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Opinions Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions prior to IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions prior to IL deadline.


Indiana Court of Appeals
HDNET LLC v. North American Boxing Council
49A02-1112-PL-1146
Civil plenary. Reverses and remands trial court grant of partial summary judgment in favor of North American Boxing Council, finding the grant of summary judgment was erroneous as a matter of law as it pertains to the Indiana Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and that the Boxing Council’s civil conversion claim doesn’t fall within the criminal law exception to the IUTSA’s preemption provision.

Teresa A. Houser, Personal Rep. of the Est. of Anonymous Physician, Deceased v. Stacy Kaufman, C.K., and Brent Kaufman; Teresa A. Houser, Personal Rep. v. Stacy Kaufman, et al.
50A03-1201-MI-19
Miscellaneous/estate. Affirms denial of the estate’s motion for summary judgment in a medical malpractice suit, holding that the two-year statute of limitations in medical malpractice is unconstitutional in cases where a plaintiff does not know within that period about a potential act of malpractice. Affirms summary judgment for the estate with respect to Dr. K. owing no duty of care to C.K., the child of Stacy Kaufman.

Daniel Joseph Sheets v. State of Indiana (NFP)
76A03-1202-CR-53
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Ronald Graham v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1111-CR-618
Criminal. Affirms concurrent sentences totaling 30 years for conviction on charges related to a shooting during a drug deal.

The Estate of Rose Graves v. Anonymous Nursing Home (NFP)
45A03-1112-CT-560
Civil tort. On rehearing, reaffirms trial court order dismissing the estate’s action.


 

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