The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Tax Court had issued no decisions at IL deadline.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Bloomington Magazine, Inc. v. Mark Kiang d/b/a Mikado Restaurant, Sunbeam Corp., and Truffles 56 Degrees Incorporated
Civil. Reverses trial court’s order denying a motion to set aside judgment in favor of Mikado Restaurant Sunbeam Corp. and Truffles 56 Degrees. Finds that the trial court abused its discretion in denying a motion for the judge’s recusal and request for a special judge in light of one of the attorney’s past involvement as the judge’s 2008 election campaign chair. Remands the case for proceedings consistent with this appellate decision.
Ayoade Adewopo v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of class A misdemeanor domestic battery on grounds that evidence was sufficient for the trial court to sustain the conviction.
Rashad A. Bentley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms the 80-year aggregate sentence for defendant convicted of felony battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness, finding that the trial court’s sentencing order was appropriate given the defendant’s highly dangerous nature.