Opinions Nov. 27, 2017

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The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Wednesday:

David Mark Frentz v. Richard Brown
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Civil. Affirms the district court’s denial of David Frentz’s petition for writ of habeas corpus. Finds the Indiana Court of Appeals did not unreasonably apply federal law in denying Frentz’s postconviction petition.

Monday opinions

Indiana Court of Appeals

William Wilson v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms William Wilson’s conviction of Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license. Finds the evidence demonstrates Wilson possessed a handgun without being properly licensed.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of R.M. (Minor Child); J.G. v. Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of J.G.’s parental rights over her minor child, R.M. Finds the Tippecanoe Superior Court did not err when it concluded the conditions that resulted in R.M.’s removal will not be remedied. Also finds the totality of the evidence supports the trial court’s conclusion that termination of J.G.’s parental rights is in R.M.’s best interest.

Tiera Butler v. Friendly Foot Care, P.C. (mem. dec.)
Small claims. Affirms the denial of Tiera Butler’s motion to set aside a small claims default judgment obtained by Friendly Foot Care, P.C. Declines Friendly Foot’s request for attorney’s fees. Finds Butler has not shown the Lake Superior Court abused its discretion in denying the motion to set aside.

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