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Opinions March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

Indiana Court of Appeals

Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc., and Hammond Gavit High School v. Nasir Cade, et al.
45A03-1503-PL-84
Civil plenary. Reverses preliminary injunction granted in favor of the high schools and players. Remands for dismissal of claims brought by students who would have been banned from participating in the IHSAA boys’ basketball state tournament because their claims are now moot. COA says trial court erred by concluding the schools demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits and remands to trial court.

Beth A. Ahls v. Carleton E. Ahls
34A02-1509-DR-1416
Domestic relations. Reverses decision distributing husband’s three retirement accounts, as court erred in applying the coverture fraction formula to them. Affirms all other parts of judgment.

Amanda Gonzales v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
30A01-1509-CR-1308
Criminal. Affirms Amanda Gonzales’ conviction of conspiracy to commit battery, a Level 6 felony.

Sanchez K. Williams v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
02A04-1508-CR-1125
Criminal. Affirms Sanchez Williams’ convictions for murder enhanced by the use of a firearm, and robbery, a Level 5 felony.

Timothy Schoonover v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49A02-1509-CR-1307
Criminal. Reverses Timothy Schoonover’s Class A misdemeanor conviction of resisting law enforcement and remands to trial court with instructions to vacate. Schoonover was also convicted of resisting law enforcement as a Level 6 felony and the COA said both charges violated double jeopardy.

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Council 62, Local 4009 AFL-CIO, and the Executive Branch of Gary, Indiana v. Gary Police Civil Service Commission, et al. (mem. dec.)
45A04-1507-PL-1017
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment for Gary Police Civil Service Commission against American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees after the AFSCME failed to respond to the motion.

First Midwest Bank, as successor in interest to Bank Calumet, N.A. v. Dean Vander Woude and Timothy Koster (mem. dec.)
64A05-1504-PL-152
Civil plenary. Affirms slander of title judgment for Dean Vander Woude and Timothy Koster and against First Midwest Bank.

Darian S. Bowman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
20A05-15003-CR-111
Criminal. Affirms Darian Bowman’s convictions for Class C felony intimidation and Class D felony pointing a firearm at another person.

Latasha Jenkins v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49A05-1508-CR-1168
Criminal. Affirms Latasha Jenkins’ conviction of Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Douglas Blankenship v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
15A01-1508-CR-1158
Criminal. Affirms Douglas Blakenship’s revocation of probation.

In re Adoption of A.M.S. (Minor Child) A.E.S. (Father) v. D.S. (Stepfather) (mem. dec.)
54A05-1509-AD-2380
Adoption. Affirms petition granting adoption by stepfather of father’s child.

 

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