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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 0 opinion(s) today (and 1 NFP memorandum decision(s))

For publication opinions today (0):

NFP civil decisions today (1):

Peter Aghimien and Mable Aghimien v. Mark Fox (mem. dec.)
, a 7-page opinion by Sr. Judge Friedlander, dealing with defamation, concludes:

The Aghimiens have not pointed to any countervailing evidence that indicates Fox falsely or recklessly accused Aghimien of plagiarism. As a result, there was no dispute of material fact on the element of actual malice, and the trial court properly granted summary judgment to Fox on the Aghimiens’ claim of defamation. See Poyser, 775 N.E.2d 1101 (trial court did not err in granting summary judgment on defamation claim; plaintiff failed to provide any evidence to show defendants knew or were reckless as to whether their statements were false). Furthermore, because the defamation claim is without merit, the trial court did not err in denying the Aghimiens’ motion for summary judgment.
NFP criminal decisions today (0):

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 10, 2016 11:25 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions