Opinions May 8, 2015

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Indiana Court of Appeals
Jay R. Thompson v. State of Indiana
Post conviction. Affirms grant of the state’s motion to dismiss Thompson’s post-conviction relief petition pursuant to the doctrine of laches. The state was prejudiced by his 22-year delay in prosecuting his PCR petition.

In the Matter of the Guardianship of N.R., N.R. v. Eva Willis and Charles Reagins, Peoples Bank, SB
Guardianship. Grants rehearing, but reaffirms original opinion in all respects, in which the COA held the trial court abused its discretion in excluding evidence relevant to the determination of whether it was reasonable to award fees and costs from the guardianship estate to former guardians Willis and Reagins, who were accused of potential misconduct.

New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library v. Review Board of the Ind. Dept. of Workforce Development and Stephen J. Boggs (mem. dec.)
Agency action. Affirms determination that the library’s discharge of Boggs was not for just cause.

In the Matter of the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of T.T. & J.T., Minor Children, and Their Mother, C.T., C.T. v. Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Bill J. Bowers v. Jack Weichman (mem. dec.)
Civil tort. Reverses denial of Bowers’ motion to dismiss and remands for court to dismiss Weichman’s claims against Bowers because Indiana courts do not have personal jurisdiction over Bowers.

Charles Edward Mayo v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic offender.

Misty Padgett-Essex v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms order that Padgett-Essex serve the remainder of her previously suspended sentence.

In the Matter of J.M.C., A Child Alleged to be a Delinquent Child (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a delinquent for committing what would be Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief if committed by an adult, and the status offense of habitual disobedience of a parent, guardian or custodian.


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