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Opinions Aug. 24, 2010

August 24, 2010
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Monty Rader v. State of Indiana
49A02-0907-CR-691
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion to suppress. The IP address used to log in to the monty20064 account was, on the dates in question, assigned to Rader’s home in Greencastle. Rejects Rader’s request that the court follow the precedent of the New Jersey Supreme Court and ignore the holding of the Indiana Supreme Court with regard to the issuance of investigatory subpoenas to third parties.

Bryan Berryman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
58A01-0911-CR-561
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felony insurance fraud, Class B misdemeanor false reporting or informing, and Class B misdemeanor failure to stop after an accident resulting in damage to property of another person other than a vehicle.

William Adams, et al. v. William Smith, et al. (NFP)
18A04-1002-MI-65
Miscellaneous. Reverses dismissal of the Adamses’ complaint for fraud and fraudulent transfer against the Smiths and Danny Slusher. Remands for further proceedings.  

B.W. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1001-JV-82
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication for forgery and theft if committed by an adult.

Joseph Dearborn v. State of Indiana (NFP)
13A05-0910-CR-618
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance, and Class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

Shane Schmutte v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-0912-CR-693
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Dennis Ditchley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-0911-CR-1098
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony burglary, Class B felony robbery, and Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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