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By Andy Delaney“Tales” might be overstating a bit. But we’re going with it. First, SCOV answers the question of whether a CHINS merits adjudication in a juvenile case when the child is returned to the parents’ custody at disposition, without any conditions, presents a live controversy. That sentence was unacceptably lawyerly, but I’m too lazy

By Andy DelaneyDid you expect any different title on this day of all days?Anyway, I’ve been a little busy the past few weeks so we’re going to go quickly here. On April 19, SCOV issued an opinion dealing with concurrent sentences, the sex-offender registry, and triggering dates for reporting periods. Plaintiff was convicted of murder

By Andy DelaneyOther than what’s rubbed off from being a member of planning commissions for the past fifteen years or so, I spend little time in the land-use arena. I note this because both SCOV decisions issued on April 12, 2024, deal with land use and you should keep your expectations low (as regular

As conditions require, so to speakBy Andy DelaneyThis week’s opinions deal with criminal conditions of release and the tort known as negligent infliction of emotional distress. On Thursday, March 21, SCOV issued a published entry order concerning a trial-court decision striking two conditions of release in response to defendant’s request to modify bail. Those conditions

Don’t deposit the check!By Andy DelaneyThis week’s opinion explores whether depositing a check for a partial payment constitutes “acceptance and use” of payment for purposes of barring a challenge to necessity of the taking or the public purpose of a highway project. I swear I was trying to simplify there, but I’m not sure I

By Andy Delaney On February 26, 2024, SCOV issues a published Entry Order on a hold-without-bail case. This one is a little different because the State is appealing the trial court’s decision to let someone out on bail. Defendant is charged with accessory after the fact to murder. The State argues that this is a

By Andy DelaneyThree opinions this week. First,
we deal with whether Rule 59 can save a possible pleading deficiency. Here,
SCOV says “yes.” This case is about an airport, so naturally, we’re going to
link to a punk-rock cover
of John Denver’s classic Leaving on a Jet Plane. Plaintiff-developer’s
EB5 breach-of-contract case was

By Andy DelaneyThis week’s case is primarily about non-witness
identification from video and stills. Some dude robs a convenience store in Highgate
wearing a hoodie, beanie, and mask. He tells the clerks he has a gun. It might
be Mark Zuckerberg for all we know at this point. There’s video of the event. The
clerks