Indiana Supreme Court
The following opinion was issued after IL deadline Friday.
In Re the Matter of the Adoption of Minor Children; C.B.M. and C.R.M.: C.A.B. v. J.D.M. and K.L.M.
Adoption. Reverses trial court’s denial of mother’s motion to set aside the adoption of her children, C.B.M. and C.R.M. and remands with instructions to vacate the adoption decree. Rules the adoption was based solely on a termination of parental rights judgment against the mother. When the termination judgment was overturned on appeal, the mother then became entitled to having the adoption voided under Trial Rule 60(B)(7). States the reversal may have been avoided altogether, if the adoptive parents had done more than the bare minimum required by law and notified the mother of the adoption proceedings. The mother would have then been given the opportunity to appear in court and be heard.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Derik A. Blocker and Tammi Blocker v. U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for the Certificateholders Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc. Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificate Series 2007-AHL3
Mortgage foreclosure. Affirms trial court grant of summary judgment to U.S. Bank, holding that no issues of material fact exist, and discards arguments that appeared to stem from “Redemptionist” movement theory claiming that debts could be settled through claims made to the United States Treasury.
Ryan A. Osowski v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms aggregate sentence of 34 years for conviction of three counts of Class B felony child molesting.
Wayne A. Wasson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 31 1/2-year sentence for conviction of one count of Class A felony child molesting, two counts of Class C felony child molesting, three counts of Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and one count Class D felony sexual battery. Remands for proper assessment of fees.
Waldo Lynn Jones, Jr., v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 65-year executed sentence for conviction of murder.
Jerry Corbier and Stephanie Corbier v. William B. Nourse and Teresa L. Nourse (NFP)
Small claims. Affirms small claims court judgment in favor of William and Teresa Nourse and award of attorney’s fees in their favor.
Yoni Solis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 70-year executed sentence for conviction of four counts of Class A felony child molesting and three counts of Class C felony child molesting.
Mark A. Cook v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony attempted child molesting and Class C felony child molesting.
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: X.M., Minor Child, A.B., Mother v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court issued no opinions prior to IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana decisions prior to IL deadline.