South Bend attorney Sven Eric Marshall has been sentenced to serve more than 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.94 million in restitution for defrauding investors in his former business, Trust & Investment Advisory Services of Indiana, Inc.
Despite tech, court reporters say they’re here to stay
Even as digital recording is grows, charged sentiment surrounds the use of artificial intelligence in court reporting, industry experts say. According to some, there’s a middle ground to be found: embracing technology to increase efficiency while also relying on humans for nuance.Read More
Year in Review: COVID-19 changed our lives, dominated 2020 news
Despite a landmark election, a Hoosier’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court and countless major developments in the Indiana legal community, this year belonged to the coronavirus, Indiana Lawyer’s top story of 2020.Read More
Judging future jurists: Kirsch grilled in 7th Circuit bid while diversity calls grow and Flaum takes senior status
With two vacancies now on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, President Donald Trump’s nominee for an Indiana seat faced tough questioning on Capitol Hill while bar and civil rights groups called for change on the Chicago-based court, the only all-white federal appeals bench in the nation.Read More
Steven A. Johnson, a Crown Point mediation and labor attorney, has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana after two cases he handed off to his son resulted in two five-figure sanctions and a default judgment of $1.8 million against his client due to negligence.
The Northern District of Indiana approved amendments to five local rules effective Feb. 25, specifically to Local Rules 5-3, 6-1, 7-1, 7-6 and 56-1. Several of the amendments are significant and impact everyday federal civil practice.
The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Indiana police officer in 2019 is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit.
A class certification under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was properly denied against a motel franchisee who sued a fitness equipment vendor, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
In response to a lawsuit challenging judicial selection in Lake County, the state of Indiana is claiming the judicial nominating process does not violate the Constitution or federal voting laws and asserting the court should enter judgment in the case against the plaintiffs.
A $435,000 arbitration award was a money judgment that is subject to discharge in a bankruptcy case, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a dispute between ex-spouses.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the court’s local rules concerning Chapter 12 and 13 bankruptcies.
A trailer company’s lawsuit brought against its insurer after the company was sued by a competitor for a breach of contract was properly dismissed, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed.
Students’ challenge to IU vaccine mandate dismissed after lone plaintiff with standing withdraws from school
A challenge to Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate has been dismissed as moot after the final plaintiff who was not granted a vaccine exemption from IU withdrew from the school.
A man who claimed that several major retailers were liable to him for patent and trade dress infringement has had his complaint against them dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Purdue University must face a lawsuit brought by two former students alleging violations of their rights after they were disciplined following their reports of alleged incidents of assault.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana will host a training session for attorneys on prisoner civil rights litigation on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST via Zoom.
In reviewing the comments made to a barber about a newly hired baseball coach, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found the Northern Indiana District Court did not commit an error when the lower court determined the chatter was not an indication of age discrimination in the hiring process.
Funds amounting to $370,639 were granted to the Northern District of Indiana to help hire additional law enforcement officers in three cities, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Clifford D. Johnson announced Thursday.
A parolee’s Fourth Amendment rights weren’t violated when police extracted data from his cellphone, which contained child pornography, after discovering methamphetamine hidden behind the back cover of the phone’s case, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed.
Clifford Johnson was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Wednesday morning, making him the first African American to hold the position.
7th Circuit: Exclusion of cross-examination of DNA evidence didn’t contribute to verdict in shooting case
The exclusion of cross-examination of DNA evidence did not contribute to the verdict handed to a Fort Wayne man for shooting at his ex-girlfriend and her children, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday.
Southern, Northern District Courts reinstate mask, social distancing mandates despite vaccination status
Just two months after lifting the requirement, the Southern Indiana District Court is imposing restrictions mandating all individuals must again wear masks and social distance in public spaces in the district’s courthouses, regardless of their vaccination status, Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt announced in a Monday order.
7th Circuit declines to impose injection injunction on IU vaccine mandate; students to seek SCOTUS review
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request to enjoin Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, letting the Bloomington-based school system proceed with its requirement that students, faculty and staff be inoculated against the virus before returning to campus this month.