COA: 75-25 split of marital estate was proper

A wife who received only 25% of the martial estate in her divorce from her golf pro husband failed to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that she was entitled to a larger portion, though the appellate court did remand the case for the distribution of an overlooked vehicle’s value.

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Rush, David dissent in denial of appeal after joint mistrial request rejected

A man’s conviction in a domestic battery case after both defense and prosecution asked for a mistrial because a relative of the defendant communicated with a juror outside court will stand after the Indiana Supreme Court in a 3-2 decision chose not to hear the appeal. Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Justice Steven David published a dissent, believing the defendant had been prejudiced and was entitled to a new trial.

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COA affirms father’s child molestation convictions

Multiple child molestation charges against a father will stand, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Monday, rejecting the man’s arguments that a video-recorded interview of the victim and statements she made to a therapist and nurse should not have been admitted into evidence.


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