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Opinions Jan. 5, 2012

January 5, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no opinions by IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
John C. Cole, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1102-PC-67
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Gary Plunkitt v. Beckoning Way Community Association (NFP)
32A01-1104-SC-171
Small claims. Affirms trial court’s determination that a property management company did not err in pursuing collection of Plunkitt’s homeowner fees and that Plunkitt is estopped from claiming he did not know of the association.

Rashaad Michael Hogan v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1107-CR-336
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentences for robbery, confinement and carjacking – all Class B felonies.

First Midwest Bank, successor in interest to Bank Calumet, N.A. v. Dean Vander Woude and Timothy Koster (NFP)
64A04-1103-PL-120
Civil plenary. Reverses trial court’s order granting summary judgment to Vander Woude and Koster, holding a genuine issue of material fact remains. Declines First Midwest Bank’s invitation to enter summary judgment in its favor and remands for further proceedings.

Donyea Fowler v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1104-CR-170
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class D felony receiving stolen property.

Curtis E. Jones v. State of Indiana (NFP)
29A02-1104-CR-414
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class A felony child molesting and two counts of Class B felony incest.

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



 

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