Opinions Jan. 3, 2018

January 3, 2018

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:
E.F. Transit, Inc. v. David Cook, et al.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Richard L. Young.
Civil. Reverses the dismissal of E.F. Transit’s declaratory and injunctive action that argued enforcement of Indiana’s prohibited-interest statutes is preempted by federal law. Finds the Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling in Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission v. Spirted Sales, LLC, removes any ripeness barrier to the federal lawsuit. Remands for further proceedings.

Wednesday opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Termination of Parents Rights of: B.L.P. (Minor Child) and Br.L.P. (Father) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services

Juvenile termination of parental rights. Reverses the termination of Br.L.P.’s parent-child relationship with B.L.P. Reaffirms a prior holding that the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children does not apply to out-of-state parents. Also finds the evidence is insufficient to support termination. Remands. Judge Elaine Brown concurs in result without separate opinion.