A Muncie Police Department officer charged with false reporting has been granted a separate trial from his remaining co-defendant, the latest action in a case against four former officers.
Legal leaders reflect on expected Black woman SCOTUS nomination
Indiana Southern District Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has joined a chorus of elation prompted by President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that he intends to make good on his promise to appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court of the United States when Justice Stephen Breyer leaves the bench.Read More
Making history: Pratt first African American chief judge of Southern District
New Southern District of Indiana Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt Pratt is focused on steps to reopen courthouses to the public as the country hopes to be quelling the COVID-19 virus and advocating in Congress for a new judgeship to help handle the court’s excessive caseload.Read More
Motorists crossing Louisville bridges claim they were fraudulently billed
In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, a group of drivers allege the vendors hired to operate the RiverLink toll system for the three bridges between Louisville, Kentucky, and southern Indiana fraudulently tacked on administrative fees and penalties.Read More
Web Exclusive: ILS files labor-trafficking suit for migrant workers
A recently filed complaint on behalf of several foreign nationals who have traveled to the United States for work has Indiana Legal Services Migrant Farmworker Law Center attorney Kristin Hoffman excited.Read More
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that members of the Brownsburg Police Department didn’t violate an Indiana man’s rights when they frisked him during a traffic stop.
A former bookkeeper who spent eight years on the lam after embezzling more than $2.2 million from a Fishers company has been sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Kellie M. Barr was sworn in as a federal magistrate judge on Monday during a private ceremony and assumed her duties on Tuesday, according to Indiana Southern District Court Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
As Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow stepped to the podium to deliver the oath of admission to Indiana’s newest attorneys, she said she was going to try not to cry.
A former federal law clerk and recent in-house attorney has been selected as the newest magistrate judge of the Indiana Southern District Court.
Indiana’s abortion laws will likely be tightened even before the Legislature is expected to start debating additional abortion restrictions later this month.
Among the members of the legal community she is known as Judge Barker, and within the Southern Indiana District Court family she is affectionately called SEB, but Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker will now become familiar to those outside the courtroom, as the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has recognized her contributions to the state and the nation by naming its new citizenship plaza in her honor.
The Southern Indiana District Court has ordered an Indianapolis homeowner to pay more than $225,000 in damages and attorney fees for allegedly harassing, taunting and threatening her African American and Latino neighbors.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is wading into the dispute between a transgender middle school student and the Martinsville school district, arguing a federal judge was wrong to order the school to allow the student to use the restroom aligning with his gender identity.
Martinsville school must allow trans student to use restroom aligning with gender identity pending appeal
The Martinsville school district must continue to allow a transgender middle school student to use the restroom that aligns with his gender identity after a federal court declined to put a stay on its preliminary injunction in favor of the student.
A Marion County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for assaulting an inmate.
A University of Southern Indiana student who was suspended for three semesters for sexual assault has failed in his bid to obtain a court order allowing him to return to the Evansville university immediately.
An associate of Jared Fogle who provided evidence that led to the criminal case against the disgraced former Subway pitchman was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison for sexually molesting young girls and installing cameras to secretly take videos and photos of the victims.
The Martinsville public school district has been ordered to allow a transgender middle school student to use the school restroom that aligns with his gender identity.
Noblesville student suing for discrimination loses argument that Barker has ‘personal animus’ toward pro-life views
A Noblesville high school student alleging her school discriminated against her when it prohibited her from running a pro-life student group has lost her bid to transfer the case away from Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker based on allegations of the judge’s “personal animus” toward pro-life views.
A federal judge has ruled that a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against AT&T by Circle City Broadcasting, which owns WISH-TV Channel 8 and WNDY-TV Channel 23, can move forward as the two companies battle over retransmission fees.
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced former financial executive Kerri Agee, 46, of Noblesville to five years and eight months in prison for her role in a 13-year fraud scheme at the financial services firm she once owned.