• Web exclusive: Judges, lawyers invest time in hobbies under stay-at-home orders

    Extra hours away from the outside world because of stay-at-home orders offered Indiana’s judges and attorneys at least one positive thing during the coronavirus-pandemic – time. Whether spending time with family or using quiet moments of solitude to revive rusty creative skills, many legal professionals are finding the joy and peace of everyday tasks in the midst of uncertain times.

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Fort Wayne gets future fire tax revenues for annexed area, divided COA rules

The city of Fort Wayne is entitled to tax revenues for providing fire protection services to annexed land in Allen County, but past revenues will stay with the original fire protection district that served the area before the annexation, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday. A dissenting judge, however, questioned whether the case should have proceeded in the Indiana Tax Court instead.

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Tax Court finds assessment properly included land

A tenant leasing 31,000 square feet for the operation of five restaurants on the ground level of a parking garage owned by the city of Indianapolis found the Indiana Tax Court had no appetite for the argument that the lease included only the building and not the land underneath.

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