Victim-advocate privilege may be limited by defendant’s constitutional rights, with a three-step test (particularity, relevance, no “paramount interest”) to be met by the defense before there will be an in camera review to determine what victim-advocate communications are to be disclosed.
In re Subpoena to Crisis Connection, Inc., No. 19A05-0910-CR-602, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., July 15, 2010)
Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Mussman, No. 64A03-0905-CV-204, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., July 14, 2010)
Title Company was Title Insurance Company’s agent for title insurance purposes, but not for closing and escrow purposes.
City of Greenwood v. Town of Bargersville, No. 41A05-0912-CV-684, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., July 15, 2010)
(1) City had standing to bring declaratory judgment action regarding the validity of Town’s annexation of territory within three miles of City; (2) landowners’ agreements that waived their “rights to object, remonstrate or appeal against [the] annexation,” did not constitute consent to the annexation.
When the two convictions were based on controlled buys using the same informant and quantity of drugs and were arranged to occur at the same place and took place only two weeks apart, consecutive sentences were inappropriate.
Judge’s overall conduct during trial demonstrated reversible bias.