Opinions Feb. 3, 2020

The following Indiana Supreme Court opinion was posted after IL deadline Friday.
S.H. v. D.W.
Protective order. Reverses the Bartholomew Superior Court’s grant of a second protective order against S.H. that was requested by D.W. Finds insufficient evidence to support the trial court’s entry of another two-year protective order. Remands with instructions to vacate entry of the second protective order. Justice Christopher Goff dissents with a separate opinion in which Justice Mark Massa joins.

Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Involuntary Commitment of J.C. (mem. dec.)
Mental health. Affirms the Knox Superior Court’s grant of a petition to involuntarily commit J.C. Finds sufficient evidence to support the trial court’s order of J.C.’s involuntary commitment.

J.L.F.-D. v. C.N.D. (mem. dec.)
Domestic relation. Affirms the Wayne Circuit Court’s order that modified J.L.F.-D.’s child custody and suspended his parenting time, among other things. Finds Father’s appeal is waived for noncompliance with Indiana Appellate Rule 46, finding it unclear what issues he raises on appeal. Waiver notwithstanding, finds the trial court did not abuse its discretion.

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