Opinions Feb. 25, 2016

February 25, 2016
KEYWORDS Opinions / neglect

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Wednesday:
Kirk Homoky v Jeremy Ogden, et al.
Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. Judge Theresa L. Springmann.
Civil. Affirms Kirk Homoky’s 14th amendment rights were not violated when he was asked to take a voice stress test.

Thursday's opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
John H. Hill v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms John Hill’s convictions of criminal confinement, a Class C felony, domestic battery, a Class D felony, domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor and interference with the reporting of a crime, a Class A misdemeanor.  The state did not interfere with his defense by moving to exclude the testimony of a witness.

Gary Bowling and Mable Bowling v. Christopher Nicholson and Shelley Nicholson
Civil tort. Reverses trial court’s denial of Gary and Mable Bowling’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Christopher and Shelley Nicholson and remands to Rush Superior Court. Trial court’s decision was based on an incorrect standard or mistaken conclusion.

Segun M. Rasaki v. Tammy Lynn (mem. dec.)
Civil tort. Affirms denial of relief from the summary judgment granted to plaintiff.

Mark Matthew Fritz v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Mark Fritz’s plea of voluntary manslaughter as a Class B felony and his 20-year sentence.

Derrick Michael Means v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Derrick Means’ sentence after he pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, both Class C felonies.

In the Matter of the Involuntary Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: A.H. & W.H. (Minor Children) and C.H. (Mother) & R.H. (Father) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

Christopher Dent v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Christopher Dent’s convictions for dealing in a schedule I controlled substance, a Level 4 felony, dealing in a schedule I controlled substance, a Level 6 felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony.