Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Involuntary Commitment of G.M.
Mental health. Holds that the committing court’s conclusion for the basis of its order to commit G.M. – that he was incapable of providing himself food, clothing, shelter, or other essential human needs - wasn’t supported by the evidence. G.M. may be determined to be gravely disabled under another definition set forth in statute. Remands for a review of G.M.’s care and treatment.
Town of New Chicago v. City of Lake Station, et al.
Civil plenary. Reverses grant of partial summary judgment for Lake Station on the issue of liability and denial of New Chicago’s motion for summary judgment. There is no private right of action under the Clean Water Act. Laches is not available to New Chicago as a defense for Lake Station’s breach of contract claim. New Chicago met its burden of proving the defense of equitable estoppel. Remands for summary judgment to be entered in favor of New Chicago on its equitable estoppel defense.
Michelle Daub v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion to suppress.
J.R. v. Review Board (NFP)
Civil. Affirms denial of request for unemployment benefits.
Antelmo Juarez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for murder.
Tiara N. White v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence imposed following revocation of probation.
Justin Morris v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea but mentally ill to murder and Class B felony arson.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
The Indiana Supreme Court granted and denied 27 for the week ending Dec. 10.