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Monday, September 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Changes in Marion County Court assignments

The ILB has received several emails on Friday's post. Thanks to several experienced court observers for helping with the answers:

  1. What are the current assignments?

    Answer: See the complete list here. Of those, McCarty, Shaheed, Sosin, Rosenberg, and Sore, are retiring. Dave Cook is finishing Kim Brown's term.

  2. Does the list posted Friday of court assignments mean anything other than changing court rooms? For example, a reader asks: "Does this mean a case now pending before Pat McCarty will be before Gary Miller when Pat retires?"

    Answer: The cases stay with the room. So, yes, Miller will take over McCarty's cases.

  3. Might Welch and Oakes take some of their complex, long pending cases with them? They are staying in the same type of court.

    Answer. If it is a Special Judge case, it goes with the judge. If not, it stays. However, if both sides agree, and judge agrees, cases can travel with judge.

  4. "Regarding your recent post on CHANGES IN MARION COUNTY COURT ASSIGNMENTS, it is interesting that we have not yet had the election. This points out the absurdity that Common Cause is attempting to address in its lawsuit."

    Answer. There are no other candidates on the ballot, so announcing now is not an issue. It gives people time to prepare. Giving new court assignments now will also help some litigants decide if their cases should speed up or slow down!

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 8, 2014 10:42 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts