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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 2 today (and 7 NFP)

For publication opinions today (2):

In DBL Axel, LLC v. Lasalle Bank National Association, et al. , a 9-page opinion, Judge Brown writes:

DBL Axel, LLC (“DBL”), by new counsel, petitions for rehearing following our affirmance of the trial court's Order Directing Immediate Turnover of Funds (the “Order Directing Turnover”) in favor of LaSalle Bank National Association, Trustee (the “Trustee”) for Registered Holders of J.P. Morgan Chase Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust 2006-CIBC14, Commercial Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-CIBC14, acting by and through its Special Servicer, Midland Loan Services, Inc, pursuant to a Settlement Agreement and Release (the “Settlement Agreement”) entered into between DBL and the City of Lawrenceburg (the “City”). DBL raises three issues, one of which we find dispositive and revise and restate as whether the trial court's Order Directing Turnover violated DBL's due process rights to the extent that it had not been determined whether DBL was still in possession of the funds at the time the trial court issued its order. We vacate our original opinion, reverse, and remand. * * *

For the foregoing reasons, we grant rehearing and vacate our original opinion in this matter, reverse the trial court's Order Directing Turnover, and remand for further proceedings.

In Ryan J. Goens v. State of Indiana , a 9-page opinion, Judge Mathias writes:
Ryan Goens (“Goens”) has filed an interlocutory appeal challenging the Johnson Superior Court's denial of his motion to suppress. Goens argues that the traffic stop that resulted in his arrest for driving while intoxicated was not supported by reasonable suspicion. We agree and reverse the trial court's denial of Goens's motion to suppress. * * *

“Although a law enforcement officer's good faith belief that a person has committed a violation will justify a traffic stop, an officer's mistaken belief about what constitutes a violation does not amount to good faith. Such discretion is not constitutionally permissible.” [citations omitted] As well as having a constitutional dimension, this limitation is one of common sense. While we as citizens desire and expect law enforcement officers to enforce the requirements of state statutes as they pertain to motor vehicles, if the condition of our motor vehicles clearly and visibly meets these requirements, we should not be subject to a traffic stop on suspicion of an alleged violation thereof. Because the condition of Goens's vehicle could not reasonably appear to violate applicable Indiana statutes at the time it was observed by Officer Lengerich, the vehicle's condition could not and did not support reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop. We therefore conclude that the trial court abused its discretion when it denied Goens's motion to suppress. Reversed.

NFP civil opinions today (1):

Auditor of Clark Ct., et al. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. (NFP)

NFP criminal opinions today (6):

Jeremy James Lahr v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Charles Summers v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Jeruan L. Brown v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Michael P. Singh v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Sandra McDaniel v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Jerry Williams v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 14, 2011 11:57 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions