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Indiana Court of Appeals
Daniel A. Donald v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses and remands trial court’s denial of Donald’s request for a competency evaluation prior to his probation revocation hearing. Donald contended he was entitled to a competency evaluation pursuant to Indiana statute and the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution. The Court of Appeals disagreed with Donald’s statutory argument, but agreed the Due Process Clause may warrant a competency evaluation prior to a probation revocation hearing.
J. John Marshall and Marjorie Marshall v. Erie Insurance Exchange a/s/o Cindy Cain
Civil. Granted a petition for rehearing and again affirmed the trial court opinion the Marshalls had a duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent an unreasonable risk of harm to neighboring landowners arising from the condition of trees on their property and further held they had breached that duty.
Trevor Brieger v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of rape and criminal deviate conduct as Class B felonies.
Termination of Parent-Child Relationship of S.H.; A.W. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Bruce Gunstra v. Salin Bank and Trust Company (NFP)
Civil. Affirms trial court’s order granting the motion of Salin Bank and Trust Company for pre-judgment garnishment of any distributions to Gunstra by two limited liability companies of which he is a member.
Anthony Phillips v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s revocation of probation.
Indiana Tax Court
Indiana Dept. of State Revenue, Inheritance Tax Division v. Estate of Katherine S. Boehle, Deceased
Tax. Affirms Marion Probate Court’s denial of the Indiana Department of State Revenue, Inheritance Tax Division’s motion to correct error. The issue for review was whether the probate court erred in determining the estate’s inheritance tax liability regarding a trust that the decedent set up to provide for her son who has Down Syndrome and resides in an assisted-living facility.