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Opinions April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

The following Indiana Supreme Court opinion was posted after IL deadline Friday:
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson v. Travis Brown, et al.
49S02-1504-CT-225
Civil tort. Affirms denial of DePuy’s motion to transfer the suit alleging injuries related to certain hip replacement equipment from Indiana, where DePuy is headquartered, to Virginia and Mississippi, where plaintiffs live, on the grounds of forum non conveniens. Several facts from the record support retaining Indiana as venue.

Monday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
Adegoke Adetokunbo aka Robert Adesanoye, and Grace Itaniyi v. State of Indiana
49A02-1407-CR-511
Criminal. Affirms Adetokunbo’s convictions of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and Class B misdemeanor battery, and affirms Itaniyi’s convictions of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Reverses Itaniyi’s conviction of Class B misdemeanor battery based on insufficient evidence and remands with instructions to vacate that conviction.

Bloomington Police Department v. Stone Belt, Inc. (mem. dec.)
53A01-1411-MI-484
Miscellaneous. Dismisses appeal and vacates the trial court’s order that directed the police department to provide un-redacted records to Stone Belt in response to its public records request.

Anthony Gonterman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
42A01-1410-CR-435
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion for appointment of a special prosecutor and motion for modification of sentence.

Terry Twitty, Sr. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
32A04-1410-CR-472
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion for modification of sentence.

 

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