Indiana Court of Appeals
Darliss Wert and Gary Wert v. Meridian Security Insurance Company
Civil tort. Reverses summary judgment in favor of the insurance company on the Werts’ underinsured-motorist claim. Provisions in the insurance contract, when read together, make it unclear when the Werts should have filed a lawsuit to preserve their claim and may completely foreclose their ability to file a lawsuit.
The Novogroder Companies, Inc., v. Michael J. Massaro
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of injunctive relief to Novogroder Companies on its efforts to enjoin Massaro from cooking foods at the leased premises. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to grant preliminary injunctive relief to abate a nuisance.
Donald Warren v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felonies burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.
Christopher Roberts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor domestic battery.
In the Matter of the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of G.H., (Minor Child) and D.H.(Father) v. Marion County Department of Child Services, Child Advocates, Inc. (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
In Re the Matter of D.H., J.H., A.H., N.H., P.H., S.H., D.H., J.H., and D.H.; Children Alleged to be Children in Need of Services, T.H. (Mother) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms determination the children are children in need of services.
Louis Shepherd, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony criminal deviate conduct and sentence. Remands with instructions to correct the judgment of conviction such that it does not reflect a conviction on the Class D felony criminal confinement charge due to double jeopardy issues.
Randy Terrell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following convictions of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine, two counts of Class B felony burglary, and Class D felonies possession of chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and two counts of theft.
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