• Judge William Lawrence puts down gavel, calls it a career

    Through his nearly 17 years on the federal bench, Judge William T. Lawrence often set aside his work and welcomed into his chambers young attorneys who had arrived seeking his advice, counsel and encouragement. At his recent retirement celebration, his Southern Indiana District Court colleagues said Lawrence was fair, smart and always kind.

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Boyer, first female Allen County judge, announces retirement  

Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer, a longtime judge and the first woman jurist in Allen County, has announced her retirement from the bench after nearly 30 years of service. “Allen County is a better and more compassionate place because Judge Boyer chose a career in public service,” one colleague said.

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Monroe County Judge Ken Todd retiring after more than 40 years

As he reflects on his career before his Oct. 15 retirement, Monroe Circuit Judge Kenneth Todd says his interactions with litigants and courtroom colleagues has been the best part of his 40-year stint on the bench. “I intended to do it for one term, but I found that it was a good fit for me,” he said of his judicial career.

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FedEx drivers get tentative $13.3M ERISA settlement

A proposed workplace-benefits settlement of more than $13.3 million for Federal Express drivers who were wrongly classified as contractors rather than employees has been approved by an Indiana federal judge overseeing a nationwide docket of employment suits against the delivery service.

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