Indiana Court of Appeals
Flora Birdsong v. Illinois Central School Bus (NFP)
Civil. Affirms denial of worker’s compensation benefits to Birdsong.
Jeffrey Griebel v. Lehsa Griebel (NFP)
Domestic relation. Dismisses Jeffrey Griebel’s appeal of child support order.
Willie Ambros Norman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D attempt to acquire possession of a legend drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge.
Adolfo Lopez v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of Lopez’s motion for recusal/change of judge.
Thelma Lindsey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms two-year sentence for operating while intoxicated, as a Class D felony.
In the Matter of the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of K.M.(Minor Child) and C.M.(Mother) and R.M.(Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of C.M’s and R.M.’s parental rights to their 4-year-old child, K.M.
In Re the Termination of the Parent-Child Rel. of H.W. (Minor Child) and D.F. (Father) v. The Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of D.F.’s parental rights to his child, H.W.
Phillip J. Troyer v. Tracy L. Troyer (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms order finding Phillip Troyer in contempt for failing to pay his share of K.T.’s uninsured medical expenses under the divorce decree. In her dissent, Judge Elaine Brown argues that Phillip’s action shows he was not being willfully disobedient. He told his ex-wife he would be delaying payment while he filed a claim against the insurer, to which she consented, and his assertion that he owed less than his ex-wife calculated was confirmed by the court.
In Re the Termination of the Parent-Child Rel. of El.S. and Et.S. (Minor Children) and M.S. (Mother) v. The Indiana Dept. of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of M.S.’s parental rights to her children, El.S and Et.S.
Darren L. Bunch v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of rape as a Class B felony.
Jeff Pierrard v. Wright Implement 1, LLC (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Wright Implement 1, LLC, regarding its claim against Pierrard for conversion of a tractor and other equipment.
Oscar Diaz-Flores v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony burglary. Also affirms one count of Class C felony criminal confinement and vacates the other count. Finds Flores’ criminal confinement of his ex-girlfriend constitutes a single transaction and can only support one criminal confinement conviction.
Stephen R. Harvey, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of Harvey’s motion for concurrent sentencing.
Gregory Voltaire v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class D felony sexual battery. Reverses and remands with instruction one-year sentence for Class B misdemeanor battery. Finds Voltaire’s one-year sentence suspended to probation for the misdemeanor violates Indiana Code which limits the term of imprisonment for Class B misdemeanor to no more than 180 days.
Thomas I. Goode v. Hendricks County Planning and Building Commission (NFP)
Civil plenary. Dismisses Goode’s appeal of the trial court’s July 2011 order and October 2012 order that he comply with the general business district zoning requirements. Finds Goode forfeited his right to appeal because he did not file notice within 30 days of the orders.
Christopher D. Davies v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms three-year sentence executed for theft, a Class D felony.
Indiana Tax Court issued no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.