Murphy v. State, No. 18S02-1103-CR-142, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind., Mar. 10, 2011)

Adopts Court of Appeals decision that the trial court is the authority to determine whether a defendant is entitled to educational credit time earned in the jail while awaiting trial and sentencing.

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Hall v. State, No. 25A05-1008-CR-534, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 15, 2011)

Where defendant was confined prior to trial on several counties’ unrelated charges and court used discretion to make sentence consecutive to those imposed in the other counties, defendant was entitled to pretrial credit time only against the aggregate of the consecutive sentences.

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Walker v. Pullen, No. 64S05-1101-CT-0006, ___ N.E.2d ____ (Ind., March 15, 2011)

A court cannot grant a new trial unless the judge enters special findings as required by T.R. 59(J).

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Grange Mut. Cas. Co. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co, No. 29A02-1008-PL-965, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., March 15, 2011)

In a coverage dispute regarding occurrence polices, the time of the damage, and not the time of the alleged negligent conduct that caused the damage, is the triggering event for coverage. Further, coverage under both policies were triggered under the circumstances of this case and damages are to be apportioned pursuant to the language of the insurance policies.

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Gray v. State, No. 82A01-1005-CR-223, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 8, 2011)

Evidence of constructive possession of marijuana, found in defendant’s house under her coffee table next to two juveniles on the couch, was insufficient to convict.

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