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Opinions June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014
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Indiana Court of Appeals
Cruisin', Inc., d/b/a Cruisin' Auto Sales v. Springleaf Financial Services of Indiana, Inc., f/k/a American General Financial Services
39A01-1309-CC-423
Civil collection. Affirms judgment in favor of Springleaf. Finds Cruisin’ breached the terms of the contract by giving the title to the car buyer rather than mailing it to Springleaf. Remands to correct a scrivener’s error and enter the reimbursement amount at $2,659.02. Also remands to enter the judgment damage award against the dealership and buyer jointly and severally.

Valle Vista Limited, LLC v. Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina (NFP)
41A05-1309-PL-481
Civil Plenary. Affirms trial court’s judgment enforcing the terms of an agreement that Selective would pay no more $500,000 to Valle Vista for hail damage. Also affirms lower court’s dismissal of Valle Vista’s lawsuit claiming Selective must turn over the total amount of $616,587.79 which was awarded by an umpire.  

Christopher Carlisle v. State of Indiana (NFP)
06A01-1308-CR-352
Criminal. Affirms Carlisle’s conviction of domestic battery, a Class D felony.

Dustin Perkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1312-CR-1001
Criminal. Affirms Perkins’s convictions of murder and Class C felony robbery.

Kent A. Easley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
73A04-1311-PC-566
Post conviction. Affirms post-conviction court’s dismissal of Easley’s successive petition for post-conviction relief.

Cornelius Hines v. State of Indiana (NFP)
52A05-1312-CR-594
Criminal. Affirms convictions for Class C felony criminal confinement, and Class D felony battery.

Trevor Nash Tice v. State of Indiana (NFP)
15A01-1307-CR-301
Criminal. Affirms conviction and 12-year sentence for child molesting, a Class B felony.

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

 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

  5. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. AT the time the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was enacted all major pharmaceutical companies in the US sold marijuana products. 11 Presidents of the US have smoked marijuana. Smoking it does not increase the likelihood that you will get lung cancer. There are numerous reports of canabis oil killing many kinds of incurable cancer. (See Rick Simpson's Oil on the internet or facebook).

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