Opinions Aug. 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Wednesday:
United States of America v. Daniel Haslam
Appeal from U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. Judge Jon E. DeGuilio.
Criminal. Affirms the denial of Haslam’s motion to withdraw his plea after he believed the government breached the agreement by giving hostage-taking information to the probation office and the court. The plea agreement did not limit the information the government could give to the court about the offense or his background.

Thursday’s opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., and Terry L. Brown, Jr. v. The Guardianship of Kristen Zak
Civil tort. Affirms jury verdict in favor of the guardianship of Kristen Zak on the guardianship’s negligence claim. Zak’s vehicle slid on snowy conditions on I-65 and crashed into a J.B. Hunt semi that had jackknifed an hour prior. Finds there were multiple questions of fact that needed to be answered by a jury and there is no basis on which to second-guess the jury. There are also no questions of law warranting reversal.

In the Matter of: A.H. (Minor Child), Child in Need of Services, and A.H. (Mother) v. The Ind. Dept. of Child Services
Juvenile. Reverses finding that daughter A.H. is a child in need of services. There is no evidence in the record to support a finding that mother would not provide care to her daughter without the coercive intervention of the court. Remands with instructions to vacate the CHINS adjudication.

Hamilton County Convention Center, LLC v. Lee R. Johnson (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms judgment finding Hamilton County Convention Center had illegally failed to pay its employee, Lee Johnson.

Tasha Subili v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A misdemeanors criminal trespass and criminal conversion.