The attempted child molestation conviction and six-year executed sentence for a man who victimized his live-in girlfriend’s twin daughters will stand, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, rejecting his claims that certain testimony should not have been allowed and his eight-year sentence was inappropriate.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed the denial of a woman’s request for a neutral third party to replace her brother-in-law as the personal representative and trustee of her father’s estate.
A Hendricks County stepmother cannot adopt her husband’s son because the child’s mother was justified in her failure to regularly communicate with the child for several years, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has remanded a case after finding no clarification from the trial court as to whether Marion County Community Corrections was intended to evaluate a man on a sliding scale of fees for his home detention costs.
A Montgomery County man thrown out of his own trial for disruptive conduct has failed to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that he was wrongly denied his right to be present. But the appellate panel did vacate one of the man’s convictions on double jeopardy grounds.
A suspected Morgan County meth dealer who pulled his truck into his driveway as police were executing a search warrant on his property failed to overturn his conviction on appeal, but a dissenting judge found a police search of his vehicle after he was arrested failed to “honor the distinction between homes and motor vehicles for purposes of search and seizure.”
A divided Indiana Court of Appeals panel cut a child molester’s sentence in half after it concluded that the length of his sentence was inappropriate due to his dementia and incompetence, among other things.
A woman fighting for her marriage failed to convince a divided appellate panel that her insurance company ruined her chances of reconciling the relationship when it posted a list of her recent STD testing to its web portal.
A long-running fight over homeowner association fees and how they were assessed in a Greenwood housing development will return to a trial court to determine damages the HOA is entitled to from a developer and homebuilder that paid no assessments for several years.
A man’s assertion that he “squeezed through” an open door without the homeowner’s permission has left an appellate panel divided over whether the man properly pleaded guilty to burglary, resulting in a split conclusion that he still used unauthorized force to gain entry.
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court order determining that a mulch business could have access to an easement owned by a neighboring property, finding that the easement was for the benefit of all surrounding properties.
A directed verdict in favor of Hendricks County health care providers accused of failing to adequately care for a baby born with Rh disease has been upheld after the Indiana Court of Appeals found the plaintiffs’ expert failed to establish that he knew the applicable standard of care.
An energy efficiency plan that allows Vectren to recover nearly $55 million in lost revenue was not erroneously approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Police failure to search a party in a controlled drug buy in Muncie and a misleading affidavit to obtain a warrant were sufficient grounds to suppress evidence of cocaine subsequently found in a search of the home the buyer visited, the majority of an Indiana Court of Appeals panel found Wednesday.
A man arrested for smoking a blunt in Indianapolis failed to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that his misdemeanor conviction violated his constitutional rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The appeal also raised the issue of the Hoosier State now being among a minority of states that have yet to legalize marijuana in some form.
For the second time in little more than one month, the Indiana Court of Appeals has addressed the issue of the Marion Superior Court ordering civil commitments by the judge summarily approving commitment orders signed by commissioners or magistrates without signing the orders. But unlike a prior ruling, the COA on Wednesday found that issue waived, though a dissenting judge argued litigants cannot waive the issue of a judge’s failure to perform a statutory duty.
The maker of 1960s-era coin-operated dry cleaning machines cannot be held liable for decades-old environmental contamination found at the site of a one-time southside Indianapolis laundromat, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
An investor in a life sciences company who lost the bulk of her $400,000 investment won’t have to pay nearly twice that amount to lawyers who represented the company that prevailed in part in a countersuit against her.
Finding a couple’s appeal of a judgment in favor of a bank meritless and in bad faith, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court ruling and remanded the case for a determination of appellate legal fees to be awarded from the couple to the bank.