The Owen County prosecutor has been appointed to the Circuit Court bench in his county, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced this week. Donald VanDerMoore II has been appointed to Owen Circuit Court 1, succeeding Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen, who retired in January.
Family sues nursing home after father’s death during pandemic
Hoosier Ken Burgin is honoring his late father, Kenneth “Butch” Burgin, by advocating on his behalf after Butch’s unexpected death just two months after becoming a resident at an Owen County nursing home last year.Read More
Two Indiana judges and one attorney have been named the final candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Indiana.
A worker injured in a car accident while on the job will receive payment from his insurance company after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found the policy provision which reduced coverage by the amount paid on a workers’ compensation claim payment did not comport with the state’s underinsured motorist statute.
A man seeking to restore his right to possess a firearm following his conviction for battery against his wife can proceed with his restoration proceedings in state court after the Court of Appeals of Indiana overturned a finding that the man needed to take his case to federal court.
A Bloomington man who claimed he never received notice of a court hearing established prima facie error in a case where the mother of his child was awarded custody and parenting time, prompting the Court of Appeals of Indiana to reverse and remand to the trial court.
In welcoming Indiana’s newest attorneys Friday, Chief Justice Loretta Rush pointed out the class represented a series of firsts for the state’s legal profession — they were the first to be admitted in an in-person ceremony in two years and were the first to take the Uniform Bar Exam.
The elected Putnam County prosecutor should not be disciplined for accusations that he failed to disclose a deal for testimony from a witness who claimed he was wrongly identified, placing him in danger behind bars as a “snitch.” The hearing officer in Timothy Bookwalter’s attorney discipline case said the prosecutor violated no rules, should not be punished and urged the Indiana Supreme Court to re-examine the ethical duties of prosecutors.
The Indiana Court of Appeals in granting a petition for rehearing upheld its former decision for a family-owned trash company seeking to build a solid waste transfer station in Owen County.
A family-owned trash collection business hoping to set up a new transfer station in Owen County won a reversal from the Indiana Court of Appeals following its struggle to proceed due to a dispute with county officials.
An elected Indiana prosecutor who allegedly failed to disclose to the defense a deal he requested to secure witness testimony against a criminal defendant is facing an attorney discipline complaint. Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy L. Bookwalter has been charged with professional misconduct by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
The husband of the former Owen County auditor, who was found to have purchased about $346,000 worth of personal items with county-issued credit cards, must repay the full amount of money he received from the sale of land that his wife fraudulently transferred to him.
Officials say more than 550 birds and 10 dogs allegedly being kept for use in animal fighting have been rescued from properties in two Indiana counties.
A second Indiana law school has partnered with the Indiana Supreme Court to expose more students to the practice of law in less urban communities through a rural judicial clerkship program. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announced its collaboration with the state’s highest court, introducing five students who will take part in the “Supporting Rural Justice Initiative.”
A southern Indiana man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-month-old girl was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement.
The trial of a southern Indiana man accused of abducting and killing a 1-year-old girl has been delayed.
A judge in Spencer presiding over the case of a man accused of abducting and killing a 1-year-old girl has ordered certain records sealed.
Thirteen counties will join Indiana’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative this year, which will include 32 counties after the expansion is complete.