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Opinions Jan. 26, 2012

January 26, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.


Indiana Court of Appeals
Jeff Reeves v. Citizens Financial Services
93A02-1107-EX-604
Agency appeal. Affirms Worker’s Compensation Board’s decision that Reeves had reached maximum medical improvement, had a permanent partial impairment of five percent and wasn’t entitled to ongoing palliative care. Reeves failed to identify what type of care he should receive and the undisputed evidence does not show that palliative care limits the extent of his impairment.

Associated Estates Realty Corporation v. Angela Mason (NFP)
49A02-1105-CT-426
Civil tort. Grants rehearing and affirms original decision to reverse the denial of Associated Estates Realty Corp.’s motion for relief from judgment.

Duane R. Tackett v. State of Indiana (NFP)
18A05-1101-CR-7
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class B felonies rape, sexual misconduct with a minor and criminal deviate conduct and Class D felony child solicitation.

Richard H. Edwards v. State of Indiana (NFP)
19A04-1101-CR-26
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Meridian S.E.T., LLC v. Auditor of Marion County, Assessor of Marion County, and City of Indianapolis/Marion County (NFP)
49A02-1106-PL-482
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment in favor of the auditor, assessor and city of Indianapolis.

Moustapha Barry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1105-CR-565
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class B felony dealing in cocaine.

Diana Bible v. St. Vincent Hospital (NFP)
93A02-1107-EX-600
Agency appeal. Affirms decision to deny claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

James Patrick Flinn v. Courtney Sue Flinn and James Erick Flinn (NFP)
43A04-1108-PL-455
Civil plenary. Reverses grant of Courtney Flinn’s motion for summary judgment on James Patrick Flinn’s complaint for conversion. Remands for further proceedings.

Casey Jackson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
67A01-1108-CR-340
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury.

Ruth Dishman, Personal Rep. of the Estate of Julie A. Etchison v. Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc., Medcheck Anderson, Troy Abbott, M.C., and Stephen Robertson (NFP)
48A02-1105-PL-467
Civil plenary. Affirms grant of partial summary judgment in favor of the medical defendants and Stephen Robertson in conjunction with a proposed complaint for medical malpractice.

Dairius Redding v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1107-CR-294
Criminal. Affirms decision to admit results of a buccal swab DNA analysis at trial and the finding of aggravating factors at sentencing.

Angelina M. Sanders v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1106-CR-297
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony domestic battery in the presence of a child.

Stacey Sills v. State of Indiana (NFP)
90A02-1107-CR-615
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to two counts of Class C felony child molesting and one count of Class C felony child exploitation.

Lawrence Peterson and Fredrick Edmond v. Bruce Lemmon, et al. (NFP)
48A05-1102-MI-430
Miscellaneous. Affirms order granting a motion to dismiss action for mandate.

Jonathan Paugh v. State of Indiana (NFP)
67A01-1107-CR-298
Criminal. Reverses finding that Paugh is a credit restricted felon.

 

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  1. I can understand a 10 yr suspension for drinking and driving and not following the rules,but don't you think the people who compleate their sentences and are trying to be good people of their community,and are on the right path should be able to obtain a drivers license to do as they please.We as a state should encourage good behavior instead of saying well you did all your time but we can't give you a license come on.When is a persons time served than cause from where I'm standing,its still a punishment,when u can't have the freedom to go where ever you want to in car,truck ,motorcycle,maybe their should be better programs for people instead of just throwing them away like daily trash,then expecting them to change because they we in jail or prison for x amount of yrs.Everyone should look around because we all pay each others bills,and keep each other in business..better knowledge equals better community equals better people...just my 2 cents

  2. I was wondering about the 6 million put aside for common attorney fees?does that mean that if you are a plaintiff your attorney fees will be partially covered?

  3. I expressed my thought in the title, long as it was. I am shocked that there is ever immunity from accountability for ANY Government agency. That appears to violate every principle in the US Constitution, which exists to limit Government power and to ensure Government accountability. I don't know how many cases of legitimate child abuse exist, but in the few cases in which I knew the people involved, in every example an anonymous caller used DCS as their personal weapon to strike at innocent people over trivial disagreements that had no connection with any facts. Given that the system is vulnerable to abuse, and given the extreme harm any action by DCS causes to families, I would assume any degree of failure to comply with the smallest infraction of personal rights would result in mandatory review. Even one day of parent-child separation in the absence of reasonable cause for a felony arrest should result in severe penalties to those involved in the action. It appears to me, that like all bureaucracies, DCS is prone to interpret every case as legitimate. This is not an accusation against DCS. It is a statement about the nature of bureaucracies, and the need for ADDED scrutiny of all bureaucratic actions. Frankly, I question the constitutionality of bureaucracies in general, because their power is delegated, and therefore unaccountable. No Government action can be unaccountable if we want to avoid its eventual degeneration into irrelevance and lawlessness, and the law of the jungle. Our Constitution is the source of all Government power, and it is the contract that legitimizes all Government power. To the extent that its various protections against intrusion are set aside, so is the power afforded by that contract. Eventually overstepping the limits of power eliminates that power, as a law of nature. Even total tyranny eventually crumbles to nothing.

  4. Being dedicated to a genre keeps it alive until the masses catch up to the "trend." Kent and Bill are keepin' it LIVE!! Thank you gentlemen..you know your JAZZ.

  5. Hemp has very little THC which is needed to kill cancer cells! Growing cannabis plants for THC inside a hemp field will not work...where is the fear? From not really knowing about Cannabis and Hemp or just not listening to the people teaching you through testimonies and packets of info over the last few years! Wake up Hoosier law makers!

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