Opinions Feb. 24, 2015

February 24, 2015

Indiana Court of Appeals
Meridian North Investments LP v. Anoop Sondhi DDS, MS
Civil plenary. Affirms on interlocutory appeal denial of Meridian North’s motion for summary judgment on Sondhi’s negligence claim arising from injuries sustained after a fall caused by slipping on ice as he attempted to enter his office. While Sondhi signed a lease as an officer of a partnership, a landlord exculpatory clause in the lease contract limiting Meridian’s liability did not bind Sondhi personally from pursuing a negligence claim.

Curtis Hardaway v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of post-conviction relief.

Pamela Richardson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Nathan C. Cook v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms aggregate 50-year sentence and convictions of Class A felonies dealing in cocaine over three grams and conspiracy to deal cocaine.

Jerrick Whitley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands. Affirms Class D felony confinement conviction but vacates a Class A misdemeanor battery conviction because the trial court committed fundamental error when it failed to tender a specific unanimity instruction to the jury.