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Opinions May 2, 2012

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

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

Indiana Court of Appeals

Andrew C. Kesling, individually and as Trustee of the Andrew C. Kesling Trust v. Peter C. Kesling, et al.
45A03-1106-PL-271
Civil plenary. Reverses judgment in favor of father Peter Kesling that found he was entitled to rescission of stock purchase agreements entered into on June 25, 2004. Finds that Andrew Kesling’s trust declaration did not deprive him status as a shareholder and that he was a shareholder when he entered into the purchase agreements with Peter Kesling. Remands for the court to rule on the claims raised by Andrew Kesling’s siblings.

Leondre Woodson v. State of Indiana
53A01-1109-PC-466
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief in which Woodson claimed he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Woodson failed to establish that police detention of him until they obtained consent to search the rental car was unreasonable under Article I, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution, so he didn’t establish that his trial counsel’s failure to preserve this issue for appeal prejudiced him. He also failed to establish that his consent to search the car was invalid.

Todd Edward Lang v. Jessica Lynn Lang (NFP)
17A03-1109-DR-436
Domestic relation. Affirms decision to award custody of the minor children to Jessica Lang and to order the parties to equally share the expense of the custody evaluation.

Eric R. Jeter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A03-1109-CR-429
Criminal. Affirms sentence for two convictions of Class C felony robbery and one count of Class D felony theft.

Marcie L. Grant v. State of Indiana (NFP)
13A01-1109-PC-422
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Ronnie Jones v. State of Indiana (NFP)
17A04-1108-CR-444
Criminal. Affirms sentence for murder, Class A felony attempted murder, and Class C felony criminal recklessness.
 

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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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