Indiana Court of Appeals
Nathan Wertz v. Asset Acceptance, LLC.
Civil Collection. Affirms trial court’s dismissal of Wertz’s counterclaim against Asset Acceptance, LLC. Finds that the Indiana Uniform Consumer Credit Code’s licensure requirement does not apply to Asset because it does not have a physical location in Indiana. Since Asset is not required to obtain a license under IUCCC, Wertz’s claims that Asset violated the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cannot stand.
Henry D. Hull v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana.
Darrell Turner, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Justin D. Coates v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of three counts of Class B felony criminal confinement and one count of Class D felony obstruction of justice.
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: J.W.K., R.K., J.N.K., B.K., and J.K., Minor Children, and S.K., Mother v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of mother’s parental rights.
State of Indiana v. Stephen Floyd Smith (NFP)
Affirms partial grant of Smith’s motion for discharge of a charge of Class D felony domestic battery pursuant to Criminal Rule 4(C); affirms denial of discharge of a later-added count of Class A misdemeanor battery; and remands for proceedings on the misdemeanor battery count.
David A. Shane v. Sheila Shane (NFP)
Domestic relation. Dismisses appeal of denial of a prisoner’s petition to eliminate child support arrearage for a child who died in a fire in 2006 as untimely. Judge Edward Najam wrote the opinion; Judge Terry Crone concurred in the result without opinion; and Judge John Baker dissented, holding that he would affirm the trial court on the merits but disagreed with the majority conclusion that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.
Barbara Loomis v. James Loomis (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms trial court determination husband did not breach a mediated agreement and denial of wife’s request for interest, damages and fees, and denies husband’s request for appellate attorney fees.
Brady D. Ericson and Tiffany J. Ericson v. Bloomfield State Bank (NFP)
Mortgage foreclosure. Affirms denial of the Ericsons’ motion for relief from summary judgment in favor of Bloomfield State Bank.
Kathy Jo Hill v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions prior to IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions prior to IL deadline.