McWhorter v. State, No. 33A05-1010-PC-685, __ N.E.2d __ (Ind. Ct. App., Mar. 23, 2011)

When defendant admitted he broke into a home without permission, his statement that he was confused about where he was at the time did not amount to an avowal of innocence preventing a guilty plea.

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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.

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Giddings v. State, No. 40A01-0909-PC-455, __ N.E.2D __ (Ind. Ct. App., June 25, 2010)

U.S. Supreme Court’s verdict unanimity requirement for individual components of a continuing criminal enterprise under federal criminal law is not applicable to Indiana child molesting cases.

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Ramirez v. State, No. 65A01-0911-CR-543, __ N.E.2d__ (Ind. Ct. App., May 28, 2010)

U.S. Supreme Court’s Melendez-Diaz holding does not require a change from prior Court of Appeals opinions that Dept. of Toxicology breathalyzer test certificate is not “testimonial” and hence is admissible without testimony from the tester.

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Buchanan v. Vowell, No. 49A02-0909-CV-873, ___ N.E.2d ___ (Ind. Ct. App., May 12, 2010)

Where drunk driver injured plaintiff-pedestrian while driver was speaking on her cell phone with defendant (who was following driver in another car), trial court erred in dismissing plaintiff’s complaint alleging that defendant gratuitously undertook a duty to protect plaintiff from the driver and that defendant was acting in concert with the driver.

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