The follow 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Thursday:
Estate of Edmund M. Carman, deceased, v. Daniel B. Tinkes, et al.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division, Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry.
Civil. Affirms summary judgment in favor of defendants. Finds even if Tinkes violated Indiana traffic laws which prohibit passing on the right and making unsafe lane changes by pulling into a left turn lane, he did not cause Carman to crash into the rear of his truck. Rules the estate did not prove its second claim that the bumper on Tinkes’ truck caused Carman’s death.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Victor Keeylen v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms on interlocutory appeal the denial of a motion to suppress evidence collected in a home search. Even though the warrantless installation of GPS tracking devices on Keeylen’s vehicles in a narcotics dealing investigation was improper, Keeylen failed to prove police engaged in deliberate falsehood or acted with reckless disregard for the truth by omitting information about the GPS devices on a probable cause affidavit authorizing a home search that led to drug charges.
Geico Insurance Company, as subrogee of Ralph Heitkamp v. Dianna Graham
Civil tort. Affirms order setting aside summary judgment in favor of Geico on grounds that its claim in Marion Superior Court is barred by the doctrine of res judicata because it is derivative of a judgment in St. Joseph County in favor of Graham.
Jason Keith Scott v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence and conviction of Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Samuel Curts v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.
Kimberly Kraemer v. Haulers Insurance Co., Inc., as subrogee of Linda Shanabarger (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms denial of motion to correct error and request to set aside summary judgment in favor of Haulers Insurance.
R.C. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms delinquent adjudication for committing what would constitute Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement if committed by an adult.
In re; the Paternity of BKS, CSS v. RSK (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms trial court order awarding father R.S.K. custody of daughter B.K.S.
Patrick Palmer Jr. v. Chastity Carse (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms denial of Palmer’s petition to modify custody.