Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
David Delagrange v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms partial denial of motion to dismiss. The state has alleged that Delagrange knowingly or intentionally attempted to create an image of sexual conduct, which is a sufficient statement of Delagrange’s mental state to survive a motion to dismiss. Remands for further proceedings. Judge Baker dissents.
Nathan D. Hawkins v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms denial of Hawkins' sentence modification. The 365-day period during which the trial court has sole discretion to grant a modification began when Hawkins was originally sentenced, not when he was re-sentenced after appeal. Because his motion was filed outside of the one-year period and the prosecutor didn’t consent to a modification, the modification is properly denied. Chief Judge Robb dissents with separate opinion.
Donald Troutner v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery and concurrent sentence because the state presented the same evidence to also support Troutner’s conviction of Class B felony robbery. The trial court erred when it limited the testimony of Troutner’s niece, but it was a harmless error, so the robbery conviction is affirmed.
BP Products North America, et al. v. Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, et al.
Agency action. On rehearing, reverses the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s decision that BP Products was not a public utility with respect to the furnishing by it of natural gas it purchased from the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. to Marsulex. The COA declared this issue to be moot as a result of the resolution of other issues on appeal, which was an incorrect conclusion. Remands for further proceedings and affirms original decision in all other matters.
Donald Glorioso v. Carla Glorioso (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms finding Donald Glorioso in contempt of court in a dissolution matter.
Gregory D. Harris v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of placement on home detention.
Vincent B. Hunter, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony burglary and Class D felony animal cruelty.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.