Indiana appellate courts extend certain emergency relief through June 14

A joint order from the Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Court of Appeals extended  emergency relief that was previously set to run through May 18. The extension comes as a result of the ongoing public health emergency posed by COVID-19.

Filing pursuant to Appellate Rule 23(A)(1) by personal delivery to the clerk or the “rotunda filing drop box” has been suspended through June 14, according to a Tuesday order issued by Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Cale Bradford.

Likewise, parties who cannot meet the deadlines established in previous relief orders handed down on March 23, March 25 and March 27 are directed to move for an extension of time — notwithstanding any contrary provision of Appellate Rules 9(A)(5), 35(C), 54, 57, or 63 — or for leave to file their document belatedly pursuant to Appellate Rule 1. Such motions must be verified and signed under a statement affirming, under penalties for perjury, that the statements made in the motion are true.

Relief will be granted for good cause shown, the order says, notwithstanding any provision of the Appellate Rules imposing a more stringent standard.

In all other respects, the orders from April 7 and April 30 remain in full force and effect.

Click here for previous court orders and developments in the legal community related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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