Statute conferring discretion on court to convert a D felony to an A misdemeanor does not include convictions for offenses committed prior to July 1, 1977, when D felony classification became effective.
The drafter of a will owes a fiduciary duty to intended beneficiaries even though he may not have known their names when he drafted the will.
-Termination of a cause of action against an alleged agent-tortfeasor because of death does not require termination of a cause of action against the agent’s principal.
-Punitive damages should not be imposed against a corporation strictly on the basis of respondeat superior for an employee’s misconduct; there must be evidence of positive or collusive action by the employer.
Adopts an objective standard for determining when a statement made by an attorney about a judicial officer violates Indiana Professional Conduct Rule 8.2(a), “A lawyer shall not make a statement that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge . . . .”
T.R. 76(C)(5) does not apply to change of judge requests in small claims cases; the change of judge request made pursuant to T.R. 76(C)(1) should have been granted.