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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions today from Indiana

In Crawford v. Countrywide Home Loans (ND Ind., Simon), a 22-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Yvette and L.V. Crawford were evicted from their home by sheriff’s deputies enforcing a state court foreclosure judgment. Their mortgagee, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., had obtained the judgment after the Crawfords defaulted on their mortgage. The Crawfords sought relief in federal court, naming Countrywide, their foreclosure suit counsel, their county sheriff, and their county board of commissioners in a slipshod complaint that spanned twenty-two counts. On various motions, the district court dismissed two defendants, declined to allow the addition of two others, dismissed two claims for want of subject matter jurisdiction under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, and ultimately entered summary judgment in favor of the remaining defendant. We affirm.
In Townsquare Media v. Brill (SD Ind., Young), a 19-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:
This appeal requires us to plumb the mysteries of removal and remand in the context of bankruptcy. * * *

So the remand was indeed unreviewable, and Regent’s appeal must therefore be— we conclude at long last— DISMISSED.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 21, 2011 12:06 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions