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Child porn convictions against grandfather affirmed

A man accused of taking pornographic pictures of his granddaughter and adding them to an extensive collection of violent child pornography cannot succeed on his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel because he failed to prove he would not have pleaded guilty had his counsel made him aware of alternative defenses, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
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COA finds for bank in construction lien litigation

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a bank in a legal battle over which lien in a construction project should take priority, with the court determining the bank’s lien was superior to a mechanic’s lien because the bank’s mortgage on the project secured its loan of funds to the construction project.
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