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Allen Judge Levine joins Surbeck in retiring; 7 to be interviewed

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, Allen Superior judges John Surbeck Jr. and Stanley A. Levine will retire December 31, having devoted half of their careers to the bench in Fort Wayne. Seven candidates will be interviewed for Surbeck's vacancy, which was announced in June, and applications to succeed Levine, who announced his retirement Monday, will be accepted later.
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Manafort trial turns from prosecution’s case to his defense

Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses.
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COA headed to Fort Wayne to hear med-mal appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals will travel to Fort Wayne this week to hear oral argument in a medical malpractice appeal. Judges Edward Najam, Paul Mathias and Terry Crone will hear Cindy and Ron Glon v. Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Inc., 18A-CT-00049 at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Allen County Courthouse.
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Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. The memo, tucked toward the end of nearly 10,000 pages released Friday, provides greater insight into Kavanaugh’s views on executive power that are expected to feature prominently in his Senate confirmation hearings next month.
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Indiana BMV directed to repay final $3.3M in fee overcharges

Indiana drivers who were overcharged by the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles could soon find it easier to claim the last $3.3 million of a much larger class-action settlement. A bureaucratic snafu had prevented people from receiving their payments from the state attorney general’s unclaimed property division, so Marion County Judge Heather Welch directed the BMV to refund the money itself through credits or refund checks.
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Holcomb appoints 3 to Marion County bench

Two practicing attorneys and one Marion County magistrate have been named as Marion Superior Court judges, the first time the county’s judges have been appointed pursuant to merit-based selection. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his selections Friday afternoon.
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