Defendant had no opportunity to object to the court’s declaration of a mistrial and accordingly cannot be said to have consented to it by failure to timely object, but the repeated improper comments by defense counsel in trial warranted the trial court’s declaration of a mistrial without defense consent, under the manifest necessity standard.
In a medical malpractice suit, patient abandonment is part of the underlying medical malpractice and should be evaluated in light of the medical malpractice suit’s standard of care.
Citimortgage, Inc. v. Barabas, No. 48A04-1004-CC-232, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., Oct. 20, 2011).
The correct interpretation of Ind. Code § 32-29-8-3 is that the one-year redemption period begins after the sale of the property.
Father’s intentional criminal actions of killing his daughter and himself trigger the intervening, superseding cause doctrine, and broke the causal chain between the defendant’s alleged negligence and the daughter’s death; none of the actions or inaction of any of the defendants could be considered a proximate cause of the daughter’s death as a matter of law.
Adopts the factors set out in State of West Virginia ex rel. Jaenette H., 529 S.E.2d at 877 (W.Va. 2000) for trial courts to determine whether an incarcerated parent is permitted to attend a hearing on the termination of his or her parental rights.