Opinions Aug. 6, 2015

August 6, 2015

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Sandra McGuire
Appeal from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division
Judge James Moody
Criminal. Dismisses appeal over the denial of McGuire’s motion to withdraw a guilty plea to money laundering for depositing $2,200 in drug proceeds into her checking account. McGuire’s plea agreement included a waiver of appeal, and this applies to her motion to withdraw the plea after it was accepted but before she was sentenced.

Indiana Court of Appeals
David Smith v. M&M Pump & Supply, Inc.
Civil collection. Affirms summary judgment in favor of M & M. Finds under the terms of the contract, Smith is liable for payment which includes attorney fees, costs and interest. Rules trial court did not err by awarding summary judgment while the debtor’s bankruptcy proceedings were pending. Concludes that M & M did not impair the value of the collateral because no security interest was created or attached to the equipment sold to Smith’s employer Lily Group.   

Greater New Jerusalem Temple of Truth, Inc. v. Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd. (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Sentinel.

Nathan A. Slabach v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.