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State of Indiana v. Wallace Irvin Smith, III
Date: March 28, 2017
Docket Number: 45S05-1611-CR-572
Consumer Attorney Services, P.A. v. State  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 49S05-1703-PL-161

Justia Opinion Summary: The State brought this civil action against Consumer Attorney Services, P.A., The McCann Law Group, LLP, and Brenda McCann (collectively, Defendants), alleging that Defendants’ conduct violated four Indiana consumer prot...

Beville v. State  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 84S01-1606-CR-347

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant with dealing in marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. At some point, the State informed Defendant that it had a video recording of a controlled buy between him and a confidential inform...

McCullough v. CitiMortgage, Inc.  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: 71S03-1605-MF-272

Justia Opinion Summary: CitiMortgage, Inc. obtained a judgment of foreclosure against the family homestead of Homeowners - husband and wife. Homeowners attempted to appeal without legal representation. The Court of Appeals dismissed the attempt...

In ther Matter of Donald Edward James
Date: March 7, 2017
Docket Number: 02S00-1607-DI-389
Underwood v. Bunger  
Date: March 6, 2017
Docket Number: 53S01-1703-MI-126

Justia Opinion Summary: The owner of real property executed a warranty deed to three grantees, two of whom (Husband and Wife) were married. A dozen years later, in a separate case, the circuit court entered a damages judgment against Husband an...

State v. Brown  
Date: March 2, 2017
Docket Number: 49S05-1606-CR-348

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a field sobriety checkpoint and was asked if he had been drinking. Defendant admitted that he had. The officer administered some field sobriety tests and ultimately arrested Defendant. Defendant was cha...

In re Hon. T. Edward Page  
Date: February 20, 2017
Docket Number: 94S00-1701-JD-3

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications brought this judicial disciplinary action against T. Edward Page, Senior Judge (Respondent), asserting that because Respondent was arrested and convicted for operating a...

D.B. v. Indiana Department of Child Services  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 54S01-1612-JT-630

Justia Opinion Summary: The first required element a termination petition must allege establishes three waiting periods to give parents a time to reunify with their children and bars the Department of Child Services (DCS) from seeking terminati...

Megenity v. Dunn  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 22S04-1609-CT-465

Justia Opinion Summary: In Pfenning v. Lineman, the Supreme Court established that Indiana courts do not referee disputes arising from ordinary sports activity. The Court further held that, as a matter of law, when a sports participant injuries...

J.D.M. v. State  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: 21S01-1702-JV-84

Justia Opinion Summary: J.D.M. was adjudicated a delinquent for committing child molestation which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a Class C felony. The juvenile court ordered placement of J.D.M. at the Wernle Youth and Family Treat...

In the Matter of: Gene D. Emmons
Date: February 14, 2017
Docket Number: 87S00-1604-DI-190
City of Lawrence Utilites Service Board v. Curry  
Date: February 8, 2017
Docket Number: 49S02-1609-CT-481

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Carlton Curry was appointed as superintendent of Lawrence Utilities, the City of Lawrence’s municipally owned water and sewer utility. Just over two years later, Dean Jessup was elected as mayor of the City in t...

In re Matter of D.J.  
Date: February 7, 2017
Docket Number: 02S03-1610-JC-548

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court found that the two minor children of Parents were “in need of services” under Ind. Code 31-34-1-1. Mother and Father filed separate notices of appeal challenging the child-in-need-of-services (CHINS) dete...

Ellis v. State  
Date: January 26, 2017
Docket Number: 71S05-1606-PC-360

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder as class A felonies and two counts of attempted robbery resulting in serious bodily injury also as class A felonies. Defendant was sentenced to 100 years’ impris...

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