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7th Circuit examines 3-strike rule on prisoner suits

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has followed in the footsteps of some of its sister Circuits, holding that a pro se prisoner suit should proceed because an Indiana federal judge wrongly determined the frequent suit-filing inmate had three strikes rather than two in terms of frivolous claims.

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Clark County self-help center helps pro se litigants

When pro se litigants find themselves in a courthouse for the first time, there’s a good chance they aren’t quite sure what to do. In the Clark County courthouse in Jeffersonville, just across the river from Louisville, a self-help center for pro se litigants in civil cases has been operational since late May.

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County video project deadline extended

The Indiana Supreme Court has extended the deadline for applications for customized versions of the "Family Matters: Choosing to Represent Yourself in Court" video. The new deadline for counties to apply is April 10. Last year, the Indiana Supreme Court Administration Indiana Family Court Project made a video to help courts with self-represented litigant issues. […]

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Lawyer failed to deny note execution under oath

Because an attorney acting pro se in a mortgage suit didn't include a statement in his general denial that the denial was truthful and made under penalty for perjury, he failed to deny under oath the execution of the note, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled today.

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Court: Lawyer necessary in federal litigation

Although the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the convictions of a defendant and his company for violations of the Clean Water Act in an unpublished opinion today, the appellate court wrote a separate opinion to discuss the issue of whether a limited liability corporation can proceed pro se in federal litigation if an attorney had already worked on the case.

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