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Opinions Dec. 3, 2010

December 3, 2010
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Marion County Auditor & McCord Investments v. Sawmill Creek
49A02-0912-CV-1192
Civil. Affirms order granting motion filed by Sawmill Creek to set aside a tax deed the auditor issued to McCord Investments. Follows the holding of the U.S. Supreme Court in Jones to agree with the trial court that the owner of the lot, Sawmill Creek, wasn’t provided constitutionally adequate notice of the tax sale.

Sheila Perdue, et al. v. Anne W. Murphy, et al.
49A02-1003-PL-250
Civil plenary. Reverses summary judgment in favor of the Family and Social Services Administration on the ruling that in general FSSA procedures regarding an adverse action notice satisfied procedural due process requirements. The recipients had due process rights, at a minimum including the right to notice and an opportunity to be heard, but were routinely given non-specific notice of adverse decisions, hampering their right to be heard on appeal. Affirms declaratory judgment and injunction against the FSSA for violating federal law governing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and utilizing a “failure to cooperate” standard as opposed to “refusal to cooperate” standard, and had violated Perdue’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act.  

Michael Gray v. D & G, Inc.
29A04-1002-CT-113
Civil tort. Reverses summary judgment for D&G in Gray’s negligence action against Sandstone Bar & Grill. The trial court erred in ruling that Gray could not recover from Sandstone because of his voluntary intoxication. Remands for further proceedings.

Carlton J. Harwood v. State of Indiana (NFP)
57A03-1005-CR-263
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine.

T.P. v. Review Board of the Ind. Dept. of Workforce Development and Central Indiana Cooling & Heating (NFP)
93A02-1003-EX-297
Civil. Affirms that T.P. was ineligible for unemployment benefits because he was discharged for just cause.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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