Indiana Court of Appeals
State of Indiana v. Russell Oney
Criminal. Reverses and remands a trial court ruling that vacated a determination that a defendant was a habitual traffic violator, holding that even though one of the predicate offenses later was vacated in post-conviction relief, the BMV’s determination that Oney was a habitual traffic offender did not constitute manifest injustice.
Gregory Kirk v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands. Reverses conviction for conspiracy to commit dealing in a controlled substance and remands to the trial court to change sentence accordingly, holding that the court abused its discretion in admitting incriminating evidence of Kirk’s stepson’s statements and testimony regarding cell phone texts.
Marquis Dayvon Brooks v. Anderson Police Dept., City of Anderson, and Chris Barnett
Civil tort. Reverses summary judgment in favor of defendants, finding that there are material issues of fact that should permit Brooks to pursue a civil tort for injuries sustained during his arrest, including bites from a police dog.
Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. Geico General Insurance Company
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court dismissal of the hospital’s claim against the insurance company arising from its treatment of a patient injured in a Tennessee vehicle crash, holding that the court has no jurisdiction to entertain a claim of a hospital lien against a judgment in another state unless the hospital has “enter[ed], in writing, upon the judgment docket where the judgment is recorded, the hospital’s intention to hold a lien upon the judgment, together with the amount claimed.”
Carlos Hale v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms Class B felony robbery conviction based on a show-up identification and rebukes defendant for trying to use the fundamental error doctrine to raise an objection to evidence that defense counsel did not object to during the trial.
Thomas E. Lynch v. Arthur H. Huser (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court judgment in favor of Huser.
Sean Cole v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony dealing in cocaine.
Bryan Scholtes v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court revocation of probation.
Steven R. Brandenburg v. First Republic Mortgage Corporation (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court grant of summary judgment in favor of First Republic.
Olga Markova v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post-conviction relief. Affirms trial court denial of post-conviction relief that sought to set aside guilty plea to charge of Class D felony theft.
Justin L. Smart v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony dealing in cocaine and Class C felony dealing in a look-alike substance.
Andrew Humphreys v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands, finding the court erred in applying a 16-year sentence for adjudication as a habitual offender, and instructed the court to specify which of Humphrey’s methamphetamine-related convictions is enhanced by the adjudication.
Troy Marie Cain Cornell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor prostitution.
Charles Davis, Sr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
Matthew M. Derrick v. Estate of Ruth F. Korn (NFP)
Probate/estate. Affirms probate court ruling disallowing Derrick’s claim of a life estate and payments of maintenance of real property.
David Brown d/b/a DB Express v. Utility Peterbilt of Indianapolis (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of plaintiff’s motion to correct error challenging a grant of summary judgment in favor of Peterbilt.