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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Stevens v. Housing Authority (ND Ind., Lozano), a 25-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:

Bridgett Stevens lived in federally-subsidized public housing in South Bend, Indiana. In 2008, she received three “Notice to Terminate Lease” letters from the Housing Authority of South Bend (“HASB”), each alleging that she had violated lease provisions that prohibited criminal activity on the property. After receiving the first notice, Stevens sued HASB and a number of individuals, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, the Fourteenth Amendment, and certain provisions of Indiana state law. After receiving the third notice, she vacated the property. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the federal claims and declined to exercise jurisdiction over the remaining state law claims, dismissing them without prejudice. Stevens appeals. * * *

In sum, the district court correctly granted judgment in favor of the defendants on all of Stevens’ claims. AFFIRMED.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 1, 2011 12:40 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions