Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Douglas M. Grimes v. Victoria Crockrom, et al.
Civil tort. Affirms order that Grimes, Crockrom’s former attorney, produce Crockrom’s medical records he obtained while he was representing her. The trial court erred when it did so without first providing for the security of the attorney fees owed. Grimes has a valid retaining lien over Crockrom’s medical records. Remands with instructions that the court determine how much in attorney fees Grimes is owed and then order Crockrom to provide security for the payment of those fees.
D.G. v. State of Indiana
Juvenile. Reverses true finding that D.G. committed what would be Class B felony child molesting if committed by an adult. The failure to assess victim A.S.’s competency before testifying was an error and requires reversing the true finding. There is sufficient evidence to permit another hearing on the allegations. Remands for further proceedings.
Brett Boston v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms on interlocutory appeal the denial of Boston’s motion to suppress the results of his blood alcohol test. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in retroactively applying the 2010 amendments to I.C. Section 9-30-6-6 and reliance, thereon, in denying Boston’s motion to suppress. The amendments were remedial in nature, motivated by strong and compelling reasons aimed at public safety and welfare, and did not violate constitutional prohibitions against ex post facto criminal sanctions.
Michael J. Cable v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of three counts of Class D felony intimidation and one count of Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy.
State of Indiana v. Mary McNeal (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms grant of McNeal’s motion to suppress.
Marvin L. Ervin v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony theft and adjudication as a habitual offender.
Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of M.H.; R.S. v. IDCS (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Lisa and Nicole Tanasijevic v. Alicia Bookwood (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms verdict in favor of Bookwood on the Tanasijevics’ complaint following an auto accident.
Claudette Mee, et al. v. George Albers, M.D., et al. (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms jury verdict in favor of Dr. Albers and Southern Indiana OB/GYN on the Mees’ complaint for damages arising from alleged medical malpractice.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.