An Illinois-based food ingredient manufacturer has agreed to an $8 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over claims that it violated the Clean Air Act at its corn wet milling facility in Indianapolis.
A working man’s friend: Betz uses fighting skills sharpened in courtroom to battle Parkinson’s disease
Attorney Kevin Betz, co-founder of Betz + Blevins, has stepped away from his full-time work because of his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. With medication and exercise, Betz has maintained his mobility but has struggled with fatigue.Read More
Housing court seeks to find alternatives to eviction
Every Wednesday and Thursday, the docket is filled with landlord-tenant cases. But since October 2021, the Lawrence Township Small Claims Court has been implementing a housing court model that provides additional services to try to prevent or lessen the impact of the loss of a place to live.Read More
Web Exclusive: Indy Lawyers Basketball League brings March Madness to the law
During the cold winter months, lawyers from across central Indiana return to the courts after the sun goes down. While there are plenty of motions, occasional oral arguments and even benches, the procedures during the meetings are far different from their day jobs. For around 13 weeks each year, dozens of attorneys trade in their suits and briefcases for jerseys and sneakers and take to the hardwood — a precedent set more than 40 years ago.Read More
Marion Co. juvenile judge leads new effort to encourage students of color to become lawyers
The Tindley Law and Public Policy Institute has the ambitious goal of launching in the fall of 2022. Marion County Juvenile Judge Geoffrey Gaither is clear that he wants the initiative to become the premier law program for charter schools.Read More
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita plans to appeal a Marion County judge’s ruling that grants Indianapolis Public Schools an exemption from state law requiring districts to sell closed school buildings to charter schools for $1.
Indianapolis Public Schools may sell two closed school buildings without first offering them to charter schools for $1, a Marion County judge ruled on Monday.
Indianapolis will be the host site of a summit next month focused on reducing violent crime nationwide. The announcement came on the same day that the DOJ announced the award of almost $7 million in grants to programs across Indiana.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is poised to invest $9 million in COVID-19 recovery funds into cameras and other technology, even as some critics raise privacy and efficacy concerns.
The man convicted of the 2015 murder of a pregnant Indianapolis pastor’s wife has lost his argument on appeal that inadmissible statements to law enforcement undercut his convictions of murder and other charges.
Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett beat back his best-funded Republican challenger ever in businessman Jefferson Shreve, winning a third term Tuesday in what was the most expensive mayoral race in Indianapolis history.
Indy animal shelter volunteers file 1st Amendment suit, claiming shelter officials tried to stifle critical speech
The ACLU of Indiana has filed a lawsuit against the city of Indianapolis on behalf of two animal shelter volunteers who allege Indianapolis Animal Care Services’ attempts to restrain speech that was critical of the shelter violated their constitutional rights.
Federal judge orders city to produce some, but not all, IMPD documents related to death of Herman Whitfield
Several police documents related to the death of Herman Whitfield III can be withheld until the criminal cases against two officers involved in his death are resolved, a judge has ruled. But other documents not related to the criminal cases must be produced.
An Indianapolis police officer fatally shot a trespassing suspect who grabbed his gun Thursday evening, authorities said.
NAPABA brings annual convention to Indianapolis: November event to feature speakers, panel discussions on AANHPI issues
The convention is an annual gathering of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander attorneys, judges, law professors and law students and features dozens of speakers and a full agenda of panel discussions and continuing legal education programs.
Law enforcement agencies, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marion County Public Defender Agency will each receive a funding boost in 2024 after the City-County Council passed Mayor Joe Hogsett’s 2024 budget earlier this week.
A 24-year-old woman has been charged in a June shooting that killed three people and sent others running in panic through an Indianapolis entertainment district, authorities said.
Attorneys, judges, friends and family walked into Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis on Monday afternoon for the annual Red Mass.
Two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers indicted for shooting a Black man who was sleeping in a car outside his grandmother’s house entered not guilty pleas Monday.
2 Indianapolis officers indicted for shooting Black man who was sleeping in his car, prosecutor says
A grand jury has indicted two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers for shooting a Black man who was sleeping in a car parked outside his grandmother’s house, a prosecutor said Friday.
A murder suspect who was mistakenly released two weeks ago from jail in Indianapolis was captured Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota, where he faces charges in a 2021 killing, police said.
The city of Indianapolis plans to move about 550 workers from satellite locations around the city into the City-County Building by the end of 2024, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office announced Monday.
A man wanted for a 2021 killing in Minnesota was mistakenly released from jail in Indianapolis last week and authorities are now offering a reward of up to $10,000 as they continue searching for him.