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Opinions Sept. 8, 2011

September 8, 2011
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no opinions from Indiana courts at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Cathy Minix, et al. v. Sheriff Frank Canarecci, Jr., et al.
71A04-1009-CT-591
Civil tort. Reverses summary judgment in favor of Canarecci on Minix’s wrongful death claim and affirms denial of the medical providers’ motion for summary judgment in Minix’s wrongful death claim and medical malpractice claim. Minix’s Child Wrongful Death Statute claim against the sheriff isn’t barred by the doctrine of res judicata, and an award of damages on both the federal and state claims at issue won’t result in double recovery.

John A. Bailey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
82A01-1102-CR-71
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Robert A. Johnson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1012-CR-672
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and Class D felony possession of marijuana. Affirms determination Johnson violated his probation in a separate cause.

Gerald Clark v. State of Indiana (NFP)
84A01-1010-CR-527
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class A felony possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Jason Clark v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1102-CR-61
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.

Robert Johnson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1010-PC-1242
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

In Re the Marriage of: Samuel D. Gray v. Angel Gray (NFP)
33A05-1102-DR-89
Domestic relation. Reverses order as it pertains to finding Samuel Gray in contempt and instructs the amount paid by him to Angel Gray’s attorney be credited toward the money judgment balance. Affirms order that modified Samuel’s child support obligation and that he pay uninsured orthodontic expenses and certain college expenses.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

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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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