Opinions July 1, 2019

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The following opinions were posted after IL deadline Friday.  
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
John Doe v. Purdue University et al., 17-3565

Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Court of Indiana, Hammond Division
Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry.
Civil tort. Reverses dismissal of John Doe’s lawsuit against Purdue University. Doe sued Purdue after he was suspended for one year and was forced to resign from the Navy ROTC program following the university’s investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a female student. The 7th Circuit found Doe pleaded facts sufficient to state a claim under both the 14th Amendment and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Remands for proceedings.   

Indiana Tax Court
Goshen Public Library of Elkhart County, Indiana v. Department of Local Government Finance of the State of Indiana

Tax. Reverses the Department of Local Government Finance’s certification of the Goshen Public Library budget for the 2018 tax year. Finds the DLGF abused its discretion by inflicting a disproportionate financial consequence on the library when it determined that the library had exceeded the assessed value growth quotient by $60. Remands to the DLGF for action consistent with the tax court’s opinion.

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