COA finds for bank in construction lien litigation

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a bank in a legal battle over which lien in a construction project should take priority, with the court determining the bank’s lien was superior to a mechanic’s lien because the bank’s mortgage on the project secured its loan of funds to the construction project.
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Flags lowered in honor of Senior Judge McKinney

Although he was carrying only half a caseload, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Larry McKinney had a full schedule. He devoted much time to the civic education programs and put a great deal of energy into a program which works to assist ex-offenders in staying out of prison.
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7th Circuit affirms Chicago ‘puppy mill’ ordinance

A Chicago “puppy mill” ordinance limiting the sources of animals that pet stores could use to sell animals was upheld Thursday by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, though a dissenting Indiana judge on the panel would have sent the case back to the district court for further proceedings.
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