Indiana Court of Appeals
Verdyer Clark v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Grants rehearing for clarification and affirms in all respects. Holds that the determination whether the age of a perpetrator is relevant to a child victim’s medical diagnosis or treatment is best left to another case.
David A. Turner v. Debbie L. Turner
Domestic relation. Reverses order denying David Turner’s petition to terminate child support for his 19-year-old child filed based on a change in Indiana Code 31-16-6-6. The trial court’s failure to follow the law as set forth by the Legislature was an abuse of discretion, and the court had no discretion to extend the father’s duty to pay child support beyond what is required by the law.
Alexander Nikolayev v. Natalia Nikolayev
Domestic relation. Affirms child support and property division orders in the Nikolayevs’ dissolution of marriage. The trial court did not err in ordering that the entire amount of Alexander Nikolayev’s salary and regular bonuses be treated as weekly gross income for the purposes of determining his child support obligation.
James E. Mefford v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms 100-year aggregate sentence for Class A felony child molesting and Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance. Mefford failed to persuade the judges that his sentence is inappropriate.
Eagle Aircraft, Inc. v. Anthony Trojnar
Small claim. Affirms small claims judgment in favor of Trojnar and the denial in part of Eagle Aircraft’s motion to correct errors. The trial court’s ruling that Trojnar demonstrated extenuating circumstances was not clearly erroneous and Trojnar was not unjustly enriched by the court’s order.
Joseph E. Sanders v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for Class D felony domestic battery and Class D felony escape.
Donald W. Campbell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for murder.
Jennifer Simpson v. Donald Simpson (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms denial of Jennifer Simpson’s motion for relief from judgment pursuant to Ind. Trial Rule 60(B).
Loren H. Fry v. Terry L. Schroder and Robert C. Schroder, Individually and as beneficiaries and personal representatives of the Estate of David H. Schroder (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms order denying Fry’s motion to stay the civil proceedings brought against him by the Schroders, individually and as beneficiaries and personal representatives of the estate.
Term. of the Parent-Child Rel. of K.M. and J.H., Jr.: K.M., Mother of K.M. and J.H., Jr.; M.M., Father of K.M.; and J.H., Sr., Father of J.H., Jr. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Anthony Szuch v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Larry Collins, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Frederick James Burton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation and order that Burton serve entire previously suspended sentence, with credit for time served.
Bret Shaw v. Bryan C. Jerman (NFP)
Civil plenary. Reverses summary judgment for Jerman and remands for further proceedings on Shaw’s lawsuit after he was denied insurance coverage for losses claimed after a burglary.
F.E. v. J.E. (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms in part, reverses in part the decree and property disposition order in the dissolution of marriage and remands for further proceedings.
F.G. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication that F.G. committed what would be Class D felony intimidation if committed by an adult.
Danny Clark v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class B misdemeanors public intoxication and disorderly conduct and remands for the trial court to apply any credit time earned to the suspended portion of Clark’s sentence. Judge Melissa May concurs in result.
In Re the Paternity of: B.V.L., S.B. v. B.L. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms grant of custody of B.V.L. to father B.L.
Jeramie Rangel v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following conviction of Class C felony nonsupport of a dependent child.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no decisions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.