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Opinions April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals

Andre M. Perry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1108-CR-397
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder, Class A felony attempted murder and Class D felony residential entry.

In Re the Matter of the Support of David L. Minick, II, David L. Minick v. Victoria S. Cox (NFP)
02A03-1109-DR-419
Domestic relation. Reverses trial court decision which calculated a credit against mother’s child support arrearage and ordered a credit for a retroactive child support obligation as to father. Remands with instructions.

Donald E. White v. Susan A. White (NFP)
64A04-1104-DR-230
Domestic relation. Affirms trial court decision to order an unequal division of the marital estate and that disability maintenance be paid to Susan White. Any error that the trial court may have made in including the value of the stock options in the marital estate and assigning that value to Donald White was harmless. Remands for further consideration.

Dennis Fecker, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1109-CR-466
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor.

Donald Parker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1108-CR-788
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor intimidation.

Jakesha J. Wilms v. State of Indiana (NFP)
02A03-1102-CR-46
Criminal. Affirms guilty plea and the termination of Wilms’ participation in a drug court diversion program.

Carl Daulton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
88A01-1108-PC-372
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

William D. James v. State of Indiana (NFP)
71A03-1110-CR-486
Criminal. Affirms 30-year sentence for Class A felony child molesting.
 

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