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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Betty Ruth Nelson v. Peggy Holinga-Katona, Lake Co. Auditor (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 3-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:

Plaintiff‐Appellant, Betty Ruth Nelson (“Nelson”), a former employee of the Lake County Auditor’s office, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Defendants‐ Appellees, Peggy Holinga Katona, individually and in her official capacity as Lake County Auditor, and Lake County Indiana, individually and severally (“the Appellees”). Nelson alleged that she was unlawfully terminated from her job by the Appellees in retaliation for her political support of Barack Obama. After a full trial, the court entered judgment against Nelson in accordance with the jury’s verdict. On appeal, Nelson challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s verdict. Because Nelson failed to file any post‐verdict motions—a necessary first step for our analysis of the facts—we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 26, 2015 01:38 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions