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Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Co. v. Emmert Industrial Corp.  
Date: January 3, 2017
Docket Number: 49S02-1608-CT-431

Justia Opinion Summary: Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing Company contracted with Emmert Industrial Corporation to transport an enormous process tower vessel to Indiana to Tennessee. Despite several troubles resulting in unforeseen costs, Emmert suc...

Kyle Bess v. State of Indiana
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 09S02-1609-CR-484
State v. Hancock  
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 39S05-1604-CR-182

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (SVF) and several other offenses. The SVF charges were based on the State’s allegation that Defendant had previou...

In re Marriage of Reynolds  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 29S04-1612-DR-636

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Father and Mother divorced. Mother later filed a motion for rule to show cause (contempt motion) alleging that Father should be held in contempt for failing to comply with the dissolution degree and a subsequent...

In the Matter of: Divina K. Westerfield
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 49S00-1505-DI-321
Osborne v. State  
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 29S02-1608-CR-433

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in a manner that endangers a person and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.08. Defendant filed a motion to suppress, clai...

Cruz-Salazar v. State  
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 49S05-1611-CR-626

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with felony possession. Defendant filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the police violated the Fourth Amendment and Article I, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution when they opened his car doo...

ESPN, Inc. v. University of Notre Dame Police Department  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Numbers: 71S05-1606-MI-359, 71S05-1606-MI-359, 71S05-1606-MI-359

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, an investigative reporter with ESPN requested incident reports from the Notre Dame Security Police Department (Department) involving 275 student-athletes. The Department denied the request, asserting that Notre...

Rogers v. Martin  
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 02S05-1603-CT-114

Justia Opinion Summary: Angela Martin and Brian Brothers co-hosted a house party at which alcohol was served. As the party was winding down, Brothers and two guests, Jerry Chambers and Paul Michalik, got into a fistfight. Martin found Michalik...

Goodwin v. Yeakle's Sports Bar & Grill, Inc  
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 27S02-1510-CT-627

Justia Opinion Summary: After a shooting that occurred at a bar, Plaintiffs filed a complaint against the bar alleging negligence. The trial court entered summary judgment in favor of the bar, concluding that the shooter’s criminal acts were un...

Victor Karp v. State of Indiana
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15S04-1610-CR-555
State v. Collier  
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 49S04-1610-PC-554

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to possession of cocaine as a class D felony. In 2007, Appellant filed a pro se petition for post-conviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. The court summarily denied Appellant’s...

In the Matter of: Terry Lee Smith
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 91S00-1603-DI-136
Patchett v. Lee  
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 29S04-1610-CT-549

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant negligently struck Plaintiff’s vehicle, causing Plaintiff injuries that required medical treatment. Defendant admitted she was liable for the accident but contested the reasonable value of Plaintiff’s medical c...

Chuck W. Adams, Charles E. Howard, et al. v. ArvinMeritor, Inc., et al.
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 49S02-1610-PL-532
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