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Foreclosure Reinstated

In Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Indiana v. Sharon Hatton, a/k/a Sharon J. Hatton, First Select, Inc., Calvary SPV, II, LLC, and Discover Bank, 45A03-1212-MF-531, the trial court granted the debtor's motion to dismiss, which was based on an error in the legal description on the mortgage and a standing argument.  

The discussion of the legal description and reformation thereof is the more interesting issue in that the trial court indicated that the creditor would be unable to prove mutual mistake of fact because the original debtor was deceased.

Hundreds turn up to learn how to have criminal records expunged under new Indiana law

Check out the link - pretty exciting opportunity for a lot of Hoosiers.


Indiana Court of Appeals Orders Tax Deed to be Set Aside

27A05-1211-MI-593, rejected the trial court's denial of a petition to set aside a tax deed.  The July 25, 2013 opinion was based on the county auditor's failure to comply with a statutory notice requirement set out in I.C. § 6-1.1-24-4.  

Specifically, the statute requires notice of an impending tax sale to be sent to the property owner of record at the address listed for the property owner in the county's records first by certified mail.

The Hopper Survives Appeal

The 9th Circuit COAaffirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction sought by Fox against Dish Network, centered on technology that allows viewers to skip commercials.  "Commercial-skipping does not implicate Fox's copyright interest because Fox owns the copyrights to the television programs, not to the ads aired in the commercial breaks," Judge Sidney Thomas wrote inFox Broadcasting v. Dish Network. "If recording an entire copyrighted program is a fair use [underSony], the fact that viewers do not watch the ads not copyrighted by Fox cannot transform the recording into a copyright violation.

EA Lawsuit

EA Taking Hits Over Madden Football: A federal jury rendered its second verdict against EA and in favor of Antonick in a three-phase trial centered on whether EA's Madden Football games were derived from Antonick's work.

Indiana's New Expungement Law

Effective July 1, 2013,IC 35-38-9 creates an opportunity for individuals throughout Indiana to clean up their records andgain access to greater career opportunities.  The legislation has created an abundance of buzz and even more confusion,highlighted by hundreds of people rushing to the courthouse on July 1 under the false impression that they only had a one-day window to take advantage of the law.  Despite the confusion, the legislation is a substantial expansion of the state's expungement law and a great opportunity for rehabilitated ex-offenders.
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