Opinions April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision came in after IL deadline Tuesday:
Curtis T. Ellison v. Dushan Zatecky
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. Judge James T. Moody.
Civil. Reverses decision against Curtis Ellison and finds he did not receive due process in a case where heroin was found in his cell. Remands for another hearing.

Wednesday's opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
Eddie G. Love v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Remands Eddie Love’s petition for habeas corpus to Elkhart Circuit Court with instructions to dismiss because Love improperly field his petition without permission from the court.

Eric Farrell v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Eric Farrell’s 22-year aggregate sentence after he pleaded guilty to two counts of home improvement fraud as Class C felonies and four counts of home improvement fraud as Class D felonies.
John A. Bridges, Jr. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms John Bridges’ convictions of dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug, a Level 2 felony; dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug, a Level 4 felony; and two counts of dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug as Level 5 felonies.

Antonio Scott v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Antonio Scott’s aggregate 32-year sentence for Level 4 felony burglary and being a habitual offender.

C.L. and J.L. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms children are children in need of services.

In the Term. of the Parent-Child Relationship of: D.W. & L.B., (Minor Children), and C.W. (Mother) & A.W. (Father) v. The Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of mother and father’s parental rights.

Dustin Hinz v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Hinz’s convictions of four counts of Class A misdemeanor battery.

Corey Brown v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Reverses and remands Corey Brown’s sentence for Class B misdemeanor battery by bodily waste as the trial court imposed an illegal sentence.

Leroy Burke, Jr. v. Matthew Elkin (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment for Matthew Elkin for $1,600 in attorney fees.