Opinions July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012
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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana opinions prior to IL deadline.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court issues no opinions prior to IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Adoption of N.W.R.; M.R. v. R.B. and R.B., and Indiana Dept. of Child Services
Adoption. Reverses the trial court’s grant of a petition to adopt to foster parents R.B. and R.B., and remands to the trial court with instructions to reconsider evidence after DCS completes investigation of aunt M.R. as a potential adoptive replacement. The court held that the trial court erred in denying DCS’ motion to withdraw consent for the petition after discovering it failed to conduct a complete adoptive placement investigation.

Marcous Ford v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s conviction of Class B felony battery.
Roger A. Boggs v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court conviction of Class B felony armed robbery.
Kathleen G. Babchuk v. Kirk J. Daniels (NFP)
Civil/defamation. Affirms judgment of $35,000 for defamation on behalf of Daniels.

In the Matter of the Involuntary Commitment of R.T. (NFP)
Mental health. Affirms trial court order continuing regular commitment to Logansport State Hospital.

Marlon L. Pendleton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court conviction of involuntary manslaughter.



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