Opinions Feb. 11, 2020

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7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Whirlpool Corporation v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge William T. Lawrence.
Civil. Affirms the award of summary judgment to Wells Fargo Bank against Whirlpool Corporation in the latter’s adversary action against Wells Fargo. Finds the bankruptcy judge correctly subordinated Whirlpool’s reclamation claim to the debtor-in-possession financing lien.

Indiana Court of Appeals
James Fletcher, Jr. v. Hillery Fletcher (mem. dec.)
Domestic relations with children. Affirms the Shelby Circuit Court’s judgment in the amount of $43,961.00 against James Fletcher, Jr. and in favor of Hillary Fletcher to effect an equal distribution of the parties’ marital assets. Also affirms its order that Husband pay $5,000 of Wife’s attorney fees. Finds the trial court did not err in interpreting the parties’ Agreement and did not prevent Husband from introducing evidence during the hearings.

Deondre D Langston v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Deondre Langston’s conviction of Level 3 felony robbery and Level 5 felony battery by bodily waste. Finds Langston’s probation requiring that he stay away from all Family Dollar locations in Marion County is not overly broad and that the Marion Superior Court therefore did not abuse its discretion in imposing that condition.

Willie L Vertison v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Willie Vertison’s conviction of Level 3 felony aggravated battery. Finds sufficient evidence supports the conviction in Allen Superior Court.

Tywan A James v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Tywan James’ conviction of two counts of murder and his 60-year sentence for each count, to be served consecutively. Finds the Marion Superior Court did not abuse its discretion in the admission of evidence at trial. Finds the erroneously admitted evidence was harmless error and that sufficient evidence supports the conviction.

A W v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms A.W.’s adjudication as a delinquent for conduct amounting to Level 5 felony robbery if committed by an adult. Find the Marion Superior Court acted within its discretion in ordering A.W.’s placement in the Department of Correction.

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