Payne v. State

Ind.Ct.App., 5/15/19, slip op. at https://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/05151901ewn.pdf Convictions for burning down two covered bridges in Parke County, and attempting to burn down a third, AFFIRMED) Despite the unanimous opinion of three experts that Payne was...

Matter of M.S.

Ind.Ct.App., 5/19/19, slip op. at https://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/05151901rp.pdf (CHINS adjudication REVERSED) By statute, a CHINS fact-finding hearing must be completed no later than 60 days after the petition is filed. However, upon the agreement of all...

In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of T.W. v. St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc., et al.; In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of A.M. v. Community Health Network, Inc.

Ind., 4/30/19, slip op. at https://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/04301901pc.pdf Per Curiam. The Commissioner lacked authority to enter orders of civil commitment. Generic “Approval Orders” signed by the presiding judge in these cases provided inadequate assurance...