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June 2, 2010
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Indiana Supreme Court
Thomas A. Neu, Elizabeth A. Neu, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brett Gibson
49S02-0910-CV-442
Civil. Affirms trial court’s finding that the Neus were not entitled to interest, attorney fees, and costs and that they could not foreclose on their own home or force a sheriff’s sale of the property. When the Neus purchased their home from John Nowak, the title search did not reveal a mortgage held by Gibson. The Supreme Court also finds the Neus had other options than foreclosing on the home or forcing a sheriff’s sale: they could have sold the house without court action, or taken the matter up with the title insurance company that didn’t find the Gibson mortgage when they bought the home.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Alan Kelly v. Julie Kelly (NFP)
12A05-0912-CV-703
Civil. Affirms marriage dissolution decree entered by the trial court in dissolution proceedings initiated by Julie Kelly. Alan Kelly appealed the entering of the decree based on the following issues: the trial court’s awarding custody of the parties’ minor child to Julie; the trial court’s discretion in dividing the marital property; and the trial court’s discretion in awarding $9,000 to Julie for attorney’s fees.

Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions before IL deadline.

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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

  4. And with a whimpering hissy fit the charade came to an end ... http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/27/all-charges-dropped-against-all-remaining-officers-in-freddie-gray-case/ WHISTLEBLOWERS are needed more than ever in a time such as this ... when politics trump justice and emotions trump reason. Blue Lives Matter.

  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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