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Opinions June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
Re: the Name Change of Jane Doe, Petitioner, Mary Doe, a Minor, and Baby Doe, a Minor
49A02-1211-MI-894
Miscellaneous. Affirms denial of mother Jane Doe’s petition to change her and her children’s names without publishing notice of the change based on the evidence in the record and current law. Mother may be able to protect some information from public record by going through Administrative Rule 9, but she did not choose to do so.

Anthony J. Iemma, et al. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Successor by Merger with Bank One, N.A.

20A03-1207-MF-326
Mortgage foreclosure. Reverses and remands with instructions that the court vacate its order setting aside the tax deeds in Cause No. 41 and its grant of summary judgment and decree of foreclosure in Cause No. 188. LRB is the owner of the two lots in question and there is no longer any basis for the trial court’s grant of summary judgment and foreclosure in favor of Chase in Cause No. 188.

A.P. v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development and UGN, Inc. (NFP)
93A02-1210-EX-804
Agency action. Affirms denial of unemployment benefits.

Deborah K. Wagner as Guardian of the Person and Estate of Harry L. Tillman v. Jeffrey L. Finney as Guardian of the Person and Estate of R. Virginia Tillman (NFP)
82A05-1207-GU-375
Guardianship. Affirms order enforcing a prenuptial provision for spousal support upon petition by Finney. Remands for clarification of the payee of attorney fees.

Richard Young v. State of Indiana (NFP)
79A04-1206-CR-310
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for one count each of Class A felonies conspiracy to commit dealing in methamphetamine and dealing in methamphetamine (manufacturing).

Juan A. Gonzales v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A03-1210-PC-421
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Brandan Bellamy v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1210-CR-866
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.

Stephen L. Gilmore v. State of Indiana (NFP)
40A01-1207-CR-321
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for Class C felony reckless homicide.

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. The child support award is many times what the custodial parent earns, and exceeds the actual costs of providing for the children's needs. My fiance and I have agreed that if we divorce, that the children will be provided for using a shared checking account like this one(http://www.mediate.com/articles/if_they_can_do_parenting_plans.cfm) to avoid the hidden alimony in Indiana's child support guidelines.

  2. Fiat justitia ruat caelum is a Latin legal phrase, meaning "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.

  3. Indiana up holds this behavior. the state police know they got it made.

  4. Additional Points: -Civility in the profession: Treating others with respect will not only move others to respect you, it will show a shared respect for the legal system we are all sworn to protect. When attorneys engage in unnecessary personal attacks, they lose the respect and favor of judges, jurors, the person being attacked, and others witnessing or reading the communication. It's not always easy to put anger aside, but if you don't, you will lose respect, credibility, cases, clients & jobs or job opportunities. -Read Rule 22 of the Admission & Discipline Rules. Capture that spirit and apply those principles in your daily work. -Strive to represent clients in a manner that communicates the importance you place on the legal matter you're privileged to handle for them. -There are good lawyers of all ages, but no one is perfect. Older lawyers can learn valuable skills from younger lawyers who tend to be more adept with new technologies that can improve work quality and speed. Older lawyers have already tackled more legal issues and worked through more of the problems encountered when representing clients on various types of legal matters. If there's mutual respect and a willingness to learn from each other, it will help make both attorneys better lawyers. -Erosion of the public trust in lawyers wears down public confidence in the rule of law. Always keep your duty to the profession in mind. -You can learn so much by asking questions & actively listening to instructions and advice from more experienced attorneys, regardless of how many years or decades you've each practiced law. Don't miss out on that chance.

  5. Agreed on 4th Amendment call - that was just bad policing that resulted in dismissal for repeat offender. What kind of parent names their boy "Kriston"?

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