Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Presbytery of Ohio Valley, Inc., et al. v. OPC, Inc., et al.
Mortgage foreclosure. Reverses summary judgment in favor of appellees-defendants OPC Inc. and others in a property dispute between a local congregation and the national church. When the neutral principles of law approach is applied correctly, the appellants prevail. Remands with instructions to enter summary judgment in favor of the national church and other appellants, together with a declaratory judgment that Olivet Evangelical Presbyterian Church has no right, title or interest in the Oak Hill Property and a constructive trust on that property in favor of the Presbytery.
The Hunt Construction Group, Inc., et al. v. Shannon D. Garrett
Civil tort. Reverses partial summary judgment for Garrett on Hunt Construction’s vicarious liability because it is inapplicable as the general contractor/subcontractor relationship doesn’t exist. Affirms summary judgment to Garrett on the issue that Hunt owed a duty of care to Garrett by virtue of its contracts. Judge Friedlander concurs in part and dissents in part.
Kathy Niegos v. Arcelor Mittal Burns Harbor LLC, f/k/a ISG Burns Harbor, LLC
Civil. Affirms dismissal of Niegos claim, pursuant to the Occupational Disease Act, against her late husband’s former employer. Her failure to notify ArcelorMittal before entering into third-party settlements is fatal to her ODA claim.
Chijoike Bomani Ben-Yisrayl, f/k/a Greagree Davis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for murder.
Roy Shane Arensman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses conviction of failure to register as a sex offender as a Class D felony.
Oscar Iraheta-Rosales v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class A felony child molesting and one count of Class C felony child molesting.
John Eddie Lindsey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony dealing in cocaine.
Bronskey Smith v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms three convictions of dealing cocaine as Class B felonies.
SHF Enterprises, Inc. v. Richard D. Hailey, et al. (NFP)
Civil. Reverses order correcting the amount of damages owed by the Haileys on SHF’s complaint for breach of lease and confirming its intent to deny SHF’s request for attorney’s fees and prejudgment interest.
Quentin S. Phipps v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentences for Class A felony attempted murder, Class B felony attempted armed robbery, Class C felony escape, Class D felony auto theft, and three counts of Class D felony criminal recklessness.
Clayton Frazier v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence imposed following revocation of probation.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.