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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. Is it possible to amend an order for child support due to false paternity?

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!

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