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Opinions Feb. 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted Friday after IL deadline:
Indianapolis Airport Authority v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America
16-2675
Appeal from the United State District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.
Civil. Affirms the district court’s narrow construction of the builders’ risk provision in the Indianapolis Airport Authority’s insurance policy with Property Casualty Co. of America and its finding that the Airport Authority has no compensable soft cost claims because of a deductible. Reverses the district court’s finding that the Airport Authority’s expenses to reduce amount of loss provision was not triggered. Vacates the district court’s evidentiary rulings. Finds that if the Airport Authority can demonstrate with competent evidence that it incurred expenses to reduce soft costs for which Travelers otherwise would have been liable, it may recover those expenses under the ERAL provision, subject to policy limits. Remands for the court to reconsider its evidentiary decisions in light of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ analysis concerning the scope of insurance coverage and the topics for trial.

Monday’s decisions
Indiana Court of Appeals
Termination: CB v. Indiana Department of Child Services, et al. (mem. dec.)
49A05-1609-JT-2036
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the juvenile court’s termination of C.B.’s parental rights to her child, R.B. Finds that the Department of Child Services established by clear and convincing evidence the elements necessary to support the termination.
 

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