Garrett v. State (Ind. Ct. App. March 7, 2012) The Court of Appeals held it was reversible error to refuse to instruct the jury on the lesser-included offense of possession of methamphetamine in addition to the charge of dealing methamphetamine.
Thatcher v. City of Kokomo (Ind. March 6, 2012) In this case, the Indiana Supreme Court answered two certified questions from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana regarding the 1977 Fund, a disability and pension fund for police officers and firefighters
Hanna v. Indiana Farms Mutual Insurance Company (Ind. Ct. App. Feb. 29, 2012) This case involves an underinsured motorists (UIM) claim brought by the parents of a child killed in a two-car collision during a drag race.
Brown v. Hamilton (Ind. Ct. App. Feb. 28, 2012)The Court of Appeals held that a driver who signals to a second driver that it is safe to proceed owes a duty to a third motorist who is injured because of the second driver’s reasonable reliance on the signaling driver.
Abbott v. State. The Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, revised a criminal defendant’s sentence from 20 years to 12 years. The defendant, who represented himself on transfer, was convicted of possessing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school following a traffic stop.
The Court of Appeals addressed an important issue – a newspaper’s obligation to reveal the identity of one who has commented on an online news story where the commentator’s statements were arguably defamatory.
In re Indiana Newspapers v. Miller (Ind. Ct. App. Jan 18, 2012) Latest decision from the Court of Appeals regarding the Indianapolis Star’s attempt to appeal a discovery order issued by the Marion Superior Court.
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