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Opinions March 14, 2022 – The Indiana Advocate

Indiana Court of AppealsNathan C. Albrecht v. State of Indiana21A-CR-1560Criminal. Affirms Nathan C. Albrecht’s 10 counts of Level 5 criminal possession of child pornography and a 21-year sentence. Find Dubois Circuit Court did not err in admitting evidence taken from a hard drive in Albrecht’s home. Concludes that his beliefs are supported by the evidence […]

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Iloilo lawyer continues to help marginalized people a year after surviving screwdriver attack

Attorney Angelo Karlo “AK” Guillen (FILE PHOTO INVESTIGATOR/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE) ILOILO CITY – The physical pain of human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen’s injuries still lingers a year after he narrowly escaped death when he was stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver on 3 March 2021 in this city. “It’s still painful when pressure is applied […]

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Judges confirm division of marital property

The Indiana Supreme Court has determined that a trial court did not err in its method of dividing assets between a divorced Hendricks County couple, parting ways on the opinion of the Court of call from Indiana. Elizabeth Roetter and Michael Roetter married in May 2014 without a prenuptial agreement. Michael’s prenuptial assets included an […]

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Do I need a lawyer for my Palimony Agreement? The Supreme Court says no! | Fox Rothschild LLP

New Jersey law regarding alimony continues to evolve incrementally, as I have discussed in the past. A few years ago, I argued Maeker v. Ross in the New Jersey Supreme Court. It was the first case before the Supreme Court after the legislature passed a law, signed by Governor Corzine upon leaving office, that required […]

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Opinions March 2, 2022 – The Indiana Advocate

Indiana Court of AppealsRhonda R. Parkevich v. Indiana State (dec. brief)21A-CR-1385Criminal. Upholds and reverses in part Rhonda R. Parkevich’s order to pay restitution following her conviction for felony robbery 6. Finds that Parkevich has waived her right to challenge her ability to pay the restitution ordered, and the Court Cass’ superior did not err in […]

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Local attorney sues ex-paralegal after poisoning him and stealing $800,000 from law practice – Corridor News

Sierra Martin | Chief Editor Sa Marcos family law attorney, Art Guzman, sued her former paralegal Ashley Szymonek and her husband for assault and battery, invasion of privacy, defamation and slander, common law fraud conversion, and breach of contract. Guzman sued Szymonek after being in a coma for several days due to antifreeze poisoning and […]

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Opinions February 21, 2022 – The Indiana Advocate

Indiana Court of AppealsBhaktavatsala R. Apuri, MD v Parkview Health System, Inc., Parkview Hospital, Inc. and Roy Robertson, MD21A-PL-591Civil Plenary. Affirms the grant of summary judgment to Parkview Health System Inc., Parkview Hospital Inc. and Dr. Roy Robertson on a claim for breach of contract, willful interference with a business relationship and willful interference with […]

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Opinions February 10, 2022 – The Indiana Advocate

Indiana Court of AppealsJeffery L. Weaver, Jr. v. Indiana State (dec. brief)21A-CR-911Criminal. Upholds convictions of Jeffery L. Weaver Jr. for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic. Finds that the search and detention of Weaver did not violate the Fourth Amendment or Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution, so the Jay Circuit Court […]

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Hong Kong court rejects US lawyer’s appeal in police assault case – JURIST

Hong Kong’s High Court Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal of US corporate lawyer Samuel Bickett, upholding his conviction and jail term for assaulting an off-duty police officer in December 2019. Bickett’s appeal centered on the lower court’s failure to give sufficient weight to the defense’s video evidence (an annotated version of which was […]

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Lawyer calls for Malami’s intervention over army’s refusal to reinstate Colonel Ribah Hassan

Colonel Danladi Ribah Hassan Lawyer calls for Malami’s intervention over army’s refusal to reinstate Colonel Ribah Hassan Mr. Samuel Zibiri, the lawyer for an “illegally retired” senior officer, Colonel Danladi Ribah Hassan, has asked the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to intervene and ensure that that Colonel Hassan be reinstated in […]

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Attorney L. Lin Wood Prohibits Violation of Non-Disparagement Agreement

Noted attorney L. Lin Wood had worked with respondents, and when that professional relationship ended, “the parties entered into a settlement agreement which contains the following non-disparagement clause”: Non-disparagement. LLW PC and L. Lin Wood, individually, agree not to disparage WGW…. Nothing in this provision prevents the parties from providing truthful information about each other […]

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COA upholds disbarment denial following Supreme Court remand

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a man’s motion to strike for a violent burglary he participated in two decades ago following a remand from the Indiana Supreme Court . The affair of Brian J. Allen v. Indiana State, 21A-XP-368, came before the COA a second time after a December 2020 dismissal […]

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Opinions January 21, 2022 – The Indiana Advocate

Indiana Court of AppealsJoy Adebola Adewopo vs. Cheedy Thomas Jaja (Mem. Dec.)21A-DC-880Family relationships with children. Confirms the division of martial property arising from the dissolution of the marriage of Joy Adebola Adewopo and Cheedy Thomas Jaja. Finds that the Hendricks Superior Court did not abuse its discretion by including certain items in the marital pot, […]

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Opinions January 19, 2022 – The Indiana Advocate

Indiana Court of AppealsPatrick Smith v. Indiana State (Dec. Mem.)21A-CR-492Criminal. Revokes Patrick Smith’s probation terms for sex offenders, including the requirement that he register as a sex offender following his conviction for a Class D felony against a child. Finds that, given the limited record on appeal, the Parke Circuit Court abused its discretion in […]

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Ugandan writer Rukirabashaija tortured for criticism of Museveni & Son – Lawyer

Author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has been tortured, held incommunicado and has yet to be formally charged since he was arrested 14 days ago, his lawyer, Eron Kiiza, said following criticism of the Award-winning Ugandan writer had addressed Museveni and his son. Kiiza tells RFI that Rukirabashaija’s wife saw him for three hours, when he was brought […]