Every city, town and county in Indiana is now participating in the $507 million opioid settlement with major pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday.
Lawyers in the Legislature: Fewer attorneys in Statehouse but their expertise still valued
As the General Assembly reconvenes, just 21 of the 150 members — or 14% — have a J.D. degree. Comparatively, from 1851 to 1889, when individuals became lawyers by reading the law, 32% of the Legislature was comprised of attorneys, according to “The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978” by Justin E. Walsh.Read More
New murder trial affirmed for Elkhart man with mental disability
A man with a mental disability who has for years claimed he was wrongfully convicted of an Elkhart murder and who spent more than 15 years behind bars can proceed to a new trial after the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a post-conviction relief order vacating his murder conviction.Read More
Year in Review: COVID aside, Barrett’s ascent to SCOTUS tops year’s biggest legal news stories
COVID may have seemed like the only thing that happened in 2020, but for Indiana’s legal community, the past year brought watershed developments that will be with us for years to come, many of which were touched directly by the pandemic. Here are the Top 10 non-coronavirus Indiana legal news stories as determined by consensus of the Indiana Lawyer editorial staff.Read More
Rokita wins Indiana attorney general race
Former Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita has claimed victory in the race for Indiana attorney general, securing about 66% of Hoosier votes compared to the nearly 34% won by former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel with about 60% of the statewide vote counted.Read More
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and 17 other states have filed an amicus brief before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a controversial Texas abortion law that makes abortion illegal in that state after heartbeat activity is detected in an embryo.
A former Indiana state trooper cleared of killing his wife and their two children at a third trial after spending 13 years in prison will receive $4.6 million from the state to settle a federal lawsuit, his attorneys said Wednesday.
On April 19, Gail Montenegro, the Executive Office of Immigration Review’s Midwest regional public information officer, confirmed to Indiana Lawyer that an immigration court will open in Indianapolis in 2023. The court will have around 40 employees, including judges, she said.
A new immigration court with 40 employees including judges will be opened in Indianapolis in 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed with Indiana Lawyer.
Citizens Energy teams with city, state leaders to announce trio of lawsuits aimed at ‘bad actor’ apartment owners
The city of Indianapolis, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office and local utility Citizens Energy Group on Wednesday announced a trio of lawsuits targeting the owners of several dilapidated apartment complexes.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has signed on to an amicus brief opposing a California law that limits the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold to 10 or fewer rounds.
Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has a new job as the lead on the legal team in a fake grand jury to investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to the organizing group’s website.
Indiana is one of 27 states filing a lawsuit against a California company accused of bilking elderly investors throughout the country out of nearly $70 million. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office says at least 16 Indiana residents are among the victims who were defrauded by Safeguard Metals.
Indiana Senate Republicans have again endorsed a proposal that would empower the state attorney general to seek appointment of special prosecutors to take over criminal cases that local authorities have decided against pursuing.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita took a state-paid trip to the U.S-Mexican border last week and attended a Donald Trump rally along the way.
The so-called “global assault” on Indiana’s abortion regulation scheme was back in court on Wednesday, with the state urging the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to keep in place a stay of an injunction against several Indiana abortion provisions put in place over the summer. But at least one member of the appellate court seemed hesitant to render a decision given a high-profile abortion case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.
In recent months, the discreet behemoth that is perceived to provide a broad shield against liability for tech companies has been in the limelight: Section 230. Recent legislative proposals have endeavored to curtail the perceived imbalance by attempting to amend Section 230, either applying archaic legal channels or forging a new construction implicating constitutional concerns.
Indiana Supreme Court: Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is a political subdivision, employee’s injury lawsuit untimely
Indiana Supreme Court justices have affirmed judgment for a commuter transportation district that operates a government-owned railroad against a man who was allegedly injured while working on the tracks, concluding that the district is a “political subdivision” under the Indiana Tort Claims Act.
The issues of jurisdiction and employment relationships were at the center of arguments before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday as three of the four women who accused former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of drunkenly groping them asked the appellate panel to reinstate their federal lawsuit against the state.
A Marion County resident seeking to review an advisory opinion issued to Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita about the private-sector job he held while he was beginning his term as the state’s top lawyer is asking the trial judge in the case be removed and a special judge be appointed.
Three of the four women who accused former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct are rejecting the argument that they were employed solely by the Indiana Legislature, arguing instead that the state was their employer, possibly in conjunction with the two legislative bodies.
Three of the four women who in 2018 accused former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct are appealing the dismissal of their Title VII claims against the state, but Hill has declined to participate in the appeal.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is leading an effort to derail the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, calling the legislation “misguided, clumsy and heavy-handed.”
A split Indiana Supreme Court has not only squashed an attempt to derail the governor’s lawsuit against the Legislature but has also barred any petition to bring the matter back before the justices.