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Indiana Court of Appeals
Herbert Yanez v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses conviction of possession of marijuana as a Class A misdemeanor and remands for further proceedings. There was no evidence presented as to why Yanez was stopped and the evidence presented didn’t establish the reasonableness of the state’s actions. Judge Barnes concurs in result in a separate opinion.
State of Indiana v. Christopher Vickers
Post conviction. Reverses grant of post-conviction relief to Vickers. The court erred by concluding that Vickers had not knowingly waived his right to counsel.
Paul K. Ogden v. Stephen Robertson, et al.
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of defendants Robertson, et al., with respect to Ogden’s wrongful termination claim. The trial court did not err in finding that the Indiana Department of Insurance defendants did not violate Ogden’s rights under Article I, Section 9 of the Indiana Constitution, that Ogden did not derive due process rights from Executive Order 05-14, and Ogden improperly failed to exhaust his administrative remedies.
In Re: Indiana Newspapers, Inc. d/b/a The Indianapolis Star, Jeffrey M. Miller & Cynthia S. Miller v. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc.; Jennifer Burk; et al.
Civil plenary. Remands to trial court to apply modified Dendrite test to determine if the Indianapolis Star must provide information to Jeffrey Miller that would identify an anonymous online commenter.
Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of K.C. and K.M., Jr.; J.C. (Mother), B.D.T. (Father of K.C.) and K.M., Sr. (Father of K.M., Jr.) v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Charles Duncan v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony child molesting.
John Q. Lloyd v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of felony murder.
Michael Lee Larry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to two counts of Class B felony dealing in cocaine.
Tony V. Hawkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Willie Joseph v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B misdemeanor public intoxication.
Dixie Diana Schulz and Joseph Schulz v. The Kroger Co., Kroger Limited Partnership I, Seven-Up American Bottling Co., The American Bottling Co., Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Inc., et al. (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Kroger and other defendants with respect to Kroger’s knowledge about the existence of hazardous conditions in its store.
Jay Wallace v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class D felony theft.
Fayazz Chowdhry v. Estate of Mustansar L. Chaudhry (NFP)
Estate, unsupervised. Affirms grant of the motion to dismiss filed by the representatives of the estate of Mustansar Chaudhry.
Trina Stover Thorstenson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms partial denial of motion for credit time following revocation of probation.