7th Circuit Court of Appeals
ATA Airlines Inc. v. Federal Express Corp.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Chief Judge Richard L. Young
Civil. Reverses $66 million jury award in favor of ATA against FedEx for breach of contract. ATA’s breach of contract claim should never have been permitted to go to trial because the letter agreement between the two parties was not an enforceable contract. In addition, ATA’s expert’s testimony on regression analysis never should have been allowed to be put before a jury.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Clayton C. Franchville v. Dyanne R. Franchville (NFP)
Domestic relations. Affirms division of assets in dissolution decree.
Ronnie Major v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.
David D. Sanders v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony theft and adjudication as a habitual offender.
Khristopher D. Harvey v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of felony murder.
H & J Legacy Family Limited Partnership v. R.L.S. Developments, LLC, et al. (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court conclusion that H & J had properly pleaded a fraudulent transfer claim only as to the mortgage on the 620 Westgate property and that the mortgage was not a fraudulent transfer. Affirms findings regarding RLS’s ownership of real estate assets.
Mark A. Conley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony escape.
Anthony Morris v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C misdemeanor operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent of at least 0.08 grams of alcohol.
David Leroy Hale v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Christopher W. Hovis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felony assisting a criminal.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.