Indiana Court of Appeals
Gregory Dickens v. State of Indiana
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief seeking new trial for murder of a police officer. Dickens was not entitled to a new trial in light of either newly discovered evidence or an alleged Brady violation. He also did not receive ineffective assistance of trial counsel.
Patricia Terkosky v. Indiana Department of Education
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court order affirming the decision of the Indiana Department of Education to suspend Terkosky’s teaching license for two years. All of Terkosky’s acts in question involved becoming physical with her students, which were found to have offended generally accepted standards of conduct of teachers and accordingly constituted misconduct in office. The administrative law judge’s conclusion that a two-year suspension was warranted is not contrary to law.
In Re the Marriage of Leora McGee v. Robert McGee
Domestic relation. Reverses grant of petition for dissolution of marriage filed by Robert McGee’s co-guardians. Neither the current Indiana statutes governing dissolution of marriage nor those governing the guardianship of incapacitated persons provide a means for a guardian to file a petition for dissolution of marriage on behalf of his or her ward.
Cannon IV, Inc. v. Matthew Antisdel (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms judgment in favor of Antisdel on his breach of contract claim against Cannon IV arising out of an employment agreement between the parties.
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