A man convicted of breaking into an elderly woman’s home and severely beating her could not convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that his felony convictions or sentence should be overturned.
Innovation Initiative’s Family Law Taskforce submits recommendations to Supreme Court
With an ultimate goal of improving access to justice in family law cases, the Family Law Taskforce of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Innovation Initiative nailed down more than a dozen recommendations, with five being considered “essential for reform.” Now, that final report is headed to the Indiana justices.Read More
Web Exclusive: COA considering legislation limiting child sex abuse victim depositions
A one-year-old law is before the Indiana Court of Appeals, which is considering whether the Legislature properly placed restrictions on when defense attorneys can take a deposition of a minor child alleged to be a victim of a sex crime.Read More
Female judges encourage women to seek out the bench, become ‘seed planters’
Women who aspire to become judges need mentors and role models to help show the way. One longtime Indiana appellate judge shared the value of such encouragement that speaks to the experience of many female jurists: “She saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. That caused me to apply.”Read More
A man convicted of setting fire to his sister’s property failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that the trial court erred in denying his request for a mistrial or in admitting “silent witness” evidence.
A trial court did not violate a convicted child molester’s rights with its jury instructions or abuse its discretion by imposing probation conditions that limit the man’s contact with children, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Thursday.
‘Special condition’ prohibiting mental health patient from consuming alcohol, drugs during outpatient treatment not supported by evidence, COA rules in partial reversal
Agreeing to consider a mental health commitment case despite the patient’s release, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed the imposition of a special condition prohibiting the patient from consuming alcohol or drugs during his outpatient treatment.
Judges of the Court of Appeals of Indiana traveled to New York this week to officially receive the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics. The award was presented in recognition of the Appeals on Wheels program.
A trial court ruled correctly that three Jasper County farms could recover damages from a seed company under promissory estoppel, but the court improperly calculated those damages, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled Wednesday.
Sex crimes convictions, 650-year sentence upheld at COA, but dissenting judge points to pre-Wadle double jeopardy rules
The rape-related convictions that led to a man’s 650-year aggregate sentence will stand, as will the sentence itself, a split Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Monday in a ruling that included a dissent from one judge on the issue of double jeopardy.
A landlord-tenant dispute between college friends was resolved in favor of the landlord at the Court of Appeals of Indiana, though a dissenting judge would hold that it was the landlord, not the tenant, who breached the lease.
A dog sniff that led to a man being convicted of possession of methamphetamine was sufficient to establish probable cause to search his truck, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in affirming a lower court’s decision.
A father challenging a parenting time order and the division of marital assets has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana to overturn the final order in his divorce case.
A trial court was correct to dismiss a whistleblower complaint brought against former Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the law firm Ice Miller, among others, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed the revocation of a man’s probation, finding the defendant violated his probation by failing drug tests and committing new offenses in Ohio.
When the Japanese Ministry of Justice told Nakamura to travel to Notre Dame Law School to conduct research and learn about head trauma cases, the Japanese prosecutor simply packed up and went.
A man convicted for the death of his infant son didn’t have his double jeopardy rights violated when both of his charges were elevated to Level 1 felonies. But the appellate court reversed the man’s sentencing order for an improper calculation of credit.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is immune from liability in a case involving a woman killed in a collision at an intersection, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.
A man challenging his child molesting convictions and 41-year sentence found no relief at the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
Parties from the West Coast who entered into two contracts with an Indiana company had sufficient contacts within the state to give an Indiana trial court jurisdiction over them, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled in a split decision.
A man who took a truck belonging to his deceased father from his ex-wife’s house has failed in his attempt to overturn his felony burglary conviction at the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed a Marion Superior Court’s decision to grant summary judgment to Franciscan Health – Indianapolis in a dispute involving the plaintiffs’ medical records.
The owner of a now-defunct southern Indiana roadside zoo featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King” is liable for the funds he misappropriated from the zoo’s underlying nonprofit, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.