7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Kelly S. Thomas v. Dushan Zatecky, superintendent, Pendleton Correctional Facility
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, Judge Sarah Evans Barker.
Civil. Denies Thomas’ request that he be allowed collateral relief to file appeals without regard to the fees required by Section 1913 and the resolutions of the Judicial Conference. Gives Thomas 21 days to file in the 7th Circuit a motion for permission to proceed in forma pauperis and a certificate of appealability. Failure to meet this schedule will result in dismissal for failure to prosecute.
Indiana Supreme Court
Brandy L. Walczak, Individually and on Behalf of Those Similarly Situated v. Labor Works – Fort Wayne LLC, d/b/a Labor Works
Civil plenary. Concludes that Walczak had a reasonable expectation of continuing to receive job assignments from Labor Works on the day she filed her claim, and holds that she was not separated from the payroll for the purpose of the Wage Claims Act and may proceed with her claims as she filed it under the Wage Payment Act.
Indiana Court of Appeals
N.O. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication as a delinquent child for committing what would be Class B misdemeanor battery if committed by an adult.
Michael A. Combs v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for three counts of Class B felony neglect of a dependent, Class A felony child molesting and Class D felony battery.
Troy Farris v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 180-day sentence imposed following probation violation.
Sedrick J. Grandberry v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class D felony criminal trespass.
Tyler Becker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for Class A misdemeanor operating while intoxicated.
Joshua D. Huff v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B felony burglary.
Benjamin Mentink v. Karen Downing (NFP)
Protective order. Affirms issuance of protective order against Mentink.
Victoria Anderson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief.
J.A.H. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms order committing J.A.H. to the Indiana Department of Correction.
Lavern Baltimore v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Reverses denial of petition for post-conviction relief and remands for further proceedings.
Bruce Anderson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury.
Pat Fleming and Bob Steffan d/b/a Dr. Bob's RV Service v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc. and Gemb Lending, Inc. (NFP)
Civil plenary. Reverses dismissal of complaint to foreclose upon mechanic’s liens and remands for additional proceedings.
The Indiana Tax Court issued no opinions prior to IL deadline.