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Opinions April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions at IL deadline.


Indiana Court of Appeals
Anthony Wade v. Terex-Telelect, Inc.
29A05-1101-CT-72
Civil tort. Reverses jury verdict in favor of Terex-Telelect on Wade’s negligence claim under the Indiana Product Liability Act. Wade was prejudiced by the judge instructing the jury as to the rebuttable presumption under Indiana Code 34-20-5-1. Remands for a new trial. Judge Bradford concurs in part and dissents in part.

Robert A. Baker v. State of Indiana
40A05-1109-CR-503
Criminal. Reverses convictions of and sentence for Class B felony possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and Class C felony possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. The evidence is insufficient to sustain those enhanced convictions; remands with instructions to reduce those counts to Class D felonies and resentence him accordingly.

Marcus Washington v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1105-CR-429
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder, and Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license.

Foster Mowrey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1108-CR-406
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony battery and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Jim A. Edsall v. State of Indiana (NFP)
57A03-1110-CR-462
Criminal. Reverses order denying permission to file a belated notice of appeal.

Larry D. Madden v. State of Indiana (NFP)
73A01-1105-CR-230
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony theft.

Patrick Dewayne Carr, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A05-1105-CR-261
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony robbery, Class B felony burglary and Class A felony attempted murder.

David Butler v. State of Indiana (NFP)
34A05-1109-CR-477
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony possession of cocaine.

Gloria Hussey, Personal Representative of the Estate of Steven Hussey v. William H. Toedebusch, M.D. (NFP)
89A01-1108-PL-345
Civil plenary. Reverses dismissal of Hussey’s complaint against Dr. Toedebusch and remands with instructions to reinstate the complaint.
 

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  1. My mother got temporary guardianship of my children in 2012. my husband and I got divorced 2015 the judge ordered me to have full custody of all my children. Does this mean the temporary guardianship is over? I'm confused because my divorce papers say I have custody and he gets visits and i get to claim the kids every year on my taxes. So just wondered since I have in black and white that I have custody if I can go get my kids from my moms and not go to jail?

  2. Someone off their meds? C'mon John, it is called the politics of Empire. Get with the program, will ya? How can we build one world under secularist ideals without breaking a few eggs? Of course, once it is fully built, is the American public who will feel the deadly grip of the velvet glove. One cannot lay down with dogs without getting fleas. The cup of wrath is nearly full, John Smith, nearly full. Oops, there I go, almost sounding as alarmist as Smith. Guess he and I both need to listen to this again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRnQ65J02XA

  3. Charles Rice was one of the greatest of the so-called great generation in America. I was privileged to count him among my mentors. He stood firm for Christ and Christ's Church in the Spirit of Thomas More, always quick to be a good servant of the King, but always God's first. I had Rice come speak to 700 in Fort Wayne as Obama took office. Rice was concerned that this rise of aggressive secularism and militant Islam were dual threats to Christendom,er, please forgive, I meant to say "Western Civilization". RIP Charlie. You are safe at home.

  4. It's a big fat black mark against the US that they radicalized a lot of these Afghan jihadis in the 80s to fight the soviets and then when they predictably got around to biting the hand that fed them, the US had to invade their homelands, install a bunch of corrupt drug kingpins and kleptocrats, take these guys and torture the hell out of them. Why for example did the US have to sodomize them? Dubya said "they hate us for our freedoms!" Here, try some of that freedom whether you like it or not!!! Now they got even more reasons to hate us-- lets just keep bombing the crap out of their populations, installing more puppet regimes, arming one faction against another, etc etc etc.... the US is becoming a monster. No wonder they hate us. Here's my modest recommendation. How about we follow "Just War" theory in the future. St Augustine had it right. How about we treat these obvious prisoners of war according to the Geneva convention instead of torturing them in sadistic and perverted ways.

  5. As usual, John is "spot-on." The subtle but poignant points he makes are numerous and warrant reflection by mediators and users. Oh but were it so simple.

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