Opinions March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

Indiana Supreme Court
In Re The Marriage of Amy Steele-Giri v Brian K. Steele
Domestic relations. Affirms trial court’s denial of mother’s motion for custody modification and contempt. There was ample evidence for the trial court to concluded that a custody modification was not in the child’s best interests.

Indiana Court of Appeals
ESPN, Inc. and Paula Lavigne v. University of Notre Dame Security Police Dept., a Dept. of the University of Notre Dame du Lac
Miscellaneous. Remands trial court’s decision and says Notre Dame University’s Police Department is a public agency subject to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act. Orders trial court to determine which records the police department was required to produce under APRA and produce only those records.

HealthPort Technologies, LLC v. Garrison Law Firm, LLC
Civil plenary. Reverses and remands decision denying a motion for judgment for HealthPort, after Garrison Law firm filed a complaint for damages against HealthPort. Garrison does not have a private cause for action.

Theodore T. Schwartz v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post-conviction relief. Affirms court’s denial of post-conviction relief.

Ace Chester v. Kye Kellems, Tye Doenges, and Sky Chester (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court’s decision to find in favor of Ace Chester in part and his sisters in part after he filed suit to recover items of personal property in the sisters’ possession.

B.N. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a delinquent child for child molestation as a Level 4 felony when committed by an adult.
Timothy Reno v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Timothy Reno’s conviction for Class C felony child molesting.

Johnny Rice v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Johnny Rice’s conviction of Level 6 felony strangulation, Level 3 felony rape, Level 1 felony rape and Class A misdemeanor battery.

Demajio Ellis v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post-conviction relief. Affirms denial of post-conviction relief.

In the Matter of the Commitment of T.M., T.M. v. Adult & Child Mental Health Center, Inc. (mem. dec.)
Mental health. Affirms trial court’s order for regular involuntary commitment as well as trial court’s order to treat and forced medication order.
Miguel Garcia v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Reverses and remands Miguel Garcia’s sentencing order, saying the trial court abused its discretion in imposing consecutive sentences.

Antwane L. Broomfield v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Antwane L. Broomfield’s convictions for carrying a handgun without a license, a Class C felony; operating a vehicle while privileges were suspended, a Class C felony; possession of cocaine, a Class D felony; possession of a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor; and being a habitual defender.

Darryl Dewitte Williams v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Darryl Williams’ conviction for operating a motor vehicle while privileges were forfeited for life, a Class C felony.

Joseph Matters v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Joseph Matters’ conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.  

In the Term. of the Parent-Child Relationship of: B.A. (Minor Child), and, D.L. (Father) v. Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms father’s termination of parental rights.  

Michael Day v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Michael Day’s conviction of disorderly conduct as a Class B misdemeanor.