Opinions March 5, 2013

Keywords neglect

Indiana Supreme Court
Michael Dodd and Katherine Dodd v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of the insurance company on its denial of coverage for a fire in the Dodds’ home garage. The issue of American Family’s failure to tender the premiums paid or that such failure was a prerequisite to the voiding of an insurance policy on grounds of material misrepresentations in the policy application wasn’t raised by the Dodds before the trial court. Orders the trial court to release and return the tender of premiums to American Family.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Nelson Julian Santiago v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony neglect of a dependent. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to give Santiago’s proposed jury instruction regarding the presumption of innocence.

Jerome Kleber v. Carla (Kleber) Butorac, and Ashlyn P.A. Kleber (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms order that Jerome Kleber pay Carla Butorac for college expenses of their children and attorney fees.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of H.M., and R.M. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)

Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

The Indiana Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.


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