Opinions Oct. 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Chance T. Kelham v. CSX Transportation, Inc.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. Magistrate Judge Andrew P. Rodovich.
Civil. Affirms jury finding in favor of CSX Transportation Inc. Finds that Chance Kelham’s back pain existed before his on-the-job fall.

Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Commitment of J.M., J.M. v. Northeastern Center, Inc.
Mental health. Affirms J.M.’s involuntary mental health commitment. Finds that on the merits of J.M.’s argument, there was sufficient evidence to support her temporary commitment.

Kenneth D. Alvies v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms the denial of Kenneth D. Alvies’ petition for post-conviction relief. Finds that Alvies’ trial and appellate counsel were not ineffective. Finds that Alvies’ freestanding claims of error are foreclosed from the Court of Appeals’ review on appeal.