FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IL for www.theindianalawyer.comA former state employee who claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on questionable payment practices in the Indiana Department of Environment Management will bring her case before the Indiana Supreme Court next week, when she will urge the justices to allow her complaint against the state agency to continue.Oral arguments in Suzanne E. Esserman v. Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 49S02-1704-PL-189, are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday before the high court. Suzanne Esserman, who was fired from her position with IDEM in January 2014, has rejected the state’s claim she was let go due to poor work performance.Instead, Esserman said IDEM fired her after she began asking questions about submitted invoices and receipts in the agency’s Excess Liability Trust Fund program. The former state worker claims she refused to rubber stamp approvals for payment through the ELTF division, which led to her discharge.The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned the dismissal of Esserman’s whistleblower complaint in December, and on Thursday she will take her case to the Supreme Court in the hopes of receiving a ruling that will one day allow her to return to work for the state.The court will hear two additional oral arguments on Thursday. First, at 9 a.m., the justices will consider whether Pizza Hut can be held liable for the death of a man whose death was caused, in part, by a Pizza Hut delivery driver striking his scooter.The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in September the negligent hiring claim against Pizza Hut in the case of Dale Sedam, Kim Sedam, and Bryan Norris, as co-personal representatives of the Estate of David C. Hamblin, deceased v. 2JR Pizza Enterprises, LLC doing business as Pizza Hut, 39S05-1703-CT-00171, can continue.Then at 9:45, the court will hear the case of Will Thomas v. State of Indiana, 27S02-1703-CR-000170. In that case, the Indiana Court of Appeals overturned Will Thomas’ conviction for Class A felony dealing in a narcotic drug after holding the drugs found in his mouth should be excluded under the “fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine.”Thursday’s oral arguments will be the first held without Justice Robert Rucker, who retires today after nearly 18 years on the Supreme Court bench. Gov. Eric Holcomb is in the process of selecting Rucker’s replacement from a trio of finalists – Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael, Wabash Superior Judge Christopher Goff and Boone Superior Judge Matthew Kincaid.Chief Justice Loretta Rush sent a letter to Holcomb detailing the finalists’ qualifications on April 26. Holcomb now has 60 days from that date to select Indiana’s next justice.
× HOBOKEN – The public is invited to bring their pets for a Blessing of the Animals in honor of the late Brad Ost, a beloved All Saints Episcopal Day School parent who dedicated his life to rescuing animals.To support Brad’s passion for helping all living things, rescue animals that are up for adoption will be present. This event is open to the public and their pets on Thursday, June 1, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at All Saints Trinity Church, 707 Washington St., Hoboken.The blessing of the animals is the culmination of the 5th grade’s “Essential Questions” class project on the human-animal bond.As part of the project, each student is partnered with an animal owner, who they interview to find out about the relationship that person has with his/her pet.Student presentations on the human-animal bond will be highlighted during the blessing event.
Ghana’s senior cricket team, has secured a place in Saturday’s final of the ICC Division 8 tournament in Samoa. Ghana beat Japan by 62 runs with all-rounder Samuel Aboagye named the man of the match.By this result Ghana has set a grand final date with Vanuatu who beat Belgium by 83 runs in the other semi final. Ghana made 198 runs for 10 wickets in 48 overs while Japan only managed to make 136 runs in 46 overs for 10 wickets.Dr William Ampofo who Chairs Cricket Association told Joy Sports in an interview that his outfit was excited about the feat describing it as a historic one. Team Ghana will qualify for the next stage if she beats Vanuatu in the final“Ghana is now part of the international scene for cricket and we are very proud of team Ghana. This is one day cricket and just after this tournament we will play the T20 which has become popular on television,” Dr Ampofo told Joy Sports.According to him, the boys are doing well because they are combining the one day format with the shorter form which is the T20 format. “This achievement is a big boost for our schools development programme so we are really glad that team Ghana is putting cricket on the map,” he said.The last time Ghana won major silverware was when the current team won the ICC Africa World League Series Division Three tournament in Benoni City South Africa in 2008.
A ruling that should have established as to whether the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice has the legal backing to hear cases involving millions of United States dollars against the government prior to its establishment in 2010, remains undecided. The controversy came about in a US$10.7 million vehicle debt case levied against the Liberian government by lawyers representing Prestige and Alliance Motor Corporation, owned by Lebanese businessman, George Haddad. State lawyers have argued that the court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the case. The Commercial Court was established by legislation in 2010 as a specialized court to provide efficient and effective resolution in commercial cases throughout the country. Despite the lack of jurisdiction argument, the court has demanded lawyers on the case to submit a five-page “proposed ruling,” which lawyers told the Daily Observer they have done. However, the court is yet to carry out its decision into the matter, which legal experts described as “very delicate.” According to one legal expert, “If the court agrees, it will give more business people that the government owed in the millions of United States dollars the opportunity to take similar action to collect their debt through the court.” Sherman and Sherman Law Firm represents Prestige and Alliance Motor Corporation. The firm filed an “Action of Debt” against the Liberian government for allegedly crediting a fleet of vehicles from 2003 to 2006, totaling over US$10.7 million, which the government has failed to settle. Besides the cars, the lawyers also alleged that the company provided spare parts during the transactions with the government, and has subsequently asked the court to give their client justice. In a counter argument, state lawyers admitted owing the Lebanese businessman, but are arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction to hear the matter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Sharing video with friends can be a pain. I can’t count the number of times I’ve waited for minutes on end just to have Facebook tell me the upload failed for some unknown reason or another. And while it’s easy to upload to YouTube, it isn’t connected to my social graph and the videos just float out there in the void.Justin.tv, the live streaming video site, has taken a crack at socially sharing video with Socialcam, an app that could quickly become as popular for sharing video as Instagram became for sharing pictures. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts mike melanson Tags:#mobile#Video Services#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The first thing you might notice upon opening Socialcam is just how similar it is to Instagram. You login with Facebook, the app suggests some friends, and you’re off. The app is bare-bones simple. There’s a feed of all of your friends’ videos, a feed of your videos, a feed of followers and friends, and a camera button to record video. When you record a video, you can title it, choose what networks to share it on (Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS) and you’re good to go. The moment you finish recording and decide to share the video, the app begins uploading the video in the background, that way you don’t have to wait around at the end while it uploads. You’re busy adding a title, description and even tagging friends while it handles the upload. Videos can be of any length and size, and the app must be doing some decent compression, because the video upload took no time at all.Just like Instagram, the app also allows for the most basic, yet necessary, level of interaction. Friends can comment and “like” videos and that’s about it. It might be the perfect level of simplicity and features, which is a formula for winning. Socialcam is available for both iPhone and Android. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members UPDATED on May 15, 2015Every couple of weeks, someone sends me an e-mail with a description of a proposed wall assembly and an urgent question: “Do I need a vapor retarder?” Energy experts have been answering the same question, repeatedly, for at least thirty years. Of course, even though I sometimes sigh when I read this recurring question, it’s still a perfectly good question.The short answer is: if your wall doesn’t have a vapor retarder, there is no need to worry. Builders worry way too much about vapor diffusion and vapor retarders. It’s actually very rare for a building to have a problem caused by vapor diffusion.A while back, I collected seven questions about vapor diffusion, and published them (along with my answers) in a blog called “Vapor Retarders and Vapor Barriers.” Since new questions keep showing up in my In box, I decided it was time for another Q&A roundup on vapor diffusion. Here are nine more questions on the topic.A. Water vapor is water in a gaseous state — that is, water that has evaporated. It is invisible. It is present in the air we inhale, and (in even greater concentrations) in the air we exhale.When this invisible water vapor moves through building materials, the phenomenon is called vapor diffusion.A. In the 1970s and early ’80s, builders were taught that it was important to install a vapor barrier (usually, polyethylene sheeting) on the warm-in-winter side of wall insulation and ceiling insulation. Most textbooks and magazines explained that a vapor barrier was needed to keep the walls dry during the winter, and that walls without vapor barriers would get wet.This was bad advice, for several reasons. First of all, outward vapor diffusion through walls during the winter almost never leads…