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The Indiana Supreme Court has overturned a more-than-30-year-old precedent, finding the previous ruling that held police reports were covered by the work-product doctrine is no longer applicable because of changes to the state’s trial rules and technological advances that have ended the laborious task of redacting documents using a Marks-a-Lot marker.
Inmates with mental health and substance use disorders in five Indiana counties will be offered new peer support and resources through a pilot program designed to connect them with treatment options, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction has announced.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has upheld a man’s conviction for hitting and shooting his dog, finding the evidence did not support his claim that he was trying to put the animal down to protect his neighbors.
Indiana Supreme Court justices this month will hear oral arguments on petition to transfer in a case in which the Court of Appeals of Indiana, despite “problematic” precedent, upheld the denial of a defendant’s motion to compel evidence of unredacted copies of the police report in his case.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed the denial of a man’s expungement petition for a violent burglary he took part in two decades ago following a remand from the Indiana Supreme Court.
Despite having concerns about the continued viability of a 1985 Indiana Supreme Court decision, the Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld the denial of a defendant’s motion to compel evidence of unredacted copies of police reports based on that precedent.
An injured motorist who crashed his car into a tree after hydroplaning on Interstate 74 during a downpour did not convince the Indiana Supreme Court that his negligence suit against the Indiana Department of Transportation should proceed.
Through 10 new High Tech Crime Units being established around the state, Indiana’s prosecutors say they will be getting much-needed help with the processing of digital evidence.
The Indiana Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments next week on the issue of compelling discovery of a police report.
More than a dozen students from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law will take part in a program for law students this summer to assist rural county judges.
A Dearborn County hunting club can’t use an easement to access its business, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled, affirming a judgment for adjoining property owners who claimed the club violated the terms of the easement.
The Indiana Attorney General’s Office waited too long to file claims under a crime insurance policy after a former Lawrenceburg city official absconded with more than $40,000 in misappropriated public funds, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, finding for the insurer and reversing a trial court judgment in favor of the state.
The Indiana Supreme Court is now accepting applications for a new disciplinary commission executive director as the current director prepares to retire and take senior judge status.
Summary judgment for the state on a negligence claim brought by an injured motorist has been reversed after the Indiana Court of Appeals rejected an immunity claim and found that material factual issues remain.
After releasing a letter affirming she attended former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that preceded a violent assault on the nation’s Capitol, Lynn Deddens, prosecutor for Dearborn and Ohio counties, is not answering questions or responding to calls from some for her resignation.
Dearborn and Ohio Counties Prosecutor Lynn Deddens has posted a letter on social media, acknowledging she was at the rally for President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C. and saying she left before the assault began on the U.S. Capitol Building.
A trial court has been ordered to reconsider its decision to deny a man his petition for expungement of a crime he committed nearly 20 years ago after the Indiana Supreme Court found him to be eligible.
An Indianapolis attorney who failed to act promptly and misled a client has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for six months.