7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen Radentz, et al., v. Marion County, et al.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Judge William T. Lawrence.
Civil. Reverses ruling from District Court in favor of defendants in discrimination lawsuit. Plaintiffs were able to support claim that their termination from employment was race-based, and did not result in significant financial gain, as the defendants claimed. Also states that the court erred in dismissing comments made by then-Marion County Coroner Kenneth Ackles that he wanted to replace white workers with African-American workers. Remands for further proceedings consistent with opinion.
Indiana Supreme Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Adoption of O.M.; J.M. v. Q.D. (NFP)
Adoption. Affirms trial court’s order granting stepfather’s petition to adopt child without father’s consent.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.