Indiana Supreme Court
Ronald B. Hawkins v. State of Indiana
Domestic relation. Vacates convictions of two counts of Class C felony nonsupport of a dependent where Hawkins was tried in absentia. The record indicates that Hawkins’ failure to appear at trial did not constitute a waiver of his right to counsel. Remands for a new trial.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Ernesto Roberto Ramirez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder and Class D felony criminal gang activity.
Brandon E. Klein v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for Class D felony intimidation and Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy.
In the Matter of the Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of S.K.W. and D.L.W.J.: D.W. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services and Lake County Court Appointed Special Advocate (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Thomas Clements v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses denial of verified petition to limit access to criminal history and vacates the trial court order.
Olie McNeal v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.
Megan Parker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of carrying a handgun without a license as a Class A misdemeanor.
Bradley Franks v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.
Daniel Miller v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony burglary and Class B felony rape.
Tyrone Frazier v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Metropolitan Property & Casualty Ins. Co. v. Gary Darland (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms a covered loss under the MetLife policy occurred and the trial court properly awarded Darland $42,370 for the total loss of a boat and trailer. Reverses loss of use damages to Darland for the 2010 boating season.
Ricky L. Flake v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony operating a vehicle after suspension.
Luke White v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony aggravated battery and Class C felony battery.
Anthony E. Thomas v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of placement in work release center.
The Indiana Tax Court issued no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.