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Opinions Jan. 11, 2011

January 11, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
John G. Cooper v. State of Indiana
32A05-1005-CR-309
Criminal. Affirms five-year enhancement imposed under the Firearm Enhancement Statute following the jury’s determination Cooper knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of reckless homicide, a Class C felony. Double jeopardy principles aren’t implicated in this case. Also affirms aggregate 13-year sentence.

Connie Ellis, et al. v. City of Martinsville, et al.
55A01-1003-CT-141
Civil tort. Affirms grant of motions for summary judgment in favor of the City of Martinsville, Martinsville Fire Department, and Terry Hart, assistant fire chief.  There are no issues of genuine fact regarding alleged willful and wanton misconduct and Hart’s actions were within the scope of his employment.

James Eugene Roberts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
79A05-1006-CR-389
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony dealing in cocaine.

In the matter of the estate of Raymond L. Domelle; Gloria J. Domelle v. Charles and Maria Barman (NFP)
45A03-1004-ES-173
Estate, supervised. Reverses $68,500 judgment following a jury verdict in favor of the Barmans. Remands to direct the probate court to enter judgment in favor of the estate.

Marvin M. Willis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A05-1006-CR-409
Criminal. Affirms conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated as a Class D felony and dismisses Willis’ appeal as it relates to the challenge of the enhancement of the conviction from a Class C misdemeanor to the Class D felony.

Joseph Fields v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1003-CR-165
Criminal. Affirms conviction of felony murder.

Donald J. Woolsey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
87A01-1006-CR-326
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class D felony perjury.

Anthony M. Jessie v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1006-CR-329
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B misdemeanors battery and disorderly conduct, and Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

  5. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. AT the time the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was enacted all major pharmaceutical companies in the US sold marijuana products. 11 Presidents of the US have smoked marijuana. Smoking it does not increase the likelihood that you will get lung cancer. There are numerous reports of canabis oil killing many kinds of incurable cancer. (See Rick Simpson's Oil on the internet or facebook).

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