MARSHALL G. WELTON, Plaintiff-Appellant,
SHANI J. ANDERSON, et al., Defendants-Appellees
Argued September 11, 2014.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. No. 1:13-cv-00355-- Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, Judge.
For Marshall G. Welton, Plaintiff - Appellant: Hamid Reza Kashani, Attorney, Indianapolis, IN.
For SHANI J. ANDERSON, Officer, Defendant - Appellee: Beth A. Garrison, Attorney, Office of The Corporation Counsel, Indianapolis, IN.
For National Bank of Indianapolis Corporation, George E. Keely, Defendants - Appellees: R. Brock Jordan, Attorney, Rubin & Levin, P.C., Indianapolis, IN.
Before BAUER, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.
Bauer, Circuit Judge.
Marshall Welton (" Welton" ) sued police officer Shani Anderson, the National Bank of Indianapolis, and George Keely (collectively the " Appellees" ) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming that they engaged in a malicious prosecution against him in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and Indiana state law. Appellees moved to dismiss Welton's federal claims pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). The district court granted Appellees' motion and, after declining to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Welton's remaining state law claims, dismissed the suit. Welton challenges this
ruling on appeal, asserting his claims were improperly dismissed. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the district court's dismissal.
On review of this dismissal, we accept the facts of the plaintiff's complaint as true and draw all inferences in favor of the plaintiff. Serino v. Hensley, 735 F.3d 588, 590 (7th Cir. 2013); Bielanski v. County of Kane, 550 F.3d 632, 633 (7th Cir. 2008).
Welton is an Indiana businessman engaged in buying, selling, and renting residential real estate. To facilitate his real estate business, Welton maintained a line of credit with the National Bank of Indianapolis (" NBI" ), which was collateralized with Welton's real estate holdings. From ...