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Opinions Aug. 3, 2010

August 3, 2010
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions by IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

F.B. Boushehry v. City of Indianapolis, et al.
49A05-1002-PL-55
Civil. Affirms trial court’s grant of summary judgment in the city’s favor because Boushehry’s claim did not meet the Indiana Tort Claims Act notice requirement.

Ron Droscha v. Scott Shepherd and Fort Wayne Area Association of Realtors
52A02-1001-PL-26
Civil. Affirms trial court’s grant of Shepherd and the association’s motions to dismiss Droscha’s petition to vacate an arbitration award.

James Chenoweth v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-0912-CR-566
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class A felony child molesting.

John W. Sawyer v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A04-1001-CR-129
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Yul Anderson and Rachel Anderson v. Ronald E. Weldy (NFP)
30A01-0906-CV-271
Civil. Remands for the trial court to make a determination on Weldy’s claim of fraud and for contractual attorney fees and costs under the lease agreement. Rules the trial court did not err in granting summary judgment in Weldy’s favor regarding his breach-of-contract claim, and that the court correctly dismissed the Andersons’ counterclaims of tortuous interference with a business relationship and slander.

Ashley Smith v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A02-1001-CR-7
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentences for Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated and Class A misdemeanor operating while intoxicated in two separate causes, and affirms violation of probation in another cause.

Janell Peery v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
72A01-0910-CV-497
Civil. Affirms dismissal of petition for judicial review of Indiana Department of Child Services’ decision affirming substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect.

William G. McLaughlin v. State of Indiana (NFP)
85A02-1002-CR-260
Criminal. Affirms denial of petition for permission to file a belated notice of appeal.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions by IL deadline.

 

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  1. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  2. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

  3. This outbreak illustrates the absurdity of the extreme positions taken by today's liberalism, specifically individualism and the modern cult of endless personal "freedom." Ebola reminds us that at some point the person's own "freedom" to do this and that comes into contact with the needs of the common good and "freedom" must be curtailed. This is not rocket science, except, today there is nonstop propaganda elevating individual preferences over the common good, so some pundits have a hard time fathoming the obvious necessity of quarantine in some situations....or even NATIONAL BORDERS...propagandists have also amazingly used this as another chance to accuse Western nations of "racism" which is preposterous and offensive. So one the one hand the idolatry of individualism has to stop and on the other hand facts people don't like that intersect with race-- remain facts nonetheless. People who respond to facts over propaganda do better in the long run. We call it Truth. Sometimes it seems hard to find.

  4. It would be hard not to feel the Kramers' anguish. But Catholic Charities, by definition, performed due diligence and held to the statutory standard of care. No good can come from punishing them for doing their duty. Should Indiana wish to change its laws regarding adoption agreements and or putative fathers, the place for that is the legislature and can only apply to future cases. We do not apply new laws to past actions, as the Kramers seem intent on doing, to no helpful end.

  5. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Zeff Weiss. He was an outstanding member of the Indianapolis legal community. My thoughts are with his family.

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