The Indiana Court of Appeals has once again weighed in on the issue of whether commitment orders approved only summarily by a trial court judge are valid, finding Thursday that a civil commitment litigant waived her challenge of the allegedly defective order by not raising the issue in trial court. The appellate panel also found sufficient evidence to support a finding that the litigant was gravely disabled.
A Madison County father convicted of molesting his son has lost his appeal of his conviction, with the Indiana Court of Appeals finding statements a prosecutor made during the son’s deposition were reasonable and non-threatening.
Two Hoosier attorneys that survived a rigorous application process with more than 150 other applicants nationwide have been selected by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation to address public interest issues in their Indiana communities as 2019 fellows.
A split Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of a drug court coordinator’s claims that an auditor was in contempt of court, finding the coordinator’s claims were frivolous and her excessive filings were unreasonable. As such, the majority awarded appellate attorney’s fees to the auditor.
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law students headed to the library for final exam cramming were met with a pleasant surprise when several furry, four-footed friends greeted them at the door.
Large livestock operations in the Western United States are suspected culprits in the E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce, but Hoosier agriculture experts doubt a similar situation is likely here.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed a man’s marijuana and handgun convictions based on sufficient and admissible evidence, but remanded the case for the trial court to hold an indigency hearing on imposed probation fees.
A federal prisoner has successfully argued for his lost credit time to be restored after the Indiana Northern District Court granted his habeas petition, finding the man was entitled to notice of the factual allegations of a new charge against him at least 24 hours before a hearing, but did not receive it.
The Indiana Court of Appeals found there was sufficient evidence to support a man’s criminal confinement conviction after he beat up his girlfriend, dragged her by the hair and stomped on her already broken leg. The appellate panel found he substantially interfered with her liberty without her consent.