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Opinions July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Larry E. Snell v. K-Industrial, LLC (NFP)
02A03-1010-CC-523
Collections. Affirms trial court’s judgment in favor of K-Industrial and trial court’s partial summary judgment in favor of Larry Snell. Reverses award of attorney fees to Snell, holding that Snell’s complaint did not arise from his agreement with K-Industrial.

Jasper L. Chastain v. State of Indiana (NFP)
47A01-1009-CR-543
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine.

John Battles v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1012-CR-1279
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony auto theft.  

Duron Reese Smith v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1012-CR-679
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony battery.

Michael D. Webb v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A03-1011-CR-599
Criminal. Affirms consecutive sentences for two counts of resisting law enforcement.

Christopher C. Craft v. State of Indiana (NFP)
84A01-1010-CR-530
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class A felony burglary.

Claude R. Fisher v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A03-1010-CR-530
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felony battery.

Kathy Atkinson v. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (NFP)
49A02-1101-PL-28
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court’s decision on judicial review affirming the State of Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s finding that Kathy Atkinson owed $4,956 due to overpayment of food stamp benefits.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

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