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Opinions July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
Gared Holdings, LLC v. Best Bolt Products, Inc.
49A02-1210-PL-811
Civil plenary.  Affirms the trial court’s judgment on Gared’s claims of breach of contract and breach of the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose as those claims are supported by the evidence. The trial court erred in ruling that Best Bolt was not a merchant. Remands for the trial court to determine whether Best Bolt breached the implied warranty of merchantability, and if so, whether that alters the result of Best Bolt’s counterclaim. Chief Judge Robb concurs in separate opinion and dissents in part.

Kevin C. Stone v. Jennifer M. Stone
49A02-1210-DR-820
Domestic relation. The trial court did not err in refusing to approve the parties’ settlement agreement regarding child custody without receiving evidence regarding whether the agreement was in M.S.’s best interests, nor did it err in allowing mother to present evidence and argue that it was not in M.S.’s best interests. The trial court abused its discretion in denying father’s third continuance motion. Reverses and remands for a new hearing regarding custody of M.S. Also reverses that part of the dissolution decree ordering father to pay $5,000 towards mother’s attorney fees. The dissolution decree’s property division orders, as reflected in the settlement agreement, are affirmed.

In The Paternity of J.P.: P.M. (Mother) v. J.P. (Father) (NFP)
71A03-1303-JP-70
Juvenile. Affirms order finding mother in contempt of court.

Michael Walton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1212-CR-1013
Criminal. Reverses revocation of community corrections placement.

Julio Joel Delgado v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A03-1206-CR-271
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class B felony child molesting.

Anthony Shockley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1212-CR-957
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder and Class C felony attempted robbery, but remands for correction of the abstract of judgment.

Dheeraj Gulati v. Twinkle Gujral (NFP)
29A02-1301-DR-144
Domestic relation. Affirms portion of the trial court’s decree of dissolution concerning international travel with the parties’ minor child E.G.
 
In the Matter of the Adoption of C.A.H., minor; J.N.E. v. L.M.H. (NFP)
49A02-1302-AD-129
Adoption. Affirms order denying the biological mother’s motion for relief of judgment to set aside an adoption decree in favor of L.M.H.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.
 

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  1. Is it possible to amend an order for child support due to false paternity?

  2. He did not have an "unlicensed handgun" in his pocket. Firearms are not licensed in Indiana. He apparently possessed a handgun without a license to carry, but it's not the handgun that is licensed (or registered).

  3. Once again, Indiana's legislature proves how friendly it is to monopolies. This latest bill by Hershman demonstrates the lengths Indiana's representatives are willing to go to put big business's (especially utilities') interests above those of everyday working people. Maassal argues that if the technology (solar) is so good, it will be able to compete on its own. Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about the industries he represents. Instead, he wants to cut the small credit consumers get for using solar in order to "add a 'level of certainty'" to his industry. I haven't heard of or seen such a blatant money-grab by an industry since the days when our federal, state, and local governments were run by the railroad. Senator Hershman's constituents should remember this bill the next time he runs for office, and they should penalize him accordingly.

  4. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  5. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

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