Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions by IL deadline. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Involuntary Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of L.J., and R.J., III; and V.A., and R.J. v. Marion Co. Dept. of Child Services and Child Advocates (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights for mother and father.
Justin Thomas v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Holds that Thomas has not proven that a judge’s inquiry into venue constituted a fundamental error. Remands in part to correct abstract of judgment, holding sentences for both dealing in and possession of marijuana violate double jeopardy standards.
Steven W. Stockwell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s order revoking probation, holding Stockwell voluntarily, knowingly and intelligently waived his right to counsel at a probation violation hearing.
Lonnie Johnson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felony robbery.
Mychael Nance v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s denial of motion to suppress evidence, holding that a warrantless search was justified, because police believed Nance’s home had just been or was being burglarized at the time they arrived.
Allen R. Stout, et al. v. Linda Zabona (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms jury verdict and award of damages in favor of Zabona. Affirms jury’s verdict against Stout and other defendants on breach of contract and fiduciary duty.