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Opinions — May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Samaron Corp. D/B/A Troyer Products v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company
15-3446
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Judge Rudy Lozano.
Civil. Affirms United of Omaha does not have to pay Troyer Products after it mistakenly paid the wrong party a death benefit. Rules Troyer knew the money was going to the wrong party and let it happen anyway.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Jennifer Jones and Jamal Jones v. State of Indiana
49A02-1508-CR-1148
Criminal. Affirms on interlocutory appeal denial of a trial court’s motion to suppress, finding that evidence obtained during a welfare check of children at their home after their mother was arrested for possession of marijuana was admissible. The officer had a right to check on the children’s well-being and Butler University Police did not step outside their jurisdiction by doing so.
 
Jeffery Wininger v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
51A01-1509-CR-1375
Criminal. Affirms four-year sentence imposed for conviction of operating a motor vehicle after a forfeiture of license for life, a Level 5 felony.

Dewan Nix v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
34A02-1510-CR-1632
Criminal. Affirms one-year suspended sentence for Class A misdemeanor invasion of privacy. Also affirms order of $1,300 reimbursement to Howard County Public Defender’s supplemental fund.

John R. Northern v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
56A03-1510-CR-1614
Criminal. Reverses and remands denial of John Northern’s motion to modify his 20-year executed sentence for conviction methamphetamine counts, ruling the trial court erred by denying the motion without considering its merits.

Ocie Williams and Michael Williams v. Queen Nails of Avon, LLC (mem. dec.)
32A05-1506-CT-552
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment for Queen Nails of Avon and denial of the Williamses’ motion for relief from judgment.  

 

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