Indiana Court of Appeals
Deborah D. Minnich v. William B. Minnich (NFP)
Divorce. Affirms the denial of Deborah Minnich’s request for an extension of time to complete the refinancing transaction. In her dissent, Judge Nancy Vaidik argues the trial court should have treated the wife’s motion as a Trial Rule 60(B) motion that would have enabled her to conduct discovery and present evidence. Consequently, the COA should have reversed the denial of the wife’s motion and remanded for an evidentiary hearing.
City of Bloomington v. Cheryl Underwood (NFP)
Ordinance Violation. Affirms grant of summary judgment to Underwood on the city’s ordinance violation complaint concerning her rental properties.
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent Child Relationship of: D.W., Minor Child, D.C., Father v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of D.C.’s (father) parental rights to his son, D.W.
Hoosier Enterprises VII, LLC v. Diamond Vending, Inc. (NFP)
Small Claims. Affirms $6,000 judgment against Hoosier Enterprises VII for breach of contract.
Debra Barrett v. Katie Patton (NFP)
Civil Tort. Dismisses Barrett’s appeal of the trial court’s order to deny her “Trial Rule (60)(B) Motion to Set Aside Judgment of Dismissal and Motion to Substitute Party Pursuant to Trial Rule 25(D)(2). Rules the COA lacks jurisdiction because Barrett is deceased and no substitution has been made.
Joyce Ann Hawkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post Conviction. Affirms denial of post-conviction relief petition, finding Hawkins has not met the requirements for newly discovered evidence that would entitle her to a new trial.
Janyer Pinto v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator.
NFN Valance v. Brandy L. Valance (NFP)
Protection Order. Affirms issuance of a protective order against NFN Valance.
Akeem Turner v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s revocation of Turner’s probation and order for him to serve the entirety of his previously suspended sentence.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court released no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.