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Supreme Court analyzes appellate review rule on sentences

Addressing an issue that’s divided the state’s intermediate appeals judges, the Indiana Supreme Court has held
that review under Appellate Rule 7 may include consideration of a person’s total penal consequences within a trial court
sentence.

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Mom may be liable for daughter’s accident

The Indiana Court of Appeals judges agreed that a mother may possibly be liable for her daughter’s accident in which
she struck a pedestrian with her car after drinking and talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident. The judges
didn’t completely agree as to why the mother may be liable.

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Officer’s work with victims recognized

U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Morrison in the Southern District of Indiana
gave Cumberland Police Officer Jimmy Laws the 2010 United States Attorney’s Carol S. Morris Award for Outstanding Contributions
to the Rights of Victims on May 5.

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Disciplinary Actions – 5/12

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission brings charges against attorneys who have violated the state’s
rules for admission to the bar and Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Prosecutor denies alleged misconduct

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi denies that he violated any professional conduct rules in his handling of two high-profile murder cases, specifically in his written or spoken statements made when describing the crimes to the public.

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