A Grant County couple must now abide by a Department of Natural Resources order to bring a dam into compliance with the Dam Safety Act following a divided Indiana Supreme Court decision that affirmed the order’s enforcement.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until next year whether to consider arguments from residents of Chief Justice John Roberts’ Indiana hometown of Long Beach over ownership of the Lake Michigan community’s shoreline. The case could have a ripple effect for public and private property rights across the Great Lakes states.
An attorney who is part of the legal team that won an Indiana Supreme Court decision preserving public access to the shores of Lake Michigan says state agencies are refusing to enforce the court’s order while private property owners on the lakefront seek a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A woman whose pet beagle was killed by a concealed raccoon trap in Versailles State Park has lost her bid for declaratory judgment against the Indiana Department of Natural Resources after the Indiana Court of Appeals determined the woman’s claims were moot. The court also found the dog’s sentimental value could not be considered in the calculation of damages.
While walking her dogs through Versailles State Park one unseasonably warm afternoon in December 2011, Melodie Liddle heard her 9-year-old beagle, Copper, yelping after becoming caught in a hidden raccoon trap. The Court of Appeals is weighing the state's liability in the case and whether Liddle's complaint is time-barred.
A case that the Indiana Court of Appeals used to explore how the presence of school resource officers changes the nature of in-school discipline will soon come before the Indiana Supreme Court, which will decide if a 17-year-old should have been read his Miranda rights while being questioned in a school disciplinary action.