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Opinions July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014
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The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Monday:
Julia Hutt v. AbbVie Products LLC
13-1481
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division, Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen.
Civil. Affirms summary judgment in favor of AbbVie Products, formerly known as Solvay Pharmaceuticals, on Hutt’s age discrimination and retaliation claims and her state law claim asserting a violation of the Indiana Wage Payment Statute. The District Court correctly concluded that Hutt’s age discrimination claim fails under the direct method and she could not prove the company retaliated against her for filing a complaint with the EEOC. Finds Hutt failed to develop her bad-faith argument with regard to her claim alleging violation of the Wage Payment Statute.

Tuesday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals

Jasmine Davis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
49A05-1312-CR-610
Criminal. Affirms Class D felony theft conviction.

William Robert Tyler v. State of Indiana (NFP)
64A04-1402-CR-71
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery.

John R. Edwards v. Maryann Edwards (NFP)
64A03-1310-DR-423
Domestic relation. Affirms denial of John Edwards’ petition to emancipate and modification of custody and support.

Billie Jo Moore v. State of Indiana (NFP)
64A04-1309-CR-497
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for  Class B felony aggravated battery.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: T.R. (Minor Child), and, C.C. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
82A01-1311-JT-497
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.  

Jubilee Investment Corp. v. BJ Thompson Associates, Inc. and BJ Thompson (NFP)
71A03-1401-CC-10
Civil collection.  Affirms summary judgment in favor of BJ Thompson on the issue of whether he, as president and sole shareholder of BJ Thompson Associates Inc. executed a personal guaranty of a commercial lease.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana decisions by IL deadline.
 

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  2. He did not have an "unlicensed handgun" in his pocket. Firearms are not licensed in Indiana. He apparently possessed a handgun without a license to carry, but it's not the handgun that is licensed (or registered).

  3. Once again, Indiana's legislature proves how friendly it is to monopolies. This latest bill by Hershman demonstrates the lengths Indiana's representatives are willing to go to put big business's (especially utilities') interests above those of everyday working people. Maassal argues that if the technology (solar) is so good, it will be able to compete on its own. Too bad he doesn't feel the same way about the industries he represents. Instead, he wants to cut the small credit consumers get for using solar in order to "add a 'level of certainty'" to his industry. I haven't heard of or seen such a blatant money-grab by an industry since the days when our federal, state, and local governments were run by the railroad. Senator Hershman's constituents should remember this bill the next time he runs for office, and they should penalize him accordingly.

  4. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  5. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

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