In re Adoption of Infants H, No. 29S02-0904-CV-140, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind., Apr. 8, 2009)

Supreme Court reversed trial court’s final adoption order, because it was improper to waive various legislative safeguards designed to protect infants who are proposed for adoption, including the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.

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St. Clair v. State, No. 76S03-0805-CR-215, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind., Feb. 17, 2009)

Plea agreement for state to “recommend” a fixed sentence was not an “open” plea leaving the trial court with discretion on sentence.

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Klotz v. Hoyt, No. 18S02-0807-CV-391, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind., Jan. 22, 2009)

Klotz v. Hoyt (Ind., Dickson, J.) – Landlord’s untimely or inadequate statutory damage notice to tenant precludes only landlord’s claims for physical damage to the premises and does not bar landlord from recovery of unpaid rent and other losses.

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Cooper Indus., LLC v. South Bend, No. 49S04-0711-CV-541, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind., Jan. 22, 2009)

Landowner’s claims under the Environmental Legal Action statute accrued at the time the statute became effective.

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