7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Mark Siliven, et al. v. Indiana Department of Child Services, et al.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Judge William T. Lawrence.
Civil. Affirms District Court conclusion that Terry Suttle, director of the Wayne County DCS, and case manager Amber Luedike were entitled to summary judgment on the federal claims on qualified immunity grounds, finding the constitutional rights allegedly violated were not clearly established in January 2008. Probable cause existed to remove C.S. from his father’s custody so there was no Fourth Amendment violation. The use of state action to protect C.S. from his father was reasonable.
Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
North Willow Operating LLC, et al. v. Stephanie Clay
Civil tort. Dismisses appeal of North Willow Operating following the denial of their motion to dismiss, demand for arbitration and to compel arbitration. North Willow failed to timely bring the appeal.
Pioneer Title v. Chanda Gartin (NFP)
Small claims. Affirms judgment in favor of Gartin in a suit following Pioneer Title's disbursement of funds that were supposed to be held in an escrow account.
Natalie Long v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Remands with instructions to inquire into Long’s ability to pay and modify the restitution order as appropriate and to set the manner of payment.
Duncan Dillard v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses conviction of Class C felony possession of cocaine.
Darby L. Hape v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of petition for jail credit time.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.