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Morgan County adopts e-filing

Electronic filing is available starting Monday for most civil and criminal cases in Morgan County, the 16th in the state to enable the technology, the Indiana Supreme Court announced. E-filing for cases at the Martinsville courthouse will become mandatory on Nov. 18.

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Morgan County sued over death of jail inmate

The estate of a woman who was found dead in a Morgan County Jail cell after jail staff allegedly knew she required medical attention has filed a federal wrongful death suit against the sheriff, jail staff and contracted health care providers.

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Man who fled after hearing not entitled to discharge

The motion for discharge under Indiana Criminal Rule 4(C) by a man charged in connection with a gun shop burglary in Morgan County was properly denied by the trial court, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Thursday. Much of the delay in bringing him to trial within a year was attributable to the appellant, including his decision to flee after a hearing.

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DLGF ordered to decide whether loan determination is unconstitutional

The Indiana Tax Court Friday sent a case back to the Department of Local Government Finance for it to take another look at its approval of a $400,000 loan for a fire truck to be paid entirely by residents of a Morgan County township. Some residents argued that because the truck would be used by other townships, it’s unconstitutional to order them to be solely responsible for the loan.

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