Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Isaac Florian and Jeffrey Florian, as limited guardian of Isaac, an adult. v. GATX Rail Corporation
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment in favor of GATX Rail Corp. in Issac Florian’s negligence claim after he drove into a GATX tank car that didn’t have retro-reflective sheeting. GATX was in compliance with either retro-reflective implementation schedule even though the train car in question didn’t have sheeting yet. Florian’s common-law negligence claim is preempted by federal regulations set forth in 49.C.F.R. part 224.
A.H. v. State of Indiana
Juvenile. Reverses adjudication A.H. committed what would be exploitation of an endangered adult as a Class A misdemeanor if committed by an adult. The state didn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that A.H. took advantage of Robert Barnhart’s mental and physical condition in securing loans and the State failed to prove that A.H.’s control over Barnhart’s property was unauthorized.
Remon Duke Phillips v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies strangulation and domestic battery.
Larry H. Snyder v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms acceptance of guilty plea to Class B misdemeanor public intoxication.
Joseph Trammell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B misdemeanor public intoxication.
James Edward Price v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A dealing in methamphetamine.
Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of E.L., et al.; M.B. v. I.D.C.S. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.
Richard West v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.
Jeffery Rowe v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence on remand of an aggregate term of 70 years for Class A felonies robbery and burglary, and finding to be a habitual offender.
Olivia Vanbuskirk v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony child molesting.
Shawn Christopher McWhorter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony criminal deviate conduct, and Class C felony robbery.
Andy C. Pitcher d/b/a Liberty Bell v. Berkley Risk Administrators Company, LLC., et al. (NFP)
Civil. Affirms summary judgment for Berkley Risk Administrators Co. on Pitcher’s complaint alleging breach of contract.
Indiana Tax Court
Country Acres Limited Partnership v. Pleasant Township Assessor, and LaPorte County Assessor (NFP)
Tax. Affirms the Indiana Board of Tax Review didn’t err in rejecting an Indiana certified Level II assessor-appraiser’s use of an 11.35 percent capitalization rate. Reverses final determination of the market value-in-use of Country Acres’ complex and remands to the Indiana Board so it may instruct the appropriate assessing officials to assess the subject property consistent with the opinion.
The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer to 22 cases for the week ending July 16.