State Farm Fire & Cas., Co. v. Radcliff, No. 29A04-1111-CT-571, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Apr. 11, 2013).

Affirms the jury’s $14.5 million verdict on the defendant’s defamation counterclaim.

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Meredith v. Pence, No. 49S00-1203-PL-172,___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind., March 26, 2013).

“[T]he Indiana school voucher program, the Choice Scholarship Program, is within the legislature’s power under Article 8, Section 1, and that the enacted program does not violate either Section 4 or Section 6 of Article 1 of the Indiana Constitution.

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Florida v. Jardines, No. 11–564, __ U.S. __ (Mar. 26, 2013).

Police using a drug dog at a home’s front door was a Fourth Amendment search.

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Lagrone v State, No. 49A05-1203-CR-135, __ U.S. __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 26, 2013).

Police placement of a GPS device in a package opened by UPS did not violate the Fourth Amendment, but police use of a “parcel wire” to monitor the opening of the package once defendant had taken it into his home was an illegal search under the Fourth Amendment; police could not enter the home without a warrant under the “exigent circumstances” exception because the exigent circumstances – the wire’s alert that the package was opening – were the result of their Fourth Amendment violation.

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State v. I.T., No. 20A03-1202-JV-76, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 20, 2013).

“[T]he State is without authority to appeal a juvenile court’s order withdrawing its approval of the filing of a delinquency petition.”

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