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Opinions Jan. 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

Indiana Court of Appeals
David Anderson, Comm., Joe Wray, Comm., and Board of Trustees, Brown Co. Fire. Prot. Dist. v. Susanne Gaudin, Janet Kramer, And Ruth Reichmann
07A01-1406-PL-265
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court order invalidating the Brown County commissioners’ amendment of an ordinance creating a countywide fire district. In creating the district, the commissioners expressly granted it and its board of trustees the powers and authority enumerated in the ordinance, thereby relinquishing power to amend the ordinance.

Randy Corn v. Junior P. Corn, Bonnie D. Corn and Benjamin Corn
85A02-1405-PL-323
Civil plenary. Reverses trial court’s ruling that Randy Corn and Junior Corn are joint owners of a lane that transverses their properties. Although finds the trial court did not err when it declined to find that Junior had taken title of the lane through adverse possession, key legal questions were left unanswered because of the co-ownership ruling. Remands for further proceedings on the outstanding questions concerning the existence, nature and scope of a prescriptive easement and a permanent injunction.

Robert C.W. Getchell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
42A01-1407-CR-281
Criminal. Affirms revocation of placement in community corrections.
 
Wesley A. New v. State of Indiana (NFP)
20A03-1404-CR-121
Criminal. Affirms conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: R.S. v. Gallahue Mental Health Services (NFP)
49A02-1405-MH-357
Mental health. Affirms temporary commitment.

Curtis Williams v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1405-CR-214
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.
 

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