7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Emilio Martino v. Western & Southern Financial Group
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division, Judge Theresa L. Springmann.
Civil. Affirms summary judgment for Western & Southern Financial Group on Martino’s lawsuit for religious discrimination and defamation. Martino’s evidence neither calls into doubt W&S’s explanation for his discharge – that he did not provide documents verifying his eligibility for employment in the U.S. – nor establishes a prima facie case of defamation.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Martin Meehan v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses Class C felony burglary conviction and resulting habitual offender enhancement because there is no evidence that would support an inference that Meehan’s DNA was found on a glove because he handled it during the burglary, as opposed to some other time.
James Edwin Goris v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C misdemeanor operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalence between 0.08 and 0.15, and Class C infraction failure to obey a stop sign at a through highway.
Walter Fisk v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A misdemeanor battery and Class B misdemeanor unauthorized entry of a motorized vehicle.
Antonio A. Burgos, Sr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony possession of marijuana.
Charles E. Justise, Sr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Jessica and Gerson Urbina v. Tina Klinkose-Kyler, Laronda Southworth and A Bond of Life Adoptions, LLC (NFP)
Civil tort. Reverses dismissal of the Urbinas’ lawsuit against ABLA for damages in a failed adoption process. Remands for reinstatement of the complaint.
Richard J. Bond v. Knox County Drainage Board and Dick Vermillion, As Knox County Surveyor (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms dismissal of Bond’s petition for judicial review for failure to state a claim.
Brenda Varo v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Grants rehearing to address an issue raised in Varo’s appeal on a jury instruction on criminal gang activity, but that the error, if any, was waived. Reaffirms original decision.
E. Paul Haste v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Grants state’s petition for rehearing, vacates the portion of opinion denying a hearing on restitution and remands for a new hearing on restitution.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline.