• Former northern Indiana judge accused of defrauding estates

    A one-time Jasper County judge is accused of multiple counts of attorney misconduct related to his representation of two elderly clients’ estates, potentially involving the misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars to his law firm, an office employee and a family member after the clients died.

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Indiana officials push for obeying stay-at-home order

The Indianapolis 500 on Thursday joined a long list of sporting events postponed by the coronavirus, as Indiana reported its death toll from the pandemic has risen by three to 17. State officials also insisted residents abide by the governor’s stay-at-home order to rein in the coronavirus spread and not take advantage of its travel and work exemptions.

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COA: Jury trials unavailable for expungements 

A Jasper County man who argued the trial court erred in denying his request to expunge a school suspension from his record and in not holding a jury trial has lost both arguments on appeal, with an appellate panel specifically holding that expungement issues are not entitled to a jury trial.

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Food services company sues closed Indiana college

A private college in Rensselaer that closed last year is being sued by a food service company that alleges administrators concealed the school’s dire financial situation. The company said it wouldn’t have paid for renovations at St. Joseph College had it known of the school’s fiscal problems.

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Jasper County joins Odyssey

Jasper County became the state’s 26th county to go live on the Indiana Supreme Court’s Odyssey case management system. The county’s courts and clerk’s office joined the system Jan. 21, bringing the total of courts on Odyssey to 81.

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