The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Criminal. Reverses Class A felony conviction of dealing methamphetamine, finding that the trial court should have instructed the jury on a lesser-included offense of possession of methamphetamine. Remands for a new trial.
Ronald E. Izynski and Linda Izynski, et al. v. Chicago Title Insurance Company
Civil plenary. Reverses trial court’s judgment in favor of Chicago Title, remanding for the court to determine whether the Izynskis might have an action for negligent misrepresentation against Chicago Title regarding a real estate easement dispute, and if so whether the elements of that tort are satisfied and to what extent they sustained damages.
Antwain D. Sanders v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, finding the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction.
Clinton E. Sams v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class B felony dealing in a controlled substance and trial court’s finding that defendant is a habitual offender.
Deer Park Management v. Giovanni Zanovello (NFP)
Small claims. Affirms judgment in favor of tenant Giovanni Zanovello, as Deer Park Management did not provide him with timely notice in a move-out letter. Judge Carr Darden dissents, finding the move-out letter was timely and he would reverse the trial court’s decision.
Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of M.B., J.B., & T.B.; Y.B. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services, and Child Advocates, Inc. (NFP)
Parental rights termination. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights to two children, finding clear and convincing evidence to support the judgment.
Marquis T. Hawkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, finding sufficient evidence to support the determination that defendant knowingly fled from authorities.