Opinions June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Walbert Keith Farmer
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, New Albany Division, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Criminal. Vacates conditions of supervised release that required Farmer to submit to certain searches at the request of his probation officer, even without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, and a ban on self-employment. These special conditions do not bear a reasonably direct relationship to Farmer’s underlying crimes of attempted extortion. Remands for further proceedings.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Donald Bunger and Flora Bunger v. Jason A. Brooks, M.D.
Civil tort. Reverses summary judgment in favor of Brooks on the Bungers’ complaint alleging medical malpractice that resulted in the rapid loss of vision in Donald Bunger’s left eye. The trial court abused its discretion when it struck the affidavit of the Bungers’ expert witness.

Godfrey Ikechukwu Egwu, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Brandon Daniels v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class D felony failure to return to a lawful detention.

The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court posted no opinions by IL deadline.


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