Opinions June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinions were issued after IL deadline Friday.
United States of America v. John Bloch, III
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.
Criminal. Affirms sentence for convictions of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a domestic-violence misdemeanor. This is the third appeal of either Bloch’s conviction or sentence, and the case twice has been remanded for sentence modification. Bloch was resentenced in 2015 to 105 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and on appeal he challenges only the terms of supervised release. The District Court was not required to provide separate explanations for the term of imprisonment and for the term of supervised release, as Bloch argued.

Richard N. Bell v. Charles Lantz
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Civil. Rules attorney fees Richard Bell should have to pay to Charles Lantz after Bell’s copyright case was dismissed with prejudice were figured incorrectly and should be reduced. Bell filed evidence of a different rate than Lantz alleged, but that evidence was under seal and the judge ruled as though there was no evidence from Bell. Remands to recalculate amount of attorney fees Bell should pay.

Monday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
Town of Cedar Lake v. Review Board of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and Nicole Hoekstra (mem. dec.)
Agency action. Affirms the Department of Workforce Development Review Board’s ruling that Nicole Hoekstra was fired without just cause.

William Foddrill v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms William Foddrill’s 25-year sentence for Class A felony child molesting.

Joseph Esposito v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Joseph Esposito’s conviction of Class C felony robbery.