Opinions July 6, 2016

July 6, 2016

Indiana Court of Appeals
James E. Rogers v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses the denial of Rogers’ motion to compel a woman who provided social services support to Rogers’ minor victim and her family to answer four questions during a deposition. Amy Wallace’s attorney advised her not to answer the four questions based on counselor/client privilege. Finds that Wallace, who is not a licensed social worker, is not subject to the statute providing for the privilege and must answer the questions.

In the Matter of B.W. (Minor Child) A Child in Need of Services, K.W. (Mother) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as child in need of services.

Jairo Armas v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

Allied Professionals Insurance Company, a Risk Retention Group, Inc. v. Neff Realty, LLC (mem .dec.)
Civil plenary. Reverses order denying Allied Professionals Insurance’s motion to compel arbitration. Remands with instructions to grant Allied’s motion to compel arbitration; award Allied fees and costs, including appellate fees and costs, pursuant to the arbitration clause in the insurance policy; and dismiss or stay the litigation pending the arbitration.

In Re: the Visitation of L-A.D.W., R.W. v. M.D. and W.D. (mem. dec.)
Domestic relation. Affirms the orders refusing to terminate court-ordered grandparent visitation and the order finding father in contempt of court.

Terry Wilson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Bradley Arndt v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms felony murder conviction.

Rodrigo Hernandez v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class D felonies criminal confinement and domestic battery.

Jamar Sheets v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Level 6 felony theft.