indiana, L.P. and Jason Stanley
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Automobile accident involving police officer

May 25, 2011
Rolla Trent v. City of Peru
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Automobile accident

April 26, 2011
Melissa Miller v. Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Inc. and John Gocke
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Vehicle negligence

March 2, 2011
Patricia Mowery and Harold Mowery Jr. v. Arron Hofmeister and Marathon Petroleum Company LP
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Wrongful Death

December 22, 2010
Estate of Morris v. Sampson
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Wrongful death

October 13, 2010
Schroeder v. Todd’s Companion Plus
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Civil battery

October 13, 2010
Thomas v. Office of State Chemist
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Automobile-bicycle collision

October 13, 2010
Donald E. Brier v. Irene Wegner
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Eminent domain

September 1, 2010
State of Indiana v. Ecoff Trucking Inc.
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Products Liability/Negligence

July 19, 2010
Jonathan M. Hinsey v.  Better Built Dry Kilns, Inc. and DeNardi, s.r.l., a/k/a Nardi Group and Nardi Partecipazioni, s.r.l.
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Medical malpractice

June 23, 2010
Jason Cole Sr., as Personal Representative of the Estates of Patricia Harris Cole and Baby Jason Cole Jr. v. Joseph M. Smith, M.D.
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Personal injury

May 26, 2010
Donna Saine v. Richard Walker, et al.
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Uninsured motorist coverage claim

May 26, 2010
Michael Dec Jr. and Pamela M. Dec v. Encompass Insurance
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  1. Indiana's seatbelt law is not punishable as a crime. It is an infraction. Apparently some of our Circuit judges have deemed settled law inapplicable if it fails to fit their litmus test of political correctness. Extrapolating to redefine terms of behavior in a violation of immigration law to the entire body of criminal law leaves a smorgasbord of opportunity for judicial mischief.

  2. I wonder if $10 diversions for failure to wear seat belts are considered moral turpitude in federal immigration law like they are under Indiana law? Anyone know?

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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