Hyche v. State, No. 49A02-0911-CR-1154, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 23, 2010)

Defendant’s arranging to buy and pay for cocaine for himself was not “dealing.”

Read Case Clip or Read Full Opinion

In re Adoption of N.W., No. 71A04-1002-AD-127, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 16, 2010)

When Mother had some income but by agreement had no support obligation, and provided the child with housing, food, and other necessities, there was a failure to prove by clear and convincing evidence Mother’s consent was not required for adoption.

Read Case Clip or Read Full Opinion

Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Brown, No. 49A02-1001-CT-80, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 17, 2010)

Adult wrongful death statute allows parents to recover damages for loss of adult child’s services.

Read Case Clip or Read Full Opinion

Kalwitz v. Kalwitz, No. 46A03-0912-CV-574, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 20, 2010)

As all small claims defenses are deemed at issue without a responsive pleading, a litigant wanting an “automatic” small claims change of judge must request it within 30 days of the date the case is placed on the CCS as having been filed.

Read Case Clip or Read Full Opinion

In the Matter of the Commitment of A.L., No. 49A02-1001-MH-76, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Sept. 23, 2010)

Even though petition for emergency detention alleged only severe disability as a basis, trial court could properly rely in its decision on dangerousness as well.

Read Case Clip or Read Full Opinion