Opinions Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Thursday:
Ashoke Deb v. Sirva Inc., et al.
Appeal from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Civil. Vacates district court dismissal of Deb’s lawsuit against defendants alleging improper disposal and loss of his personal property in connection with his move from India to Canada. The court did not hold the defendants to their burden of demonstrating that India was an available and adequate forum for this litigation. Remands for the district court to do so.

Friday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
Bryan Modglin v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony attempted murder, Class C felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury and Class A misdemeanor battery.

In the Matter of K.W., A.W., and D.W. (Minor Children), Children in Need of Services, and D.W. (Father) v. The Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms determination children are in need of services.

Mark Conley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for Level 6 felonies auto theft and operating a motor vehicle while privileges are suspended as a habitual traffic violator.

Donn Lee Rupert v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony child molesting, Class C felony child molesting, and Class D felony child solicitation.

Anthony Spearman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of felony murder and Class B felony robbery.

Robert C. Mackrill v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor domestic battery.

Kenneth E. Sorrell v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms aggregate five-year sentence following guilty plea to Level 5 felony dealing in methamphetamine, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, and Class D misdemeanor operation of a vehicle by an unlicensed driver.

Bradley Dyer v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Steven A. Garland v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Level 6 felony strangulation.

David A. Martin v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A felony dealing in cocaine, Class B felony possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, Class C felony possession of cocaine and a firearm and Class D felony possession of marijuana.

Amber Cochran v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms 18-year sentence for conviction of two counts of Level 3 felony neglect of a dependent.