A retired magistrate judge of Indiana’s Northern District Court has been temporarily assigned to provide targeted assistance in the Indianapolis division of the Southern District Court, Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson announced Thursday.
Northern Indiana District Court Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry has retired, ending a career that included six years as DeKalb County prosecutor and 15-plus years on the federal bench. Cherry, who began his tenure as magistrate judge on Oct. 1, 2003, retired Dec. 31, 2018.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned summary judgment for a former Lake County sheriff sued after a local woman alleged a sheriff’s deputy sexually assaulted her while in her home, with the court finding the woman’s respondeat superior claim against the sheriff can proceed.
A new magistrate judge has been selected in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to succeed retiring Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry.
Telling them that it is a “good day to become a lawyer,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush welcomed Indiana’s newest attorneys to the Indiana bar and oversaw the admission ceremony Tuesday that included the recitation of oaths to practice before the state courts and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.