The Indiana Supreme Court posted no opinions before IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Anthony A. Parish v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms Parish’s convictions of murder, Class B felony robbery, and Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license, and his sentence to an aggregate term of 86 years of incarceration. On appeal, Parish claimed a protective search of a locked glove box during a traffic stop was constitutionally improper, and therefore evidence found during the search should have been suppressed. COA concluded the protective search was permissible under the Fourth Amendment.
Paul Arlton v. Gary Schraut, M.D., and Lafayette Retina Clinic
Civil. Reverses and remands jury verdict in favor of appellees-defendants Dr. Gary Schraut and the Lafayette Retina Clinic. Arlton appealed and presented three issues: whether trial court abused its discretion when it sustained Dr. Schraut’s objections to Arlton’s proffer of printed, enlarged copies of angiograms depicting Arlton’s retina; whether trial court abused its discretion when it refused to provide the jury with access to digital evidence during deliberations; and whether trial court abused its discretion in refusing Arlton’s tendered instruction informing the jury that, if they so desired, they could review the digital evidence during deliberations. COA concluded trial court’s evidentiary and instructional rulings constituted reversible error.
Jess David Woods v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms Woods’ conviction of and sentence for murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Termination of Parent-Child Relationship of S.M.; T.U. v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.
Emilio Rivera v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class D felony theft of social security cards.
The Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions before IL deadline.