Supreme Court of Indiana Decisions 2015

Thornton v. State  
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1512-PL-709

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought several claims against multiple defendants arising out of his incarceration for a probation violation that occurred after his term of probation had expired. The trial court dismissed Plaintiff’s claims...

AM General LLC v. Armour  
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 71S03-1507-PL-407

Justia Opinion Summary: James Armour’s employment contract with AM General LLC entitled him to payment of a long-term incentive plan (LTIP). When Armour retired, he was to receive a lump sum LTIP payment, but instead he started receiving quarte...

Hewitt v. Westfield Washington Sch. Corp.  
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 29S04-1506-PL-377

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an elementary school principal, was terminated after the school board learned that he had been involved in a sexual relationship with a teacher. Plaintiff filed a complaint against school defendants, alleging...

Knighten v. E. Chicago Housing Auth.  
Date: December 8, 2015
Docket Number: 45S04-1512-CT-686

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis Security Systems, LLC hired Donnell Caldwell as a security guard for the West Calumet Complex. Before his employment, Caldwell had been romantically involved with Stacy Knighten, a resident of the Complex. While on...

Schmidt v. Indiana Insurance Co.  
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 22S01-1507-PL-412

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed an application for insurance on his property, despite his property being vacant and uninhabitable. Based on the application, the insurance company issued a “Dwelling Fire Policy” on the property. Two mont...

In the Matter of: David J. Steele
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 49S00-1509-DI-527
Gertiser v. Stokes  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 29S02-1511-DR-643

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife and Husband divorced in 2007. Husband later filed a motion to modify spousal maintenance, arguing that maintenance should be revoked entirely because of Wife’s remarriage. The trial court denied Husband’s petition a...

Hernandez v. State  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1511-CR-644

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for not having a properly displayed license plate. The driver was placed under arrest for driving with a suspended license, and the police requested that Defendant...

Comm’r of Ind. Bureau of Motor Vehicles v. Vawter  
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 49S00-1407-PL-494

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, as a certified class, challenged the constitutionality of the program utilized by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in the processing of applications for personalized license plates (PLPs), arguing t...

Lee v. State  
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1511-CR-638

Justia Opinion Summary: The State prosecuted three co-defendants on identical charges in the same trial. The Supreme Court reversed the convictions of two of those three co-defendants and remanded to the trial court with instructions to enter j...

Williams v. State  
Date: October 26, 2015
Docket Number: 48S05-1507-CR-424

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two felony counts of dealing in cocaine. The Court of Appeals affirmed, concluding that a detective’s opinion testimony on witnessing a drug transaction led only to an in...

Masters v. Masters  
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 02S04-1504-DR-156

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband and Wife signed an agreement to arbitrate the issues in their divorce under the Family Law Arbitration Act (FLAA). The family law arbitrator entered conclusions of law providing for legal and physical custody of...

In the Matter of: Anonymous
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 79S00-1508-DI-512
Aadil Ashfaque v. State of Indiana
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1505-CR-288
Tiplick v. State  
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 49S04-1505-CR-287

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with possessing, selling and dealing in the chemical compound designated XLR11 and dealing and conspiracy to commit dealing in look-alike substances. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss the charges,...

Gibson v. State  
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 22S00-1206-DP-359

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of murder. The trial judge sentenced Defendant to death for the murder. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court (1) did not abuse its discretion in denying...

Helsley v. State  
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 63S00-1406-LW-440

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of two counts of murder. The trial court sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment without parole. Defendant sought post-conviction relief and subsequently received a new sen...

Clifton v. McCammack  
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1504-CT-228

Justia Opinion Summary: Darryl Clifton was struck by a car driven by Ruby McCammack and suffered fatal injuries. At the time of the collision, Darryl’s father, Ray Clifton, was home watching television. After watching a news story about a fatal...

Blake Layman & Levi Sparks v. State of Indiana
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 20A04-1310-CR-518
Layman v. State  
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 20S04-1509-CR-548

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged eighteen-year-old Anthony Sharp, sixteen-year-old Blake Layman, and seventeen-year-old Levi Sparks with felony murder in the perpetration of a burglary. The jury found each defendant guilty as charged....

Sharp v. State  
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 20S04-1509-CR-549

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged eighteen-year-old Anthony Sharp, sixteen-year-old Blake Layman, and seventeen-year-old Levi Sparks with felony murder in the perpetration of a burglary. The jury found each defendant guilty as charged....

Boyer v. Smith  
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15S01-1509-CT-526

Justia Opinion Summary: Kentucky attorney Suzanne Cassidy represented Ernest Smith in Kentucky in a federal employment-discrimination lawsuit against his former employers, Dennis Boyer and Richard Smith, and other defendants. Attorney Cassidy s...

Anderson v. Gaudin  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 07S01-1505-PL-284

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the Brown County Board of Commissioners enacted an ordinance that established a county-wide fire protection district. In 2008, the newly elected Board enacted an ordinance purporting to dissolve the district. Th...

Gibson v. State  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 39S05-1509-CR-517

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count each of aggravated battery, criminal confinement by removal, and battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Due to double jeopardy concerns, the trial court enter...

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Claybridge Homeowners Ass’n  
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: 29S02-1504-MF-188

Justia Opinion Summary: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. filed a post-judgment motion to intervene in this foreclosure action to protect its interest as assignee of a mortgage on the real estate of Deborah Walton and Margaret Walton. JPMorgan filed it...

SCI Propane, LLC v. Frederick  
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: 55S04-1508-PL-501

Justia Opinion Summary: A gas leak occurred at the home of William and Betty Kindle, customers of SCI Propane LLC and related entities (collectively, SCI), resulting in an explosion and fire that killed one of the Kindles’ family members, Steph...

Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc. v. Fostcorp Heating & Cooling, Inc.  
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: 64S03-1504-PL-227

Justia Opinion Summary: General Contractor hired several subcontractors to assist in contracting an IMAX theater. After the theater was completed and three of the subcontractors (“Subcontractors”) had not been paid in full for their services, t...

Huntington Nat’l Bank v. Car-X Assocs. Corp.  
Date: August 21, 2015
Docket Number: 64S04-1504-MF-187

Justia Opinion Summary: Junior creditor Car-X Associates Corporation sued a mortgagee to foreclose on a lien. In addition to the mortgagee, Car-X’s complaint named senior creditor Huntington National Bank as a defendant to answer as to any inte...

K.E. v. Ind. Dep’t of Child Servs.  
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 82S04-1508-JT-491

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court found Child was a Child in Need of Services. Because Father was incarcerated, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) attempted to provide services only to Mother. Ultimately, DCS filed for termina...

Markey v. Estate of Markey  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 89S05-1412-ES-749

Justia Opinion Summary: Before he died, John Markey entered into a contract with his second wife, Frances, to make and not revoke a mutual will providing that, upon the death of whomever died later, the couple’s estate would be divided equally...

Sistrunk v. State  
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 49S05-1410-CR-654

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury-waived trial, Defendant was found guilty of robbery and criminal confinement. The trial court used the same evidence, namely, Defendant’s act of being armed with a deadly weapon, to enhance both of his convi...

In re Visitation of L-A.D.W.  
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 82S01-1507-DR-452

Justia Opinion Summary: The child at issue in this case (Child) had a close relationship with her maternal grandparents (Grandparents) from the day she was born. The child’s mother (Mother) passed away when Child was eight years old. In accorda...

Sampson v. State  
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 87S01-1410-CR-684

Justia Opinion Summary: After a second jury trial, Defendant was convicted of child molesting as a class C felony. On appeal, Defendant challenged, among other things, the admission of testimony by a child forensic interviewer who had conducted...

Wellpoint, Inc. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co.  
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 49S05-1404-PL-244

Justia Opinion Summary: Continental Casualty Company and Twin City Fire Insurance Co. (collectively, CNA) petitioned for rehearing with respect to the Supreme Court’s opinion in this matter, Wellpoint, Inc. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., claimin...

In the Matter of: Steven J. Ouellette
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 02S00-1502-DI-107
In the Matter of: Tenneil E. Selner
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: 71S00-1402-DI-96
Hall v. State  
Date: July 2, 2015
Docket Number: 49S05-1412-CR-728

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of class A felony child molesting. The court of appeals reversed Defendant’s conviction and remanded for a new trial, holding that the trial court abused its discretion in deny...

Celebration Worship Ctr., Inc. v. Tucker  
Date: June 29, 2015
Docket Number: 22S01-1506-PL-401

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a church, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment seeking to determine the boundary line between it and Defendants, homeowners, to determine ownership of its real estate, to allow it to build a fence along...

Miller v. Danz  
Date: June 29, 2015
Docket Number: 49S05-1506-PL-400

Justia Opinion Summary: When Jeffrey Miller lost a job opportunity with the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office, Miller filed a complaint and multiple amended complaints, alleging that several individuals and organizations committed torts against him....

Russell v. State  
Date: June 29, 2015
Docket Number: 84S01-1409-CR-583

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to multiple counts each of class C felony neglect of a dependent and class C felony criminal confinement. The plea agreement left sentencing to the discretion of the trial court but capped Defend...

Satterfield v. State  
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 63S00-1401-LW-306

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of murder and arson. The trial court sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole (LWOP). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the jury’s de...

Smith v. State  
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 71S04-1506-CR-364

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of burglary, a class C felony. The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction, finding that the conviction was obtained through the State’s knowing use of perjured testimony. The...

In the Matter of: Robert E. Stochel
Date: June 24, 2015
Docket Number: 45S00-1412-DI-738
In the Matter of: Bradley D. Hamilton
Date: June 24, 2015
Docket Number: 49S00-1412-DI-752
Lewis v. State  
Date: June 17, 2015
Docket Number: 45S00-1312-LW-512

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of murder, felony murder, criminal deviate conduct, and resisting law enforcement. The trial judge sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole an...

In re Adoption of I.B.  
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 82S05-1502-AD-63

Justia Opinion Summary: After I.B. and W.B. were removed from their parents, both their paternal and maternal grandmothers petitioned to adopt them. The trial court found that it was in the best interests of the children for the maternal grandm...

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Earl  
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: 35S05-1408-CT-562

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerry Earl sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident. Jerry had a policy with State Farm, which provided uninsured motorist coverage. Earl and his wife Kimberly (together, Plaintiffs) sued State Farm when State...

State v. Vanderkolk  
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: 79S04-1411-CR-718

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was living in the residence of an individual who was home home detention under Community Corrections supervision when community corrections officers went into the residence to conduct a warrantless search to en...

Kramer v. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Inc.  
Date: June 3, 2015
Docket Number: 71S03-1506-CT-350

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason and Justina Kramer hired Catholic Charities to facilitate the adoption of E. After M.S. gave birth to E., the Kramers took E. home with them. The Kramers subsequently learned that R.M. had registered as the putativ...

Griffith v. State  
Date: June 2, 2015
Docket Number: 48S02-1501-CR-10

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of a Class C felony battery. Defendant appealed, arguing that he was denied a meaningful opportunity to present a complete defense because the trial court prevented him from pr...

Stafford v. Szymanowski  
Date: June 2, 2015
Docket Number: 89S01-1502-CT-64

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought this medical malpractice action against her physician and the clinic that provided her prenatal medical care alleging negligence in her care and treatment during pregnancy, resulting in the fetal demise...

Bell v. State  
Date: May 20, 2015
Docket Number: 25S00-1310-LW-713

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of murder, felony murder, burglary, robbery, and criminal confinement. The trial court sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment for the murder conviction and to a term of y...

Isom v. State  
Date: May 20, 2015
Docket Number: 45S00-0803-DP-125

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of three counts of murder. Defendant was sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction and death sentence but remanded with instructions to issue a n...

In the Matter of: Thomas R. Philpot
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: 45S00-1304-DI-224
Hines v. State  
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: 52S05-1408-CR-563

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of criminal confinement and battery. Defendant appealed, arguing that his convictions violated the prohibition against double jeopardy under the Indiana Constitution and common...

Young v. State  
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Numbers: 49S02-1505-CR-275, 49S02-1505-CR-276

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were charged with murder as accomplices in a shooting. The State brought no other charges, battery or otherwise. During a bench trial, trial court found that Defendants intended a group beating of the victim b...

Marquise Lee v. State of Indiana
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1505-CR-276
Bd. of Comm’rs v. Teton Corp.  
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 72S04-1410-CT-642

Justia Opinion Summary: Jefferson County awarded the first phase of its courthouse remodeling plan to a contractor. Two subcontractors aided in the repairs. While the repairs were underway, a fire severely damaged the courthouse. Jefferson Coun...

YTC Dream Homes, Inc. v. DirectBuy, Inc.  
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 45S03-1505-PL-264

Justia Opinion Summary: YTC Dream Homes, Inc. and other franchisees (collectively, YTC) filed in Lake Superior Court a contract-related action against franchisor DirectBuy, Inc. and related parties (collectively, DirectBuy). YTC filed a motion...

M.K. v. Marion County Dep’t of Child Servs. & Child Advocates, Inc.  
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1505-JC-260

Justia Opinion Summary: Seventeen-year-old J.K. and her mother lived with J.D.’s maternal grandmother. In 2013, the Marion County Department of Child Services (DCS) initiated CHINS proceedings over J.K. Father, whose divorce with Mother was pen...

Pierce v. State  
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 78S05-1407-CR-460

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of molesting his three young granddaughters. Defendant appealed, arguing that he was entitled to separate trials on the allegations of each individual victim. The Court of Appe...

In the Matter of: Andrew D. Thomas
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 82S00-1305-DI-386
Bogner v. Bogner  
Date: April 28, 2015
Docket Number: 45S04-1501-DR-23

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, when the parties’ child was just over two years old, Father and Mother’s marriage was dissolved. In 2013, Father filed to modify his support obligation given an increased number of overnights Father was having w...

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. v. Brown  
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1504-CT-225

Justia Opinion Summary: DePuy Orthopaedics, an Indiana corporation with its principal place of business in Indiana, sold a prosthetic hip implant that Plaintiffs, nineteen individuals, had implanted during hip replacement surgeries in Virginia...

Stephenson v. State  
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15S00-1401-LW-40

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of murder and robbery. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the murder conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the evidence was sufficien...

WellPoint, Inc. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co.  
Date: April 22, 2015
Docket Number: 49S05-1404-PL-244

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a large managed health care organization, settled certain federal multi-district litigation without admitting liability. At all times relevant to this litigation, Appellant was was its own primary and excess i...

In the Matter of: R. Mark Keaton
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: 02S00-1302-DI-95
Cohen & Malad, LLP v. Daly  
Date: April 8, 2015
Docket Number: 29S02-1504-PL165

Justia Opinion Summary: A law firm (Plaintiff) filed a quantum merit claim for part of the contingent fees earned in cases that were first handled by the law firm’s attorneys, including Defendant, and later by Defendant and his law firm after h...

Myers v. State  
Date: April 8, 2015
Docket Number: 76S03-1407-CR-493

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Appellant was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. In 2004, while unprovoked, Appellant fired a shotgun several times at multiple vehicles, including a police cruiser. The jury returned verdicts of guilty but...

McCowan v. State  
Date: March 25, 2015
Docket Number: 64S03-1408-CR-516

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of murder. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the trial court erred in refusing his proposed final jury instruction regarding the presumption of innocence...

In the Matter of: Christopher A. Hollander
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: 49S00-1402-DI-118
Sargent v. State  
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1312-MI-790

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed a complaint against Defendant seeking forfeiture of her 1996 Buick Century automobile under the provisions of the Civil Forfeiture Statute, which provides in relevant part that a vehicle may be seized if...

Willis v. State  
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1410-CR-617

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of criminal trespass as a class A misdemeanor in violation of Ind. Code 35-43-2-2(a)(4) and was sentenced to 365 days in jail. Defendant appealed, challenging the sufficien...

Hoagland v. Franklin Township Cmty. Sch. Corp.  
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1410-PL-643

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, due to a large budget deficit, Franklin Township Community School Corporation voted to discontinue transportation services for the majority of students attending its public schools. Parents of students who atten...

Moore v. State  
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: 71S00-1405-LW-361

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of felony murder and murder. Defendant was sentenced to sixty-five years for the felony murder and life without parole for the murder. Defendant appealed, asserting that the...

In re Howell  
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: 94S00-1405-CQ-321

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and listed an insurance policy with Northwestern Mutual as an asset on his bankruptcy schedules. Debtor claimed the policy’s entire cash surrender value as exempt property...

In re Civil Commitment of T.K.  
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1503-MH-138

Justia Opinion Summary: After a civil commitment hearing, the trial judge declared that, by clear and convincing evidence, T.K. was both dangerous and gravely disabled. The court then ordered T.K. to be involuntarily committed. The court of app...

Ball State University v. Irons  
Date: March 18, 2015
Docket Number: 45S03-1503-DR-134

Justia Opinion Summary: When Mother and Father’s marriage was dissolved in 1994, the trial court awarded Mother primary care and custody of the parties’ daughter (Daughter) and ordered Father to pay child support. In 2011, after Daughter enroll...

Ind. Restorative Dentistry, P.C. v. Laven Ins. Agency, Inc.  
Date: March 12, 2015
Docket Number: 49S05-1407-PL-491

Justia Opinion Summary: Indiana Restorative Dentistry, P.C. (“IRD”) insured its dentist’s office under a policy issued by ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc. (“ProAssurance”) and procured through the Laven Insurance Agency, Inc. (“Laven”). Aft...

Griesemer v. State  
Date: March 5, 2015
Docket Number: 49S04-1408-CR-564

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was found guilty of patronizing a prostitute. Defendant appealed, arguing that he had raised the entrapment defense by showing police inducement and that the State failed to offer any evidence of Defendant’s pr...

State v. Cunningham  
Date: March 2, 2015
Docket Number: 19S05-1409-CR-599

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers asked Defendant to step out of his truck during a traffic stop and made their permission conditional on a pat-down. During the pat-down, the officers discovered marijuana on Defendant’s person. Defendant...

Weisheit v. State  
Date: February 18, 2015
Docket Number: 10S00-1307-DP-492

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of murder and felony arson resulting in serious bodily injury. The jury recommended the death penalty, and the trial court sentenced Defendant accordingly. The Su...

Brandon Brummett v. State of Indiana
Date: February 11, 2015
Docket Number: 49S02-1502-CR-69
In re Hon. Dianna L. Bennington  
Date: February 10, 2015
Docket Number: 18S00-1412-JD-733

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications brought a judicial disciplinary action against Respondent Dianna L. Bennington, Judge of the Muncie City Court. The parties subsequently jointly tendered a statement of C...

Study v. State  
Date: February 4, 2015
Docket Number: 06S04-1407-CR-461

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with four counts of robbery and six counts of criminal confinement, among other charges. The charges arose from four different bank robberies that occurred over the course of a year and a half. The...

Young v. Hood’s Gardens, Inc.  
Date: January 22, 2015
Docket Number: 29S02-1405-PL-314

Justia Opinion Summary: The operator of a wholesale greenhouse business hired a contractor to remove a large tree at its business. As a result of the work, the contractor received the wood from the removed tree, and the business paid the contra...

Cleary v. State  
Date: January 15, 2015
Docket Number: 45S03-1404-CR-295

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was intoxicated when he crashed his vehicle into a service vehicle, killing the service truck driver. After a trial, Defendant was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in a manner endange...

Rosales v. State  
Date: January 15, 2015
Docket Number: 48S02-1404-CR-297

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of attempted murder. At Defendant’s trial and during final instructions, the trial court properly instructed the jury on the crime of attempted murder. Although Defendant wa...

Jacobs v. State  
Date: January 8, 2015
Docket Number: 49S04-1403-CR-162

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of criminal deviate conduct and criminal confinement, among other offenses. Defendant appealed, arguing, inter alia, that the trial court erred in limiting his cross-examin...

Fishers Adolescent Catholic Enrichment Soc’y, Inc. v. Bridgewater  
Date: January 6, 2015
Docket Number: 93S02-1310-EX-704

Justia Opinion Summary: Mrs. Bridgewater, a Fishers Adolescent Catholic Enrichment Society, Inc. (FACES) member parent, filed a complaint with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, alleging that FACES refused a reasonable accommodation for her a...

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