7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Cincinnati Life Insurance Company v. Marjorie Beyrer
Civil plenary. Affirms District Court rulings against Marjorie Beyrer, widow of Kevin Beyrer, in a life insurance dispute. The court found no merit on the issues she appealed after she failed to be awarded proceeds from her husband’s life insurance policy that was assigned to a third party. Dismissal of some claims for failing to comply with federal pleading standards and summary judgment in favor of Cincinnati Life on other claims was not an abuse of discretion, the court ruled.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Jason J. Klinker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s sentence of three years for Class D felony escape.
In Re: Paternity of B.B.; M.B. v. Y.M.M. (NFP)
Juvenile Paternity. Affirms juvenile court’s finding that M.B., the father, was in contempt for failing to pay certain childcare expenses and that, Y.M.M., the mother, was not in contempt of any court order regarding visitation.
Tharl Pinkston v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s revocation of Pinkston’s probation.
Jeffrey Bowles v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms Bowles’ conviction for Class D felony domestic battery.
Edwin Valladares v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms Valladares’ convictions following a bench trial for five counts of Class A felony child molesting, two counts of Class C felony child molesting, and one count of Class B misdemeanor voyeurism.
Daniel Paul Foster v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms trial court’s sentencing of Foster to an aggregated 26 years executed in the Department of Correction: 20 years for Class B felony aggravated battery, three years each for the two counts of Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury to a penal facility employee (to be served consecutively to each other and to the 20 year sentence for Class B felony aggravated battery), and one year for Class A misdemeanor criminal mischief (to be served concurrently to the other sentences).
In Re The Guardianship of Carlton H. Word; Timothy W. Word and Tracy L. Wise v. Rance Buehrer, Guardian of Carlton H. Word (NFP)
Guardianship. Affirms trial court’s judgment that under the terms of the June 4, 1998, second amendment to Carlton’s trust, the Zimmerman Farm must be distributed as part of the trust residuary, rather than as a specific bequest under the trust or pursuant to an undelivered, unrecorded deed.
Christopher Long v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms post-conviction court’s denial of Long’s petition for post-conviction relief.
Terrence Boyd v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms Boyd’s conviction, after a bench trial, for battery as a Class B misdemeanor.
Benjamen Benjamen v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms Benjamen’s conviction for resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court issued no opinions prior to IL deadline.