7th Circuit Court of Appeals had issued no Indiana opinions as of IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Jane Doe v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Civil tort. Affirms trial court’s determination that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis had no legal responsibility to continue paying for Jane Doe’s therapy costs, as the Archdiocese had been paying for counseling voluntarily.
Lindell Patterson v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana, holding that because an officer was able to discern during a pat-down search that Patterson had marijuana in his pocket, the evidence was admissible under the “plain feel” doctrine.
Shawn Brent v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana, holding that because police officers did not find marijuana on Brent or see him discard it, no proof exists of actual possession. Reverses Class B misdemeanor visiting a common nuisance based on the state’s concession that it did not prove that claim.
Larry Michael Caraway v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses 65-year sentence for murder, holding that the court abused its discretion when it failed to consider Caraway’s guilty plea as a mitigator. Remands to the court for resentencing consistent with opinion.
Cordell M. Wells v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation and trial court’s order that Wells serve two years of his previously suspended sentence.
Rissie M. Green v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development and Covenant Care Indiana (NFP)
Miscellaneous. Affirms decision by Indiana Department of Workforce Development Review Board affirming an administrative law judge’s decision to dismiss Green’s appeal.
Leroy G. Meahl v. Donna J. Meahl (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms trial court’s order dissolving marriage.
In Re the Marriage of: Mary K. (Butler) Weir v. Steven J. Butler (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms trial court’s decision in favor of Steven Butler, holding the court properly awarded child support credit for college expense payments.
Ralph Goodman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.