Elliott v. State, No. 19A-CR-2498, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Jul. 17, 2020).

The clergyman privilege applies only to confidential communications made to a clergyman in the clergyman’s professional character as a spiritual adviser or counselor and confessions or admissions made to a clergyman in the course of discipline enjoined by the clergyman’s church.

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Berg v. Berg, No. 19A-DC-3038, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., July 15, 2020).

Trial court improperly granted a T.R. 60(B) motion alleging that an account was omitted from a balance sheet used at mediation because it relied on inadmissible evidence from mediation.

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Mullins v. State, No. 20S-CR-451, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., Jul. 6, 2020).

Defendant’s 24½-year sentence, based on multiple controlled buys of methamphetamine over a two-week period and the resulting traffic stop, which uncovered additional contraband, was inappropriate.

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Combs v. State, No. 19A-CR-1991, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Jul. 9, 2020).

An inventory search must serve a legitimate administrative purpose and not be a pretext for an investigatory warrantless search.

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Clark v. Mattar, No. 20S-CT-109, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., July 9, 2020).

When juror stated he did not want to serve as a juror, had a favorable impression of doctors, and stated repeatedly that he could not and would not be able to assess non-economic damages, he should have been struck for cause; a new trial is appropriate.

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