Opinions Oct. 4, 2011

October 4, 2011
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no opinions from Indiana courts at IL deadline.

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Saba Tesfamariam v. Moghes Woldehaimanot
Domestic relation. Affirms decree of dissolution of marriage, which awarded father Moghes Woldehaimanot full custody of the minor children. The trial court abused its discretion by failing to establish that mother Saba Tesfamariam’s interpreter was qualified and by failing to administer an oath to the interpreter to provide an accurate translation. The failure to establish the qualifications or to administer an oath is not a fundamental error, and the trial court’s errors in the instant case were not fundamental.

Brian Parker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony sexual misconduct with a minor.

In the Matter of the Unsupervised Estate of Luther Penick; Keith Penick v. Shawn Penick (NFP)
Estate, unsupervised. Affirms order granting Shawn Penick’s claim against the estate in the amount of $25,000.

Todd A. Bebout v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms Bebout’s sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony operating a vehicle with a controlled substance or its metabolite in blood causing death, Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, and being a habitual substance offender.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.


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