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Opinions May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:
Karla Steimel and Thomas Maertz, et al. v. John J. Wernert, Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration; and Michael Beckem and Lois Beckem v. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and John J. Wernert, Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
15-2377, 15-2389
Civil. Reverses summary judgment for the defendants on the plaintiffs' lawsuit claiming a move from a Medicaid waiver with no cap to a Medicaid waiver with a cap violated American With Disabilities Act’s integration mandate. Finds how the plaintiffs spent their Medicaid money constitutes an issue of material fact and remands further proceedings.   

Wednesday's opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
Korie M. Leslie v. Jeremy D. Farmer
87A01-1508-JP-1164
Juvenile. Affirms father can have child’s last name changed to his paternal name. He was up-to-date on child support, has spent time with the child and been active in the child’s life. The name will serve as a reminder that the child has two parents who care.

James "Jamar" Mason v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
71A03-1512-PC-2099
Post conviction. Affirms denial of James Mason’s motion for post-conviction relief.

Anthony Bozzo v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49A02-1509-CR-1486
Criminal. Affirms Anthony Bozzo’s conviction of trespass as a Class A misdemeanor.

Travis Scott Cunningham v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
09A02-1510-CR-1653
Criminal. Affirms court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Travis Cunningham’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea after he pleaded to one count of burglary as a Class C felony.

Brian Williamson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
49A02-1509-CR-1295
Criminal. Affirms Brian Williamson’s 120-year sentence for two counts of murder, robbery as a Class C felony and carrying a handgun without a license as a Class A misdemeanor.
 

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