Indiana Court of Appeals
Richard J. Bond and Janet A. Bond, et al. v. Templeton Coal Company, Inc.
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment for Templeton Coal Co. on its complaint to quiet title to certain mineral interests. Considering Section 2’s ambiguity, the rule to strictly construe acts in derogation of the common law, and the Mineral Lapse Act’s underlying purposes, holds that Section 2 of the Act is limited in its retroactive application to only the twenty-year period immediately preceding the effective date of the Act, or September 2, 1951.
Lee Yoder v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony arson.
Hugo Torres v. City of Hammond (NFP)
Local ordinance violation. Affirms denial of Torres’ motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Christopher S. Edwards v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of Edwards’ motion to withdraw guilty plea.
Maria Collaros v. Gary Community School Corp. (NFP)
Agency appeal. Affirms conclusion that Collaros is not permanently and totally disabled.
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