Justices make amendments to appellate ‘Notice of Defect’ rules

The Indiana Supreme Court has made amendments to how attorneys and litigants are required to respond when their appellate filings do not comply with Indiana Rules of Appellate Procedure. An order from the court inserts new language into Appellate Rule 23 related to correcting filing defects and creates a new appendix to the rule.

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Judge to hear Nassar’s request that she disqualify herself

A judge who sentenced disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Nassar’s court-appointed appellate lawyers said the judge was biased, citing comments such as saying she would allow someone “to do to him what he did to others” if the constitution allowed.

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