Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Marion County Auditor & McCord Investments v. Sawmill Creek
Civil. Affirms order granting motion filed by Sawmill Creek to set aside a tax deed the auditor issued to McCord Investments. Follows the holding of the U.S. Supreme Court in Jones to agree with the trial court that the owner of the lot, Sawmill Creek, wasn’t provided constitutionally adequate notice of the tax sale.
Sheila Perdue, et al. v. Anne W. Murphy, et al.
Civil plenary. Reverses summary judgment in favor of the Family and Social Services Administration on the ruling that in general FSSA procedures regarding an adverse action notice satisfied procedural due process requirements. The recipients had due process rights, at a minimum including the right to notice and an opportunity to be heard, but were routinely given non-specific notice of adverse decisions, hampering their right to be heard on appeal. Affirms declaratory judgment and injunction against the FSSA for violating federal law governing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and utilizing a “failure to cooperate” standard as opposed to “refusal to cooperate” standard, and had violated Perdue’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act.
Michael Gray v. D & G, Inc.
Civil tort. Reverses summary judgment for D&G in Gray’s negligence action against Sandstone Bar & Grill. The trial court erred in ruling that Gray could not recover from Sandstone because of his voluntary intoxication. Remands for further proceedings.
Carlton J. Harwood v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine.
T.P. v. Review Board of the Ind. Dept. of Workforce Development and Central Indiana Cooling & Heating (NFP)
Civil. Affirms that T.P. was ineligible for unemployment benefits because he was discharged for just cause.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.