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Friday, July 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court finds January 7, 2013 COA order is not an appealable final judgment

In a one-page order dated July 24th, in a case before the Court on a petition to transfer, the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decided one, posted late yesterday

Carol Sparks Drake v. Thomas A. Dickey, Craig Anderson, Charles E. Podell, and Duke Realty Corp. is a 2-page per...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, 3-2

In Kenyatta Erkins v. State of Indiana, a 20-page 3-2 opinion, Justice David writes:Following his conviction for class A felony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Camoplast Crocker, LLC, The Kelch Corporation, and Seats, Inc. v. Kris Schoolcraft, as Personal Representative of the Wrongful Death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court Clears a Possible Minefield for Real Estate Sellers

Yesterday's Supreme Court opinion in Gayle Fischer v. Michael and Noel Heymann (ILB summary here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re breach of real estate contract

In Gayle Fischer v. Michael and Noel Heymann, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:This is the second appeal in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, involving termination of parental rights

In In re the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of K.W., a Minor Child, and His Mother, C.C. K.W....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court clarifies earlier Veolia opinion

Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC, City of Indianapolis, Department of Waterworks, and City of Indianapolis v. National Trust Insurance Company and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Monday, July 07, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court takes certified question re Patient’s Compensation Fund

In an order filed a week ago and now available online, the Supreme Court accepts a certified question from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 07, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts three additional disciplinary orders

In addition to the two disciplinary opinions issued today, the Court has today posted three disciplinary orders, two issued June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two disciplinary rulings today

In In the Matter of: Steve L. Brejensky, a per curiam, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, the Court writes:We find that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides several more today

In Keion Gaddie v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:Following a bench trial, Keion Gaddie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In South Shore Baseball, LLC d/b/a Gary South Shore RailCats and Northwest Sports Venture, LLC v. Juanita DeJesus, a 12-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Opinion piece criticizes discipline of Muncie attorney

From a Muncie Star-Press opinion piece by Larry Riley, who teaches in the Department of English at Ball State:One can’t...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - A missed opportunity by our Supreme Court to provide guidance on an important, recurring issue?

On Thursday, May 8th, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Luttrell v. Luttrell. You may watch...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Nick McIlquham v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Police responded to a report of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one, re treble-damages

In Ralph Andrews v. Mor/Ryde International, Inc., a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Indiana significantly restricts recovery of common-law punitive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - News reports of yesterday's two disciplinary opinions

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, "Muncie attorney Michael J. "Mick" Alexander's law license suspended 60 days" is the Muncie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - An Important Opinion for Lawyers, Brought to Us By Paul Ogden

The ILB has invited Rochester attorney Ted A. Waggoner, author of the recently retired Lawyers with Troubles blog, for his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Muncie attorney suspended for 60 days

In re Michael J. Alexander, a 3-page, 5-0 order....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplines Paul Ogden

Updating earlier posts on the disciplinary proceedings against Indianapolis attorney-blogger Paul Ogden, today the Supreme Court posted its order, filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Randy L. Knapp v. State of Indiana, a 19-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Randy L. Knapp appeals his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Shannon Robinson and Bryan Robinson v. Erie Insurance Exchange, a 6-page opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:This appeal challenges a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Blogger Wants Ind. Supreme Court To Reconsider His Case, With One Less Justice"

Mike Perleberg of Eagle County Online has a story this afternoon reporting that Dan Brewington has filed a motion for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 09, 2014

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Competent translators required for limited English defendants"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Victor Ponce v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 06, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends Unionville attorney, without automatic reinstatement

In In re Craig R. Benson, a 4-page, 4-1 opinion, the Court writes in part:On or about June 27, 2010,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reinstates State v. Gray as COA precedent

On Feb. 10th the Supreme Court granted transfer in State of Indiana v. Molly Gray. Oral argument was held May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re due process right to adequate translation

In Victor Ponce v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Victor Ponce is a non-native English speaker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides prosecutorial misconduct case [Updated]

Yesterday the Court of Appeals decided the case of Brandon Brummett v. State of Indiana. The opinion included this footnote:[5]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, so far

In Virginia E. Alldredge and Julia A. Luker, as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Venita Hargis v. The Good...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two, posted late today

In Martez Brown v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, and one of two cases involving the same crime,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Two opinions imposing reciprocal discipline

The Supreme Court issued two orders in late May imposing reciprocal discipline. In In re Jeremy S. Berman, filed 5/22/14,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 02, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ind. Decisions - New entry on Brewington docket

The Daniel Brewington docket has this new entry:05-23-2014 APPELLANT'S MOTION TO WITHDRAW APPEARANCE (2) CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (2) BY MAIL...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Derek Asklar and Pauline Asklar v. David Gilb, Paul Garrett Smith d/b/a P.H. One Trucking, Empire Fire & Marine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two, made available late today

In Stacy Smith and Robert Smith, Individually and as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Johnny Dupree Smith, Deceased v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts certified question in bankruptcy case

Here is the order, In the Matter of Dennis Alan Howell, Debtor. The question certified from the United States Bankruptcy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Should we anticipate a petition for rehearing in Brewington v. State?

Referencing the trial transcript, Dan Brewington, of Brewington v. State (May 1, 2014), is asserting in his blog that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions"

The ILB has had a number of posts re the May 13th Supreme Court opinion in McLynnerd Bond, Jr. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Reactions to recent Indiana Supreme Court disciplinary opinion

Updating this May 7th ILB post on criticism of the Supreme Court's April 11th per curiam opinion in In the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disbars Indianapolis attorney, Steven B. Geller

In In the Matter of: Steven B. Geller, a 15-page, 4-1 disciplinary opinion, the Court writes:We find that Respondent, Steven...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More dialogue on the Supreme Court's decision this week in Bond v. State

Updating this ILB post from yesterday afternoon, re the Supreme Court decision issued May 13th in McLynnerd Bond, Jr. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ind. Decisions - A potential dialogue on the Supreme Court's decision this week in Bond v. State? [Updated]

Earlier today the ILB noted at the end of this post on a Lake County case that an ILB attorney-reader...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one, re sentence modification

In State of Indiana v. Tammy Sue Harper, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:The State of Indiana appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Paul J. Page suspended for 2 years without automatic reinstatement

In In the Matter of: Paul J. PAGE, a 2-page, 3-1 opinion filed May 12, 2014, , the Court writes:Respondent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports on the Supreme Court's decision yesterday in McLynnerd Bond, Jr. v. State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In In re Mental Health Actions for A.S., Sara Townsend, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:The Indiana Code provides...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Ind. Decision - More on: Supreme Court, 5-0, upholds Marion County redistricting

Updating this May 7th ILB post, re the Supreme Court's 10-page, 5-0, per curiam opinion in Mayor Gregory Ballard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 09, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ind. Decision - More on: Supreme Court, 5-0, upholds Marion County redistricting

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, here is John Tuohy's story in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:The Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disbars attorney for practicing law while suspended

In In the Matter of: Christopher E. Haigh, an unusually long (15-page), per curiam disciplinary opinion, the Court writes:We find...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ind. Decision - Supreme Court, 5-0, upholds Marion County redistricting

In Mayor Gregory Ballard v. Maggie Lewis, John Barth, and Vernon Brown, a 10-page, 5-0, per curiam opinion, the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends Greenwood attorney

In In the Matter of: Robert B. BUSH, Filed May 1, the Court orders, 5-0:The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 05, 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court Rules In Blogger’s Judge Intimidation Case"

Mike Perleberg of Eagle County 99.3 FM, the media outlet that has covered the Daniel Brewington story from the beginning,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Indiana Decisions - More on: Supreme Court decides second case today, re public bidding

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, Chelsea Schneider reports in the Evansville Courier & Press in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court decides Brewington case, distinguishes between protected speech and unprotected true threats [Updated]

Updating this ILB post from this morning, Eugene Volokh has posted a summary of the opinion as it relates to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court decides second case today, re public bidding

In Alva Electric, Inc., Arc Construction Co., Inc., Danco Construction, Inc., Deig Bros. Lumber & Construction Co., Inc., et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Brewington case, distinguishes between protected speech and unprotected true threats

In Brewington v. State, a 35-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:The United States and Indiana constitutions afford sweeping protections to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Expect a decision today in Brewington v. State

The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Brewington v. State on Sept. 12, 2013. Brewington was/is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides another today, re "impartial" jury

In Ernesto Roberto Ramirez v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion, including a separate concurring opinion, Justice Rush writes:Every...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re sufficiency of evidence

In Martin Meehan v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:At Martin Meehan’s trial for class C...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reprimands attorney for restricting the rights of an associate to practice after termination of the employment relationship

In In the Matter of: Karl N. Truman, a 5-0 attorney disciplinary action, the Court writes:We find that Respondent, Karl...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplines out-of-state attorney

In In the Matter of: Neil J. GREENE, a 5-0 order filed April 16th and posted yesterday, the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts a second opinion today

In Ronnie Jamel Rice v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:Ronnie Jamel Rice appeals the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one, re parole conditions

In David Bleeke v. Bruce Lemmon, in his capacity as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Correction; Thor R. Miller,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Out-of-state attorney reactions to two recent Indiana Supreme Court opinions

Scott H. Greenfield, a NY attorney, writes in Simple Justice, A Criminal Defense Blog about our Supreme Court's March 25th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer in an IBM case

The Supreme Court has denied transfer to both appellant and appellee by a 3-1 vote in the case of IBM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues private reprimand in attorney advertising case

In In the Matter of: Anonymous, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, the Court writes:We find that Respondent engaged in attorney misconduct...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 11, 2014

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Attorney disciplined for commingling client and attorney funds

In In the Matter of: Frank W. Hogan, a Supreme Court disciplinary order filed April 3 and posted yesterday, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplines former Schererville town judge Deborah A. Riga

This Sept. 11, 2008 ILB post quotes a story from the Gary Post-Tribune that begins:Just two weeks before she is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer in: In re Paternity of I.B. [Revised/Updated]

On March 13th the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Paternity of I.B., K.H. v. L.B. You...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re insurance coverage issues & statute of limitations

In Christopher Groce and Tracey Groce v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, and Michael A. Meek, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re sentencing

In Bryant E. Wilson v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:When a defendant is convicted for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court reinstates ex-principal's conviction"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Christopher Smith v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two, including one re immediate reporting of child abuse

In Christopher Smith v. State of Indiana, a 41-page, 3-2 decision re timely reporting of child abuse, Justice David writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reinstates NFP COA opinion in Matter of C.A.H.

In an order filed March 21 and posted today, In the Matter of the Adoption of C.A.H., Minor, J.N.E. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ind. Decisons - Supreme Courts decides two today, re termination of parental rights

In In the Matter of the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of I.P., T.P. v. Indiana Department of Child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Joanna S. Robinson v. State of Indiana, a 12-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Massa writes:As the two companion appeals we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - This morning's Indiana Supreme Court opinion is not new, and what's wrong with that

This morning I posted the Supreme Court opinion in State of Indiana v. I.T. Because it sounded familiar, I first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts opinion filed Friday, construing Juvenile Mental Health Statute’s limited immunity as prohibiting both use and derivative use of a juvenile’s statements to prove delinquency

In State of Indiana v. I.T., a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:More than half of children entering the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Rare win by defendant in disciplinary hearing

The decision is In the Matter of: Maureen M. DEVLIN, a one-page "published judgment in favor of respondent," filed March...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court upskirting decision "allows child exploitation case against Lafayette pastor to proceed"

Updating this ILB post from March 19th, David Smith of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports in a long story:The pending...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Indiana and Massachusetts "upskirting" decisions

The Supreme Court decision yesterday in David S. Delagrange v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) was the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - A third opinion today from the Supreme Court

In Howard Justice v. American Family Insurance Company, a 13-page, 4-1 opinion, Jutcie Massa writes:This case raises a question of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reverses involuntary termination case where mother denied counsel at CHINS proceeding

In In re the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of G.P., a Minor Child, and His Mother, J.A. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisons - Supreme Court decides one today

In Bobby Alexander v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 per curiam opinion, the Court writes:We granted transfer to address...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Second Supreme Court opinion today

In Joseph D. Hardiman and Jaketa L. Patterson, as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Britney R. Meux, Deceased v. Jason...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In State of Indiana v. I.T., a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:More than half of children entering the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - A third Supreme Court ruling today

In In re Adoption of T.L. and T.L.; M.G. v. R.J. and E.J., a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:M.G....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

In State of Indiana v. Adrian Lotaki, a 4-page per curiam opinion where "This award of credit time with respect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court fines attorney $300 for contempt, for practicing law while suspended

From In re Patricia S. Beecher, a 2-page, 4-1 order signed by CJ Dickson:[T]he Court entered an agreed "Published Order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 10, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of E.M. and El.M., E.M. v. Indiana Department of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 07, 2014

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Fayette County Board of Commissioners v. Howard Price, a 4-page, 4-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:Concluding that the decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Even more on: Supreme Court appoints special judge in Justice v. Justice case

Updating this post from Feb. 21, where it was reported that the Feb. 18th filing in the Justice case was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts corrected version of Judge Brown disciplinary opinion

The Supreme Court has now posted a new version of the March 4th opinion in In re Brown, marked "Corrected...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Marion County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown removed by the Supreme Court

Updating yesterday's post of the opinion in the Supreme Court judicial disciplinary action against Marion County Superior Court Judge Kimberly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Marion County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown removed by the Supreme Court

In The Honorable Kimberly J. Brown, Judge of the Marion Superior Court, a 22-page opinion, including a separate 5-page opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - David Wyser suspended by Supreme Court

Former Marion County chief deputy prosecutor David Wyser, subject of this Nov. 26, 2013 ILB post headed "David Wyser, former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court appoints special judge in Justice v. Justice case

Updating this ILB post from Friday, Feb. 21st, re the Feb. 18th pleading which the "Court has declined to make...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court appoints special judge in Justice v. Justice case

Updating this ILB post from Wednesday, where the ILB reported that Judge David A. Shaheed had been appointed by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends Goshen attorney for 2 years, without automatic reinstatement

In In re Joseph C. Lehman, a 4-page, 5-0 disciplinary order, filed Feb. 19th, the counts take up the first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In James T. Mitchell v. 10th and The Bypass, LLC and Elway, Inc., a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court appoints special judge in Justice v. Justice case [Updated]

The Supreme Court late this afternoon filed this order appointing a special judge in the case of Christopher Justice v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In State of Indiana v. William Coats, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:Following his arrest for class D felony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Another Indianapolis attorney disciplined; more on the two earlier actions this month disciplining Indianapolis attorneys

Today the Supreme Court has posted this disciplinary order, dated Feb. 14, 2014:In the Matter of: Jennifer F. GRAHAM However,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court decides not to hear Holiday World case"

Among the cases denied transfer today by the Supreme Court was Koch Development Corporation and Daniel L. Koch v. Lori...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "State wrong to take 5 children from mom, Indiana Supreme Court says"

In the Matter of S.D., Alleged to be a Child in Need of Services, J.B. v. Indiana Department of Child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Greenwood attorney suspended upon guilty finding

In the Matter of: Robert B. BUSH, filed Feb. 13, 2014:The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, pursuant to Indiana Admission...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - How bad is "suspension without automatic reinstatement" by the Supreme Court; can it be the kiss of death for an attorney?

This week we have seen two Supreme Court disciplinary orders containing the statements:For Respondent's professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Another Indianapolis attorney suspended without automatic reinstatement

In In the Matter of: Terrance L. KINNARD, a 3-page, 5-0 order filed Feb. 10, 2014, the Court concludes:Discipline: Even...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues opinion in Wabash College hazing case

In Brian Yost v. Wabash College, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity- Indiana Gamma Chapter at Wabash College, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Casino exemption costs Evansville smoking ban"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on Tuesday's Supreme Court combined opinion in the Evansville smoking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Henry County's electronic record of judgments and orders

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, which linked to the Supreme Court order, and noted that:This appears to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Gary L. Dilk, Indianapolis, suspended for 6 months, without automatic reinstatement, for misconduct in many foreclosure cases

In In the Matter of Gary L. Dilk, a 4-page, singe-spaced, 5-0 just-posted order, filed Feb. 10th, the Court issues...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re CHINS

In In the Matter of S.D., Alleged to be a Child in Need of Services, J.B. v. Indiana Department of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Henry County's electronic record of judgments and orders

The ILB found this order yesterday, Feb. 11th, newly posted on the Court website. It is filed-stamped Jan. 15, 2014....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides case involing direct appeal from sentence of LWOP

In Michael Inman v. State of Indiana, a 22-page, 5-0 opinion on a direct appeal from a sentence of life...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court strikes down, 3-2, Evansville smoking ordinance amendment

In Paul Stieler Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Harbor Bay, et al. v. City of Evansville and Evansville Common Council; VFW Post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplinary order re Scott Storms, former IURC attorney

In In the Matter of Scott STORMS, a 3-page 5-0 order filed Feb. 3 but posted today, sets out on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Veolia Water Indianapolis, LLC, City of Indianapolis, Department of Waterworks, and City of Indianapolis v. National Trust Insurance Company...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two disciplinary orders, both filed Jan. 27th

From In the Matter of: David E. SCHALK, a two-page order by Justice Rucker, acting CJ with all concurring, "finding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 31, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Indiana Decisions - Three new disciplinary orders from Supreme Court

Three new discilinary orders have been posted, all filed Jan. 23rd:In the Matter of Jeremy S. Brenman - converts suspension...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Well known Indiana attorney, Stanley Kahn disciplined by Supreme Court

Readers may recall this Dec. 12, 2012 disciplinary order, where Mr. Kahn was " suspended from the practice of law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Boonville annexation issue

In American Cold Storage, et al. v. The City of Boonville, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:This appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Courts today posts four disciplinary orders, all filed Jan. 16th

The orders include two reinstatements: Patrick V. Baker and Earl C. Mullins, Jr. Also two resignations, Franklin A. Safrin and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Courts - SCOTUS: "Oral argument read from a prepared text is not favored"

Very interesting post by Tony Mauro of The Blog of Legal Times on Justice Scalia's calling out an attorney who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court decides Indiana Gas (Rockport) case

Updating this ILB post from Dec. 17, 2013, Bloomberg News has a story by Rick Callahan headed "2 groups challenge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Judge Brown suspended with pay, pending final disposition of disciplinary case

Late this afternoon, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous order suspending Judge Kimberly Brown with pay, effective the close...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 09, 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "22 years later, suspended Indiana attorney gains reinstatement"

Updating yesterday's ILB post re the Supreme Court's Dec. 19th disciplinary opinion in In the Matter of William Drozda, today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court limits right of defendants to confront witnesses"

The Supreme Court's Dec. 19th opinion in Scott Speers v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) was the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 27, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 22 years later, suspended Indiana attorney gains reinstatement

In In the Matter of William Drozda, filed Dec. 19th, The Supreme Court unanimously grants the petition for reinstatement of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

[My Firefox browser is still not able to access the Indiana Courts site, but the Chrome browser is now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Round-up of stories today on the Supreme Court's Indiana Gasification/Rockport/Leucadia decision

Sadly, one of the best stories I've read on the opinion, and it was very early this morning, was written...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court decides Indiana Gas (Rockport) case

Updating this ILB post from this morning, the AP is now reporting:The Indiana Supreme Court has cleared the way for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Indiana Gas (Rockport) case

The 6-page, 5-0 opinion is Indiana Gas Company, Inc. and Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, et al v. Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SC of IND posts second opinion today

In Demetrius Walker v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:Just because an individual refuses to comply...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SC of IND posts one opinion today

In Richard Eric Johnson v. Gillian Wheeler Johnson, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:The Indiana Child Support Guidelines provide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "The mere fact that an attorney practices before a judge, without more, does not establish a basis for a judge to recuse"

In Landmark CSA Corp. v. 322 N. Walnut and Bruce N. Munson, a one-page order remanding jurisdiction to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SCOIND decides one today

In F.D., G.D., and T.D. b/n/f J.D. and M.D.; and J.D. and M.D., individually v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Defendant in murder trial seeks bond under new high court ruling"

The Indiana Supreme Court's June 25th opinion in the case of Loren Hamilton Fry v. State of Indiana, which the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit rules on Robocalls, reversing and remanding

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 21st, reporting on the 7th Circuit opinion issued that day in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SCOIND decides one today

In Harold O. Fulp, Jr. v. Nancy A. Gilliland, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Revocable trusts are popular substitutes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SCOIND decides one today

In Danielle Kelly v. State of Indiana, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:Danielle Kelly here appeals the denial of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ind. Decsions - SCOIND issues per curiam ruling today

In Gersh Zavodnik v. Michela Rinaldi, et al, a 2-page, per curiam ruling with all justices concurring, which reads in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SCOIND posts one opinion today

In Patrick Austin v. State of Indiana, a 22-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:Today we examine the bounds of acceptable...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "City wins state supreme court case"

Yesterday Supreme Court opinion in Kitchell v. City of Logansport (ILB summary here) is the subject of a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court (SCOIND) issues a third opinion today

In Julie Kitchell v. Ted Franklin, as the Mayor of the City of Logansport, and the Common Council of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court (SCOIND) issues two opinions today

In Jamar Washington v. State of Indiana, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:In this case the defendant alleges that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - The significance of a denial of transfer by the Supreme Court

According to Appellate Rule 58(B):B. Effect of the Denial of Transfer. The denial of a Petition to Transfer shall have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court allows parents of molested boy to sue YMCA"

The Supreme Court's Nov. 5th decision in Jason Wilson v. Kelly (Wilson) Myers (ILB summary here) was the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issued one opinion on Tuesday, Nov. 5th

In Jason Wilson v. Kelly (Wilson) Myers, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:When parents fight each other, it is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 07, 2013

Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court grants direct transfer in Marion County redistricting case

Here is the order. Here is a list of earlier ILB entries. The most recent, from Aug. 6th, is headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today, on a rehearing petition

In Robert Bowen v. State of Indiana, in a 2-page per curiam opinion on a petition for rehearing, the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Heather N. Kesling v. Hubler Nissan, Inc., an 11-page, 5-0 opinion in which the oral argument was heard May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court decision in Berry v. Crawford posted

On June 8th, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Berry v. Crawford, the legislative fines case. The vote was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, a disciplinary action re attorney statements about judges [Updated]

In In the Matter of: Thomas M. Dixon, a 16-page, per curiam, 4-1 opinion, the Court examines attorney statements about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Friday, October 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court amends order in Indiana Newspapers

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 29th, the Supreme Court late yesterday filed an amended order in Indiana Newspapers, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 04, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme declines to suspend Marion County Judge"

Tim Evans is reporting for the Indianapolis Star:The Indiana Supreme Court declined a request to immediately suspend a Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court won't hear drainage case"

The $$ Vincennes Sun-Commercial posted this "teaser" today:The Indiana Supreme Court will not hear the case involving a Knox County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court vacates transfer grant in Indiana Newspapers

Supplementing this ILB post from Sept. 27th, John Russell of the Indianapolis Star reports this weekend:The Indiana Supreme Court has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court vacates transfer grant in Indiana Newspapers

Yesterday the Supreme Court hear oral argument in Indiana Newspapers, Inc. v. Jeffrey M. Miller, et al. This afternoon it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - A second opinion today from Supreme Court

In Courtney L. Schwartz v. Jodi S. Heeter, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Irregular income—bonuses, commissions, and the like—can...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In M & M Investment Group, LLC v. Ahlemeyer Farms, Inc. and Monroe Bank, a 24-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Sheriff’s sale will end legal fight for Paula’s"

Although on May 31st the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Neal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court creates Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services

The Supreme Court has posted this 4-page order, filed Sept. 23rd: In the Matter of the Creation of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Kevin M. Clark v. State of Indiana, a 29-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:When two police officers encountered three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ind. courts - Two Lake County attorneys, one a legislator, one imprisoned, disciplined by Supreme Court

"High court rebukes Sen. Randolph for misconduct as attorney" is the headline to this Friday story by Bill Dolan in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Comment brings suspension for lawyer"

Updating this entry from yesterday, the ILB has now obtained a copy of the 2-page, 5-0 disciplinary opinion in In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Comment brings suspension for lawyer"

The ILB can confirm that the Martinsville attorney mentioned earlier is Joseph Barker. The disciplinary order has not yet been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Comment brings suspension for lawyer"

That is the headline of a story by Keith Rhoades just posted by the Martinsville Reporter-Times. Unfortunately it is behind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court granted transfer in the following case on August 16th. See this April 1, 2013 post for background,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order yesterday in Overstreet case [Updated]

Here is the 3-page, 5-0, September 3rd order in Overstreet v. State. Acting Chief Justice Rucker writes:After completing a direct...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 3 today

In Mary Elizabeth Santelli, as Administrator of the Estate of James F. Santelli v. Abu M. Rahmatullah, Individually and d/b/a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re Tort Claims Act

In John W. Schoettmer & Karen Schoettmer v. Jolene C. Wright & South Central Community Action Program, Inc., a 10-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Ronald G. Becker v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Criminal cases are prosecuted in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Kokomo attorney suspended by state Supreme Court"

Scott Smith reports in the Kokomo Tribune: Kokomo attorney Dan May will be suspended from practicing law for 60 days...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts resignation of William R. Wallace III from the Indiana bar

Several disciplinary orders were filed by the Supreme Court On August 14th. One is this is this order accepting the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Of course Mark Massa should have recused himself"

Dan Carpenter's Sunday Indianapolis Star column looks at Justice Massa's decision not to recuse himself in the Leucadia Coal Gasification...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home"

Yesterday's Supreme Court opinion in In Re the Matter of the Adoption of Minor Children C.B.M. and C.R.M. is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides adoption case

In In Re the Matter of the Adoption of Minor Children; C.B.M. and C.R.M.: C.A.B. v. J.D.M. and K.L.M., an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, reversing trial court

In Mary Alice Manley, and Gary Manley v. Ryan J. Sherer, M.D., and Sherer Family Medicine, P.C., a 7-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Ann L. Miller and Richard A. Miller v. Glenn L. Dobbs, D.O. and Partners in Health, a 5-0, 6-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - Professor Schumm: Additional thoughts on sentence revisions

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law I appreciate Mr. Creason’s thoughtful post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - A Broader View of Recent Sentencing Revision Cases

Commentary by Stephen Creason, Chief Counsel of Appeals, Office of the Indiana Attorney General Professor Joel Schumm’s July 3 Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court Court lets Hammond keep voided gun limits

Updating this ILB entry from July 17th, here are some quotes from an AP story yesterday by Charles Wilson:The mayor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - One from Supreme Court today, re grandparent visitation

In In Re the Guardianship of A.J.A. and L.M.A., Minor Children; J.C. v. J.B. and S.B., a 7-page, 5-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Transfer list for week ending July 12, 2013

Included, unremarked, on the transfer list for the week ending July 12, 2013 (on p. 2, 3rd from the bottom)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, a disbarment

In In the Matter of: Joseph Stork Smith, a 7-page, 5-0 per curiam opinion, the Court writes:We find that Respondent,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, just posted

In Commissioner of Labor on the Relation of Stephen R. Shofstall, Edward C. Posey, and Deborah N. Posey v. International...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "The state’s highest court, in an unanimous decision, said it would not “accept transfer” of Hankins’ case"

A story yesterday by Douglas Walker in the Muncie Star-Press began:MUNCIE — For Benjamin Hankins, a succinct announcement from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court suspends E.C. attorney for at least 3 years"; and some observations on the disbarment option.

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reported July 2nd on the Supreme Court's June 28th decision in In the Matter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 05, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Michael Chambers v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, 5-0 per curiam opinion, the Court concludes:Our collective judgment is that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one, on requiring juvenile to register as sex offender

In N.L. v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:Sex-offender registration aims to protect innocent members of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two more Supreme Court decisions today, so far

In Brad W. Passwater v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:After being charged with the murder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules Center Twp. Small Claims Court to stay in City/County Bldg.

In In Re Mandate of Funds for Center Township of Marion County Small Claims Court Order for Mandate and Mandate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court: Home sale disclosures must be truthful"

The Supreme Court decision yesterday in Johnson v. Wysocki is the subject of a story today by Dan Carden in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Law forcing murder defendants to prove need for bail is unconstitutional, Supreme Court rules"

John Russell has a long story in today's Indianapolis Star on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in Loren Hamilton Fry v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues another this afternoon

In Michael D. Perkinson, Jr. v. Kay Char Perkinson, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:The concept of parents negotiating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Another opinion today from our Supreme Court

In Barbara A. Johnson and William T. Johnson, Both Individually and as Trustees of the Barbara A. Johnson Living Trust...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

In Erving Sanders v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, facing charges of Possession...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one (so far) this afternoon

In Sharon Wright and Leslie Wright v. Anthony E. Miller, D.P.M., and Achilles Podiatry Group, an 11-page, 4-1 opinion, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court agrees Democrat lawmakers must pay fines for walkout"

Here are several news reports on yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Berry v. Crawford.Chris Sikich's story in the Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court decision in Berry v. Crawford posted

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Lafayette attorney Doug Masson of Masson's Blog had a great post this afternoon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decision in Berry v. Crawford posted

In Tim Berry, Auditor of State; M. Caroline Spotts, Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives; and The State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Decision in Legislative Fines case

Here is what the Court will rule:ALTHOUGH COURTS IN GENERAL HAVE THE POWER TO DETERMINE DISPUTES BETWEEN CITIZENS, EVEN MEMBERS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides legislative fines case

The Court's public information office has just announced the decision will be handed down "today." For background, here is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In Robert Bowen v. State of Indiana, a 2-page, 5-0, per curiam opinion, the Court writes:Precedent requires that a trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Ind. Gas v. Ind. Regulatory Commission (Rockport)

Here, supplementing this post from June 10th, is the June 11. 2013 Supreme Court order setting the oral argument for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court vacates transfer grant in Billingsley

Updating this ILB entry from May 31st, Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Oral Arguments in Brewington"

Updating this ILB entry from June 7th, EAGLECOUNTRY 99.3FM has a story today - a few quotes:(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Confession can't be used at murder trial: Brian 'Scott' Hartman faces a September trial for his parents' deaths"

Re the Supreme Court's May 31st decision in Brian Scott Hartman v. State, ruling "We reverse the trial court's denial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Oral Arguments in Brewington"

The ILB was holding off on this, as nothing has yet been officially entered on the docket. But meanwhile, Prof....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "High court to revisit feud over fate of Paula’s diner"

Well, maybe not! Updating this ILB post from May 31st with that heading, in an order filed June 5th and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 07, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: The Supreme Court has granted transfer in Rockport case

Eric Bradner, the Evansville Courier & Press reporter who has covered this issue most closely, has just posted online this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - The Supreme Court has granted transfer in Rockport case

Today the Supreme Court has granted transfer in INDIANA GAS COMPANY, ET. AL. V. IND. REGULATORY COMMISSION. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of: K.T.K., K.C., and K.R.K. (Minor Children), and R.C. (Mother) v. Indiana Dept. of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In City of Indianapolis v. Rachael Buschman, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:This case presents a single question: when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court vacates transfer grant in Billingsley

On May 6th the Supreme Court heard oral argument (in Merrillville) in the case of Billingsley v. State, a case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Brian Scott Hartman v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:Facing charges of Murder and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Murder case remains in legal limbo"

The Supreme Court held oral argument on whether the grant transfer in the case of Brian Hartman v. State on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Camp Wildwood Decision: More on: Justices Put Girl Scout Camp Back To Local Control"

Updating this May 16th ILB entry about the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court suspends attorney for 3 years, without automatic reinstatement

Updating this ILB entry from May 20th, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has a long story today headed "Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court order terminates respondent's suspension "in this case only"

In In re Octavia F. Snulligan, the Supreme Court issues a "PUBLISHED ORDER CERTIFYING TERMINATION OF NONCOOPERATION SUSPENSION IN THIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday, as it should have, that state law trumps the Lake County judges' transfer rule"

That is the beginning of an editorial today in the NWI Times. The editorial continues:Indiana law requires the merit selection...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court suspends attorney for 3 years, without automatic reinstatement

Updating this ILB entry from Friday re the Supreme Court's disciplinary opinion in In re Arthur J. Usher, IV, today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana court rulings make it harder to prosecute child abusers, advocates say"

Updating this post from Friday -- although Matt Tully's column was available online Friday, it did not appear in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 19, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends attorney for 3 years, without automatic reinstatement

In In re Arthur J. Usher, IV, a 14-page (yes, 14-page), 4-1 per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary action,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court rules in Lake County dispute

Updating this morning's ILB entry, NWI Times reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski has had the opportunity to expand her initial story -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two more today from Supreme Court

In Kirk B. Lynch v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, 5-0, per curiam opinion, in a case where the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in Lake County dispute [Updated]

In State of Indiana ex rel. Glenn D. Commons, et al. v. The Hon. John R. Pera, et al., a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Camp Wildwood Decision: Justices Put Girl Scout Camp Back To Local Control"

The Supreme Court's decision May 14th in the case of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois v. Vincennes Indiana Girls, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends attorney in billing dispute

In In re Octavia E. Snulligan, a 3-page order, the Court rules:Violation: The Commission charged Respondent with violating these Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court rules state's limit on punitive damages is constitutional"

Tim Evans has this story today in the Indianapolis Star, re yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today, both direct appeals

In Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois v. Vincennes Indiana Girls, Inc., a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:The Contracts Clause...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - What not to do if you receive a complaint from the Disciplinary Commission

In In re Jeffery T. Fetters, a 3-page "Published Order Finding Misconduct and Imposing Discipline," filed May 7th, the 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues disciplinary order against candidate in Franklin Co. Circuit Court race

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 27, 2012, which was headed "The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 09, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Observations on some Supreme Court disciplinary rulings

This ILB has received this note from a member of the Indiana bar currently serving as a federal law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends attorney for three years

In In the Matter of Gordon B. DEMPSEY, a 3-page order which was filed May 2 and posted this week,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Gerald P. VanPatten v. State of Indiana, a 26-page, 5-0 opinion (including a separate, highly footnoted, 5-page concurring opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 02, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Respondent wins disciplinary action re fee agreements

In re Canada is a 2-page "Published Judgment in Favor of Respondent," filed April 26th. Some quotes, although this should...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Volokh writes about a 2001 Indiana Supreme Court opinion

The post, titled "Don't try this at home,"is kind of interesting. And there are 50 comments....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Another Supreme Court disciplinary opinion posted

From the now-posted opinion, filed April 19th, In the Matter of Mark E. WATSON:Stipulated Facts: Respondent admits to five counts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order imposing reciprocal discipline

In In re Bruce Carr, an order filed April 19th, the Court writes:The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Indiana Supreme Court suspends Bloomington lawyer"

Updating this ILB entry from April 18th, the Court has now uploaded its 3-page disciplinary order in In re David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court suspends Bloomington lawyer"

Laura Lane reports today in the Bloomington Herald-Times concerning a ruling that is not online as of this post. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Courts - "Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases" [Updated]

Adam Liptak of the NY Times reports on today's SCOTUS opinion in Missouri v. McNeely. [Updated] Here is an Opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order in Lake County judges dispute

The Supreme Court has posted this order, dated yesterday, which answers a question posed by Cordell Frank, the attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Utility Center, Inc. d/b/a Aqua Indiana, Inc. v. City of Fort Wayne, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:At...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Senior judge banned from judicial service" [Updated]

Updating earlier ILB entries:Ind. Courts - More on: Disciplinary charges filed against senior judge Updating this ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court receives certified question from 3rd Circuit re racino slots

A copy of the April 8th issue of the subscription-only weekly newsletter, Indiana Gaming Insight, leads with a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Decisons - Supreme Court decides one today

In Daniel Ray Wilkes v. State of Indiana, a 20-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, Daniel Ray Wilkes,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary order on misuse of attorney trust account

In the Matter of Edgardo J. Martinez Suarez, issued April 2nd, is a 5-0 order approving the following discipline:For Respondent's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Rare written dissent filed in transfer vacated as improvidently granted

Oral argument was held March 7th before the Supreme Court in the case of Andrew J. Humphreys v. State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions -Supreme Court issues Order for Mediation in Lake County Superior Court dispute [Updated]

In the dispute regarding the filling of the Lake County Juvenile Court seat vacated by Judge Bonaventura, State ex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 01, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In In Re: Prosecutor's Subpoena Regarding S.H. and S.C.; S.H. v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Public schools take blow from Indiana Supreme Court"

That is the heading to columnist Dan Carpenter's story posted on the IndyStar site earlier this afternoon. It begins:Now that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: School voucher opinion now posted

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is some of the early press coverage:"Court upholds Indiana school vouchers" -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - School voucher opinion now posted

Teresa Meredith, Dr. Edward E. Eiler, Richard E. Hamilton, Sheila Kennedy, Rev. Michael Jones, Dr. Robert M. Stwalley, III, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court uphold school voucher program

In a 5-0 opinion just issued, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled:WE HOLD THAT THE INDIANA SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM, THE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court to hand down school voucher decision this morning

Indiana Courts ‏@incourts 21m Today (approx 10:30 am) the Court will hand down 49 S 00 1203 PL 172 also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "High court names Lake Juvenile Court caretaker" [Updated]

Bill Dolan is reporting late this afternoon in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | A veteran Northwest Indiana judge will serve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court acts quickly in Lake County juvenile court dispute

Updating this entry from earlier today headed "Magistrates sue their judicial bosses over Lake Juvenile Court succession," the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

In Anthony D. Dye v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The State seeks rehearing of this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court vacates earlier transfer grant in utility bucket case

Readers may remember the oral argument January 3rd in the case of Wade v. Terex-Telelect. It was the oral argument...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Brandy L. Walczak, Individually and on Behalf of Those Similarly Situated v. Labor Works - Fort Wayne LLC, d/b/a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Curtis A. Bethea v. State of Indiana, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:In his Petition for Post-Conviction Relief,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court suspends Delaware Co. deputy prosecutor

The disciplinary order discussed in this ILB post this morning has not been posted online by the Court. It is:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court denies transfer in Gingerich [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, Charles Wilson of the AP now has a story with some comments from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court suspends deputy prosecutor

Although it has not, as of this writing, been posted on the Court list of disciplinary actions, the Muncie Star-Press...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer in Gingerich

On Feb. 6th the ILB reported that AG Zoeller had announced that his office would appeal the COA decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one this morning, re grandparent visitation

In In Re: Visitation M.L.B.: K.J.R. v. M.A.B., an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:A child’s relationship with his grandparents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - One today, so far, from the Supreme Court

In Holiday Hospitality Franchising, Inc. v. Amco Insurance Company, a 15-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:A motel and an insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Lie on insurance application voids coverage"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Michael Dodd and Katherine Dodd v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company (ILB summary here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Late this afternoon, a second opinion from the Supreme Court

In Kimberly Heaton v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:The defendant-appellant, Kimberly Heaton, challenges the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Michael Dodd and Katherine Dodd v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:After...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Second opinion today from Supreme Court

In Sickels v. State, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rush writes:In this case, the trial court determined that the custodial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on Supreme Court decision today in K.W.

As mentioned in this Jan. 11th ILB post, the oral argument in K.W. v. State is definitely worth watching. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

And it is Justice Rush's first opinion as a Supreme Court justice. In KW v. State, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Joey Jennings v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:This case presents a question of statutory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Tim Durham suspended from law practice

In an Order posted today, filed Feb. 14th, the Supreme Court orders:The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, pursuant to Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Ronald B. Hawkins v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justicve David writes:When a criminal defendant fails to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court declines to compel mediation in legislative fines case

From the docket today in Berry v. Crawford (most recent ILB entry here and here, including the "call for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Dennis Jack Horner v. Marcia (Horner) Carter, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:When the parties' marriage was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts 4 disciplinary orders today

In the Matter of John W. NelsonStipulated Facts: Count 1. Based on an incident on August 31, 2002, Respondent pled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - After oral argument Supreme Court withdraws transfer grant and reinstates COA opinion

The Supreme Court held oral argument in Ohio Farmers Ins. Co., et al. v. Indiana Drywall & Acoustics, Inc. on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court files one opinion late this afternoon

In Iltzsch v. State, a 5-page, 4-1 per curiam opinion, the majority writes:Following a bench trial, Carlin Iltzsch was found...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues five disciplinary rulings

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 14th, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports on one of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary ruling re possession of marijuana

In the Matter of: Marla E. Muse, a 4-1 ruling, was filed Jan. 11. Some quotes:Stipulated Facts: On April 10,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Timothy W. Plank, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Debra L. Plank, Deceased v. Community Hospitals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues five disciplinary rulings

The Supreme Court has posted five new attorney disciplinary decisions, all filed Jan. 10th:In the Matter of William E. Dittrich...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 14, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re sex offender registry

In Andre Gonzalez v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:After the defendant had fully served...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court exercises reciprocal discipline over attorney disbarred in Arizona

The Jan. 8, 2013 order is In the Matter of Mark J. Hughes....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Skadden attorneys may face sanctions for failing to cite Wigod in TPP case"

Recall this March 11, 2012 ILB entry, headed "7th Circuit gives Chicago homeowner OK to sue lender over HAMP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court hears legislative pay case this morning

At the close of oral argument this morning in the case of Tim Berry, et al. v. William Crawford, re...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Jeffrey M. Miller et al v. Junior Achievement et al

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 10th, the Supreme Court has this afternoon filed an order denying Indianapolis Newspapers' emergency...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court allows hospital to charge uninsured patients more"

Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star has a story on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in Abby Allen and Walter Moore...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on today's Supreme Court decision on health care costs

With respect to the Supreme Court's decision today in Abby Allen and Walter Moore v. Clarian Health Partners, Inc. (ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today

In John Kimbrough, III v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Defendant John W. Kimbrough was convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three opinions (perhaps four?) this afternoon, all related [Updated with 4th opinion]

In Margaret Kosarko v. William A. Padula, Administrator of the Estate of Daniel L. Herndobler, Deceased, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues disciplinary ruling re misuse of trust account

In the matter of Jacob P. Dunnuck is a 2-page unanimous order approving a a "Statement of Circumstances and Conditional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court won't hear challenge to ruling allowing use of David Bisard blood test results" [Updated]

Updating this Oct. 12, 2012 ILB entry, the Indianapolis Star this afternoon is reporting, in a story by Tim Evans:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In State of Indiana Ex Rel., Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission v. Derek A. Farmer, a 10-page, per curiam opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court hears oral argument in school voucher challenge

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Teresa Meredith et al. v. Mitch Daniels,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Compensation Fund May not Dispute Liability in Med Mal Case"

The Supreme Court's Oct. 31st opinion in Stephen W. Robertson, Indiana Comm. of Insurance, as Admin. of Indiana Patient's Compensation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 2 today (and 0 NFP)

For publication opinions today (2): In John Fox v. Nichter Construction Co., Inc., a 20-page, 2-1 opinion, in a case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court "upheld the University of Evansville's decision to fire a tenured professor accused of violating its sexual harassment policy"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in John Haegert v. University of Evansville (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Two opinions today from the Supreme Court, both 5-0

In both the following opinions, while the Court of Appeals had reversed the trial court, the Supreme Court affirms the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Michael Kucholick v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, 3-1, per curiam opinion which is best read in full for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - A Grant of Transfer is Nine Times More Likely from A Published Court of Appeals’ Opinion

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law One of the Court’s most...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decided a second case late on Monday, Nov. 5th

In Elmer J. Bailey v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 4-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:When a husband shoves his wife...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one late this afternoon

In State v. Holtsclaw, a 5-page, 4-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:This case presents a single question: does Appellate Rule 9,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Charlie White disciplinary proceedings stayed

The Supreme Court has issued, Nov. 1st, this "Order staying disciplinary proceedings pending criminal appeal."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Attorney suspended from practice for 3 years, without automatic reinstatement

In In the Matter of Kjell P. Engebretsen, a 3-page, 3-1 opinion issued Oct. 29th, the Court writes:Facts: On November...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reinstates COA opinion in Whiskey Barrel Planters

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Oct. 24th in the case of Whiskey Barrel Planters Co., Inc. v. American...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one this afternoon

In Stephen W. Robertson, Indiana Comm. of Insurance, as Admin. of Indiana Patient's Compensation Fund and The Indiana Patient's Compensation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, a reversal

In Lisa J. Kane v. State, an 8-page, 4-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:Lisa Kane appeals her conviction for receiving stolen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Card counters aka as "Advantage Gamblers"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Alson Frankel's On the Case column yesterday was headed "9th Circuit: Casinos can be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Card counters aka as "Advantage Gamblers"

Recalling the Sept. 30, 2010 case of Thomas P. Donovan v. Grant Victoria Casino & Resort, L.P., where in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In National Wine & Spirits, Inc., National Wine & Spirits Corporation, NWS, Inc., NWS Michigan, Inc., and NWS, LLC v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In J.M. v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development and T.C., an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues new disciplinary opinion

In In re Susan J. Kriesel, a 2-page, 5-0 opinion dated Oct. 11, 2012, the Court writes:Respondent was suspended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today - important ruling re MERS' interest in property

In Citimortgage, Inc. v. Shannon S. Barabas a/k/a Shannon Sheets Barabas, ReCasa Financial Group, LLC, and Rick A. Sanders, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 04, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Interesting oral argument on administrative procedure

Last Thursday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of St. Joseph Hospital v. Richard Cain. As reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court schedules oral argument in the school voucher challenge

The case is Teresa Meredith, Dr. Edward E. Eiler, Richard E. Hamilton, Sheila Kennedy, Glenda Ritz, et al. v. Mitch...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "High Court Cuts Out Sentence Enhancement In Class Of Gun Crimes"

Another older decision, this one from July 31, 2012, is the subject of a story today by Jeff Neumeyer at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court has granted transfer in Jennings v. State [Updated]

Updating yesterday's entry, the Jennings case docketed under the Supreme Court Cause No. shows that both petitions to transfer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court has granted transfer in Jennings v. State [Corrected]

The Supreme Court has granted transfer in Jennings v. State. The oral argument was yesterday. The Supreme Court did not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Huntington toy gun case gets OK to continue"

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in An-Hung Yao and Yu-Ting Lin v. State of Indiana is the subject of an excellent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on cancelled oral argment in Black

A look at the Upcoming Oral Arguments entry from Monday shows that the oral argument in the case of Commissioner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In An-Hung Yao and Yu-Ting Lin v. State of Indiana, a 13-page, 4-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Associated with a toy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "David Camm's attorneys ask Indiana Supreme Court to free him while he awaits third trial"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 6th, which included this quote from the LCJ:Attorneys for David Camm have asked the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two major disciplinary orders today from the Supreme Court

In In the Matter of Janice R. Gambill, a 2-page, 5-0 order filed Sept. 7, the Court suspends Respondent from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme court denies State Farm's motion to direct clerk to file appellant's petition to transfer

The Supreme Court on Sept. 5 issued a published order in State Farm v. Radcliff. Here are some quotes from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 07, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two recent attorney disciplinary orders

From In the Matter of: Richard S. TEBIK, a 2-page, 5-0 order filed August 7, 2012:Respondent has been suspended from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court denies AG's petition to transfer in widely-watched Christine Bunch arson case

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here are some quotes from a press release from Schiff Hardin LLP:INDIANAPOLIS –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies AG's petition to transfer in widely-watched Christine Bunch arson case

The vote was 5-0. Here is the March 21, 2012 COA opinion (3rd case), where Chief Judge Robb concluded:The post-conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One Supreme Court disciplinary opinion, filed Aug. 1, has been posted by the Court

Ths 5-0, 3-page opinion in In the Matter of Cecelia M. K. Hemphill imposes a sanction of a minimum six...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 06, 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Criminal Appeals in the Post-Shepard Era: Justice Massa Is 18-1 for the Prosecution

Prof. Joel Schumm's analysis of Justice Massa's voting record over his first four months on the Indiana Supreme Court, prepared...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Criminal Appeals in the Post-Shepard Era: Justice Massa Is 18-1 for the Prosecution

This analysis was prepared by Indiana University-Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor Joel Schumm. Since Justice Massa filled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. court upholds life sentence for teen killer"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Andrew Conley v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Andrew Conley case

In Andrew Conley v. State of Indiana, a 29-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice David writes:This case involves a seventeen-and-a-half-year-old who murdered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - At least one more from the Supreme Court today

In Engelica E. Castillo v. State of Indiana, a 20-page, 4-1 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:Prosecuted for the heinous death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three (now five) today

In Anthony H. Dye v. State of Indiana, a 16-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Anthony Dye was convicted of unlawful...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One posted today, filed late yesterday, from the Supreme Court, re forum non conveniens

In Dalmas Maurice Otieno Anyango and Jane Tinna Agola Otieno, as Natural Parents and Next of Kin of Isaiah Omondi...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues awaited drainage decision today

In Thomas R. Crowel v. Marshall County Drainage Board, a 22-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Thomas Crowel appeals a Marshall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In In the Matter of Thomas E. Q. Williams, a 3-2 Per Curiam opinion in an Attorney Discipline Action, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Three more Supreme Court opinions posted, dated yesterday, July 26th

In Indiana Dept. of Revenue v. Miller Brewing Co., a 9-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Massa writes:This appeal is the latest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Status of the constitutional challenge to the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program

Indiana Legislative Insight's issue for the upcoming week has this note on variables facing budgetmakers this year:One more potentially...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - The implications of today's decision in Bushhorn

Today's Supreme Court per curiam opinion in Roger L. Bushhorn v. State of Indiana is the subject of this analysis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court, including J. Massa's first opinion, the Yamaha Zuma case

Roger L. Bushhorn v. State of Indiana, is a 4-page, 4-1 per curiam opinion that concludes:Accordingly, we affirm the sentence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In Kenneth Dwayne Vaughn v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:This case involves a trial court’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Justices allow man to sue his dad"

The Indiana Supreme Court decision July 23rd in the case of Robert L. Clark, Jr. and Debra Clark v. Robert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, re the Indiana guest statute

In Robert L. Clark, Jr. and Debra Clark v. Robert L. Clark, Sr., a 5-page, 3-2 opinion, Cheif Justice Dickson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "Lawyer Gets Prison Time For Cheating Alzheimer's Patient: Stacy H. Sheedy Stole Thousands"

Updating earlier ILB entries, per this order filed on July 17th, Ms. Sheedy has tendered resignation from the bar of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In State of Indiana v. Steven Ray Hollin, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Steven Ray Hollin filed a petition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Man's conviction stands despite former Newton prosecutor's lapsed law license"

Readers may recall the ILB entries in 2010 about the then Newton County prosecutor, James E. Barce, who was reprimanded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 07, 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts disciplinary order, filed July 6th

In re John L. Stewart is a published order of interim suspension upon notice of guilty finding. From the order:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court appoints temporary replacement for suspended LaPorte Co. prosecutor [Corrected]

On June 20th the Supreme Court posted In re Szilagyi, suspending Robert C. Szilagyi from the practice of law for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Defense attorney and former Ex. Dir. of Lobby Registration Commission suspended

"Suspended Carmel Attorney Responds To Client Complaints" is the headline of another long WRTV6 story on the Supreme Court disciplinary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Defense attorney and former Ex. Dir. of Lobby Registration Commission suspended

"Carmel Attorney Suspended By Supreme Court: Clients Want Defense Attorney Sarah Nagy Disbarred" is the headline of this long WRTV6...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Defense attorney and former Ex. Dir. of Lobby Registration Commission suspended

In the Matter of Sarah L. Nagy is a June 28th order of the Supreme Court:Being duly advised, the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order re compliance with Criminal Rule 15.2

The Supreme Court yesterday posted an order, filed June 28th, re compliance with Criminal Rule 15.2, with respect to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - A second opinion today from Supreme Court

In Annette (Oliver) Hirsch v. Roger Lee Oliver, a 15-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice David writes:In this case, after two hearings,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Walter Lyles v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 4-1 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, Walter Lyles, has appealed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "LaPorte prosecutor under investigation"

In an order filed June 20th, but posted today, In re Szilagyi, the 5-0 Court sets out the stipulated facts:As...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Michael Sharp v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Dickson writes:The defendant Michael E. Sharp has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Sharon Gill, on her own behalf and on behalf of the Estate of Gale Gill v. Evansville Sheet Metal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ind Courts - So how important are oral arguments? Supreme Court cites video of oral argument

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Indiana Department of Revenue v. United Parcel Service, Inc. twice cited statements from the oral...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Another opinion today from the Supreme Court

In Roy Lee Ward v. State of Indiana, a 52-page, 5-0 opinion in a direct appeal to the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, so far

In Indiana Department of Revenue v. United Parcel Service, Inc., an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this case we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - A third opinion today from the Supreme Court

In Rondell Walker v. State of Indiana, a 2-page, 4-1 per curiam opinion, in a case where the Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

In the Matter of: Douglas W. Patterson is a 5-page, 5-0, per curiam, attorney disciplinary opinion that concludes:The Court concludes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In Tina Whiting v. State of Indiana, a 13-page, 5-0 decision, Justice Sullivan writes:During voir dire, a prospective juror stated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court's inaction frees Lafayette man from prison"

The case of Corey Nathan Fletcher v. State of Indiana, mentioned earlier today in the transfer list entry, and in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Court reinstates Richmond man's burglary conviction"

The Supreme Court decision earlier this week in Michael Baker v. State (ILB summary here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides 4-1 that transfer was improvidently granted in speedy trial case; rare written dissent

The Supreme Court held oral argument Friday, June 1st in Corey Fletcher v. State. From the Court summary at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS decision in Armour (Indy Barrett law case)

Linda Greenhouse, esteemed NYT SCOTUS reporter for decades, and now doing occasional online commentary for the NYT, writes today about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one, yesterday

In Michael Baker v. State, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion dated June 12, 2012, Chief Justice Dickson writes:Defendant Michael W. Baker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court sides with city in sewer payment case"

Here is Maureen Groppe's (Gannett Washington Bureau) completed story on the Armour decision for USAToday....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "A legal tool that shut down an Indiana puppy mill likely won't be used again"

The ILB has had a long list of entries on the case of Indiana Department of State Revenue v. Virginia...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Annual Supreme Court order of suspension of certain attorneys

Here is the annual 2-page Order (filed and posted today), followed by a 12-page Exhibit. From the Order:The Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In Mickey Cundiff v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:In this case, the State filed charges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Lawyer Is Reprimanded for Threatening Ethics Complaint" [Updated]

A report on this ruling was first posted May 26th in the Legal Profession Blog, followed by an entry today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Nappanee molestation suspect released by Ind. Supreme Court"

Justin Leighty of the Elkhart Truth reports today on a 3-page Order of the Supreme Court, filed May 24th, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "To whatever extent the filing of 'notes on oral argument' without leave of court was once part of Indiana’s appellate practice, it no longer is ..."

Interesting Published Order posted yesterday by the Supreme Court; it was filed May 18, and relates to the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court lets Tax Court decison in Garwood v. State stand

Last Thursday, May 17th, the Supreme Court decided to let stand the Tax Court's decision in Indiana Department of State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court lets Tax Court decison in Garwood v. State stand [Updated]

BREAKING A week ago, on May 10th, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Indiana Department of State Revenue v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends Charlie White

In the Matter of Charles P. White, filed April 25, is a one page "order of interim suspension upon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court orders imprisonment of disbarred attorney

Recalling this ILB post (In re Freeman) from April 9, 2012, headed "Supreme Court disciplinary order 'conditionally directing imprisonment,'" the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplinary order "conditionally directing imprisonment"

In the Matter of Timothy D. Freeman, an order dated April 3rd, is headed: "Published order finding respondent in contempt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - General Assembly revised several statutes this session in response to Supreme Court opinions

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | On a yellow sheet of paper torn from a legal pad,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 09, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Ft. Wayne attorney gets 6-month suspension

Rebecca S. Green has the complicated story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, all involving the respondent's handling of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 2 today (and 3 NFP)

For publication opinions today (2): In Juan M. Garrett v. State of Indiana, a 13-page opinion, Sr. Judge Barteau writes:Juan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Supreme Court issues public reprimand to Carl J. Brizzi

Updating a long list of ILB entries, the most recent of which was posted March 20th, "Ind. Decisions - Yet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Associational standing challenge fails, Court rules transfer improvidently granted

On March 15th the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp., et al. v. Save the Valley, Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ind. Decisoins - Two opinions from the Supreme Court, so far today

In Troy R. Smith v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The trial court revoked the probation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana can't deny welfare without explaining reason"

Today's Supreme Court opinion in Sheila Perdue, et al. v. Michael A. Gargano, et al. (ILB entry here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court continues record output of decisions - including foodstamp and pollution exclusion opinions.

In Sheila Perdue, et al. v. Michael A. Gargano, et al., a 23-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this challenge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Yet one more Supreme Court decision today

In Loparex, LLC v. MPI Release Technologies, LLC, Gerald Kerber, and Stephen Odders, a 27-page, 5-0 opinion answering a certified...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three more today

You'd think they were clearing off the desk ... In Marion County Auditor, and McCord Investments, LLC v. Sawmill Creek,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one, so far, today

In its "Order Reversing Trial Court Order" of Feb. 13, 2012 (via ILB entry), the Court wrote:Having considered the written...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court answers question in federal “rails-to-trails” litigation

See Doug Masson's post on the Supreme Court decision today in Henry L. Howard, et al. v. United States. He...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues five more opinions today

In LaPorte Community School Corporation v. Maria Rosales, an 11-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Concluding that one of the jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one, so far, today

In Rebecca D. Kays v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, the issue is "the propriety of a trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Supreme Court issues public reprimand to Carl J. Brizzi

Updating this ILB entry from March 18th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this editorial item today from Tracy Warner:Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one, so far, today

In Jimmie E. Jones, Jr. v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:We agree with Judge Bailey’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court issues public reprimand to Carl J. Brizzi

Updating this ILB entry from March 13th, today in this item in the Indianapolis Star weekly column, Behind Closed Doors,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

In Jesse J. Harris, Jr. v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A jury found Jesse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court answers certified question from SD Ind.

In Michael R. Kole, Joseph L. Weingarten, and Glenn J. Brown, et al. v. Scott Faultless, Daniel Henke, Eileen Pritchard,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court, in direct transfer from Marion Circuit Court, reverses trial court decision ruling Charlie White ineligible to assume office

In Charlie White; Thomas E. Wheeler, II, Gordon Durnil, and Bernard L. Pylitt, as Members of Ind. Recount Comm. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one, so far, today

In Phyllis Hardy, Alax Keith Furnish and Megan Jessica Furnish, by next friend Phyllis Hardy v. Mary Jo Hardy, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two CHINS cases this afternoon

In In the Matter of K.D. & K.S.; S.S. v. The Indiana Dept. of Child Services and Child Advocates, Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

nd. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues public reprimand to Carl J. Brizzi

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Jon Murray has this story today in the Indianapolis Star, headed "Ex-Marion County Prosecutor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues public reprimand to Carl J. Brizzi

In In the Matter of Carl J. Brizzi, a 5-0, 13-page, per curiam disciplinary action filed this afternoon at 3:31...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - A second Supreme Court opinion today

In Indiana Department of State Revenue v. Rent-A-Center East, Inc., a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The Indiana Department...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In R.L. Turner Corporation v. Town of Brownsburg, a 15-page, 3-2 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The trial court granted a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Keith Hoglund v. State of Indiana, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this appeal we examine the admissibility...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Mark J. Thatcher v. City of Kokomo, et al, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion addressing a certified question from Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Vacancy on Supreme Court 2012 - J. Dickson to serve as head of JNC and CJQ by designation

Order dated March 5, 2011 by Acting Chief Justice Shepard:I hereby DESIGNATE Justice Brent E. Dickson to serve as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Tax forgiveness and equality"

Armour v. Indianapolis, the Indiana Supreme Court sewer tax decision that was argued before the SCOTUS last week (long list...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "Tax forgiveness and equality"

Updating this morning's ILB entry, the SCOTUS heard the argument in the case of Armour v. Indianapolis this morning. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Tax forgiveness and equality"

As noted in this post last evening, the SCOTUS is hearing the case of Armour v. Indianapolis this morning. Lyle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: SCOTUS grants cert in: Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

There are TWO BIG oral arguments next Wednesday. Not only the Charlie White civil case, being argued before our Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today

In Jerrme Cartwright v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Jerrme Cartwright was convicted of attempted battery...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Former Fayette County prosecutor reprimanded

A number of new disciplinary orders have been posted, dated Feb. 15th. Of general interest is In the Matter of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court denies transfer for COA decision removing Prosecutor Keith Henderson from David Camm case

Updating yesterday evening's ILB entry, Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal has this story this morning, headed "Prosecutor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court denies transfer for COA decision removing Prosecutor Keith Henderson from David Camm case

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Matt Thacker of the New Albany News & Tribune has another long story today, headed "Floyd...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides failure to pay child support penalty case

In Amir H. Sanjari v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:[We] hold that IC 35-46-1-5 permits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides state employees back pay case

In Richmond State Hospital and All Other Similarly Situated State Institutions and Agencies v. Paula Brattain, et al., a 9-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer for COA decision removing Prosecutor Keith Henderson from David Camm case [Updated]

Here is the Nov. 15, 2011 Court of Appeals opinion ordering a special prosecutor in David Camm case. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court reverses Judge Dreyer in IBM case

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had coverage yesterday encompassing both the Monday morning oral argument and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Kevin L. Hampton v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:We affirm the denial of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Rare dissent with separate opinion in 3-2 Supreme Court transfer denial

The order denying transfer, filed Feb. 10, 2012 in the case of Anna Quimby v. Becovic Management (a March 8,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: SCOTUS grants cert in: Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 14, 2011 on Armour v. Indianapolis, which will be argued before the SCOTUS on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reverses Judge Dreyer in IBM case

Yes, it was argued just this morning. I was just putting together a post on "what happens after the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Ind. Decisions - In order, Supreme Court affirms COA reversal of trial court ruling

In Kenny D. Lee v. State, in a one-page "published order" filed Feb. 2, 2012 and posted today, the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one in early evening

Notice of posting just tweeted by Court's press office. In Michael B. Adams v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Both Supreme Court and COA rule against Princeton attorney Wallace this week

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Janice Barniak reports today in the Princeton Daily Clarion in a story that begins:PRINCETON...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides 2 today

In Henry C. Bennett and Schupan & Sons, Inc. v. John Richmond and Jennifer Richmond, a 15-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Wallace case pending before disciplinary board"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 28, 2011, the Supreme Court has issued an order, filed Jan. 27, 2011, In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In Antoine Hill v. State of Indiana, a 17-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:The present case involves several petitions under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on our Supreme Court's unauthorized practice decision in United Financial systems

In State ex rel. Indiana State Bar Association v. United Financial Systems Corporation, et al., a one-page order filed Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Indiana Dept. of Insurance, Indiana Patient's Compensation Fund v. Robin Everhart, Personal Rep. of the Estate of James K....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In Chrysler Group, LLC v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development and T.A., et al., a 14-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In A.T. v. State of Indiana, a 3-page per curiam opinion concludes:Transfer having been granted by separate order, we reverse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Right to defend against unlawful entry amendment has hearing tomorrow

SB 1 will be heard tomorrow in the Senate Correction Committee at 9 AM in Rm. 130. According to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reprimands Hancock County deputy prosecutor

In In the Matter of Nancy J. Flatt-Moore, an 8-page per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary action, the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disbars Rep. Delaney's attacker

In In the Matter of Augustus J. Mendenhall, a 4-page, per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary action where the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

In Thomas Dexter v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A jury convicted the defendant of Class...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Three new disciplinary orders posted today, all dated Jan. 5, 2012

You may review them here. Notable is Matter of LeBeau, a 2-page order. Some quotes:On August 1, 2009, Respondent was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Sarah Haag, Gordon Haag and Cathy Haag; Molly Kruger, William Kruger, III, and Katherine F. Kruger, et al. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments over IBM's request to question Governor Mitch Daniels"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is the Supreme Court's order, filed today, granting the emergency petition to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Kahn's suspension from law practice now terminated

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 12, 2011, re In the Matter of Stanley Kahn, the Supreme Court has now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Robo-calls suit could find new life"

The Dec. 29th Supreme Court decision in State v. Free-Eats (ILB entry here) is the subject of an editorial item...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court OKs police stop based only on tip"

The Supreme Court's decision Thursday in State of Indiana v. Amanda Renzulli (ILB summary here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ind. Decisons - Supreme Court posts third opinion today

In Diane Recker v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development, and FedEx Trade Networks, an 8-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Another Supreme Court opinion today

In State of Indiana v. Amanda Renzulli, a 12-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:We have granted transfer in this case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Freeeats, a robo-call case, upholding the Indiana statute

As the ILB wrote in this entry dated Sept. 27, 2011, where Federal Judge William T. Lawrence has just issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts certified question from SD Ind.

Kole v. Faultless, an order filed Dec. 20, 2011, begins:Pursuant to Indiana Appellate Rule 64, the United States District Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Decisoins - "High court disciplines city lawyer: Suspended 6 months after series of errors, deficiencies"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, in a story today, adds background to the 2-page disciplinary order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court filed a second disciplinary opinion yesterday

Now posted, the opinion is in In re Newman, and is a 13-page 3-1 per curiam decision. Some quotes:We find...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Jeffrey A. Harkin, Judge of Hammond City Court, is hereby suspended from office without pay for a period of sixty (60) days, commencing at 5:00 p.m. CST 7 on Tuesday, December 27, 2011"

The Supreme Court has issued a 7-page, per curiam ruling in a judicial disciplinary action, In re Harkin. The ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on whether misdemeanant may be disenfranchised during period of imprisonment

In David R. Snyder v. J. Bradley King and Trent Deckard, in their Official Capacities as Co-Directors of the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In Steven Spangler and Heidi Brown v. Barbara Bechtel, Expectations Women's Health and Childbearing Center, and St. Vincent Randolph Hospital,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Thoughts on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in Hopper

Yesterday the ILB received this note from a reader:I find the Hopper rehearing opinion disheartening. The original opinion imposed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Jewell v. State, a 16-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:When a defendant is represented by a lawyer for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary rulings re "non-refundable retainer" and re representation in immigration case

From In re Earhart, a 2-page disciplinary order of the Supreme Court dated Nov. 22, 2011:In 2008, Respondent was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court isues ruling in AG's petition for rehearing in Hopper

This is from an ILB entry from March 7, 2011, about an upcoming oral argument set for March 10th:10:30 AM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 2nd opinion today

In Town of Avon v. West Central Conservancy District, Washington Township, and Ronnie Austin, in his capacity as Trustee and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Lisa Gray v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A trial court found Lisa Gray...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Legislative leaders OK fix for cop entry ruling"

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana House and Senate on Monday endorsed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Hammond city judge admits fault, accepts suspension "

Updating earlier ILB entries from June 30th and Nov. 6th, 2011, Bill Dolan of the NWI Times reported last evening:HAMMOND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

In Indiana Spine Group, PC v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this case we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: "Lawmakers define protections from police entry"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 10th, the Indiana Senate Democrats' blog, The Briefing Room, reports:A special subcommittee was created...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: SCOTUS grants cert in: Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, this morning's Indianapolis Star features a very long and comprehensive story about this case and a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Must-read disciplinary opinion posted today, dated Nov. 10th

In re James E. Chovanec is a 3-page, 3-2 order. However, the two dissenting justices and the concurring justice write...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS grants cert in: Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

The SCOTUS this morning granted cert in:(11-161) ARMOUR, CHRISTINE, ET AL. V. INDIANAPOLIS, IN, ET AL. The petitions for writs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Indiana teen who strangled brother seeks sentence cut"

The Supreme Court has scheduled an oral argument at 1:00 PM this afternoon to hear a direct appeal in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawmakers define protections from police entry"

The Gary Post-Tribune has a brief story this afternoon by Tom LoBianco of the AP that begins:Richard Barnes may have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Another fee-related disciplinary opinion from the Supreme Court

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 29, 2011, see this post by Steven M. Badger of Bose McKinney, headed "Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Patrick V. Baker suspended for 6 months, without automatic reinstatement

Updating this Oct. 28th ILB entry, Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story headed "Lawyer's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court vacates transfer in case heard last Thursday

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Jennings Daugherty v. State of Indiana on Wednesday, October 19th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Patrick V. Baker suspended for 6 months, without automatic reinstatement

The order in In the Matter of Patrick V. Baker was filed Oct. 21, 2011, but is posted this morning....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues on today, re sentencing

In Otha S. Hamilton v. State of Indiana, a 9-page opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A jury found appellant Otha S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Nathan Brock v. State of Indiana, a 16-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The defendant‟s first trial ended in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court, re the factors "to determine whether an incarcerated parent is permitted to attend a hearing on the termination of his or her parental rights."

In The Involuntary Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of C.G. and Z.G., Z.G. v. Marion County Dept. of Child Services and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends attorney pendente lite

Last December 9th WISH TV had a report that began:An Indianapolis lawyer was charged with battery after an incident with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary order of interest

What happens if you are suspended by the Supreme Court for nonpayment of dues or CLE noncompliance and thereafter enter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court accepts certified question from SD Ind.

The case is Loparex, LLC v. MPI Release Technologies, LLC, et al. The questions, as framed by the district court,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Putnam County Sheriff v. Pamela Price, an 8-page opinion with two justices concurring in the result via a separate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 2nd Supreme Court opinion filed late yesterday afternoon

In Franklin Electric Company, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Another fee-related disciplinary opinion from the Supreme Court

In the Matter of Everett E. Powell, II is an 8-page per curiam opinion in a disciplinary action. The respondent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in Desmond Turner case

In Desmond Turner v. State of Indiana, a 27-page, 5-0 opinion in a direct appeal from the trial court, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary opinion on misuse of trust account

In the Matter of James S. Dal Santo, an Order approving a "Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - Orders Amending Indiana Rules of Court

A number of rule amendments have been posted today by the Supreme Court, most take effect January 1, 2012....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 23, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court rejects claim of right to resist police entry into home"

Here is Dan Carden's report for the NWI Times of today's Supreme Court decision in Barnes v. State. His story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - AG Zoeller's reading of today's Supreme Court action in Barnes

Here, from a just issued news release:“The Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling today means that individuals still have the common law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on Barnes: Why I miss Jon Murray ....

The Indianapolis Star editors a few months back replaced long-time courts reporter Jon Murray with Carrie Ritchie, who was just...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds firm

HAVING GRANTED REHEARING AND RESTATED THE ESSENTIAL HOLDING IN THIS CASE, WE CONTINUE TO AFFIRM BARNES'S CONVICTION. ------- DAVID, J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - Court will hand down decision in Barnes v. State this morning

The decision presumably will be on whether or not to grant the motion for rehearing ... I'm told it will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court disciplinary order re attorney fees

Donald R. Lundberg, Barnes & Thornburg, who formerly was the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission Executive Secretary, co-authored (with Chuck...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In Mary Beth Lucas and Perry Lucas v. U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the C-Bass Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court vacates transfer in case heard last Thursday

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Co. v. Linda Good, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplinary order re attorney fees

Some quotes from In the Matter of Robert W. HAMMERLE, filed Sept. 12, 2011 and posted today:Stipulated Facts: In May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - A word to the wise ...

Here are some quotes from Harmeyer v. State Bd. of Law Examiners, a 2-page order filed today, written by CJ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies a transfer petition with a rare published dissent

In Smith v. Euler, an order filed today, the Supreme Court denies transfer by a 3-2 vote. A search of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Medical liability litigant can't sue separately for lost medical records"

Citing the August 10th Indiana Supreme Court decision in Howard Regional Health System, et al. v. Jacob Gordon, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 10, 2011, SCOTUSblog has listed the pending cert petition in Armour v. Indianapolis in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

Remember this decision from May 10, 2011 in the case of The City of Indianapolis, et al. v. Christine Armour,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme court posts disciplinary opinion

All of the Court's "Orders and Opinions Regarding Final Resolution in Attorney Disciplinary Cases " are available here. The ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

In Quincy Branham & Shannon Branham v. Rodney Varble & Norman Chastain, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:After...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two disciplinary rulings of note posted

In In the Matter of Bruce J. Goldberg, filed Aug. 24, 2011, Respondent admitted to a pattern of misconduct involving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Disciplinary ruling issued re specialization

Earlier today the ILB posted this entry re a disciplinary action for attorneys publishing an advertisement promoting themselves as "Specializing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary ruling issued re specialization

In the Matter of Danny L. Whitten and Stacey E. Whitten, dated August 19, 2011: Stipulated Facts: In a 2010-2011...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Lawmakers to debate illegal entry controversy"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, a just-posted story from TheFranklinOnline by Shelby Salazar begins:INDIANAPOLIS – A study committee reviewing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawmakers to debate illegal entry controversy"

That is the heading to this story dated Aug. 22nd at FranklinOnline.com, reported by Lesley Weidenbener. The controversy relates to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court issues much-anticipated ruling in A.B.

This August 4th ILB entry reported that the Attorney General has filed a 14-page petition for rehearing re the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Howard Regional Health System, et al. v. Jacob Gordon, et al. , a 17-page, 5-0 opinion (with J. Dickson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues much-anticipated ruling in A.B.

Updating this ILB entry from June 29, 2011, on the Supreme Court's opinion in Indiana Department of Child Services...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 04, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. Supreme Court to hear dispute over welfare denials"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on the Supreme Court's decision to grant transfer in the case of Sheila...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Lake County elections board attorney suspended

Susan Brown reports in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Attorney Bruce Lambka, who serves as the GOP legal representative on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Glenn Carpenter v. State of Indiana, a 6-page opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant Glenn Carpenter was discovered asleep in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Cedric Lewis v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant Cedric Lewis was convicted of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 11, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Prominent Gary attorney suspended from law practice"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports today:INDIANAPOLIS | A longtime Gary defense attorney has been suspended from practicing law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Ogden Dunes wins battle to prevent homes being rented"

Updating this ILB entry from July 1st: "Ind. Decisions - "Ogden Dunes wins battle to prevent homes being rented"" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "That could pull over every single taxi in Broad Ripple"

Updating last Friday's ILB entry on last week's Supreme Court decision in Brenda Moore v. State, the Lafayette Journal and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: "That could pull over every single taxi in Broad Ripple"

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, Law Prof. Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy comments on the Moore v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Ogden Dunes wins battle to prevent homes being rented"

The Supreme Court's opinion Wednesday in Steven Siwinski, et al. v. Town of Ogden Dunes (ILB summary here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "That could pull over every single taxi in Broad Ripple"

So remarked one person quoted in Carrie Ritchie's IndyStar story today on yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Brenda Moore v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. Supreme Court OKs taking of cheek swab DNA sample"

Updating this ILB entry yesterday summarizing the Court's decision in Arturo Garcia-Torres v. State of Indiana, Dan Carden reports in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Designated driver practice trashed? Passengers of DD Can Be Charged With Public Intoxication

Re the Supreme Court's decision June 28th in Brenda Moore v. State of Indiana, the ILB wrote in this summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today, so far

In Arturo Garcia-Torres v. State of Indiana, a 20-page, 4-1 opinion, including a 6-page dissent from Justice Rucker, Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides disciplinary case involving giving jailed client "unauthorized materials"

See In the Matter of Jerry T. Drook, filed June 29, 2011. From the order:Stipulated Facts: In November 2009, Respondent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four more opinions today

Making a total of seven today. So far. The first opinion listed deals with sentencing. The three remaining concern attorneys...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two more opinions today

In Steven Siwinski, et al. v. Town of Ogden Dunes, a 12-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:The Town of Ogden...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Legislative Panel to Review High Court Ruling on Illegal Police Entry This Wednesday

Updating Monday's ILB entry, the legislative meeting convenes at 1:00 pm today in Room 431 of the Statehouse and should...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues much-anticipated ruling in A.B.

See this June 27th ILB entry for background. Today the Supreme Court addresses the single-subject and separation of powers requirements...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts third opinion today

ILB: At issue in this case was what does it mean to be "intoxicated in a public place or place...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts second opinion today

In Bruce Lemmon, et al. v. Michael L. Harris, an 18-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A sex offender who committed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one (so far) today

In Randy Horton v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Randy Horton was convicted following a jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides difficult disciplinary case, rejecting hearing officer's recommendations

In the Matter of: Barbara A. TRANSKI, a 5-page opinion with a separate concurring statement by Chief Justice Shepard, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Attorney General files Response in Barnes v. State

Here are the documents:Barnes' Petition for Rehearing Legislators' amicus Professors' amicus State Response [Link repaired!]Here is a link to all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Our Supreme Court accepts certified question on railbanking and interim trail use

By an order posted this morning and filed June 23, 2011, the Supreme Court has accepted this Certified Question from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana's new expungement law

"Mercy for DWI driver overturned: Justices say Noble court lacks power"; Indiana's new expungement law" was the heading on an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Zoeller's office to ask for rehearing in Barnes

Attorney General Zoeller stated on WRVT Ch. 6 tonight that his office would file for rehearing on Monday in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two more opinions

In In re Subpoena to Crisis Connection, Inc. v. Ronald K. Fromme, a 17-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Ronald Keith...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order in Barnes rehearing

The Supreme Court has at about 3:00 pm today issued an order granting the professors' whose amicus brief was filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

In J.M. v. M.A., et al., a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:About a decade after J.M. signed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In D.M. v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A juvenile challenges the admissibility of his confession...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two more opinions today

Misty D. Davis v. Animal Control - City of Evansville, et al Gibraltar Financial Corp. v. Prestige Equipment Corp., National...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Michael Ashby and Randy O'Brien v. The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co., and C. Bruce Davidson, Jr., a 9-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - The State has until Monday, June 27 to file a response brief to the petition for rehearing in Barnes v. State

The State has until Monday, June 27 to file a response brief to the petition for rehearing in Barnes v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 20, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Justices suspend ex-prosecutor over drug forfeiture"

So reports Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star. There is nothing available yet on the Court site, and there has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Alva Curtis v. State of Indiana, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:We hold that pending criminal charges do...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Second amicus brief filed in Barnes case

A second amicus brief has been filed, "in support of appellant's petition for rehearing," in the now much-discussed 5/12/11 Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 3 today (and 7 NFP)

For publication opinions today (3): In Liberty Country Club v. Landowners of Country Club Estates , an 11-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Amicus brief by legislators not unprecedented

The newest issue of Indiana Legislative Insight ($$$) has a brief item that begins:In what we believe is an unprecedented...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Barnes petition for rehearing filed

On June 8 the ILB posted the legislators' amicus brief re a rehearing of the Supreme Court's decision last month...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "71 Indiana lawmakers ask Supreme Court to reconsider recent ruling on unlawful police entries"

From a just-issued, lengthy press release:INDIANAPOLIS (June 8, 2011) – Attorneys for 71 Indiana lawmakers today filed a joint brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Randy Edward Johnson v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The defendant in this criminal case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Legislative committee to study Barnes decision

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal has just posted a story here, updating this earlier ILB entry. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Legislative committee to study Barnes decision

Mary Beth Schneider of the IndyStar tweets:marybschneider #INLegis will have committee looking at controversial state supreme court decision on right...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts Daniel E. Serban's resignation from the Indiana bar

Updating a long list of earlier entries, the most recent this one from May 15th headed "Lawyer's thefts lead to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - The updated collection of documents in the Barnes case

The ILB has collected together the various documents, to date, in the controversial Barnes v. State case. New as of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Re the Barnes ruling, columnist writes: "Police Entry: Rehearing Doubtful"; More

The ILB obtained a copy of an upcoming Indianapolis Star column by Andrea Neal this morning, but didn't use it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Mercy for DWI driver overturned: Justices say Noble court lacks power"; Indiana's new expungement law

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had a May 28th story on the Supreme Court's May 26th opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 03, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Suspended attorney fined for practicing law

In an order dated May 27, 2011, in In the Matter of Richard M. Bash, the Court writes:The Court suspended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In Jeffery Sloan v. State of Indiana, a 13-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice David writes:We hold that once concealment has been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Courts - More on "Ky. S.Ct: fathers of children conceived during affairs have parental rights"

Recall this ILB entry from last week, I had hoped to give the Indiana position, and thanks to an email...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - The documents in the Barnes case [Updated]

The ILB has collected together the various documents, to date, in the controversial Barnes v. State case.The Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two disciplinary rulings

In the Matter of the Honorable William J. Hughes, Judge of the Hamilton Superior Court is a 3-page per curiam...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two opinions late today

In State of Indiana v. Jeffrey Brunner , an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:On the defendant’s motion, the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - A lot of stories today on yesterday's Statehouse rally

Niki Kelly's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 Hoosiers came to the Indiana Statehouse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - IBA puts together memo on Barnes decision

The Indianapolis Bar Association has distributed this 2-page media release setting out a statement/analysis of Barnes v. State. (BTW, its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Daniels 'puzzled' by cop entry ruling"

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | Count Gov. Mitch Daniels among those who are not fans of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Indiana Decisions - More on: A multiplicity of reactions to Barnes v. State

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, this just released from the Governor's office:May 24, 2011 Earlier today at Gov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Indiana Decisions - A multiplicity of reactions to Barnes v. State,

Reactions and responses to the Supreme Court's May 12th opinion in Barnes v. State continue. Today State Senator Jim Banks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Turning up the heat on the court: Rally will protest ruling that people must let police enter home"

That is the headline to this story in today's Indianapolis Star about continued reaction to the Supreme Court's May 12th,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - House and Senate Republican Leaders Leaders Ask Court To Reconsider Ruling

This just in, for immediate release:President Pro Tempore of the Senate, David C. Long, and the Speaker of the House,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on 4th amendment

More re our Supreme Court's decision in Barnes v. State, and the SCOTUS' recent ruling in U.S. v. King. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Controversial court ruling produces more questions than answers"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reported May 21st in a story beginning:INDIANAPOLIS | In his 36 years of working...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - AG Zoeller supports rehearing in Fourth Amendment case

Indiana Attorney General Zoeller has just issued this press release:INDIANAPOLIS – Today Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he supports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in Charlie White case [Updated]

In an order in Charlie White, et al. v. Indiana Democratic Party, which was just posted but has a filing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Indiana State Bar Association releases statement on Barnes decision

The ISBA, the single largest legal organization in the state, with more than 12,000 members, has just released this statementINDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Rarely has outrage come from both the liberal and conservative camps attacking a single decision of a supreme court, but Indiana has managed to achieve the previously unthinkable"

That is a quote from this column today by Mark Kiesling, a columnist at The Times of Northwest Indiana, about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Trial Rule 53.1 motion granted in Vigo case

Updating yesterday's entry, the Supreme Court has now posted an order granting a second TR 53.1 against the same judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Three disciplinary orders posted

Here are some quotes from the three orders:In the Matter of Marietto V. Massillamany - Based on an incident on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Rally against Barnes ruling may be held May 25th [Updated]

From Charles Wilson of the AP, this long story this afternoon headed "Ind. court decision on illegal police entry sparks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Outrage leading to action against Ind. Supreme Court ruling"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports today in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana state senator troubled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court rules Tyrus Coleman's sentence for shooting OK"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Tyrus D. Coleman v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts decision in golf ball injury case

In Cassie E. Pfenning v. Joseph Lineman, et al., a 23-page, 5-0 opinion posted within the hour, Justice Dickson writes:Cassie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Trial Rule 53.1 motion granted in Vigo case

In State of Indiana ex rel. Brandon McIntosh v. The Vigo Superior Court, et al., a 2-page ruling, the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In Tyrus D. Coleman v. State of Indiana, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this opinion we discuss among...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Editorials today on Supreme Court's decision in Barnes

Updating this ILB entry posted a few minutes ago, here are two editorials from Indiana newspapers on the ruling:"Justices discard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Attorney will appeal ruling that Hoosiers have no right to resist illegal police entry"

The Supreme Court's decision last week in Richard L. Barnes v. State of Indiana, about which much has been written...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Weekly Standard pans last week's Barnes ruling

Here it is, from the Weekly Standard blog. The article, by Jeffrey H. Anderson, concludes:Some have wondered how committed Daniels...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more "Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home"

Last week's 3-2 Supreme Court decision in Richard L. Barnes v. State of Indiana (most recent ILB post here) has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Courts - "U.S. courts say casinos have no 'duty of care' responsibility to halt compulsive gamblers from playing"

This lengthy article today by John Mangels of the Cleveland Plain Dealer references, among others, two Indiana decisions, Williams v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More "Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home"

Yesterday's 3-2 Supreme Court decision in Richard L. Barnes v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home"

Dan Carden reports in the NWI Times on yesterday's 3-2 Supreme Court decision in Richard L. Barnes v. State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts a second opinion this afternoon

In Richard L. Barnes v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 3-2 opinion (with the same two dissenters as in 2...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In State ex rel. Gregory F. Zoeller v. Aisin USA Manufacturing, Inc., a 16-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The Attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana justices uphold 'no-knock' warrants"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the two Supreme Court opinions, and this NWI Times report, Mark Kiesling, columnist for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Court: Police serving warrant may enter without knocking if circumstances justify it"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times has posted this story about today's Supreme Court rulings in Lacey and Wilkins. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Transfer improvidently changed in Peete v. State [Corrected]

The Supreme Court, in an order filed yesterday in the case of Tonya Peete v. State, ruled:By order dated April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Homeowners' Lose Sewer Suit Against City

This Oct. 28, 2010 ILB entry reported that the Supreme Court that day had heard oral argument in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Three opinions today from the Supreme Court

In Damion J. Wilkins v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Facing charges of Unlawful Possession of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In Joshua Konopasek v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice David writes:At a bench trial, the defendant made...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Lawyer suspended in 2008 sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing from the trust fund accounts of 23 clients

This Feb. 4, 2011 ILB entry quotes a story about Mr. Patterson's sentencing. Today this Supreme Court order, dated April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court decides civil forfeiture case

Wednesday's decision by the Supreme Court in Martin Serrano v. State of Indiana and the City of Fort Wayne (earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 29, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides civil forfeiture case

In Martin Serrano v. State of Indiana and the City of Fort Wayne, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, the Court reverses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: "Should those jailed for minor crimes have voting rights?"

Following up on its long story last Thursday on the oral argument that day in the case of David Snyder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 25, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court grants immediate review in Lake County election case

Updating this ILB entry from April 21st, Pete Nickeas of the NWI Times had this report....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Another Supreme Court opinion today

In Bradley J. Love v. Robert Rehfus, et al., a 26-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A township fire chief terminated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds that the NCAA's ticket-distribution plan does not constitute a lottery under IC 35-45-5-3

Recall this Nov. 4, 2010 ILB entry, which reported that late in October, 2010, our Supreme Court had accepted a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Edward Dawson v. State of Indiana, a 2-page, 5-0 per curiam opinion, the Court concludes:A threshold question in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - A teaching moment: "Non-refundable" fees [Updated three times now]

On Feb. 14, 2011, the ILB posted the Supreme Court's Feb. 11th disciplinary ruling: In the Matter of Heather McClure...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "Greenwood annexation timing creates ripples: It may not happen in time for new residents to vote, run for office"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 10, 2011, Diana Penner of the Indianapolis Star reports today:A judge has put the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Debra L. Walker v. David M. Pullen, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:David Pullen sought damages for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one late this afternoon

In David K. Murphy v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, 5-0 opinion by Justice Sullivan, the Court concludes:We agree with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Lawyer suspended 30 days for a sexual relationship with the client

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, a reader sends along an article from the ABA Journal indicating that sex with clients is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Lawyer suspended 30 days for a sexual relationship with the client

See In the Matter of: Stephen A. Pugliese, filed Feb. 21, 2011, and posted online this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts certifed question on election issue

In a 2-page order filed Feb. 21, 2011 and posted online today, captioned David R. Snyder v. J. Bradley King,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Jason D. Miller v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, per curiam opinion, the Court grants transfer "to address the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court sets date for Judge Young's 30-day suspension

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14th, WISH TV reminds us this morning that this is the day Judge Young...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts resignation from the bar of Ernest M. Beal, Jr.

In the Matter of Ernest M. Beal, Jr. was filed Feb. 10, 2010 but apparently just posted today. Two earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court today grants transfer and adopts 9/16/2010 COA opinion [Updated]

The case is M.W. v. A.W. - here is the 2-page, 5-0 Supreme Court order, dated today. Here is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court issues two opinions today

In Richard Joslyn v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Today we address the importance of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court sets date for Judge Young's 30-day suspension

In an "Order Accepting Agreed Discipline" filed Nov. 23, 2010 (ILB entry here), the Supreme Court ruled:William E. Young will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issued a second disciplinary ruling Friday

In addition to the Rocchio ruling, summarized here last Friday, the Court issued a second disciplinary opinion later in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues "must read" disciplinary opinion

In the Matter of Patrick K. Rocchio is a 9-page, 4-1 per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary matter. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Killbuck Concerned Citizens Association v. J.M. Corporation and Ralph Reed, a 6-page, 5-0 decision, Justice Sullivan writes:In 1981, Madison...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Greenwood annexation timing creates ripples: It may not happen in time for new residents to vote, run for office"

This long story today by Diana Penner of the Indianapolis Star includes:The Indiana Supreme Court's resolution last week of an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one this afternoon

In Noe Romo v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In the defendant's trial on three counts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one this morning

In Indiana Dept. of State Revenue v. Belterra Resort Indiana, LLC, a 4-page opinion on a petition for rehearing, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme court answers certified question from the SD Indiana

In a 7-page, 5-0 ruling issued this afternoon in Green v. Ford Motor Company, Justice Dickson writes:The United States District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In Mariea L. Best v. Russell C. Best, a 6-page, 3-1 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In its resolution of intensely litigated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court reaches decision on Bargersville annexation dispute [Updated]

Updating yesterday's ILB entry reporting that the Supreme Court had split 2-2 in the Bargersville annexation dispute and so the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reaches decision on Bargersville annexation dispute

On Jan. 20, 2011 the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of City of Greenwood v. Town...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - An update on the Indiana statute and the federal sex offender act (SORNA)

The ILB had a very long entry on July 10, 2010 that was headed "Judges agree that the attorney general’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

In Fredrick Michael Baer v. State of Indiana, a 37-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A jury found Fredrick Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Order to clarify the operation of Appellate Rules 25(B) and 25(C) as they relate to determining the due date of a Rule 34(D) motion

The Supreme Court filed this 2-page order Jan. 14, 2010,in In re the Marriage of Bir. The relevant paragraph:Per Appellant’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 17, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - What does it mean to be suspended without automatic reinstatement?

In a number of disciplinary opinions, the Supreme Court uses the phrase "This Court suspends Petitioner for (specific period) without...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - A Supreme Court Order re a potential rehearing in Hopper

The ILB has received a copy of this Jan. 10, 2011 Order in the case of David Hopper v. State,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules Maryland law applies in environmental insurance case

In National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA., et al. v. Standard Fusee Corp., an 11-page, 5-0 opinion in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court reverses guilty but mentally ill decision

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 22, 2010, and this followup from Dec. 26, 2010, today Sophia Voravong of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends attorney for improper ex parte communication with a judge

In the Matter of Jane G. Cotton is an 8-page, 4-1, per curiam decision. Some quotes:We find that Respondent, Jane...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court reverses guilty but mentally ill decision

Updating this Dec. 22, 2010 ILB entry on the Court's decision that day in Gregory L. Galloway v. State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reverses guilty but mentally ill decision

In its January 26, 2010 opinion in Gregory Galloway v. State of Indiana, the COA concluded:Appellant-defendant Gregory L. Galloway appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Not everyone is happy with our Supreme Court's unauthorized practice decision

Updating earlier entries (the latest from Oct. 7, 2010) re the Supreme Court's April 14, 2010 opinion finding that "United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Attorney suspended for 30 days without automatic reinstatement

In the Matter of Daniel C. McCarthy is a 2-page disciplinary opinion dated Dec. 21, 2010. From the order:The hearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Andres Sanchez v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice David writes:Andres Sanchez received consecutive enhanced sentences for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, so far

In Anthony D. Delarosa v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion in a direct appeal, the first opinion we've...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues disciplinary order today

In the Matter of Stephen A. KRAY is a 2-page order:Stipulated Facts: A client retained Respondent to represent her in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Well, we have another opinion from the Supreme Court

Friday afternoon, Dec. 17th, at 3:57 pm, this 5-0 opinion denying a petition for rehearing in Sheehan Construction Company v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Well, we have another opinion from the Supreme Court

In Sheehan Construction Company v. Continental Casualty, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion on a petition for rehearing, Justice Rucker writes:Indiana Insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues another awaited ruling

In Indiana High School Athletic Association v. Jasmine S. Watson, a case about which the ILB has had a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Adoption of L.D.; A.B. and N.E. v. Jo.D. and Ja.D., an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A court approved...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two opinions today

In Joshua G. Nicoson v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 3-2 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant Joshua Nicoson committed confinement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court reversed an appellate court ruling that increased 36-year-old Jeffrey A. Akard's sentence from 93 years to 118 years"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in Jeffrey E. Akard v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here )is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion late today

In Jeffrey E. Akard v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Although the defendant's raising of sentence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Another attorney disciplined

The ruling, In the Matter of Hiroaki Nishikawara, dated Dec. 3, 2010, was posted on the Court's website yesterday. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Dannie Ray Runyon v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 4-1 opinion posted late this afternoon, Justice Dickson writes:This appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues orders Nov. 30 suspending three attorneys

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 5, 2010, Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports today under the heading "Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues orders Nov. 30 suspending three attorneys

In the Matter of Kurt F. Pantzer, III is a 3-page order. The Court suspended Respondent from the practice of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 05, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme court hears arguments in Brown County fire district case [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today on yesterday's oral argument, it appears that we already have a result....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues rare, flat-out disbarment

The decision is In the Matter of William J. Rawls, a 7-page, 5-0 per curiam opinion. From the opinion:We find...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Interesting Supreme Court disciplinary ruling

In a disciplinary order issued Oct. 25, 2010, In the Matter of Thomas W. Belleperche, the Court details the requirements...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion late today

In TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc., and Ford Motor Company v. Sally J. Moore, et al., a 31-page, 4-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Not everyone is happy with our Supreme Court's unauthorized practice decision

Updating this ILB entry from April 22, 2010, in fact United Financial Systems was so unhappy with the decision in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "After Client Adoption Files Blow Into Public View, Court Reprimands Attorney" [Updated]

The Indiana Supreme Court disciplinary ruling in In the Matter of Steven C. Litz (ILB summary here, 2nd case) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court sees no problem with drug searches of any car parked in a public lot"

That is the headline to a story today in The Newspaper.com ("A journal of the politics of driving"), referencing the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Newton County prosecutor reprimanded for lapsed license"

The Sept. 30, 2010 Supreme Court disciplinary ruling, In the Matter of James E. Barce, is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More opinions from Supreme Court

According to this press release, Justice Boehm stepped down from the Supreme Court, effective Sept. 30, 2010. But here are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Second decision today from the Supreme Court

In Indiana Department of State Revenue v. Belterra Resort Indiana, LLC, an 11-page, 3-2 opinion. Justice Rucker writes:In this opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of I.A.; J.H. v. IDCS, a 14-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The trial court terminated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - A number of notable disciplinary decisions in the past week

A number of notable disciplinary decisions in the past week: In the Matter of Steven F. Fillenwarth - a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on the Supreme Court's two casino rulings last week [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 30, 2010, which presents summaries of the Supreme Court's opinions on that date in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 04, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Yet another Supreme Court opinion: J. Boehm cleaning off desk

In State v. James. S. Hobbs, IV, an 8-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:The defendant was arrested at a public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts several eagerly anticipated opinions

In Thomas P. Donovan v. Grant Victoria Casino & Resort, L.P., a 13-page, 3-1-0 opinion, the Court holds that casinos...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Another opinion today from Supreme Court

In James A. Carr v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Appealing his conviction for Murder, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three today, so far -- wait, there is another

In Efren R. Diaz v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:As courts continue to deal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In David Hopper v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 3-2 opinion filed late this afternoon, Justice Boehm writes for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana couple fights to keep child raised since birth"

This order issued by the Supreme Court, dated Sept. 21, 2010, in State of Indiana ex rel. J.V. and C.V....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two opinions today from the Supreme Court

In Rosalyn West v. Betty Wadlington,et al., a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this opinion we determine that a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Clerk bypasses board to expand early voting: Election Board earlier rejected satellite locations in 2-1 vote"

Bill Ruthhart reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Marion County voters will have two new places where they can cast early...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on today's Supreme Court decision on right to appellate counsel in termination proceedings

For the implications of the Supreme Court decision today in Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of I.B.; M.L. v. IDCS (see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues second opinion today

In Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of I.B.; M.L. v. IDCS, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Following termination of an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Koenig v. State, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Max Koenig was convicted of dealing in a schedule...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court splits on attorney fees disciplinary case

In In the Matter of Kenneth E. Lauter, a 6-page, 3-2 per curiam opinion, the Court writes:We find that Respondent,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court clarifies its mandate to City of East Chicago

In Foundations of East Chicago v. City of East Chicago, a 3-page, 5-0 ruling on a petition for rehearing, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

In Lyn Leone, et al. v. Commissioner, BMV, a 24-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The Bureau of Motor Vehicles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In Matter of the Estate of Harry L. Rickert, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:A holder of a power...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one disciplinary opinion today

In the Matter of Anonymous is a 5-page, per curiam opinion. Some quotes:The Court approves the agreement and finds that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Eads and Atterholt v. Community Hospital, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:A patient was injured leaving the hospital...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in Lamar Advertising appeal

In Lamar Advertising v. View Advertising and INDOT, a 2-page order filed August 30, 2010, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on long-pending challenge to FSSA to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for transportation expenses

The Supreme Court issued a per curiam decision in a long outstanding appeal late this afternoon. Oral arguments were held...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one disciplinary opinion

From In the Matter of: Anonymous, a 6-page, per curiam opinion:We find that Respondent engaged in attorney misconduct by improperly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - Yet another post-Wallace lawsuit, required to enforce Supreme Court's ruling

A story today by Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times begins:VALPARAISO | Portage resident Terry Hough admits up front he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two recent Supreme Court rulings

In a 2-page Order filed July 27, 2010, Acting CJ Dickson writes:Pursuant to Indiana Appellate Rule 64, the United States...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: In the Matter of Curtis E. Shirley

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, re the disciplinary action taken by the Supreme Court against Curtis Shirley, Bruce C....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - In the Matter of Curtis E. Shirley

One of the 34 applicants for the Indiana Supreme Court last month, Curtis E. Shirley, had disciplinry charges pending against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court posts a number of disciplinary rulings today

Updating this ILB entry from August 4, 2010, two of the disciplinary actions I featured are the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts a number of disciplinary rulings today

The Supreme Court posted a number of disciplinary rulings today in addition to the Beal suspension order quoted in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - "David Camm case gets special judge for third triple-murder trial"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, today Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal has a full report. Some quotes:The Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Special judge appointed in Camm case"

Janelle MacDonald of WAVE, Louisville, has reported at 1:29 PM:The Indiana Supreme Court has officially removed Warrick County Superior Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judges agree that the attorney general’s office’s insistence on intervening in so many of these cases continues to cause headaches and confusion for all involved"

That is a quote from a long, must-read story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Steven W. Everling v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion issued late this afternoon, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 08, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Singling out a budget provision"

That is the headline to a front-page item in this week's issue of Indiana Legislative Insight, reprinted here with permission:Court:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court [Make that 2 Today]

In Che B. Carter v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Che B. Carter has sought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Court issues five more opinions this afternoon

In Subhen Ghosh v. Indiana State Ethics Commission and Office of the Inspector General, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Coverage of Voter ID ruling today [Updated]

Re the opinion issued earlier today (ILB summary here), Deanna Martin and Charles Wilson of the AP have this story....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Ruling on Voter ID? Yes, here it is.

Abdul Hakim Shabazz has just posted:I just word the Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s Voter ID is constitutional....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "That was fast: Ind. Supreme Court issues library appeal opinion today"

At Justice Watch, a blog by Indianapolis Star reporter Jon Murray posted this long, worth-reading entry a few minutes ago....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts three more opinions today

First, here is the library case mentioned in this post yesterday. In Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library v. Charlier Clark &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two opinions this morning from the Supreme Court

In Andre Peoples v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant Andre Peoples pled guilty in 2008...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court answers certified question

In Sylvia B. Piven, et al. v. ITT Corporation, Inc. , issued this afternoon, a 10-page, 4-0 opinion on a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

And it is not one that was listed in this ILB entry earlier today. This case was argued less than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Supreme Court opinions which may be decided before July 1

The U.S. Supreme Court is ending its term today. Four opinions are expected. Generally, Supreme Court opinions do not hold...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court dismisses transfer petition because opinion not adverse to petitioner

In Matter of Termination of Parent -Child Relationship of A.k., A.S. and O.K. v. IDCS, a 2-page Order Dismissing Transfer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two this afternoon

Curtis Outlaw v. State of Indiana is a 2-page per curiam opinion that is quicker to read than to quote....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One (so far) today from the Supreme Court

In Indiana Patient's Compensation Fund v. Gary Patrick, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A father brought a claim under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Court says Nemeth can't mandate all probate court spending"

The Supreme Court's decision today in In the Matter of Mandate of Funds; St. Joseph County Commissioners and St. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court agrees with hearing officer that attorney who cited vacated opinion did not engage in professional misconduct

In In re Jack Rogers, a published judgment in favor of respondent, dated June 21, 2010 and posted this afternoon,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues opinion in St. Joe. judicial mandate case

In In the Matter of Mandate of Funds; St. Joseph County Commissioners and St. Joseph County Council v. The Hon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Court says Mittal didn't defame worker"

The Supreme Court's June 17th decision in Christine Dugan v. Mittal Steel, USA, Inc., et al. (ILB summary here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order denying mandamus petition

The 6/18/10 order is State ex rel William and Dalia Wendt v. Indiana Tax Court. The order denies relators' petition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2010

ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts June 17th opinion

In Christine Dugan v. Mittal Steel, USA, Inc., et al. , an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - Ringtone fails to interrupt Supreme Court oral argument

If you have watched the Court's third oral argument today, In the Matter of I.B., you will notice a cell...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Courts - SCOTUS issues opinions today

Watching SCOTUSblog as the opinions are handed down this morning. Of interest:Schwab v. Reillly - "The Court holds that a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana court sets rules for use of tests in sentencing"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Anthony Malenchik v. State of Indiana (ILB entry here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

Malenchik, the case involving the validity of the use of tests in sentencing, is decided today. Here is a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Indiana confrontation clause case being considered for cert by SCOTUS at the conference tomorrow

From this just posted "Petitions to Watch | Conference of 6.10.10" entry in SCOTUSblog, about 2/3 of the way down...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

Here was the writeup on the Court's Nov. 23, 2009 oral argument calendar:Walker Whatley v. State of Indiana - A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

Inbd. Decisions - "State justices slam traffic judge's handling of case that landed woman in jail"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of Christian Hollinsworth v. State of Indiana [Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 13,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 04, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two this afternoon

In Christian Hollinsworth v. State of Indiana [Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 13, Judge William Young ], a 3-page, 4-1...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two unemployment compensation decisions late this afternoon

In John D. Giovanoni, II v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development, a 9-page, 2-opinion decision, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Thomas A. Neu, Elizabeth A. Neu, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Brett Gibson, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Transfer in certified phlebotomist "loophole" case ruled "improvidently granted"

Supreme Court oral argument in the case of Roger Brown v. State was held Jan. 14, 2010. The posted description:At...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In The Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Jerry Jarrells, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:The Worker’s Compensation Act...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Desmond Davidson v. State, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion in a case decided without oral argument, Justice Dickson writes:Contrasting opinions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on "East Chicago can ask for changes in casino money distribution"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday in the case of Foundations of East Chicago v. City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Gabino Gonzalez v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that a defendant’s statements made...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "East Chicago can ask for changes in casino money distribution"

Yesterday's Supreme Court opinion in the case of Foundations of East Chicago v. City of East Chicago, et al. (ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

The ILB has had a number of entries about this case -- for background, start with this one from Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts opinion this afternoon

In Chawknee Caruthers v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0, just-posted (3:10 PM) opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Chawknee Caruthers shot...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one late today

Larry D. Storie v. Randy's Auto Sales, LLC v. St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company -- This is on a certified...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "High court rejects Van Orden appeal"

Among the transfers denied by the Supreme Court on the list posted Monday (ILB entry here) was the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Attorney disciplined for comments made after enduring harassing phone calls to her home

Access the unanimous May 7, 2010 order of the Supreme Court here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one this afternoon

In Garelick & Glazier Cohen, et al. v. Pam Statom, a 12-page, 3-2 opinion filed late this afternoon, Justice Boehm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 06, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court posts one today

In Clint Beldon v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The trial court used the same prior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court Sides With Insureds in Farm Liability Dispute"

The Supreme Court's decision April 29th in the case of Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Company v. Rick Taylor and Katrina...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Another opinion today from the Supreme Court

In Paternity of N.P.; R.P. v. L.S., a 10-page, 4-1 decision, Justice Rucker writes for the majority:In this opinion we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2010

Ind. Decisoins - One today from the Supreme Court

In Julie Gardiner v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this case of first impression we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Company v. Rick Taylor and Katrina Taylor, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Rick and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one this afternoon

In Gary Dennis Jackson v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:The trial court declared a mistrial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Not everyone is happy with our Supreme Court's unauthorized practice decision

The Supreme Court decision April 14, 2010 in the case of State ex Rel. Indiana State Bar Association v. United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court: Inverse Condemnation Remedy Exclusive When Government Seizes Land Without Condemnation "

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Gloria A. Murray, et al. v. The City of Lawrenceburg, et al. (ILB summary here)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Gloria A. Murray, et al. v. The City of Lawrenceburg, et al., an 8-page, 5-0 opinion on an interlocutory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Chesterton lawyer hit with reprimand"

Teresa Auch Schultz has this story in today's Gary Post Tribune:A Chesterton lawyer is being publicly reprimanded by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts another today

In Jimmie C. Smith v. Champion Trucking Company, Inc., a 9-page, 5-0 opinion in an appeal where the Trial Lawyers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today (so far ...)

In David A. Shotts v. State of Indiana, an 11-page opinion, Justice Boehm writes:David Shotts was arrested in Indiana by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts a second decision today, this one on unauthorized practice of law

Inn State ex Rel. Indiana State Bar Association v. United Financial Systems Corporation, et al., a 17-page per curiam opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One opinion today from the Supreme Court

In Robert E. Carter, Jr., et al. (IDNR) v. Nugent Sand Co., et al., an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two opinions issued today by Supreme Court

In Jeffrey Treadway v. State of Indiana, a 27-page, 5-0 opinion, Justuce Rucker writes:After a trial by jury Jeffrey Treadway...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disbars South Bend attorney

In the Matter of Rodney P. Sniadecki, a per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary action, issued today, is unusal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In the Matter of the Hon. David A. Moreland, Judge of the Bicknell City Court is a 3-page, per curiam...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court rules no additional criminal behavior needed for a search of person on probation"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of State of Indiana v. Allan M. Schlechty (see ILB summary here)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two recent orders of the Supreme Court

On March 10, 2010 the Supreme Court granted transfer to a NFP COA opinion from April 30, 2009, Michael Francis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reverses fourth amendment decision

In State of Indiana v. Allan M. Schlechty, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:We conclude that a warrantless search...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on "Supreme Court steps into player eligibility dispute"

Updating this ILB entry from March 18, 2010, Columnist Hillary Smith of the NWI Times has a column today headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 22, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court steps into player eligibility dispute"

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case of Indiana High School Athletic Association v. Jasmine S. Watson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends LaPorte County judge

In this Feb. 19, 2010 entry, the ILB quoted the Herald-Argus report that:Suspended La Porte Superior Court 3 Judge Jennifer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Kevin S. Varner v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:When the five-member Parole Board denied...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court won't consider French appeal"

As listed on p, 2 of the Clerk's transfer list for the week ending March 5, 2010, the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Eric P. Sibbing v. Amanda N. Cave, a 15-page, 5-0 opinion (with a separate concurring opinion), Justice Dickson writes:Following...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Ind. Decisons - Supreme Court decides one this afternoon

In Andrew King v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Having granted transfer to resolve a conflict...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ind. Law - Bill with "Wallace language" passes 2nd House

Updating this long ILB entry from Feb. 23rd, which suggested that the new language proposed by the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "High court overturns South Bend cocaine-near-school conviction"

The Supreme Court's decision Feb. 23rd in the case of Reynaldo A. Griffin v. State (ILB summary here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Washington Township Fire Dept. v. Beltway Surgery Center, a 3-page, per curiam opinion, the Court writes:The Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today on the meaning of "briefly" in "certain drug offenses in, on, or within 1,000 feet of school property"

In Reynaldo A. Griffin v. State, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:For persons charged with committing certain drug offenses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ind. Law - "Study committee to address ‘sexting’; "Wallace" language added to bill

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:The issue of young people sending sexually explicit photos of themselves and others via...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court ruling on county case could establish precedent"

The Jan. 28, 2010 Supreme Court decision in the case of Bules v. Marshall County (see ILB summary here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Disarray compounds in the post-Wallace world

The ILB has two entries today that referenced the Supreme Court's April 2009 decision in Wallace v. State denying ex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court issues writ re Clark Circuit Judge Daniel E. Moore

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 12, 2009, about a 4-1 Dec. 7th Permanent Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Law - (1) 'Sexting' bill headed for study; (2) Procedure for resolving 'Wallace' issues discussed [Updated]

Jon Seidel of the Gary Post-Tribune has very interesting coverage of yesterday's House Judiciary Committee meeting: Sexting. First, the House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "5-Year-Old At Center Of Adoption Court Battle: Biological Mother Fights To Regain Custody"

The Supreme Court's April 24, 2009 decision in the case of Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of G.Y.; R.Y. v. IDCS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Re "Supreme Court's ruling in Wallace v. State has thrown the state and local sex offender registries into disarray" - What might be done?

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 4, 2010, in conjunction with this one from Jan. 26, 2010, the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still continuing with: Supreme Court's ruling in Wallace v. State has thrown the state and local sex offender registries into disarray

For background, start with this ILB entry from Jan. 26, 2010. Jeff Wiehe of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 04, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Gina Johnson v. Robert Johnson, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:In the course of settling their dissolution,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one yesterday

In Robert Bules and Brian Bules v. Marshall County and Marshall County Highway Dept., a 7-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Boehm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Continuing with: Supreme Court's ruling in Wallace v. State has thrown the state and local sex offender registries into disarray

In this long ILB entry from Jan. 9, 2010, I linked to the complaint filed by the the Indiana ACLU...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Fortson v State, an 11-page opinion, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Defendant was spotted driving a stolen pick-up truck within...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Environment - Asian carp plea denied by SCOTUS

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSBlog reported here, shortly after 10:00 AM:The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to order emergency measures sought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In State of Indiana v. Michael Haldeman/ Rachel Lawson, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Each of these two consolidated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 15, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court's ruling in Wallace v. State has thrown the state and local sex offender registries into disarray

Updatng this ILB entry from yesterday, Jan. 8th, about the Indiana Supreme Court's April 2009 decision in Wallace v. State,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court suspends Spencer lawyer"

Laura Lane reported yesterday ($$) in the Bloomington Herald-Tribune:Spencer attorney Paul Watts will not be practicing law for 120 days...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court's ruling in Wallace v. State has thrown the state and local sex offender registries into disarray

Jeff Wiehe and Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette have an important story today, one that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 08, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides another ex post facto challenge to sex offender law requirements

In Gary M. Hevner v. State, filed late this afternoon, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, the Supreme Court concludes: "Because of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Monday, January 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Looking back on "Flying J plans can proceed after high court ruling"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 27, 2009, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long editorial today, headed "Futile...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 04, 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Flying J plans can proceed after high court ruling"

Updating a long list of ILB entries, including most recently this one from Dec. 23rd, Amanda Iacone has this report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

Thomas A. Armfield v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:This case requires us to resolve the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Babes Showclub, Jaba, Inc. and James B. Altman v. Patrick Lair and Lisa Lair, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court issues writ re Clark Circuit Judge Daniel E. Moore

A story by Matt Thacker of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune dated Dec. 11th gives some background to this ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues Attorney Discipline Action

In the Matter of Jeffrey S. Rasley and, In the Matter of David M. Wood is an 8-page, 5-0, per...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court affirms Wilkes' death sentence"

Lydia X. McCoy of the Evansville Courier & Press reports on the Supreme Court opinion issued this morning in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Danny Ray Wilkes v. State of Indiana, a 24-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:In this direct appeal, Daniel Wilkes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court issues writ re Clark Circuit Judge Daniel E. Moore

Here is the 4-1 Dec. 7th Permanent Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition issued in State of Indiana ex rel. Crain...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Cornelius Cooper v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The trial court revoked the defendant’s probation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Otho L. Lafayette V. State, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant Otho Lafayette was convicted of rape based...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "State Supreme Court upholds a December 2007 wrongful death verdict against Clay Community School Corporation"

The Indiana Supreme Court decision Nov. 30th in the case of Clay City Consolidated School Corp. v. Ronna Timberman and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Brennen Baker and Moisture Management v. Tremco Inc., and Rick Gibson, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two more opinions late today

In Ava McSwane, et al v. Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare System and Jean M. Eelma, M.D., an11-page, split (see below)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Clay City Consolidated School Corp. v. Ronna Timberman and John Pipes, II, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writesFollowing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies rehearing in David Camm case [Updated]

Here is the complete text of the Order:Appellee's Petition For Rehearing is DENIED this 30th day of November, 2009. Dickson,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 30, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order accepting certified question re corporation directors

In a 2-page order dated Nov. 24, 2009, in In re ITT Corporation Derivative Litigation, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Pursuant to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides aspect of Inlow estate dispute [Updated]

In the Matter of the Estate of Lawrence W. Inlow; Anita Inlow v. Jason L. Inlow, Heather N. Johnson, Jeremy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Sex offender registry [may be] reduced by 1/3" [Updated]

The ILB had this lengthy entry on Nov. 11, 2009, about the Indiana Supreme Court decision in Richard P. Wallace...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court weighing use of tests in sentencing

A decision is pending in the case of Malenchik v. State, which was argued before the Supreme Court on Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In State of Indiana ex rel. Adrian D. Kirtz v. The Delaware Circuit Court No. 5 and the Hon. Thomas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Supreme Court Hears $125,000 Gambling Debt Case: Woman Claims Casino Knew About Addiction"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Nov. 12, the Louisville Courier Journal today has a 10-picture photo gallery of yesterday's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court Hears $125,000 Gambling Debt Case: Woman Claims Casino Knew About Addiction" [Updated]

Indy 6 News has the first story I've seen on the oral argument this morning before the Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Sex offender registry [may be] reduced by 1/3"

So reported Megan Stembol of WANE Fort Wayne in this story yesterday. Some quotes:ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - A landmark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: Interesting disciplinary decision filed Nov. 3rd by the Supreme Court

On Nov. 5th, the ILB posted this entry about a public reprimand issued by the Supreme Court in In the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Anthony J. Wallingford suspended from Indiana practice

Here is a long list of ILB entries on :New Albany attorney Anthony Wallingford, who on Aug. 9, 2008 pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 06, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ind. Courts - Interesting disciplinary decision filed Nov. 3rd by the Supreme Court

Although they are public documents and are all available online here at "Orders and Opinions Regarding Final Resolution in Attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Courts - State of Indiana co-authors amicus brief in Melendez-Diaz challenge

From a press release issued yesterday:INDIANAPOLIS -- Following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that abruptly required crime-lab...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Kohlmeyer v. Second Injury Fund, a 7-page, 5-0 decision, Justice Dickson writes:Indiana's statutory worker's compensation scheme enables certain totally...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court sets Dec. 11, 2009 as execution date for Matthew Eric Wrinkles [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from August 13, 2008, headed "7th Circuit rules in Indiana case where defendant wore stun-belt throughout...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - What happens when a case is settled after transfer is granted? [Updated]

The answer is in this Supreme Court "Order Dismissing Appeal and Vacating Oral Argument Setting," file-stamped Oct. 28, 2009. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Ezra Bradshaw v. Gary Chandler and Affirmative Insurance Company, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A provision of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Rudrappa Gunashekar and Jayashree Gunashekar v. Kay Grose d/b/a America's Affordable Housing, J & K Mfg., an 8-page, 4-1...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Briefs in Foundations of East Chicago v. City of East Chicago and the Attorney General of Indiana

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 22, and this one from June 29th, here is what we have now: Brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Charles Rivers v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 4-1 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A jury found appellant Charles Rivers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Courts - SCOTUS rejects 7th Circuit ruling re Joseph Corcoran [Updated]

This ILB entry from Dec. 31, 2008 summarizes a 2-1, 7th Circuit opinion in Joseph E. Corcoran v. Buss (ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Indiana High Court Allows MySpace Entry As Evidence In Murder Trial"

In Thursday's Supreme Court decision in Ian J. Clark v. State, the Court wrote:One of his trial objections does pose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Indiana High Court Allows MySpace Entry As Evidence In Murder Trial" [Updated]

Updating the ILB entry from earlier today where I wrote "By my reading, there is nothing particularly newsworthy about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana High Court Allows MySpace Entry As Evidence In Murder Trial"

That is the heading of an entry today in the WSJ Law Blog. I was disappointed in the entry. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues a 2nd opinion today

In Keith Myers v. Wesley C. Leedy, a 13-page, 2-opinion decision, Justice Rucker writes:This case presents the question of whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In Ian J. Clark v. State, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion an a direct appeal from the Kosciusko Circuit Court, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court sides with Papa John's in lawsuit"

Yesterday's 3-2 opinion in the case of Thomas Williams and Sanford Kelsey v. Kelly Eugene Tharp and Papa John's U.S.A.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court Suspends Judge Accused of Theft" [Updated]

Here is the release from the Supreme Court's press office:The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended Knox County Bicknell City Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Two Lafayette sex offenders told they can go home"

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:For more than two years, Robert Rawles' bedtime routine meant leaving his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues Papa John opinion

In Thomas Williams and Sanford Kelsey v. Kelly Eugene Tharp and Papa John's U.S.A., Inc., in a 22-page, 3-2 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court accepts certified insurance question from the SD Ind.

By this Order filed Oct. 5th, 2009, the Indiana Supreme Court has accepted a certified question from the United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Suzanne Hebert Hamilton v. Richard Wayne Hamilton, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:This case involves a Florida child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues anonymous disciplinary ruling

In the Matter of: Anonymous, issued Oct. 5th, is a 4-page per curiam opinion:We find that Respondent engaged in attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court's call for amicus briefs in sentencing case answered

Updating this Sept. 24th ILB entry re the Supreme Court's call for amicus briefs in the case of Anthony Malenchik...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 05, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary ruling in Record case

The ILB has had a number of entries on Terry Record, an Indiana attorney, originally from Evansville, charged in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "N.J. man asks Indiana court to reconsider recent ruling regarding twins born to surrogate"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Tim Evans has this story today in the Indianapolis Star, headed "Twins' adoption must be redone."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 01, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "N.J. man asks Indiana court to reconsider recent ruling regarding twins born to surrogate"

Updating this ILB entry from May 9, 2009, in which the Indy Star is quoted as reporting:A New Jersey man...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court upholds conviction of South Bend molester"; some comments on Melendez-Diaz' application in Indiana

The ILB has had a number of entries on the case of Richard Pendergrass v. State of Indiana, involving the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court's call for amicus briefs in sentencing case answered

Updating this Sept. 6th ILB entry re the Supreme Court's call for amicus briefs in the case of Anthony Malenchik...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Pendergrass v. State

In Richard Pendergrass v. State of Indiana, an 18-page 3-2 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Richard Pendergrass was convicted of two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ind. Courts - Court makes a number of rule changes

In addition to new evidence rule 617, and the rewrite of the child support rules, the Supreme Court has issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary ruling in Perry case

The ILB has had a number of entries on Teresa Perry, the young Evansville attorney charged with meth-related offenses in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Man convicted in 1982 slaying to be retried"

"The wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow ..." Dave Stafford reports today in the Anderson Herald Bulletin:ANDERSON — An Anderson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court's call for amicus briefs in sentencing case answered

Re the ILB entry from earlier today, a reader writes to ask:In your posting regarding the call for Amicus briefs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In Jim and Jill Kovach v. Caligor Midwest, et al, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Judge Boehm writes:The plaintiffs allege their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court's call for amicus briefs in sentencing case answered

Anthony Malenchik v. State -- 79A02-0902-CR-133. This is a NFP opinion issued June 5th. The Supreme Court granted transfer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Certainly we haven't heard the last of: "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"

The headline to Tim Evans' story today in the Indianapolis Star is "New law lets DCS decide out-of-state placements." More...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ind. Law - "Sex offender ban gains steam"; "The Supreme Court did not provide guidance on this issue . . . by refusing to hear an appeal"

Robert Annis reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Lebanon may follow the lead of several other area municipalities in banning sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

In Mahmoud M. Basileh v. Arwa G. Alghusain, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this post-dissolution action the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one

in Robert Rovai v. Ann Marie Rovai, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Employing an arrangement relatively common to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Court's trail confusing on sex offender rights"

The Richmond Palladium-Item ran this editorial on August 30th:The Indiana Supreme Court ruled this summer that an offender who owned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 31, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Costs assessed in Hawkins/Broyles disciplinary cases

Updating earlier ILB entries, the Indianapolis Star reports today:The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered a Marion Superior Court judge and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer in Child Services expedited review

In the opinion in D.S. v. State of Indiana, issued August 10th, Judge May wrote:The Indiana Department of Child Services...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one late this afternoon

In Alvey v. State, a 7-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The decisions of the Court of Appeals are conflicting over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Indiana court lets sex offender park ban stand"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Josh Duke has this report in today's Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:An Indiana Supreme Court decision allowing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana court lets sex offender park ban stand"

Although the ILB has yet to receive, and thus post, a Clerk's Transfer List from last week or this week,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Brief filed in response to AG's July 27th petition for rehearing in David Camm case

Updating this ILB entry from August 18th, Matt Thacker of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune reports today in a lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 21, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Brief filed in response to AG's July 27th petition for rehearing in David Camm case

Updating this ILB entry from July 28, which includes a link to the AG's petition for rehearing, and this entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Suspect, families await possible third murder trial"

Updating this ILB entry from July 28th, Charles Wilson of the AP has a story today on what's next. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In State of Indiana v. Steve Hernandez, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Steve Hernandez and the State both appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Managing the electronic communication revolution in the Indiana courtroom

Updating this ILB entry from July 25th, it turns out the ILB completely missed relevant details/dicta from one recent decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Attorney General files for rehearing in Camm ruling

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is an expanded story in the Louisville Courier Journal, now reported by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Floyd County prosecutor asks for rehearing in Camm ruling

Updating this brief entry from early this morning, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal is now reporting:INDIANAPOLIS –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Floyd County prosecutor asks for rehearing in Camm ruling

So reports WLKY.com....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court will hear library renovation suit"

As noted in this July 23rd entry, the Supreme Court has granted transfer to the case of Indianapolis Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order imposing reciprocal disclipline

In In the Matter of R. Allen McCartney, a 2-page order just posted, but filed July 16th, Justice Sullivan writes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Tri-Etch, Inc., d/b/a Sonitrol Security Systems of Muncie, et al v. Cincinnati Insurance Company, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Courts - Impact of the crime lab testimony decision [Updated]

The Washington Post today has an editorial on the impact of the June 25th SCOTUS decision in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Ex-sex offender hopeful after residency ruling"

The Supreme Court decision July 1 in the case of State of Indiana v. Anthony W. Pollard (ILB summary here)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "People Forced to Appear in Court Without Interpreters, Violating Federal Law"

From the Jan. 9, 2008 Indiana Supreme Court decision in Jesus Arrieta v. State of Indiana:American courts regularly supply interpreters...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Legal filings indicate Office of Attorney General and the Indiana Gaming Commission to be somewhat at odds

The ILB has updated this June 29th entry to include additional filings documenting a "war of words" that had been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 05, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Court limits sex offender residency law"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on the Supreme Court decision June 30th in the case of State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 04, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge throws out stun belt conviction

From an ILB report April 26, 2007 on the Supreme Court opinion in the case of John Stephenson v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme court posts one from yesterday and one for today

State of Indiana v. Anthony W. Pollard is the opinion I wrote up here yesterday, although it hadn't been posted,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "What's next for David Camm? Case may not be remanded to trial court until fall"

Matt Thacker of the New Albany N & T has this story today. Some quotes:After two trials and two convictions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court won't shift casino funds to E.C."

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of East Chicago v. East Chicago Second Century, Inc. (ILB summary here),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in sex offender case

I've received this report:The following case has been granted transfer with opinion: State v. Anthony Pollard -- 05A02-0707-CR-640 -- 6/30/09...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - A second opinion today from the Supreme Court

In East Chicago v. East Chicago Second Century, Inc., a 21-page, 4-1 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:When riverboat gambling came...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One today, so far, from Supreme Court

Referring back to this June 24th ILB entry headed "Many more Indiana Supreme Court opinions expected before July 1," one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Legal filings indicate Office of Attorney General and the Indiana Gaming Commission to be somewhat at odds

Readers of Indiana Legislative Insight and Indiana Gaming Insight are aware of a "war of words" going on in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 29, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Third trial ordered for Camm"

"Another Camm trial would put strain on county’s finances" is the headline to this story today by Chris Morris of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one more case today

In Adoption of T.B.; W.G. v. D.B. & J.B., a 13-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The question presented is whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Third trial ordered for Camm"

The Supreme Court's ruling this morning in the case of David R. Camm v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides 3 today, including David Camm case

In David R. Camm v. State of Indiana , a 31-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Dickson begins:The defendant, David R. Camm,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Supreme Court rules against NIPSCO: U.S. Steel disputed the way the utility calculated electric rates"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Patrick Guinane of the NWI Times had this report Wednesday on the case:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court rules against NIPSCO: U.S. Steel disputed the way the utility calculated electric rates"

The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday in the case of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. United States Steel Corp. is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Many more Indiana Supreme Court opinions expected before July 1

The U.S. Supreme Court is ending its term and seven more opinions are expected during the next few days. Generally,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues fourth opinion today

July 1st is right around the corner. . . Today the Supreme Court issued a fourth opinion, a 6-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today

In Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. United States Steel Corp. , a 12-page, 4-1 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Northern...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - What Constitutes "Practicing Law"?

The Supreme Court on June 19th* posted a disciplinary order file-stamped and signed April 30th: In the Matter of Douglas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. court reinstates student's convictions"

The Indiana Supreme Court's decision Thursday in the case of Christopher Bailey v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Christopher Bailey v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Christopher Bailey, convicted of battery and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: Vanderburgh County judge delays Hatch Act ruling

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 9th that included this quote from the Evansville Courier & Press:The next move in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Ex-lawyer gets 2 years in deadly DUI," may serve 11 months

Updating this ILB entry from June 3rd, the Supreme Court, in a "Published order of interim suspension upon notice of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two today

In Susana Henri v. Stephen Curto, a 15-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Presenting contentions of improper conduct of jury deliberations...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "The long and contentious battle to settle Terre Haute’s 2007 mayor’s election is over"

So reads the lede today to this story by Arthur E. Foulkes in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star. The case, of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four more this afternoon

In Byron K. Breaston v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Following unrelated criminal trials, Byron Breaston...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three, including Terre Haute mayor case and CAFO case

Kevin D. Burke v. Duke Bennett, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Duke Bennett became the Mayor of Terre Haute,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Jim Atterholt, Commissioner of the Indiana Dept. of Insurance v. Geneva Herbst, Personal Rep. of the Estate of Jeffrey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 15, 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court dismisses school finance plaintiffs' arguments

Updating this ILB entry from Tuesday on the Supreme Court's decision in Bonner v. Daniels, Karen Francisco of the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 04, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Identifying the Articles of the Indiana Constitution [Updated]

Looking at today's Court of Appeals opinion (Vaughen) and its instructive footnote 2 spelling out instances when simple redaction of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court dismisses school finance plaintiffs' arguments

In Joseph and LaTanya Bonner, et al v. Mitch Daniels, et al, a 14-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The plaintiffs/appellants,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Ind. Courts - Terre Haute mayoral election dispute heard by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case of Kevin D. Burke v. Duke Bennett. Arthur E. Foulkes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 29, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Wilkes' sentence challenged: Lawyers say judge violated state law"

The case of Daniel Ray Wilkes v. State of Indiana, argued yesterday before the Supreme Court, is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules that paper / dealers' plates "must be be mounted in the same fashion as the permanent plate"

Late this afternoon the Supreme Court has filed two opinions -- today's are time-stamped 3:28 PM and 4:21 PM. They...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Supreme Court decision highlighted

The Supreme Court's May 19th decision in the case of Dennis Conwell and Frank Splittorff, d/b/a Piece of America v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one, late this afternoon [Updated]

Brandon Stanley v. Danny Walker is a 24-page opinion. The majority opinion, by Justice Sullivan, ends on p. 11. Then:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Women fired for race: Ruling says whites received far less punishment for far worse behavior"

The May 21st Supreme Court decision in the case of Filter Specialists, Inc. v. Dawn Brooks, et al (ILB summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Filter Specialists, Inc. v. Dawn Brooks, et al, a 20-page opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Dawn Brooks and Charmaine Weathers initiated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Court denies transfer and remands in posted order

In a posted Order Denying Transfer, issued May 15th, the Supreme Court has denied transfer in the case of Aleksander...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Former coach wins $200,000 verdict against Gary schools"

Reporting on yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of Gary Community School Corporation v. Tom Powell (see ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides four today, including a website business dispute, and a reading of the expungement statute

In Gary Community School Corporation v. Tom Powell, a 14-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that an employee filling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Courts weighs interests of a 9-year-old boy awaiting adoption against the parental rights of his previously incarcerated parents

Oral argument was held yesterday before the Supreme Court in the case of In re Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court issues a second opinion today

In Maggie Bush and Leonard Bush v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one this afternoon

In Estate of Margaret H. Prickett, Deceased v. Marilyn Prickett Womersley, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A woman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "N.J. man asks Indiana court to reconsider recent ruling regarding twins born to surrogate"

Updating earlier ILB entries, including this one from April 12th, Jon Murray reports today in the Indianapolis Star:A New Jersey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Disciplinary agreement relating to firm name issued by Supreme Court

The ILB doesn't report on every individual attorney disciplinary action, but In the Matter of Loomis, Grubbs, and Wray, issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 09, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

The Supreme Court today granted transfer with per curiam opinion in the case of Alexa Whedon v. State of Indiana:Alexa...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 08, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ind. Decision - Charges dismissed as a result of last week's Supreme Court decision

Anna Rochelle of the Greene County Daily World has a report today on the impact of last week's (April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Samuel Hardley v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:To address conflicting opinions from the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Court overturns sex registry conviction"

The two Supreme Court decisions (see ILB summary here) issued April 30th were the subject of a story Saturday in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 03, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Court overturns sex registry conviction"

Yesterday's two Supreme Court decisions (see ILB summary here) are the subject of an AP story today in the Chicago...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 01, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today re ex post facto challenges to the Indiana Sex Offender Registration Act

In Richard P. Wallace v. State of Indiana, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The statutes collectively referred to as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court grants transfer with opinion, applying new Appellate Rule 14.1

The April 17th Indiana Supreme Court decision in the case of In Re: T.S.; Indiana Dept. of Child Services, LaPorte...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: "Terre Haute Lawyer Arrested for Drunk Driving Again"

Updating this ILB entry from March 4, the most recent in a list of several entries, the Supreme Court has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Dreaded, Inc. v. St. Paul Guardian Ins. Co., a 5-0, 9-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Facing an environmental damage claim,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of G.Y.; R.Y. v. IDCS, a 14-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The trial court terminated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides second case today

In Bannister v. State, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A police officer on patrol ran a computer check...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court grants transfer with opinion, applying new Appellate Rule 14.1 [Updated]

Regarding the Supreme Court opinion today in the case of In Re: T.S.; Indiana Dept. of Child Services, LaPorte County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court grants transfer with opinion, applying new Appellate Rule 14.1

In In Re: T.S.; Indiana Dept. of Child Services, LaPorte County v. LaPorte County CASA, et al, a 6-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "State high court revives casino fund case"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Gregory Zoeller v. East Chicago Second Century (ILB summary here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in riverboat gambling proceeds case

In Gregory Zoeller v. East Chicago Second Century (Marion Sup.Ct. 4, Judge Bradford), a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Ind. Supreme Court orders review of adoption: N.J. man has custody of twins, now 4, born in Indy via a surrogate"

Updating this ILB entry from last Thursday, April 9th, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a long story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Property owners may want to be thinking twice about drinking and driving, even on their own land"

The Supreme Court's decision April 8th in the case of State of Indiana v. Adam L. Manuwal (see ILB summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. Supreme Court orders review of adoption: N.J. man has custody of twins, now 4, born in Indy via a surrogate"

In the Matter of the Adoption of Infants H.; Marion County Division of Indiana Dept. of Child Services, about which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two so far today

In State of Indiana v. Adam L. Manuwal, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Declining to apply statutes that prohibit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today [Updated]

The Supreme Court has granted transfer with opinion today in one case, In the Matter of the Adoption of Infants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in much-lawyered wrongful death damages case

In Butler v. Ind. Dept. Insurance (Marion Superior Ct., Judge Ayers), a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:We hold that,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Roy Lee Ward"

The Supreme Court's decision today in the case of Roy Lee Ward v. State (see ILB summary here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Roy Lee Ward v. State, a 21-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, Roy Lee Ward, appeals his death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four today

In The Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management v. Raybestos Products Co., on a petition for rehearing, Justice Boehm's opinion reads...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues another today; and a note

In Estate of Jerome Mintz v. Connecticut General Life Ins. Co. and Wayne E. Gruber, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today, on grandparents' rights [Corrected]

In the Matter of the Paternity of K.I., by Grandmother and Next Friend J.I. v. J.H. is a 13-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Ahmad Edwards v. State, on remand from SCOTUS

Here is a quote from our Supreme Court's May 17, 2007 decision in Ahmad Edwards v. State:Here we have a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court tax decision posted late today re issue preclusion

In Miller Brewing Co. v. Ind. Dept. Revenue, an 11-page, 5-0 decision, the Tax Court‟s denial of Miller's motion for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today, extending Lambert

In Todd Allen Clark v. Michelle D. Clark, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:In Lambert v. Lambert, 861 N.E.2d...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ind. Courts - "State Supreme Court rebukes Felts for DWI: Reprimand ends punishment for Circuit judge"

Rebecca S. Green's report this morning in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:The Indiana Supreme Court issued a public reprimand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ind. Courts - Judge Grant W. Hawkins receives a suspension without pay for a period of 60 days

A 27-page, 3-2 decision with four opinions, issued late this afternoon, in the case of In the Matter of: the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ind. Courts - Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Felts receives public reprimand

The 5-0, 2-page order, In the Matter of the Hon. Thomas J. Felts, concludes:Respondent and the Commission have agreed that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three opinons today

In In the Matter of R.J.G., a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that a juvenile court may order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court dismisses as moot misconduct order against Judge Chapala

In the Matter of the Hon. Walter P. Chapala, Senior Judge, issued today, is available here. A list of ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Helton oral argument reported today

The oral argument yesterday before the Supreme Court in the case of James H. Helton, Jr. v. State of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 06, 2009

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court vacates transfer grant in Gunkel case

By an order dated March 4th, the Supreme Court has ordered:By order dated January 15, 2009, the Court granted a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds that the shopping center owners are not entitled to consequential damages from street reconfigurations that affect traffic flow

In State of Indiana v. Kimco of Evansville, Inc., et al, a 14-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:In State v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today,

In In the Matter of Robert E. Lehman, a 4-page per curiam opinion in an attorney disciplinary action, the majority...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 02, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Justices weigh judge’s handling of $440,000 suit"

Yesterday's oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Rudrappa Gunashekar v. Kay Grose is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Pelley convictions upheld: Murder trial delay did not violate rule.

The Supreme Court decision yesterday in the case of Robert Jeffrey Pelley v. State (ILB summary here) is the subject...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion this morning, reversing COA's reading of Criminal Rule 4(C)

In Robert Jeffrey Pelley v. State, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion issued today, with the Court granting transfer with opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Bruce Wayne St. Clair, Jr. v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant Bruce Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Steven McCullough v. State of Indiana, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:We grant transfer and hold (1) in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 4th amendment decision appealed to SCOTUS

Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis was filed in the U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "South Bend can try to recoup clean-up costs"

Cooper Industries, LLC v. City of South Bend, handed down Jan. 22nd by our Supreme Court (see ILB entry here),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decision in South Bend Studebaker cleanup case posted

Posted by the Court late this afternoon: Cooper Industries, LLC v. City of South Bend, a 32-page, 5-0 opinion authored...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on Indiana's rental agreement deposit statute

In Stan Klotz v. Sarah Hoyt and Chrissy Kornmann, an 11-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:This landlord-tenant dispute centers on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues judiciary disciplinary ruling

In In the Matter of the Hon. Kenneth R. Scheibenberger, a 3-page, Per Curiam decision, the Court concludes:Accordingly, the Respondent,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Gary as the last plaintiff standing among more than 30 cities and states that have sued the gun industry over the past decade"

Updating the ILB entries from Jan. 12 (here and here), Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star today has an excellent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on Supreme Court gun ruling

Updating the ILB entry immediately below, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star now reports:The Indiana Supreme Court today declined to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Brady Center announces Supreme Court gun ruling

The Brady Center has issued this news release, but I can find no opinion online. At second glance, I see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 12, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Transfer sought in fire district case; recusal of Chief Justice requested

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 8, 2008, re the case of Ronald Sanders, Paul Hardin, Dallas Kelp, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Court grants transfer in one of the two insurance cases argued Jan. 8

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two insurance cases Thursday - see details here. The Court has voted to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one late today, a 3-2 ruling

In State v. Raymond Washington, Jr., an 18-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Pursuant to statutory authority, the State appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - A second Supreme Court decision today, perhaps there are others [Updated]

In Therese Newkirk, Personal Representative of the Estate of Martha O'Neal v. Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 6-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

[This case is currently erroneously listed online as a COA decision] In Randall and Marla Wagler, et al. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Court rules on robo call ban: Law applies to political messages"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of State of Indiana v. American Family Voices, Inc., Jim Gonzalez, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds the robo-call law applies to all autodialer calls, not just consumer transaction calls with commercial messages

In State of Indiana v. American Family Voices, Inc., Jim Gonzalez, et al, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Abjul K. Johnson v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:In its unpublished opinion affirming the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 22, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In State v. Charlene Davis, an 11-page, 5-0, decision, Justice Rucker writes:Today we examine the question of whether it is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In J.C.C. v. State, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:During a year’s incarceration at Boys’ School for an episode...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

Here are the two opinions mentioned earlier today in this entry. In Louis Richard Harris v. State of Indiana, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yesterday's Raybestos ruling [Updated]

The Supreme Court's opinion yesterday in the case of Indiana Department of Environmental Management v. Raybestos Products Co. (see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In State v. Michael Cozart, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:In this opinion we reaffirm that before accepting a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In The Indiana Department of Environmental Management v. Raybestos Products Co., an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ind. Courts - "State's high court hears school funding challenge"

Yesterday's oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Philip A. Bonner, et al. v. Mitch Daniels, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court on improper use of subpoena

In In re Anonymous, a disciplinary case, the Supreme Court writes in a 4-page per curiam opinion: We approve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

Each of the following cases was granted transfer with opinion. In Lloyd Overton v. Marshall Grillo, D.O., et al., an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Molesting plea can't be altered"

Tne Indiana Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Shawn E. Norris v. State of Indiana (see ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ind. Decsions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Shawn E. Norris v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Four years after his guilty plea,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Courts - Still more on: Confrontation clause case re admissibility of crime lab report

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog has posted a long analysis of the oral...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 10, 2008

Courts - More on: Confrontation clause case re admissibility of crime lab report

As the ILB noted yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing/heard oral arguments today at 1:00 PM in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 10, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ind.Courts - "Challenged absentee ballots should be set aside for later review, high court finds"

In the Indianapolis Star today, Jon Murray gives an overview of yesterday's election challenges. Some quotes:Conflicting court rulings handed down...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ind. Courts - No last word yet in Marion County early voting case?

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has granted transfer and vacated the just-issued earlier this afternoon Order of the Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 03, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Court upholds conviction in quadruple killing"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Bassett v. State (see ILB summary here) is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Stephanie Bailey v. Lewis Mann, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:The parties entered into a property settlement agreement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Bassett v. State, an 18-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Robert Bassett, Jr., appeals his four convictions for murder and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Curley Plaintiffs petition for immediate consideration by Supreme Court

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the ILB has just received this information from a reliable source: The Indiana Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ind. Courts - "E.C. developer claims feds took a pass on Second Century" [Updated]

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two different cases, City of East Chicago v. East Chicago Second Century,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Prior order granting transfer vacated in Hollars case

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 16, the Supreme Court today has issued an Order Vacating Prior Order Granting Transfer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two

Two Supreme Court decisions posted today, one of them was decided yesterday. In Larry Walden V. State, a 3-2, 14-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Roommates defend settlement before Indiana Supreme Court"

Oral arguments were heard yesterday at the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Question of whether defendant should have been granted new trial argued

The case of State of Indiana v. Shannon Hollars, argued yesterday before the Supreme Court (see ILB entry here), is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. v. United States Filter Corp., et al, a 13-page, 4-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court rules in Lake County early voting dispute [Updated]

A story in the Chicago Tribune today contains this quote:The Indiana Supreme Court is expected to rule in the coming...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court orders hundreds of pages of sealed documents in a pending case to be open and available for public inspection

Oral arguments were heard before the Supreme Court Jan. 14th in Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. United States Filter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 10, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Larry W. Newton v. State, a 5-page, 4-1 decision on a direct appeal, with four separate opinions, Judge Dickson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Courts are tending to side with faculty members who seek unemployment payments when their contracts are terminated through no fault of their own"

The Indiana Supreme Court's June 17th decision in the case of Indiana State University v. William C. LaFief and IDWD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 02, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues disciplinary ruling

In In the Matter of Kimberly O. Powell, a 5-page, Per Curiam opinion, the Court writes:Respondent's misconduct includes failing to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one opinion today

In Pinnacle Properties Development Group, LLC v.City of Jeffersonville, Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:The City of Jeffersonville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues disciplinary opinion re legal advertisements

From In the Matter of Scott A. Benkie/In the Matter of Douglas A. Crawford, a 5-page Per Curiam opinionThis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues opinion on double jeopardy issue

In Roderick Lee v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Beohm writes:Multiple convictions do not violate Indiana’s Double...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Brian Woods v. State of Indiana, a 7-page opinion, Justice Rucker writes:To reverse a trial court’s decision to exclude...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Even more on "Supreme Court hears arguments in Jeff Pelley case" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry on the oral arguments held last Thursday, Aug. 14th, in the case of Robert Jeffrey Pelley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Marla K. Young v. Timothy S. Young, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:This appeal raises several important...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Supreme Court hears arguments in Jeff Pelley case"

Updating this ILB entry from August 15, about the oral arguments Thursday in the case of Robert Jeffrey Pelley v.State,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Court Agrees to Review Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against Second Century, Inc. "

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, stories today in both region papers. Any Grimm of the Gary Post Tribune has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Supreme Court hears arguments in Jeff Pelley case"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry about oral arguments to be held that morning in the case of Robert Jeffrey Pelley v.State,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "High court ponders semantics of plea deal in Steuben sex crime"

The oral argument Thursday (see earlier ILB entry here) before the Supreme Court in the case of Bruce Wayne St....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court hears arguments in Jeff Pelley case"

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning in the case of Robert Jeffrey Pelley v.State, over whether or not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Lawyers and Employers Take The Fight to 'Workplace Bullies'"

Indiana's "workplace bullying" case, Daniel H. Raess, M.D. v. Joseph E. Doescher (ILB summary here), about which the ILB has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 04, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Anthony A. Hopkins v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Almost a decade ago, appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Ex-trustee absolved in Steuben sex assault"

The Supreme Court's opinion in Debra A. Barnett v. Camille Clark, Trustee of Pleasant Township, decided last Friday (see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - The Supreme Court has now posted two (now three) more this afternoon

Willie Eaton v. State of Indiana is an 11-page, 4-1 opinion, with a 4-page dissent. Justice Dickson writes:In this direct...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one this afternoon

In Phillip Miles v. State of Indiana, a 3-page Per Curiam opinion, the Court concludes:We grant transfer because Miles is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Physical discipline of child not abuse"

Updating this June 12th ILB entry on the Supreme Court's 4-1 decision June 10th in the case of Sophia Willis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Another Supreme Court opinion posted today

Debra A. Barnett v. Camille Clark, Trustee of Pleasant Township, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion by Justice Dickson in a case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three opinions today re trash searches

In George Membres, III v. State of Indiana, a 23-page, 3-2 opinion in a case argued 4/17/07, Justice Boehm writes:We...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues a mini-slew of new opinions late today

In addition to the opinion in Jeter (here), issued earlier, the Supreme Court has now posted five additional opinions. In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Darryl Jeter v. State, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion in a case argued 12/13/07, Justice Rucker writes:A jury found Darryl...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues a third opinion late this afternoon

In Anthony N. Stewart v. Signe L. (Stewart) Vulliet, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion (J. Sullivan concurring in result), in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Kirk Reuille v. E.E. Brandenberger Construction, Inc., a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, in a case argued 4/24/08, Chief Justice Shepard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Legal Win for Indiana Faculty Who Aren’t Renewed"

The Indiana Supreme Court's June 17th decision in the case of Indiana State University v. William C. LaFief and IDWD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 23, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court issues emergency order re handling of forfeiture cases in Muncie

The ILB has two entries in late May under the heading "McShurley vs. McKinney feud lands in Indiana Supreme Court,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues environmental ruling late this afternoon

In Pflanz v. Foster, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, in a case argued Dec. 6, 2007, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The question...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on SCOTUS decides Indiana v. Edwards

More on the opinion this morning by the U.S. Supreme Court reversing the Supreme Court of Indiana: Joan Biskupic of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS decides Indiana v. Edwards

Indiana v. Edwards (07-208) - Argued 3/26/2008. Whether States may adopt a higher standard for measuring competency to represent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts employment decision late this afternoon

In Indiana State University v. William C. LaFief and IDWD (Review Bd.), a 6-page, 3-2 opinion, argued Feb. 22, 2008,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Court hears political robo-call case"

Oral arguments were heard yesterday by the Supreme Court in the "robo-call" case, State of Indiana v. American Family Voices,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues 3 year suspension

The Supreme Court's ruling In the Matter of Douglas W. Patterson (see ILB summary from Friday) is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 3 year suspension

In the Matter of Douglas W. Patterson is a 6-page, 5-0 per curiam opinion:This matter is before the Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Local traffic stop in justices' laps"

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case of State v. Raymond Washington (see ILB preview here), and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Physical discipline of child not abuse"

Updating this ILB entry from Thursday on the Supreme Court's 4-1 decision Tuesday in the case of Sophia Willis v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Physical discipline of child not abuse"

The Supreme Court's 4-1 decision Tuesday in the case of Sophia Willis v. State of Indiana (see ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two late Tuesday

In Emma McPeek et al v. Charles McCardle, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion in an appeal argued Nov. 1, 2007, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on suspended Bloomington attorney

Updating this entry from yesterday, a reader has sent along this story from Saturday's Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$), reported by Sarah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 08, 2008

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - more on suspended Bloomington attorney

A story today in the Indianapolis Star by Will Higgins, headed "Frugal yardman’s gift to IU garden: $650K," contains a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 07, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet another decision today from the Supreme Court

In Adkins v. State, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Henry Adkins was convicted of pointing a firearm as a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues a decision today on a direct appeal

In Wayne Jewell v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this direct appeal, the defendant has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in trampoline case

In Beth Kopczynski v. David Barger, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, in a case argued Dec. 6, 2007, Justice Boehm writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. high court considers jury selection in Ward appeal"

Yesterday's oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the direct appeal case of Roy Lee Ward v. State are the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court bars Geoffrey N. Fieger from temporary admission

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the South Bend Tribune has an AP story today that begins:The Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Another Supreme Court decision today

Troy Monroe v. State of Indiana - Transfer was granted, with opinion by Justice Rucker, today in this sentencing case....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court bars Geoffrey N. Fieger from temporary admission

In the Matter of Geoffrey N. Fieger is an 8-page per curiam opinion:This matter is before the Court on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Liability in office battery argued" before Supreme Court

Niki Kelly reports today on yesterday's oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Debra Barnett v. Camille...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two late this afternoon

In Rosalio Pedraza v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant Rosalio Pedraza contends that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court hears appeal of ex-trooper's murder convictions"

Two stories now have been posted on this morning's oral arguments in the David Camm murder appeal. Bryan Corbin of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court holds that a defendant may waive the right to appellate review of his sentence as part of a written plea agreement

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of Timothy Ray Creech v. State of Indiana is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds that a defendant may waive the right to appellate review of his sentence as part of a written plea agreement

In Timothy Ray Creech v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The question here is whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. Supreme Court tosses conviction in Gary shooting"

The Supreme Court reversal May 13th in the case of Andrew Lee Watts v. State of Indiana (see ILB summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court hears arguments on retroactive broadening of sex offender-registry requirements

As noted at that end of this ILB entry from May 15th:The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments at 9:45...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three more opinions today

In Villas West II of Willowridge Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Edna McGlothin, a 15-page, 3-2 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC v. Gerald and Madeline Holmes, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:In this case the prevailing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends Bloomington lawyer

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on Tuesday's Supreme Court decision in In the Matter of David J. Colman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court justices differ on sanctions in attorney disciplinary case

In the Matter of David J. Colman is an 11-page, 3-2 (as to sanctions) Per Curiam opinion. The court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Justices overturn girl's MySpace conviction"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on the Supreme Court decision yesterday in the case of A.B. v.State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four opinions late this afternoon, including the "MySpace case"

In Querrey & Harrow, LTD, et al v. Transcontinental Insurance Co., a 5-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Addressing an issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Employers Can't Ignore Workplace Bullies"

Indiana's April 8th Supreme Court decision in the case Daniel H. Raess, M.D. v. Joseph E. Doescher (see list of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Court won't hear adult plaza case"

As the ILB noted last Friday, May 2nd:Notable transfer denials include Plaza Group Properties, LLC, et al. v. Spencer County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court declares search illegal in decision today

In Sergio Campos v. State of Indiana, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:This case involves a traffic stop resulting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules re duty of broker

In Tonda Beth Nichols v. Rex David Minnick & R. David Minnick, Inc., d/b/a Commercial Properties, an 8-page, 5-0 decision,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court holds Three Strikes Law unconstitutional

Writing about the Supreme Court decisions April 8th on the "three-strike" law (see ILB entry here), the Indianapolis Star's Jon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 21, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds Three Strikes Law unconstitutional

In Eric D. Smith v. Indiana Dept. of Correction, et al, a 15-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:In 2004, Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Jury award upheld against doctor in bullying case"

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of Daniel H. Raess, M.D. v. Joseph E. Doescher (ILB summary here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today, upholding $325,000 jury verdict in "workplace bullying" case

In Daniel H. Raess, M.D. v. Joseph E. Doescher, a 16-page, 4-1 opinion, argued Oct. 10, 2007, Justice Dickson writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Carmel can regulate mines"

The City of Carmel, Indiana v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., issued late yesterday afternoon by the Supreme Court (see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Carmel gravel mining case

In The City of Carmel, Indiana v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The City of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Ex-professor loses appeal over lawsuit"

The Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Virginia Hartman and Suzanne Swinehart v. Dr. Gabe Keri (ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "High Court Upholds Life Sentence In Child's Torture, Murder" [Updated]

Channel 6 News, Indianapolis, reports this afternoon on the Supreme Court's decision earlier today in the case of Michelle Gauvin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues a third opinion today

In Theron W. Hunter v. State, a 7-page, 4-1 opinion, in a case argued Nov. 15, 2007, Justice Dickson writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Michelle Gauvin v. State of Indiana, an 11-page, 4-1 opinion, in a case argued Nov. 14, 2007, Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "McManus returns to death row: State reverses ruling"

The ILB has a long list of entries on Paul M. McManus. The most recent quoted from this June 28,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "A madman had his day in court yesterday"

That is the lede to this comment on The Atlantic site about the oral arguments before the SCOTUS March 26th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ind. Courts - Still more on: David Camm appeal brief filed with the Supreme Court

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 13th reporting that both the appeal brief and the response had been filed with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on restitution and ability to pay

In Jeffrey Pearson v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:When a trial court orders restitution either...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Even more on: SCOTUS to hear second Indiana case

This ILB entry yesterday gave some early reaction to oral arguments heard yesterday by the SCOTUS in the Indiana case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: SCOTUS to hear second Indiana case

The SCOTUS heard oral arguments this morning in the Indiana case of Ahmad Edwards v. State. (For background, start with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds "that the exception recognized in footnote 4 of Cavinder Elevators, Inc. v. Hall, applies to permit the defendants to raise that issue on appeal"

In Homeq Servicing Corp. v. Bradley and Constance Baker, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this appeal, we address...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: SCOTUS to hear second Indiana case

Updating this lengthy ILB entry from Jan. 24th, the Indiana Supreme Court decision in the case of Ahmad Edwards v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Central Indiana Podiatry, P.C. [CIP] v. Kenneth Krueger, Meridian Health Group, P.C., a 14-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Court has denied transfer in Home Place annexation case

Updating yesterday's entry, a story by Francesca Jarosz of the Indianapolis Star reports:Lawyers for Home Place residents say the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Order vacating prior order granting transfer

Per this Feb. 25th ILB entry (3rd item), last week, on Feb. 27th, the Supreme Court held oral arguments in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues awaited insurance decisions

In State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. v. Patricia Jakupko, et al, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Richard Jakupko...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Court of Appeals rules on closing of Fort Wayne Disabilities Center

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:The Indiana Supreme Court this week dismissed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two more Supreme Court opinions today

In Linda Keesling, Harold Lephart, et al v. Frederick Beegle, III, John Bucholtz, et al, an 11-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Henley v. State of Indiana, a 19-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:When a trial court summarily denies a pro...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Court of Appeals rules on closing of Fort Wayne Disabilities Center; finds associational standing [Updated]

The ILB has received notice that the Supreme Court acted yesterday on the July 16, 2007 Court of Appeals decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today

In State of Indiana v. Universal Outdoor Inc., a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this eminent domain proceeding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 21, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: All is not over in the Clerk County probation fees dispute

This ILB entry from 1/9/08 reported that, now that the motion to reconsider had been denied, both the Council and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues attorney discipline action

In the Matter of Richard M. Bash is a 6-page, Per Curiam, attorney discipline action:This matter is before the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides case involving UCC 405

In Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Bank One, a 12-page, 3-2 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Kenneth B. Wulf stole more than $500,000...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides case on statute of limitations for negligence claims against an insurance agent

In Idan (John) Filip and Valaria Filip v. Carrie Block and 1st Choice Insurance Agency, a 13-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court won't review Atkins guardianship case

Last Friday, Jan. 18th, the ILB reported that the Supreme Court had denied transfer in the case of Guardianship of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS to hear second Indiana case

A very brief story today in the Indianapolis Star reports:The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today, decided 1/22/08

In Randolph County v. Chamness, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion on an interlocutory appeal, Chief Justice Shepard writes:This case arose when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Billboards will be history" - agreement filed Friday in Superior Court

See this ILB entry from May 3, 2006 on the denial of the petition for rehearing in Metropolitan Development Commission...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts its Jan. 11th order in Tewell v. State

In this entry Friday, Jan. 11th, the ILB wrote:In addition, the ILB has just received notice of another Transfer granted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides and posts a third opinion today

Note: The ILB experienced difficulty viewing the first page of the Gault decision - as noted earlier today the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Valerie Raich Baxendale v. Samuel Raich, III, a 10-page, 4-1 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:In 2006 the General Assembly replaced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Wabash triple-murderer denied belated appeal of sentences"

Referencing the Supreme Court decision Wednesday in the case of David T. Sholes v. State of Indiana (see ILB summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Only indigent entitled to court-paid interpreters "

The Indiana Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Jesus Arrieta v. State of Indiana [see ILB entry here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four today, including decision re Marion County police powers challenge, and question of when must Court pay for interpreters

In State of Indiana v. Cheryl Oddi-Smith, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion on a petition to transfer pursuant to Rule 56(A),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: All is not over in the Clerk County probation fees dispute

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 8, 2007, where it was reported that a motion to reconsider would be filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Probation sentencing subject of Supreme Court opinion today

In Russell Prewitt v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The question here is whether the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ind. Decisons - Supreme Court answers a question of first impression: how should an Indiana court analyze a request to protect a trade secret from pre-trial discovery?

In Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., et al v. Violet Mayberry, et al, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:We...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Challenge to jury "made up of four whites, four Hispanics and four blacks"

The oral argument held before the Supreme Court Thursday in the case of Darryl Jeter v. State (see ILB Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: Oral arguments today include whether a student's myspace.com postings are protected political speech

WISHTV 8 has coverage of today's oral arguments. Currently the mid-day report is available; check here is view the on-demand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Supreme Court denies Bopp motion for an emergency writ regarding the middle initial issue in the recount

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 9th, the Terre Haute Trib-Star has this "breaking news" report from 4:01 pm:TERRE HAUTE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Guardianship of E.N., Adult, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that the guardianship estate planning statute does...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Cert. Granted in Indiana v. Edwards"

"Protecting defendants in spite of themselves" is the title to this column by Daniel Leddy, who writes the weekly On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court denies Bopp motion for an emergency writ regarding the middle initial issue in the recount

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 30th, where the Supreme Court denied the request for an emergency writ., but determined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - " Cert. Granted in Indiana v. Edwards" [Updated]

Michael Ausbrook of INCourts Blog has just posted an entry that begins:The U.S. Supreme Court granted the State's cert. petition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Steven Hollin v. State of Indiana, a 7-page opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The defendant was convicted of conspiracy to commit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides contracts dispute

In Ronald D. Liggett, d/b/a Liggett Construction Co. v. Dean and Elisabeth Young, a 12-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The plaintiff,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies Bopp motion for an emergency writ regarding the middle initial issue in the recount

Here is the order issued this afternoon in the case of STATE OF INDIANA EX. REL, DUKE BENNETT v. VIGO...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Justices hear appeal in Griffith slayings"

Oral arguments in David Green v. State were previewed in this ILB entry Monday. Today Patrick Guinane of the NWI...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court reduces ex-Muncie man's sentence"

Reporting on the Supreme Court's Nov. 28th decision in In Aaron Reid v. State of Indiana (ILB entry here), a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues confusing ruling re Mental Illness and Competency to be Executed

More on the Supreme Court's opinion yesterday in the case of Michael Dean Overstreet v. State of Indiana, a 46-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Mentally ill man can be executed "

Reporting on the Supreme Court's decision yesterday in the case of Michael Dean Overstreet v. State of Indiana [see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds post-secondary educational orders may include medical expenses for the student

In Michael M. Cubel v. Debra A. Cubel, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:The legislature has authorized trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Aaron Reid v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant Aaron Reid, convicted of conspiracy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "The Indiana Securities Law requires more of a director than a simple assumption that all is well."

In Ralph E. Lean v. Charles D. Reed and Paul A. Reinken, and Galaxy Online, Inc. and Galaxy Internet, Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues confusing ruling re Mental Illness and Competency to be Executed

Michael Dean Overstreet v. State of Indiana, a 46-page opinion authored by Justice Rucker for the majority, is somewhat split...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues private reprimand to attorney in matter involving "his wife's misappropriations"

Updating this ILB entry from Tuesday, on the Supreme Court's per curium, 3-page attorney discipline action in In the Matter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Justices hear police oath dispute"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports on this morning's oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues private reprimand to attorney in matter involving "his wife's misappropriations"

In In the Matter of: Anonymous, a per curium, 3-page attorney discipline action, the Court writes:Pursuant to Indiana Admission and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Life without parole off table for killer"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday on Wednesday's Supreme Court decision in the case of State of Indiana v. Zolo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Benjamin Ritchie v. State of Indiana, a 26-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker begins with this summary of the opinion:Benjamin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Life without parole off table for killer"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - All is not over in the Clerk County probation fees dispute

The most recent ILB entry in the case of Clark County Council and Clark County Auditor v. Daniel F. Donahue,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court clarifies which iteration of Indiana’s death penalty statute applies to a new sentencing phase

In State of Indiana v. Zolo Agona Azania, an 8-page opinion on a petition for rehearing, Justice Sullivan writes:Azania was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court grants rehearing and modifies opinion in Anglemyer

In Alexander Anglemyer v. State of Indiana, a 4-page ruling on a petition for rehearing, Justice Rucker writes:The defendant-petitioner, Alexander...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Trial court ruling could void IMPD arrests

As noted here in the ILB on Oct. 9th, the Supreme Court has granted emergency transfer under Rule 56(A) in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ind. Courts - "House packed for Supreme Court case"

The oral arguments in the "workplace bullying" case of Daniel Raess, M.D. v. Joseph Doescher were held before the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on the Supreme Court's probation fees decision

Updating this entry on Wednesday's Supreme Court decision in Clark County Council and Clark County Auditor v. Daniel F. Donahue,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 29, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Montgomery County paper's take on the Supreme Court's mandate ruling

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today we have The Paper of Montgomery County's report, written by community editor Barry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court interprets tax sale statute

In In Re: Parcels Sold for Delinquent Taxes; Vanderburgh County Auditor, et al. v. Michiana Campgrounds, LLC, a 6-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues two anticipated mandate decisions today

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday (or simply scroll down one), Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal writes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two anticipated mandate decisions today

This first decision is in the long-time dispute over the control of adult probation services funds, which has impact beyond...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court asked to intervene in election dispute

Updating this ILB entry from Saturday, Sept. 22, in the case of 45 S 00 - 0709 - OR -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides insurance assignment case

In State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Ruth Estep, a 24-page, 3-2 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Eusebio Kho, M.D. v. Deborah Pennington, et al., a 14-page opinion in which Boehm, J., concurs, Shepard, C.J., concurs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides Vanderburgh County cell tower case

In St. Charles Tower, Inc. v. Board of Zoning Appeals of Evansville-Vanderburgh County, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

Regunal R. Dowell v. State of Indiana is a 4-page Per Curiam opinion, with the Court writing:We grant transfer to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments this week

Upcoming oral arguments before the Supreme Court this Thursday, Sept. 13th: 9:00:00 AM - American Fire & Cas. Co. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court refuses to reconsider lower court opinion that overturned manslaughter conviction"

The Anderson Herald Bulletin reported yesterday evening, in a story by Shawn McGrath:Three months after the Indiana Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 09, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one

In Spenser A. Krempetz v. State of Indiana, a 15-page opinion, Judge Rucker writes:Spenser A. Krempetz appeals his sentence of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 2 transfers granted today

The following transfers were announced this morning: Theron Hunter v. State, a NFP issued June 21, 2007, where Judge Riley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two

The Indiana Supreme Court has posted two decisions, both dated Aug. 8th: In Michael Robertson v. State of Indiana, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "High court to tackle corporal punishment"

Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune writes today about the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to grant transfer in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 28, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Belated Appeals and Blakely (or is it Apprendi?) Retroactivity"

Updating this July 12th ILB entry promising to post the final print version of Michael Limrick's lengthy lead article for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Chad E. Strong v. State of Indiana, a 4-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this case, the State acknowledges the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court grants transfers today in three civil cases

Michael Cubel v. Debra Cubel , which was a 14-page NFP opinion issued 4/30/07 where Judge May concluded:We find no...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Belated Appeals and Blakely (or is it Apprendi?) Retroactivity"

Michael Limrick, a frequent commentator on Indiana sentencing law issues, has written the lengthy lead article for the upcoming JulyAugust...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Woman owes City of Mitchell $38,200"

Faith Hannah of the Bedford Times-Mail reports today:MITCHELL — The Indiana Supreme Court sided with the city of Mitchell to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Ruling supports Carmel annexation"

Updating this ILB entry from June 27th, John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star writes today under the headline "Town officials...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues opinion in air bag warning case

In Ford Motor Company and Eby Ford Lincoln Mercury a/k/a Eby Ford Sales, Inc. v. Marilyn Rushford, an 8-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Panetti issued

The U.S, Supreme Court has just issued its opinion in Panetti v. Quarterman (née Drake) (via SCOTUSblog). In an order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "McManus returns to death row: State reverses ruling"

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today on yesterday's 3-2 Supreme Court decision in State of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Ruling supports Carmel annexation" [Updated]

Bill Ruthhart of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon on the Supreme Court decision earlier today in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts three

In Tina M. Grant v. Gregory J. Hager, an 8-page (including the dissent), 3-2 opinion, in a case argued Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judges must justify felony sentences; case tests new Indiana law"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes today about yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in the case of Alexander...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three more today

In Carlos M. Jackson v. State of Indiana, a 15-page, 3-2 opinion, in a case that was argued Nov. 28,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Three today so far from the Supreme Court

In Alexander J. Anglemyer v. State of Indiana, a 15-page, 5-0 opinion, in which oral arguments were held Sept. 7,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Annette Donica Giles v. Brown County, Indiana, By and Through Its Board of Commissioners, a 6-page, 4-1 opinion, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court to hear case on duty of property owner to clear adjacent sidewalk

Denison Parking, Inc. v. Barbara Davis is set to be argued tomorrw morning at 9 a.m. before the Supreme Court....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Outback Steakhouse case settled

Following up on yesterday's story in the Muncie Star-Press, which included this sentence: "How much the restaurant agreed to pay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Outback Steakhouse case settled

On Nov. 8, 2006, the Indiana Supreme Court ordered a retrial in the case of Outback Steakhouse of Florida, Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Court rules city may take utility"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today, reported by Niki Kelly and Benjamin Lanka, on yesterday's Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Court overturns conviction in disc jockey charade"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today on the Indiana Supreme Court's decision yesterday in Richard Brown v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Here is the Supreme Court's fourth opinion today

In State Ex Rel Kurt M. Hoffman v. Allen Circuit Court, a 3-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:By a summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues at least three today

In Utility Center, Inc., d/b/a Aquasource v. City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a 17-page, 3-2 opinion, in a case in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Chokehold violated rights, court rules"

The AP has a story today about yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in John Grier v. State of Indiana. Some quotes:Police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - A third Supreme Court opinion today

In John Grier v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, in a case in which oral arguments were heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court [Updated]

In George Reyes v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, in a case in which oral arguments were heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Is there a right to make a statement in allocution? Yes, but ...

In a decision today where the oral argument was held Nov. 14, 2006, Nicholas Biddinger v. State, Justice Rucker writes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More today from the Supreme Court, including Blakely rulings

In Warren Gutermuth v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:Post-Conviction Rule 2 permits belated appeals of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today

In James Rose and Robert Underwood v. Mercantile National Bank of Hammond, et al., a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Convicted murderer Michael Lambert executed early this morning

According to an AP report in the Lafayette Journal & Courier: "[Michael] Lambert, who did not give a final statement,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 15, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Michael Lambert execution set for tonight

"Preparations for Lambert execution continue as governor rejects clemency" is the headline to this story by Nick Werner today on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Governor denies clemency to Lambert

From a just issued media release:INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2007) – Governor Mitch Daniels has concluded his review of the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two

In William T. Bradley v. State of Indiana, a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, William T. Bradley, was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Finding request to file belated notice of appeal improvidently granted, Supreme Court does not reach Blakely question

In Darren Witt v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:An individual who pleads guilty where the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Lake County zoning dispute comes to end

Friday the ILB noted that the Supreme Court had failed to grant transfer in the case of Heidbreder, Inc. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Lake County zoning dispute [Updated]

The ILB last reported on this case in this April 12th entry, quoting from a story in the NWI Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Warrick County court reporter finishes transcript [Updated]

The transcript is in. (This is an update to the ILB entry from earlier this AM.) Ryan Kircher of WHAS11News...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Results on: Supreme Court orders the Warrick County court reporter to finish typing the transcript of the David Camm murder retrial [Update]

Did the Warrick County court reporter get the transcript filed under the deadline set last Friday by the Indiana Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court orders the Warrick County court reporter to finish typing the transcript of the David Camm murder retrial

On May 4th the ILB quoted from a Ben Zion Hershberg story in the Louisville Courier Journal that began:The Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court sets date for Lambert execution

Updating this May 23rd ILB entry, the AP reports today:INDIANAPOLIS -- The state asked a federal court of appeals yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 02, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Acceptable fee arrangements in medical malpractice actions

In Re Daniel B. Stephens is an opinion on the motion to intervene by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ind. Courts - Judge Hanley is reprimanded

The Supreme Court has issued a 2-page public reprimand of John F. Hanley, Judge of the Marion Superior Court, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Update on "Court tosses challenge to hunter harassment law"

The Supreme Court has denied transfer in the case of a Beverly Shores couple's challenge to the state's hunter harassment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court reinstates trial court's murder conviction

Updating yesterday's ILB report on the Supreme Court's decison in Ronnie Drane v. State, here is some press coverage. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - On the Supreme Court's calendar for tomorrow

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court tomorrow in two cases: 9:00 AM - Michael Robertson v. StateFollowing a jury trial,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reinstates trial court's murder conviction

In Ronnie Drane v. State, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:At the conclusion of a bench trial, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court sets date for Lambert execution

An AP report begins:The Indiana Supreme Court has again set an execution date for Michael Allen Lambert, who was convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet another Supreme Court decision today

In State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company and Michael Cancel v. Francisco Gutierrez, a 7page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two more today from the Supreme Court

In Adrian Reed v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion (J. Rucker concurs in result witout separate opinion), Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today

In Fredrick Michael Baer v. State of Indiana, an 18-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:Fredrick Michael Baer was sentenced to death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "As it stands today, we are bound by these authorities as Supreme Court precedent"

Here is a quote from our Supreme Court's May 17th decision in Ahmad Edwards v. State:Here we have a determination...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court reverses attempted murder conviction

Re yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Ahmad Edwards v. State (see ILB entry here), here are quotes from an AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reverses attempted murder conviction [Updated]

Ahmad Edwards v. State - in a 10-page, 5-0 opinion Justice Boehm writes: "Edward's conviction for attempted murder and battery...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Big arguments tomorrow before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing two sets of oral argments tomorrow, May 18th:9:00 AM - Bridgestone Corp. v. Mayberry The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court reverses Jennings County murder conviction

Both the AP and the Indianapolis Star have stories today on the Supreme Court's decision yesterday in Rohr v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court reverses Jennings County murder conviction

In Rohr v. State of Indiana, a 10-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, Aaron Michael Rohr, was convicted for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on death sentence

Patrick Guinane of the NWI Tmes reports today on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in the case of State of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Environment - More on: IDEM revokes approvals for confined feeding operation in Huntington County; writ sought

This ILB entry from May 4th quotes from a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story that:Officials at the Indiana Department of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one ruling today

State of Indiana v. Zolo Agona Azania is on interlocutory appeal from the Allen Superior Court. Justice Sullivan writes the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court orders the Warrick County court reporter to finish typing the transcript of the David Camm murder retrial

Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:he Indiana Supreme Court has ordered the Warrick County court reporter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on the Mullins v. Parkview decision

The Indiana Supreme Court decision May 2nd in Ruth Mullins and Johnce Mullins, Jr. v. Parkview Hospital, Inc., et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on the Vigo County Schools superintendent defamation decision; changes law on defamation

On May 3rd (yesterday) the ILB reported on the May 2nd Indiana Supreme Court decision in Paul Joseph "Jay" Kelley,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Mullins v. Parkview

Yesterday the ILB posted a reader's reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday in the case of Mullins v. Parkview....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court upholds sentence in truck fire case"

The AP has this report today on yesterday's Indiana Supreme Court decision in the case of Tommy McElroy v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet another ruling from the Supreme Court yesterday

This opinion may have been posted sometime in the late afternoon or early evening yesterday. In Paul Joseph "Jay" Kelley,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on Mullins v. Parkview

The ILB has heard from several readers on today's Supreme Court decision in Ruth Mullins and Johnce Mullins, Jr. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Another ruling from the Supreme Court today

The case is W. Ruth Mullins and Johnce Mullins, Jr. v. Parkview Hospital, Inc., et al. It is a 7-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Several interesting decisions from the Supreme Court today

In Charter One Mortgage Corp. v. Kyle Condra, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, with a long list of amicus attorneys on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides environmental insurance case

In Cinergy Corp., Duke Energy Indiana, Inc. v. Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, LTD, St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on application of the Wage Payment Statute to school corporations

In Naugle v. Beech Grove Schools, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that the term “days” as used...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues 43-page opinion affirming post-conviction court’s denial of relief

More on the Indiana Supreme Court's decision earlier today in John Stephenson v. State of Indiana (see ILB entry here)....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 43-page opinion affirming post-conviction court’s denial of relief

In John Stephenson v. State of Indiana, a 43-apge opinion, including a one-page separate concurring opinion by CJ Shepard that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In George Row v. Holly Holt, Herbert Houseworth, Town of Osgood, Indiana, et al, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion written by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Mainsource Bank v. Eva Hermann, a 7-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In this appeal, MainSource Bank challenges the trial court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 19, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Reports on two Supreme Court oral arguments yesterday

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases, Jesus Arrieta v. State ,and State v. Paul McManus, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Establishing amount of post-incarceration child support

Indianapolis Star columnist Dan Carpenter has an important column today on the Indiana Supreme Court's Feb. 22nd decision in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 01, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court sets execution date in 1984 stabbing death"

The AP is reporting:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A man on death row for 22 years for killing a 77-year-old neighbor during...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Indiana Insurance Guaranty Association v. Bedford Regional Medical Center, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Death Row inmate loses chance for another appeal"

Reporting on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in David Leon Woods v. State of Indiana (see ILB entry here), the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In David Leon Woods v. State of Indiana, a 7-page "Published Order Concerning Sucessive Petition for Post-Conviction Relief in Captial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 26, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in Kokomo fireman case

The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case of City of Kokomo v. Scott Kern. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Suit over Ruth Lilly trusts ends"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star writes today of the impact of the Supreme Court decision last week to grant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Combined oral arguments on four Blakely-related cases before Supreme Court next week

A week from today, Thursday, March 22, 2007, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in David Boyle v. State,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on today's Supreme Court ruling re negligent infliction of emotional distress

Here is the direct video link to the 9/6/06 oral argument before the Supreme Court in Amy Smith v. James...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides three today, including one certified question from SD Ind. concerning negligent infliction of emotional distress

In Re The Marriage of Virginia (England) Snow v. Steward England is a 7-page, 5-0 opinion by Chief Justice Shepard:During...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court to hear cell tower dispute"

The Supreme Court transfer list from Feb. 23, 2007 notes that the Court has granted transfer in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Petition to transfer in trade secrets case pending before the Supreme Court

According to this column by business writer John Ketzenberger in today's Indianapolis Star:Harmony B. Wigley died Aug. 7, 2001, when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Update on "Annexation bid in hands of justices"

Yesterday's oral arguments in the case of City of Carmel v. Certain Southwest Clay Township Annexation Territory Landowners are summarized...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Annexation bid in hands of justices"

Oral arguments in the case of City of Carmel v. Certain Southwest Clay Township Annexation Territory Landowners will be held...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting Supreme Court opinions today

Jason Ronco v. State of Indiana concerns jury impasse. In a 5-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard wriites:We adopted Jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Friday, March 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court grants transfer in Liggett v. Young

The Indiana Supreme Court has granted transfer in the case of Ronald D. Liggett, et al. v. Dean A. Young,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 02, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court considers contributory negligence and "the last clear chance" doctrine

In Penn Harris Madison School Corporation v. Linda Howard, an 11-page (including a 1-page dissent) 4-1 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Indiana Supreme Court reaffirms employment at will doctrine"

The Supreme Court's Feb. 21st opinion in Paul Meyers v. James Meyers et al is the focus of a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme court issues reversal based on ineffective counsel

In Harris v. State, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that appellate counsel is ineffective if counsel fails...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ind. Courts - Indiana Supreme Court issues decision on child support while in prison

In Lambert v. Lambert, an 11-page opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:When appellant Jeffrey Lambert and his former wife were about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ind. Law - Indiana Supreme Court reaffirms employment at will doctrine

In Paul Meyers v. James Meyers et al, a 7-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:We reaffirm the Indiana employment at will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ind. Courts - Report on Supreme Court oral argument at IU Bloomington Law

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 29th, Alisha Chaudhary of the Indiana Daily Student reports today:Offering law students the opportunity...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Courts - Indiana Supreme Court to Hold Oral Argument Tomorrow at IU Law-Bloomington

From the release:The Indiana Supreme Court will hold an oral argument in the Moot Court Room of the Indiana University...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 29, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Supreme Court rules on taking claim against Indianapolis International Airport

In Biddle v. BAA Indianapolis, a 15-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Homeowners near Indianapolis International Airport contend that noise...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Ind. Law - Capital punishment

The Evansville Courier & Press editorial today is about the death penality in Indiana. Some quotes:The flawed process of deciding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 22, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Timberlake Execution Stayed

Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal has a well-worth reading story today expanding on the legal issues in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 20, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Timberlake Execution Stayed

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the Supreme Court's order staying the Timberlake execution, Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - City of Carmel v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. is the long anticipated oral argument before the Supreme Court in City of Carmel v. Martin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Timberlake Execution Stayed [Updated]

Here is a copy of the order filed this morning by the Indiana Supreme Court, staying the execution of Norman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Fajardo v. State, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The defendant, Eligio C. Fajardo, appeals his convictions on each...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Indiana Supreme Court rules forensic diversion is discretionary

Updating this Jan. 3 ILB entry on the Indiana Supreme Court's decision in Ruble v. State, the Muncie Star-Press has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 4-1 ruling in child support case

In Kathy L. Whited v. Kenneth B. Whited, a 12-page, 4-1 decision, Chief Justice Shepard's majority opinion begins:The parties before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court splits on transfer grant in case concerning forced medication

In J.S. v. Center for Behavioral Health, a 20-page opinion issed 5/12/06, Judge Sharpnack concludes:Although the trial court’s conclusion that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In J.D. v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:In appealing the trial court judgment adjudicating her...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 05, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Timberlake execution date and process

This Dec. 28th ILB entry quoted a LCJ story that:Lawyers for a New Albany man scheduled to be put to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Supreme Court rules forensic diversion is discretionary

In Ruble v. State, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Appellant James F. Ruble pled guilty to operating a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today, re rule interpretation

In R&D Transport v. A.H., an 11-page, 3-2 decision, Justice Sullivan writes:Our Trial Rule 75(A) gives preference to certain counties...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on Timberlake execution date and process

Updating this entry from Dec. 16 about the Supreme Court's order setting a set a Jan. 19 execution date for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Carmel annexation efforts awaiting Supreme Court

The Northside Topics today has a review headed "Topics reviews top '06 stories." Among the stories:The fate of Home Place...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on "Case of slain girl sent back to judge"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon:A Marion Superior Court judge said today he won't remove himself from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court censures Judge Newman, Jr., Judge of the Madison Superior Court No. 3

In the Matter of the Hon. Thomas Newman, Jr., a 5-page per curiam judicial disciplinary action, just posted late this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court issues order late this afternoon

Updating the ILB report of yesterday's Supreme Court order in the Norman Timberlake case, the Louisville Courier Journal's Harold J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 16, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues order late this afternoon [Updated]

Norman Timberlake v. State of Indiana is titled "PUBLISHED ORDER CONCERNING SUCCESSIVE PETITION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF IN CAPITAL CASE." It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 15, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Jason Holcomb v. Walter's Dimmick Petroleum, Inc. and Glynell Kuhn, a 7-page, 3-2 opinion with a dissent on p....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one (so far) today

In Atlantic Coast Airlines, Delta Airlines and Globe Security Services, Inc. v. Bryan & Jennifer Cook, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Ex-Clark County man to be retried for murder, rape"

Harold J. Adams writes today in the Louisville Courier Journal that begins:An Evansville judge will preside over the retrial of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two opinions turning on trial rules

In LinkAmerica Corporation v. William Albert and Connie J. Cox, an 11-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Sentence reduced in fatal child neglect case"

The Supreme Court's 4-1 opinion in Angela Duncan v. State of Indiana (see ILB entry here) was the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "You can't have your cake and eat it too" - perhaps

Patrick Guinane of the NWI Tmes writes today on yesterday's 3-2 ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

Today's decision, Porter County Sheriff Department v. Rita J. and Douglas Guzorek, 15-page in total, with a 3-2 vote, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on "Court decisions ignite plea appeals"

Following up on its editorial last Sunday, Nov. 19th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a second editorial today on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Case of slain girl sent back to judge"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in Jeffrey Voss v. State - see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Jeffrey Voss v. State of Indiana (Interlocutory Appeal from the Marion Superior Court No. 49G02-0412-MR-232452 Hon. Judges Robert R....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Shawn Prickett v. State of Indiana, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant Shawn Prickett was convicted of child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court issues another opinion today

In Michael Green v. State of Indiana, a 3-page, 5-0 ruling, Chief Justice Shepard begins:Trial courts sometimes receive a plea...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Gerald Reed v. State of Indiana, a 14-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:The question we address is whether the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Report on reversal of $39 million Outback verdict

Nick Werner of the Muncie Star-Press reports this morning on the Supreme Court's decision yesterday:MUNCIE -- The Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Outback Steakhouse of Florida, Inc., Toncredi, Inc., and John Broz, d/b/a Outback Steakhouse of Muncie v. David D. and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denied transfer in Bob Knight open door case

"High court won't hear suit over Knight firing" is the headline to this AP story from last Wed., Oct. 25th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides case involving arbitrator's award

In Natare Corporation v. D.S.I., Duraplastec Systems, Inc., et al., a 6-page opinion issued Oct. 31, 2006, Justice Sulivan writes:Natare...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Insurance companies: State erred in awarding contract"

A story today in the Indianapolis Star reports:Two companies that failed to win contracts to serve the Hoosier Healthwise insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Transfers Pending List updated

The "Transfers Pending List" (Cases Granted Transfer by the Supreme Court and Awaiting Decision) has been updated to reflect activities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 08, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court tosses killer's life sentence"

The Indianapolis Star reports on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in the case of Curtis Cooper v. State. Jon Murray writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 06, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Curtis Cooper v. State, a 13-page, 5-0 opinion in a direct appeal from the Marion Superior Court, Justice Rucker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Pastor’s jury-pool dismissal is upheld" [Updated]

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Marshall Highler v. State of Indiana is the subject of a comprehensive story today by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Marshall Highler v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that the use of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Hilbert appeal

The AP is reporting:CARMEL, Ind. - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Conseco Inc. founder Stephen Hilbert's appeal of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 02, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Transfers Pending List updated

The "Transfers Pending List" (Cases Granted Transfer by the Supreme Court and Awaiting Decision) has been updated to reflect activites...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 30, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today, a Disciplinary Action

In the Matter of Merrill "Scooter" Moores is a per curiam, 5-page opinion. Oddly, this posted opinion is scanned, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 29, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today, dated Sept. 27

In David Lee Helms, Jr. and Darlene R. Helms v. Carmel High School Vocational Building Trades Corporation, a 3-page, 5-0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Justices hear med consent case tossed at trial level"

"Justices hear med consent case tossed at trial level" is the headline to a story today by Niki Kelly about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In William E. Hunter v. State of Indiana, a 4-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Boehm writes:Hunter argues that this sentence violated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ind. Courts - List of Cases Granted Transfer and Awaiting Decision

The List of Cases Granted Transfer and Awaiting Decision has been updated to include last week's activities. (The ILB has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 24, 2006

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court to hear arguments re sentencing in case where defendant pleaded guilty but mentally ill

In a direct appeal, the Supreme Court on August 7, 2006, set oral arguments in the case of Frankie Salyer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides property tax exemption case

In Dept. of Local Government Finance v. Roller Skating Rink Operators Assoc. d/b/a Roller Skating Assoc., a 7-page, 5-0 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Transfer list for week ending September 15, 2006

Here is the Indiana Supreme Court's transfer list for the week ending September 15, 2006. Over two and a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 15, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts another opinion dated 9/12/06 [Updated]

In Otis Freshwater v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant Otis Freshwater was convicted of burglary....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two juvenile sentencing opinions - dated 9/12/06

In J.D. v. State of Indiana, an 8-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:In this delinquency case, J.D. was sentenced to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Evansville public school families who paid a $20 student activity fee now may get it back"

John Martin of the Evansville Courier& Press reports today:A judge ruled Monday that Evansville public school families who paid a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Supreme Court denies billboard appeal

Among the cases denied transfer by the Indiana Supreme Court on Friday were: Hoosier Outdoor Advertising Corp. v. Monroe Co.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 09, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Anglemyer briefs now available

In the ILB entry earlier this morning, I noted that it would be good to be able to review the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court hears sentencing law arguments

Yesterday's oral argments before the Supreme Court (see background in the ILB entry from yesterday) are the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 08, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court acts in Hammon case

When I read the Indiana Supreme Court's opinion yesterday in Howard v. State (see ILB entries here and here), which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ind. Courts - More interesting oral arguments today

In addition to the Court of Appeals cell tower case, and the 7th Circuit legislative prayer case, a reader writes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Molesting conviction tossed because of girl's silence" [Updated]

So reads the headline of a brief story the Indianapolis Star posted late this afternoon on the Supreme Court's decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Ronald C. Howard v. State of Indiana, a 12-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:After a trial by jury the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court order re posting NFPs

The ILB has this morning, via the Clerk of the Court's office, obtained a copy of the August 21st Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Dixie Packard & Clay Township Assessor v. Paul Shoopman, a 6-page opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that objection based...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two attorney disciplinary actions

In the Matter of Daniel B. Stephens is a 3-page per curiam decision:Today, we admonish respondent for his attempt to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 11, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court denies transfer in the Morgan County same-sex adoption case

Cordell Eddings of the Indianapolis Star has a story today headlined: "Challenge fails: Adoption by gay couples stands State supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 05, 2006

Friday, August 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Correction to: Supreme Court denies transfer in the Morgan County same-sex adoption case

Please see correction to the vote in this morning's entry - scroll down or use this link....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer in the Morgan County same-sex adoption case [Corrected]

Exclusive. The Indiana Supreme Court, apparently late yesterday, denied transfer in the Morgan County same-sex adoption case, In the Matter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 04, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In the Matter of the Hon. Israel Nunez Cruz, Commissioner in the Marion Superior Court is a per curiam decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Ruling stands in favor of Clinton mayor, against newspaper [Updated]

The Indianapolis Star has posted an AP story containing a few more details on the Not for Publication 10/28/05...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Ruling stands in favor of Clinton mayor, against newspaper

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports today:An Indiana Supreme Court decision Thursday means an appellate court’s ruling stands in a judgment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 24, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Bystanders can sue police over chases

The South Bend Tribune has an editorial today on the Supreme Court decisions Jue 14th in City of Indianapolis and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Mediation ordered in Clark fee dispute: Council, judges still wrangling"

The long running dispute between the Clark County Council and the county's four elected judges continues. Alex Davis of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 15, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Inside details on Hammon v. Indiana argument before the U.S. Supreme Court

Under the heading "U.S Supreme Court decides Indiana 'confrontation clause' case today", this June 19th ILB entry began:Under the title...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Judges must outline reasons for overruling juries"

"Judges must outline reasons for overruling juries" is the headline to a story by AP reporter Charles Wilson published by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 07, 2006

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Star editorializes on special laws ruling

The Indianapolis Star editoriaizes today on the Supreme Court decision last week in Alpha Psi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court requires reasons for setting aside a verdict

You've seen it often in television courtroom dramas -- plaintiff wins after a hard fought trial, only to have the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Monday, July 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Another take on David Jeffrey Lee v. State of Indiana

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel's Leo Morris, in the paper's "Editorial Briefs" column today, writes on the Supreme Court's decision last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 03, 2006

Ind. Deecisions - Retroactive property tax relief to three Indiana University fraternities ruled unconstitutional

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star writes today on the Indiana Supreme Court's decision last Friday in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 03, 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Robert Keene v. Marion County Superior Court, a 3-page opinion, the Court follows its opinion yesterday in Montgomery v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 30, 2006

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More decisions today from the Supreme Court, including one on special laws

In Henry Luke Kellems v. State of Indiana, a 5-page opinon, Justice Sullivan writes:As noted earlier, Kellems was tried and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Three decisions today from the Supreme Court [Updated]

In Michael B. Montgomery v. The Board of Trustees of Purdue University, an 14-page opinion (dissent on p. 14), Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts four more today

In addition to the case sumarized by the ILB here earlier today, the Supreme Court has now posted four more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ind. Courts - State seeks execution third time

Supplementing Mike Smith's AP story yesterday (see ILB entry here) is the story by Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court upholds most of Texas' redistricting map

And it did so by a vote of 7-2, meaning redistricting can take place anytime (and perhaps many times) during...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one

In Howard & Merry Funston v. School Town of Munster, an 8-page opinion (dissent on pp. 7-8), Justice Dickson writes:Contributory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ind. Courts - "High court hears arguments in lengthy death penalty case "

Mike Smith of the AP writes today:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors should be prohibited from again seeking the death penalty against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues three today

In The Money Store Investment Corp. v. Neal A. Summers, et al, a 7-page opinion, Chief Justice Shepard begins:Junior creditors...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Followup on toll road rulimg

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial today:Indiana and Texas – traveling at dramatically different rates of speed on toll-road...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 24, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts 6 cases decided earlier this week

Just posted on the Supreme Court website are six decisions, with dates from Wednesday and Thurday: In Claudette Cain v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - News travels slow in Wayne County

"Local attorney wins state civil case" was the title of a story published yesterday in the Richmond Palladium-Item. Reporter Rebecca...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on the toll road and the ruling

From The Bond Buyer, The Daily Newpaper of Public Finance, today's report:CHICAGO — Indiana now plans to close its $3.85...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Papers report today on yesterday's Supreme Court toll road ruling

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener reports in the Louisville Courier Journal:In a 4-0 decision, the Indiana Supreme Court said the Citizens Action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court also issues another opinion today

In Gregory Charles Hall v. State of Indiana, a 9-page opinion, Justice Rucker writes:A petitioner who pursues a claim for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Press reports on toll road decision

Tom Coyne of the AP reports at 10:46 a.m.:The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a group suing to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Timeline for petition for rehearing in the toll road case

Here is the timeline for any petition for rehearing in Bonney v. IFA: 6/20/06 THE COURT NOW DIRECTS AS FOLLOWS:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court affirms, 4-0, the trial court in toll road case

In today's 19-page opinion in Bonney v. IFA, written by Justice Boehm, the Court concludes that "the General Assembly intended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court affirms, 4-0, the trial court in toll road case

From the docket in the toll road case, BONNEY, STEVE ET AL.-V- INDIANA FINANCE AUTHORITY, ET AL: 6/20/06 ISSUED THE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Law - More on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in "confrontation clause" case

Here is Linda Greenhouse's story today on yesterday's dual decision on the 6th Amendment's confrontation clause. The story begins:A crime...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Evansville attorney disturbed by Supreme Court decision

Last Thursday the Supreme Court issued two related decisions, in Armstrong v. State and Nelson v. State. (Access ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - U.S Supreme Court decides Indiana "confrontation clause" case today

Under the title Davis v. Washington, the Supreme Court today handed down an opinion covering both that case and Hammon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: While the Supreme Court considers its decision in the toll road case . . .

A Fort Wayne News-Sentinel editorial Thursday (see ILB entry here) ended with this:Yes, the consortium has the option of backing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: While the Supreme Court considers its decision in the toll road case . . .

"High court steps into Toll Road minefield" is the heading to an excellent, and very long, editorial today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 18, 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - While the Supreme Court considers its decision in the toll road case . . .

"Court shouldn’t let itself be rushed" opined the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel in an editorial brief Thursday:We think the 75-year lease...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 17, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: "To fee, or not to fee: State hopes to clarify kindergarten question"

Updating this May 13th entry on the confusion resulting from the Supreme Court's decision in Nagy, et al. v. Evansville-Vanderburgh...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Bystanders can sue police over chases

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel has an editorial today on the Supreme Court's rulings earlier this week (see ILB entries here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 16, 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - This completes the set of briefs in the toll road case

This complete the set of briefs. The ILB is pleased to be able to post the second amicus brief, that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Michael C. Armstrong v. State of Indiana, an 8-page opinion, Justice Rucker writes:We hold today that a driver of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Bystanders can sue police over chases

Kevin Corcoran writes today in the Indianapolis Star on two of yesterday's ruling from the Indiana Supreme Court:The Indiana Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Coverage of the oral arguments in the toll road case

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has good coverage today of the oral arguments yesterday in the toll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Coverage of the oral arguments in the toll road case

Mike Smith of the AP has the early coverage of the oral arguments today before the Supreme Court in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Trinity Homes, LLC v. Frank Y. Fang, a 6-page opinion (including a 1-page dissent) issued today, Justice Boehm writes:Property...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies emergency request to vacate filed yesterday in toll road case [Updated]

Yesterday evening the ILB reported that, as a result of a faxed note to the parties yesterday morning indicating that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Monday, June 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Toll road case oral arguments tomorrow

Here is the brief of the State (and here is an Addendum). Here is the brief (2 MB) of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Toll road case oral arguments tomorrow

Presumably the attorneys for the Indiana Finance Authority and the State filed their briefs prior to today's 3 p.m. deadline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 12, 2006

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: State high court takes Clark County dispute

Updating this ILB entry from last week on the Supreme Court's grant of emergency transfer to a fee dispute between...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 11, 2006

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Plaintiffs file Supreme Court brief in toll road suit [More]

As noted in this ILB entry on the briefing schedule set by the Supreme Court, the deadline for physically filing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Carson Lutz v. Erie Insurance Exchange, as Subrogee of Paul McCormick, a 4-page opinion, Justice Boehm concisely summarizes the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - State high court takes Clark County dispute

"State high court takes Clark dispute: Decision expedites probation-fees case" is the headline to this story today by Alex Davis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Parallels between the Toll Road suit and the Fort Wayne Airport suit, redux; and more

Parts of the ILB entry from April 14th bear, I believe, repeating now that the Supreme Court will hear the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Dirk Morris, et al. v. Economy Fire and Casualty Company, a 5-page opinion, Justice Dickson concludes:This is not a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Here is the Supreme Court's briefing schedule for the toll road case.

Here is the briefing schedule issued by the Supreme Court last evening (6/5/06) in the toll road suit, Bonney v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "U.S. Supreme Court won't hear case on sex offender visitation"

"U.S. Supreme Court won't hear case on sex offender visitation" is the headline to this AP story published this afternoon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today (Butchie is back!)

In Robert Trimble v. State of Indiana, a 3-page ruling, Justice Boehm adresses the peition for rehearing:Trimble was convicted after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two more decisions today

In Re Estate of Gary Hammar, Lewis v. Hammar Midtown Chiropractic v. Illinois Farmers Insurance Co., a 3-2 opinion DETAILS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

In State of Indiana v. Heath A. Spillers, a 14-page opinion (with concurring opinion beginning on p. 11), Justice Rucker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: "To fee, or not to fee: State hopes to clarify kindergarten question"

"Kindergarten rule boggles schools" is the headline to this story today in the Gary Post-Tribune. Some quotes:A recent decision rendered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 22, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Yet another decision posted by Supreme Court today

(Fortunately, Michael Ausbrook developed RSS links for the Court site, as the ILB has generally checked the site only once...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts a second ruling today

In Northern Indiana Public Service Company v. John S. Bloom, a 17-page opinion (with Justice Dickson's concurring opinion beginning on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides property tax case today

In Wayne County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals v. United Ancient Order of Druids-Grove #29, an 8-page opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on workers compensation case twelve years later [Updated]

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today about yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues Workers Compensation opinion today

In DePuy, Inc. v. Anthony Farmer, a 14-page opinion, Justice Boehm writes:An injured worker settled a civil suit against a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "To fee, or not to fee: State hopes to clarify kindergarten question"

"To fee, or not to fee: State hopes to clarify kindergarten question" is the headline to a story today by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Schools Can No Longer Charge Parents for Full-Day Kindergarten"

A story by Erin Smith in the Lafayette Journal and Courier on Friday updated this May 4h ILB entry. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 07, 2006

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Schools Can No Longer Charge Parents for Full-Day Kindergarten"

Confirming last week's story from WISH TV (see ILB entry here), the Indianapolis Star reports today, in a story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two

Metropolitan Development Commission of Marion Co. v. Pinnacle Media, LLC - This is a petition for rehearing. The list of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Schools Can No Longer Charge Parents for Full-Day Kindergarten"

"Schools Can No Longer Charge Parents for Full-Day Kindergarten" is the heading to this brief story today on the WISH...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

Jason Edward Fuchs v. Megan & Cheryl Martin Jerry Grinstead v. State of Indiana DETAILS TO FOLLOW...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Court says activity fee amounts to tuition. Shouldn't the same view apply to book rentals?

The new Indiana Lawyer has an article beginning on page 5 by Abrigail Johnson on the Supreme Court's recent decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Court denies Corcoran bid to overturn death penalty"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes today on the Supreme Court's opinion yesterday in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Ind. Courts - "A Supreme visit: Locals fill IU East for high-court hearing"

Updating this ILB entry from April 12th titled "Supreme Court to hear case in Richmond," the Richmond Palladium-Item reports today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Two cases decided today by Supreme Court

Posted late this afternoon: In Donna M. Schriber v. Anonymous, a 6-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:The plaintiff in this medical...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one late yesterday, another today

In In the Matter of Anonymous, a 2-page per curiam opinion, the Court writes:We require out-of-state attorneys who seek to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 13, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court to hear case in Richmond

Via a release from the Supreme Court:The Indiana Supreme Court will hold oral argument at Indiana University-East, in Richmond, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Court says activity fee amounts to tuition. Shouldn't the same view apply to book rentals?

It must be some kind of news cycle that caused there to be a number of editorials so far this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Court says activity fee amounts to tuition. Shouldn't the same view apply to book rentals?

"The Issue: Court says activity fee amounts to tuition. Our View: Shouldn't the same view apply to book rentals?" was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Court upholds tuition without charge"

"Court upholds tuition without charge" is the headline to an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 01, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on Supreme Court's school fees decision

Jennifer Whitson of the Evansville Courier& Press reports today on the Nagy decision (see earlier ILB entry from yesterday here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 31, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides school fees case [Updated]

In a ruling posted on its website late this afternoon, the Indiana Supreme Court has reached a decision in Frank...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Anderson man's murder conviction

Charles Wilson of the AP has a good story today, published in this afternoon's Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, adding to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Anderson man's murder conviction

The AP reports today, via the Louisville Courier Journal:WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused yesterday to consider reinstating the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Larry D. Mitchell v. State of Indiana, a 6-page, 5-0 opinion, Chief Justice Shepard writes:Larry Mitchell challenges his sentence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Indiana case argued before U.S. Supreme Court yesterday

Updating this ILB entry from March 13th titled "Indiana hearsay/confrontation clause case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court," are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - State justices reject Hilbert's appeal of $80 million ruling [Updated]

J.K. Wall of the Indianapolis Star is reporting this afternoon:The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear Stephen C. Hilbert's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 20, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - University of Southern Indiana wins $500,000 suit

"USI Foundation wins $500,000 suit: Donor's brother contested bequest" is the headline to a story today in the Evansville Courier&...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides probate case

In University of Southern Indiana Foundation v. Richard A. Baker and Integra Bank N.A. Trust and Investment Management Group, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Indiana hearsay/confrontation clause case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Next Monday, March 20th., the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Hammon v. Indiana (6/16/05 IndSCt) , an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 13, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court to hear three oral arguments this month

The Indiana Supreme Court is currently scheduled to hear three oral arguments this month. Two of them will be this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court grants transfer to Outback Steakhouse case

The Muncie Star-Press reports today that:The Indiana Supreme Court decided this week to review a $39-million civil judgment awarded to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 25, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on "Police searches expand in Indiana"

Richard D. Walton of the Indianapolis Star has a story today on Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four today

In Keaton & Keaton, P.C. v. R. Mark Keaton, et al., a 6-page 5-0, decision, Justice Boehom writes:Unfair competition includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Police searches expand in Indiana"

The Indianapolis Star and the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette both carry an AP story today on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Robert Trimble v. State of Indiana, a 7-page opinion, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that a police officer receiving a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Can police be liable in chases?"

Kevin Cocoran of the Indianapolis Star has an interesting story today on a trial case the Supreme Court has agreed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today concerning anonymous and identified tips

In Sarah Sellmer v. State of Indiana, a 14-page (including a 3-page dissent), 3-2 decision, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant Sarah Sellmer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court decides two today

In Marvin Taylor v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Rucker writes:Defendant Marvin Taylor filed an interlocutory appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two today

In Mark E. McDillon v. Northern Indiana Public Service Co., a 4-1, 8-page opinion, Justice Dickson writes:We granted transfer in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court defines “use” of a product under the Indiana Products Liability Act

In Vaughn v. Daniels Company, a 3-2 opinion issued today, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that “use” of a product under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court answers certified question fron Judge Barker in Guidant suit

In re Guidant Shareholders Derivative Litigation v. Ronald Donnels Chief Justice Shepard writes:The U.S. District Court of the Southern District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

Coca-Cola Company v. Babyback's International, Inc., a 16-page, unanimous opinion written by Justice Dickson, begins:This opinion centers on the enforceability...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

In Gene Lasater and Carolyn Lasater v. Donald House, Sr., et al., Justice Rucker writes:The question presented is whether in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Billboard controversy is spotted in new venue

John Ketzenberger, business columnist for the Indianapolis Star, has an interesting column today titled "Billboard controversy is spotted in new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds a city’s housing code is not unenforceable for failure to include an express warrant procedure

In City of Vincennes v. Kevin Emmons d/b/a Cherokee Rentals, Jeffrey Hendrixson and Eric Klein, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues opinion re contruction of the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines

The Supreme Court has posted Greg Shelton v. Alaina Shelton, a 2-page opinion dated 1/18/06....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court holds that a defendant can be guilty as an accomplice even if the principal does not act “knowingly or intentionally”

In Kenyan Taylor v. State, a 23-page opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Kenyan Taylor was convicted of murder as Mose Bowling’s accomplice....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ind. Courts - Time-limits rule worries prosecutors

"Time-limits rule worries prosecutors: 3 suspects freed because cases weren't tried within 6 months" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Advocacy group heralds court decision: Ruling on Merrillville water service remanded back to IURC

This story by Deborah Laverty in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times reports that:A state consumer advocacy group called a recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2006

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In George Sanders v. State, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant George Sanders wrote a letter of confession that was used against him...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court issues disciplinary decision

The Indiana Supreme Court, in a per curium opinion In the Matter of Danny Ray Hill, concluded:Unfortunately, we are seeing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on sudden emergency doctrine

In Willis v. Westerfield, a 12-page opinion issued today, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that the common law sudden emergency doctrine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ind. Court - Did an Allen County prosecutor violate a local man’s rights by excluding him from a jury partly because he is a pastor?

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on an oral argument yesterday before the Indiana Supreme Court....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Yesterday's grant of transfer by the Supreme Court

Yesterday, in its last Transfer List of the year, the Supreme Court granted transfer to only one case, Ann &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 31, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court: "Delayed malpractice claim OK’d"

"Delayed malpractice claim OK’d: High court lets Wabash man sue 3 years after Lasik" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 31, 2005

Friday, December 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 3-2 medical malpractice ruling re the occurrence-based statute of limitations

L. Thomas & Norma Sue Booth v. Robert G. Wiley, M.D., Ronald K. Norlund, O.D., and Midwest Eye Consultants, P.C....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2005

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court has posted again today

Board of Directors of the Bass Lake Conservancy District v. Susan & John Brewer (This is NOT the much-anticipated school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ind. Deicisons - Supreme Court denies convicted murderer's request to litigate additional claims

In Marvin Bieghler v. State of Indiana, a 7-page order, dated 12/28/05, issued by a unanimous court, Justice Dickson writes:Marvin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decision today on preservation of Blakely claim

Undray L. Knighten v. State of Indiana deals with preservation of a Blakely claim. Justice Sullivan writes for a unanimous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2005

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides two dog search of car cases

This afternoon the Supreme Court has posted two decisions by Justice Dickson, both relating to canine searches of motor vehicles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues opinion on promises not to compete

In Michael Dicen v. New Sesco, Inc., Chief Justice Shepard writes:The founders and owners of an ongoing business took in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Two from Supreme Court, on credit agreements, and on termination of parental rights

In John Thomas Sees v. Bank One, Indiana, N.A. Justice Rucker writes:The question presented is whether a statute that prohibits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Juvenile record can be weighed

"Juvenile record can be weighed" is the headline to an AP story posted early this morning on the Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ind. Decision - Supreme Court issues two sentencing decisions

The Supreme Court has issued two decisions dealing with sentencing, both affirming the Court of Appeals rulings. They are: Kenna...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Final word on Elkhart Judge Pfaff

On Nov. 21, 2005, the Supreme Court posted In the Matter of L. Benjamin Pfaff , an order labeled "Published...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Ind. Courts - Judge Danikolas deserved harsher punishment for misdeed

"Danikolas deserved harsher punishment for misdeed" is the headline to an editorial today in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Nonlawyer misled Hispanic clients, Indiana Supreme Court says

"Court disciplines 'notario': Nonlawyer misled Hispanic clients, Indiana Supreme Court says" is the headline to this story today by Richard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court hears arguments on the standard of care applicable to minors

Last Thursday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Penn Harris Madison (P-H-M) School Corp. v. Howard....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court revises a defendant's sentence

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier& Press has a story today about the Supreme Court's Dec. 1 decision in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 10, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court throws out two appeals

In two opinions today, Daimler Chrysler Corporation v. Samuel and Diane Yeager, and Daimler Chrysler Corporation v. Tina and Darrin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge off the bench 60 days

"Judge off the bench 60 days" is the headline to this story today in the Gary Post-Tribune, about the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two additional rulings today, on age discrimination and a judicial disciplinary action

In IDEM v. Lynn West, et al, a 20-page decision many people have been waiting to read, Justice Sullivan writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues unauthorized practice decision against woman providing "immigration services"

Some quotes from a 24-page per curiam ruling issued today by the Supreme Court, "On Petition To Enjoin The Unauthorized...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Ind. Courts - Court ruling filling up calendars: State justices decide jailed defendants must be tried within 6 months of arrest

"State justices decide jailed defendants must be tried within 6 months of arrest" is the headline to a lengthy story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 04, 2005

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court revises a defendant's sentence

In Leonard Lamont Frye v. State of Indiana the Supreme Court today, in a decision written by Justice Sullivan, revised...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues 4 opinions, dealing with attorney discipline, prescriptive easements, and two criminal law cases

In the Matter of Dorothy J. Thomsen is a 3-page per curiam decision. Some quotes:The parties in this case have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - School fees case still awaiting Supreme Court ruling

The Nagy v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp case is still awaiting a state Supreme Court decision. The case was argued before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "The Indiana Supreme Court has ducked a couple of tough calls."

"The Indiana Supreme Court has ducked a couple of tough calls" is the headline to an editorial today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2005

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Ind. Courts - A "ruling against women"

A "Ruling against women" is how the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette describes the Indiana Supreme Court's decision last week in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court sends lesbian lawsuit back to Monroe County judge

AP reporter Rick Callahan, in a story published today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and headed "Woman seeking rights...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Several stories on yesterday's Supreme Court abortion ruling

"Indiana law on abortion upheld: Suit challenged wait, in-person counseling" is the headline to this Lesley Stedman Weidenbenerstory today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Two other Supreme Court decisions today, one dealing with same-sex parents [Updated]

Krste Prentoski v. Five Star Painting, Inc. is a workers compensation appeal, affirms that "Indiana Code Section 22-3-3-27(c) and similarly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court upholds abortion waiting period

Clinic for Women v. Carl Brizzi (11/23/05)* The majority opinion is written by Justice Rucker, with Shepard and Sullivan concurring....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on future income as a divisible marital asset

In Terry Severs v. Majorie Severs, issued today, Justice Boehm writes:We hold that future disability income is a divisible marital...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "Prison policy on sex-offender visitation to stand "

An AP story today in the Louisville Courier Journal does nothing to add further clarification to the Supreme Court's order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts (1) order accepting Pfaff resignation; and (2) order retracting transfer grant in sex offender visitation by minors case

Two orders were posted on the Supreme Court website late today. In the Matter of L. Benjamin Pfaff is labeled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 21, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - No venue yet for high profile murder retrial

In Roy Lee Ward v. State of Indiana (6/30/4 IndSCt), Justice Rucker, wrote for a unanimous court:As the result of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on City orders billboards down by Dec. 10

Following up on the ILB entry from 11/10/05 on the Indiana Supreme Court ruling 11/3/05 in Metropolitan Development Commission of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Indiana hearsay/confrontation clause case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

The Peru Tribune has this story by Laurie Kiefaber on the Indiana confrontation clause decision, Hammon v. State (6/16/05 IndSCt),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Punitive damages from dead disallowed

"Punitive damages from dead disallowed: Justices say estate can't be held liable" is the headline to a brief AP story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - City orders billboards down by Dec. 10

"Court decides billboards must go: 10 interstate signs in Indy ruled illegal" is the headline to a story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Court hears arguments on sex offender policy

Yesterday the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Jane Doe v. J. David Donahue. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Indiana law does not permit recovery of punitive damages from a decedent’s estate

In Alicia and Jacelyn Crabtree, b/n/f Kimberly Kemp v. Estate of Jackie L. Crabtree, Jr., decided today, Justice Boehm writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ind. Courts - High court puts history on trial

"High court puts history on trial: Re-enactment highlights 1820 case that set Indiana on on anti-slavery course" is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on billboard dispute; finds inmate's complaint "unreasonable"

Apparently the Court's website is being updated twice a day now, as I've just spotted two Supreme Court opinions that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Indiana hearsay/confrontation clause case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Charles Wilson of the AP has a story today, appearing in several Indiana papers and the LCJ, on the confrontation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Indiana hearsay/confrontation clause case to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

An editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal today reports:[The Sixth Amendment] says the accused "shall enjoy the right ... to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on spousal testimony

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued two opinions today, both written by Justice Boehm, dealing with spousal testimony. The decisions,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on standing, diminution of value, and dimunition as it applies to uninsured motorist coverage

In Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers (IABR), et al. v. Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, et al. (5/25/04 IndCtApp) the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules on composition of over-the-counter or prescription drug

In a 7-page opinion issued today, Reemer v. State, Judge Boehm writes:We hold that expert witnesses or laboratory results are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Gary attorney disciplined for pot crop

The Gary Post-Tribune reports today:A Merrillville personal injury lawyer was publically reprimanded by the Indiana Supreme Court for growing more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 22, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Law - Gun-shield bill protects makers and sellers from suits, including that of the city of Gary

The Indianapolis Star publishes on its front page today a story from the LA Times (their longer version here) on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "State high court suspends lawyer for misconduct"

First reported here in the ILB on Monday, today's Indianapolis Star puts the story on the front page of its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplinary action [Updated]

The Supreme Court has issued a 6-page per curiam displinary action, In the Matter of John H. Freeman, IV. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts three on habitual offender enhancements

Posted late yesterday afternoon, Anthony Jacobs v. State of Indiana, a 9-page opinion by Chief Justice Shepard, begins:In 2000, this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2005

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Ind Decisions - Is Purdue subject to the age discrimination law?

On Thursday, Oct. 20th at 9:00 AM, the Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 09, 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues sentencing decision today

Randal Young v. State (10/4/05), a 4-page, 5-0 decision written by Judge Sullivan, was posted today. Some quotes:As noted, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Ward case [Updated]

A brief story on the 14 WFIE (Evansville) site this morning:The US Supreme Court refuses to hear the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Indiana "Case Clips"

I've added "Case Clips" to the right-hand column of this page, in the Indiana Legal Resources section. What is "Case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 02, 2005

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues procedural ruling today

The Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a petition for rehearing in PSI Energy, Inc. v. William Lee Roberts,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court to hear oral arguments tomorrow in three cases

The Supreme Court is hearing three sets of oral arguments tomorrow:Sep 28, 9:00 AM -- Gary Carroll v. State &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer in Porter County landfill case

The Munster (NW Indiana) Times reports today:The Indiana Supreme Court has brought an end to plans to build a 354-acre...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends attorney for 90 days

In In re Timothy V. Clark (9/16/05), a 5-page per curiam opinion in a disciplinary action, the Court concludes: Given...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2005

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court rules in prosecutor misconduct case [Updated]

On Sept. 9, 2004 the ILB posted an entry quoting from the Louisville Courier Journal. Here is part of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - New Supreme Court ruling on death penalty and mental retardation today [Updated 9/14/05]

Tommy R. Pruitt v. State (9/13/05, 42 pp.)Boehm, Justice. Tommy Pruitt was charged with the murder of Deputy Daniel Starnes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Fort Wayne Airport decision

On August 2, 2005 the Indiana Supreme Court posted its decision in SMDfund, Inc., et al v. Fort Wayne-Allen Co....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court to hear nine oral arguments this week

The Indiana Supreme Court calendar shows that it will hear oral arguments tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, in a marathon five...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court disciplines Highland attorney

In In the Matter of John M. Hughes (8/31/05 IndSCt), the Court publicly reprimanded and admonished respondent, John M. Hughes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court frees man jailed for 526 days

"Man jailed for 526 days on murder charge freed" is the headline to this AP story in the Indianapolis Star....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2005

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Alan Matheney v. State of Indiana

The Supreme Court's 8/29/05 order in Alan Matheney v. State of Indiana is now available. Scroll down two for yesterday's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Friday, August 26, 2005

Indiana Decisions - Arthur Baird v. State now available online

Arthur Baird v. State of Indiana (Ind. S.Ct. 8/25/05) (discussed in this ILB entry from yesterday and today), is now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana justices approve execution" [Updated]

"Indiana justices approve execution" is the headline to an Indianapolis Star story posted on the Star website this evening at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2005

Monday, August 22, 2005

Ind. Gov't. - Indiana textbook fees, and a possibly relevant pending appeal

An AP story in the Louisville Courier Journal is headlined "Indiana among 10 states with textbook fees." It reports:BLOOMINGTON, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2005

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Jedediah J. Haltom v. State of Indiana (8/16/05), Justice Sullivan writes:Jedediah Haltom crashed his truck into a woman’s car...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Friday, August 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Fort Wayne Airport decision

Balencing yesterday's editorial in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel is an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette headlined "Common-sense...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 05, 2005

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Fort Wayne Airport decision

Following up on reports yesterday and Tuesday on the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority ruling (scroll down to read), there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 04, 2005

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on yesterday's Supreme Court decision re the Fort Wayne airport

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes today:INDIANAPOLIS – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority got welcome news...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Important Indiana Supreme Court decision today

Today the Ind. Supreme Court has posted its decision in SMDfund, Inc., et al v. Fort Wayne-Allen Co. Airport Authority,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Friday, April 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

Michael Allen Lambert v. State of Indiana (4/28/05 IndSCt) [PUBLISHED ORDER CONCERNING SUCCESSIVE PETITION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF IN CAPITAL CASE]Introduction....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 29, 2005

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - State Supreme Court suspends law license of former deputy prosecutor

Somewhat oddly, the AP today has a story about a 3/31/05 ruling of the Indiana Supreme Court, discussed in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Maurice Smith v. State of Indiana (4/20/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, JusticeDefendant Maurice K. Smith’s sentence in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Random testing in schools for steroids

"Testing an expensive proposition" is the headline to this story in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times by Jeff Carroll. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 17, 2005

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Peggy J. Haville v. Michael Haville (4/13/05 IndSCt) [Family Law] Dickson, Justice Peggy Haville ("former wife") appeals from the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two today

In the Matter of Patrick S. Ryan (3/31/05 IndSCt) [Disciplinary Proceeding] Per Curiam Today, we find that the respondent, Patrick...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2005

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two today

State of Indiana v. Loren Akins (3/30/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Dickason, Justice In this interlocutory appeal, the State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Monday, March 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Indiana tackled right-to-die issue in '91

The Indianapolis Star had a front-page story Sunday by Diana Penner headlined: "Indiana tackled right-to-die issue in '91: In Schiavo-like...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 28, 2005

Friday, March 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Justices restrict police searches of trash

Reporting on yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Patrick & Susan May Litchfield v. State of Indiana (3/24/05 IndSCt)[ILB entry here],...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 25, 2005

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Patrick & Susan May Litchfield v. State of Indiana (3/24/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Boehm, Justice We hold that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 24, 2005

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Patricia Gribben v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (3/22/05 IndSCt) [Torts; Spoliation] [Certified Question from the USDC, SD Ind., The Honorable V....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Another article on Smylie v. State

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier& Press has an article today on the recent Supreme Court decision in Symlie v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 20, 2005

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Gary Post Tribune reports on Smylie v. State

Frank Wiget of the Gary Post-Tribune has a story today headlined "Ruling on jail sentences likely to affect area cases."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Star reports on Brownsburg bid selection case

Thursday's Indiana Supreme Court decision in Brownsburg Community School Corporation v. Natare Corporation (3/17/05) (see ILB entry here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 19, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues two today

Brownsburg Community School Corporation v. Natare Corporation (3/17/05 IndSCt) [Antitrust] Boehm, Justice We hold that the Indiana Antitrust Act does...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2005

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Anthony Graves v. State of Indiana (3/16/06/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Shepard, Chief Justice A generation ago, Anthony Graves...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

Brian Chism v. State of Indiana (3/14/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Statutory Construction] Shepard, Chief Justice As technology marches...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Monday, March 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one decision today

Valentin Jaramillo v. State of Indiana (3/11/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Justice At issue in this appeal is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2005

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Ind. Law - A local view of Smylie v. State

Giving some local color to last week's Supreme Court decision in Smylie v. State, Michael W. Hoskins of the Johnson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 13, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - One from Supreme Court today

Donald Earl Houser v. State of Indiana (3/10/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Justice Defendant Donald Earl Houser was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Court's ruling could reduce sentences for some inmates

"Court's ruling could reduce sentences for some inmates" is the headline to a story in today's Indianapolis Star about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - [Updated] More on today's decision in Smylie v. State

Not to be overly picky, but as a blogger, I am sensitive to these things. Page 11, footnote 12 of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Heath and Smylie handed down this afternoon?

That is the "word on the street" -- I'll try to post them as soon as I can get my...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Ritchie Halsema v. State of Indiana/Frank L. Halsema v. State of Indiana (3/9/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law and Procedure] Rucker, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Tongue stud case makes the paper

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Brenna Guy v. State of Indiana (3/2/05 IndSCt) - access the ILB entry here -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 03, 2005

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Oral arguments this month

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow (Mar 3, 2005 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM EST) in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ind Decisions - State Supreme Court to hear Armstrong case arguments

According to this story in the Princeton Daily Clarion, the Indiana Supreme Court has granted transfer in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - One today from the Supreme Court

Brenna Guy v. State of Indiana (3/2/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Statutory Construction] Shepard, Chief Justice The trial court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Timothy R. Chamberlain, M.D., et al. v. Richard Steven Walpole (2/24/05 IndSCt) [Medical Malpractice; Statutory Construction] Boehm, Justice We hold...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2005

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - One today from Supreme Court

Hyundai Motor America, Inc. v. Sandra Goodin (2/22/05 IndSCt) [Contracts] Boehm, Justice We hold that a consumer may sue a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court affirms Keller's election to Indianapolis council seat

Near the end of the Indianapolis Star's "Behind Closed Doors" solumn today is this:It's official (finally). About 16 months after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2005

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two today

Carolyn S. Beckley v. Jack D. Beckley (2/10/05 IndSCt] [Family Law] Rucker, Justice The question presented is whether an award...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2005

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Story on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on economic loss

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today on yesterday's Indiana Supreme Court decision on economic loss. A quote:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts two today

Frederick Laux v. State of Indiana (2/2/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Shepard, Justice A jury found appellant Frederick A....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Two today from Supreme Court

Lanny D. Abney v. State of Indiana (1/27/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Rucker, Justice * * * Prior to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 27, 2005

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Today the Supreme Court "posted" its decision in Donald Ray Wallace v. State, issued on last Thursday, Jan. 13th. For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Star editorial urges Supreme Court to reconsider last Tuesday's Corcoran decision

In an editorial this morning the Indiana Star was about the Supreme Court's ruling in Joseph E. Corcoran v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 15, 2005

Friday, January 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Even more on yesterday's Indiana Supreme Court tax rulings

Several stories today from the NW Indiana papers on the Supreme Court's tax rulings yesterday. The Gary Post Tribune's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 14, 2005

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on today's Indiana Supreme Court tax rulings

The Indianapolis Star this evening has a story shedding light on the four tax rulings today (two entries down)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues four tax decisions today

Dept. of Local Gov't. Finance v. Commonwealth Edison Co. of Ind., Inc. (1/13/05 IndSCt) [Taxation] Sullivan, Justice An electric...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2005

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Oral Arguments Scheduled

The Supreme Court calendar shows only one more (two were heard on January 6th) oral argument this month, Jerry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Yesterday's Supreme Court Ruling in Death Case

"Court says killer waited too long to change mind: Fort Wayne man sentenced to death for '97 slayings missed review...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Indiana Dec. - One today from Supreme Court

Joseph E. Corcoran v. State of Indiana (1/11/05 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Justice Joseph E. Corcoran, convicted of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court posts 2 today

Monica, James & Diane Witte v. Mikayla Mundy, et al. (1/6/05 IndSCt) [Torts] Boehm, Justice A child and her mother...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2005

Indiana Decisions - More on Tuesday's Indiana Supreme Court zoning decision

The Gary Post Tribune has a story today on the Indiana Supreme Court's decision Tuesday in Chester Borsuk v. Town...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2005

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court posts two today

Bank of New York, Trustee v. Stephen H. Nally, et al. (1/4/05 IndSCt) [Property; Real Estate] Boehm, Justice.We hold that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Indiana Decisions - More on Fort Wayne Airport case

The Supreme Court oral argument in SMDfund, Inc., et al v. Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Auth., et al took place...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 02, 2005

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court posts one

In the Matter of Anonymous (12/23/04 IndSCt) [Attorney Disciplinary] Per Curiam In this attorney discipline case, the Disciplinary Commission has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 23, 2004

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court, Two Court of Appeals opinions today

Sandy Diane Pugh v. State of Indiana (12/21/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Justice The Court of Appeals held...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - $53M Lake, U.S Steel tax deal a go

"$53M Lake, U.S Steel tax deal a go: State high court refuses to hear appeal" is the headline to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 19, 2004