The following opinion was posted after IL deadline Thursday:
Indiana Supreme Court
Joshua Konopasek v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reaffirms the Fletcher limitation on the judicial-temperance presumption. Summarily affirms the Indiana Court of Appeals decision finding sufficient evidence to support Konopasek’s conviction and to disprove his self-defense claim. Concludes the trial court properly admitted the evidence in question and affirms his conviction of and sentence for Class C felony battery causing serious bodily injury.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Jermel C. Thomas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division,
Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr.
Criminal. Dismisses appeal, stating the District Court did not err in enforcing a plea agreement wherein Jermel Thomas had waived his right to appeal his sentence and conviction.
Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
John Witt, Hydrotech Corp. and Mark Shere v. Jay Petroleum, Inc. and Jack R. James
Civil. Reverses trial court’s award of attorney fees to Jay Petroleum and Jack James, ruling the trial court erred when it determined the appellants were in contempt of court.
Gayle D. Edelen v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies of perjury and official misconduct against Gayle D. Edelen, a caseworker for the Indiana Department of Child Services. States that the transcript of the closed juvenile procedure hearing in which Edelen perjured herself was admissible in Edelen’s perjury trial.
R.L. Turner Corporation v. Town of Brownsburg
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court’s order awarding attorney fees to the Town of Brownsburg, ruling that R.L. Turner Corporation’s lawsuit was frivolous, unreasonable, and groundless.
Dwayne Eversley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of invasion of privacy, as both a Class D felony and a Class A misdemeanor, and resisting law enforcement, as both a Class D felony and a Class A misdemeanor.
A.M. v. Review Board (NFP)
Civil. Affirms Indiana Department of Workforce Development Review Board’s denial of unemployment compensation benefits.
Steven Gray v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 50-year sentence for Class A felony child molesting. Reverses convictions of Class B felonies rape and incest on double jeopardy grounds, and remands with instructions to vacate.
Tiffany L. Otten v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony neglect of a dependant.
Willie J. Herman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony battery.
Jerry Kohlhouse v. Black's Excavation (NFP)
Small claim. Affirms trial court’s judgment for Black’s Excavation and its dismissal of Jerry Kohlhouse’s counter-claim.
A.F. & R.B. v. I.D.C.S. (NFP)
Juvenile CHINS. Affirms trial court’s adjudication of children as children in need of services.
Ronald Cox v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class C felony child molesting and one count Class D felony child solicitation.
Jermarcus L. Grandberry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class B felony burglary.
Jamie L. Vida v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Civil plenary. Reverses denial of verified petition for removal from the Indiana Sex Offender Registry. Remands with instructions to grant petition.
Tyler Sturdivant v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony battery and Class A misdemeanor battery.
Marlon D. Taylor v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s finding that Taylor violated his community corrections placement and probation.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.