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Towed car lawsuit crashes into emergency exception

A driver who wheeled into an empty parking lot on a Saturday afternoon in Bloomington only to return an hour later and find his ride had been towed won the sympathy of the Indiana Court of Appeals, but his argument that his car was taken in violation of state statutes failed to gain any traction.

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Man’s 6-year sentence affirmed in fatal teen car wreck case

While hanging out one evening at a playground in 2017, five Indianapolis teenagers got into an argument with two women nearby who were searching for a drone owned by Daniel Cannon. When asked if they wanted to fight, the teens got back into their vehicle, drove toward the women as if to hit them, and then moved on to the street.

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Custody ruling for mother upheld on appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the grant of sole legal custody to the mother of a child with a rare genetic disorder upon finding the parents’ disagreements about the child’s medical and educational needs was impeding her development.

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COA scraps title for flood truck Louisiana says was crushed

Gregory Schneider took a photo of his Ford F-250 truck to court in Terre Haute to show it had not been crushed, despite what the state of Louisiana says. But that wasn’t enough for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the Indiana Court of Appeals, which on Friday scrapped a trial court order that Schneider be issued a salvage title.

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Rush, David dissent in denial of appeal after joint mistrial request rejected

A man’s conviction in a domestic battery case after both defense and prosecution asked for a mistrial because a relative of the defendant communicated with a juror outside court will stand after the Indiana Supreme Court in a 3-2 decision chose not to hear the appeal. Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Justice Steven David published a dissent, believing the defendant had been prejudiced and was entitled to a new trial.

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COA: Court disregarded procedures in PCR case

The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a man’s denied petition for relief from what he alleged as conspiracy to wrongfully convict and confine him, among other things, after finding a post-conviction court erred in the procedure it used to dispose of his petition.

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Receiver for million-dollar Corvette affirmed but bond required

Long-running litigation over the fate of a legendary Corvette racecar appears slightly closer to the finish line, as an appeals court Thursday gave the green flag to a receivership appointed to sell the car. However, the appellate panel instructed the trial court to require the receiver be bonded as required by law.

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