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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ind. Courts - Briefing now complete in Indiana/Wisconsin same-sex marriage appeals to 7th Circuit

Reply briefs were due and filed yesterday by the States of Indiana and Wisconsin in the States' appeals to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "ACLU asks for federal recognition of Indiana same-sex marriages"

Here is a statement regarding Michigan issued on March 28th of this year by U.S. AG Holder, quoted in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ind. Decision - "A dogfight, marijuana and a warrantless search were at the heart of a Fort Wayne oral argument heard Thursday"

That is the lede to this story today by Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette about the oral...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: SCOTUS today denies cert in an Indiana case

Updating this post from June 16th, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS affirms 7th Circuit bankruptcy ruling

The first SCOTUS opinion today affirms the 7th Circuit in Clark v. Rameker, holding "Funds held in an inherited IRA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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

Updating this ILB post from June 9th, this morning the Brewington docket shows the follow new entries: Chronological Case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit holds do-over after secret hearing was recorded but public argument wasn’t"

The ILB has had a number of posts on the way the Indiana appellate courts correct errors in their opinions,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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

Background: On March 24th the ILB wrote that the Supreme Court had posted an opinion on March 21st, State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court sets hearing in right-to-work challenge"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times has the story here, along with the Lake County Superior Court ruling finding right-to-work...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

In David S. Delagrange v. State of Indiana, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Massa writes:David Delagrange here appeals his convictions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, February 03, 2014

Ind. Decisions - David Camm story on 2-hour NBC Dateline

As posted here last Friday, Jan. 31st, NBC Dateline had a 2-hour show on the David Camm trials. I've now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 03, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Ind. Decisions - David Camm story on 2-hour NBC Dateline tonight

From the New Albany News & Tribune: "David Camm will discuss his 13-year quest to clear his name and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 31, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS rules "Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts"

Joseph S. Pete reports in the NWI Times in a long story that begins:GARY | The nation's highest court has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals' Caseload Continues Decline in 2013

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Updating this December 20 entry,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Indiana case before the SCOTUS on Monday

The case is Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corporation, and here is the SCOTUSblog casepage, linking to Judge Posner's 7th Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 02, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Wrapping up, on the ILB at least, the comments on Judge' Posner's disclosure re his decision in the voter ID challenge [Updated]

Updating yesterday's entry, the State Bar of Michigan blog asks this morning:This is all very interesting stuff, of course, to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Supreme Court to hear Fort Wayne man's shoe-cam case"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports in a story headed "Arguments in shoe-cam...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Supreme Court to hear Fort Wayne man's shoe-cam case"

This morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in David Delagrange v. State of Indiana. Here is an AP story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Plea agreement to be filed at 5 pm in Bei Bei Shuai case

Just received from the Supreme Court press office:Judge Carlisle has been informed the parties are filing a plea agreement in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 02, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Illinois COA discusses Indiana law re insurer's duty to defend in unsolicited fax suit

In Bridgeview Health Care v. State Farm, a June 19th decision of an Illinois Court of Appeals, Bridgeport:... filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. $196,969.00 UNITED STATES CURRENCY

On June 11, the 7th Circuit reversed a ruling by Indiana federal district Judge Magnus-Stinson. Here is what the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Planned Parenthood Law Rejected By Federal Agency, Supreme Court "

Updating this ILB entry from Wed., May 29th, headed "Planned Parenthood prevails at court: Justices won’t hear state’s bid to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 01, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - From the London Daily Mail, a long feature on Paul Gingerich

Extensive coverage and many photos in a long story headed "The boy who was jailed for life at the age...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 29, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules ousted Carroll County commissioner's home is where he sleeps"

Reminiscent of another recent case? Here Ron Slavens is fighting to recover his Carroll County commissioner's district 1 seat. Chris...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules Indiana owes IBM $12M over botched welfare program"

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star has lengthy coverage today of yesterday's ruling by Marion County Judge David Dreyer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: SCOTUS affirms Ind. Supreme Court in Armour (Barrett Law case)

Updating this entry and this entry today, the WSJ Law Blog looks at the split among the more conservative members...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS affirms Ind. Supreme Court in Armour (Barrett Law case)

See the opinion here. Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries. This entry from Feb. 29, 2012 includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Craig application over siding again denied in New Albany: Preservation commission’s first decision was upheld by court of appeals"

Daniel Suddeath reports in the May 20th New Albany News & Tribune:NEW ALBANY — A retroactive request to allow vinyl...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Jon E. DeGuilio heard arguments re 3 of the remianing unresolved issues in Indiana’s fight to execute Corcoran, 37, who killed at least four people before he turned 23.

Here is a lengthy story with a good deal of interesting detail, dated May 17th, by Rebecca S. Green of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Uninsured patients' lawsuit carries high stakes for area hospitals" [Updated]

Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star had a long Sunday story about a case set for oral argument on May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Is it a motor vehicle, or simply a motorized bike? For suspended drivers who get caught driving one, it could mean going to jail."

This morning at 9:30 the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Michael J. Lock v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 20, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "Ruling gives I-69 crews immediate access to Monroe County property to survey land for construction: Judge says tree-cutting ban presses INDOT to fell trees before April 1"

Supplementing this ILB entry from April 1st, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today has a story by Erich Schmwartzel that reports:The Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Longed for improvement to Indiana Courts decisions page

The Courts site appears to have pitched the very annoying and unavoidable large pull-down menu which displayed itself whenever you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Star FOIA reveals $210,000 state settlement in death of foster child

"The Star obtained the settlement agreement this week through a public records request filed with the office of the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2012

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two Supreme Court disciplinary opinions today

In the Matter of Stanley Kahn is a one-page Order, dated Dec. 8, 2011, that reads in part:On July 24,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Senator Slams Judge's Immigration Law Ruling"

Evidently Sen. Delph is not yet done speaking out on Judge Barker's immigration ruling. 6News' Joanna Masse has the story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Sen. Delph Criticizes Judges in Facebook and Twitter entries

Jim Shella of WISHTV News has the story. Quotes:The state Senator who authored Indiana’s immigration reform law has criticism for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Legislative Panel to Review High Court Ruling on Illegal Police Entry This Wednesday

So announced State Sen. Brent Steele in a press release today. Some quotes:STATEHOUSE (June 27, 2011) — State lawmakers will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge: DOC Violating Law By Not Offering Kosher Meals"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 4, 2010, quoting from federal Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson's 28-page opinion in Willis et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week and next

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 5/9/11): Thursday, May 12th 10:00 AM - Town of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 09, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Application of Pollution Exclusions"

Yesterday's oral argument in State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. v. Flexdar, Inc. rates a long story today in Insurance News...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS finally denies cert in challenge to Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 21, 2010, the SCOTUS today denied cert in the case of Torrey Bauer, David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court decides civil forfeiture case

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in Martin Serrano v. State of Indiana and the City of Fort Wayne came as somewhat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: David Camm motion filed with Court of Appeals

Updating this ILB entry from March 14, 2011, yesterday the Court of Appeals issued the following order:HAVING REVIEWED THE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Puppy mill case appears to be heating up

Here is an order of the Supreme Court, filed April 7, 2011, headed State of Indiana ex rel Ind. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: David Camm motion filed with Court of Appeals

The ILB reported at noon time that "The Court of Appeals accepted jurisdiction over the Camm interlocutory appeal on Friday."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: David Camm motion filed with Court of Appeals

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14, 2011, on a motion for interlocutory appeal (docketed as Case Number: 87 A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Update on: "Indiana couple fights to keep child raised since birth"

Updating this list of earlier entries:The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Sellersburg, Ind. couple...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 3 today (and 4 NFP)

For publication opinions today (3): In Deidre Carter v. Grace Whitney Properties, a 14-page opinion, Judge Barnes writes:Deidre Carter appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme court hears arguments in Brown County fire district case

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Susanne Gaudin, et al. v. J.W. Austin, et al...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - The separation of powers, the one subject requirement, and the budget bill, or "Will the Court revamp the process and force the genie back into the bottle?"

Background. On October 20th, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in In the matter of A.B., a Child Alleged...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Justices weigh molester’s fate"

The oral argument before the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of Elmer Baker v. State of Indiana (ILB background...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Even more on: "Indiana couple fights to keep child raised since birth"

Updating these earlier ILB entries, the Toledo Blade reported Oct. 31st:The 3-year-old boy at the center of an interstate custody...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Is jailing debtors the same as debtors jail?"

The June 12, 2009 Indiana COA decision in Herman Button v. Sue James is featured in a story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Indianapolis Archdiocese ends priest abuse lawsuit with first cash settlement"

The ILB's last entry on this case was on Jan. 22, 2010, re the trial pending before Judge David Dryer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Indiana Decisions - Maybe not today [Updated]

The Court's Indiana Opinions pages havn't been updated today -- they still show Monday's date. That means there may be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues one today

In Kyle Kiplinger v. State of Indiana, a 9-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:Defendant Kyle Kiplinger appeals his sentence of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 22, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: What East Chicago case is being settled here?

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 23rd, the Indianapolis Star posted this report this morning ocompiled by Tom Spalding -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: What East Chicago case is being settled here?

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, that quoted Jon Seidel of the Post Tribune writing:Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - What East Chicago case is being settled here?

On Feb. 19th Andy Grimm of the Gary Post-Tribune reported in this story:EAST CHICAGO -- The city has ended a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 22, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Attorney General Zoeller reaches $1.95 million settlement with CVS

From a press release issued today:INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced that a $1.95 million settlement has been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Courts - Cheek swabs and the 4th amendment

On Jan. 11, 2010, the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Arturo Garcia-Torres v. State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Interesting discovery ruling from SD Ind.

An interesting order filed Jan. 29, 2010 in federal court in the case of Mack v. HH Gregg, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Indiana Chrysler bankruptcy challenge cert petition being reviewed today [Updated again]

"Critics Of Chrysler Sale Find Positive In High Court's Order " is headline to this WSJ story by Brent Kendall....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Indiana Chrysler bankruptcy challenge cert petition being reviewed today

Friday the ILB posted this entry, reporting that "the petition in case of Indiana State Police Pension Trust v. Chrysler,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Chrysler bankruptcy challenge cert petition being reviewed today

According to this entry from SCOTUSLaw Blog, the petition in case of Indiana State Police Pension Trust v. Chrysler, LLC...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Leroy F. Miller (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 5-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:Leroy Miller was convicted of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Boney Grants Exclusive Interview: Convicted Killer Gives First TV Interview In 5 Years"

WLKY out of Louisville has the story today with numerous links, including a 3-part TV interview with Charles Boney. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court sets Dec. 11, 2009 as execution date for Matthew Eric Wrinkles

"Wrinkles murder case is topic on 'Oprah' Tuesday" is the headline of a brief story today in the Evansville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 07, 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

Courts - "Courts - Still more on: SCOTUS rejects 7th Circuit ruling re Joseph Corcoran"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Ashley Smith of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel has this story today, headed "Convicted killer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Courts - More on: SCOTUS rejects 7th Circuit ruling re Joseph Corcoran

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today headed "Justices return...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 21, 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

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana court's DNA test ruling questions criminal testing procedures "

The Sept. 30, 2-1 Court of Appeals decision in Arturo Garcia-Torres v. State of Indiana -- see ILB summary here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Following up on: "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"; my plan

The ILB has posted a number of entries on this year's budget bill and its surprises: items added into the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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

Friday, September 04, 2009

Courts - Relying on Indiana law, Illinois federal judge allows woman to sue bank for lax security after $26,000 stolen by hacker [Updated]

From a story by Kim Zetter of Wired:An Illinois district court has allowed a couple to sue their bank on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 04, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Oak Park annexation protestors say attorneys failed their case"

David A. Mann reports in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune:The plaintiffs in a remonstrance case against Jeffersonville’s Oak Park annexation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 13th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has a feature on Janes Payne. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"

Picking up on this ILB entry from August 10th, where a Court of Appeals opinion pointed out that during the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"

Thanks to Joel Schumm of IU Law for pointing out to me the footnote on the last page of D.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Medical malpractice awards are an uncommon result in Indiana's long process"

Amanda Harmon reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Marion County juries awarded high-dollar damages in two medical malpractice cases this month,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Orban Suit Finally Reaches Settlement"

City of Warsaw and R. Paul Schmitt v. Richard and Jan Orban (NFP) was issued Dec. 31, 2007. In a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Courts - Seymour-based Rose Acre Farms takings judgment reversed by Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [Updated]

An opinion yesterday by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a much litigated dispute, about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 13, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: A question for ILB attorney-readers

I've received quite few thoughtful responses to the question I posed Friday about why you read NFP opinions, and your...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - A question for ILB attorney-readers

I'm getting ready to post today's Court of Appeals opinions. There are 3 for publication opinions and 15 not-for-publication (NFP),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 20, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Federal magistrate urges ban of schools’ faith study"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A federal magistrate recommended Tuesday the cessation of the Huntington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "2 Indiana legislators want longer sentence for killing fetus"

Jon Murray has this story today in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:An Indianapolis bank shooting that resulted in the deaths...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 01, 2009

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - National reports today on Indiana appellate courts' rulings on early voting case

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, both the NY Times and NPR today had reports on the Lake County early...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Latest stories on Indiana appellate courts' rulings on early voting case

The action by the Supreme Court yesterday in denying a direct appeal, and the Court of Appeals' subsequent decision to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Curley Plaintiffs petition for immediate consideration by Supreme Court [Updated]

Here is the Verified Motion to Acknowledge Jursidiction and Establish Expedited Briefing Schedule in the case of Curley v. Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 23, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Status of: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County [Updated]

Updating the most recent ILB entry, from Saturday, where U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen was quoted by two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 8th, both the NWI Times and the Gary Post Tribune report today that U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two today

In Kozuszek v. Brewer (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), an 11-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Nicole Kozuszek and her brother Wesley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen yesterday vacated Lake County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Arredondo's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Well, now three judges are involved: (1) Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins - who granted a restraining order last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: AG Carter will not appeal either of two recent district court rulings voiding 2008 legislation

Updating this ILB entry from July 24th, The Bedford Times-Mail editorializes today:Attorney General Steve Carter has shown a remarkable and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - AG Carter will not appeal either of two recent district court rulings voiding 2008 legislation

On July 2nd, Attorney General Carter issued a release re Judge Sarah Evans Barker's July 1st ruling in Big Hat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues three Indiana opinions today

In Caskey v. Colgate-Palmolive (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 15-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:After being disciplined and ultimately terminated,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: SCOTUS decides Indiana v. Edwards

National coverage today of yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Indiana v. Edawrds (for background start here) includes this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Indiana Supreme Court bars Geoffrey N. Fieger from temporary admission

Supplementing this May 24th ILB entry, the ABA Journal Blog has a report that not only did a Detroit federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Tax Court finds RV Park eligible for a religious purposes exemption [Updated]

In Cedar Lake Conference Association v. Lake County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, a decision dated May 28th, 2008,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court requires AG's CID to be by verified petition or other admissible evidence presented at a hearing

In Nu-Sash of Indianapolis, Inc. d/b/a McKee Sunroom Designs v. Steve Carter, Indiana Attorney General, a 6-page, 4-0 opinion, Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Jury rejects pollution suit against New Albany power plant"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today re the Gallagher plant in New Albany, the Indianapolis Star this afternoon has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 23, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Lethal injection case heard before SCOTUS

Following on earlier ILB entries on lethal injection, from Yahoo News today: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Supreme Court Justice John Paul...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Lethal injection case heard before SCOTUS; Indiana implications

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, several stories today cite Justice Ginsburg's dissent contrasting the Kentucky procedure with that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Lethal injection case heard before SCOTUS; Indiana implications

Updating this Jan. 8, 2008 ILB entry, today the AP's Mark Sherman reports "Supreme Court upholds use of lethal injections."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Jill Behrman murder trial unfair, lawyer tells appeals court"

This morning the ILB posted quotes and/or links to stories from two reporters, Deanna Martin and Jon Murray, on yesterday's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In US v. Justin L. Hoffman (ND Ind., Judge Miler), a 9-page opinion, Judge Flaum concludes:It is true that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 17, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 4 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1): In Baker Machinery, Inc. v Superior Canopy Corp., et. al., a 14-page opinion, Judge Friedlander...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Updating again: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

This ILB entry from Feb. 20th quoted the Lafayette paper's report that two decisions had been handed down:Two Tippecanoe County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Religious order appeals Holy Cross Village tax decision"

A report today on this long on-going dispute. The South Bend Tribune had what the ILB described as "a very...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: OK, where are these opinions?

On Jan. 23rd, the ILB posted an entry headed "OK, where are these opinions?" The entry reported that, although the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Indiana Lumbermens Mutual v. Reinsurance Results (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The defendant in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on problems with new COA opinions format

The ILB has not heard back from its messages yesterday to the Indiana Clerk's Office re problems with the new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2008

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Church’s admission of abuse not enough, accuser says"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 18th, which included this quote from a story by Robert King in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Marion County juvenile court orders release of the juvenile court file and the much larger DCS case file in TaJanay Bailey case

Updating this entry from yesterday, the Indianapolis Star's Jon Murray reported last evening that:A Marion County juvenile court judge this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 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

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Tax Court dismisses property tax challenge

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on yesterday's Indiana Tax Court decision in the case of Mel Goldstein, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Tax Court dismisses property tax challenge

In Mel Goldstein, et al. v. Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, et al., an 11-page opinion issued today, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit dismisses challenge to Indiana canons of judicial ethics

Last Friday, Oct. 26th, the 7th Circuit issued a significant decision in the case of Right to Life v. Randall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit dismisses challenge to Indiana canons of judicial ethics

In Right to Life v. Randall T. Shepard (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 10-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:Indiana Right...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Upcoming oral arguments this week

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, previewing the oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court this week, yesterday (Wednesday) the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 25, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court: This Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 9:00 AM - Walden v. State - Following...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court: This Thursday, Oct. 18th: 9:00 AM - Russell Prewitt v. State -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court: This Wednesday, Oct. 10th 3:00 PM - Daniel Raess, M.D. v. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 08, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Courts - SCOTUS declines to hear challenge to Zyprexa patent

Updating this Dec. 27, 2006 ILB entry, headed "Lilly wins major Zyprexa patent case," (and including a link to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court: None scheduled. This week's oral arguments before the Court of Appeals that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week

Upcoming oral arguments before the Supreme Court: This Tuesday, Sept. 25th: 9:00 AM - Chi Yun Ho, M.D. v. Loretta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 24, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Note 7th Circuit sanctions in Illinois case

Thanks to Robert Loblaw of the blog Decision of the Day for picking up on Judge Easterbrook's opinion today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Trial court ruling could void IMPD arrests

The NY Times has now picked up on the Indianapolis story (see earlier ILB entry from Aug. 8th here). Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Impact of Fort Wayne Disability Center ruling in other areas of state?

Updating this ILB entry from August 5th, Dick Kaukas of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today that:The New Albany City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Impact of Fort Wayne Disability Center ruling in other areas of state?

"No-bid contracts split council: New Albany debates 2 agreements' validity" is the headline to a story today by Dick Kaukas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 05, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two Indiana decisions

In Randy P. O'Brien v. Ind. Dept. of Corr. (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 9-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Randy O’Brien...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Deal with closed developmental center broke law; damages, if any, undecided"

Following up on its story July 17th (see this ILB entry) on Monday's Court of Appeals decision in Anita Stuller,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: How long has it been since the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the legislative prayer case?

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's weekly Political Notebook picks up today on the ILB entry from July 3rd on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Panetti issued

In this ILB entry on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling yesterday in Panetti v. Quarterman (née Drake), the ILB quoted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Appeals Court rules in Clarksville Developer Lynn's favor

Larry Thomas of the New Albany Tribune reports on Wednesday's opinion in Robert Lynn Company, Inc. v. Town of Clarksville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court decides one today

In Porter Development, LLC v. First National Bank of Valparaiso, a 7-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Dickson writes:When a financial institution...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 2 today (and 13 NFP)

For publication opinions today (2): Tamko Roofing Products, Inc. v. Dennis Dilloway - Dillowat ordered shingles based on the color...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Potential appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court anticipated

Judge Sara Evans Barker upheld the Indiana voter ID law a year ago -- see this April 15, 2006 ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "U.S. District Judge Allen Sharp ordered that Joseph Corcoran be resentenced but that he should not receive the death penalty"

Updating this ILB entry from Thursday, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has posted excerpts from U.S. District Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 13, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Supreme Court sets execution date in 1984 stabbing death"

Prof. Douglas Berman of Sentencing Law & Policy Blog has posted this entry today, which I quote in full:Tracking the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge Rules Drug Documents Must Be Returned to Eli Lilly"

The ILB has had a number of entries (see list here) on Lilly's drug Zyprexa. Most recently was this entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 23, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judge Rules Drug Documents Must Be Returned to Eli Lilly"

"A federal district judge in Brooklyn (ED NY) ruled yesterday that confidential marketing materials belonging to Eli Lilly & Company...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

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 - Another Supreme Court opinion just posted; turns on evidence rule

In Schultz v. Ford Motor Company, a 16-page, 5-0 opinion, Justice Sullivan writes:A jury rendered a defense verdict on plaintiffs’...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 05, 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 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in Armstrong case

An ILB entry from March 2, 2005 began:According to this story in the Princeton Daily Clarion, the Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana decisions today

In McKinney, Timothy v. Duplain, Robert (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), a 28-page opinion [this is the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Summaries of Friday's decisions completed

The ILB summaries of Friday's (8/11/06) Court of Appeals and Supreme Court rulings are now completed. Access them here and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 13, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Nagy, et al. v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation back in local court

Nagy, et al. v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, decided on March 30th (see ILB entry here), has led to much speculation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues five decisions today

In Jeffrey Patrick, City of Gary & City of Gary Police Department v. Richard Miresso, a 5-page opinion, Justice Dickson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Columnist James J. Kilpatrick features Indiana case [Updated]

An opinion piece by national columnist James J. Kilpatrick today reports on an Indiana case that I am not familiar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 06, 2006

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on Indiana prison policy on sex-offender visitation

Recall that on November 10, 2005, the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Jane Doe v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 04, 2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decisions today include one from Indiana

In Norfleet v. Gehrke (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), Judge Kanne writes:Armond Norfleet suffers from arthritis. While incarcerated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 03, 2006

Monday, October 17, 2005

Ind. Gov't. - 2nd of 3-part series on juvenile facility problems

The second of a three-part series in the South Bend Tribune, by Nancy J. Sulok, on the problems the Department...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Court throwing out BMV identification rules

Well, I've been checking to see if any of the local news services have picked up this important story yet,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 12, 2005

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals posts two today

James A. Altes v. State of Indiana (3/1/05 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Riley, Judge * * * Altes raises...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - No postings again today on the Indiana court site

The Court of Appeals site is still showing the decisions from last Friday, which is odd . . . Generally...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Impact of bingo rulemaking decision reflected in annual Dept. of Revenue report

"Scuttled changes to bingo law yield failure and success" is the headline to a story today by Steve Walsh today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 18, 2004

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

PPM Finan Inc v. Norandal USA Inc (ND Ill.)Before EVANS, WILLIAMS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. EVANS, Circuit Judge. In this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals decides four

Todd Heller, Inc. v. Indiana Department of Transportation (12/16/04 IndCtApp) [Contracts] Riley, Judge Appellant-Plaintiff, Todd Heller, Inc. (Heller Inc.), appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court decides one

Story Bed & Breakfast, LLP v. Brown County Area Plan Commission and Patricia N. March (12/16/04 IndSCt) [Zoning; Real Estate;...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2004

Indiana Government - Businesses present legislative wish list

"Businesses present legislative wish list: Like odds with GOP in control" is the headline to this story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Dec. 14th Court of Appeals decision in Ryle v. State

Professor Douglas Berman of the well-regarded Sentencing Law and Policy Blog has thoughtful commentary/criticism of the Indiana Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Oral arguments tomorrow

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow, Thursday, 12/16/04, at 9:00 a.m., in the case of Burd Management,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court overturns verdict against DePauw

"Court overturns verdict against DePauw" is the headline to this AP story this afternoon posted on the Indianapolis Star website....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 30 Allen County charity groups� tax exemption cut

"30 charity groups tax exemption cut" is the headline to this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts three today

Jimmie L. Woodley, Allstate Insurance v. Ted & Rosella Fields (12/15/04 IndCtApp) [Insurance] Sharpnack, Judge Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

USA v. Bernitt, Alan (ED Wis.) McKinney Restoration v. IL Dist Council 1 (ND Ill.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 2 from Court of Appeals, 2 from Tax Court

Foster R. Milligan v. State of Indiana (12/14/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Crone, Judge * * * Milligan presents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Pierson, Robert J. v. Hartley, William (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge)Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Sonitrol owes $1 million to murder victim's child

"Sonitrol owes $1 million to murder victim's child" is the headline to this story today in the Muncie StarPress. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court flips 20-year-old conviction

"Court flips 20-year-old conviction: No proof found that accused burglar was told his rights before pleading guilty" is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Monday, December 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals

Nancy E. Prewitt v. State of Indiana (12/13/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Baker, Judge This case illustrates what happens...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 2 today

Bensky, David L. v. Powell, Colin L. (WD Wis.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and CUDAHY and POSNER, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 13, 2004

Friday, December 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts two today

Michael Davis v. State of Indiana (12/10/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Judge Michael Davis appeals his conviction for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Tax Court posts one today

Indianapolis Osteopathic Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Westview Hospital and Health Institute of Indiana, Inc. v. Department of Local Government Finance (12/9/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court posts one today

Travis L. Stephens v. State of Indiana (12/10/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Justice Defendant Travis Stephens was sentenced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Alimi, Selman v. Ashcroft, John (Petitions for Review of Orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals)An immigration case, petitions for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2004

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 4 new postings by Court of Appeals

William H. Tobin v. Saul I. Ruman, et al (12/9/04 IndCtApp) [Contracts; Employment Law] Baker, Judge In light of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

USA v. Gilbert, Stanley (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge)* * * Gilbert raises a number of challenges on appeal,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 09, 2004

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Bassiouni, Mahmoud C v. CIA (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts two today

Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township v. M.S. (12/8/04 IndctApp) [ ] Sharpnack, Judge Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Details maybe later ... Tegtmeier, Allen v. Midwest Operat Pension Trust Fund (ND Ill.) Filipovic, Momcilo v. K & R...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals

Board of Directors of the Bass Lake Conservancy District v. Susan & John Brewer (12/7/04 IndCtApp) [Municipal Law] Baker, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

Afredo D. Ruiz v. State of Indiana (12/7/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Boehm, Justice Afredo D. Ruiz, was sentenced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Monday, December 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Boriboune, Souvannas v. Berge, Gerald (WD Wis.)Before BAUER, POSNER, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. Four inmates of Wisconsins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One today from Court of Appeals

Steven V. Wright v. State of Indiana (12/6/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Baker, Judge Appellant-defendant Steven Wright appeals from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 06, 2004

Friday, December 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Report on oral argument yesterday in Evansville police pension case

As noted in this ILB entry on Wednesday, the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday heard oral arguments in Fraternal Order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

USA v. Montgomery, Valentin (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, KANNE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. Each Labor Day weekend, Rockford,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 03, 2004

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts seven

Lawrence, Darrick A. v. Kenosha County (ED Wis.)Before POSNER, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. As he attempted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 02, 2004

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Case on Fort Wayne Airport Board Could Affect Hundreds of Laws

[Updated] Here is a longer version of the AP story quoted below. "Case on Fort Wayne Airport Board Could Affect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues 4 today

Details may follow ... Williams, Paul v. Sims, Larry (ND Ill.) Sarver, Lloyd v. Experian Info Solutions (ND Ill.) IN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals

Joan Ketchmark, et al. v. Northern Indiana Public Service Company (12/1/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Vaidik, Judge In this interlocutory appeal, Paul...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Judge awards $16 million to medical malpractice victim

"Judge awards $16 million to medical malpractice victim" is the headline to this story today in the Gary Post Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Ten posted today by the Court of Appeals

Old Romney Dev. Co. v. Tippecanoe County and State of Indiana (11/30/04 IndCtApp) [Real Estate; Takings] Bailey, Judge * *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Monetta Finan Inc v. SEC (On Petition for Review of an Order of the Securities Exchange Commission)Before RIPPLE, KANNE, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - STAR editorial on last week's visitation rights ruling

The Indianapolis Star editorializes this morning on last week's Court of Appeals ruling: In Re: A.B. v. S.B, stating:Strike out...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal of 25-year-old murders

As reported in this AP story yesterday:WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused today to review an appeal from an Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Monday, November 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three posted today by Court of Appeals

Lola Reum v. Marcia Mercer (Nov. 29, 2004 IndCtApp) [Real Estate; Statutory Construction] Najam, Judge Lola Reum appeals the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

USA v. Allen, Anthony D. (ND Ind., William C. Lee, Judge)Before WOOD, EVANS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2004

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Indiana decisions - Court extends rights to gay mom

"Court extends rights to gay mom: Judges prod lawmakers to address family issues raised by new social reality and reproductive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 27, 2004

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7 more decisions posted today by the Court of Appeals, matching yesterday's total

Kelli Jo Trusley v. State of Indiana (11/24/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] May, Judge Kelli Jo Trusley entered a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three, inlcuding one on political hiring

Killinger, David v. Johnson, Don (CD Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and COFFEY and KANNE, Circuit Judges. FLAUM, Chief Judge. Plaintiff-appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on what constitutes an accident per IC 9-26-1-1

As reported here (2nd case) in the ILB, the Court of Appeals yesterday decided the case of Michael Armstrong v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7 today from the Court of Appeals

Accelerated Benefits Corp., et al. v. Marshall L. Peaslee (11/23/04 IndCtApp) [Securities; Contracts] Ratliff, Senior Judge * * * Based...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One from Supreme Court

In the Matter of Mark Eugene Small (11/23/04 IndSCt) [Attorney Disciplinary] Per Curiam We find today that Respondent Mark Eugene...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Monday, November 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7 posted today by Court of Appeals

Donald J. DeSalle v. Barbara S. DeSalle Gentry (11/22/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law] Riley, Judge * * * Based on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Cronus Projects LLC v. Mortgage Electonic (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, MANION, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. Mortgage Electronic Registration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 22, 2004

Friday, November 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five

Details may follow ... ANR Pipeline Company v. Davis, Brian E. (WD Wis.) USA v. Flowers, Katherine A (SD Ill.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 19, 2004

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four from the Court of Appeals

Leonard Proffit v. State of Indiana (11/18/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Judge Following a jury trial, Appellant, Leonard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Bieghler, Marvin v. McBride, Daniel R. (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge)Before KANNE, ROVNER, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EVANS,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 18, 2004

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Hess v. Indiana Tested Limits of Free Speech During Wartime

A newswire report today on the Boston Globe website reports on an important decision from the 70s, Hess v. Indiana....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six posted today by Court of Appeals

Ann & Jeff Willis v. Christopher Westerfield (11/17/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] [Opinion on Rehearing] Vaidik, Judge On rehearing, the Willises raise...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two

Beach, Randall A. v. Commonwealth Edison (Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc)Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, MANION, KANNE, ROVNER, WOOD,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Environment - Proposed Mallard Lake Landfill in the news again

"Judge reinstates landfill permit" is the headline to this story today in the Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:ANDERSON - A state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Anthony Rashiah, S. v. Ashcroft, John (Petitions for Review of Orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One today from Court of Appeals

Ronald J. Lampitok v. State of Indiana (11/16/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Kirsch, Judge Following a jury trial, Ronald...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - [Updated] Judge Barker dismisses securities fraud lawsuit against Guidant Corp.

The Indianapolis Star has just posted a story on its website headlined "Judge tosses lawsuit against Guidant: Shareholders of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Monday, November 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - OEA dismisses challenge to Blue Chip Casino water permits

Blue Chip Casino v. Nauyokas (11/12/04 OEA) Davidsen, Chief ELJ [The ELJ] finds that the Petition for Administrative Review and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Camm to face murder charges again

The Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting this afternoon: "David Camm to face murder charges again." Some quotes:Floyd County, Ind., Prosecutor Keith...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two new Court of Appeal and one Tax Court opinions today

Aaron Reemer v. State of Indiana (11/15/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Najam, Judge Aaron Reemer appeals his conviction for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2004

Friday, November 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Court of Appeals, One from Tax Court

Terry Garner v. Eric Kovalak (11/12/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] May, Judge Terry Garner appeals the small claims courts judgment in favor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four

Details later. USA v. Pittman, Maurice C. (SD Ill.) Baird, Arthur P. v. Davis, Cecil (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Judge Barker rules ELA is retroactive

In a ruling dated Wed., Nov. 10, 2004 U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker has ruled that the Indiana Environmental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 12, 2004

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Yesterday's Blakely-related arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court

Yesterday morning the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases: Bruce Grant Heath v. State, and Adolphe Smylie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 11, 2004

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four today from Court of Appeals

China Ann Long v. Phillip Barrett, et al (11/10/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Darden, Judge China A. Long ("Long") appeals the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Indiana Law - LaPlante Concedes House District 46 Election

The Nov. 5th Indiana Law Blog entry, titled "Is the jury still out on District 46? Who is the jury?"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Cygan, Lori v. WI Dept Corrections (ED Wis.)Before BAUER, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. After the termination...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from the Supreme Court

Richard L. Francis v. State of Indiana (11/9/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Justice Defendant Richard L. Francis was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from Court of Appeals, one from Tax Court

Darald Carew v. State of Indiana (11/9/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Vaidik, Judge Darald W. Carew appeals the denial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

U.S. v. Timothy Stewart (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge)Before EVANS, WILLIAMS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. SYKES, Circuit Judge. Timothy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - [Updated] Impact of Apprendi and Blakely on Indiana juries

The Munster Times has a somewhat confusing story today titled "Jurors gaining more power: Judges lose final say in death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on status of Camm v. State

As reported in this ILB entry last Friday, quoting from the Louisville Courier-Journal: "The Indiana Supreme Court has refused to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Monday, November 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Oral arguments re application of Blakely to Indiana set for Wednesday

Don't forget. Two cases raising Blakely v. Washington issues and granted transfer by the Indiana Supreme Court, Bruce Grant Heath...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals decision posted today

Frederick Moffitt v. State of Indiana (9/23/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] [Note: The docket shows that on 11/4/04 the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 08, 2004

Friday, November 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts five

George E. Goodwine v. J. William Goodwine, et al. (11/5/04 IndCtApp) [Trusts & Estates] Baker, Judge Appellant-plaintiff George E. Goodwine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five

Details later ... Taco Bell Corp v. Continental Casualty (ND Ill.) Cigan, Corrine v. Chippewa Falls School District (WD Wis.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 05, 2004

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Smith, Randy v. Northeastern IL Univ (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge. Plaintiffs Randy Smith,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three decisions posted by Court of Appeals today

Shane Daugherty v. Sherry Daugherty (11/4/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law] Hoffman, Senior Judge Respondent-Appellant Shane Daugherty (Husband) appeals the trial courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2004

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

USA v. Fish, Jeremy (ED Ill.)Before EVANS, WILLIAMS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. SYKES, Circuit Judge. Jeremy Fish pled guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts two today

Kevin Ware v. State of Indiana (11/3/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Riley, Judge Appellant-Defendant, Kevin Ware (Ware), appeals his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

USA v. Arnold, Terrell* (ND Ind., Rudy Lozano, Judge)Before CUDAHY, RIPPLE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. Terrell Arnold,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Monday, November 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One new decision posted today by Court of Appeals

K.S. v. State of Indiana (11/1/04 IndCtApp) [Opinion on Rehearing] Barnes, JudgeThe State has filed a petition for rehearing requesting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three

Mamedov, Jannet v. Ashcroft, John D. (On Petitions for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals)Before POSNER,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2004

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Impact of Blakely v. Washington in Indiana focus of story today

"Although 27-year-old Bruce G. Heath was released from prison in August, his appeal might change the Indiana judicial system." That...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 31, 2004

Friday, October 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals

Kimberly Barclay, et al. v. State Auto Insurance Companies (10/29/04 IndCtApp)[Insurance] SHARPNACK, Judge Kimberly Barclay (Kimberly) and Andrew Newton appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court's schedule for November 2004

Here is the Supreme Court's schedule for November 2004....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Worldwide Street Preachers' Fellowship v. Peterson, Bart (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge)Before CUDAHY, RIPPLE and EVANS, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on The latest chapter in the District 46 saga

As noted late yesterday (scroll down 5), the Court of Appeals at 6 p.m. last evening granted the LaPlante/Republican Party's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2004

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - The latest chapter in the District 46 saga [Updated]

I have just received a copy of this press release from attorney James Bopp, Jr., counsel for the Republican Party:Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Today from Court of Appeals

Christopher Schmidt v. State of Indiana (10/28/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Najam, Judge * * * Although the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

USA v. Eberhart, Ivan (ND Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and BAUER and POSNER, Circuit Judges. FLAUM, Chief Judge. Ivan Eberhart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Latest stories on the District 46 dispute

There are a handful of new stories this morning, all centered upon the Sullivan County judge's ruling yesterday on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2004

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Rulings in District 46 ballot dispute

I have just received two District 46 rulings. First, here is the Court of Appeals order of Oct. 26, 2004,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts five today

C.L.Y. v. State of Indiana (10/27/04 IndCtApp) [Juvenile Law] Vaidik, Judge C.L.Y. appeals his adjudication as a delinquent child for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

Baker, James A. v. Kingsley, Alfred D. (ND Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and COFFEY and KANNE, Circuit Judges. FLAUM, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Star story wrong in District 46 report, according to Dem attorney

I have just received an email from William Groth, attorney for the Indiana Democratic Party. He reports: The Indianapolis Star's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - The latest on District 46 ballot dispute

The Terre Haute Tribune Star is reporting, in a story just posted: The legal wrangling over the Republican nomination in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Pabey wins court-ordered primary in East Chicago

As reported in a Gary Post Tribune story quoted in this August 25th IBL entry: The Indiana Supreme Court followed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Indiana Decision - ILB has another District 46 scoop

Apparently the Indiana Law Blog had another scoop yesterday in the District 46 ballot dispute (scroll down 4) when we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals

Joshua Cowens v. State of Indiana (10/6/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, Judge Joshua Cowens has filed a petition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 3 today

Manny, Terry L. v. Central States Fund (ND Ill.) ERISA Ahmed, Nuradin v. Ashcroft, John (Petition to Review an Order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Even more on District 46 ballot dispute

As I posted yesterday (three entries down):The Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear arguments on Marion County Judge Gary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Monday, October 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two today from the Court of Appeals

Principle Life Insurance Co. v. Dwight Needler (10/25/04 IndCtApp) [Insurance] Barnes, Judge Case Summary. Principal Life Insurance Company (Principal) appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Even more on District 46 ballot dispute

As mentioned two entries down, the Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear arguments on Marion County Judge Gary L....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 25, 2004

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on District 46 ballot dispute

As reported in this ILB entry Friday, an emergency petition to overturn Marion County Judge Gary L. Miller in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 24, 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals, Two Tax Court decisions posted today

Paul Cox v. SBC (10/22/04 IndCtApp) [ERISA; Preemption] Darden, JudgeIssue. Whether Cox's claim is pre-empted by the Employee Retirement and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Clarification of Judge Miller's ruling proposed

As reported in entries earlier this morning (scroll down), Judge Miller's ruling yesterday in the District 46 ballot dispute is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two

Olson, Charles P. v. Northern FS Inc. (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, EVANS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. EVANS, Circuit Judge. Early in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on yesterday's LaPlante ruling

Yesterday's decision by Marion County Judge Gary L. Miller in the House District 46 ballot dispute (see entry immediately below)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 22, 2004

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Employer Not Vicariously Liable For Trade Secret Misappropriation by Employee

"Employer Not Vicariously Liable For Trade Secret Misappropriation by Employee" is the headline to this article today in Inside Business...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One state court ruling today

Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange v. National Farmers Union, et al. The oral argument in this case was scheduled for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Wantz, Brian v. Experian Info Solutions (ND Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2004

Indiana Law - Running for the General Assembly in Indiana

A reader has sent this note: "Marion County Court orders LaPlante's name immediately on the ballot." The background is here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2004

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on South Bend Boat Club ruling

The South Bend Tribune today has a story today on the status of the the Court of Appeals ruling in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Seven posted today by Court of Appeals

Cordell Jackson v. State of Indiana (10/20/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Riley, JudgeSTATEMENT OF CASE. Appellant-Defendant, Cordell Jackson (Jackson),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One today from the Court of Appeals

Delta Airlines, et al. v. Bryan & Jennifer Cook (10/19/04 IndCtApp) [Torts; Contracts] Najam, Judge * * * The Cooks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two today from the Supreme Court

State of Indiana v. Kevin Starks (10/19/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Rucker, JusticeA defendant who pleads guilty to driving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Richmond, Michael v. Scibana, Joseph, Warden, Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wisconsin (WD Wis.)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and MANION, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Monday, October 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One today from Court of Appeals

Irwin Mortgage v. Marion County Treasurer (10/18/04 IndCtAp) [Procedure; Statute of Limitations] Friedlander, JudgeIrwin Mortgage Corporation, f/k/a Inland Mortgage Corporation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two (so far) today

Travis Boats v. Outboard Marine (ND Il.)Before BAUER, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. Appellant-Creditor Travis Boats &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2004

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Indiana casinos' tax bill is huge

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports again today (see Oct. 2 entry, along with links to the recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 16, 2004

Friday, October 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

Tuffendsam, Barbara v. Dearborn Bd Health (SD Ind., Judge David F. Hamilton)Before POSNER, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 15, 2004

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two posted by Supreme Court today

In the Matter of the Honorable Joan Kouros, Judge of the Lake Superior Court, Criminal Division 3 (10/12/04 IndSCt) [Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four posted by Tax Court today

K.P. Oil, Inc. v. Madison Township Assessor (10/13/04 IndTaxCt) [Real property assessment] Fisher, JudgePetitioner K.P. Oil, Inc. (K.P. Oil) appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2004

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six from Court of Appeals Today

Brook T. Richards v. State of Indiana (10/13/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Ratliff, Senior JudgeSTATEMENT OF THE CASE. Brook...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 5 today

Ghebremedhin, Ghebre v. Ashcroft, John (On Petitions for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals)Before POSNER, RIPPLE,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Monday, October 11, 2004

Indiana Law - Three constitutional amendments on the Indiana ballot

The Gary Post-Tribune reports today that Indiana voters will be presented with three proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 2...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 11, 2004

Friday, October 08, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Three today from 7th Circuit

USA v. Schreckengost, James (SD Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. James Schreckengost removed the ink...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 08, 2004

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions -7th Circuit posts two

Sapoundjiev, Vassil v. Ashcroft, John Petition for rehearing denied. Properties Unlimited v. Cendant Mobility (ND Ill.)Before KANNE, ROVNER, and WOOD,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2004

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six today from the Court of Appeals

Franciso Corralez v. State of Indiana (10/6/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal L & P] Mathias, JudgeFrancisco Corralez (Corralez) pled guilty to Class...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Kriescher, Judith v. Fox Hills Golf Resort (ED Wis.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one action today

Bricklayers Local 21 v. Banner Restoration (ND Ill) [This is an 10/5/04 ruling on a motion to recall the mandate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One posted today by the Court of Appeals

Depuy, Inc. v. Anthony Farmer (10/5/04 IndCtApp) [Worker's Compensation] Riley, JudgeSTATEMENT OF THE CASE. [DePuy, Inc.] appeals the award entered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Monday, October 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two

Tolosa, Hiwot G. v. Ashcroft, John D. [Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals]Before COFFEY,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 04, 2004

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on compulsive gambler suit

The Chicago Tribune has a story today on lawsuits against casinos, headlined "Early rulings won't get compulsive gamblers off the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 03, 2004

Friday, October 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One from 7th Circuit today

City of Chicago v. Comcast Cable (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, MANION, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. * * *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 01, 2004

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Four from Court of Appeals Today

Carl Coffman, et al. v. PSI Energy Inc., et al. (9/30/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Baker, Judge[The Coffmans] appeal the trial courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two

Gildon, Jermaine v. Bowen, Edwin (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, POSNER, and COFFEY, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. Petitioner-Appellant, Jermaine Gildon, brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Court of Appeals Blakely ruling

Yesterday afternoon we noted that the Court of Appeals had issued, as a Not for Publication opinion, the first Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2004

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - [Updated] First Indiana state court decision applying Blakely?

I'm told the Court of Appeals today (the panel was Sharpnack, Bailey, and May) issued an opinion that stated:The trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Finding of Charitable Trust Prevents Demolition

"Judge Rules Against St. Mary's on Chapel Demolition" is the headline to a story today on the site of 14WFIE,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on protective orders

Richmond attorney E. Thomas Kemp has posted his take on today's Court of Appeals decision in Tons v. Bley (scroll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two today from Court of Appeals

Cloverleaf Enterprises, Inc. v. Centaur Rosecroft, LLC (9/29/04 IndCtApp) [Civil Procedure] Bailey, JudgeCase Summary. [Cloverleaf] appeals the trial courts grant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 3 new rulings

USA v. Zingsheim, Philip J. (ED Wis.)Before EASTERBROOK, MANION, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. After Darvin Moore entered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four posted today by Court of Appeals

Damorrow Bledsoe v. State of Indiana (9/28/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure - OPINION ON REHEARING] Baker, JudgeDamorrow Bledsoe petitions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Monday, September 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals decision posted today

Ann Zuniga v. State of Indiana (9/27/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Riley, JudgeSTATEMENT OF THE CASE. Appellant-Defendant, Ann Zuniga...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2004

Indiana Decisons - 7th Circuit Posts Four Today

Franklin, Edward v. City of Evanston (ND Ill.)Before CUDAHY, POSNER and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. CUDAHY, Circuit Judge. Edward Franklin, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Is the Indiana Supreme Court about to rule on Blakely's application to state court sentencing? [Update: Well, yes]

Is the Indiana Supreme Court about to rule on the application of Blakely v. Washington to state court sentencing? On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Street v. State

On Friday I reported here on the case of Street v. State, a Court of Appeals decision issued Friday, 9/23/04,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2004

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - New attorney disciplinary cases posted

A number of new Orders of Final Resolution in Attorney Disciplinary Cases have been posted. The full list is here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 25, 2004

Friday, September 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Report on Court of Appeals oral argument

On Sept. 14th we reported here on an upcoming argument before the Court of Appeals at the IU School of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Not available

As is often the case on Fridays, at least one opinion has been issued, but has not been posted on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One so far today from 7th Circuit

Sullivan, Frank M. v. CBS Corporation (ND Ill.)Before RIPPLE, MANION, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. Seeking to protect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2004

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two today from the Court of Appeals

Butler University v. Estate of George C. Verdak (9/23/04 IndCtApp) [Estates & Trusts] Mathias, JudgeLiene Dindonis filed a petition to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one (so far) today

Meyer Medical Physicians Group v. Health Care Services Corp. (ND Ill.)Before CUDAHY, COFFEY, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2004

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Ft. Wayne paper reports today in Airport Authority emergency transfer

"Court to review legality lawsuit: Group says Airport Authority didnt have right to consider the closing of Smith Field" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals, one Tax Court decision today

Town of New Ross v. Scott Ferritti, et al. (9/22/04 IndCtApp) [Contract] Vaidik, JudgeThe Town of New Ross appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five from 7th Circuit

Ralph Nader v. John Keith, et al. (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. Ralph Nader,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on yesterday's Trump Indiana decision

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal has this story today on yesterday's Indiana Supreme Court ruling in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court Grants Emergency Transfer

In an order issued September 13, the Indiana Supreme Court assumed jurisdiction over the case of SMDfund, Inc. et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court, One Court of Appeals ruling today

Indiana Dept. of Revenue v. Trump Indiana, Inc. (9/21/04 IndSCt) [Tax; Statutory Construction] Boehm, JusticeThe Indiana Tax Court held that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one (so far) today

Juen Toney v. L'Oreal (ND Ill.)Before KANNE, EVANS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. I. Background. In November 1995,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Monday, September 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Court of Appeals Today

Dirk Morris, et al. v. Economy Fire & Casualty, et al. (9/2004 IndCtApp) [Insurance] Riley, JudgeISSUE. * * * [W]hether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One (so far) from 7th Circuit today

Fanslow, William v. Chgo Mfg Center Inc (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. DIANE P. WOOD,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2004

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Ind. high court debating mouth jewelry

"Ind. high court debating mouth jewelry" is the headline to this UPI story published today in the Washington Times. (Scroll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on yesterday's Court of Appeals ruling on abortion waiting period statute

The Indianapolis Star has a more extensive story this morning on yesterday's ruling. The headline is "Court rules for privacy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 18, 2004

Friday, September 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - [Updated] Court of Appeals acts on abortion statute

The online Indianapolis Star has posted a story this morning reporting, per the headline: "Appeals court orders review of abortion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Gale, Andrew v. Hyde Park Bank (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. In April 2002...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Tongue stud DUI case argued yesterday before Supreme Court

"Tongue stud's impact on breath test argued: State Supreme Court considers whether mouth jewelry affected the examination in woman's 2001...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Same-sex custody issues

The Indiana Law Blog had two entries earlier this month on the the custody case in Noblesville involving, as the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Same-sex marriage case still being pondered by Court of Appeals panel

"Couple's life goes on as court considers same-sex marriage" is the headline of this page one story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - [Updated] 7th Circuit posts four rulings

Note: The CA added three more cases to its site to go along with the first, which I had blogged...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Court of Appeals Today

In the Matter of the Commitment of Martin Golub v. Dr. David Giles, M.D. and Gallahue Mental Health Services (9/15/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - New postings on the SD Indiana site

Several recent rulings by Judge Sarah Evans Barker have been posted on the Southern District of Indiana website. An Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Brown, Johnnie v. Argosy Gaming Co (SD Ind., Judge Barker)Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit Judge. According...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Update on Flawed Bingo Rules

The Indiana Law Blog last reported on August 11th that a trial court had thrown out new state bingo rules...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - "Diminshed value" class action decision concerns insurers

The Insurance Journal has a story today headlined "Ind. 'Diminished Value' Class-Action Case Could Set Dangerous Precedent, Insurers Argue" that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts six today

USA v. Pree, Bette J. (CD Ill.)Before COFFEY, RIPPLE and KANNE, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge. Bette J. Pree was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Monday, September 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One decision today, from Tax Court

Keag Family Limited Partnership v. Indiana Board of Tax Review, et al. [This opinion, issued as "not for publication" on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

DFS Secured Healthca v. Caregivers Great Lakes, Inc. (ND Ind., Chief Judge Miller)Before CUDAHY, RIPPLE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. CUDAHY,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals issued five last Friday

Joshua Rogers v. State of Indiana (9/10/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] May, JudgeJoshua Rogers appeals his convictions after a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2004

Friday, September 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five from 7th Circuit yesterday

Details may follow, possibly next week after a brief late-summer/early fall vacation. FRONTONE, JOHN F. v. IRS (CD Ill.) LOPEZ-CHAVEZ,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three new opinions yesterday from Court of Appeals

Robert Montgomery v. G. Raymond Trisler (8/9/04 IndCtApp) [Litigation] Baker, JudgeAlmost seventeen years and three appeals later, this case is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 10, 2004

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two new decisions posted today

Berkel & Co. Contractors v. Palm & Associates (9/8/04 IndCtApp) [Contracts] Sharpnack, Judge[In this fact-based decision, one of the issues...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Posts 5 Today

Details may follow, possibly next week after a brief late-summer/early fall vacation. Singer, Lois A. v. Pierce & Associates (ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Another Blakely-related decision from Judge Young

The Evansville Courier&Press reports today on another Blakely-impacted sentencing decision in an Indiana federal district court. Some quotes from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Site Back Online

And the judges have been busy. Since the site went offline after posting 9/1/04 opinions, the following new decisions have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Court of Appeals Today

Steven Lytle v. Ford Motor Company (9/7/04 IndCtApp) [Torts; Evidence, Daubert] Baker, JudgeNearly six years after we first issued an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Friday, September 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One from the Court of Appeals today

James Whitaker v. Martin C. Brunner (9/3/04 IndCtApp) [Contract] Friedlander, JudgeJames and Karl Whitaker attempted to purchase an auto parts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2004

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One from Tax Court today

Depuy, Inc. v. Dept. Local Gov. Finance (9/2/04 IndTaxCT- NFP) [Real Property Valuation] Issues: 1) whether the State Board erred...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Site Down!

Guess they should have stuck with their old site design. I'll check back later....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Stories today from SD Indiana, Evansville

Two stories today in the Evansville Courier&Press by Maureen Hayden, reporting from the federal district court in Evansville. "Prisoner released...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2004

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court oral arguments set for September

Below are listed the Supreme Court oral arguments currently scheduled for September, along with links to the Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One today from Court of Appeals

Jason D. Wilder v. State of Indiana (8/18/04) - apparently this is a corrected version of the opinion originally reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Posts Four Today

Republic Tobacco Co v. North Atlantic Trading Co. (ND Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. FLAUM,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on McManus decision

The Evansville Courier&Press has a story today on the Indiana Supreme Court ruling yesterday in Paul M. McManus v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four from Supreme Court today

Travis J. Merlington v. State of Indiana (8/31/04) [Criminal Law & Procedure]Sullivan, JusticeDefendant Travis Jay Merlington was convicted of possession...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals and One Tax Court Ruling Today

James L. & Carolyn S. Perry v. Gulf Stream Coach (8/31/04 IndCtApp) [Contract] Bailey, Judge[Issues.] Whether the trial court erroneously...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Issues three today

Golembiewski, Michae v. Barnhart, Jo Anne (ND Ind., Judge Lee)Before BAUER, CUDAHY, and COFFEY, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Monday, August 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Federal court upholds Indianapolis' ordinance re adult businesses

This was released this afternoon by Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson's office:Federal court upholds stricter regulations for adult businesses INDIANAPOLIS ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2004

Indiana Decisoins - One Court of Appeals Decision Posted Today

Daimler Chrysler Corp. v. Derek Franklin (8/30/04 IndCtApp) [Arbitration, Contract, Attorney Fees] Kirsch, JudgeDaimler Chrysler Corporation (Daimler) brings two appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two posted by 7th Circuit

Easley, Cynthia v. Kirmsee, David (ED Wis.)Before COFFEY, RIPPLE, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. COFFEY, Circuit Judge. Cynthia Easley appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2004

Friday, August 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals

Jennings Aaron Rowe v. State of Indiana (8/27/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] May, JudgeJennings Aaron Rowe appeals his conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Issues Five Today

Reliance Insur Co v. Raybestos Products (SD Ind., Judge Young)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and DIANE P. WOOD and WILLIAMS, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2004

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Supreme Court today

Lisa Marie Pedraza v. Brian Gasperson (8/26/04 IndSCt) [Family Law] Dickson, JusticeThis appeal challenges the trial court's dismissal of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from Court of Appeals, One from Tax Court

Paul Howard & Paul's Truck and Auto Repair v. Stephen Dravet, et al (8/26/04 IndCtApp) [Procedure] Sharpnack, JudgeIn this interlocutory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

Diallo, Mamadou v. Ashcroft, John D. (On Petition to Review an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals)Before BAUER, MANION,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from Supreme Court Today

Larry J. Bertoch v. NBD Corporation and U.S. Security, Inc. (8/25/04 IndSCt) [Worker's Compensation] Boehm, JusticeLarry Bertoch suffered a fatal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Indiana Decsions - One from Court of Appeals Today

Rheann E. Kelly v. State of Indiana (7/14/04 IndCtApp - Initially was NFP) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Friedlander, JudgeRheann Kelly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues five decisions today

USA v. Bradley, Jonathan (ND Ind., Judge Sharp)Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge. Jonathan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on court-ordered East Chicago mayorial election

The Gary Post-Tribune reports today: EAST CHICAGO All eyes are on the mayors office as two court decisions issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Today from Court of Appeals

Roy Shepard v. Sarah H. Carlin (8/24/04 Ind CtApp) [Statutory Construction; Attorney Fees] Crone, JudgeAppellant-defendant Roy Shepherd appeals the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six from 7th Circuit Today

Cochran, Larry v. Buss, Edward, Superintendent (ND Ind., Judge Sharp)Before RIPPLE, KANNE and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Updating "Overview of Blakely in the 7th Circuit and in Indiana State Courts"

At the end of July the Indiana Law Blog published a two-part entry titled an "Overview of Blakely in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Monday, August 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from Court of Appeals Today

Clinton Branham v. State of Indiana (8/23/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Ratliff, Senior JudgeThe following issue is presented in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Issues Two Today

Harding, Linnell v. Sternes, Jerry, Warden (ND Ill.)Before RIPPLE, KANNE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge. Linnell Harding was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2004

Friday, August 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four today from the Court of Appeals

Truck City of Gary v. Schneider National Leasing, et al. (8/20/04 IndCtApp) [Agency; Contract; Equity] Bailey, Judge * * *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six 7th Circuit Decisions Today

Johnson, Gregory v. McBride, Daniel R. (SD Ind., Judge Young)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and MANION, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Blakely ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young

The Evansville Courier&Press reported yesterday, in a story by Maureen Hayden (who also reported this excellent early Indiana/Blakely story), headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Update on 7th Circuit ruling from yesterday

An item in How Appealing caused me to look again at Judge Easterbrook's opinion yesterday in Reiser v. Residential Funding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2004

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Attorney Disciplinary Rulings

Here is the link to the Indiana Supreme Court's Orders of Final Resolution in Attorney Disciplinary Cases, showing those issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Decision Today

Paternity of AGR, Frank Conflenti v. Alice Huff (8/19/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law] Kirsch, Chief JudgeFrank A. Conflenti (Father) appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Today from 7th Circuit

Reiser, Edward v. Residential Funding (SD Ill.) [Updated 8/20/04: This entry has been revised by the addition of three new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2004

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three today from the Court of Appeals

Tyson J. Wilkie v. State of Indiana (8/18/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Najam, JudgeIn October 2003, Tyson Wilkie pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - School textbook fees

The Indianapolis Star today has an opinion piece on school textbook fees. Some quotes:For more than a decade, the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from Court of Appeals today

James Childers v. State of Indiana (8/17/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Bailey, JudgeAppellant-Defendant James Childers (Childers) appeals his convictions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Monday, August 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts four, late this afternoon

Kenton Bennett v. State of Indiana (7/19/04 IndCtApp] [Criminal Law & Procedure] [This opinion was issued as Not for Publication...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two today

Earls, Fairly W. v. McCaughtry, Gary (ED Wis.)Before BAUER, KANNE, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2004

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals affirms enhanced sentence awarded to defendant who has faced more than 400 criminal charges during the past five decades

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this brief paragraph today in its "Cheers & Jeers" column:CHEERS to the Indiana Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 15, 2004

Friday, August 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four today from 7th Circuit

Lamers Dairy Inc v. USDA (ED Wis.)Before RIPPLE, ROVNER and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge. Lamers Dairy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 13, 2004

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Is the election of county commissioners in Washington County, Indiana illegal?

Is the election of county commissioners in Washington County, Indiana illegal? That was the question posed in a federal suit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two More Today from the 7th Circuit (including the first Blakely decision impacting an Indiana federal district court ruling)

The 7th Circuit website has posted two additional opinions today, in addition to the three in my earlier entry. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five today from Court of Appeals

Mark Martin v. State of Indiana (8/12/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, JudgeAppellant, Mark Martin, challenges the trial courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues three today

USA v. Garcia-Vasquez, Miguel (ED Wis.)Before CUDAHY, COFFEY, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit Judge. Mexican citizen Miguel Garcia-Vasquez pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Lake County election ruling

"Election board seeks Supreme Court rehearing: County wants justices to clarify issues with absentee ballots," reports the Munster Times today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 12, 2004

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Posted by Court of Appeals Today

Lawrence Primus v. State of Indiana (8/11/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Kirsch, Chief JudgeLawrence Primus brings this interlocutory appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Posts Four Today

Ballinger, Jay S. v. USA (SD Ind., Judge Barker)Before FLAUM, MANION, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit Judge. From 1994...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - News today

Several stories today on recent Indiana decisions. The Indianapolis Star and a number of other news sources report on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Trial Court Decides Bingo Rulemaking Flawed [Updated]

"Rules to aid bingo charities are overturned" is the headline to this story today in the Indianapolis Star. For starters,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five from Court of Appeals Today

Tom Richard Daggett, et al. v. Indiana State Police (8/10/04 IndCtApp) [Tort Claims Act] Sullivan, JudgeTom and Karen Daggett appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five Decisions Today from the 7th Circuit

Garwood Packaging v. Allen & Co Inc (SD Ind., Chief Judge McKinney)Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - OEA Rules Whiskey Warehouse Emissions are Fugitive

In re: Objection to the issuance of Part 70 operating permit for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons (8/4/04 Ind OEA)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Monday, August 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from Court of Appeals, one from Tax Court today

Indiana Department of Environmental Management v. Lynn West, et al. (8/9/04 IndCtApp) [Employment Law; Age Discrimination; Administrative Law] Sharpnack, JudgeThe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions Two from 7th Circuit Today

Blickenstaff, Kather v. R.R. Donnelley Disability Plan (SD Ind., Judge Barker)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and KANNE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2004

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More coverage of the East Chicago mayorial decision

Here are headlines from the Munster Times today: "High Court orders new E.C. election: Challenger prevails after taking election fraud...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - News reports of East Chicago decision

The Indianapolis Star story is here. Some quotes:The court's majority ordered a new election, saying Pastrick's political machine engaged in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 07, 2004

Friday, August 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Here is the opinion: Pabey V. Pastrick

George Pabey v. Robert A. Pastrick (8/6/04 IndSCt) [Election Law] Dickson, JusticePlaintiff/appellant George Pabey is appealing from a judgment denying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals posts three today

Eugene D. Vandergriff v. State of Indiana (7/20/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Najam, JudgeEugene C. Vandergriff appeals his convictions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court orders new election in East Chicago!

The 3-2 decision unfortunately is not available yet online! But the Indianapolis Star is reporting:The Indiana Supreme Court today ordered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Four from the 7th Circuit Today

Haslund, Shannon L. v. Simon Property Group (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, POSNER, and COFFEY, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. In a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2004

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals Opinions Today

Kimberly S. Schmidt v. David A. Schmidt (8/5/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law] Sharpnack, JudgeThe trial court interpreted the parties antenuptial agreement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit Opinions Today

Bronisz, Robert v. Ashcroft, John (Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals) Dismissed for lack...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2004

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Opinion Today

Christina M. Allgood v. Meridian Security Insurance Company (8/4/04 IndCtApp) [Insurance] OPINION ON REHEARING Robb, JudgeMeridian Security Insurance Company insured...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit Opinions Today

Eric Joelner, Fish, Inc. dba XXXtreme Entertainment, Free Speech, Inc. and First Amendment, Inc. v. Village Washington Park, Ill. (SD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on U.S. Attorney for ND Ind motion to stay

This AP story appears in several Indiana papers today: "U.S. attorney asks judges to delay sentencings." (Here is the link...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on the 7th Circuit's John Doe / City parks ban decision

"When thoughts are crimes" is the title of this editorial today in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel that discusses the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Opinions Today

Kristin Hill v. Ebbets Partners LTD (8/3/04 IndCtApp) [Banking] Baker, JudgeKristin Hill appeals the trial courts entry of summary judgment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Indiana Decisons - One 7th Circuit Opinion Posted Today

RASHMIKA PATEL v. JOHN D. ASHCROFT (On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals)Before POSNER,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Monday, August 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Opinion Posted Today

Mark S. Murfitt v. State of Indiana (6/28/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Najam, JudgeMark S. Murfitt appeals from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Issues Two Rulings

USA v. Ohlinger, John D. (WD Wis.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION and KANNE, Circuit Judges. FLAUM, Chief Judge. In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2004

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Overview of Blakely in the 7th Circuit and in Indiana State Courts, Part II

Part II. Blakely in Indiana State Courts With all the focus on the impact of Blakely on the federal sentencing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on the 7th Circuit's En Banc Ruling Yesterday

Yesterday, as reported here by the Indiana Law Blog, the 7th Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled 8-3 to uphold the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Indianapolis Star Reports on June 30th Rose Acre Farms Decision

Somewhat surprisingly, the Indianapolis Star this morning carries a story on the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 31, 2004

Friday, July 30, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Six Court of Appeals Decisions Today

Airgas Mid-America, Inc. v. Shannon Long, et al. (7/30/04 IndCtApp) [Procedure] Sharpnack, JudgeIn this interlocutory appeal, Airgas Mid-America, Inc. (Airgas)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Issues En Banc Decision

John Doe v. City of Lafayette (ND Ind., Judge Sharp) [A 53-page decision, with the voting split 8-3 (Williams, Rovner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Federal court (SD Ind) issues reasonable accomodation ruling

Gregory S. Fox v. Lear Corp. (7/28/04 SD Ind.) United States Magistrate Judge Tim A. BakerTitle VII of the Civil...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Overview of Blakely in the 7th Circuit and in Indiana State Courts, Part I

Part I. Overview of Blakely in the 7th Circuit Courts Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. In U.S. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2004

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Three Today from 7th Circuit

Matheney, Alan L. v. Anderson, Rondle (ND Ind., Judge Sharp)Before BAUER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two stories today

"Court rejects banning people from parks" is the headline to this AP story that begins:State law does not authorize police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2004

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Opinion Today

Stephen L. Travis v. State of Indiana (7/28/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Najam, JudgeStephen L. Travis appeals his conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Today from 7th Circuit

Housing Authority Ri v. Chicago Housing (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, RIPPLE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit Judge. Defending oneself from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Judge Barker Rulings in First Amendment / Adult Video Store Case

We reported earlier today (third item) on this story in the Courier Journal:A federal judge has cleared the way for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Nine New Court of Appeals Posting Today

Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, et al. v. NIPSCO and Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (7/27/04 IndCtApp) [ ]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Tax Court Opinions Posted Today

U.S. Steel Corporation f/k/a U.S. Steel, LLC v. Lake County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, et al. (7/26/04 IndTaxCT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Monday, July 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals and One Tax Court Opinion Posted Today

Daniel & Kimberly Lumbard v. Farmers State Bank (7/26/04 IndCtApp) [Estates & Trusts] Baker, JudgeThe Sixteenth Century British author Henry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four 7th Circuit Opinions Today

Vladimirova, Detelin v. Ashcroft, John D. (Petition for Review of Orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals) Barry Aviation Inc...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Judge rules expulsion violated teen's rights

An AP story today, titled "Judge rules expulsion violated teen's rights," reportsFORT WAYNE, Ind. - Two school administrators violated a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2004

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Revised Curfew Law Rejection

The Indianapolis Star today has this story headlined "Curfew struck down yet again: Judge says state law violates parents' constitutional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 24, 2004

Friday, July 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Curfew Law Voided - Again

WRTV 6 is reporting this evening that federal Judge John Tinder has today thrown out the State's revised curfew law....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Indiana Court of Appeals Posts Four Rulings

Sheila Ritchhart v. Indianapolis Public Schools (7/23/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Kirsch, JudgeSheila Ritchhart appeals the trial court�s entry of summary judgment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four 7th Circuit Decisions Posted Today

Simpson, William S. v. USA (The decision was originally released in typescript: see 7/16/04 ILB entry here) Southworth, Scott v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2004

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Bob Knight Suit May be Dismissed

The AP is reporting this afternoon that:Special Judge Cecile Blau of Clark County, who is handling the suit filed by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Court of Appeals Posts Three Today

Paula K. Crum, Thomas D. Gonzalez, Kaleel M. Ellis, II, Mary H. Ellis v. City of Terre Haute (7/22/04 IndCtApp)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five from 7th Circuit Today

Sapoundjiev, Vassil v. Ashcroft, John (Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals) USA v. Henderson,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on BP Ruling Tuesday

The Munster Times today provides some background about the Court of Appeals decision Tuesday in BP Products North America, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2004

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals Decisions Today

Roland Barker v. State of Indiana (7/21/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sharpnack, JudgeRoland Barker appeals the post-conviction courts denial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three 7th Circuit Opinions Posted Today

USA v. Keller, Brian (7/21/04)Before RIPPLE, MANION and EVANS, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge. Brian Keller was indicted on one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Papers comment on Court of Appeals DUI reversal

Two NW Indiana papers have stories this morning about the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling Monday (see this Indiana Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Update on Judge Barker's Rulings

Earlier today I said I would post any additional information I received on the two Blakely-related oral rulings made by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six Court of Appeals and One Tax Court Decision Posted Today

John Gall v. State of Indiana (7/20/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Mathias, JudgeJohn Gall (Gall) was convicted of dangerous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from the 7th Circuit Today

USA v. Booker, Freddie J. This is, of course, the now well-known July 9th decision of the 7th Circuit holding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Judge Barker's SD Ind. Blakely Rulings

Per these earlier entries (here and here) on the report in the Evansville paper that "Twice in the last two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Monday, July 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - A number of Court of Appeals Opinions Today

Tammy Kaser, et al. v. Jerry Barker, et al. (7/19/04 IndCtApp) [Statutory Construction] Kirsch, Chief JudgeTammy Kaser and the Fraternal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two SD Ind. Blakely rulings

I have contacted the Clerk's Office of the S.D. Indiana to obtain the two rulings referred to in the Evansville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four 7th Circuit Opinions Posted Today

Sembos, Athanasios v. Philips Components (ND Ill.)Before RIPPLE, MANION, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge. Athanasios Sembos...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 19, 2004

Friday, July 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three 7th Circuit Opinions Today

Simpson, William S. v. USA (Application for an Order Authorizing the District Court to Consider a Second or Successive Motion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2004

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Five 7th Circuit Opinions Today

USA v. Garcia, Ricardo U. (ND Ind., Judge Springmann)Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. [Interesting facts,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Decisions Today

David D. Lee & Nancy R. Lee v. Sheila Pugh, et al. (7/15/04 IndCtApp) [Procedure] Mathias, Judge[The Lee's] complaint was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - "Greta Van Susteren" Name not Enough to Prevent Default

The Indianapolis Star has this story today, headlined "Insurance claim disallowed: Mother of woman killed on job had hired Greta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2004

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from the Court of Appeals Today

Charles S. Coffman, et al. v. Robert Rohrman (7/14/04 IndCtApp) [Tort; Real Estate] Baker, JudgeAppellants-defendants Charles S. Coffman and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Opinion Today

Montano, et al. v. City of Chicago (ND Ill.)Before RIPPLE, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. DIANE P. WOOD,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Three Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Carl Spears v. State of Indiana (7/13/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Riley, JudgeBased on the foregoing, we conclude that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Monday, July 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four 7th Circuit Decisions Today

DAVIS, ROBERT v. USA (N Ill.) "Davis challenges the district courts damages determination as to the loss of his VA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supplemental briefs in US v. Booker

The supplemental appellate briefs for the parties in the 7th Circuit appeal, United States v. Booker, are now available online....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2004

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on 7th Circuit's Blakely ruling

The defense attorney who argued the US v. Booker case [see entry immediately below] before the 7th Circuit, T. Christopher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2004

Friday, July 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Blakely decision

As reported just a few minutes ago by How Appealing, "Divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2004

Indiana Law - Two Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Robert Howard v. U.S. Signcrafters (7/9/04 IndCtApp) [Worker's Compensation] MATHIAS, JudgeRobert Howard (Howard) appeals the Workers Compensation Boards (the Board)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from 7th Circuit Today

HUDSON, ROBERT v. CTA (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. Robert Hudson filed suit against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2004

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals and Two Tax Court Decisions Posted Today

David A. Yoquelet, et al., v. Marshall County (7/8/04 IndCtApp) [Procedure] Sharpnack, JudgeDavid Yoquelet and other former employees of Marshall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Appeals court says judge improperly used man's race as factor in extending prison term

"Court rejects prison sentence: Appeals court says judge improperly used man's race as factor in extending prison term" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 08, 2004

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Court of Appeals Opinions Today

Larriante Sumbry v. Miscellaneous Dockets for the Year 2003 (7/7/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Here the Court affirms the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit Decisions Today

MCCORMICK, PAMELA v. WAUKEGAN SCHOOL (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, COFFEY, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. * * * The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Court of Appeals Today

Mid-States General & Mechanical Contracting v. Town of Goodland (7/6/04 IndCtApp) [Contracts] Sharpnack, JudgeMid-States General & Mechanical Contracting Corporation (Mid-States)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four from 7th Circuit Today

FIX, ROBERT L. v. QUANTUM INDUSTRIAL PTNS (ND Ill.) Before RIPPLE, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EVANS, Circuit Judge. As...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Friday, July 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Lake County Awaiting Tax Court Decision

"Steel tax ruling near" is the headline to this story today in the Gary Post Tribune. Some quotes: CROWN POINT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Decision from the Court of Appeals Today

Jeffrey J. Atkinson v. State of Indiana (7/2/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Baker, JudgeAppellant-defendant Jeffrey J. Atkinson appeals his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Reports on recent decisions

There were several stories yesterday about recent rulings by our state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. "Conviction in murder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2004

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - No new postings today

It looks like the pre-summer flurry of activity may be over. There were no postings today by the Indiana appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Rose Acre Farms Loses Appeal in the Fed. Circuit

"Court Tosses $6.1M Judgment for Egg Farm" is the headline to this AP story today that begins:WASHINGTON (AP) -- A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Case Today

YETUNDE BALOGUN v. ASHCROFT (Bd.Imm.App.) Here the panel denies the petition for review and affirms the decision of the BIA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2004

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four New Supreme Court Decisions Posted Today

Steven D. Cook v. State of Indiana (6/30/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Sullivan, JusticeThere is conflicting authority as to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Tax Court Decision Posted

Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc. v. Indiana Department of State Revenue (6/30/04 IndTaxCt) [Sales/Use Tax Exemptions] Fisher, JGuardian Automotive Trim, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Nine More Court of Appeals Opinions Today

Celleco Partnership, et al. v. Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, et al. (6/30/04 IndCtApp) [Utilities; Trade Secrets] Baker, JudgeToday we hand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit Opinions Today

COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMM. v. ZELENER, MICHAEL (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. This appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Reports on Yesterday's Decisions

Two stories in the Indiananpolis Star today on yesterday's rulings: This brief story begins: "The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 13 Court of Appeals Decisions Today

Kenneth Reed, et al. v. Munster Plan Commissioner & Town Council (6/29/04 IndCtApp) [Civil Procedure] Baker, Judge[The Reeds appeal the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Supreme Court Decisions Today

Sharon Baker v. Marion County Office of Family & Children (6/29/04 IndSCt) [Family Law] Shepard, Chief JusticeMother and Father lost...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Seven 7th Circuit Opinions Today

BERTRAND, DANIEL v. OSWALD, THEODORE W. (ED Wis. )Before POSNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Monday, June 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court, Four Court of Appeals, and One Tax Court Decision Today

Julie Marie Bojrab v. George David Bojrab (6/28/04 IndSCt) [Family Law] Dickson, JusticeIn this appeal following a dissolution of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2004

Indiana Law - Two 7th Circuit Opinions Today

[Sorry, the website server has been down for several hours.] CAMPBELL, JAMES v. MILLER, FRANK (SD Ind., Judge Barker)Before EASTERBROOK,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2004

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Chicago Tribune writes on Indiana property tax situation

"Indiana tax shift exacts harsh toll: Property owners see bills balloon" is the headline to this overview today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 27, 2004

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on the Celebration Fireworks decision

The Indianapolis Star reports here today "Celebration Fireworks wins appeal of state fees," referencing the Court of Appeals decision yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 26, 2004

Friday, June 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals Decisions Today

Tracy Boatwright, et al. v. Celebration Fireworks (6/25/04 IndCtApp) [Administrative Law; Statutory Construction ] Kirsch, Chief JudgeTracy Boatwright, individually and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from 7th Circuit Today

PIVOT POINT INT'L v. CHARLENE PRODUCTS (ND Il.) [In this case, Frank H. Esterbrook of the 7th Circuit was sitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 25, 2004

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Supreme Court Decisions, One Court of Appeals Today

Edward J. Niksich v. Zettie Cotton & Steve Van Cleave (6/24/04 IndSCt) [Civil Procedure] Boehm, JusticeWe hold that a small...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four 7th Circuit Opinions Today

CARBAJAL, ROY v. H&R BLOCK (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and MANION, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. * * * Is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More Reports on Yesterday's Oral Arguments

Lake County property tax reassessment. "Court hears tax bill case" from the Munster Times:The Miller Citizen Corp.'s lawyer said the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 24, 2004

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Reports on Today's Oral Arguments in Lake Co. Reassessment Case

WISHTV has this report this afternoon, complete with photos of the packed courtroom. The Indianapolis Star has this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court and Three Court of Appeals Postings Today

Loretta Baca v. New Prime, Inc. (6/23/04 IndSCt) [Confict of Laws] Shepard, Chief JusticeAfter an accident in eastern Indiana involving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit Opinions Today

USA v. GILLAUM, DURRIEL E. (WD Wis.)Before RIPPLE, MANION, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge. A jury found Durriel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Lake County assessment oral arguments today

As reported in this entry Monday, the Indiana Supreme Court this morning will hear three oral arguments, including the Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five Supreme Court Decisions Today

Darrell Forbes v. State of Indiana (6/22/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Boehm, JusticeDarrell Forbes was transported to a hospital...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from the 7th Circuit today

JOHNSON, PAMELA E. v. LARABIDA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (ND Ill.) Before COFFEY, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. COFFEY, Circuit Judge. Plaintiff-appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Monday, June 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals Opinions Today

James B. Dunn v. Meridian Mutual Insurance Company, an Indiana Corporation n/k/a State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, an Ohio Corporation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Indianapolis Star says Court wrong to seal evidence

An Indianapolis Star editorial today, headlined "Court's wrong to seal evidence," opines:Our position is: Once a document has been admitted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Oral Arguments this Week

The Indiana Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments this Wednesday, June 23rd, in three cases: At 9:00 am: Attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 21, 2004

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit First Amendment Ruling

James Patterson, an editorial writer for the Indianapolis Star, had an excellent column this morning, titled "Court decks DOC, strikes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 19, 2004

Friday, June 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Question of killer's competency to waive appeals

Yesterday. 6/17/04, our Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Joseph E. Corcoran v. State of Indiana. As described on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2004

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Bob Knight firing case in news again

While sports writers speculate about whether Bob Knight will next coach at Ohio State, at least one lawsuit relating to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Tax Court Opinion Posted Today

Vitco, Inc. v. Department of Local Government Finance (6/15/04 IndTaxCt - Not for Publication) [Real Property Assessment]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Supreme Court Decisions Posted Today

Darryl Eugene Fisher v. State of Indiana (6/17/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Rucker, JusticeThe question we address is whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Opinion Today

McDONALD v. VILLAGE OF WINNETKA (ND Ill.)CUDAHY, Circuit Judge. This case raises the question: what could be worse than having...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Attorney General appeals Judge Barker's ruling re death row inmate

"Ruling for new trial in slayings contested" is the headline to this story today in the Evanville Courier&Press. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Seven Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

Francis W. Splittorff v. Eloise W. Fehn (6/16/04 IndCtApp) [Real Estate; Contracts] Friedlander, JudgeRural Acceptance Corp. established a procedure for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court Decision Posted Today

State of Indiana v. T. Eric Evans (6/15/04 IndCtApp) Shepard, Chief JusticeAfter an audit by the State Board of Accounts,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuits Decisions Posted Today

PETERSEN, DEBORAH v. GIBSON, BYRON (ND Ill.)ROVNER, Circuit Judge. It is rare that a trip to the hair salon leads...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals "Sends Message" on Search Warrants

"Court sent message: Get search warrant" is the headline today, ironically, to this story in the Indianapolis Star. First, some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on South Bend underage drinking suit

The Evansville Courier-Press reports here today on the Court of Appeals ruling in Millenium Club, Inc. v. Pamela Avila, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Opinion Today

Stacey Stroup v. State of Indiana (6/15/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Constitutional Law] Mathias, JudgeConcluding that Stroups confession was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Eight 7th Circuit Rulings Posted Today

HALL, KEVIN T. v. USA (SD Ill.) Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges. BAUER, writing for the panel, rules...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Health Care 2000 Decision

"State off the hook in Health Care 2000 case. HEALTH INSURANCE: High court refuses to let Health Care 2000 victims...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Monday, June 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Posts Six Decisions Today

Aaron G. Fowler v. State of Indiana (6/14/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Constitutional Law] Barnes, JudgeThe issue before us...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Posts Six Decisions Today

FADAYIRO, PRINCE A. v. AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE (ND Ill.) Pro se bankruptcy appeal. Judge Posner rules:All the information required by Rule...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2004

Friday, June 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five Posted by Court of Appeals Today

Angel Pagan v. State of Indiana (6/11/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Barnes, JudgeThe State presented sufficient evidence Pagan robbed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 11, 2004

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court, Four Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Angela Lockridge v. State of Indiana (6/9/04 IndSCt - PUBLISHED ORDER DENYING TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION) [Appellate Practice]The Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Opinion Today

In ENVIRO TECH INT'L v. EPA (ND Ill.) Enviro Tech International, Inc. (Enviro Tech), filed this action seeking judicial review...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2004

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Disciplinary Action and one Tax Court opinion posted today

In the Matter of Patrick J. Roberts (6/9/04 IndSCt) [Disciplinary Action] Per CuriamSince 1996, the respondent, attorney Patrick J. Roberts,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three 7th Circuit Rulings Today

ENERGY PLUS CONSULTING v. ILLINOIS FUEL COMPANY (SD Ill.)WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge. Energy Plus Consulting, LLC (EPC) sued defendants Illinois Fuel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Environment - NW indiana residents, Lake Station, and Gary Sanitary District appeal Hobart sewage plant permit issuance

As reported today in the Munster Times:The Indiana Department of Environmental Management approved the issuance of a discharge permit April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court, One Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

M-Plan, Inc., et al. v. Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association, et al. (6/8/04 IndSCt) [Insurance; Administrative Law] Boehm, JusticeThe Plan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit Opinions Issued Today

In USA v. MAYES, STEPHEN L. (ED Wis.), "[t]he defendants raise a number of trial and sentencing issues." USA v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Monday, June 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Opinion Today

In USA v. ANTONELLI, MICHAEL (ND Ill.), a 5-page Per Curiam decision, the Court ruled:Antonelli was unhappy that he could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Decision Posted Today

Jaudon Goodall v. State of Indiana (6/7/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Vaidik, JudgeJaudon Goodall appeals the sentence imposed by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 07, 2004

Friday, June 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Decisions Today

Terry Clouse, et al. v. Noble County Drainage Board, et al. (6/4/04 IndCtApp) [ ] Najam, JudgeIn September 2002, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Judge rules against USI professor

That is the headline to this story today in the Evansville Courier&Press. The lead:For much of the past two years,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 04, 2004

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Supreme Court opinions posted today

Sterling Riggs v. State of Indiana (6/3/04 IndSCt) [Trial Procedure] Boehm, JusticeThe removal of a juror after deliberations have begun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Court of Appeals decisions posted today

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 73, et al. v. City of Evansville, Indiana & the Public Employees Retirement Fund (6/3/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three 7th Circuit Opinions Posted

ATC VANCOM CA v. NLRB (NLRB) LARIMER, THOMAS v. INT'L BUSINESS MACHINES (ND Ill.) In this decision written by Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2004

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

Forty-One Associates, LLC v. Bluefield Associates (6/1/04 IndCtApp) [Real Estate; Banking] Baker, JudgeWe find that the trial court did not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Decision Today

USA v. DANIELS, ADOM L. (ND Ind., Chief Judge Miller) - Here, in a Per Curiam decision, the panel of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling "has child welfare officials scrambling"

According to a story today in the Indianapolis Star:An Indiana Supreme Court ruling requiring judges to determine whether a child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Posts Two; Tax Court Posts Five

Paul Mast v. State of Indiana (6/1/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Constitutional Law] Baker, JudgeAppellant-defendant Paul M. Mast brings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit Decision Posted

CRUE, CYDNEY A. v. AIKEN, MICHAEL (CD Ill.) In a 2-1 decision, the panel, in an opinion written by Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Monday, May 31, 2004

Indiana Law - Feature story on new Floyd County judge

This story today in the Louisville Courier-Journal features Susan Orth, who will take over as judge in Indiana's Floyd Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 31, 2004

Friday, May 28, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Five Court of Appeals Rulings Posted Today

Margaret Young, Guardian of Michael Sweeney v. Estate of Robin Sweeney (5/28/04 IndCtApp) [Civil Procedure] May, Judge[W]e find sua sponte...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit rulings posted today in sentencing case

MADEJ, GREGORY v. BRILEY, KENNETH R., WARDEN (ND Ill.) On petition for rehearing. MADEJ, GREGORY v. BRILEY, KENNETH R., WARDEN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Update on Lake County reassessment case

Updating our ILB entry from May 19th, which reported that the Lake County reassessment case was "in the hands of"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2004

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals opinions posted today

Monica Kay Lasater v. William Scott Lasater (5/27/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law; Civil Procedure] Barnes, JudgeMonica Lasater challenges the trial courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three 7th Circuit Decisions Posted Today

LITTLE, GREG v. IL DEPT REVENUE, ILLINOIS GAMING BOARD (ND Ill.) MANION, Circuit Judge.Greg Little was (and once again is)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2004

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Indiana Law - Allen County residents hiring private appraisers

This story today in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel is interesting, and somewhat troubling. Headlined "Homeowners are hiring appraisers to take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit posting today

In USA v. PARKER, TRACY L. (CD Ill.) the panel affirms Parker's conviction, in an opinion written by Chief Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Mark Murfitt v. Vickie Murfitt (4/15/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law; Constitutional Law] Sullivan, JudgeMark Murfitt appeals pro se from the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five Supreme Court decisions posted today

The Supreme Court issued a number of significant death penalty decisions today: Benjamin Ritchie v. State of Indiana (5/25/04 IndSCt)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Monday, May 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court posts order denying rehearing in Darnell Williams case

Darnell Williams v. State of Indiana. This order, issued 5/21/04, is signed by Chief Justice Shepard. Dickson, Sullivan and Rucker,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six Court of Appeals opinions posted today

Robert Miller v. St. Joseph Co. Area Board of Zoning Appeals, et al. (5/24/04 IndCtApp) [Planning & Zoning] Sullivan, JudgeWhile...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit opinions posted today

DIMITROV, KALIN v. ASHCROFT, JOHN (Bd.Imm.Appeals) LAWSON, MEGAN v. HILL, CURTIS (ND Ind., Judge Sharp)Before CUDAHY, POSNER, and ROVNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 24, 2004

Friday, May 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court and Three Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

Benny Saylor v. State of Indiana (5/20/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Boehm, JusticeIn 1992, Benny Saylor was sentenced to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 3 today

In AMMONS, CLYDE v. ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES (ND Ill.), MANION, Circuit Judge: "Clyde Ammons sued his former employer, Aramark Uniform...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals decision on Gary fitness center

The Gary Post-Tribune is reporting today, in a story headlined "Court rules city owns fitness site," that:A five-year dispute over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2004

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five new Court of Appeals opinions posted today

Eric M. Serrano v. State of Indiana (5/20/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Baker, JudgeAppellant-defendant Eric Serrano appeals his conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Supreme Court Decisions Posted Today

Jeffrey Dean Washington v. State of Indiana (5/20/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Rucker, Justice - Affirmed. In the Matter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions posted today

ALLSTATE INSUR CO v. KECA, DONNA E. (ED Wis.) FLAUM, Chief Judge. "This appeal presents the question whether an underinsured...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2004

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals, One Tax Court Opinion(s) posted today

Robert P. Benavides v. State of Indiana (5/19/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Vaidik, Judge SHARPNACK, J., and MATHIAS, J.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Attorneys Disciplined

On May 10, 2004, the Supreme Court posted an ORDER APPROVING STATEMENT OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONAL AGREEMENT FOR DISCIPLINE, IN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One 7th Circuit opinion today

IN RE: JOHN W. CATT, II, APPEAL OF: SHIRLEY and GERALD HASH (SD Ind., Judge Young). Judge Posner writes for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Lake County reassessment case update

Updating the Indiana Law Blog entry from May 14th that reported our Indiana Supreme Court had asked the parties to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five Court of Appeals decisions posted today

American United Life Insurance Company v. Peter Douglas, et al. (5/18/04 IndCtApp) [Insurance] Robb, JudgeAmerican United Life Insurance Company (AUL)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from the 7th Circuit Today

In DAVIS, HENRY L. v. CON-WAY TRANSPORTATION CENTRAL EXPRESS (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), Judge Keanne concludes: "There are no issues...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Monday, May 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six new opinions posted by the Court of Appeals today

Illinois Farmers Insurance Company v. Gerry & Linda Wiegand, et al. (5/17/04 IndCtApp) [Insurance] Sharpnack, JudgeIn summary, we hold that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four from the 7th Circuit Today

In CORPORATE ASSETS INC v. PALOIAN, GUS A. (ND Ill., Bankruptcy), Judge Rovner writes:At an auction sanctioned by the bankruptcy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 17, 2004

Friday, May 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals ruling posted today

John F. Csicsko, M.D., et al. v. John Hill, et al. (3/24/04 IndCtApp MEMORANDUM DECISION - NOT FOR PUBLICATION) [Medical...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three 7th Circuit decisions posted today

HADLEY, SEAN L. v. WILLIAMS, HILDA (ND Ind., Judge Lee) Judge Posner writes the opinion for a panel including Wood...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Lake County reassessment and vote fraud cases updates

Reassessment. Following up on the Lake County reassessment ruling and resultant turmoil (see ILB entries here, here and here, for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2004

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Indiana Law - It is not just Lake County

Re the continuing property tax crisis in Lake County (see earlier entry here), the Gary Post-Tribune reports today that:Attorney General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Chester D. Green v. State of Indiana (5/12/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Robertson, Senior JudgeWe believe that it is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from 7th Circuit today

In NLRB v. GEN'L TEAMSTERS 662, the Court grants enforcement of the NLRB's order. USA v. CRAIG, KENNETH N. involves...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2004

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Today's 7th Circuit Rulings

BELL, MARK v. DUPERRAULT, TERE, from the ED Wis. The panel included Judges Flaum, who wrote the main opinion), Posner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Rulings Posted Today

USA v. WHITE, ANDREW S. (from the SD Ind., Judge Tinder):KANNE, Circuit Judge. Based upon an allegation of evidentiary error,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Lake County reassessment ruling, and impact

The Northwest Indiana (Munster) Times today is filled with stories about the impact of Lake County Superior Court Judge Robert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six New Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Lake Holiday Conservancy v. Nicole Davidson (5/10/04 IndCtApp) [Civil Procedure] Barnes, JudgeCase Summary. Lake Holiday Conservancy District (Lake Holiday) appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Monday, May 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Rulings Today

Among the 7th Circuit rulings posted today is OFFICER JAMES T. MCGREAL, v. ERIC OSTROV, Doctor, VILLAGE OF ALSIP, KENNETH...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 10, 2004

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court Oral Arguments for week of May 3rd

The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear two oral aruments today, Thursday, May 6, 2004: Chamberlain v. Walpole. The non-dependent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One new Court of Appeals decision posted today

Danny Means v. State of Indiana (5/6/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Ratliff, Senior JudgeThe attempted murder instruction given by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One from 7th Circuit

USA v. SHEIKH, JAMAL A. is an appeal from the ND Ind, South Bend Div. (Judge Miller). Here Judge Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 06, 2004

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court and Three Appellate Court Decisons Posted Today

Michael E. Highhouse, M.D. v. Midwest Orthopedic Institute, P.C. (5/5/04 IndSCt) [Employment Law] Boehm, JusticeWe hold that a bonus calculated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on the upcoming underage drinking case argument

Updating our Indiana Law Blog entry from Sunday is this comprehensive coverage today by the Edinburgh Courier on the oral...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Opinions Today

BURLINGTON SANTA FE v. BROHD LOCOMOTIVE ENG, from the ND Il., involves an action under the Railroad Labor Act. In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Monday, May 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Several appellate level decisions posted today

Michael Ousley v. State of Indiana (5/3/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Baker, judgeSharp next contends that the trial court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Among the decisions posted today by the 7th Circuit

In HARRIS, JEFFREY v. USA, a panel headed by Judge Kanne today affirmed the district courts (SD Ind, Judge McKinney)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 03, 2004

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Interesting underage drinking case to be argued

"Boat Club takes case to Indiana Court of Appeals," is the headline to this story posted 4/30/04 by WNDU-TV in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 02, 2004

Friday, April 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four new Court of Appeals decisions posted today

George Carson v. State of Indiana (4/30/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Bailey, JudgeAppellant-Defendant George Allen Carson (Carson) appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Interesting story on judge shopping

A story today in the Munster Times has some interesting history on the prohibition against "judge shopping" in Indiana:In the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two takes on same story, in the same story

"Attorney gets 5-month sentence, and a lot of support," is the headline to a mortgage scam story published this week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2004

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals, Two New Tax Court Opinions Posted Today

Dean E. Blanck v. Indiana Department of Corrections (3/30/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Constitutional Law] Najam, JudgeDean Blanck appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Among the 7th Circuit opinions issued today

Noteworthy among the opinions issued today by the USCA for the 7th Circuit is an immigration case, GUCHSHENKOV, IVAN v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court suspends Karon Perkins

An AP story posted this morning on the IndyStar.com website, headlined "Court yanks Columbus lawyer's license," reports:COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 29, 2004

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Seven Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Daniel F. Million v. Janet L. (Million) Swager (4/28/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law] Another dispute over divorced parents' shares of college...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five Tax Court Rulings Posted Today

Robert Rakoci v. Department of Local Government Finance (4/23/04 IndTaxCt NOT FOR PUBLICATION) [Property Tax] "Robert Rakoci (Rakoci) appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - A slew of Court of Appeals decisions posted today

City of Carmel v. Leeper Electric (3/18/04 IndCtApp) [Reposted, apparently to correct an error in the original posted decision, covered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Monday, April 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - New 7th Circuit opinions posted

Among the 7th Circuit opinions posted today is JUAREZ v. MENARD, INC., an appeal from the ND Ind, Hammond Division,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 26, 2004

Friday, April 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Among today's 7th Circuit rulings posted

In VOELKER, FRANK T. v. NOLEN, CATHERINE, a per curiam opinion of the panel affirms Judge Hamilton's (SD Ind.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Hearing on Lake County Criminal Court Judge Joan Kouros

"Panel to decide judge's fate - JOAN KOUROS HEARING: Peer says Kouros' job too big a task for her," is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 23, 2004

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals opinions posted today

Michael Dicen v. New Sesco, Inc. (4/22/04 IndCtApp) [Employment Law; Contracts] Sullivan, Judge In reviewing the non-competition provisions of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Several 7th Circuit Rulings Posted

Among the U.S.C.A. for the 7th Circuit decisions posted today are TAYLOR, DONNA T. v. CAVALRY INVESTMENT, an opinion by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Tax Court ruling could be costly to Indiana casinos

An Indiana Tax Court decision reported here in the Indiana Law Blog on Tuesday, April 20th (it is the last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 22, 2004

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Supreme Court, One Court of Appeals Rulings Posted Today

Brian C. Eddington v. State of Indiana (4/20/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Richard & Kaye Kennedy v. Guess, Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Many Significant Court of Appeals and One Tax Court Opinion(s) Posted Today

Robert Stytle v. Angola Die Casting Company, et al. (4/20/04 IndCtApp) [Worker's Compensation; Constitutional Law] Ratliff, Senior JudgeThe question Stytle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court order posted today

Ali Abdul Hakim a/k/a Jesse James Williams v. State of Indiana (4/19/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] In a published...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Monday, April 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals decision today

Donald Ennis v. State of Indiana (4/19/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] BAKER, JudgeAppellant-petitioner Donald E. Ennis appeals the denial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in Endres

03-1183 ENDRES, BENJAMIN P. V. INDIANA STATE POLICE is listed on page 3 of the U.S. Supreme Court's Order List...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2004

Friday, April 16, 2004

Indiana Decisons - One 7th Circuit Opinion Today

AMERICAN PATRIOT INS v. MUTUAL RISK MGMT (04/16/2004 USCA 7th Cir.), an appeal from the USDC ND Ill., E.Div., deals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court today will decide whether to hear State Trooper/Riverboat Gambling Case

"At the Court's private conference on Friday, the justices will consider Endres v. Indiana State Police, No. 03-1183, which tests...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2004

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Court of Appeals Rulings Today

Karen Bailey v. State of Indiana (4/15/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] "The sole issue is whether the trial court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 15, 2004

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Opinions Posted Today

Among the 7th Circuit opinions posted today are LEHN, DONALD A. v. HOLMES, MICHAEL L. (4/14/04 USCA 7th Cir.) and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Brandy D. Stanifer v. Travis G. Wright (4/14/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Sharpnack, JudgeBrandy Stanifer appeals the trial courts judgment in favor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Coverage of the arguments yesterday in the East Chicago voter fraud case

As reported here in the Indiana Law Blog earlier this week, yesterday in Fort Wayne the Indiana Supreme Court heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Plaintiff's attorneys chastised by federal court magistrate judge

Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker of the S.D. Indiana, Indianapolis Division, has posted online an opinion signed 4/8/04 in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Appeals Court opinion posted today

Anthony Tinker v. State of Indiana (4/13/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Monday, April 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Court of Appeals Decisions Posted

In Re Adoption of Infant Female Fitz (4/12/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law]Kirsch, Chief JudgeHere, the parties stipulated that Rudd failed to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - East Chicago voter fraud case oral arguments tomorrow

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Pabey v. Pastrick tomorow in Fort Wayne:The Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2004

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court hears Lasik surgery case arguments

Last Thursday, 4/8/04, the Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of L. Thomas and Norma Sue Booth v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 10, 2004

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Five new Court of Appeals opinions posted

Stephen John West v. State of Indiana (4/8/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Jeffrey O. Butrum v. Kathy L. Roman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 08, 2004

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Numerous Court of Appeals and One Tax Court Ruling(s) Posted Today

Commissioner Sally McCarty v. Vicki L. Sanders, et al. (4/7/04 IndCtApp) [Medical Malpractice; Statutory Construction] Stephen & Suzan Cox v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit affirms SD Ind.

In LAMBERT, MICHAEL A. v. MCBRIDE, DANIEL (04/07/2004 7th Cir.) a panel today affirmed the decision of the district court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Indiana Law - A number of Court of Appeals opinions posted today

Terry Huber v. State of Indiana (4/6/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Fort Wayne Lodge, LLC v. EBH Corporation (4/6/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Monday, April 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Interesting observation in a West Virginia Blog

Brian Peterson's Legal Weblog, "A collection of legal news and commentary with a focus on West Virginia law," today includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Tax Court rulings posted today

Linvilles' Olds-Cadillac, Inc. v. Indiana Department of State Revenue (4/2/04 IndTaxCt) [Sales Tax; Not for Publication] Fisher, J. "[T]he Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Here, finally, is the awaited tongue stud decision!

Brenna Guy v. State of Indiana (4/2/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Here is the tongue stud/breathalyser decision, as reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 05, 2004

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More on Tongue Stud/Breathalyzer Ruling

As reported here yesterday (scroll down three entries), the Court of Appeals ruled yesterday (4/2/04) that:[A] breath test given to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 03, 2004

Friday, April 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Yet another breathalyzer decision

Following on the heels of our Indiana Law Blog report earlier this week (March 30th, access it here or scroll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Among Today's 7th Circuit Rulings

Among today's 7th Circuit rulings are: CARROLL, RONNIE W. v. IL DEPT CORRECTIONS (SD Ill) where, in reversing the district...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2004

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Still waiting

Still waiting for today's Indiana Supreme and/or Court of Appeals opinions to be posted . . ....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Today's 7th Circuit Rulings

In FLOYD, MICHAEL v. HANKS, CRAIG (SD Ind, Judge Sarah Evan Barker), where Floyd was sentenced to 110 years and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 01, 2004

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Impact of Supreme Court's decision not to review landfill case

The LaPorte Herald-Argus reports in this story today on the impact of the Indiana Supreme Court's decision last week not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Supreme Court rulings posted today

Louis Simon, et al. v. United States (3/31/04 IndSCt) [Conflict of Laws] Shepard, Chief JusticeThe U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Indiana Law - Today's 7th Circuit Rulings

In GULEVSKY, SHMUEL E. v. BERKSON, BLAKE, an appeal from the ND Ill, ED, Judge Rovner writes:Section 523(a)(2)(B) of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Oral argument scheduled for issues relating to release of counseling records of accused murderer

"St. Joseph County prosecutor has new hope of getting evidence," is the headline to this story today in the South...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four new Court of Appeals decisions posted today

Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange v. National Farmers Union (3/30/04 IndCtApp) [Insurance] Gene and Carolyn Lasater v. Donald House, Sr....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Today's 7th Circuit Rulings

In CHUWAY, CALDEAN M. v. NAT'L ACTION FINAN, Judge Posner, writing for the panel, reverses and remands a decisions from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals to hear another chewing tobacco/breathalyzer case

A story today in the Terre Haute Tribune Star reports that the Indiana Court of Appeals will hear a case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Monday, March 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court accepts certified questions from federal district court

Patricia Gribben v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (3/26/04 IndSCt) This Order deals with two certified questions of state law from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 29, 2004

Friday, March 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on late term abortion subpoenas by feds

How Appealing posted an entry late this afternoon that begins:BREAKING NEWS -- Divided Seventh Circuit panel affirms federal district court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two new Court of Appeals rulings posted; one older ruling from Tax Court

James & Della Lovings v. Dave Thomas (3/26/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] In the Matter of the Guardianship of Josephine A. Hickman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Important Rulings Today by 7th Circuit

WALLACE, DONALD R. v. DAVIS, CECIL is an appeal from the SD Ind. Here is the beginning of the panel's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Press Reports of Yesterday's Appeals Court Decision

This AP story (headlined "Court Blasts Police for 'Dangerous' Arrest" in the Fort Worth Texas Sun Telegram) reporting on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2004

Indiana Decisions - New Supreme Court Orders of Final Resolution in Attorney Disciplinary Cases Posted

The Gary Post-Tribune reports here today that:The Indiana Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand against an East Chicago attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2004

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Several interesting 7th Circuit decisions today

Among the decisions today of the 7th Circuit are the following: KESTREL COAL PTY LTD v. JOY GLOBAL INC is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Posted by Court of Appeals

Richard W. Osborne v. State of Indiana (3/25/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure; Constitutional Law] Baker, JudgeToday we are asked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2004

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - New postings today from Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

Matter of Michael C. Kendall (3/24/04 IndSCt) [Attorney Disciplinary Action] Dickson, JusticeAmong the matters to be clarified in this case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Valpo attorney faces possible suspension

"The Indiana Supreme Court is considering whether to punish a prominent Valparaiso trial lawyer." That is the lead today from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - A number of Court of Appeals decisions today; several are high visibility

Keith R. Michael, et al. v. City of Bloomington, et al. (3/22/04 IndCtApp) [Eminent Domain] Eugene King v. Tom Terry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Important Supreme Court ruling on insanity defense

Rita D. Thompson v. State of Indiana (3/23/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Shepard, Chief JusticeRita Thompson was convicted of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Monday, March 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on Carmel cell-phone dispute

Sprint v. City of Carmel (3/22/04 USCA 7th Cir.) Evans, Circuit JudgeOne section of the historical Telecommunications Act of 1996...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 22, 2004

Friday, March 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Rules in Clean Water Act 404 / Takings Case

Greenfield Mills v. Larry Macklin, Director of Indiana DNR (3/19/04 USCA 7th Cir.) This 51-page opinion is an appeal from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Several decisions posted today

Wayne A. Peters and Helen Peters v. Donald Forster (3/11/04 IndSCt) [Torts] Rucker, Justice The Supreme Court has reposted this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 19, 2004

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Posts Five Decisions

Daniel J. Wood v. State of Indiana (3/18/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] F. Brown v. M. Jones (3/18/04 IndCtApp)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2004

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two Tax Court Opinions Posted Today

Mid-America Publishing, Inc. v. Indiana Department of State Revenue (3/16/04 IndTaxCt) [Sales Tax; Not for Publication] Fisher, J. "The issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Indiana Decisons - Four new Court of Appeals opinions posted today

Stephen and Brenda Argabright v. R.H. Marlin, Inc. (3/16/04 IndCtApp) [Worker's Compensation] Dennis Ruggieri v. State of Indiana (3/16/04 IndCtApp)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Monday, March 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit Panel Rules on Election Law Case, in a Split Decision

Brian Majors v. Marsha Abell (3/15/04 USCA 7th Cir.)POSNER, Circuit Judge. An Indiana statute, challenged in this suit as an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 15, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Interesting Ineffective Assistance Ruling by 7th Circuit, Affirming SD Ind.

Charles E. Sweeney, Jr. v. Steve Carter, AG of Ind. (3/15/04 USCA 7th Cir.)DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge. Laypersons sometimes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 15, 2004

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Indiana Decisions - East Chicago Vote Fraud Case Oral Argument Set

The Indiana Supreme Court, in an order issued 3/9/04, has scheduled oral arguments in the East Chicago mayor's election vote-fraud...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 14, 2004

Friday, March 12, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court and Several Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

Clifton J. Jackson v. State of Indiana (IndSCt 3/11/04) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Dickson, JusticeDefendant Clifton J. Jackson appeals from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 12, 2004

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Indiana Decisions - More Rulings from the Supreme and Appeals Courts

Wayne A. Peters and Helen Peters v. Donald Forster (3/11/04 IndSCt) [Torts] Rucker, JusticeSustaining injury after slipping on a ramp...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2004

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four Supreme Court, Three Appeals Court, and one Tax Court Opinions Posted Today

Jesse E. Robinson v. State of Indiana (3/10/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Dickson, JusticeWe hold that a motion to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Supreme Court and Five Appeals Court Decisions Posted Today

Worman Enterprises, Inc. v. The Boone County Solid Waste Management District (3/9/04 IndSCt) [Administrative Law; Constitutional Law] Boehm, Justice Per...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Monday, March 08, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Porter county breath test decision overrule noted

Today's NW Indiana Times reports here: "Appellate court says breath test can be used against Lake Station man." The reference...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2004

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Attorney Disciplinary Rulings

As of last September, the Indiana Supreme Court began issuing its attorney disciplinary decisions as orders rather than as opinions....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 07, 2004

Friday, March 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Several Opinions Posted Today

Rick and Areta Nance v. Holy Cross Counseling Group, et al. (3/5/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Hilton A. Turner v. City of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Ruling on Searches During Seat Belt Stops

The Indianapolis Star website today is posting an AP story headlined "Court: No searches with seat belt stop."Police who stop...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues ruling in Indiana Bell v. McCarty

Access the 3/5/04 7th Circuit opinion here. The Court's conclusion:We AFFIRM the district courts determinations as to tandem reciprocal compensation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2004

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Newly Posted Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions

ISP.com LLC and ISP.net LLC v. David J. Theising, Receiver of IQuest Internet, Inc. (3/4/04 IndSCt) [Contracts; Aribtration] Boehm, JusticeThe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2004

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Six Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

Sandy Diane Pugh v. State of Indiana (3/3/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] May, Judge; NAJAM, J., concurs; BAKER, J.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Posts Two

Larry L. Craig v. State of Indiana (3/2/03 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Anastazia Schmid v. State of Indiana (3/2/03...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Monday, March 01, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Star Reports on Indiana Rules "Adopted Last Week"

This story today in the Indianapolis Star, headlined "Justices OK rule limiting access to personal data," has a different take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 01, 2004

Friday, February 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Ten Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

Tina Messer v. Cerestar USA, et al. (2/27/04 IndCtApp) [Torts; Estates & Trusts] Provident Bank v. Tri-County Asphalt (2/27/04 IndCtApp)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Decisions Posted by Both the Supreme and Appeals Court Yesterday

[Sorry for the delay -- computer problem yesterday.] Rodney J. McCormick v. State of Indiana (2/26/04 IndSCt) [Criminal Law &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 27, 2004

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two New Court of Appeals Rulings Posted

Ann and Jeff Willis v. Christopher Westerfield (2/25/04 IndCtApp) [Civil Procedure] Includes discussion of the affirmative defense of sudden emergency....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Court of Appeals Posted Today

Jeffrey O. Butrum v. Kathy L. Roman (2/24/04 IndCtApp) [Family Law] Vaidik, JudgeJeffrey O. Butrum (Father) appeals the trial courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Monday, February 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Opinions Posted Today by Supreme and Appeals Courts

[Note that the date an opinion is posted by the Court may differ from the date the opinion was issued.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 23, 2004

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Bob Knight Drops Appeal

"Knight drops appeal: Former coach terminates case against University," is the headline to this story in the Indiana Digital Student...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township v. Linda J. Carter (2/19/04 IndCtApp) [Worker's Compensation] Marvin L. Conklin v. Betty Fisher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2004

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Judge Crone appointed to Court of Appeals

Here is the press release issued Tuesday by Governor Kernan:Gov. Joe Kernan has appointed St. Joseph Circuit Court Judge Terry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Opinions Posted

Mark Polinsky, et al. v. Frank Violi (2/18/04 IndCtApp) [Employment; Arbitration; Contracts]Appellants-defendants Mark Polinsky and Allen Sutker (collectively, the appellants)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - One Court of Appeals Decision Posted Today

Strack and Til, Inc. v. Sharon Carter (2/17/04 IndCtApp) [Torts] Ratliff, Senior JudgeAt around midnight on October 31, 1998, Carter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Monday, February 16, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Latest decisions posted by courts

Valentin Jaramillo v. State of Indiana (2/11/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Tyler Lawson v. State of Indiana (2/11/04 IndCtApp)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 16, 2004

Friday, February 13, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three Court of Appeals Opinions Posted Today

State of Indiana v. Joseph Molnar (2/13/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure]The State brings this interlocutory appeal to challenge the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 13, 2004

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Decisions Posted Today

The Estate of Robert W. Hunter by Nina Jean Hunter v. Charles L. Young, Jr. (2/10/04 IndCtApp) [Estates & Trusts;...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Monday, February 09, 2004

Indiana Decisions - All Three Appellate Courts Post New Decisions Today

In the Matter of Michael E. Allen & In the Matter of Patrick W. Young (2/9/04 IndSCt) [Disciplinary Action] The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 09, 2004

Friday, February 06, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four from Court of Appeals

Conzalos Glasco v. State of Indiana (2/6/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] "The sole issue we need to be decided...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 06, 2004

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Three from Supreme Court Posted Today

MPACT Construction Group, LLC v. Superior Concrete Constructors, Inc. (2/4/04 IndSCt) [Contracts] Sullivan, JusticeWhen the owner failed to pay for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 05, 2004

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Four from Court of Appeals Today

David Copeland v. State of Indiana (2/4/04 IndCtApp) [Criminal Law & Procedure] Kevin L. McCarty v. State of Indiana (2/4/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Two from Supreme Court Posted Today

Time Warner v. Whiteman (2/3/04 IndSCt) [Contracts] Sullivan, JusticeTwo customers of a cable television company who paid the late fees...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Court of Appeals Opinions Since 1/24/04

Working backwards from today, here are the latest opinions and the catch-ups dating back to the Indiana Law Blog's entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Monday, February 02, 2004

Indiana Decisions - Supreme Court Opinions

Since our last posting of Indiana Supreme Court decisions, the Court has released three opinions online, all dated Jan. 29,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 02, 2004