Opinions Nov. 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

Indiana Supreme Court
In the Matter of: Robert Neary

Disciplinary. Suspends Robert Neary for at least four years without automatic reinstatement. Finds Neary, a former LaPorte County deputy prosecutor, committed attorney misconduct by eavesdropping on confidential attorney-client communications, among other things.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Dillon Trumpey v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Dillon Trumpey’s conviction of theft as a Class A misdemeanor. Finds the state presented sufficient evidence to support Trumpey’s conviction.

Shawn Durham v. Town of Galveston, Indiana (mem. dec.)
Miscellaneous. Affirms the Cass Superior Court’s affirmation of the Galveston Town Board’s decision to terminate Shawn Durham’s employment as town marshall. Finds the board’s decision to allow John Hart and James Jackson to testify during the disciplinary hearing and to decide the matter did not violate Durham’s due process rights.

In the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: S.J. & T.J., III and U.J. (Minor Children), And T.J., Jr. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of T.J., Jr.’s parental rights to his three children. Finds the Marion Superior Court’s findings that there is a reasonable probability that the conditions resulting in the children’s removal or continued placement outside T.J.’s care will not be remedied and that the termination of his parental rights is in the children’s best interests are not clearly erroneous.