Wisdom v. State, 20A-CR-931, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 22, 2020).

To authenticate under Evidence Rule 901, social-media evidence turns on whether there is sufficient evidence to support a finding it is what the claimant purports it to be. And while the source of the evidence may sometimes be needed, authentication depends on context.

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Bradbury v. State, 20A-PC-620, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 23, 2020).

Trial counsel were ineffective when they stipulated to fact of which there was a serious evidentiary dispute, and when they failed to seek a lesser-included instruction that would have been available absent the stipulation.

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Bunnell v. State, 20A-CR-981, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 18, 2020).

When probable cause for a search warrant is premised solely on law enforcement’s detection of the odor of raw marijuana, the assertion must be based on more than personal belief: the affiant–officer must provide some information about the detecting officers’ relevant “training” or “experience” that led to the ultimate conclusion.

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Campbell v. State, 19A-CR-2414, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 21, 2020).

To file a belated habitual offender charge, the State must affirmatively demonstrate good cause.

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Hogan v. Magnolia Health Systems 41, LLC, No. 20A-CT-1101, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Dec. 14, 2020).

In a respondeat superior action, employee’s dismissal as a defendant does not extinguish the potential liability of the employer arising from employee’s conduct.

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