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Opinions Aug. 8, 2013

August 8, 2013
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Indiana Supreme Court
Mary Alice Manley, and Gary Manley v. Ryan J. Sherer, M.D., and Sherer Family Medicine, P.C.
59S01-1205-PL-249
Civil plenary/medical malpractice. Reverses grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants and remands for further proceedings, finding issues of material facts exist as to when plaintiffs knew of alleged malpractice or learned of the facts that should lead to the discovery of malpractice and resulting injury. Summary judgment should have been denied as to the defendants’ claim of absence of an element of causation necessary to establish liability.

Indiana Court of Appeals
In Re: The Carroll County 2012 Tax Sale Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District v. Steven E. Hruska, Virginia Hanna & Equity Trust Co. FBO#80677 & Carroll Cnty, Indiana, by & through Carroll Cnty Auditor
08A02-1303-MI-220
Mortgage foreclosure. Affirms judgment of trial court that the properties could not be sold at the tax sale because the only liens on the property were sewer liens. Rules lower court properly applied Indiana Code Section 13-26-14-4 which prohibits foreclosure in cases where only a sewer lien has been filed against the property.

Jeffrey G. Tourney v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1211-CR-503
Criminal. Affirms three-year executed sentence for conviction of two counts of class D felony criminal mischief, and found counts of Class A misdemeanor cruelty to an animal.

Mickey L. Whitlock v. State of Indiana (NFP)
79A02-1210-CR-850
Criminal. Affirms denial of modification of a 36-year executed sentence on a conviction of Class A felony burglarly resulting in bodily injury.

Reginald D. Baker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A05-1301-CR-32
Criminal. Affirms three-year aggregate sentence for conviction of Class D felony counts of domestic battery and strangulation.

Timothy R. Thacker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1212-CR-558
Criminal. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands, ordering the court to vacate one of two convictions and sentences for Class D felony theft and receiving stolen property, holding the that the convictions violate the principles of double jeopardy.

Anthony J. Gipson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
46A04-1304-CR-154
Criminal. Reverses and remands denial of a petition for credit time not previously awarded by the Department of Correction for educational credits and orders further proceedings.

Tamera Richards v. State of Indiana (NFP)
79A02-1301-CR-38
Criminal. Affirms 25-year sentence for conviction of Class B felony causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance in the body, which was enhanced for being a habitual substance offender.

Jeffrey Alan Davis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
83A01-1301-CR-44
Criminal. Affirms on interlocutory appeal denial of motion to suppress evidence in a search of his residence that led to charges of manufacturing and dealing methamphetamine.

Kenneth Frye v. State of Indiana (NFP)
89A05-1211-CR-577
Criminal. Affirms 55-year sentence for conviction of murder.

Zachariah Brownie v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1301-CR-3
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation on a conviction of Class D felony criminal confinement.

Indiana Tax Court issued no opinions by IL deadline. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.



 

 
 

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  1. Whilst it may be true that Judges and Justices enjoy such freedom of time and effort, it certainly does not hold true for the average working person. To say that one must 1) take a day or a half day off work every 3 months, 2) gather a list of information including recent photographs, and 3) set up a time that is convenient for the local sheriff or other such office to complete the registry is more than a bit near-sighted. This may be procedural, and hence, in the near-sighted minds of the court, not 'punishment,' but it is in fact 'punishment.' The local sheriffs probably feel a little punished too by the overwork. Registries serve to punish the offender whilst simultaneously providing the public at large with a false sense of security. The false sense of security is dangerous to the public who may not exercise due diligence by thinking there are no offenders in their locale. In fact, the registry only informs them of those who have been convicted.

  2. Unfortunately, the court doesn't understand the difference between ebidta and adjusted ebidta as they clearly got the ruling wrong based on their misunderstanding

  3. A common refrain in the comments on this website comes from people who cannot locate attorneys willing put justice over retainers. At the same time the judiciary threatens to make pro bono work mandatory, seemingly noting the same concern. But what happens to attorneys who have the chumptzah to threatened the legal status quo in Indiana? Ask Gary Welch, ask Paul Ogden, ask me. Speak truth to power, suffer horrendously accordingly. No wonder Hoosier attorneys who want to keep in good graces merely chase the dollars ... the powers that be have no concerns as to those who are ever for sale to the highest bidder ... for those even willing to compromise for $$$ never allow either justice or constitutionality to cause them to stand up to injustice or unconstitutionality. And the bad apples in the Hoosier barrel, like this one, just keep rotting.

  4. I am one of Steele's victims and was taken for $6,000. I want my money back due to him doing nothing for me. I filed for divorce after a 16 year marriage and lost everything. My kids, my home, cars, money, pension. Every attorney I have talked to is not willing to help me. What can I do? I was told i can file a civil suit but you have to have all of Steelers info that I don't have. Of someone can please help me or tell me what info I need would be great.

  5. It would appear that news breaking on Drudge from the Hoosier state (link below) ties back to this Hoosier story from the beginning of the recent police disrespect period .... MCBA president Cassandra Bentley McNair issued the statement on behalf of the association Dec. 1. The association said it was “saddened and disappointed” by the decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. “The MCBA does not believe this was a just outcome to this process, and is disheartened that the system we as lawyers are intended to uphold failed the African-American community in such a way,” the association stated. “This situation is not just about the death of Michael Brown, but the thousands of other African-Americans who are disproportionately targeted and killed by police officers.” http://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2016/07/18/hate-cops-sign-prompts-controversy/87242664/

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