Opinions May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

Indiana Court of Appeals
J.B. v. State of Indiana
Juvenile. Rules a trial court cannot order a juvenile to pay restitution as a civil judgment after the court ordered $1,250 in fees for breaking probation in four causes. The order was rescinded so the matter was moot, but the court ruled on the case for public interest.

Starlon Lewis v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Starlon Lewis’ conviction of neglect of a dependent as a Level 6 felony.

Daniel Joseph Kriete v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Daniel Joseph Kriete’s convictions of three counts of Level 4 felony burglary and five counts of Class A misdemeanor theft.

Michael Francis Corley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Michael Corley’s convictions of trafficking with an inmate and bribery, as Level 5 felonies, and Class A misdemeanor trafficking with an inmate.

Philip P. Fletcher v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Philip Fletcher’s conviction for Class D felony attempted theft.

The Lewallen Revocable Trust, et al. v. Fifth Third Mortgage Company (mem. dec.)
Mortgage foreclosure. Reverses grant of Fifth Third Mortgage Co.’s decree of foreclosure on Randall Lewallen’s one-half interest in the Lewallen Revocable Trust property because the order is barred by the “law of the case” doctrine. No new facts arose since the first time the COA decided the case.