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Opinions Feb. 1, 2012

February 1, 2012
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The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:

Amber Parker, et. al., v. Franklin Community School Corporation, et. al.
10-3595
Civil. Reverses U.S. District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants, holding Parker has shown a genuine question of fact about whether the disproportionate scheduling of boys’ basketball games on weekends and girls’ basketball games on weeknights is discriminatory under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Section 1681(a). Further reverses on the court’s dismissal of the plaintiffs’ equal protection claim and remands for proceedings consistent with the opinion.

Today’s opinions:

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, and Indiana Tax Court had issued no opinions by IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

Mitchell & Stark Construction Company, Inc. v. Strand Associates, Inc., as successor In interest to Sieco, Inc. (NFP)
36A04-1103-CT-79
Civil tort. Affirms trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Strand Associates.

Cleverson J.R. Punturi v. State of Indiana (NFP)
63A04-1106-CR-339
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony sexual battery, but remands with instructions to the court to revise sentence to three years, with half of that served on probation and half served on work release, finding the sentence was inappropriate because the victim suffered no physical harm.

 

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  1. A sad end to a prolific gadfly. Indiana has suffered a great loss in the journalistic realm.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

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