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Opinions Sept. 2, 2010

September 2, 2010
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Conwell Construction v. Abbey Road Development, LLC, et al. (NFP)
49A05-0912-CV-741
Civil. Affirms trial court grant of permission to amend its counterclaim to assert a claim for actual damages.

Johnny Mack Watts, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
79A02-1002-CR-167
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class C felony criminal confinement.

Melvin A. Sykes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1001-CR-86
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony robbery while armed with a deadly weapon.

City of Gary, Indiana, et al. v. Hazel L. Osborne (NFP)
45A03-0910-CV-463
Civil. Affirms jury award against City of Gary and other appellants and in favor of Osborne in her lawsuit for damages incurred as a result of personal injuries suffered in a traffic accident involving a police officer and Osborne.

Jeffrey Jinks v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1002-CR-68
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation and imposition of five years of a previously suspended six-year portion of Jinks’ sentence.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
 

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  1. He did not have an "unlicensed handgun" in his pocket. Firearms are not licensed in Indiana. He apparently possessed a handgun without a license to carry, but it's not the handgun that is licensed (or registered).

  2. Once again, Indiana's legislature proves how friendly it is to monopolies. This latest bill by Hershman demonstrates the lengths Indiana's representatives are willing to go to put big business's (especially utilities') interests above those of everyday working people. Maassal argues that if the technology (solar) is so good, it will be able to compete on its own. Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about the industries he represents. Instead, he wants to cut the small credit consumers get for using solar in order to "add a 'level of certainty'" to his industry. I haven't heard of or seen such a blatant money-grab by an industry since the days when our federal, state, and local governments were run by the railroad. Senator Hershman's constituents should remember this bill the next time he runs for office, and they should penalize him accordingly.

  3. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  4. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

  5. @ Rebecca D Fell, I am very sorry for your loss. I think it gives the family solace and a bit of closure to go to a road side memorial. Those that oppose them probably did not experience the loss of a child or a loved one.

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