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Opinions March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

Brian Scott Hartman v. State of Indiana
68A01-1106-CR-264
Criminal. Affirms the denial of Hartman’s motion to suppress a statement he made to the police regarding involvement in the death of his father. Hartman initiated further communication by asking whether the search warrant had been served and whether anything had been found, and then told the detective that he wanted to speak with him.

Tonya J. Clark v. Review Board of the Dept. of Workforce Development and PCI Holdings, LLC (NFP)
93A02-1108-EX-800
Agency appeal. Affirms denial of unemployment benefits.

Gary W. Moody v. City of Franklin (NFP)
41A04-1106-PL-294
Civil plenary. Dismisses the denial of a petition for preliminary injunction against Franklin.

1st Call Home Health LLC and Cardinal Health Systems, Inc. v. Pamela Porter and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (NFP)
18A05-1110-PL-528
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of summary judgment in a suit filed 1st Call Home Health and Cardinal Health Systems filed by Pamela Porter.

Bryan Keith Hughes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
06A04-1106-CR-385
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class B felony attempted rape and Class D felonies domestic battery and criminal confinement.

Derek Rucker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1107-CR-349
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Bernard O. Tidey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
66A05-1110-CR-560
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated in a manner that endangers a person.

Dennis L. Lewis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A02-1108-CR-744
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felony operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of 0.08 or more.

Chadd B. Langston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
18A02-1105-CR-466
Criminal. Affirms conviction of conspiracy to commit robbery as a Class C felony as well as adjudication as a habitual offender.
 

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  3. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  5. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

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