Opinions Aug. 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

Indiana Supreme Court    
In Re the Involuntary Term. of the Parent-Child Relationship of K.E., a Minor Child, and His Father, J.E., and His Mother, S.S. v. Ind. Dept. of Child Services
Juvenile. Reverses termination of parental rights of J.E. to his son, K.E. Finds although J.E. is currently incarcerated, he has taken steps to improve himself, address his drug addiction and bond with his child. Concludes the evidence is not sufficient to support the reasonable probability that the conditions that led to K.E.’s removal are unlikely to be remedied or that J.E. poses a threat to the child.

Indiana Tax Court
Property Development Company Four, LLC v. Grant County Assessor
Tax. On rehearing, reaffirms ruling invalidating the assessor’s retroactive assessments of real property. The court did not err in its judgment and the court did not omit a material fact when it determined Property Development Company Four didn’t received insufficient notice.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Amanda Dillon v. Matthew Dillon
Domestic. Affirms trial court grant of custody to father Matthew Dillon.  Father’s move out of state before his divorce was filed did not require him to notify the court of his relocation to California. Even if it had, the trial court did not err in finding father’s custody of the couple’s daughter was in her best interests.

Percy Lee Blake v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal.  Affirms order of restitution.

Matthew Flowers v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Criminal. Affirms convictions of burglary, residential entry and theft.

Floyd Kinslow v. Dennis Coddington, Travis Sheets and Gina Sheets (mem. dec.)
Civil tort. Affirms grant of summary judgment in favor of Travis and Gina Sheets and denial of Kinslow’s motion for partial summary judgment.

Antwon Davis v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

James Pollard v. Michael Pence, as Governor of the State of Indiana, Bruce Lemmon, as the Comm. of the Ind. Dept. of Corr., and the Ind. Parole Board (mem. dec.)
Miscellaneous. Affirms denial of a petition for writ of mandamus.