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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 1 today (and 14 NFP)

For publication opinions today (1):

In Kelvin T. Brown v. Indianapolis Housing Agency , a 13-page opinion, Judge Crone writes:

Kelvin Brown was employed by the Indianapolis Housing Agency (“IHA”). After an investigation by an IHA officer, IHA concluded that Brown had been conducting personal business during work hours and terminated Brown's employment. Thereafter, Brown was charged with ghost employment, official misconduct, and deception, but the charges were ultimately dismissed voluntarily by the prosecutor. Brown then sued IHA for malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The trial court granted summary judgment for IHA.

We conclude that IHA had a qualified privilege to report Brown's suspected criminal conduct. The designated evidence does not show that the privilege was abused, and the privilege bars Brown's claim for both malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Much of the same evidence also negates elements of Brown's claims. Therefore, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

NFP civil opinions today (3):

Chanda Banner v. Charles Kincaid (NFP)

Evonne Carrillo v. Review Board of the Ind. Dept. of Workforce Development and Skozen & Skozen, LLP (NFP)

Larry Edward Ruble, Jr., Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Natasha Ruble, Deceased v. Lori Thompson, M.D. (NFP)

NFP criminal opinions today (11):

Keith Crawford v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Latine Davidson v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Roy L. Streicher v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Asa G. Wisler v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Alan Weir v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Jordan Guess v. State of Indiana (NFP)

John W. Breedlove v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Justin Holman v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Jeffrey Scott Brooks v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Timothy L. Gabbard v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Dwayne Gaines v. State of Indiana (NFP)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 24, 2012 12:47 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions