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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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  2. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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  5. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Zeff Weiss. He was an outstanding member of the Indianapolis legal community. My thoughts are with his family.

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