Opinions May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Digitech Computer, Inc. v. Trans-Care, Inc.
10-1525 & 10-1652
Civil. Affirms decisions on fraud and breach of contract, but vacates damages awarded and remands for a new calculation of damages and fees in accordance with opinion.

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Paternity of M.W.; K.W. v. B.J.
Juvenile paternity. Reverses award of child custody to father, stating mother had been unaware a court hearing would involve custody and did not have counsel. Finds the trial court erred in denying mother’s motion for relief from judgment and remands for new hearing.

Jose Serrano-Lopez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of one count of Class A felony rape, one count of Class A felony criminal deviate conduct, and other related charges.

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

Timothy Robinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms the trial court’s ruling allowing the state to amend its charging information and reverses the court’s aggregate sentence of 66 years and remands for resentencing consistent with opinion.

Invol. Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of M.R. and A.M.; A.M. & B.M. v. IDCS (NFP)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms termination of parental rights for both parents.

Donald Fulk, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class B felony aggravated battery.

Justin Lee Cogswell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class A misdemeanor battery.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.