7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Martin Avila
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Judge David F. Hamilton.
Criminal. Affirms 365-month sentence for drug offenses following re-sentencing on remand. The District Court corrected the drug quantity attributable to Avila. The District Court did not violate the cross-appeal rule and acted within the scope of the remand.
United States of America v. William Travis Brown
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Chief Judge David F. Hamilton.
Criminal. Affirms 240-month sentence for one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography. Application of the “thing of value” enhancement was not double counting. The District Court properly based Brown’s sentence on the Section 3553(a) sentencing guidelines.
Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Jill M. Baird v. Lake Santee Regional Waste and Water District (NFP)
Civil collections. Affirms denial of Baird’s motion for relief from judgment granting a foreclosure decree against her property in favor of Lake Santee Regional Waste and Water District for her failure to pay sewer connection penalties.
Desmond D. Clayton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony robbery and Class A misdemeanor battery.
Ricky Renee Patterson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Thomas William Donaldson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony resisting law enforcement.
Carl Sonnenberg, et al. v. A.N. Real Estate Services, Inc., et al. (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms determination that the Sonnenbergs are only entitled to $650 in damages in a lawsuit against A.N. Real Estate Services and employee Natalie Higgens pursuant to the Home Loan Practices Act for an erroneous appraisal of their home.
Seth R. Adkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
The Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer to 16 cases for the week ending March 4.