Opinions Oct. 3, 2016

October 3, 2016

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. v. Michael R. Pence, in his official capacity as Governor of Indiana, et al.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Civil. Affirms preliminary injunction barring Gov. Mike Pence from ordering federal money to assist the resettlement of Syrian refugees be withheld because of potential terror threats. The district judge was correct in granting the injunction because Exodus is likely to prevail in a trial on the merits.

Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Term. of the Parent-Child Relationship of H.L. (Minor Child), C.L. (Mother) and L.F. (Father) v. The Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms trial court’s order terminating C.L. and L.F.’s parental rights to child H.L. Finds that there was sufficient evidence to support the termination of the parent-child relationship.

Cynthia Brown and Gregory Brown v. The Boeing Company (mem. dec.)
Civil tort. Affirms jury verdict in favor of The Boeing Co. after Cynthia and Gregory Brown sued Boeing for negligence after Cynthia Brown as injured in a car accident caused by a Boeing employee. Finds that the trial court did not erroneously exclude evidence regarding alleged bias of a Boeing expert witness and evidence that Cynthia Brown was no longer able to continue working with special needs children.

Jeffrey Ashley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Jeffrey Ashley’s convictions of criminal deviate conduct as a Class B felony, sexual misconduct with a minor as a Class B felony, criminal confinement as a Class D felony and sexual battery as a Class D felony. Finds that there was sufficient evidence to support Ashley’s convictions and that there was no double jeopardy violation.