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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Appeals court finds in favor of Anderson lawyer"

The opinion by the Court of Appeals yesterday, in the case of Charles W. Turner v. Montague M. Oliver, Jr., which the Court designated as Not-for-Publication, is the subject of a story this morning in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin, reported by Zach Osowski. Some quotes:

ANDERSON — An Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Anderson attorney Montague Oliver Jr. following a dispute between Oliver and Charles Turner.

The dispute arose over use of Turner's Westlaw account, a legal and law research service that requires a fee for information. According to court documents, Turner agreed to let Oliver use the account providing Oliver didn't go beyond the legal sources included in the plan Turner was paying for.

On Sept. 16, 2010, someone using Turner's account searched for items outside of the plan resulting in charges of $2,104. Turner filed a complaint against Oliver on July 20, 2011, accusing the lawyer of the charges and asking for him to cover the cost.

Judge Baker's opinion in the NFP decision begins:
Charles Turner appeals the trial court’s order denying his motion to correct error, which Turner filed after the trial court entered judgment in favor of Montague Oliver on Turner’s complaint. Finding that Turner has waived multiple issues for lack of cogency, and finding no abuse of discretion or other error, we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 4, 2014 09:49 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions