Opinions March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Darryl Harris v. United Water Services, Inc.
Civil. Reverses the decision by the Full Worker’s Compensation Board affirming the grant of United Water’s motion to dismiss. Harris’ deposition testimony doesn’t support the board’s finding that he admitted that his condition stemmed from a single incident and the board applied the wrong burden of proof. Remands for further proceedings.

Larry Bowyer v. Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources
Civil. Affirms order granting permanent mandatory injunction and damages in favor of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which said that Bowyer must remove the fill he placed in the lake and restore it to as close to its natural condition as possible. The trial court did not err in its application or construction of Indiana Code Section 14-26-2-6, and the order’s findings of fact, conclusions of law, and judgment were not clearly erroneous.

Stephen B. Reeves v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Nicole Cooper v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence imposed following revocation of probation.

Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of A.K. Jr., et al.; A.K. Sr. v. I.D.C.S. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.

Jeremy Knoy v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for felony murder.

Christopher Rondeau v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms murder conviction.

Bruce E. Wilson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony dealing in marijuana.

Shawn Hattery v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for Class D felonies obstruction of justice, theft, criminal confinement, and sexual battery; Class A felonies burglary, attempted criminal deviate conduct, two counts of criminal deviate conduct, and three counts of rape; and Class C felony battery.

Terry Davis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Mauricio Carvajal v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion to withdraw guilty plea.

Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Doris Beard (NFP)
Small claims. Reverses denial of Carnival’s motion to dismiss Beard’s claim.

Evan Sapp v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class D felony theft.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

The Indiana Supreme Court granted one transfer and denied 23 for the week ending March 18.