7th Circuit Court of Appeals had posted no opinions at IL deadline.
Indiana Supreme Court
Chrysler Group, LLC v. Review Board of the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development and T.A., et al.
Agency appeal. Affirms award of benefits to Chrysler employees offered a buyout. By Chrysler’s own words — to Congress and its own employees — Enhanced Voluntary Termination of Employment Program was part of a company-wide effort intended to avert twenty-nine manufacturing plant closures, twenty-two parts depot closures, and 53,000 layoffs. The board’s conclusion on this issue of ultimate fact was reasonable.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Tommy D. Alfrey v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms convictions in three separate cause numbers of Class D felony residential entry, theft, escape and residential entry, Class A misdemeanor trespass, and revocation of probation. Intoxication is not a defense and Alfrey’s situation does not fall under the two narrow exceptions outlined in I.C. 35-41-3-5.
Fernando Contreras v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty pleas to Class B felony burglary and Class C felony escape.
Beth E. Myers v. Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment for the school corporation on Myers’ complaint asserting she was wrongfully discharged in retaliation for her workers' compensation claim.
Term. of Parent-Child Rel. of K.T.; K.A. (Father) v. Indiana Dept. of Child Services, and Lake County CASA (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Raymond Benjamin Gray v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for convictions of Class C felony criminal recklessness and Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license.
Marie Robinson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony burglary and Class D felony theft.
Stacey L. Certain v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses sentence for Class C felony operating a motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life and remands with instructions to resentence Certain to the advisory sentence of four years.
Bart A. Dewald v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentences for conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, criminal confinement, intimidation, pointing a firearm, and criminal recklessness, and remands with instructions to vacate one conviction of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and resentence Dewald in accordance with the opinion. Judge Baker concurs in part and dissents in part.
I.M. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Grants rehearing and affirms original decision reversing the juvenile court’s order of restitution. Remanded for a new restitution hearing.
Dominique Guyton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.