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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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