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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Indiana, Wisconsin Lawyers Get Tough Questions Over States’ Marriage Bans"

Award-winnning reporter Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed, who just tweeted "Y'all. I've seen 10 federal appellate arguments over marriage, and I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judges quiz state about gay marriage ban's impact on kids"

Here is the story posted by Jill Disis and Tim Evans of the IndyStar....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Same sex marriage bans come under tough questioning"

Here is the story posted by the NWI Times staff. A few quotes:Judge Richard Posner, who was appointed by President...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana, Wisconsin defend gay-marriage bans: Judge asks for reason behind state laws"

Here is the preliminary version of Niki Kelly's coverage today for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette of the State's appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - Some stories about the 7th Circuit oral argument tomorrow on Indiana same sex marriage

From August 22nd, this story by Jill Disis of the Indianapolis Star, headed "8 things to know about Indiana's same-sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 25, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Latest ruling overturning same-sex marriage ban makes Indiana governor a party to suit"

Here is Jill Disis' Indianapolis Star story on yesterday's ruling by federal Judge Richard Young in Bowling v. Pence. See...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "ILB on Bowling v. Pence & Judge Young’s Scolding of the Governor"

New post: ILB on Bowling v. Pence & Judge Young's Scolding of the Governor http://t.co/0AmisfmwxS— Doug Masson (@DougMasson) August 20,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - How does today's ruling by Judge Young impact his dismissal of Love v. Pence? (Or, Governor scolded by Judge) [Corrected]

How does today's ruling by Judge Young impact his dismissal of Love v. Pence? On July 28th the ILB wrote...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Young rules in remaining same sex marriage case before him

See this July 20th ILB entry for background on Bowling v. Pence. Of the five same-sex marriage cases filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - Annex Books, yet again ... Indy files petition with SCOTUS

The ILB has many, many entries on the long-fought case of Annex Books v. City of Indianapolis, dating back to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana opinions today

In Elliott Levin v. William Miller (SD Ind., Barker), a 13-page opinion with a separate concurring opinion, Judge Easterbrook...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

Dan Carden of the NWI Times has a story, plus a copy of the complaint and the ruling, in SD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Purdue appeals Wartell decision"

The ILB has a list of posts on the lawsuits related to former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell's ouster. On Saturday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ind. Decisions - How will time be divided between consolidated plaintiff-appellees in Indiana's SSM case before the 7th Circuit?

Some quotes from the 7/31/14 brief of Counsel for the Baskin Plaintiffs [h/t @EQCF], asking the Court to allow them...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ind. courts - Appellees file brief in State of Indiana's 7th Circuit appeal

Here is the State of Indiana brief in Baskin v. Borgan, filed Tuesday, July 15th by the Indiana attorney general....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - The fate of the original Indiana same-sex marriage lawsuit, Love v. Pence

In mid-March, five separate cases (see list in this post) were filed in federal court challenging various aspects of Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 28, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - Update on Same-Sex Marriages in Indiana from the ACLU

Read it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Appellees’ Response to Appellants’ Petition for Initial Hearing En Banc

Earlier this afternoon the ILB posted a link to and briefly discussed the Wisconsin plaintiffs' response to Wisconsin's motion that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Appellees’ Response to Appellants’ Petition for Initial Hearing En Banc

The plaintiffs in the Wisconsin same-sex marriage case, which has been joined with the Indiana appeal before the 7th Circuit,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Indiana's Anticipatory Motion for Stay of Judgment Pending Appeal in pending same-sex marriage lawsuit

Of the five same-sex marriage cases filed in Indiana federal court in March, one, Bowling v. Pence, has not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Anything new in Indiana's appeal to the 7th Circuit of Judge Young's ruling? [Updated with more speculation on en banc]

7th Circuit held a conference call with parties to Indiana same-sex marriage case at 4PM today, to work out details....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Attorneys in Baskin today filed an "Emergency Motion to Lift the Court's Stay in Part"

The blanket stay granted late Friday by the 7th Circuit included Plaintiffs-Appellees Amy Sandler and Nikole (“Niki”) Quasney, who had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - So where are we now on same-sex marriage in Indiana?

Last Friday afternoon was the time of the ILB's last post of that busy week. The post dealt with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Ind. couples marrying in various counties this morning

The Bloomington Herald-Times has dropped its paywall for this story, "At least 19 same-sex couples marry in Bloomington," and this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ind. Court - Much news about yesterday's Indiana same-sex marriage ruling

The Indianapolis Star has a number of stories this morning, including "Judge throws out Indiana's same-sex marriage ban" by Jill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - AG Zoeller files a motion for stay in same-sex marriage case

This afternoon Attorney General Zoeller has filed a 12-page emergency motion for stay pending appeal of today's same-sex marriage ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - The same-sex marriage ruling and the county clerks

Here is the Office of the Governor Statement on Federal Court Ruling on Indiana’s Marriage Statute:Indianapolis – The following statement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SD Ind. Judge Young rules Indiana's same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional

Chief Judge Young rules today that "Indiana’s same sex marriage ban violates the due process clause and equal protection clause...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Fares Pawn, LLC v. Ind. Dept. Financial Inst. (SD Ind., Young), an 18-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Indiana businesses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Convenience Stores Pursue Legal Action to be able to Sell Cold Beer"

Updating this ILB post from May 14, 2013, which includes a copy of the complaint, today Chief Judge Richard L....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Courts - No tweeting (etc.) from SD Indiana courtrooms

The May 29th order from Chief Judge Richard L. Young doesn't specifically mention tweeting, or texting, or taking notes on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "Indiana shoreline jurisdiction dispute turns into 2-year legal battle"

Updating this March 4, 2014 ILB post, yesterday the Natiional Park Service had this story leading their daily publication, The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana AG asks judge to stay gay marriage ruling"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, which quotes from, and links to, Judge Young's 14-page ruling re Amy Sandler and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 09, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge enjoins Indiana, requiring it to recognize one same-sex couple's out-of-state marriage

Chief Judge Richard L. Young, USDC, SD Ind, issued this 14-page order late this morning in the case of Baskin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: The status of the five Indiana same-sex marriage cases

In this April 22nd post, I wrote:In a phone conference involving counsel in all five pending cases, Judge Young yesterday,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - The status of the five Indiana same-sex marriage cases

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, here is a longer version of Charles Wilson's story for the AP. Some quotes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Written order in Baskin v. Bogan request for emergency recognition

Here is Judge Young's April 18th written order supporting his bench ruling April 10th in the case of Baskin v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 21, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Opponents of same-sex unions called federal Judge Richard Young an activist judge who was unilaterally trampling the law"

That is according to this opinion piece today by Maureen Hayden of CNHI in the New Albany News & Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 21, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Henderson (ND Ind., Miller), a 10-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Marcus Henderson (“Henderson”) was indicted for being...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Federal judge orders Indiana to recognize marriage of gay couple before one partner dies"

Here is the AP take on yesterday's SD Ind. decision (earlier posts here and here). Some quotes from Charles D....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: SD Ind. grants emergency request for immediate, 28-day recognition of the out-of-state marriage of one Indiana couple

Attorney General Zoeller's office has issued this statement re today's decision:EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- On Thursday in the U.S. District Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SD Ind. grants emergency request for immediate, 28-day recognition of the out-of-state marriage of one Indiana couple

Updating this post from earlier this morning, SD Ind. Chief Judge Richard Young has, per this Indy Star story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - Federal Court Upholds Plymouth’s Local Ordinance in DOJ Challenge

The City of Plymouth’s local ordinance calculating longevity pay for a police officer who was on leave for service in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ind. Courts - Sarah Evans Barker Announces Decision to Take Senior Status

Sarah Evans Barker was appointed to the federal bench 30 years ago and I remember it well. There were no...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Spierer request that judge seal information in federal lawsuit denied

Updating these ILB posts from Jan. 30th and Feb. 12th, 2014, both headed "Parents of Lauren Spierer ask judge to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana shoreline jurisdiction dispute turns into 2-year legal battle"

Recall this ILB post (and the earlier linked entries) from Jan. 1st, headed "Court rules against Long Beach lakefront property...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

7th Circuit - Oral argument today in 2012 challenge to involving Marion County slating statute

Also today at 7th Circuit: 13-3027 | Zachary Mulholland v. Marion County Election Board | oral argument Discussion at beginning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit hearing appeal of Notre Dame ACA chellenge this morning [Updated]

Updating this ILB post from this morning, here is the South Bend Tribune story reported by Madeline Buckeley, who attended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit hearing appeal of Notre Dame ACA chellenge this morning [Updated]

Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune tweets (@Mabuckley88 ) that she is at the 7th Circuit in Chicago, watching...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case yesterday, Feb. 3rd

In USA v. Darnell Jackson, a 9-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Darnell Jackson unlawfully possessed a firearm for a period...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Strip club owners to appeal Angola zoning"

A search of the ILB reveals efforts to restrict strip clubs by communities throughout the state, including most recently Kokomo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "Adult bookstore court case could cost city taxpayers"

The ILB has lost track of the various manifestations of Annex Books (long list of entries here); the most recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "Durham won't have to pay to appeal $200M fraud conviction"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 7, 2013, the 7th Circuit calendar shows that tomorrow at 9:30 the 7th Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit "rules 3 Notre Dame students can intervene in lawsuit challenging health care law"

Here is an extended version of Tom Coyle's AP story from yesterday. A quote:The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge stalls contraception insurance mandate for diocese" [Updated]

Updating this Dec. 23rd ILB entry, headed "Judge [Simon] rules against Notre Dame in health care suit" (which includes a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Spierers' lawsuit survives motion to dismiss hurdle

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, which includes a copy of the ruling, USA TODAY today has a story headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules against Notre Dame in health care suit"

Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune reports this afternoon in a story, complete with a copy of the ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Spierers' lawsuit survives motion to dismiss hurdle

In a 24-page order today, federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has denied a motion to dismiss, concluding:A motion to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge grants new trial for felon, says U.S. attorney’s office failed to disclose evidence"

Here is Jill Disis' long story in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:A U.S. District Court judge has ordered a new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 20, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Federal judge blocks chemical abortion law that targeted Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 27th, a challenge to a law from Wisconsin has reached the 7th Circuit. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Federal judge blocks chemical abortion law that targeted Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette"

Updating the ILB's post from last evening, linking to the federal judge's order, here is a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Federal district court temporarily enjoins state enforcement of IC 16-18-2-1.5(a)(2) which Planned Parenthood has asserted would shut down its Lafayette clinic [Updated]

Updating this Nov. 8th ILB post headed "Ind. Decisions - SD Ind. orders IDOH to act by Nov. 13...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "David Wyser, former chief deputy prosecutor, sentenced to probation"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, a reader has pointed out that the Star story quoted did not mention that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Wyser, former chief deputy prosecutor, sentenced to probation"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries referencing former Marion County Prosecutor David Wyser, including this one from earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SD Ind. orders IDOH to act by Nov. 13 on PPINK requests that have been pending before it for almost 4 months

Updating this most recent ILB entry on the dispute, from Oct. 31st, today federal Judge Magnus-Stinson has issued a 5-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Ruling of SD Ind. on filings under seal

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 16th, Tom LoBiancno of the AP reports today:INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Former Indianapolis attorney William Conour gets 10 years in prison"

Updating a lengthy list of earlier ILB entries on the Conour debacle, Kristine Guerra of the Indianapolis Star reports today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 18, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Ruling of SD Ind. on filings under seal

In Planned Parenthood of Ind. and Ky. v. Comm. Indiana State Dept. Mental Health, a 4-page, 10/15/13 order, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Wm Conour sentencing report worth reading [Updated]

Here is the 24-page United States' sentencing commentary in the case of U.S. v. William F. Conour, the former Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: ND Ind. issues opinion in Herx motion to compel discovery

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:FORT WAYNE – The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - ND Ind. issues opinion in Herx motion to compel discovery

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries in the case of Herx v. Diocese of Ft. Wayne, the ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Fed. CJ Young stays most civil cases at request of U.S.

SD Ind Chief Judge Richard L. Young has acted on a motion from the United States asking for a stay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: ACLU of Indiana Challenge to Marion County Judicial Election System Survives Motion to Dismiss

Updating this ILB entry from Friday, including a link to the ruling, Tim Evans has just posted a story to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Courts - "Former Gary cop gets 30 months; faked letters to judge, court finds "

Updating earlier ILB entries from Aug. 20 and Sept. 3 headed "Fake letters supporting ex-Gary cop sent to judge, prosecutors...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - ACLU of Indiana Challenge to Marion County Judicial Election System Survives Motion to Dismiss

Updating this Jan. 7th ILB entry, which includes a link to the amended complaint, here is federal Judge Richard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge splits verdict in EPA case against U.S. Steel"

Teresa Auch Schultz reports today in the Gary Post Tribune:The federal government can’t seek to fine U.S. Steel for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - Updating "Pa. boobies bracelet case may influence FWCS suit"

Updating yesterday's post, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this story today - some quotes:The girl...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on “Three Is a Magic Number” writes Judge Magnus-Stinson

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, which includes the Order, the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer has an AP report headed "Court allows...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Pa. boobies bracelet case may influence FWCS suit", and a personal comment

Updating her story from this morning, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports late this afternoon:A federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - “Three Is a Magic Number” writes Judge Magnus-Stinson

On August 16th, SD Ind. Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson issued this 28-page Order Denying Motion to Dismiss in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on "WellPoint, Inc. Agrees to Pay $90 Million to Settle Class Action Suit"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 31, 2012 (you can follow the links back to all the stories, including the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Don Marsh wins $2.17M in supermarket counter-claim"

"A federal judge called the behavior of Don Marsh, second from left, 'cavalier, irresponsible, greedy, and deceitful.' But an employment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 01, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: "State, Planned Parenthood reach agreement in funding dispute"

Updating this entry from this morning, here are the Stipulation to Enter Into Agreed Judgment, signed by the Indiana ACLU...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge gives prison 30 days to allow Muslim prayer" [Updated with order]

Updating this ILB entry from June 28th, quoting from Charles Wilson's AP report on the hearing June 27th on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday, July 05, 2013

Environment - "A federal judge tossed a lawsuit by a group of Dune Acres residents against the National Park Service’s efforts to restore Cowles Bog to its original state"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the Cowles Bog restoration in NW Indiana, Teresa Auch Schultz's story July 3rd in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 05, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "US-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh wins prison prayer lawsuit"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 13th, Charles Wilson of the AP reports today:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The warden of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "ACLU says prisons not complying with court order "

Updating this ILB post from June 26th, Charles Wilson of the AP reports on the hearing held Wednesday before U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "ACLU says prisons not complying with court order "

Charles Wilson reports for the AP in a story that begins:A federal judge has ordered the Indiana Department of Correction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Further updating "Teacher Fired After Receiving Fertility Treatments"

Updating a long list of ILB entries on Emily Herx's lawsuit against the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Charles Wilson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - Former "Lawyer William F. Conour must account for $80,000 in missing assets by Friday"

Tim Evans' long story begins on the front-page of today's Indianapolis Star. A quote:More than a year later, Conour remains...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge Sarah Evans Barker called the NEA’s reasoning that she reconsider one of her previous rulings 'both puzzling and preposterous.'”

That from this story this afternoon by Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star. More:In her order from last week, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Federal Judge Robert Miller OKs defense team's early use of predictive coding"

From Law Technology News, via Law.com, this story that begins:Judge Robert Miller Jr., of the United States District Court for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 22, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Indiana ACLU wins immigration suit against Indiana

WRTV 6 has the early story here. The ILB has the rulings and will be posting them momentarily... Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 29, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Former Lake County Coroner and Clerk Thomas Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 21st, Teresa Auch Schultz of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:Former Lake County Coroner Thomas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Frontier Ins. V. Hitchcock (SD Ind., Pratt), a 5-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook concludes:If the existence of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Notre Dame sues feds over requirement to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 27th, Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune has a story today headed "Notre...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Over a dozen challenges filed in federal court to Indianapolis smoking ban

Updating this ILB entry from June 13, 2012, the City of Indianapolis' smoking ban now has been upheld by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - District court dismisses antitrust action against NCAA

In a 25-page opinion filed yesterday, in the case of John Rock et. al v. NCAA (1:12-cv-01019-JMS-DKL), Judge Magnus-Stinson dismissed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 02, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Former Lake County Coroner and Clerk Thomas Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption"

Bill Dolan of the NWI Times has the story this afternoon. The story begins:HAMMOND | Senior U.S. District Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal judge denies Joseph Corcoran’s request for relief in his 1999 death sentence

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 15, 2013, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Notre Dame sues feds over requirement to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives

Updating this ILB entry from January 10th, the South Bend Tribune today has published a long opinion piece by Bridgette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Right to work law decisions in ND Ind. and 7th Circuit

From a story by the Indianapolis Star's Robert King and Tim Evans:A federal judge threw out a union’s lawsuit seeking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge denies Joseph Corcoran’s request for relief in his 1999 death sentence.

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has the story here. It begins:A U.S. District Court judge won’t...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "US-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh wins prison prayer lawsuit"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, here is today's 30-page ruling by SD Ind.Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Notre Dame sues feds over requirement to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives

Updating this May 21, 2012 ILB entry, which includes a link to the complaint, Tom Moore and Margaret Fosmoe of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Durham won't have to pay to appeal $200M fraud conviction"

From the Indianapolis Star:A federal judge says a former Indiana financier doesn't have to pay to appeal his conviction for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 07, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: District Court issues decision following bench trial in 8th Amendment case

Updating earlier ILB entries, Charles Wilson of the AP reports in a long story that begins:Indiana has been “deliberately indifferent”...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: District Court issues decision following bench trial in 8th Amendment case

Updating this ILB post from this morning, which included a link to the opinion, here is the ACLU media advisory,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: District Court issues decision following bench trial in 8th Amendment case

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star now has this preliminary story, headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - District Court issues decision following bench trial in 8th Amendment case

The ACLU has issued this notice this morning:ACLU of Indiana to Address U.S. District Court Decision Regarding Inhumane Treatment of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Contraception Mandate Faces Justice Sotomayor and Seventh Circuit"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 29, 2012, re the Dec. 27th decision in Grote Industries v. Sebelius by Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Judge Barker denies injunction in Affordable Care Act challenge

The news yesterday, as stated briefly in the NY Times:Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court refused to block...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Environment - "Judge rejects Dune Acres residents' plea to stop NPS tree cutting"

Updating these earlier ILB entries from April 13, 2012 and May 11, 2012, Kevin Nevers reports Dec. 13th in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Lawsuit to clean up Indiana voter rolls can proceed"

From the AP:INDIANAPOLIS — A conservative watchdog group's bid to force Indiana to clean up its voter registration rolls can...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Federal judge to study felon's plea for help suing West Lafayette"

That is the headline to this long weekend story in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Sophia Voravong. It begins:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Courts - "Courts to hear challenges to Obama recess appointments"

Two of those challenges were hear by the 7th Circuit on Friday, according to this lengthy Nov. 29th story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit heard oral argument on Nov. 28th re Indiana's Facebook ban for sex offenders

The case is John Doe v. Prosecutor, Marion County. You can listen to the oral argument here. It opens with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "WellPoint, Inc. Agrees to Pay $90 Million to Settle Class Action Suit"

Updating this ILB entry from June 16, 2012, Jeff Swiatek reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Indiana ACLU wins two 1st amendment settlements in Allen County

A long editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:Two legal settlements; two important civil rights affirmed. Separate lawsuits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Adult bookstore court case could cost city taxpayers"

The most recent ILB entry in this long list of entries on the case of Annex Books v. City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal judge Pratt upholds Indiana's Facebook ban for sex offenders

Updating this June 24, 2012 ILB entry, which includes links to the Indiana opinion in Doe v. Prosecutor, Nebraska's federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana BMV sets hearing for man denied voter ID"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 12th, that was headed "More on: Federal court ruling holds the right to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Former Merrillville Town Court clerk enters guilty plea in fed court"

Christin Nance Lazerus reports today in the Gary Post Tribune:Former Merrillville Town Court clerk Virlissa Crenshaw pleaded guilty to stealing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Federal court ruling today holds the right to be issued a photo ID needed to vote, marry and adopt children is a property right protected by the 14th amendment

In Worley v. Waddell, Comm. of BMV (SD Ind.), a 12-page order issued late this afternoon, Judge Barker rules...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ind. Decision - More on: 7th Circuit rules in Taflinger suit

Updating this ILB entry from August 13, 2011, on remand, according to this new Indianapolis Star story by Jill Disis:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana legislators ask federal judge to allow them to defend state's immigration law"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports late this afternoon in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — Three state senators say Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal re sex offender registry issue [Updated]

In Schepers, et al v. Ind. Dept. Corrections (SD Ind., Pratt), a 16-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:WOOD, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Swanson v. US (SD Ind., Barker), a 19-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:David Swanson alleges in a 28 U.S.C....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Zoeller says integrity was at risk: Indiana AG explains why he won't defend immigration law."

Updating this ILB entry from July 31st, Dave Stephens of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - " Indiana backs off defense of new immigration law"

From the AP:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state attorney general's office says it no longer will defend most of the disputed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - ND Ind. rules "Hammond rental sign-up fee disparity unconstitutional"

According to a story today by Marisa Kwiatkowski in the NWI Times:FORT WAYNE | A federal court judge on Tuesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Federal court rules against Hoosier Environmental Council in its I-69 Suit against Army Corps

In HOOSIER ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL et al v. UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS et al, a 23-page 7/24/12 order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge Pratt upholds Indiana's Facebook ban for sex offenders

Updating several entries from last month on "Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook" (see most recent here, from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Environment - "Man gets probation, home detention for decade of environmental violations in Michigan City"

Saarah Tompkins reported June 20th in the NWI Times in a story that begins:HAMMOND | The former superintendent of Michigan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Durham Faces Trial Over Fair Finance Co"

Updating this ILB entry from June 11th, the verdict came in on Wednesday, June 20th. Here are a few quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "WellPoint, Inc. Agrees to Pay $90 Million to Settle Class Action Suit"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday (which includes a link to the settlement agreement), Jeff Swiatek has a report today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "WellPoint, Inc. Agrees to Pay $90 Million to Settle Class Action Suit"

From a press release just received:June 15, 2012 – WellPoint has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - "No cellphones at Durham trial"

This item appears in the IndyStar "Behind Closed Doors" column today:Federal prosecutors will use Tim Durham's cellphone calls to support...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "Pratt’s order should be required reading for law students as it states precisely how not to bring a lawsuit."

Updating this ILB entry from March 28th, which includes a link to the March 26th order, the Indianapolis Business Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ind. Law - "State asks federal judge to uphold Indiana immigration law "

Earlier this week AG Zoeller filed a response to a motion for summary judgment in the federal lawsuit challenging the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "A federal court ruling Friday means the town of Crothersville and its water and sewer utilities violated a couple’s constitutional right to due process when their utilities were cut off for nonpayment in April 2010."

Dan Davis has the story in at Seymour/Jackson County Trib Town:That ruling from U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Pratt’s order should be required reading for law students as it states precisely how not to bring a lawsuit."

That is a quote from this long story today at Forbes.com, reported by Daniel Fisher, headed "Judge Slaps Motley Rice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Plaintiff’s counsel needlessly complicated the Court’s task of summarizing the relevant facts."

That is a quote from the beginning of a footnote on p. 2 of an 11/17/11 opinion by federal Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules for health insurer: She says class action against WellPoint by former Anthem policyholders is prohibited"

That was the headline to this story by John Russell in the business section of the Dec. 28, 2011 Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Judge: DOC Violating Law By Not Offering Kosher Meals"

Updating this May 10, 2011 entry re Judge Magnus-Stinson's 28-page, Nov. 4, 2010 opinion in Willis et al. v. Comm.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "South Bend appealing judge decision on Family Dollar property"

Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Family Dollar site case. Today the South Bend Tribune...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Man gets 6 years for seeking sex with teen"

Sophia Voravong reports today in a long story in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Erik S. Epperson, 22, flew more than 2,000...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Updating: Fort Wayne Airport defends handbill policies in face of lawsuit

Updating earlier ILB entries with this heading, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported Dec. 8th in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Lincoln Plowman Sentenced to Federal Prison"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 16th, Jim Shella of WISH TV reports late this afternoon:Lincoln Plowman is headed to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "South Bend explores options in response to latest Family Dollar ruling"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 22nd, WSBT-TV reported yesterday afternoon:A federal judge approved the public auction of the former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "South Bend attorney to be sentenced in fraud case"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 6th, Mary Kate Malone reports in a story posted late yesterday afternoon in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Purdue discloses student’s name to film company"

A brief AP story yesterday reported that:WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue University has disclosed the name of a student...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "South Bend explores options in response to latest Family Dollar ruling"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 20th, Erin Blasko of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Oral argument tomorrow before the 7th Circuit in Planned Parent v. IN Dept. Of Health

Updating this Oct. 19th ILB entry, the oral argument in the appeal of Judge Pratt's 6/24/11 district court ruling granting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Medical equipment provider settles with government"

Matt Thacker reports in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune in a long story:JEFFERSONVILLE — The U.S. Attorney and Indiana Attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Following up on: ACLU sues in federal court "to block South Bend from spending $1.2 million to buy a Family Dollar store and selling the property for $1 to the local Roman Catholic diocese"

This ILB entry from Sept. 10, 2011, included this quote from the South Bend Tribune:One way or another, South Bend’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Oral argument tomorrow before the 7th Circuit in Planned Parent v. IN Dept. Of Health

Start with this Sept. 26th ILB entry for background. This is the appeal of Judge Pratt's 6/24/11 district court ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Bad news for those who still answer their landlines and cells

Federal Judge William T. Lawrence has issued a permanent injunction this afternoon against the enforcement of Indiana’s Automated Dialing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "State files new brief in Planned Parenthood appeal"

Attorney General Greg Zoeller has just issued a news release headed "State files new brief in Planned Parenthood appeal." It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: "Judge blocks discovery into aspiring lawyers' mental health"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 6, 2011, which quoted a National Law Journal story that began:A federal judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Plowman's "Verdict sends a message"

Updating yesterday's entry, Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has this wrap-up today of the federal jury verdict in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ind. Courts- More on: Plowman bribery trial starts this week in federal court

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 6, Mr. Plowman has been found guilty of bribery and extortion charges. See Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Pratt reverses her own TRO blocking Indiana from cutting the fees it pays pharmacists for dispensing Medicaid prescriptions by 38 percent.

Here is the short version:The Court must reverse its decision on the TRO and DENY Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: ACLU sues in federal court "to block South Bend from spending $1.2 million to buy a Family Dollar store and selling the property for $1 to the local Roman Catholic diocese"

Updating this ILB entry from Set. 8, 2011, Tom Moor of the South Bend Tribune reports in a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: ACLU sues in federal court "to block South Bend from spending $1.2 million to buy a Family Dollar store and selling the property for $1 to the local Roman Catholic diocese"

Updating this ILB entry from August 18th, Mary Kate Malone reports today in the South Bend Tribune under the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 08, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Settlement in Indiana Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday evening, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:U.S. District Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Settlement in Indiana Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993

Details here, via press release which begins:Today, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt approved the settlement of a class action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Can Schools Punish Students for Posting Racy Photos Online?"

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, Adam Cohen of Time has a long story today on the recent ND Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Much more on the ND Ind. decision in T.V. et al. v. Smith-Green Community Schools

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, which already include several by Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reporter Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - “Not Much Good Takes Place at Slumber Parties for High School Kids, and This Case Proves the Point”

Prof. Eugene Volokh has posted this commentary on Wednesday's decision by Judge Simon in T.V. v. Smith-Green Community School Corp....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Ruling in "School sued for punishing teens over MySpace pix"

Updating Wednesday evening's ILB entry, which includes a link to the opinion, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Ruling in "School sued for punishing teens over MySpace pix"

Remember this ILB entry from Oct. 31, 2009, relating to "two girls, both sophomore fall-sport athletes, [who] were suspended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Ind. Gov. - State settles 1998 "federal lawsuit accusing the DNR of violating the federal Clean Water Act, with the state paying $8.5 million, in part, to clean up a mess"

Rebecca S. Green has the story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:More than a dozen years after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 06, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - State files brief in 7th Circuit appeal of Judge Pratt's district court ruling granting preliminary injunction

This June 28th ILB entry reported that Indiana's attorney general was appealing the Planned Parenthood decision, linking to an AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Will we be seeing Tim Durham's unredacted financial statement?

If you are following the Tim Durham case, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinsom issued an interesting, 2-page order yesterday that concludes:For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "NIPSCO, EPA settlement on pollution sent back by fed court judge"

Updating this ILB entry from May 11, 2011, Teresa Auch Schultz reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:A federal judge approved...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - NYT editorial cites three district court preliminary injunctions

The editorial, headed "The Courts Step In," begins:In three new rulings, federal judges in different states have acted to block...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Judge blocks Indiana from cutting Medicaid Rx fees" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from July 9, which included a copy of Judge Pratt's order, John Russell of the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Community Pharmacies files to enjoin FSSA 38% dispensing fee reduction

Updating these ILB entries from July 3rd and yesterday, July 8th, 2011, federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt yesterday filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 09, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Senator Slams Judge's Immigration Law Ruling"

Evidently Sen. Delph is not yet done speaking out on Judge Barker's immigration ruling. 6News' Joanna Masse has the story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana's attorney general is appealing a judge's decision blocking part of new abortion law that took away some of the public funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana"

So reports the AP's Ken Kusmer. The appeal was filed today with the 7th Circuit. See earlier ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Sen. Delph Criticizes Judges in Facebook and Twitter entries

Jim Shella of WISHTV News has the story. Quotes:The state Senator who authored Indiana’s immigration reform law has criticism for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "The fact that the judge was able to find grave problems with the legislation raises questions about how much consideration -- and how much input from doctors -- went into drafting those two measures in the first place" [Updated]

Re the PPIN opinion issued Friday, Heather Gillers has another story today (see Sat. story here) in the Indianapolis Star....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "In rapid succession, federal judges slam the brakes on major elements of Indiana's strict immigration and abortion laws"

If you don't read the paper version of the Indianapolis Star, you need to click here to see today's front-page....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Indy Star stories on both the immigration and Planned Parenthood opinions

"Judge issues injunction on Indiana's immigration law" is here. "Judge stays abortion law that defunded Planned Parenthood" is here. Both...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Injunction in immigration case also said to be out

Here it is, Judge Barker's 39-page preliminary injunction. Some quotes:III. Balance of Harms We have already found that Plaintiffs will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Judge's Pratt's 44-page ruling in Planned Parenthood

Here it is....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Ruling expected in Planned Parenthood within the next hour

Per WRTV Ch. 6 bulletin. Watch at 7 pm. 6:46 pm tweet:hgillers Heather Gillers Federal court just issued an injunction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Electronic Arts Has Right to Refer to John Dillinger in Its Video Games"

Two SD Indiana decisions from last week, missed by the ILB but reported on and linked to today by Prof....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Hammond’s apartment ordinance blocked by federal judge"

Teresa Auch Schultz reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:A federal judge has blocked a Hammond ordinance that charges non-city apartment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit to hear girls basketball discrimination lawsuit next Tuesday

Updating this March 11, 2011 ILB entry that quoted an (unfortunately no longer available) Richmond Paladium-Item story that began:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 27, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "State waited too long to sue Madison Center in South Bend"

That is the headline to this story by Jeff Parrott in today's South Bend Tribune. From the story:The state of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Pratt's denial of TRO in PPIN case

Updating earlier ILB entries, the most recent of which is here, the ILB has now obtained a copy of federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. courts - Still more on: PPIN files for temporary restraining order and injunction in U.S. District Court

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press has just tweeted:U.S. District Judge Tonya Walton Pratt denies Planned Parenthood's effort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "NIPSCO, EPA settlement on pollution sent back by fed court judge"

Teresa Auch Schultz reports in today's Gary Post Tribune:A federal judge cited problems with an agreement between the Northern Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit to hear girls basketball discrimination lawsuit

Updating these earlier ILB entries that were posted under the heading "IHSAA faces Title IX lawsuit over scheduling: Former coach...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Paternity affidavits challenged: New rule discriminates against them, says suit by foreign nationals"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is a copy of today's 8-page ruling by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "FedEx Defeats Drivers Claims' Seeking Full Employee Benefits"

Karen Gullo of Bloomberg News has the story here. A few quotes:FedEx Corp. drivers were found by a judge to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "$15 million verdict given in fatal crash on Toll Road"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:FORT WAYNE – A federal judge awarded more than $15...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Following up on: Federal Judge Barker enjoins 10% cuts in foster care payments

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 26, 2010, the AP's Ken Kusmer reported yesterday:Indiana won't cut subsidies to parents and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Indd. Decisions - "Judge: DOC Violating Law By Not Offering Kosher Meals"

From Indy 6 News:INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge has ruled the Indiana Department of Correction is violating the law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "In its prior order, this Court found that these claims were delusional."

In Leadbetter and Teusch v. Parkview Hospital (ND Ind., 10/20/10), a 3-page opinion, Judge Lozano concludes:It is past time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Sweetwater Sound alleged that Audiolines illegally copied Sweetwater’s online content, including product information and specifications, and posted them on the Audiolines website"

From a news release today, Sweetwater won its trademark infringement suit against Audiolines:On October 21, 2010, the District Court [ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - Continuing on with "Life, Death and Insurance: Indiana's $15 Million Mystery "

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, Leslie Scism and Mark Mremon of the Wall Street Journal report today:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: ND Judge rules LaPorte must replace crumbling sidewalks

Updating these ILB entries from Jan. 1, 2010 (including a link to the opinion) and Jan. 6, 2010, Stan Maddux...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Abortion doc wins injunction in privacy feud"

Updating this ILB entry from August 13th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has a long editorial headed "What abortion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Abortion doc wins injunction in privacy feud"

The most recent ILB entry on the Fort Wayne "abortion ordinance" or "patient safety ordinance" dispute is from June 13,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - Speculation over applicability of SCOTUS "honest services" decision continues in NW Ind. ("The Region")

Updating this ILB entry from July 10th, Sarah Tompkins of the NW Indiana Times reports today under the headline "Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Cantrell case should hold up, Capp says"

Jon Seidel reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:U.S. Attorney David Capp says the conviction of political insider Robert Cantrell should...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Judge Barker rules in Greenwood school prayer case

Updating this ILB entry from May 1, 2010, Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog has this item today, headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "What’s a high-stakes patent case without a fierce discovery dispute and cries of an unfair 'fishing expedition'?"

That is the lede to this "Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Compel" filed yesterday in the case of Eli...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Social Networking Information Is Discoverable"

Smart HR Manager posted this teaser today:Information that two sexual harassment claimants posted on their Facebook and MySpace pages is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge Barker rules in Greenwood school prayer case

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which includes a copy of Judge Barker's 21-page Order, John Tuohy and Melanie Hayes of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 01, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Judge Barker rules in Greenwood school prayer case

Earlier today, John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star reported:A federal judge today strongly signaled that she would stop a prayer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Defendant pleads guilty to forging SD Ind. court documents

From News 13, KECI in Missoula Montana, a U.S. Attorney's news release -- some quotes: The United States Attorney’s Office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Environment - More on: Superfund used to justify $28,000 bill to fight fire at couple's home [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 19, 2010, 6News Indy, which broke the story, had an update this evening:LAFAYETTE, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge orders Pastrick, allies to pay $108M to East Chicago

Some quotes from Dan Hinkel's report today in the NWI Times:HAMMOND | Region political icon Robert Pastrick and two former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "School sued for punishing teens over MySpace pix"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 31, 2009, relating to "two girls, both sophomore fall-sport athletes, [who] were suspended from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Pinnacle doctors settle lawsuit against attorney"

Teresa Auch Schultz of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:A lawsuit filed by a group of Pinnacle Hospital doctors and owners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Even more on: Federal Judge Barker enjoins 10% cuts in foster care payments

Updating this Jan. 26, 2010 ILB entry, which includes a link to Judge Barker's ruling, WTHR.com is reporting:Indianapolis - The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 19, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Interesting discovery ruling from SD Ind.

An interesting order filed Jan. 29, 2010 in federal court in the case of Mack v. HH Gregg, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Federal Judge Barker enjoins 10% cuts in foster care payments

Although the ILB posted about Judge Barker's ruling on Jan. 21st and Jan. 22nd, the ruling was announced from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal Judge Barker enjoins 10% cuts in foster care payments

"Federal judge temporarily blocks payment cuts by DCS: For now, ruling halts payment cuts to foster and adoptive parents" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Barker enjoins 10% cuts in foster care payments

On Dec. 16, 2009, the ILB quoted a story that began:INDIANAPOLIS – State officials on Friday announced 10 percent cuts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 21, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - Obama to nominate two women to fill SD Indiana vacancies

The Indianapolis Times Blog reported last evening in a post that begins:U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh will reveal President Barack Obama's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Courts - "Indianapolis man 1st to be prosecuted under federal computer-extortion law"

Tom Spalding reports in the Indianapolis Star:A 28-year-old Indianapolis man was sentenced today to two years in state prison for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: ND Judge rules LaPorte must replace crumbling sidewalks

Last Friday, Jan. 1, the ILB reported here on federal Judge Miller's ruling, including extensive quotes from the 30-page opinion....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge denies Star motion to unseal search warrants in Durham case"

The Indianapolis Star is reporting this afternoon, in a story by John Russell:A federal judge has denied a motion to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - ND Judge rules LaPorte must replace crumbling sidewalks

A brief AP story this afternoon alerted the ILB to this Dec. 22, 2009 decision in Jon Culvahouse, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 01, 2010

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Duke to reduce pollution at New Albany plant"

Updating earlier ILB entries, including this one from May 29, 2009, Mireya Howard reported in the NY Times on Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Gun lawsuit misfires over clerical error"

The subheading of Jon Murray's story today in the Indianapolis Star is "Wrong amendment cited in man's case challenging city's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit hears oral arguments in Bauer v. Shepard

On May 6, 2009, Judge Springmann issued a 36-page opinion and order in the case of Torrey Bauer, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Barker grants preliminary injunction in Annex Books

In a 15-page Order dated Dec. 1, 2009, federal Judge Sara Evans Barker granted a preliminary injunction in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: " First, Annex Books, now New Albany DVD"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 10th, Harold J. Adams reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:The City of New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - "Judge pushes Indiana on welfare debate: Action comes just days after governor fired vendor from $1.34 billion contract."

Here is a long story from the AP's Ken Kusmer that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge has ordered Indiana's partially...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ind. decisions - "$29M deal reached in IMI price-fixing lawsuit: IMI settlement is the biggest yet in concrete scheme"

Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star reports today that:Plaintiffs in a concrete price-fixing lawsuit in Central Indiana have landed their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Federal Judge orders Ind. to improve food stamp processing"

Ken Kusmer of the AP reports in a long story:A federal judge has ordered Indiana's partially privatized welfare intake system...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Lawyers clash over legality of ordinance governing Indiana “adult superstore” -- stories display some confusion, but by whom?

Harold J. Admas story today in the Louisville Courier Journal begins with a great lede:While a gallery bused in by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Courts - SCOTUS rejects 7th Circuit ruling re Joseph Corcoran [Updated]

This ILB entry from Dec. 31, 2008 summarizes a 2-1, 7th Circuit opinion in Joseph E. Corcoran v. Buss (ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: " First, Annex Books, now New Albany DVD" [Updated]

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener has this report this afternoon on the Louisville Courier Journal website about the 7th Circuit's decision today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - First, Annex Books, now New Albany DVD

This Sept. 3rd ILB entry was headed "7th Circuit issues long-awaited decision in Annex Books," and began:This ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Courts - Relying on Indiana law, Illinois federal judge allows woman to sue bank for lax security after $26,000 stolen by hacker [Updated]

From a story by Kim Zetter of Wired:An Illinois district court has allowed a couple to sue their bank on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues long-awaited decision in Annex Books

This ILB entry from August 24th was headed "Annex Books and New Albany DVD still awaiting decisions; September will mark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ind. Courts - Federal criminal fraud case persists after defendants' deaths

Updating earlier ILB entries relating to the Gabriele murder-suicide, the AP's Charles Wilson has a story today reporting:SOUTH BEND, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Annex Books and New Albany DVD still awaiting decisions; September will mark the 4th anniversaries of their oral arguments before the 7th Circuit

Here is Judge Sarah Evan Barker's August 27, 2004 opinion in Annex Books Inc, et al v. City of Indianapolis....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "ACLU Lawsuit claims Indiana law examiners violate the ADA "

Updating this ILB entry from July 9th, Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker issued an 8-page order August 8th on Plaintiff's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Ind Decisions - More on: Federal court vacates permanent injunction issued in 1990 prohibiting defendants from physically preventing women from accessing Fort Wayne abortion clinic

Thursday's order by U.S. District Judge William Lee (see ILB entry here) is the subject of a story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 08, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Ind Decisions - Federal court vacates permanent injunction issued in 1990 prohibiting defendants from physically preventing women from accessing Fort Wayne abortion clinic

The opinion and order is in the case of Fort Wayne Women's Health Organization v. Brane Judge Lee writes:It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 07, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Red Spot may have to pay $26 million for cleanup" [Updated]

Dan Shaw has a report today in the Evansville Courier & Press headed "Red Spot may have to pay $26...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Judges deal double defeat to songwriter who sued Lake tourism bureau"

The August 3rd 7th Circuit decision in Cheryl Janky v. Lake Co. Convntion & Visitors Bureau (reported by the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - ND federal court imposes sanctions

We've seen several cases recently out of SD Indiana where the judge threatened sanctions or sanctioned an entire firm -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 03, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Survey OK for judicial candidates; care urged"

Reporting on federal Judge Theresa Springmann's decision July 8th in the case of Torrey Bauer, et al. v. Randall T....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Federal court grants preliminary injunction re judicial speech rights

Updating this ILB entry from May 6, 2008, which reported that:Today Judge Springmann has issued a 36-page opinion and order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: Injunction against Governor not needed after all, but interesting

On July 1st the ILB quoted from a story in the Anderson Herald Bulletin that:Fearing lawmakers might fail to produce...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge throws out stun belt conviction

From an ILB report April 26, 2007 on the Supreme Court opinion in the case of John Stephenson v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Environment - More on "Federal judge won't block BP refinery expansion"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Gitte Laasby of the Gary Post-Tribune has this story today. Here is a quote:U.S. District Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Environment - "Federal judge won't block BP refinery expansion"

So reports the AP this morning in a brief story. A quote:Judge Philip Simon in Hammond dismissed the Natural Resources...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Witness against Cantrell spared jail"

Dan Hinkel reported in the NWI Times Thursday:HAMMOND | Nancy Fromm, the addiction counseling contractor who helped federal prosecutors put...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: "State lawyers ask for $109 million judgment in Pastrick case"

Supplementing this ILB entry from yesterday, today Andy Grimm of the Gary Post-Tribune reports in a story headed "Ex-mayor owes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ind. Courts - "State lawyers ask for $109 million judgment in Pastrick case"

Dan Hinkel reports today in the NWI Times:Lawyers for the state of Indiana asked a federal judge Monday for a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 22, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ind. Law - "Federal Judge slams Bose McKinney's actions in suit, orders it to pay half plaintiff's legal costs"

A lengthy Indianapolis Star story today by Jeff Swiatek begins:A federal judge has sanctioned the prominent Indianapolis law firm of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ind. Courts - Justice Dept. settles lawsuit against Harrison County sheriff alleging sex discrimination

From a press release today issued by the Justice Department:“Women in the workplace have the right to earn a living...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Judge McKinney imposes major sanctions in a second trial this year

Recall the case of U.S. v. Cinergy, et al. (see list of ILB entries here), where in a Dec. 18th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Attorney fees, treble damages to be sought by state in sidewalk case"

Updating this ILB entry from May 22nd, which quoted a report that "U.S. District Court Judge James Moody entered a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Duke Energy Ordered to Shut Indiana Coal Power Units"

Andrew M. Harris reports for Bloomberg News:Cinergy Corp., now part of Duke Energy Corp., was ordered by a U.S. judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: "Duke wins four of six in in EPA power plant lawsuit"

Updating the ILB entry from May 20th, Robin Bravender of the NY Times reported yesterday:An Indiana jury sided Tuesday with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 22, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "Pastrick civil trial likely called off"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Andy Grimm of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:HAMMOND -- It's official: There will be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Duke wins four of six in in EPA power plant lawsuit"

From the Dayton Business Journal this afternoon:The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Tuesday ruled that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Hoosier Lottery settles federal lawsuit"

Here is the May 9th settlement document in the Hoosier Lottery case....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Hoosier Lottery settles federal lawsuit"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Peter Schnitzler of the Indianapolis Business Journal has a comprehensive story on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Hoosier Lottery settles federal lawsuit"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today:Discrimination lawsuits filed after a 2005 shakeup in the Hoosier Lottery have cost...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Bob Cantrell: No regrets, no apologies"

On Tuesday, March 31st, in federal court in Hammond, Robert Cantrell was found guilty on all charges - see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Robert Cantrell found guilty on all charges

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 23, 2008, Dan Hinkel of the NWI Times reports this afternoon in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Federal magistrate urges ban of schools’ faith study"

For those interested in the case involving the Huntington County Community Schools and the establishment clause, about which the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Federal magistrate urges ban of schools’ faith study"

Updating this Feb. 4th ILB entry, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Mishawaka loses bid to hold Uniroyal liable for Mishawaka’s clean up costs

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 27th, Sue Lowe of the South Bend Tribune today has this story. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Environment - "Prison for toxic polluter;" Hassan Barrel site in Fort Wayne

An ILB entry from July 4, 2007 quotes an AP story headed "Company president indicted over toxic waste storage." Today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Mishawaka loses bid to hold Uniroyal liable for Mishawaka’s clean up costs

Christopher A. Nuechterlein, United States Magistrate Judge for the ND Indiana, South Bend, ruled yesterday in a 14-page opinion, City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 27, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "New Albany strip club infringed on Horseshoe's trademark"

Grace Schneider reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:A federal judge has ruled that a New Albany strip club's use...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 07, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Two more jail lawsuits thrown out"

Dan Hinkel of the NWI Times is reporting this afternoon:Two more lawsuits regarding the treatment of inmates at the Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: New trial ordered by judge in pollution suit against New Albany power plant that jury rejected

Yesterday in this ILB entry I noted that the Appendix to the document filed Friday, the Response to Order to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ind. Courts - "City needs to pay sanctions promptly"

Brian Jones reported Jan. 10th in the Madison Courier:U.S. Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann Jr., denied a request to modify...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: New trial ordered by judge in pollution suit against New Albany power plant that jury rejected

Updating this ILB entry from Friday, a number of additional documents have been added to PACER. One is the Appendix...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: New trial ordered by judge in pollution suit against New Albany power plant that jury rejected

In this ILB entry from Jan. 4th, the ILB had obtained and provided a link to a now-unsealed 29-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 09, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Judge gives reprieve to Hoosier Energy"

The 7th Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Hoosier Energy v. John Hancock (08-4030). You can heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - New trial ordered by judge in pollution suit against New Albany power plant that jury rejected

On Dec. 21st the ILB had this entry, which included a link to this Dec. 18th order (#1506) in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: "Jury rejects pollution suit against New Albany power plant"

This ILB entry from May 24th quoted an Indianapolis Star story that reported a federal jury had decided:A coal-burning plant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Just Call This Deal Hoosier Baroque"

Gretchen Morgenson Sunday financial column in the NY Times this week features the Hoosier Egergy - John Hancock dispute. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge gives reprieve to Hoosier Energy"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 26th, yesterday federal Judge David Hamilton issued a 28-page opinion superseding "prior orders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 12, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Federal district court sanctions city of Madison over strip-search

Brian Jones of the Madison Courier reported Saturday in a story that begins:The United States District Court has set sanctions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 01, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge gives reprieve to Hoosier Energy"

John Russell of the Indianapolis Star reports today on the SD Ind. decision yesterday in the case of Hoosier Energy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ind. Courts - Yet more on: Robert Cantrell found guilty on all charges

This ILB entry from June 12th quoted a story by Andy Grimm in the Gary Post Tribune headed "Legal 'oversight'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Hamilton's ruling in a drug-labeling case featured in ABA story

A lengthy feature article in the newly available this morning November issue of the ABA Journal, written by Tery Carter,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on status of remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Updating this ILB entry from late yesterday afternoon, Bill Dolan has updated his story in the NWI Times:Monday's federal court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Status of: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County [Updated]

Updating the most recent ILB entry, from Saturday, where U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen was quoted by two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 8th, both the NWI Times and the Gary Post Tribune report today that U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen yesterday vacated Lake County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Arredondo's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County

Well, now three judges are involved: (1) Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins - who granted a restraining order last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County [Updated]

John Byrne reported Saturday in the Gary Post-Tribune:HAMMOND -- Lawyers for the major political parties spent Friday battling in state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge rules for $4.5 million settlement"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 5th, IUPUI has issued a news release headed "Inmate Freed With Help of IU...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules for $4.5 million settlement"

As reported by the Indianapolis Star in January, Larry Mayes spent 19 years in prison for a rape in Hammond...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 05, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Former Cal Twp. trustee must change attorneys"

Joe Carlson reports in the NWI Times:GARY | A federal judge ruled that former Calumet Township trustee and political insider...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Federal judge throws out lawsuit filed against US attorney"

No surprises here. A brief story today in the NWI Times reports:HAMMOND | A man who tried to sue the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Ind. Courts - More re: U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen first jury trial [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from July 7th, quoting a NWI Times story by Joe Carlson, today the Times has a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Wrongful conviction case hits new snag"

This Jan. 16, 2008 ILB entry quotes from an Indianapolis Star story that mentions, at the end of a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Concrete lawsuits ripe for settlement"

This ILB entry from May 20, 2006 is headed "Concrete price-fix case vexes helpless consumers." This May 6, 2007 entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: AG Carter will not appeal either of two recent district court rulings voiding 2008 legislation

Updating this ILB entry from July 24th, The Bedford Times-Mail editorializes today:Attorney General Steve Carter has shown a remarkable and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - AG Carter will not appeal either of two recent district court rulings voiding 2008 legislation

On July 2nd, Attorney General Carter issued a release re Judge Sarah Evans Barker's July 1st ruling in Big Hat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ind. Courts - Federal court decides in favor of Nettle Creek in teacher's discrimination case

The Richmond Palladium-Item's Natalie Root reports today on federal judge Richard L. Young's 51-page ruling July 3rd in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

Ind. Courts - From U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen first jury trial

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports today in a story that begins:EAST CHICAGO | Although no one ever could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 07, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ind. Courts - Editorial: Legislature should regulate adult bookstores, not court

The Bedford Times-Mail editorializes today:Lawmakers will have to try again if they want to take on businesses that sell sexually...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 06, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

As reported here yesterday in the ILB, Attorney General Carter has elected not to appeal Judge Barker's July 1st decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Re yesterday's federal court opinion in the case of Big Hat Books v. Prosecutors: Adams, et al - see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Stories today on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Francesca Jarosz of the Indianapolis Star reports today on yesterday's opinion by federal district judge Sarah Evans Barker in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Today federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker, in a 31-page opinion, ruled:For the reasons detailed in this entry, Plaintiffs’ facial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ind. Courts - "East Chicago racketeering case cleared for trial"

Patrick Guinane reports today in the NWI Times in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. District Court Judge James Moody...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge Hamilton holds SB 258 unconstitutional

In John Doe v. Prosecutor, Marion County, an opinion issued by federal Judge David Hamilton June 24th, Senate Enrolled Act...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge Hamilton holds SB 258 unconstitutional

Updating this ILB entry from Tuesday on U.S. District Court Judge David Hamilton's ruling in the case of John Doe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Judge Hamilton holds SB 258 unconstitutional [Updated]

This April 3 ILB entry reports that the ACLU had filed a suit challenging Senate Bill 258. As reported that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ind. Courts - State Insurance Commissioner sues Insurer in Dennerline matter

Following on the Court of Appeals May 16th opinion in the case of Frederick W. Dennerline, III and Fillenwarth, Dennerline,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Robert Cantrell found guilty on all charges

"Legal 'oversight' not likely to modify Cantrell's conviction" is the headline to today's story by Andy Grimm in the Gary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Landowner calls move by pipeline company as intimidation"

Updating this ILB entry from April 1st, the Richmond Palladium-Item had a related article yesterday:INDIANAPOLIS -- An 830-mile natural gas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 08, 2008

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ind. Courts - Robert Cantrell found guilty on all charges [Updated]

Joe Carlson reports today in the NWI Times:HAMMOND | East Chicago political operative Robert Cantrell was convicted on all 11...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 07, 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Key Hoosier Lottery case up for oral argument" before the 7th Circuit

The ILB has had a number of entries on various aspects of Indiana's quasi-public agencies. For instance, this Sept. 1,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Intricate political web unravels at Cantrell trial"

Although the ILB has had plenty of mentions of various members of the Cantrell family in Lake County, it has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Channel 8 didn't defame pharmacy firm, judge rules"

Kevin O'Neal reports in the Indianapolis Star today:A federal judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against WISH (Channel 8) on Thursday....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Jury rejects pollution suit against New Albany power plant"

A story today in the Indianapolis Star by John Russell and Erika D. Smith clarifies two fragments of the story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Jury rejects pollution suit against New Albany power plant"

James Bruggers of the Louisville Courier Journal reports this morning in a story that begins:Jurors decided yesterday that improvements at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 23, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Lawsuits dismissed as fast as inmates can file them"

Joe Carlson reports today in the NWI Times in a story that begins:Though nearly all of them fail, new civil...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Federal court grants preliminary injunction re judicial speech rights

Updating this ILB entry from May 10th, quoting a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial urging free speech for judges, Rebecca...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal court grants preliminary injunction re judicial speech rights

Updating this ILB entry from May 6th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today headed "Free speech for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Federal court grants preliminary injunction re judicial speech rights

On April 18th, according to a press release issued on that day by attorney James Bopp, Jr., quoted in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions = "Flying J's obstruction suit against New Haven bounced"

Rebecca Green reported Saturday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A federal judge granted a request this week to dismiss a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 04, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "This is one of those cases that gives lawyers a bad name"

An opinion issued yesterday in the case of Cheryl Janky v. Speros Batistatos et al., by Judge Simon, ND Ind.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 25, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on: "Sex Offender Files Suit Against Every Sheriff, Prosecutor In Ind."

Updating this ILB entry from April 8th, Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:The American Civil Liberties...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 13, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on: Sierra Club files suit against Duke Energy

Updating this ILB entry from April 3rd, Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:The Sierra Club has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 05, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ind. Courts - Sierra Club files suit against Duke Energy

The ILB has received a release from the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club, headed "Sierra Club Challenges Duke Energy’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ind. Courts - ACLU files suit challenging new sex offender law [Updated Again]

Jon Murray reports this afternoon in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on: "Landowner calls move by pipeline company as intimidation"

Jason Thomas reports this afternoon in the Indianapolis Star that:An interstate pipeline company has reached an agreement with a group...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Federal court dismisses employee suit against Indianapolis Star

Interesting reading for those of you interested in the inner-workings of the Star, this case has been pending for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Madison school treasurer sentenced to 48 months following her guilty plea to embezzling more than $1,100,000

From a press release that begins:Timothy M. Morrison, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, announced that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: City of Hammond negotiating Mayes settlement

Updating yesterday's entry, Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports today, in a story that begins:With millions of dollars on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In St. Margaret Mercy v. NLRB, a 5-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The Labor Board found that St. Margaret, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - City of Hammond negotiating Mayes settlement

Susan Brown reports today in the NWI Times:HAMMOND | Five months after the city of Hammond asked a federal appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Indiana wine shipping case to be argued today before the 7th Circuit

Today at 9:30 AM (Chicago time) the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in the case of Baude v. Heath,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "The situation has become absurd enough that it might have been amusing if not for the judicial resources that have been required to resolve it"

Federal District Magistrate Judge, William T. Lawrence on Friday issued an interesting 8-page Entry Regarding Post-Trial Motions regarding costs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ind. Courts - Wrongful death trial in Ball State student's 2003 shooting to begin

Seth Slabaugh of the Muncie Star Press reports:A jury in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis is expected to hear two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Questioning mandatory minimums in sex predator cases"

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports today:HAMMOND | Though their crime may be heinous, every person convicted of soliciting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 20, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Murderer denied appeal could go free"

Joe Carlson reports in the NWI Times:HAMMOND | Convicted murderer Jermaine Dodd could go free from prison under a Hammond...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 14, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Lethal injection case heard before SCOTUS; Indiana implications

"Justices seem unswayed by lethal injection foes" is the headline to an article today by David G. Savage of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rejects challenge to federal sex registry"

Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times about U.S. District Court Chief Judge Robert Miller Jr. decision Dec. 18,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2008

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "The Pros and Perils of Pro Se"

Remember this ILB entry from Dec. 24th? "Dress code suit costs couple $40,931.50: Anderson plaintiffs' predicament illustrates the risks of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 28, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Dress code suit costs couple $40,931.50: Anderson plaintiffs' predicament illustrates the risks of being your own lawyer"

So reads the headline to this Indianapolis Star story today by Jon Murray. A few quotes from the story:Laura and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 24, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Appeal of wine shipping case to 7th Circuit

In this entry from Nov. 20, 2007, the ILB pointed to the brief of the State of Indiana, in its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ind. Courts - Magistrate Judge John Paul Godich has retired, effective December 6, 2007

See SD Indiana press release here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: Federal Judge Hamilton hears arguments on I-69 route; important information about the state rules

Updating this September 15, 2007 ILB entry, quoting a story from the Evansville Courier & Press that began:Opponents of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Ind. Courts - Federal court issues ruling on Carmel efforts to regulate gravel mining

The ILB has posted a number of entries on Carmel and Martinsville's efforts to regulate sand and gravel pits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Environment - More on: Wabash Environmental trial in federal court concludes

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 14th, the AP is reporting today in a story headed "River polluter gets 5-year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Trumping legislative prayer case, another Indiana case has been awaiting an opinion from the 7th Circuit for more than two years

Referencing the ILB entry yesterday headed "How long has it been since the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Fired worker blames porn on malware" (malicious software)

A September 26th ruling by Federal District Judge Sarah Evans Barker, in the case of David Farr v. St. Francis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Courts - Still more on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Stories today on the Indiana voter ID case: "High court takes case on voter ID in Indiana: Ruling on state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Courts - More on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Reuters has this report this afternoon. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUS Blog has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ind. Courts - Microsoft sues alleged typo-squatter in Fort Wayne

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported Saturday: A Fort Wayne man is at the center of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ind. Courts - Federal Judge Hamilton hears arguments on I-69 route

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:INDIANAPOLIS — Opponents of the route for Interstate 69 from Evansville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana wine lovers may still have trouble getting wines shipped to their homes"

So writes Eric Arnold in a feature in the Wine Spectator Online, headed "Indiana and Oregon Change Laws on Direct-to-Consumer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ind Decisions - Challenge to Indiana judicial canons goes before 7th Circuit

This Friday, Sept. 14th at 9:30 am, oral arguments before the 7th Circuit in the case of Indiana Right Life...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on federal Judge Tinder's wine shipping decision

Another editorial today lauding Judge Tinder's ruling in the wine shipping case, this time from the Indianapolis Star, headed "Decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ind. Law - ND Indiana decision on gender stereotyping cited

"Employers Should Be Mindful of Sex-Stereotyping Claims in Dealing With Gender Identity" is the title to an article by Jenner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on federal Judge Tinder's wine shipping decision

The Richmond Palladium-Item has this editorial today, headed "Ending state's protectionism":A federal judge has leveled the playing field for wineries...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Court stomps Indiana wine shipping laws"

Here is the report the ILB has been looking forward to, coverage by Dan and Krista Stockman, who write a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 31, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Federal Judge Tinder rules for plainitiifs in Indiana wine shipping suit

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, this press release has now been issued on behalf of the successful wineries:Victory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal Judge Tinder rules for plainitiifs in Indiana wine shipping suit

Oddly, this decision which the ILB reported early last evening, has apparently only been picked up by one member of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Tinder rules for plainitiifs in Indiana wine shipping suit

An opinion has been issued today by Judge John D. Tinder in the case of Baude v. Heath -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judge dismisses Anderson couple's lawsuit fighting dress code"

The AP reports:A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a couple who said the Anderson school district's new dress...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge McKinney denies injunction in nerve agent shipping case [Updated]

Updating these ILB entries from July 16th and July 19th, re the hearing by U.S. District Judge Larry McKinney in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2007

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Indianapolis firefighter's bias suit can proceed"

A brief story today in the Indianapolis Star reports:A federal judge is allowing a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Judge dismisses defendant's 'uppercase' case as 'frivolous'"

Andy Grimm of the Gary Post-Tribune writes today:Larry Cochran will never get the chance to face LARRY COCHRAN in court....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal Judge McKinney to hear case on nerve agent waste

Updating this ILB entry from July 16th, the AP's Rick Callahan writes today in a story that begins:An attorney for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge McKinney to hear case on nerve agent waste

Rick Callahan of the AP reports today in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS -- Opponents of the Army's shipments of nerve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Coach was 'just flirting,' defense says"

The verdict is in in the trial of "Matthew Hensley, the former coach charged with trolling the Web for sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ind. Courts - Federal judge lifts federal rules on state child welfare agency [Updated]

Rick Callahan of AP is reporting this afternoon that U.S. District Judge John Tinder has:lifted federal rules imposed 15 years...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: Federal trial involving what constitutes illegal speech on the Internet goes to jury today

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports today:HAMMOND -- After an afternoon of deliberations, a federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Feds end 35 years of county jail scrutiny"

Following up on federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker's order last Monday to end federal oversight of the Marion County Jail,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 17, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Feds end 35 years of county jail scrutiny"

Diana Penner reported yesterday in the Indianapolis Star:A federal court judge has cleared the way for local officials to independently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - So far "McKinney lawsuit costs BSU $650,000"

Seth Slabaugh of the Muncie Star-Press reports today:MUNCIE -- Ball State University has spent nearly $850,000 defending its police chief,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

Environment - Wabash Environmental trial in federal court concludes

Howard Greninger of the Terre Haute Trib-Star reports:INDIANAPOLIS — Derrik Hagerman made false statements in monitoring documents required to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Environment - Wabash Environmental trial continues in federal court in Indianapolis

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, May 23rd, Howard Greninger of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports, in another long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Environment - Update on Wabash Environmental trial begins in federal court in Indianapolis

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, May 21st, it looks like Deb McKee of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star is providing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Ind. Courts - Indiana concrete customer lawsuits could net millions

Kevin Corcoran writes today in the Indianapolis Star:Justice Department attorneys say secret deals in the ready-mix industry inflated the price...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 06, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on Judge Young allows 2 to join federal lawsuit challenging Indiana's lethal-injection procedures [Updated]

Jon Murrary of the Indianapolis Star has an update this afternoon on the hearing today in federal court challenging Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Environment - Federal Court rules Lake Station wetlands filled in with tires illegally; NWI Taskforce created

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports:A politically active Lake Station developer broke environmental laws nine years ago when he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "U.S. District Judge Allen Sharp ordered that Joseph Corcoran be resentenced but that he should not receive the death penalty"

"State will appeal ruling to spare Corcoran" writes Dionne Waugh today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The story begins:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Appeals decision too little too late for Crown Point developer

Updating this ILB entry from Jan 4, 2007, Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports today:Crown Point developer Tim Heidbreder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Judge Young allows 2 to join federal lawsuit challenging Indiana's lethal-injection procedures

Updating this ILB entry from March 31st, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star writes this afternoon that federal Judge Richard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "U.S. District Judge Allen Sharp ordered that Joseph Corcoran be resentenced but that he should not receive the death penalty" [Updated]

Dionne Waugh of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:A federal judge has overturned the death sentence of a Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on lethal injection challenge pending before federal judge

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, which quoted from an AP story on the action challenging Indiana lethal injection procedures...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 31, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on lethal injection challenge pending before federal judge

As mentioned in several recent ILB entries (here for instance), an action challenging Indiana lethal injection procedures is pending before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana man gets 27 months in prison for selling counterfeit software on eBay" [Updated]

Heather Havenstein of ComputerWorld reports today:An Indiana man was sentenced yesterday to 27 months in prison for selling more than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Lawsuit against ex-IPALCO execs tossed"

The Indianapolis Star is reporting this afternoon that:A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit brought by investors against former IPALCO...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - USSC decision that started with an Indiana federal court ruling is now the leading precedent on judicial immunity

A brief item in the Washington Post today tells us:On this day 29 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ind. Courts - Videotaped interrogation leads judge to suppress evidence from a post-arrest interrogation

It took a minute to figure out this story today by Andy Grimm in the Gary Post Tribune. First, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 17, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ind. Courts - Wabash Valley businessman accused of falsifying federal documents will not go to trial until later this year

The Terre Haute Trib-Star reports today:INDIANAPOLIS — A Wabash Valley businessman accused of falsifying federal documents will not go to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Federal Judge allows Timberlake execution, but has not yet ruled on lethal injection issue [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the Indianapolis Star has this brief item this morning:A U.S. District Court judge will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal Judge allows Timberlake execution, but has not yet ruled on lethal injection issue

In the ILB entry last evening on Jon Murray's Indianapolis Star report on the decision of federal district Judge Young...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge allows Timberlake execution, but has not yet ruled on lethal injection issue

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports last this afternoon:A U.S. District Court judge today denied Norman Timberlake a stay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: Indiana Supreme Court loses case on allowing judicial candidates to express views

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today supporting federal Judge Allen Sharp's ruling in Indiana Right to Life...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Former East Chicago city worker loses federal suit against Mayor Pabey re political firing

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports today:One year into the litigation, East Chicago has won the first of more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 07, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Lilly wins major Zyprexa patent case."

Updating this Dec. 27th ILB entry (including a link to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 23-page opinion),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judge orders school to reinstate teddy-bear attack filmmakers"

The Indianapolis Star today has a front-page story by Jon Murray headlined "Court reinstates 2 teens expelled over amateur film:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Law - Federal judge rules on wine shipping into Kentucky

The Kentucky Post is reporting, via the AP:LOUISVILLE - Out-of-state wineries can ship their wares into Kentucky, even if a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Lilly wins major Zyprexa patent case."

On April 15, 2005, the Indianapolis Star reported, in a story headlined "Lilly wins Round 1 of Zyprexa battle: Appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Judge orders school to reinstate teddy-bear attack filmmakers"

The AP is reporting:KNIGHTSTOWN – Two students expelled for making a movie in which evil teddy bears attack a teacher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ind. Courts - Indiana Supreme Court loses case on allowing judicial candidates to express views

This is a biggie. Here are some quotes from a press release just issued by James Bopp, who was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - ND Indiana rules on the sealing of documents

Following upon several recent ILB entries on the sealing of court records, including this one from Oct. 17th ("Sealed filings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 20, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Insurance companies: State erred in awarding contract"

A story today in the Indianapolis Star reports:Two companies that failed to win contracts to serve the Hoosier Healthwise insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 12, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Star: City should abandon redundant and unworkable sex-offender ordinance

From an Indianapolis Star editorial today:News that a city ban on sex offenders approaching public playgrounds has failed a court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 09, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on Ind. Decisions - "Federal Court Rules Sex Offender Ordinance Unconstitutional"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star today reports on yesterday's federal court decision (see earlier ILB entry here). Some quotes:U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 06, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Federal Court Rules Sex Offender Ordinance Unconstitutional"

WISH-TV is reporting:U.S. District Court in Indianapolis has ruled an ordinance that banned sex offenders from coming near many sites...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 05, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: I-69 extension opponents file suit in Indiana federal court

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier& Press writes today on the suit filed yesterday in federal district court " to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

Ind. Courts - I-69 extension opponents file suit in Indiana federal court

The Washington Post is reporting a story by Rick Callahan of the AP:MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- Environmentalists and citizen groups sued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 02, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Courts - Kentucky "Funeral protest law blocked "

Deborah Yetter of the Louisville Courier Journal reports:A federal judge in Frankfort has temporarily barred Kentucky from enforcing a law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - General Motors granted summary judgment in PCB suit for damages and medical monitoring costs [Corrected]

Ed Feigenbaum of Indiana Daily Insight has this item today: In Allgood v. General Motors Corp., a case in U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Mendo gamer get near quarter million in legal wrangle"

The Ukiah (California) Daily Journal has a very long story today that begins:An Indiana court awarded payments of $241,010.58 to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Tissue ruling is victory for ACell"

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday in the appeal of a decision by federal Judge Allen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Oral arguments scheduled by 7th Circuit in voter ID case

Oral arguments will be held on Wed., Oct. 18th at 9:30 a.m. before the 7th Circuit in the appeal from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 17, 2006

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Federal court rules architects' copyright suit against library can proceed

"Architects' suit against library gets green light: Judge refuses to dismiss case filed by firm that designed expansion" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Former controller admits he had E.C. pay legal defense bills

A report today in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times by Joe Carlson begins:The former controller of East Chicago, already imprisoned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Ind. Courts - Gravel mining company sues Carmel in federal court

Bruce C. Smith of the Indianapolis Star reports today:Martin Marietta Materials has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Carmel Mayor James...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 16, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision last week

But it was 86-pages. in Gaffney, Michael P. v. Riverboat Services of Indiana v. Showboat Marina Casino (ND Ind.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 19, 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judge dismisses suit by fans over Michelin boycott

AP Sports writer Steve Herman reports:A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Formula One, French tiremaker Michelin and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 17, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Judge upholds political firing in Hammond"

"Judge upholds political firing in Hammond" is the headline to this story today by Joe Carlson i the Munster (NW...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal court upholds voter ID law

Updating this ILB entry from Saturday on Judge Barker upholding the state votr ID law, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Federal court upholds voter ID law [Updated]

"Law upheld: Voters need photo ID - Federal judge says plaintiffs failed to demonstrate hardship" is the headline to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 15, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judge Barker rejects fired teacher's claim

An AP story today in the Indianapolis Star reports:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A teacher who claimed she was fired for talking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ind. Courts - Federal Lawsuit against Judge Julie Cantrell dismissed

The Munster (NW Indiana) Times reports today, in a story by Bill Dolan. It begins:CROWN POINT | Lake Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on Judge Hamilton's ruling in Hinrichs, et al. v. Bosma

An item in the Indianapolis Star's Sunday column, Behind Closed Doors:Prayer might get expensive. House Republicans said they would vigorously...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 05, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Lilly responds to Star article

Updating the ILB entry from Sunday, Feb. 26th about the Indianapolis Star two-page story on the federal Judge David Hamilton's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge rules Eli Lilly broke research contract

Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star had a story on Jan. 7th (see ILB entry here) headlined "Judges rules Lilly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Re recent federal court decisions on whether Indiana communities have right to restrict new medical centers

Judge Hamilton's ruling in Sisters of St. Francis v. Morgan County (SD Ind., 11/2/05) (see 11/2/05 ILB entry here) and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Summary judgment practice is topic of SD Ind. ruling posted today

Thomas Carter v. Citizens Gas is the subject of Magistrate Tim A. Baker's just posted, but dated 1/19/06, 6-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on Judge Hamilton's ruling in Hinrichs, et al. v. Bosma

Fran Quigley, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana in Indianapolis, has an opinion piece today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judge Barker rules on whether communities have right to restrict new medical centers [Updated]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today, in a story by Alex Davis:Officials in Clark and Floyd counties overstepped their authority...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Truck driver from Greenfield" defendant in espionage trial beginning tomorrow in federal court here

"Espionage trial begins tomorrow: Man accused of aiding Iraq" is the headline of an AP story by Ashley M. Heher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 08, 2006

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judges rules Lilly broke research contract

The Indianapolis Star reports today, in a story by Jeff Swiatek that begins:Eli Lilly and Co. broke the terms of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ind. Law - Guidant sued over J&J merger offer

"Guidant sued over J&J merger offer" is the headline to an interesting story by Jeff Swiatek in the Business Section...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judge Upholds Prayer Limits in Ind. State House - a Review and Preview

"Judge Upholds Prayer Limits in Ind. State House: Some in Both Parties Vow to Fight Ruling" is the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 01, 2006

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge Hamilton denies motions to reconsider in House prayer case

Judge David Hamilton ruled late yesterday, Dec. 28th, denying the motions to stay and to reconsider his Nov. 30th ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Ind. Courts - More on: Update on the status of the Indiana voter photo-ID law challenge

This ILB entry from yesterday leads you to all the filings in the pending federal case of Indiana Democratic Party...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2005

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ind. Courts - Update on the status of the Indiana voter photo-ID law challenge

Back on April 28 the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story headlined "ICLU plans suit to derail voter-ID law."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Bosma, House should focus on more down-to-earth issues

"Bosma, House should focus on more down-to-earth issues" is the title to an editorial today in the Munster (NW Indiana)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 18, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on: Bosma to ask judge to reconsider ruling

Updating this entry from yesterday: Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma is asking federal Judge David Hamilton to reconsider his ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Bosma to ask judge to reconsider ruling [Updated]

"Bosma to ask judge to reconsider ruling" is the headline to this story by Harold J. Adams in today's Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Favors for witness didn’t impact trial's result, rules federal judge

Apparently this is not just something you see in TV shows. The Gary Post-Tribune reports today, in a story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge is dismissed as defendant in lawsuit

"Judge is dismissed as defendant in lawsuit" is the headline to a brief story today in the Indianapolis Star, reporting:Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Monday, December 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Michigan City editor re outraged reaction to prayer ruling: "Come on, get a grip"

"Legislature should pray privately" is the headline to a signed editorial by Rick A. Richards, City Editor of the Michigan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Federal ruling on public prayer leaves Bosma in a quandary

"Federal ruling on public prayer leaves Bosma in a quandary" is the headline to a story by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 04, 2005

Friday, December 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Federal Court limits prayers in Indiana House"

The Louisville Courier Journal has a story today headlined "Some disinclined to give House prayer." Lesley Stedman Weidenbener leads with:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 02, 2005

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on "Federal Court limits prayers in Indiana House"

"House prayers can't invoke Jesus: Federal judge declares that invocations advancing a specific religion are unconstitutional" is the front-page headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Federal Court limits prayers in Indiana House [Updated]

Just posted on the Indianapolis Star website a few minutes ago:A federal court judge today barred the speaker of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "This case presents an unfortunate and wholly avoidable primer on how not to litigate a case"

A reader has pointed me to this ruling by federal Magistrate Tim A. Baker, dated 11/9/05, but just posted on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 21, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Law - Federal Judge Barker: "The rules of the road have changed in no inconsiderable way."

"Disparity grows in penalties for execs: Changes in sentencing rules spark variations in prison terms for white-collar criminals." That is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2005

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Implications of "Decision in one federal trial over whether communities have right to restrict new medical centers"

The Munster (NW Indiana) Times has a story today on last week's ruling by federal Judge David Hamilton on whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on decision in one federal trial over whether communities have right to restrict new medical centers

The Moorseville-Decatur Twp. Times has lengthy coverage today of the Morgan County/St. Francis Hospital ruling yesterday (see ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 05, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Decision in one federal trial over whether communities have right to restrict new medical centers

"Hospital expansion OK: Court ruling allows St. Francis to resume its plans to build in Mooresville" is the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005

nd. Courts - More on federal district court hears challenge to opening-day prayers in General Assembly

Richard D. Walton of the Indianapolis Star has a story today on the hearing yesterday. (Scroll down three for yesterday's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 29, 2005

Friday, October 28, 2005

Ind. Courts - Federal district court hears challenge to opening-day prayers in General Assembly

Martin DeAgostino reports today in the South Bend Tribune:INDIANAPOLIS -- A trial in federal court today will determine the future,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2005

Monday, October 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Federal Court Rules in Favor of Marsh in Trademark Dispute; Marsh puts Atlas project on hold [Updated]

"Federal Court Rules in Favor of Marsh in Trademark Dispute" is the headline to this entry on the Inside Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 24, 2005

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Settlement in high school journalism adviser case

The Indianapolis Star reports today that:Franklin Central High School's former newspaper adviser said Tuesday he will finish a journalism education...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Courts - Use of religion in hiring decision OK

So ruled Judge Sidney H. Stein of the Southern District of New York in a 48-page opinion dated Sept. 30th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge upholds parks ban on molester

The South Bend Tribune reports today that:Michigan City's ban on convicted child molester Robert E. Brown from its public parks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Federal Judge Barker upholds state's no-call list

Here is a link to Judge Barker's decision in Nat'l Coalition of Prayer, et.al. v. Steve Carter (SD Ind., 9/2/05),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 17, 2005

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge Barker upholds state's no-call list

The Indianapolis Star website is reporting:A federal judge has ruled in favor of the state in a 3-year-old lawsuit by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2005

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - SD Indiana Judge rules in favor of Ten Commandments monument [Updated]

Maureen Hayden of the Evansville Courier& Press reports this mornng:A federal judge has ruled the Ten Commandments monument on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 08, 2005

Monday, September 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Cinergy loses summary judgment motion in NSR case

Last Monday, August 29, 2005, Chief Judge McKinney issued an order denying Cinergy's motion for summary judgment, and granting the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 05, 2005

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Ind. Fed. Court - More on "U.S. District Judge Richard Young to open portions of sealed plea agreements"

Following up on an ILB entry from last Saturday, Aug. 13 is this editorial today in the Indianapolis Star:Federal Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 20, 2005

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Ind. Fed. Court - U.S. District Judge Richard Young would open portions of sealed plea agreements

"Judge striving for more openness" is the headline to a story today by Maureen Hayden of the Evansville Courier& Press....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2005

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Evansville settling John Blair lawsuit

Maureen Hayden of the Evansville Courier& Press reports here today that:The city of Evansville has apparently reached a settlement with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 31, 2005

Friday, April 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Lilly wins Round 1 of Zyprexa battle

"Lilly wins Round 1 of Zyprexa battle: Appeal is certain and likely will take a year or longer" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 15, 2005

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - [Updated] Judge Young rules FOR Lilly in generics' challenge to Zyprexa patents

In a 224-page decision issued this afternoon, Judge Richard Young in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Lilly patent decision expected at 4:50 p.m. Indy time

The South Florida Business Journal is reporting here:The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana put the time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Court to Rule on Lilly Zyprexa Patent

Reuters is reporting here this afternoon:Eli Lilly and Co. said on Wednesday that a federal judge will issue his long-...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Monday, April 11, 2005

Ind. Decisions - City to contest 'no protest zone' ruling

The Evansville Courier& Press reports today, in a story by Maureen Hayden, that:The city of Evansville will challenge a federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 11, 2005

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Regulation of Indy adult entertainment operations

The Indianapolis Star has an editorial today on an opinion issued last week by United States District Judge Sarah Evans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Monday, April 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - SD Ind. decision re environmental activist now available

Judge Larry McKinney's 35-page ruling in Blair v. City of Evansville is now available here. For background see this March...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 04, 2005

Monday, March 28, 2005

Ind. Courts - Suit alleges $100 million extortion bid

A story by Maureen Hayden in the Sunday Evansville Courier& Press, headlined "Suit alleges $100 million extortion bid," leads with:An...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 28, 2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Ind. Decisions - State DOT sued for alleged ADA violations

Here is a Gary Post-Tribune story on a case pending in the ND Ind. Some quotes:HAMMOND — A seeing-eye dog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 26, 2005

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on "Federal Judge McKinney rules for environmental activist"

More news today on "the ruling, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Larry McKinney, Evansville police officers violated Blair's First...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - ADA regulations at heart of state sovereignty battle

That is the headline of a story by Carole Carlson of the Gary Post-Tribune that reports today:In what could become...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 19, 2005

Friday, March 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Federal Judge McKinney rules for environmental activist

"Blair wins suit over his rights at Cheney rally" is the headline to a story by Maureen Hayden in today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ind. Courts - Part II of Judge Tinder's interview in "Underneath their Robes" is now available

Part II of Judge Tinder's interview in "Underneath their Robes" is now available. Access it here. Well worth reading. A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - City talks on New Albany DVD end

"City talks on New Albany DVD end: Appeal of federal order to be pursued" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Ind. Courts - Federal Judge John D. Tinder featured in "Underneath Their Robes"

Not to be missed! Federal Judge John D. Tinder is featured in Underneath Their Robes. Access the feature directly here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 05, 2005

Friday, March 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Update on "Must read" series on tax fraud case before Judge Young

A Feb. 17 ILB entry quoted from Maureen Hayden's stories in the Evansville Courier& Press about a bargain struck by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 04, 2005

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "Must read" series on tax fraud case before Judge Young

"Judge rejects embezzlement plea deal: Defendant didn't face any restitution" is the headline to a story today in the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2005

Monday, February 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Greenawalt, Kristin v. IN Dept Corrections (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge) [9 pp.]Before POSNER, MANION, and ROVNER,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2005

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Police interference with protesters ruled illegal

Kevin O'Neal reports in the Indianapolis Star today that:A federal judge has ruled that Indianapolis police wrongfully prevented demonstrators from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2005

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge Barker's Decision in New Albany Video Store Dispute Now Available

Updating our ILB entry from January 6th, headlined "Judge Barker issues decision in New Albany adult video store dispute"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2005

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Indiana Decisions - Judge Barker issues decision in New Albany adult video store dispute

"New Albany adult video store can open, judge says" is the headline to this story by Ben Zion Hershberg in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2005