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Opinions July 2, 2013

July 2, 2013
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Indiana Court of Appeals
Tequita Ramsey v. Lightning Corporation
49A02-1209-CC-705
Civil Collection. Affirms the trial court’s judgment in decertifying the class. In this case of first impression, the COA noted it could find no logical reason to hold that a trial court may never revoke or rescind an order certifying a class. To do so would mean that once a class action is certified, the class could not be later decertified even if facts and evidence discovered afterward suggests the class should not have been certified in the first place.

Frederick L. King v. State of Indiana
02A03-1212-CR-515
Criminal. Affirms the trial court’s judgment in sentencing Frederick King to 10 years with six years suspended to probation for robbery as a Class B felony. In a per curiam decision, the COA found the sentence was not inappropriate under Appellate Rule 7(B).

Fireworks West International, et al. v. David Prim, et al. (NFP)
49A04-1211-CT-582
Civil tort. Affirms denial of summary judgment in favor of David Prim, et al.

Iris Newt v. State of Indiana (NFP)
32A01-1211-CR-503
Criminal. Affirms jury conviction of Class D felony theft and entrance of judgment and sentence as Class A misdemeanor theft.

Charles Hall v. State of Indiana (NFP)

75A03-1107-PC-331
Post conviction. Affirms denial of post-conviction relief for a conviction of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Steven C. Cupery v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1212-CR-547
Criminal. Affirms two-year sentence for conviction of Class D felony possession of cocaine pursuant to an agreement that dismissed an unrelated criminal case.

Darryl Crenshaw and Krisean Porter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A02-1210-CR-859
Criminal. Affirms denial of petitions for restricted disclosure of arrest records on dismissed charges.

Maria Torres v. Lovisa Enders (NFP)

49A02-1302-CT-122
Reverses and remands trial court order dismissing Maria Torres’ negligence claim against Lovisa Enders, holding that the trial court erred and should have granted summary judgment in favor of Torres on the issue of whether the complaint was timely brought. The court orders the complaint reinstated.

Fred L. Froeschke and Judith A. Froeschke v. City of Vincennes (NFP)

42A04-1301-PL-29
Civil plenary. Affirms order granting summary judgment in favor of the city of Vincennes.

Dwight A. Washington v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A04-1211-CR-559
Criminal. Affirms convictions of multiple counts of child molestation.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court issued no opinions prior to IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana decisions prior to IL deadline.

 

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