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Friday, August 21, 2015

Ind. Courts - Blackford County judges enjoin county clerk from entering the Courthouse

Here is the 6-page order, issued August 20th by the two judges of Blackford County. Some quotes:

Finding 3: A. On August 3, 2015, Derinda Shady behaved inappropriately at a Blackford County Council meeting wherein celtain matters regarding the Clerk's budget were discussed, including the termination of funding for two positions in the Office of the Clerk. B. On August 4, 2015, the Clerk threatened the Superior Court Judge with tenninating supervision and oversight of Superior Court business; a threat which she had also communicated to the Blackford Circuit Court Judge regarding Superior Court business. * * *

Finding 4. That irreparable harm will be occasioned the COUlts if a temporary restraining order andlor injunction is not entered against Derinda Shady, Clerk of the Blackford Circuit and Superior Court, in that the evidence indicates that she will refuse to obey the lawful commands of the Courts regarding COUlt business; will refuse or sabotage the specific business of the Blackford Superior Court whom she has indicated she will not serve; will act out of control and erratically in the presence of the public and other members of her office staff such that a hostile work environment is created throughout the courthouse; and, will not permit the Judges of the Blackford Circuit and Superior Courts to consult with her on matters of Court business in a civil and professional fashion. * * *

Finding 7. That further hearing in this cause shall be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 11 :00 a.m. with an order to appeal to be issued to Clerk Shady and should she fail to do so, the Court may conduct the hearing in her absence to determine her continuing fitness to serve as Clerk of the Blackford Circuit and Superior Courts.

[h/t Doug Masson]

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 21, 2015 12:01 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts