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Opinions March 2, 2011

March 2, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
County Council of Porter County v. Northwest Indiana Regional Dev. Authority, et al.
37A04-1004-CT-291
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the denial of the council’s motion for summary judgment on the council’s complaint seeking declaratory judgment it has the right to withdraw from the RDA. Porter County cannot withdraw from the RDA and the council waived its argument that the original legislation establishing the RDA Act is unconstitutional special legislation.

National Wine & Spirits v. Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission, et al.
49A02-1006-PL-612
Civil plenary. Affirms order dismissing National Wine’s petition for judicial review of the issuance of a wine and liquor permit to competitor Southern Wine & Spirits of Indiana. National Wine didn’t meet the statutory standing requirement for judicial review and its due process argument that it is entitled to standing fails.

Loren C. Lewis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
57A04-1008-CR-539
Criminal. Affirms sentence following conviction of nonsupport of a dependent child as a Class D felony.

Tauheedah Williams v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1007-CR-720
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Michael Thompson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1008-CR-842
Criminal. Affirms order revoking probation.

Brian Beaman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1005-CR-583
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.

Kenneth Carson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
67A04-1009-CR-585
Criminal. Remands for clarification of the number of days of credit time Carson should receive.

Steven Sanders v. State of Indiana (NFP)
58A01-1008-CR-388
Criminal. Affirms sentence imposed following revocation of probation.

Valdez Leshawn Reed v. State of Indiana (NFP)
34A02-1005-CR-624
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony dealing in cocaine and Class B misdemeanors false informing and visiting a common nuisance.

Joni Shaw v. Covenant Care Waldron Home LLC (NFP)
73A04-1005-SC-317
Small claim. Affirms judgment in favor of Covenant Care in an action for the payment of fees incurred while Shaw’s mother was a resident at Waldron Health & Rehab Center.

Justin Floyd v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1005-CR-550
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license.

Tommy A. Watson, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A04-1006-CR-406
Criminal. Affirms termination of Watson’s participation in a drug court program and order that he serve a sentence that had been stayed pending his successful completion of that program.

Indiana Spine Group, P.C. v. Hardigg Industries (NFP)
93A02-1008-EX-933
Civil. Reverses denial of Indiana Spine Group’s application for adjustment of claim for provider fee to recover the unpaid balance for services it rendered to an employee of Hardigg. Remands for further proceedings.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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