The following Indiana Supreme Court opinion was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:
In the Matter of: Lawrence T. Newman
Discipline. Suspends Lawrence Newman for 18 months without automatic reinstatement. Finds he committed misconduct by failing to comply with a client's reasonable requests for an accounting of the hours he worked prior to being discharged, by charging an unreasonable fee, by failing to withdraw from representation promptly after being discharged and by failing to return the client's file after its retention was no longer necessary to secure payment of his fee. Justice Rucker dissents in part and Justice David did not participate in the case.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no Indiana opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Hans Maldonado v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Dominick L. Wilson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony voluntary manslaughter.
Arthur D. Miles v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class B felony dealing in cocaine.
Thomas Aufiero v. Daniel Ricks (NFP)
Protection order. Affirms entry of the protective order. Reverses order with respect to the provision limiting Aufiero from being present on the premises of Ricks’ place of employment and remands for reconsideration of that provision’s scope.
Jesse J. Dixon v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for two counts of Class A felony child molesting and one count of Class C felony child molesting.
Lyndon J. Woodward v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of possession of paraphernalia as a Class A misdemeanor and two counts of Class D felony possession of a controlled substance.
Michael A. Caputo v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.