Opinions Aug. 17, 2016

August 17, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:
Great West Casualty Co. v. Pamela K. Robbins, as administratrix of the estate of Mike Douglas Robbins, deceased, and Wren Equipment LLC
Appeal from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge William T. Lawrence.
Civil. Affirms declaratory judgment that Great West Casualty does not have to indemnify Linda Phillips, the driver of a truck for Hoker Trucking, who struck Mike Robbins’ car, which led to his death, or Hoker for any liability in connection with the accident. The trailer on the truck at the time of the accident belonged to Lakeville Motor Express Inc., which had insurance through Great West. Hoker and Philips are excluded as insured parties under the policy through Great West.

Wednesday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals

Robert Weathers v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms Level 5 felony possession of a handgun without a license conviction. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the handgun at trial, which was found after a warrantless inventory search of Weathers’ vehicle after he was stopped and arrested for driving without a license.

Scott Haywood and Carin Haywood (AKA Carin Price) DBA Haywood's Auto Sales & Service v. Circle Distributing, Inc. (mem. dec.)
Civil collection. Affirms denial of Haywood Auto’s post-judgment motions challenging the denial of its motion for a continuance.

Edward Niksich v. Dr. Malak Hermina, et al. (mem. dec.)
Civil tort. Affirms denial of motion for relief from judgment.

Alvin C. Putman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Class A misdemeanor battery conviction.

In the Matter of: Child N.J. and J.J., Children in Need of Services, N.J. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms children in need of services adjudication.

Brian Raber v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation and order Raber serve the remainder of his suspended sentences in the Department of Correction.