Opinions Nov. 7, 2011

November 7, 2011
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7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jessica J. Jelinek v. Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein.
Civil. Reverses judgment of an administrative law judge that Jelinek’s collective mental and physical impairments were severe but not disabling. Reverses and remands for further proceedings on mother’s request for supplemental security income for daughter.

Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.

Indiana Court of Appeals
Edward J. Dixey v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses theft conviction for Dixey and orders new trial, holding that Dixey should have been allowed to argue in closing arguments that the state failed to prove he committed theft, but may have proved a lesser claim.

Quintico Goolsby v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery.

David Burks-Bey v. Tippecanoe County Jail, et al. (NFP)
Miscellaneous. Affirms trial court’s dismissal of complaint for failure to prosecute, holding Burks-Bey put forth no reason for failing to pursue his case during two-plus years of inactivity.

Samuel L. Hobbs, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.

James Henry LaFramboise v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony voluntary manslaughter.

Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.


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