Opinions March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

Indiana Court of Appeals

Arkla Industries, Inc., et al. v. Columbia Street Partners, Inc. and Columbia Street Partners Remediation Trust
Civil collection. Reverses the denial of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s motion to transfer the case to a preferred venue pursuant to Indiana Trial Rules 12 and 75. Finds the Warrick Circuit Court’s order denying CenterPoint’s motion was clearly erroneous because CenterPoint made a proper motion raising the defense of improper venue. Remands for the trial court to grant the motion and transfer the case to a preferred venue.

In Re: Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: B.C. (Minor Child) And C.C. (Mother) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of C.C.’s parental rights to her child, B.C. Finds the Department of Child Services presented clear and convincing evidence to support the termination of C.C.’s parental rights.

Alejandro Perez-Cortez v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Alejandro Perez-Cortez’s five-year sentence for his conviction of Level 3 felony rape. Finds Perez-Cortez has not sustained his burden of establishing his sentence is inappropriate in light of the nature of the offense and his character.