Isom v. State, No. 45S00-0803-DP-125, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., May 20, 2015).

Murdered person’s family members were not themselves victims of the murders, and accordingly evidence the family members had forgiven the defendant was not mitigation evidence and was properly excluded in the death penalty phase of the trial.

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Byers v. Moredock, No. 34A04-1412-CT-560, __N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 18, 2015).

Property owners have no duty for damage done by tenant’s dog.

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City of Fort Wayne v. Parrish, No. 02A05-1408-CT-359, __N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 19, 2015).

A violation of the Seatbelt Act may not be used to prove contributory negligence.

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T.S. v. State, No. 49A02-1410-JV-739, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 11, 2015).

Judicial estoppel does not apply against the state in juvenile delinquency proceedings.

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Pierce v. State, No. 78S05-1407-CR-460, __ N.E.3d__ (Ind., May 12, 2015).

Because defendant grandfather’s molestations of his granddaughters were sufficiently “connected together” under the joinder statute, he had no right to have the molestation charges severed for trial on the basis they were joined only because they were “of the same or similar character.”

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