In law school, now-Judge Leanna Weissmann was a geek. At least that’s what she told well-wishers Tuesday when Gov. Eric Holcomb announced her appointment to the Indiana Court of Appeals.
The lawsuit against Purdue University for expelling a male student after finding him guilty of sexual misconduct, which was the first such Title IX case to be heard by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is continuing to be litigated while the appellate decision is gaining a following in other circuits.
Southern Indiana practitioner Leanna Weissmann will be the next Indiana Court of Appeals judge, Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced. Weissmann succeeds now-Senior Judge John Baker, who retired from the bench this summer as the longest-serving judge in Indiana.
A Delaware judge rebuffed efforts by both Cigna Corp. and Anthem Inc. to collect billions over their failed merger, saying Cigna had breached its obligations but the merger was likely to have been blocked on antitrust grounds anyway.
Overruling a constitutional test for resolving claims of substantive double jeopardy and adopting a new test in its place, the Indiana Supreme Court has partially reversed a man’s drunken driving convictions on double jeopardy grounds. His 16-year sentence, however, will remain.
A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.
A northwest Indiana man convicted in the 2017 stabbing death of a bartender outside a bar where they both worked has filed an appeal. Christopher Dillard of Hobart argued he didn’t get an impartial jury because of “extensive inflammatory pretrial publicity.”
A family-owned trash collection business hoping to set up a new transfer station in Owen County won a reversal from the Indiana Court of Appeals following its struggle to proceed due to a dispute with county officials.
Caseload standards imposed by the Indiana Public Defender Commission are likely higher than the caseloads public defenders should carry, meaning current practices do not give public defenders sufficient time to provide effective representation.
A panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a woman’s almost 10-year sentence for four felony drug convictions, but one appellate judge paused to invite further guidance from the Indiana Supreme Court on a sentencing issue he says has caused a split of opinion among his colleagues.
As we blow out the candles on the virtual “Happy 10th Birthday” cake, the Indiana Appellate Institute continues to do what it does well, especially help first-time or infrequent appellate advocates, while looking for ways to continue to innovate and improve.
A Vanderburgh County jury’s guilty verdict in a murder case that was overturned on appeal because a lawyer who served as the jury forewoman lied on her jury questionnaire will be reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court.
The Justice Department has set new dates to begin executing federal death-row inmates following a months-long legal battle over the plan to resume the executions for the first time since 2003. If the executions proceed, they would take place at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute.
For the first time in history, the Indiana Supreme Court and Indiana Court of Appeals are holding oral arguments using videoconferencing platforms. During this unprecedented time, it’s important now more than ever to make sure you’re prepared for your argument. The Indiana Appellate Institute can help.
A man convicted of felony drug dealing will now be able to appeal his 12-year sentence after the Indiana Supreme Court on Friday determined his appellate waiver was not knowing and voluntary.
An Illinois appellate court has affirmed the 68-year sentence of an Indiana man convicted in a brutal attack of a woman at her suburban Chicago home in 2015.
The Indiana Supreme Court declined to hear 17 cases out of 19 petitions for transfer last week, but granted transfer in two cases concerning an unwilling juror and a highly sought after gravesite.
Indiana Supreme Court justices granted transfer in two cases last week concerning attempted murder and uninsured motorist coverage recovery, rejecting 25 other cases.
A northern Indiana county is seeking to overturn a court ruling that puts it on the hook for costly repairs to six aging dams in a lake-filled subdivision. Miami County is challenging a Marion County judge’s August ruling which found that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources had the authority to require property owners and Miami County to fix the dams at the Hidden Hills subdivision.
A mother who made threatening statements toward law enforcement on Facebook after the death of her son will not have her case heard by the Indiana Supreme Court, although two justices voted to grant transfer in the case. Justices also rejected two other appeals on a 3-2 vote.