Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Walsh & Kelly, Inc. v. International Contractors, Inc., et al.
Civil plenary. Affirms judgment in favor of Signature Properties Inc. with respect to Signature’s claim that it was not fully indemnified for its damages by a collateral assignment agreement and with respect to Signature’s claim that Walsh & Kelly slandered the title of Signature’s property. The agreement does not fully indemnify Signature such that Signature has not suffered a pecuniary loss. By filing an action to foreclose the lien instead of releasing the lien after it received notice that it was not legally entitled to file the lien, Walsh acted with reckless disregard for the truth.
L.C. v. R.C. (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms dissolution order distributing the parties’ property, awarding primary physical custody of the children to mother R.C., and granting R.C.’s motion to relocate.
Charles Pennington v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty pleas to Class B misdemeanor public intoxication, Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, Class D felony possession of a controlled substance, and Class D felony possession of a legend drug in three separate causes.
Joshua Hooten v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.
David Harrold v. Robert Thornburg, Personal Rep. of the Estate of Roland Walker (NFP)
Civil. Affirms judgment in favor of Robert Thornburg, as the personal representative of the estate of Roland J. Walker in the estate’s action against Harrold as a result of Harrold’s transfer of real estate to himself while acting as attorney-in-fact for the decedent, Roland J. Walker .
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.