Opinions Aug. 16, 2021

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The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline on Friday.

United States of America v. Elijah Vines
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge James R. Sweeney.
Criminal. Affirms Elijah Vines’ 40-year sentence imprisonment for two counts of sex trafficking of a child, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, transportation of a minor, and his five-year sentence for interstate travel in aid of racketeering, both to run concurrently. Affirms his placement under supervised release for life and an order that he pay the minor victim $13,500 in restitution to the victim. Finds Vines’ arguments on appeal are unavailing and that he has raised no meritorious challenges.

Monday opinions 

Indiana Court of Appeals
CouponCabin, LLC v. Michael Christofield (mem. dec.)
Small claims. Affirms the Lake Superior Court’s judgment for Michael Christofield against CouponCabin, LLC in the amount of $76.86 plus court costs. Finds the trial court did not reach a conclusion opposite of what the evidence in the case pointed to.

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