Indiana woman formally charged in stepdaughter’s killing

An Indiana woman who was charged Friday in the strangulation death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter told investigators she “was very angry” when she killed the child and hid her body in a shed, court documents allege. Amanda D. Carmack, 34, was charged with murder and strangulation in Skylea Carmack’s killing.

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SCOTUS decision in Timbs civil forfeiture case just a start

The US Supreme Court decision in a landmark Indiana civil forfeiture case ruled that the Eighth Amendment Excessive Fines Clause is incorporated to the states, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s opinion declined to answer one key question: When does the Eighth Amendment prohibit civil forfeiture?

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SCOTUS agrees to hear Indiana civil forfeiture challenge

A lawsuit challenging Indiana’s civil forfeiture procedures will be heard by the United States Supreme Court after the justices granted a writ of certiorari to a case that a national legal organization says will have significant implications on Eighth Amendment protections nationwide.

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Widow of man killed in Marion plane-jet collision sues jet’s pilot

The widow of a firefighter killed when a small plane collided with a business jet in Marion is suing the jet’s pilot and his employer. Autumn Wittkamper contends Richard Darlington and Avis Industrial Corp. are responsible in the April 2 collision that killed 31-year-old David Wittkamper.

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Anesthesia provider gets no relief in noncompete appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the denial of injunctive relief in a fraud case stemming from the alleged breach of a non-compete clause by two anesthesia service providers who worked at Marion General Hospital. The COA found evidentiary support for the trial court’s decision.

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Supreme Court affirms Land Rover forfeiture in drug case

The state of Indiana can move forward with its plan to seize a Land Rover worth more than $40,000 from a convicted heroin dealer after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause does not bar the state from making such a forfeiture.

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