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Amendment trumps high court ruling

Addressing the issue for the first time since the legislature amended the state's Workers' Compensation Act in 2006, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today the amendment overrules an earlier Indiana Supreme Court decision that placed the burden of proof on employers in cases involving "neutral risk" incidents.

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Mom not in contempt over middle name change

A trial court erred in finding a mother in contempt for not changing the middle name of her child, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today. The appellate court remanded the case for consideration of whether the name change would be in the best interest of the child.

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Termination rash in special needs CHINS case

The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the termination of a mother's parental rights to her special needs son, finding the decision would create a "sobering message" to parents of children who need ongoing assistance.

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Dad not in contempt for failure to pay full support

The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed a man was not in contempt for failing to pay child support ordered by a Florida court even though the Indiana trial court enforced his obligation for less than the amount ordered in Florida.

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15 apply for Court of Appeals opening

Six trial court judges, seven attorneys, one state senator, and the head of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council are vying for a seat on the state’s second-highest appellate court.

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Marion Superior judges on the move

The Marion County Executive Committee is moving a criminal court judge to the civil side to replace Judge Cale Bradford, who's joining the Indiana Court of Appeals in August.

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Venue transfer hinges on type of organization

The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of a motion to change venues because the Indiana High School Athletic Association didn't meet its burden as a governmental organization needed under Indiana Trial Rule 75 to affirm the motion.

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