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Opinions Aug. 9, 2010

August 9, 2010
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc., et al. v. Mayflower Transit, LLC
08-1673
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Judge Sarah Evans Barker.
Civil. Affirms judgment with respect to a chargeback for the cost of insurance not being a sale of insurance. Rules the period of limitations for suits under Section 14704(a)(2) is four years, not two. Remands for further proceedings that may be required by the ruling on the limitations issue.

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
L.T. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1001-JV-62
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication that L.T. committed Class A misdemeanor battery if committed by an adult.

Devin Steele v. State of Indiana (NFP)
15A01-1003-CR-126
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felonies domestic battery with a child present, domestic battery with a prior conviction, and possession of a controlled substance. Affirms sentence imposed following the revocation of Steele’s probation.

Steven L. Fortner v. Janet M. Fortner (NFP)
67A05-1001-DR-36
Domestic relation. Affirms orders regarding the contempt petitions and attorney fees. Affirms dissolution of marriage, but remands for consideration of omitted marital debts. Affirms physical custody order but remands for clarification of legal custody of G.F. Reverses child support order and remands for clarification.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer to 20 cases for the week ending Aug. 6.
 

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