Opinions Dec. 31, 2014

December 31, 2014
KEYWORDS Opinions / neglect

Indiana Court Appeals
Alfredo D. Rodriguez, as Permanent Guardian of the Person and Estate of Miriam Rodriguez, and Alfredo D. Rodriguez, Individually v. United States Steel Corporation
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of U.S. Steel on Alfredo Rodriguez’s negligence claim. Miriam Rodriguez was injured in an auto accident caused by an employee of U.S. Steel as he drove home from work. U.S. Steel did not owe Miriam Rodriguez a duty of reasonable care.

Clifford Garrett and Judith Ann Garrett v. Paul T. Spear and Linda Spear
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of the Garretts’ motion to correct error. The trial court did not abuse its discretion when it issued an order clarifying that the Spears filed a survey as provided for in a February 2013 order.

Marlan Long v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for Class A felony conspiracy to deal cocaine.

Bryan P. Meek v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms order revoking probation for failure to pay child support according to the terms of Meek’s probation.

Alexander Adrian Rankin v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms order Rankin serve a suspended sentence for a probation violation after committing Class B felony burglary and the imposition of a 14-year sentence for that conviction.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: P.L. and D.L. (Minor Children) and C.L. (Mother) and H.L. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)

Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.

Dolen Glenn v. Dick Brown and Indiana Department of Correction (NFP)
Civil collections. Reverses denial of Glenn’s motion to correct error, which challenged the dismissal of his complaint against the Indiana Department of Correction. Remands for further proceedings.

Michael Whicker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of Whicker’s petition to reduce his Class D felony conviction to a Class A misdemeanor.

Willie Harrison v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony aggravated battery.

Lawrence Kelshaw v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony burglary.  http://media.ibj.com/Lawyer/websites/opinions/index.php?pdf=2014/december/12311402tac.pdf