Opinions May 18, 2022

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Court of Appeals of Indiana
Charles Grays v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Charles Grays’ convictions of Level 2 felony dealing in cocaine, Level 4 felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and Class A misdemeanor operating while suspended, and his sentence of 33 years, with 25 years executed and eight years suspended to probation. Finds the Elkhart Circuit Court didn’t err when it denied Grays’ motions to suppress evidence, or in instructing the jury. Also finds his sentence isn’t inappropriate. 

Rufus Edward Jones v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms the revocation of Rufus E. Jones’ probation and the order that he serve three years of his previously suspended sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction. Finds the Marion Superior Court didn’t err.

Arie Krakowski and Burr Held S.A.R.L. v. Metalloid Corporation, Fred Edwards, and Shrieve Chemical Products, LLC, f/k/a Shrieve Chemical Products, Inc. (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms the dismissal of claims filed by Arie Krakowski and Burr Held S.A.R.L. against Metalloid Corporation and CEO Fred Edwards, the entry of default judgment on Metalloid and Edwards’ counterclaims, and the award of damages and attorney fees to Metalloid and Edwards. Also affirms the Huntington Circuit Court’s earlier dismissal of another defendant, Shrieve Chemical Productions, for lack of personal jurisdiction. Finds Krakowski has established no error except in the award of prejudgment interest. Remands the prejudgment interest award to Metalloid and Edwards for recalculation.

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