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Opinions Oct. 21, 2010

October 21, 2010
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Brenda Moore v. State of Indiana
49A04-1001-CR-46
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class B misdemeanor public intoxication. Under the circumstances, Moore was not in a public place and therefore the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction of public intoxication. Judge Vaidik dissents.

Kelly A. Fisher v. Estate of Robert Fisher, et al.
48A02-1002-EU-197
Estate. Reverses judgment in favor of the personal representatives of the Estate of Robert Fisher. The refund of the premium paid for an annuity, which Robert Fisher purchased in the name of the family limited partnership and later re-titled in his name, is the property of the family limited partnership. Orders the annuity premium refund to be deposited with the Fisher Family Limited Partnership.

Hamrick's Diesel Service & Trailer Repair, LLC v. City of Evansville, by and through its Board of Public Works
82A01-1003-PL-109
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment for the City of Evansville and dismissal of Hamrick’s case. Since Hamrick had no right to have its bid considered it cannot sustain a legal claim to have been deprived of a contractual right for which it is entitled to damages from the city.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of K.G.; A.G. v. Allen County D.C.S. (NFP)

02A03-1003-JT-341
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

William Howard v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1002-CR-201
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony burglary.

Gary Parsons v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A04-1003-PC-196
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Joseph C. Bannon v. State of Indiana (NFP)
29A05-1001-CR-120
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony attempted obstruction of justice and Class C felony reckless homicide.

Douglas Griffith v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1003-CR-342
Criminal. Affirms convictions of domestic battery as a Class D felony and battery as a Class A misdemeanor.

Kristina Byers-Escobedo v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A05-1003-CR-208
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class A felony neglect of a dependent.

Stacy Price v. State of Indiana (NFP)
34A02-1004-CR-366
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony dealing in cocaine.

J.H. v. Review Board (NFP)
93A02-1005-EX-607
Civil. Affirms the dismissal of J.H.’s appeal before the Review Board of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

James Merket v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1003-CR-331
Criminal. Dismisses appeal of conviction of impersonation of a public servant as a Class D felony since Merket is now deceased.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. 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.

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

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  4. 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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