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Opinions Oct. 4, 2013

October 4, 2013
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Opinions Oct. 4, 2013

Indiana Court of Appeals
Dexter Berry v. State of Indiana (NFP)

49A04-1301-CR-34
Post conviction. Remands for recalculation of pretrial credit time applied against an executed 10-year sentence for conviction of Class B felony burglary.

Johnny Henderson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1302-CR-178
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony attempted burglary.

Howell Contractors, Inc. and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland v. Calumet Civil Contractors, Inc. (NFP)
49A05-1305-PL-232
Civil plenary. Affirms grant of summary judgment as to liability, reverses entry of summary judgment on damages and remands for proceedings.

Thomas Roberts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1304-CR-356
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion to modify 55-year sentence for conviction of murder.

Mark Gregory v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A02-1302-PC-198
Post-conviction. Affirms denial of post-convcition relief from a 55-year executed sentence for conviction of multiple counts of burglary and theft reimposed after a violation of probation under a previously granted sentence modification.

David Kifer v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A05-1302-IF-53
Infraction. Affirms Class C infraction for disregarding an automatic signal.

Victor Gutierrez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A04-1302-CR-63
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Robert J. Fiedler and Dianne C. Fiedler v. LaGrange County Health Department (NFP)
44A03-1303-MI-107
Miscellaneous. Affirms trial court’s entry of final judgment in favor of the LaGrange County Health Department on an action to compel the department to certify a septic system was functioning satisfactorily.

Jose Contreras v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1303-CR-112
Criminal. Affirms 20-year executed sentence for conviction of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of narcotic drug and a firearm, and Class D felony possession of marijuana.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court issued no opinions by IL deadline Friday. U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana opinions by IL deadline Friday.

 

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  1. I need an experienced attorney to handle a breach of contract matter. Kindly respond for more details. Graham Young

  2. I thought the slurs were the least grave aspects of her misconduct, since they had nothing to do with her being on the bench. Why then do I suspect they were the focus? I find this a troubling trend. At least she was allowed to keep her law license.

  3. Section 6 of Article I of the Indiana Constitution is pretty clear and unequivocal: "Section 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any religious or theological institution."

  4. Video pen? Nice work, "JW"! Let this be a lesson and a caution to all disgruntled ex-spouses (or soon-to-be ex-spouses) . . . you may think that altercation is going to get you some satisfaction . . . it will not.

  5. First comment on this thread is a fitting final comment on this thread, as that the MCBA never answered Duncan's fine question, and now even Eric Holder agrees that the MCBA was in material error as to the facts: "I don't get it" from Duncan December 1, 2014 5:10 PM "The Grand Jury met for 25 days and heard 70 hours of testimony according to this article and they made a decision that no crime occurred. On what basis does the MCBA conclude that their decision was "unjust"? What special knowledge or evidence does the MCBA have that the Grand Jury hearing this matter was unaware of? The system that we as lawyers are sworn to uphold made a decision that there was insufficient proof that officer committed a crime. How can any of us say we know better what was right than the jury that actually heard all of the the evidence in this case."

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