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Opinions Aug. 15, 2011

August 15, 2011
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Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
T.W. v. State of Indiana
54A01-1103-JV-125
Juvenile. Affirms order that T.W. must register as a sex offender for 10 years. In the absence of any constitutional constraints, it was entirely the General Assembly’s prerogative to grant Indiana courts the subject matter jurisdiction to enter orders requiring certain juveniles to register as sex offenders. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in overruling T.W.’s objections to the testimony of two court-appointed psychologists.

Jimmy Robinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1101-CR-57
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy.

J.B. Whitelow v. State of Indiana (NFP)
45A05-1009-CR-586
Criminal. Affirms convictions of felony murder, Class C felony attempted battery, and adjudication as an habitual offender.

The Education Resources Institute v. Douglas L. Krasnoff (NFP)
49A02-1007-CC-899
Civil collections. Reverses dismissal of The Education Resources Institute’s suit against Krasnoff. Remands for a new trial.

Lee Tibbetts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1010-CR-609
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for four counts of Class A felony child molesting, two counts of Class C felony child molesting, and one count of Class D felony vicarious sexual gratification.

Cesar Sanchez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
06A01-1103-CR-111
Criminal. Reverses sentence for Class C felony operating a vehicle after forfeiture of license for life and Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Remands with instructions to issue a revised sentence as detailed in the opinion. Judge Bradford dissents.

Leonard E. Luna v. State of Indiana (NFP)
57A03-1103-CR-114
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony intimidation.

J.F. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
92A04-1103-JV-149
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a juvenile delinquent for committing what would be criminal recklessness if committed by an adult.


Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

The Indiana Supreme Court did not grant or deny transfer to any cases for the week ending Aug. 12.
 

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