A study by the Indiana Public Defender Commission is highlighting what officials say is a flawed system that encourages contract public defenders to increase their private caseload to cover their overhead costs, which eat the bulk of the compensation they receive for representing indigent defendants.
Arguments about who has jurisdiction in an Indiana riverboat casino case ended Thursday with a ruling that the Indiana Tax Court has retained jurisdiction over the case.
A new leader has been selected to head the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council as longtime executive director David Powell announced his retirement from the role Thursday. Powell has been a leading Statehouse voice advocating on criminal law matters for nearly a decade.
The Indiana Tax Court dealt a win and a loss to a county and a casino that were arguing over how much a gambling resort in southern Indiana was worth during the Great Recession.
Authorities are now warning those reeling from the floods that ravaged northern and southern Indiana against these scammers.
The settlement calls for Switzerland County officials to deliver to Jefferson County within 10 days about $50,000 in economic development money they're currently holding.
A memorial service for Ronald “Ron” Hocker will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Switzerland Circuit Court courtroom. All local attorneys and court staff are welcome to attend to pay their last respects to Hocker, who died Dec. 9 at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
The Indiana Court of Appeals found a Switzerland Circuit Court had no grounds to dismiss the information against a man charged with misdemeanor battery after jabbing the shoulder of a pit boss at Belterra Casino.