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.
Because trial attorneys will spend more time in mediations than jury trials, attorneys’ advocacy skills at mediation are a very important element to achieving successful results for their clients. Another important component, however, relates to the comprehensive evaluation of the case’s economic damages leading up to mediation.
Court proceedings involving a 14-year-old boy charged in the asphyxiation death of a 6-year-old northern Indiana girl will remain open to the public, a magistrate has ruled.
Former Officer Derek Chauvin’s lawyer suggested Tuesday that George Floyd may have suffered from “excited delirium” — or what a witness described as a potentially lethal state of agitation and even superhuman strength that can be triggered by drug use, heart disease or mental problems.
George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, which damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
A former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial Monday in George Floyd’s death, and jurors may not wait long to see parts of the bystander video that caught Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck, sparking waves of outrage and activism across the U.S. and beyond.
A couple’s argument that their drug test results amounted to hearsay and should not have been admitted in court failed to convince the Indiana Supreme Court, which found the drug test reports were admissible under the records of a regularly conducted business activity exception.
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man who was arrested after federal authorities set up a controlled drug purchase.
A man with chronic neck and back pain who was denied disability benefits will receive a new hearing, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Friday remand. The appellate court found a vocational expert’s testimony regarding potential job options was “entirely unilluminating.”
A man who confessed to burning down two Indiana covered bridges has had his guilty but mentally ill verdict reversed by a divided Indiana Supreme Court. The 3-2 majority cited unanimous expert opinion that the defendant is legally insane in overturning a jury’s conclusion.
An Indiana man who has been appealing for 10 years his convictions of molesting his daughter won no relief at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled Thursday that errors in his trial “did not produce a significant likelihood an innocent person was convicted.”
Complex litigation often boils down to a battle of experts, and jurors are frequently left to decipher which expert they find more credible. Most battle-of-the-expert cases hinge on a minor evidentiary score that casts your opposing party’s expert in an unfavorable light.
A woman who suffers from nerve damage after dye was negligently injected into her arm for a medical scan has won a reversal against the southern Indiana hospital that administered the procedure.
He was convicted in 2013 of brutally killing his wife and two stepchildren. His death sentence has already been upheld on direct appeal, but Kevin Isom is again asking the Indiana Supreme Court to give him another chance at a sentence less than death.
An appellate panel has ordered a new trial in a negligence case arising after a propane tank explosion killed two people in Clinton County. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that admission of a verbatim hearsay opinion read into evidence by a defense expert witness was prejudicial to the deceased couple’s estate.
A divided Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed an award of $1.3 million to a woman suffering long-lasting injuries resulting from car wreck. The majority held that evidence of a medical expert witness’s professional license status and reasons for his professional discipline may be admissible to challenge his credibility.
A directed verdict in favor of Hendricks County health care providers accused of failing to adequately care for a baby born with Rh disease has been upheld after the Indiana Court of Appeals found the plaintiffs’ expert failed to establish that he knew the applicable standard of care.
Indiana Supreme Court justices heard oral argument Thursday in a minor fender bender case that resulted in a $1.3 million verdict, considering whether questions regarding a medical expert witness’ disciplinary history and competence should have been admitted.
Health care providers who removed part of a man’s lung after a biopsy sample was misread as likely cancerous are entitled to summary judgment in his medical malpractice case, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, reversing a trial court ruling.