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Opinions Oct. 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

Indiana Supreme Court
Indiana State Ethics Commission, Office of Inspector General, and David Thomas, in his Official Capacity as Inspector General v. Patricia Sanchez
49S02-1402-PL-80
Civil plenary. Affirms State Ethics Commission’s decision that Sanchez’s conduct – keeping several items that were state property after she was fired from the Department of Workforce Development – ran afoul of an administrative rule and that she should be barred from future state executive branch employment. Double jeopardy does not bar the proceeding before the commission, the criminal court’s probable cause determination is not binding upon the commission, and there is substantial independent evidence to support the commission’s decision.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Crown Capital Solutions v. Miller Pipeline Corp. and Liberty Mutual (NFP)
82A04-1403-SC-101
Small claim. Affirms dismissal of Crown Capital Solution’s small claims action seeking $6,000 in damages to a car and allegation it was entitled to bring the action as the car owner’s assignee.

Paul A. Parsley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
21A01-1402-CR-69
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for Class A felony dealing in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public park and Class B felony dealing in a controlled substance.

Mark Mikesell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
89A01-1402-CR-51
Criminal.  Affirm murder conviction and 57-year sentence.

Douglas W. Zehner v. Pamela S. Zehner (NFP) 
87A01-1401-DR-44
Domestic relation.  Affirms award of spousal maintenance and award of attorney fees to Pamela Zehner.

Marquise McCloud v. State of Indiana (NFP)
48A02-1312-CR-1056
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony possession of more than three grams of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex and 33-year executed sentence.

Jeremiah J. Mosley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
52A02-1402-CR-135
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class D felony possession of precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and Class D felony possession of methamphetamine.

Gary Marcum v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1403-CR-111
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

 

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