With the dying words of his victim and cellphone records against him, an Indiana murderer failed to get his conviction overturned by the Court of Appeals of Indiana on Thursday.
Digital evidence portal pilot to standardize proposed exhibit submission process
CaseLines, a digital evidence portal from Thomson Reuters, is being piloted in four courts in Hamilton County presided over by Circuit Judge Paul Felix and Superior Judges Jonathan Brown, Michael Casati and William Hughes.Read More
Lake County judge finds evidence tied to famous murder
Lake Circuit Court Judge Marissa McDermott recently discovered a pair of guns tied to a famous murder in The Region more than 50 years ago.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
User-friendly data: Lawyer-technologists launch new software to address e-discovery problems
A developer of software that comprehensively tracks e-discovery progress in real time describes his team’s inspiration this way: “What we tried to do was take away some of the barriers because people go to law school to be lawyers not to learn software or how to put together Excel spreadsheets … We wanted to create something that was the path of least resistance for people. They just log in and get all the critical information they need.”Read More
Medical billing software provider negligent in failing to preserve contracted product in spoliation suit, COA affirms
A complaint brought by a now-defunct medical billing business against a company it hired to craft a software program was properly dismissed as a sanction for spoliation of evidence, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A man who groped a woman in a dormitory restroom was unable to get his felony conviction overturned after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found the evidence was sufficient to show he physically restrained the woman while touching her without her consent.
In a “seldom” reversal of a murder conviction based on insufficient evidence, the Court of Appeals of Indiana split in a Wednesday decision, with the majority concluding the evidence used to support a defendant’s guilt came “nowhere close to proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”
A Decatur County man facing an aggregate sentence of 30 years had his Level 4 felony conviction overturned after the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled that a defendant having the same name as a person convicted in a previous drug case was not enough to sustain a conviction as a serious violent felon.
A trial court didn’t abuse its discretion when it admitted evidence of subsequent bad acts committed by a Fort Wayne man who continued to abuse his girlfriend after his arrest, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A man convicted of child molestation has secured a new trial after the Indiana Supreme Court concluded he was wrongly denied a continuance to review new evidence submitted one day before trial.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has partially reversed for a Greencastle man after it concluded testimony from a sheriff’s deputy wasn’t enough evidence for a resisting law enforcement conviction.
A woman has been cleared of a drug-related charge after the Court of Appeals of Indiana concluded two packages of THC candies seized from a search warrant of her bedroom were wrongly admitted under the market reports exception to hearsay.
In August 2019, this writer co-authored in these pages a discussion of admitting past medical expense evidence when plaintiff’s counsel elects not to do so. Two years later, the Indiana Court of Appeals has spoken on the issue.
A copy of a video originally taken by a home security device was properly entered as evidence in convicting an Indiana man of burglary, according to the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
A man was not denied due process when a syringe found in his car was not preserved for examination during a jury trial against him, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A man who sought to suppress evidence of his alcohol concentration equivalent during prosecution for a traffic infraction has secured a reversal from the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
A Wadesville woman charged with murdering her husband is taking her claim of self-defense to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, arguing the Posey Circuit Court erred when it excluded testimony from a doctor who diagnosed her as having PTSD due to battery.
A man convicted on multiple drug charges has secured a partial reversal after the Court of Appeals of Indiana determined that evidence obtained from a drug information website was inadmissible at his trial.
A prisoner has been granted habeas relief from a disciplinary decision against him after the Northern Indiana District Court found he was denied the right to present evidence in his case.
In the nearly nine months since Jan. 6, federal agents have tracked down and arrested more than 600 people across the United States believed to have joined in the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Getting those cases swiftly to trial is turning out to be an even more difficult task.
Evidence was sufficient to identify a Huntington man as the perpetrator of a liquor store robbery, but there wasn’t enough proof to sustain his conviction for breaking and entering in the same crime, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in a Monday reversal.
A man convicted of two counts of resisting law enforcement has won a reversal after the Indiana Court of Appeals found that certain evidence admitted at trial constituted reversible error.