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Small Claims

Small Claims

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Indiana Supreme Court asked to review rent-to-buy agreements

Asserting the Court of Appeals’ ruling in a rent-to-own dispute will adversely impact tenants across the state, Indiana Legal Services filed a petition Monday to transfer its litigation against Rainbow Realty Group for the company’s rent-to-own practices. In its transfer petition,Indiana Legal Services argued Rainbow's rent-to-buy contract is a lease governed by the state’s Landlord-Tenant Act.
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Justices amend appellate, small claims rules

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued several orders amending rules of the court. Among them is a change that requires any appellate party to seek court permission to amend a filed appendix, and allows trusts and trustees to represent claims of less than $1,500 without counsel in small claims cases.
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Marion County small claims courts go on record

On July 1, the small claims courts in Indiana’s most populous county are going to become courts of record. Like the small claims courts in the state’s 91 other counties, Marion County’s proceedings will be recorded and any appeals will go straight to the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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