Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
J.B. v. E.B.
Domestic relation. Reverses trial court decision to exclude son’s counseling records at a custody modification hearing. The instant case is a proceeding within the purview of Indiana Code Section 31-32-11-1 and the counselor/client privilege does not apply. Remands for further proceedings.
Charles R. Wyatt, et al. v. Thomas E. Wheeler, et al.
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of Wyatt’s petition for review of final agency action by the Indiana Election Commission and petition for preliminary injunctive and declarative relief. Affirms denial of Ellspermann’s request for attorney’s fees. The irregularity in Ellspermann’s declaration and any misconstruction of Indiana Code Section 3-8-2-7 by the IEC or the Marion Superior Court cannot justify reversal of the trial court’s denial of a preliminary injunction because it would contradict the will of the electorate and disenfranchise voters.
Keesha Johnson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses conviction of possession of marijuana as a Class D felony.
Howard Smallwood v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Mark A. Rode v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony theft.
Bruce Fivecoat v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to two counts of Class B felony armed robbery and one count of Class B felony criminal confinement.
Adoption of K.M.A.; R.R. v. Adoptive Parents (NFP)
Adoption. Affirms adoption order granted in favor of the adoptive parents.
Antrooine A. Manning v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class B felony robbery, Class D felony resisting law enforcement, and adjudication as a habitual offender.
East Valparaiso LLC v. Physicians for Women, et al. (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of East Valparaiso’s request for injunctive relief in a dispute over a lease agreement. Remands for further proceedings consistent with the opinion regarding the parties’ remaining claims and counterclaims.
Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of A.A. and D.R.; C.A. and J.H. v. IDCS (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Marlet D. Turpin v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony and Class C felony child molesting.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.