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Lake County Council v. Honorable John R. Pera  
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-CB-442

Justia Opinion Summary: In this mandate-of-funds action in which the only remaining dispute was over what attorney's fees and expenses the Judges of Lake Superior Court should recover, the Supreme Court affirmed the Special Judge's ruling that...

In re Civil Commitment of T.W. v. St. Vincent Hospital & Health Care Center, Inc.  
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19S-MH-264

Justia Opinion Summary: In these two mental health cases, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeals of the temporary commitment orders of two individuals, holding that the Probate Commissioner lacked authority to enter the commitment orders. Al...

In the Matter of Marjonie Diane Gabriel
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-DI-6
Bennett v. State  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-CR-538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court revoking Defendant's community corrections placement for possessing obscene matter, holding that the evidence was insufficient to revoke Defendant's probation fo...

Fairbanks v. State  
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-CR-604

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for felony neglect of a dependent resulting in her death, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence at trial that Defendant had, on...

Batchelor v. State  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-CR-436

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of felony resisting, holding that the challenged instruction in this case potentially misled the jury as an incorrect statement of law but t...

City of Hammond v. Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19S-PL-148

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Fee Exemption, a provision in Ind. Code 36-1-20-5 that allows the cities of Bloomington and West Lafayette to charge local landlords any amount to register rental properties, is unconstitu...

Zanders v. State  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 15S01-1611-CR-571

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions, holding that accessing Defendant’s historical cell-site location information (CSLI) was a Fourth Amendment search under Carpenter v. United States, 585 U.S. __ (2018),...

Bobadilla v. State  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19S-PC-128

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the lower courts denying Appellant’s petition for post-conviction relief on the basis that his attorney provided deficient performance that prejudiced him, holding that counsel...

Marshall v. State  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-CR-464

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained after Defendant was stopped for speeding, holding that there was reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop...

State v. Neff  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-IF-478

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in favor of the Town of Yorktown’s Clerk-Treasurer, Beth Neff, holding that the State’s request to remove Neff did not fall within the exceptionally rare category of...

Horejs v. Milford  
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19S-CT-97

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s grant of partial summary judgment on David Shaner’s claim for damages related to loss of consortium after his wife Laura’s death due to complications with the administration o...

In re Honorable Geoff L. Robison  
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18S-JD-466

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court terminated the disciplinary proceedings relating to the circumstances giving rise to this judicial misconduct case, holding that continued litigation would be an inefficient use of judicial resources be...

Q.D.-A., Inc. v. Indiana Department of Workforce Development  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19S-EX-43

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Liability Administrative Law Judge (LALJ) concluding that Driver was Q.D.-A.’s employee under the Unemployment Compensation Act, holding that because Q.D.-A. proved the Act’...

Brittany Erin Hoak v. State of Indiana
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19S-CR-17
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