MarilynOdendahl

Marilyn Odendahl covers the Indiana General Assembly as well as law schools and bar associations across the state for the Indiana Lawyer. Prior to joining the Indiana Lawyer, she was a reporter for nearly eight years at The Elkhart Truth, in Elkhart, Ind., where she primarily covered business. She holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Louisville.

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COA: Vectren projects fail to meet TDSIC requirements

April 27, 2017
The Indiana Court of Appeals has pulled the plug on a power company’s plan to hike rates without allowing the public to view and comment on the proposal.
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7th Circuit Chief Judge Wood advocates civic involvement

April 25, 2017
Speaking at Wabash College Monday afternoon, Chief Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals outlined the history of civic engagement in the United States and encouraged the students to become involved.
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ILS marks 50 years, commits to another 50

April 24, 2017
Saturday night’s gala marking the 50th anniversary of Indiana Legal Services had the feel of a family reunion.
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Wabash College to honor 7th Circuit chief judge

April 24, 2017
Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will be honored Monday by Wabash College as the 2017 recipient of the David W. Peck Senior Medal for Eminence in the Law. She is the second woman to receive the award since it was first given in 1974.
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3 Hoosiers joining ABA advocacy effort

April 21, 2017
Three Indiana lawyers will be part of an American Bar Association delegation headed to Washington, D.C., next week to connect with lawmakers and discuss key legal issues.
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COA upholds electric utility’s rate hike

April 19, 2017
Finding substantial evidence supporting a regulatory body’s ruling, the Indiana Court of Appeals denied an attempt by Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana to overturn approval for a utility rate hike.
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COA: Signatures do not have to take a specific form

April 19, 2017
A man who drove too fast and was given an electronic speeding ticket failed to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that all signatures are not the same.
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2nd Circuit cracks door for en banc hearing on Title VII sexual orientation claim

April 19, 2017
In possibly the first opinion issued since the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found Title VII does provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation, a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals panel has declined to reach the same conclusion.
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Growth of craft breweries means more IP fights

April 19, 2017
The rise in trademark litigation reflects the changing flavor of the craft beer industry as brewers seek to protect existing names and designs.
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7th Circuit: Title VII includes sexual orientation

April 19, 2017
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals made history when it ruled in early April that Title VII does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. But whether that opinion becomes the inspiration for other circuits to make similar findings has yet to be seen.
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