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Opinions May 25, 2018

The following opinions were posted after IL deadline Thursday:
Indiana Supreme Court
In the Matter of Fronse W. Smith, Jr.

71S00-1711-DI-707
Disciplinary. Disbars Fronse W. Smith, Jr. Finds Smith engaged in attorney misconduct by committing the crime of intimidation after he threatened to kill his estranged wife with an ax.
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Opinions May 23, 2018

The following Indiana Supreme Court opinion was posted after IL deadline Tuesday:
In the Matter of Stephen W. Schuyler

18S-DI-184
Disciplinary. Disbars Stephen Schuyler. Finds Schuyler engaged in attorney misconduct by stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from six supervised estates, failing to comply with court orders and failing to cooperate with the disciplinary process.
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Opinions May 21, 2018

The following opinions were posted after IL deadline on Friday:
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Carleton Harris v. Allen County Board of Commissioners

17-2577
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne Division. Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann.
Civil. Affirms the grant of summary judgment in favor of the Allen County Board of Commissioners on Carleton Harris’ complaint for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Finds Harris failed to present adequate evidence to show the board was his employer for the purpose of the complaint.
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Opinions May 18, 2018

The following opinions were posted after IL deadline on Thursday:
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Frederick A. Laux v. Dushan Zatecky

16-3282
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Sarah Evans Barker.
Civil. Affirms the denial of Frederick A. Laux’s petition for writ of habeas corpus. Finds the state courts’ conclusion that Laux received effective assistance of counsel was not unreasonable.
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Opinions May 16, 2018

Indiana Court of Appeals
Cameron Hunter v. State of Indiana

43A03-1711-CR-2633
Criminal. Reverses Cameron Hunter’s contempt finding and sanction of 180 days in jail for violation of a condition of bail, finding the trial court abused its discretion by imposing a punitive contempt sanction when the appropriate remedy was to revoke his bail.
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