Swallow v. State, No. 89A01-1401-CR-24, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014).

Special prosecutor was not required when defense counsel joined the prosecutor’s office as a deputy, since adequate steps were taken to insure that the former defense counsel had no communications of any sort with other members of the prosecutor’s office about defendant’s case.

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Campbell v. State, No. 13S05-1410-PC-682, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., Oct. 30, 2014).

Indiana Pattern Jury Instructions – Criminal No. 9.05’s second sentence in its “intentionally” definition (“[i]f a person is charged with intentionally causing a result by his conduct, it must have been his conscious objective not only to engage in the conduct but also to cause the result”) “represents a correct statement of the law.”

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LBM Realty, LLC, v. Mannia, No. 71A03-1402-PL-66, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014).

“Indiana should hereby adopt the largely case-by-case approach, finding that a tenant’s liability to the landlord’s insurer for damage-causing negligence depends on the reasonable expectations of the parties to the lease as ascertained from the lease as a whole and any other admissible evidence.”

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In re I.B., No. 82A05-1402-AD-65, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014).

A prospective adoptive parent’s prior conviction was not dispositive (Ind. Code § 31-19-11-1) and the children were entitled to an individualized determination of their best interests.

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Lyons v. Richmond Cmty. School Corp., No. 89S04-1312-PL-788, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., Oct. 28, 2014).

Because whether a plaintiff has complied with the requirements of the ITCA is one of law, but the answer may depend upon the resolution of disputed facts, the issue should be handled by a carefully drafted jury instruction.

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