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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - County judge declares state staute unconstitutional and the State complies

Updating this ILB post from Aug. 20th, Dan Carden reported this weekend in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional"

Updating this ILB post from July 24th, Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports this afternoon:INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Serial killer Gibson gets 2nd death sentence"

Updating this post from July 31st, Baylee Pulliam reported Friday in the Louisville Courier Journal in a story that begins:Serial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "ACS CAN: Marion County Superior Court Upholds Indy’s Smoke-Free Ordinance"

Thanks to Smoke Free Indiana, which has sent the ILB a copy of the 19-page opinion by Marion County Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "ACS CAN: Marion County Superior Court Upholds Indy’s Smoke-Free Ordinance"

According to a brief press release from Tracy Lytwyn, American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkOn Friday, July 25, the Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Reminder: Elkhart 4 felony-murder convictions to be focus of ABC's Nightline Prime on Saturday

See this site for more on ABC's Nightline Prime on Saturday....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "2nd judge rules against Indiana’s right-to-work law"

Lesley Weidenbener, editor of TheStatehouseFile.com, reports today in the Indianapolis Star:A Lake County judge has struck down Indiana’s 2012 right-to-work...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Elkhart 4 felony-murder convictions to be focus of ABC's Nightline Prime on Saturday

Updating earlier ILB entries on the "Elkhart Four," ABC Nightline Prime this Saturday, July 26th at 10 PM, will cover...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Environment - More on: Right to Farm Act prevails in Randolph County lawsuits

Updating the ILB post from yesterday, which included Judge Vorhees' ruling in Armstrong v. Maxwell Farms, three other similar orders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Environment - Right to Farm Act prevails in Randolph County lawsuits

With much fanfare lawsuits were initiated in 2009 by "three high-powered trial lawyers who vow[ed] to make Randolph County 'ground...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Three of the 'Elkhart 4' awaiting court's decision on appeals of convictions, sentences"

Updating earlier ILB posts on the "Elkhart Four" appeals, Emily Pfund has a long story posted this afternoon at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: What’s Unfortunately Missing in the Now-National Rape Sentence Story: A Sentencing Order

Rochester attorney Ted Waggoner asked the ILB this week: "Did you see, in the sentencing entry, that Wise had done...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Shocking rape sentence puts judge in spotlight"

That is the headline to Kristine Guerra's long story today in the Indianapolis Star. (See also this ILB post from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "Wife who was raped says husband's sentence was unjust" [Updated]

Updating this ILB post from May 20th, the story has now been picked up nationally. Alison Vingiano's long story, posted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Wife who was raped says husband's sentence was unjust"

Updating this ILB post from May 18th, Kristine Guerra of the Indianapolis Star continues her reporting with this story, including...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Judge orders citizen to pay city's attorneys' fees: Plaintiff's attorney plans to appeal decision in power plant objection"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on Julie Kitchell v. City of Logansport (see this July 17, 2013...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ind. Courts - Judge tosses criminal case against Gary cop: “I will not put a victim in jail,” Boswell said. “This case is dismissed.”

Ruth Ann Krause's report in the Gary Post Tribune today begins:In an unusual move, a Lake Superior Court judge has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Murder case could sit year in legal limbo"

Updating this ILB post from May 5th, about the case relating to the murder of Erin Justin, whose body was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 12, 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Judge rules against Indiana BMV in ‘0INK’ license plate case"

Updating earlier posts from today (here and here), Tim Evans of the IndyStar now has an updated story with a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge rules against Indiana BMV in ‘0INK’ license plate case"

Updating this ILB post from earlier today, here is the New Hampshire Supreme Court opinion issued May 7....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge rules against Indiana BMV in ‘0INK’ license plate case" [Updated]

Tim Evans has the story this morning for the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:A Marion County judge issued a summary judgment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2014

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Murder case could sit year in legal limbo"

Rebecca Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a third story Sunday (see May 2nd post here) in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 05, 2014

Friday, May 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "It is a ruling that appears to be unprecedented in Indiana"

Updating yesterday's ILB post, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette follows up with a story today headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 02, 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "2 Democrats sue for voter records in bid for judges' seats"

Updating this post from yesterday, Marion Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg has denied the Motion for Emergency Preliminary Injunction....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "It is a ruling that appears to be unprecedented in Indiana"

Rebecca S. Green's story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, headed "Murder case likely headed to Allen court," reports:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Dead woman’s video statement to cops admissible"

Updating this ILB post from this morning, Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times is reporting this afternoon:VALPARAISO | Porter Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Still more on the Elkhart Four appeals

Updating this ILB post from April 17, which contained links to a number of the documents in the Layman/Sparks appeal,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Dead woman’s video statement to cops admissible"

James D. Wolf Jr. writes in the Gary Post-Tribune on a trial judge's ruling in a story that begins:VALPARAISO —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 28, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on the Elkhart Four appeals

Yesterday, after posting about an unsuccessful St. Joseph County trial court challenge to a felony-murder charge, the ILB added, about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Motion to dismiss felony-murder charge denied"

Some quotes from a long story by Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND -- An attorney for a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Judge recommends reprimand for Alexander"

As far as the ILB knows, findings of hearing officers in attorney disciplinary cases are public, but unfortunately not generally...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Trial court rules on summary judgment motions in State Fair Stage Collapse litigation [Updated]

From a brief AP story March 11th:INDIANAPOLIS — The state can't be held responsible for work performed by the contractor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court will hear Marion County redistricting case at 9 am

Updating this post from earlier this morning, if you listened to the oral argument and want to read what IC...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court will hear Marion County redistricting case at 9 am

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mayor Gregory Ballard v. Maggie Lewis, et al. this morning at 9...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Acapulco’s Owners Sentenced; One Must Pay $305K In Restitution"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, Mike Perleberg reported Feb. 28th in EagleCountyOnline:(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Sentencing has come...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 02, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "David Camm judge orders Floyd County to pay $140K in defense bills"

Updating yesterday's post, Marissa Alter reports for WLKY:ROCKPORT, Ind. —David Camm's defense team scored another victory in court Wednesday. His...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - "David Camm judge orders Floyd County to pay $140K in defense bills"

As reported in earlier ILB posts, including this one from Jan. 16th, the Auditor of Floyd County has resisted paying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Lake Co. judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional "

Following up on his Dec. 19, 2013 story, Dan Carden of the NWI Times on Friday evening reports in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "The Good Wife" and a two-jury trial; three-jury trial proposed in Indianapolis

On Jan. 13th the ILB compared a recent showing of The Good Wife featuring a case with two defendants, two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - Paul Henry Gingerich, sentenced as adult at 12, now resentenced

The ILB has had many posts on the case of Paul Henry Gingerich, the most recent from Dec. 4, 2013....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "Court rules against Long Beach lakefront property owners"

Updating this ILB post from Monday (including a link to the trial court opinion), here is another story on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Court rules against Long Beach lakefront property owners"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Dec. 28th, and this one from this morning, which includes a copy of the 6-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Even more on "Long Beach court case could set precedent in lakefront property rights"

Updating this post from Saturday, the ILB has now obtained a copy of LaPorte County Circuit court Judge Thomas J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 30, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Long Beach court case could set precedent in lakefront property rights"

Updatng this ILB post from Oct. 17th, followed by this one from Oct. 18th, John Robbins of the Gary Post-Tribune...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Trial judge denies Charlie White's petition for post conviction relief [Updated]

The most recent post the ILB has on the Charlie While post-conviction-relief hearing is from Oct. 15, when the hearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Lake Co. judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional "

Updating this Sept. 9th ILB entry, Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Sniadecki avoids jail in forgery case"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on disbarred attorney Rod Sniadecki, Madeline Buckley reports today for the South...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Paul Gingerich gains chance for freedom after boyhood in prison"

An editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, titled "Justice – delayed: 12-year-old’s adult sentencing leads to new law,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Paul Gingerich gains chance for freedom after boyhood in prison"

"12-Year-Old in Indiana Gets 25-Year Sentence", from Jan. 5, 2011, is the first of many posts that the ILB has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 02, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Former IMPD David Bisard sentenced to 16 years, 3 suspended"

This long story by Tim Evans, Kristine Guerra and John Tuohy of the IndyStar is in most Indiana Gannett papers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "John Myers denied new trial in appeal of his murder conviction in Jill Behrman's death"

Updating yesterday's brief entry, Laura Lane of the $$ Bloomington Herald-Times reports today at length; here are some quotes:It looks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "John Myers denied new trial in appeal of his murder conviction in Jill Behrman's death"

Updating this ILB entry from May 24th, re John Myers' 7-day PCR hearing re his conviction in the killing of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Marion Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg today dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sup. Glenda Ritz against the state board of education"

Niki Kelly of the FWJG has a preliminary story here. From the story:The state attorney general contended Ritz was not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "David Bisard's sentence could vary from 3 to 31 years"

John Tuohy has a long, Nov. 6th story in the Indianapolis Star on the Bisard sentencing. Some quotes:Convicted Indianapolis police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: So what has happened with Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 2nd, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star had a long story Nov. 5th headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 07, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - So what has happened with: Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement [Updated]

The ILB has had a number of posts under the heading: "Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement" The most recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 02, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Jury recommends death for William Clyde Gibson"

Updating this ILB post from Oct. 26th, the New Albany News & Tribune reports this afternoon that:[William Clyde] Gibson was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Jury finds David Camm not guilty in 3rd trial for murder of family

Here is Tom LoBianco's story for the AP, headed "Indiana jury clears former state trooper in 3rd trial for 2000...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Jury finds David Camm not guilty in 3rd trial for murder of family.

On all three counts. More: Eric Berman ‏@WIBC_EricBerman 7s Jury deliberated 11 1/2 hrs over 3 days. #Camm sobs as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - David Camm verdict reportedly to be announced at 12:30 today

More later. [More] WLKY has the story. "The verdict is expected to be read at 12:30 p.m. WLKY will have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "$50K judgment issued in Carmel suspended attorney case"

The ILB has a long list of entries on Sarah Nagy, the suspended Carmel attorney. Today Kara Kenney of WRTV...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Judge rules public can't access cause of death records"

Updating this ILB entry from April 23rd, that begins with this quote (from the now unavailable E C&P):The Courier &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 18, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Muncie Central rapist ordered to pay victim $750,000"

The 2010 sexual assault at Muncie Central High School has led to much litigation, here is a list of earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Governor should appeal court ruling on deer"

That is the heading of this letter with many signatures printed yesterday in the Indianapolis Star. Here it is in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Elkhart teen begins appeal of his murder conviction"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, headed "Felony-murder case involving four Elkhart youths goes national," here is an Oct. 3rd...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Felony-murder case involving four Elkhart youths goes national

From a long August 19th post by Sharon Hernandez in an Elkhart Truth blog, headed "All you need to know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Trial judge rules DNR overstepped in attempt to shut down high-fence deer hunting" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Tim Evans, now joined by Ryan Sabalow, has a much longer story in today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Trial judge rules DNR overstepped in attempt to shut down high-fence deer hunting"

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon in a story that begins:The Indiana Department of Natural Resources overstepped...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Settlement reached in Muncie Central rape suit"

Douglas Walker reports in the Muncie Star-Press today:MUNCIE — A lawsuit over a 2010 sexual assault at Central High School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Lake Co. judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional "

Updating this ILB entry from last evening, here is the 7-page order by Lake County Superior Court Judge Sedia. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Lake Co. judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional "

Elvia Malagon reports in the NWI Times this evening:HAMMOND | A Lake County superior court judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 09, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - At the Bisard hearing in Fort Wayne ...

Rebecca Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:Three court rulings by Allen Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Marion Sup. Ct. Court issues an Order Issuing Judicial Redistricting Plan and Order Entering Final Judgment [Updated]

Updating this ILB post from earlier this afternoon, Jon Murray, IndyStar, has now posted a story - here are some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Marion Sup. Ct. Court issues an Order Issuing Judicial Redistricting Plan and Order Entering Final Judgment

Here are the maps. Thanks to Jon Murray, IndyStar....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Jury finds ex-husband guilty of murder"

Story wraps up coverage of reporter's tweets from Friday. From Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune's story August 23rd:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Charges related to Duke Energy ethics scandal dismissed against former Indiana utility regulator David Lott Hardy"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, John Russell has this expanded version of his story in today's Indianapolis Star. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Charges related to Duke Energy ethics scandal dismissed against former Indiana utility regulator David Lott Hardy"

After many postponements, former IURC head David Lott Hardy was tried today. John Russell's Indianapolis Star story has just been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules DNA in Camm case is admissible"; trial begins Monday in Lebanon [Updated]

Updating many earlier David Camm posts, Charles Wilson of the AP reported Friday evening:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 11, 2013

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Marion Superior Judge Sheila A. Carlisle accepts plea agreement in Bei Bei Shuai case

Here is Diane Penner's story today. Some quotes:After a surprise plea agreement was offered Friday morning, Shuai pleaded guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 03, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Plea agreement to be filed at 5 pm in Bei Bei Shuai case

Tweet from the IndyStar: Diana Penner (@DianaPenner) 8/2/13, 5:37 PM Bei Bei Schuai pleads guilty to criminal recklessness (178 days,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 02, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Lawyers with troubles: “Causing grief to clients” = slapdown by judge

Rochester attorney Ted Waggoner posts today in his blog, Lawyers with Troubles, under the heading "Fee Shifting is no Reason...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - " Long-time attorney David Rees avoids prison time: Rees will serve 4 years on home detention"

From Jack Rinehart's story this evening on WRTV 6:INDIANAPOLIS - A long-time Indianapolis attorney will not have to go to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Perkins sentenced to 45 years in child molestation case," Crowd lines courtroom

Some quotes from Mark Wilson's long report late yesterday in the Evansville Courier & Press:EVANSVILLE — Observers packed a Vanderburgh...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - " David Bisard to remain in jail until trial"

From John Tuohy and Kristine Guerra's report in the IndyStar:Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck has revoked the bond of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 09, 2013

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "David Bisard pleads not guilty; judge suspends his license"

Updating this ILB entry from April 28th, John Tuohy has filed this story this morning on the IndyStar site. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules ousted Carroll County commissioner's home is where he sleeps"

Reminiscent of another recent case? Here Ron Slavens is fighting to recover his Carroll County commissioner's district 1 seat. Chris...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge rules public can't access cause of death records"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 30, 2013, Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Acapulco owner’s bond reduced " Appellate Rule 65(E) at issue

Updating this April 8th ILB entry headed "Bond reduction denial reversed today by COA in Acapulco restaurant chain raids," Erika...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: New judge in Charlie White case?

Updating this ILB entry from mid-day yesterday, Reed Parker of WIBC is now reporting in a brief story that:A new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - New judge in Charlie White case?

The ILB is hearing that Hamilton County's Judge Nation this morning recused himself from the Charlie White case. The CCC,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Law - More on "Alabama Undermines its Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform Law"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which mentioned "what may have been [Indiana's] first test of its 'post-Kelo' statute with the ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judge could issue ruling on BSU-Hiatt dispute this month"

Updating this ILB entry from March 1st, Douglas Walker of the Muncie Star-Press reported this morning:MUNCIE — A Delaware County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Bei Bei Shuai trial delayed"

Tim Evans reports today in the Indy Star in a long story that begins:A judge has delayed the April 22...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Pope of Lake County's judiciary claims superiority"

That is the heading to a biting column today in the NWI Times by Rick James. A sample:In a letter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 18, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge refuses to order review of dying man's care"

Updating three earlier ILB entries, from Jan. 14th, Jan. 17th, and Jan. 21st, the end-of-life story continues. Tim Evans reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Monroe County Attorney Phillip Chamberlain Convicted of Counterfeiting"

You can read the facts in this news release from the Secretary of State. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (February 27, 2013) –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules against Purdue on hiding report from former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell"

Interesting story by Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:Purdue University cannot claim attorney-client privilege as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 15, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Prosecutors ask judge to force former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White to serve his home-detention sentence"

Carrie Ritchie reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:Prosecutors are asking a Hamilton County judge to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules public can't access cause of death records"

The ILB has had a number of entries about a dispute in Vanderburgh County over access to cause of death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - Glitches with the Clerk of the Courts' email notification system?

A reader writes:Have you received any complaints from attorneys about the apparently dysfunctional or non-functioning email notification system put into...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Rat poison conclusion can't be used in Bei Bei Shuai feticide case"

Carrie Ritchie filed this story at the IndyStar site a few minutes ago. A quote:A pathologist’s conclusion that newborn Angel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "End-of-life case splits family"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 14th, Tim Evans reports in today's Indianapolis Star in a long story headed "Daughter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Are the Commissioners and County Council legally authorized to bind the elected officers to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement?"

From a Jan. 7th story by Stuart Hirsch of the Anderson Herald Bulletin. Some quotes:ANDERSON, Ind. — Government workers in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Judge OKs sale of 2 vacant public schools"

For background, start with this Nov. 3, 2012 ILB entry headed "EACS sues to clear up confusion on sale law:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana high court considers capping punitive damage"

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the case of State of Indiana v. John Doe, a direct appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Melvin Simon heirs settle estate feud"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Melvin Simon estate dispute, Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - Bisard trial to move to another county

From Sandra Chapman's story last evening on WTHR13:INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has agreed to move IMPD Officer David Bisard's trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Judge Rejects Atheist Bid for Right to Perform Marriages"

Eric Berman of WIBC is reporting:A federal judge has rejected an Indianapolis atheist group's bid for the right to perform...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court hears oral argument in school voucher challenge

Dan Carpenter's opinion column today in the Indianapolis Star is headed "Questions left off voucher court test." Some quotes:The question...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Should a highly respected Indiana trial judge, who was a star athlete for Ball State in the late 1970s, preside over a case involving the school?

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 18th, the ILB has learned from Larry Riley, whose column the ILB had quoted,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court hears oral argument in school voucher challenge

On Wednesday morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Teresa Meredith et al. v. Mitch Daniels,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana BMV reinstates 4,000 drivers in proof-of-insurance case"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Kristine Guerra reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a long story that begins:For eight long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Resolution: "Indiana BMV reinstates 4,000 drivers in proof-of-insurance case"

Updating this ILB entry from August 10th, the Indiana ACLU has issued a statement this morning that reads in part:ACLU...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge in case of toddler's death bows out"

Virginia Black reports today in the South Bend Tribune:The judge in a controversial LaGrange County child abuse case has recused...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana doctor's suit may affect mergers"

Tony Cook reports today in the business section of the Indianapolis Star in a long story that begins:In a decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Trial judge throws out Indiana teacher contract forms [Updated]

Charles Wilson of the AP is reporting:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ruled that a standard teacher contract form that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Challenges to BMV re drivers' licenses in both state and federal court

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette follows up on Monday's ILB entry with this editorial. A few quotes:Countless Hoosiers witnessed improvements...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Challenges to BMV re drivers' licenses in both state and federal court

The ILB has been able to obtain the complaints filed by the Indiana ACLU, and the rulings, in the two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "Woman sues to stop Indiana BMV from suspending her license, saying agency waited too long"

Updating this ILB entry from July 20, 2012, the ACLU of Indiana has this afternoon announced:To prevent a working mom...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "David Camm denied release while awaiting third trial in family's murder"

Brief story here in the Louisville Courier Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ind Courts - "LaPorte Judge rejects plea in DUI wreck"

Stan Maddum of the NWI Times writes in a brief story:LAPORTE | A judge Wednesday expressed outrage that a LaPorte...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Courtroom Cameras On Trial 5 Cameras, 9 Mics Tested In Pilot Program"

WRTV6's Derrik Thomas reported this evening on the pilot project that will soon begin in select courtrooms around the state....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Woman sues to stop Indiana BMV from suspending her license, saying agency waited too long"

This AP story reported by Charles Wilson has been around for several days, but in a shortened version. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Interview with Judge Dreyer re FSSA v. IBM ruling today

From Indy Politics:In a move that is nearly unheard of, Marion County Superior Court Judge David Dreyer sat down with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Judge rules Indiana owes IBM $12M over botched welfare program" [Updated]

From what I'm reading on Twitter about the details of Judge Dreyer's lengthy decision, I'm anxious to post a copy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - " Judge rules Indiana owes IBM $12M over botched welfare program"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports in a story filed at 9:24 AM that begins:A Marion County judge today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "David Camm's third trial set for Aug. 5, 2013"

From Harold J Adams' of the Louisville Courier Journal story of June 1st:The third trial of David Camm, twice convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Judge allows current, former Camm prosecutors to discuss case"

Duane Pohlman reports for WLKY:FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. - A judge has ruled Floyd County prosecutor Keith Henderson can help the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "A circuit court judge slammed the Indiana Department of Child Services on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to help children with mental illnesses."

Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times reported on Tuesday's ruling out of Morgan County - some quotes:MARTINSVILLE | A circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Reporter Found In Contempt For Texting: Judge Gull Orders Phone Destroyed"

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:FORT WAYNE – The news director for a local radio station...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - "'Legal issue' halts murder trial"

Sophia Voravong reports today in a long story in the Lafayette Journal Courier - some quotes:Wesley Coffey’s remark Friday afternoon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Lawyer Gets Prison Time For Cheating Alzheimer's Patient: Stacy H. Sheedy Stole Thousands"

Updating earlier ILB entries, WRTV6 reports this afternoon:INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis lawyer who cheated an Alzheimer's patient out of tens...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Jury rules in favor of Alcoa in $12 million lawsuit over disposal of industrial waste"

That is the headline to a long story yesterday in the Evansville Courier & Press, reported by Mark Wilson. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Jill Behrman killer to have 2013 hearing"

Keith Rhoades has the story in the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$). John R. Meyers II was convicted of the murder of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "$1 million judgment appealed: Ex-wife of former Wabash Center CFO fights ruling"

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story that begins:The ex-wife of former Wabash Center Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Bisard case: New DNA, alcohol tests ordered - Ruling is victory for prosecutors in drawn-out case"

Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Bisard case. Vic Ryckaert reports today in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Court of Appeals to hand down ruling on whether Jeffersonville man received a fair trial"

The Court of Appeals heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Ryan Sheckles v. State of Indiana. (The video...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Ruling gives I-69 crews immediate access to Monroe County property to survey land for construction: Judge says tree-cutting ban presses INDOT to fell trees before April 1"

This story reported by Laura Lane appeared more than a week ago, March 24th, in the $$ Bloomington Herald-Times. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Judge denies injunction; Evansville smoking ban to take effect Sunday"

That story by Arek Sarkissian II appeared in yesterday's Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes:EVANSVILLE — The rejection of two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 01, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Closing arguments set for April 3rd in State/IBM trial

From the March 30th Indianapolis Star:Attorneys for the state and IBM have finished presenting witnesses and evidence in a trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indy orders Interstate Towing to pay back $80,000 to car owners"

Here is the Indy News 6 story, it will be updated. Some quotes:"[M]ore than 300 citizens whose cars were towed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - A report on the ongoing State/IBM trial

First news since March 20th on the ongoing IBM/State trial before Marion Superior Court Judge David Dreyer, who apparently is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 26, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Lawyer Charged With Cheating Alzheimer's Patient Takes Plea: Stacy H. Sheedy Will Get 8-Year Sentence"

WRTV 6 posted this story this afternoon. It begins:An Indianapolis lawyer accused of cheating an Alzheimer's patient out of hundreds...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge declares mistrial in Isom capital case"

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 7, 2011, headed "Lake Judge Stefaniak said he would not tolerate lawyers using race...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Recap of Charlie White oral argument [Updated]

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Carrie Richie of the Indianapolis Star has a nearly totally updated story in today's paper. Plus,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 01, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Look for a quick ruling on the Charlie White civil appeal

Although the Supreme Court during the oral argument this morning allowed the Attorney General until tomorrow to submit a supplemental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "What life is like for a 14-year-old killer tried as an adult in Indiana"

Supplementing the ILB entry from Sunday, Feb. 26 is this long Feb. 28th story by Rebecca S. Green of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "What life is like for a 14-year-old killer tried as an adult in Indiana"

More than a year ago, Jan. 5, 2011, the ILB had this entry headed "12-Year-Old in Indiana Gets 25-Year Sentence,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "State justices to weigh IBM arguments"

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM:9:00 AM - State of Indiana v. International Business Machines Corporation (49S00-1201-PL-15) - In this action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "The legal battle over fines levied against absent Indiana House Democrats isn’t so much about whether they must pay the fines as it is about the collection process."

One probably can't state it more clearly than Tracy Warner does in the lede to his opinion piece today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court to hear legislative fines/seizure appeal

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here is a story today from the AP's Charles Wilson. I love the headline:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court to hear legislative fines/seizure appeal

Updating this entry from earlier this afternoon, here is the Supreme Court order filed today granting emergency transfer in Berry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court to hear legislative fines/seizure appeal

Marion Co. judge extends TRO against state seizing #INHouse D pay for walk-out fines 10 days. IN Sup. Crt. to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Both sides, which sued each other in 2010, had small victories in orders issued Wednesday"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 25th, which quoted the FSSA's characterization of the rulings, the IndyStar has a brief,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Court agrees with state’s position in key issues in IBM case"

That is the heading of this press release issued this evening by Neal Moore of the Ind. Family & Social...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge David Dreyer has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the imposition of fines on three representatives."

Updating this ILB entry from last evening, check this Dec. 7, 2011 ILB entry re Judge Dreyer's earlier ruling on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge David Dreyer has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the imposition of fines on three representatives."

So reports WTHR 13 in a brief item this evening. More:Democrats are appealing the House Speaker's decision to start fining...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Trial judge upholds school voucher law

Updating this Jan. 13th entry from the ILB, re the trial court ruling issued Friday in the case of Meredith...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Trial judge upholds school voucher law

In a 10-page ruling issued late today in the case of Meredith v. Daniels, Marion Superior Judge Michael D....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Former Bicknell judge sentenced in Superior Court Two"

Updating a list of earlier ILB entries about former Bicknell City Court Judge David Andrew Moreland (who was not an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - What is next in Charlie White's case, now that Judge Rosenberg has stayed his order pending appeal?

On Wednesday, Jan. 4th, Judge Rosenberg announced his ruling granting "Motions for Stay of Execution of its Judgment of December...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments over IBM's request to question Governor Mitch Daniels"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is the Supreme Court's order, filed today, granting the emergency petition to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Ft. Wayne "Diocese must pay in bullying suit, court rules"

Interesting unattributed story posted this afternoon on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette site. A few quotes:The local Roman Catholic diocese...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge says White ineligible to serve as Secretary of State"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, this morning Charlie White's newly hired attorney, Jonathan P. Sturgill, filed this 3-page motion "to stay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Judge says White ineligible to serve as Secretary of State" [Updated]

Good coverage in this 6:11 pm version of Eric Bradner's story in the Evansville Courier & Press. A sample:“In all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Trial Court orders SOS Charlie White removed from office

In an 8-page opinion filed today, Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled:Based on submissions of the parties mentioned above and for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Trial in Delaware County on suit that seeks to overturn smoking ban there

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 17th, the Muncie Star Press has an editorial today headed "Court's ruling might not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Judge denies Charlie White's motion to dismiss felony charges"

In another trial court election law decision today, Carrie Richie reports, as of 3:08 pm, in the Indianapolis Star:A Hamilton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - Challenge to election of New Castle mayor Greg York fails

Douglas Walker and Keith Roysdon of The Muncie Star-Press had this report yesterday on the case. It began:A Delaware County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Walkout fees case allowed to resume"

That is the headline to Niki Kelly's story this morning in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Mary Beth Schneider's story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Court clears Ogden Dunes for deer cull"

From a story today in the NWI Times by Bob Kasarda:VALPARAISO | Officials in the small lakefront community of Ogden...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - Judge rules the school corporation itself cannot be held criminally responsible for failing to report sex abuse

Two stories about a ruling a week ago by LaPorte Superior Court 3 Judge Jennifer Koethe. From Stan Maddux' NWI...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "Retired farmer's suit against 2 law firms can proceed"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 3rd, today's Indianapolis Star contains a brief item headed "Couple settle with 1 law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge vacates conviction in child molestation: Finds defense was deficient, orders father's release from prison"

On July 8, 2011, the ILB posted this entry, quoting from a long story (no longer available) by Mary Kate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Retired farmer's suit against 2 law firms can proceed

Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star reported yesterday in a story that begins:A lawsuit against two prominent Indianapolis-area law firms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 03, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Judge: IMPD officer Bisard's blood test can be used" [Updated]

Here is a long list of ILB entries in the case of suspended Indianapolis police officer David Bisard. From the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "KKK threatens to sue Martinsville after littering citation"

Updating this ILB entry from June 16, 2011, Keith Rhoades of the Martinsville Reporter-Times reports today under the headline "Man...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "In Indiana, ‘fetal homicide’ laws can add up to 20 years to manslaughter sentences"

That headline is from a story by Ashley Lopez in the Oct. 7, 2011 issue of The Florida Independent. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Delaware County judge denies request for injunction to smoking ban"

Douglas Walker reports in the Muncie Star-Press:Cigarette smoking won't be allowed in Delaware County's taverns and fraternal organizations any time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 09, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Delaware County jury to decide circumcision case"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 20th, Douglas Walker reports today in the Muncie Star-Press - some quotes from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Confusion re "Gibson attorney pleads guilty to pornography, obstructing justice charges"

The ILB is somewhat confused about the sentencing of Princeton attorney William R. Wallace III. When last we posted, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on Tippecanoe injunction puts names back on local ballots

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is a copy of Tippecanoe Circuit Judge Donald L. Daniel's 2-page order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Gibson attorney pleads guilty to pornography, obstructing justice charges"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Andrea Howe of the Princeton Daily Clarion reports this morning in a story that begins:PRINCETON —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Families, Indiana reach settlement in fatal Scott crash"

Harold J. Adams has this story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:The Indiana Department of Transportation will install...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Couple will both go to jail after woman’s outburst following man’s sentencing"

James D. Wolf Jr. reports in the Gary Post-Tribune in a story that begins:VALPARAISO — The DeMotte man who broke...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Richmond Republicans and Democrats joined forces Thursday seeking to halt a revised state law that would leave unopposed candidates off the ballot this fall"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 4th, Bill Engle reports today on the Richmond Pal-Item website:The names of unopposed candidates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Did Martinsville boy know gun that killed his brother was loaded?"

Updating this entry from Sept. 6th, Charles Wilson of the AP reports this afternoon: "US boy, 12, acquitted of murdering...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 2011

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Mistrial in Allen County cases after two mistakes by prosecution

Updating this Sept. 1st ILB entry quoting a story by Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Ms....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Former Crawford prosecutor ordered to repay relative's estate"

Grace Schneider reports today in the Louisville Courier-Journal in a long story that begins:Former Crawford County prosecutor Jimmie Montgomery was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Mistrial in Allen County cases after two mistakes by prosecution

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has the story today. Some quotes:FORT WAYNE – The murder and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Defense seeks to suppress video in Martinsville 11-year-old’s murder trial"

Updating this ILB entry from August 25th, this brief story from August 26th reports:MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge says...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "$3 Million Award in Drunk Driving Lawsuit"

From a press release:BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Phelps, a Bloomington, Ind., based attorney with Ken Nunn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - Story provides details surrounding William Minnick resentencing

"Relief the prevailing feeling in murder case aftermath" is the headline to this long story today in the Greencastle Banner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on the school vouchers challenge

Updating this ILB entry yesterday on the school vouchers issue, several stories have been published today. "School vouchers around for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Marion County court denies school voucher injunction

Updating this ILB entry from August 15th, Dan Carden of the NWI Times reported yesterday evening:The state's largest teachers union...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Clark County sheriff files "mandate" suit against county for funding

Devin Katayama is reporting at WFPL News that "Clark County Will Have to Pay Sheriff’s Bills." Some quotes:A Clark County,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Teacher contract rejected: Judge says new state form could have required additional days at no pay"

Vic Ryckaert of the Indianapolis Star has the story here. Some quotes:A Marion County judge has sided with a teachers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Marion County court denies school voucher injunction [Updated]

Marion Superior Court Judge Michael D. Keele denies plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction, concluding at para. #31 that "plaintiffs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Daniel Ray Wilkes's death sentence reduced to life without parole"

Updating a series of excellent stories about the sentencing retrial held in late June in Evansville (see ILB entries from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "School shooter awaits sentence 16-year-old confesses to attempted murder, faces 20-50 years in adult prison"

Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has fairly comprehensive coverage of yesterday's somewhat confusing outcome. Her is a quote from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "Man Who Refused To Hand Over Arrest Video Acquitted: 66-Year-Old Man Took Video On Cellphone"

Remember this ILB entry from July 2nd. I've seen a lot of stories about police objecting to being recorded on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge vacates conviction in child molestation: Finds defense was deficient, orders father's release from prison"

Mary Kate Malone of the South Bend Tribune reported late last evening in a lengthy story:SOUTH BEND - In a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Anthem stock-offering suit will go to trial"

Jeff Swiatek reports today in the IndyStar:It's a go for trial in a class-action lawsuit by ex-policyholders of WellPoint Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Man Who Refused To Hand Over Arrest Video Acquitted: 66-Year-Old Man Took Video On Cellphone"

From Indy 6News, Joanna Massee has this story, complete with video. Some quotes:An Indianapolis man who was charged after he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 02, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - Updating "Charges in death of fetus should be dropped, experts say"

Updating this ILB entry from June 6, which reported that "Marion Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle has ruled that Bei...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against mother accused of eating rat poison: A Marion County judge refused to dismiss charges against an Indianapolis woman accused of killing her baby by eating rat poison while she was pregnant"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Fox59 is reporting:Tuesday, a Marion County judge refused to dismiss charges against an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Judge Rosenberg denies White immunity request [Updated]

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the hearing this morning before Judge Rosenberg, this tweet re today's 8 am hearing:nkellyatJG Niki...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Updating "Charges in death of fetus should be dropped, experts say"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, including this one headed "Thoughts on the new Marion County prosecutor," 6NEWS posted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ind. Decisions - WTHR 13 posts Bisard ruling [Updated]

WTHR 13 has posted a story, plus a copy of today's ruling. [More] The ILB has now OCRed Judge Hawkins'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge To Rule On Bisard Alcohol Charges"

Updating this ILB entry from a few minutes ago, CarrieRitchie of the IndyStar tweets:Hawkins rules #Bisard blood draw was not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge To Rule On Bisard Alcohol Charges"

6News has this pre-ruling story, along with links to its prior stories. Whatever the ruling today, it likely will not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Lawyer's thefts lead to prison"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, Rebecca S. Green reported yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Imprisoned South Bend man fights judicial system"

Updating this March 6, 2011 story in the South Bend Tribune, reported by Jeff Parrott, on the so-called "Frese Special,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Growing Ind. school districts drop funding lawsuit"

The plaintiffs have withdrawn their Hamilton Southeastern Schools, et al v. Mitch Daniels lawsuit. From this AP story in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Man gets 5 years in prison for driving drunk on moped"

So reports Diana Penner of the Indianapolis Star this afternoon. Some quotes:A Greenwood man has been sentenced to five years...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 11, 2011

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge tosses suit over asset forfeitures"

The ILB has a long list of entries on asset forfeitures. The issue has been raised in questions about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Star seeks court ruling on anonymous posts"

Updating this ILB entry from March 6th, the Indianapolis Star reports today, in a brief item, that:The Indianapolis Star has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Who Said That? More on anonymous postings

Updating this ILB entry from March 3, this one from March 2, and this one from March 1, 2011, Jeff...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Imprisoned South Bend man fights judicial system"

Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune has this lengthy story today, subheaded "Man cries foul because one judge exerts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 06, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Legal loophole cuts prison sentence in half for intoxicated driver"

That is the headline given to this Fox59 story by Vanessa McClure posted this afternoon. Some quotes:The morning of November...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Responsibility of IndyStar and Ind.Bus.Journal to provide identities of readers who posted comments?

As I wrote in this entry yesterday, this a case where the newspapers have been sued to give up the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Responsibility of IndyStar and Ind.Bus.Journal to provide identities of readers who posted comments?

Jeff Swiatek has just posted an interesting story on the Indianapolis Star website. Some quotes:The former chief executive of Junior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Landlords face contempt ruling on house's lead cleanup"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a judge has ordered the landlords of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - An update on the Indiana statute and the federal sex offender act (SORNA)

The ILB had a very long entry on July 10, 2010 that was headed "Judges agree that the attorney general’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Request for different prosecutor in David Camm murder case is denied"

Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal is reporting:A defense request that a different prosecutor be appointed for David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 10, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "12-Year-Old in Indiana Gets 25-Year Sentence"

Another Indiana law story this week goes national. Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog has this lengthy entry, followed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - "Burns Harbor has no standing to sue own BZA, judge rules"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 27, 2010 headed "Town of Burns Harbor in court against itself Monday," yesterday Paulene...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Convicted rapist Brian Mast freed again"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 17, 2009, and this one from Feb. 13, 2010, both under the heading "Conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge removes Bren Simon as trustee over late husband's estate"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Jeff Swiatek has this report in this morning's Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:A Hamilton County judge has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Judge removes Bren Simon as trustee over late husband's estate"

Cory Schouten is reporting in the IBJ in a long story that begins:A Hamilton County judge has ordered Bren Simon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Court rules for surveyor in drainage turf fight"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 7, 2010, Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reports in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Hospital asks court to silence woman's criticism of patient care"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 16, 2010, which quoted a NWI Times story that began:CROWN POINT | Sisters of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on "Court rules for surveyor in drainage turf fight"

As promised in this entry from yesterday, here is Clark Co. Sup. #1 Judge Carmichael's Nov. 23, 2010 Order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Court rules for surveyor in drainage turf fight" [Updated]

Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reported on Dec. 3rd:Clark County Surveyor Bob Isgrigg has won a court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 06, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on "Custody ruling raises legal concerns"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 28 on the Craig Scarberry case, Indy6 News had this report this evening. See...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Hamilton Southeastern decision

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here are the:First Amended Complaint, Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum, Plaintiffs' Response,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on Hamilton Southeastern decision

Updating yesterday's entry and the posting of the opinion, Bill McCleery of the Indianapolis Star had an expanded report in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge denies State claim that districts, led by Hamilton Southeastern Schools, have no standing to sue

Many thanks to the Indiana Attorney General's Office, which has provided a copy of today's 12-page opinion by Hamilton Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Judge denies State claim that districts, led by Hamilton Southeastern Schools, have no standing to sue

First the background. This ILB entry from Feb. 24, 2010 is headed "Districts' lawsuit may spark political fireworks" and quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Custody ruling raises legal concerns"

"Custody ruling raises legal concerns" is the headline to this Nov. 27, 2010 story by Dave Stafford in the Anderson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Mendenhall Convicted In Beating Of State Rep. Ed Delaney

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, WTHR13 reported Friday:Hamilton County - A man found guilty but mentally ill for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Man sent to prison to keep him from girl"

Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reported on Oct. 13th in a story that begins:VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Porter County wins battle in transfer station war" [Updated]

This Porter County fight against a transfer station variously described as "near Mount Baldy" and near the Town of Pines,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 04, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Whether to waive boy, age 15, to adult court to stand trial on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 16, which quoted from two good stories by Rebecca S. Green of the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Whether to waive boy, age 15, to adult court to stand trial on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery"

That is the subject of two good stories by Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Mendenhall Convicted In Beating Of State Rep. Ed Delaney

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Indy 6 News is reporting this evening:Augustus Mendenhall, 39, was convicted Wednesday of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - FSSA's most recent order may be “invalid or illegal”

More procedural facts needed to understand this story today by Angela Mapes Turner of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Combined medical malpractice verdicts could tap $90M from state fund

Mark Taylor of the Gary Post-Tribune reported August 29th in a long story that begins:Friday's $300,000 jury verdict in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Jeffersonville official Peggy Wilder ordered to use ignition interlock device"

Ben Zion Hershberg reported in the Louisville Courier Journal on August 27th:At her initial court hearing Friday on a drunken...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge allows cop in DUI to keep license

Updating this entry from earlier this afternoon, Jon Murray of the Indy Star now reports:Top public safety officials and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Judge allows cop in DUI to keep license

Updating this ILB entry from August 17th, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge Hughes orders mediation in Simon will suit"

An Indianapolis Star story today by Jeff Swiatek begins:A lawsuit challenging billionaire Melvin Simon's will is headed to court-ordered mediation....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Accused molester can't pull guilty plea in Porter County Circuit Court"

Some quotes from Bob Kasarda's story posted yesterday afternoon on the NWI Times website:VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge Rules Uniontown Porn Store Must Close"

This story today is from the Crothersville Times. The Lion's Den is an adult superstore in Uniontonw, in Jackson County....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ind. Decisoins - Floyd County Judge orders mistrial in child molesting case

Matt Thacker's story in the New Albany News & Tribune begins:A rare mistrial was declared Wednesday morning in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge dismisses lawsuit against South Bend Tribune: Newspaper awarded legal fees in case"

Alicia Gallegos reports today in the South Bend Tribune:A St. Joseph County judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit against The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Pair released from prison 13 years after stabbing"

This April 9, 2010 ILB entry was headed "Girls convicted in 1997 Jeffersonville stabbing seek reduced sentence: Prosecutor wants judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Sex Offenders' Names Expunged From Registry"

This story that left me with a number of questions appeared last evening on 6 News, Indianapolis. For starters, what...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judges agree that the attorney general’s office’s insistence on intervening in so many of these cases continues to cause headaches and confusion for all involved"

That is a quote from a long, must-read story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Gambler challenges casino for giving him credit, says he was drunk"

Today's story by Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal is headed "Judge rejects drunken gambler's claim against Harrison casino,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Gull tosses plea deal in slaying; trial slated"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:FORT WAYNE – An Allen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Judge grants gag order in Carmel case" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star reports:A Hamilton County judge agreed this afternoon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Robocall suits in two courts

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, quoting from the Brown Circuit Court ruling in State v. FreeEats, FreeEats has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge changes mind on deal"

From the LaPorte Herald Argus today, this brief story:A woman was almost off the hook until a judge learned it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge leaves East Chicago, Second Century settlement intact, for now"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times is reporting this afternoon:A Marion County judge on Monday declined to immediately rule on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: Clay County woman wins Medicaid suit against state

Updating this ILB entry from March 25, 2010, supplemented by this ILB entry from April 1, 2010, Jason Moon of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Trial court rules Jeffersonville owes sewer plant operator $584,000"

Updating this most recent ILB entry, from Jan. 27, 2009, headed "City water and sewer contracts to be put up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Porter County cannot leave RDA "

Bob Kasarda expands his NWI Times story from yesterday, and includes a link to the April 9, 2010 11-page order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Porter County cannot leave RDA "

Bob Kasarda is reporting in the NWI Times: RENSSELAER | A Jasper County judge ruled Friday that the Porter County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 09, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

ind. Courts - "Judge rejects part of Simon will suit"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Dana Hunsinger's story today in the Indianapolis Star begins:Part of Deborah Simon's lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Clay County woman wins Medicaid suit against state; More

Arthur Foulkes reports today in the Terre Haute Tribune Star:A rural Clay County woman has defeated an attempt by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "New drunken driving law quickens blood sample process"

Updating this March 16, 2010 ILB entry on SEA 342, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Porter county judge orders trustee candidate removed from ballot"

Julie Hum reports today in the Gery Post-Tribune:VALPARAISO -- Porter County Judge Mary Harper ruled that county election officials must...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Bren Simon loses bid to liquidate shares"

Updating earlier ILB entries about the Mel Simon estate dispute, Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star reports today:Simon Property Group...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Avon-area water feud bubbles over"

Josh Duke reports today in the Indianapolis Star:AVON -- An ongoing feud over water in the Avon area will continue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Contrasting futures for sex offenders"

Alicia Gallegos of the South Bend Tribune reports:Two offenders face vastly different fates after being sentenced Monday for their sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Vanderburgh Circuit Court rejects Presbyterian Church (USA) claims to a local church's property

The only writeup the ILB has seen of the March 9, 2010 decision by Judge Carl Heldt is in The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 12, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Sex exploiter to serve 10 years on 9 felony counts"

Aaron Organ reports today in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel in a story that begins:When Allen Superior Judge Fran Gull finished...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 06, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - "LaPorte County judge orders jail time for repeat DUI offender "

Supplementing this ILB entry from Dec. 11, 2009, about a different defendant before Judge Alevizos, a story today by Stan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on "Valpo couple wins flooding suit judgment "

There is a second story within the week about a Valpo resident being granted a default judgment for more than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Victim’s threat sparks mistrial in carjacking"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The trial of an accused armed robber ended in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Valpo couple wins flooding suit judgment "

Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times:VALPARAISO | A local couple recently won a default judgment against the city...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Invader’s sentence halved for young age: 70 years reduced to 32 in wake of appeals order"

The May 18, 2009 Court of Appeals opinion in the case of Malcolm K. Ellis v. State of Indiana (NFP)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Group challenges arrests of Notre Dame protesters"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 10, 2009, which quoted a South Bend Tribune story headed "Defense claimed judge in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Cass County "Judge OKs city to perform environmental studies on land for trail extension"

Kevin Lilly reports today in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune:A local judge has ruled that the freight railcar restoration company that owns...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules IHSAA must let South Bend Washington senior play football"

Another ISHAA ruling in the news today, this one reported by Alicia Gallegos of the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 23, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "Hamilton Avenue slaying trial" continues

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 21, yesterday the trial concluded and Judge Robert Altice "found the defendant guilty Desmond...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Superior Court in Marion County, Indiana, finds that Indiana Real Estate Commission's ruling on attendance at closing probably 'invalid or illegal.'"

That is the heading from this press release issued by Mentor Listing Realty, Inc: Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 23, 2009...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ind. Courts - "LaPorte judge tosses plea agreement in shooting, OWI cases"

Stan Maddux of the South Bend Tribune reports today on LaPorte County Judge Tom Alevizos in a story that begins:LAPORTE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 08, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ind. Courts - "St. Joseph County judge orders liquidation of Gabriele's assets"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the Gabriele estate case, Alicia Gallegos of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: "Lesbians' petition is denied because Indiana doesn't recognize their marriage"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 14th, quoting from a lengthy and comprehensive Indianapolis Star story by Jon Murray, this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Marion County Judge allows lawsuit in Pan Am Plaza sale"

A brief story today in the Indianapolis Star:A Marion Superior Court ruling has allowed a taxpayers' lawsuit to proceed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Newton attorney protests length of prosecution timeline"

An interesting story today by Lydia X. McCoy of the Evansville Courier & Press: The attorney for a Boonville, Ind.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Walmart, Sam's Club workers from '94 to March of this year are set to share up to $28M"

Erika D. Smith reports in today's Indianapolis Star:Nearly 300,000 Wal-Mart Stores workers in Indiana and their attorneys could receive up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Ind. Law - Indiana malpractice cap may be challenged

Jeff Swiatek's story Sept. 5th in the Indianapolis Star was headed "Widower might challenge malpractice cap." Some quotes:A widower who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ind. Courts - "In court case about path, a loss looks a lot like a win"

Bob Zaltsberg, editor of the Bloomington Herald-Times, reported this story ($$) on August 31st:Jeff Sagarin has been fighting City Hall....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Court drops abuse suit against Fort Wayne. diocese"

This AP alleged priest abuse story is about a different lawsuit than those that have appeared previously in the ILB....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ind. Courts - Observations on: Verdict in road-rage shooting trial in Clark County

This ILB entry from earlier today included this quote from the LCJ story:At Thursday's sentencing hearing, [Judge] Moore told the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 21, 2009

Ind. Courts -Still more on: Verdict in road-rage shooting trial in Clark County

Updating this ILB entry from August 1st, Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Crown Point businessman given plea agreement in fraud case "

Here is the story from August 10th, by Susan Brown of the NWI Times; it begins:Nearly five years after alarmed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Interesting probate case in St. Joseph Circuit Court

Updating these earlier ILB entries, Alicia Gallegos reports today in the South Bend Tribune:A judge has appointed a new administrator...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 08, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Ind. Courts - Verdict in on "He was trying to put her over that railing"

Updating this ILB entry from July 31st, an AP story reports:LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A man who witnesses said tried to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 01, 2009

Ind. Courts -More on: Verdict in road-rage shooting trial in Clark County

Updating yesterday's entry, here is today's expanded story by Matt Thacker of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune. Some quotes:Prosecutor Steve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 01, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Judge rules state workers owed $42 million"

Updating the July 28th ILB entry in the case of Paula Brattain et al v. Richmond State Hospital, et al.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Courts -Verdict in road-rage shooting trial in Clark County

Updating prior entries, including this one from June 21, 2008, Matt Thacker of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune reports this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judge rules state workers owed $42 million" [Updated]

Here is the 27-page opinion in the case of Paula Brattain et al v. Richmond State Hospital, et al. For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules state workers owed $42 million" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from April 1st, Jon Murray reports this afternoon:A Marion County judge today issued a $42.4 million...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge rules against Westfield on road fees"

Updating this ILB entry from May 25th, Carrie Ritchie reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Westfield is fighting a Hamilton County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Rare ruling means boy, 13, will face adult court"

John Tuohy reports today in the Indianapolis Star:A 13-year-old boy charged with murder will be one of the youngest defendants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Interesting probate case in St. Joseph Circuit Court

In a story headed "New executor must handle Gabriele will," Alicia Gallegos reports today in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "St. Mary's, staff win at trial Jury finds no malpractice in injuries suffered by woman after childbirth"

You may need patience to read this story in the Evansville Courier & Press today through to the end, but...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 12, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Judge Allen rules in favor of Josh Merritt's mother in burial dispute"

From Nick Schneider's report Thursday in the Greene County Daily World:Greene Circuit Judge Erik C. Allen ruled Thursday afternoon that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 10, 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

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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

Dave Stafford of the Anderson Herald Bulletin reported yesterday:Fearing lawmakers might fail to produce a budget, Hoosier Park and other...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ind. Courts - "A scared juror led to a mistrial Wednesday morning in an Allen County felony murder case"

Some quotes from Rebecca S. Green's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Testimony went into the early evening Tuesday, with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Ex-lawyer gets 2 years in deadly DUI," may serve 11 months

Since May 7, 2007 the ILB has followed the stories of two young Indiana attorneys, one, Teresa Perry from Evansville,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Judge holds city in contempt, must return fees"

A story in the Gary Post Tribune today, by Jon Seidel, reports:GARY -- A Lake County special judge is holding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Liberty Landowners appeal court ruling on new hospital"

Updating this ILB entry from May 8th, Bob Kasarda of the NWI Tmes reports today:A group of Liberty Township landowners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Liberty Landowners appeal court ruling on new hospital"

Updating this ILB entry from April 11th, which quoted a story from the Chesterton Tribune that began:A Porter County judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 08, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ind. Decision - Charges dismissed as a result of last week's Supreme Court decision

Anna Rochelle of the Greene County Daily World has a report today on the impact of last week's (April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Appeal withdrawn by Terre Haute Tribune-Star in $1.5 million defamation case

Updating this ILB entry from April 21st, Tracy Warner, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, writes today:One...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Appeal withdrawn by Terre Haute Tribune-Star in $1.5 million defamation case

Updating earlier ILB entries, including this most recent one from Nov. 24, 2008, which included this quote from a press...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Its legal battle lost, library may still have to pay more"

Updating this ILB entry from April 16th, Vic Ryckaert had a story in the Indianapolis Star on April 17th headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Its legal battle lost, library may still have to pay more"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a much-expanded report today on yesterday afternoon's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: Ex-Marion County prosecutor's employee pleads guilty in fatal DUI case

Jon Murray has updated yesterday's Indianapolis Star story (ILB entry here). The story today concludes:The May 2007 crash was Record's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Ex-Marion County prosecutor's employee pleads guilty in fatal DUI case

The ILB has had numerous entries on the Terry J. Record drunken-driving with fatality case, Here is the initial entry,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "Jury begins deliberations in Central Library fraud lawsuit"

Updating this entry from this morning, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star is reporting this afternoon that the library has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Evansville attorney found guilty of theft again"

Libby Keeling reports in the Evansville Courier & Press in a long story:An Evansville attorney who pleaded guilty to bilking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Herron appeals judge’s decision requiring him to register"

Keith Rhoades reports in the Martinsville Reporter-Times, in a story dated March 21st:Morgan County Superior Court I Judge G. Thomas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Muncie attorney Michael J. Alexander found not guilty of conspiring to bribe a witness in a client's criminal case

Rick Yencer reports today in the Muncie Star-Press. A quote from the lengthy story:MUNCIE -- After four days of testimony,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Laws dampen malpractice victory"

That was the headline to this story reported by Bob Kasarda March 3rd in the NWI Times:VALPARAISO | Attorney Ken...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 06, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Marion County Judge rules cap on punitive damages is unconstitutional [Updated]

Note this is about the punitive damages cap itself, not the allocation requirement. Jon Murray reports today in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Bloomington attorney secures $157 million judgment for Lafayette woman whose husband died after falling from a defective deer-hunting tree stand

A press release from the Ken Nunn Law Office announces: BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Mike Phelps of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 20, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "IHSAA appealing Jasmine Watson ruling"

Updating this story from Jan. 24th, and other ILB entries, the AP is reporting this afternoon:BLOOMINGTON | Faced with a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Cell-hopping for sex not an escape, judge rules"

Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times writes today:BLOOMFIELD — They may have crawled through the jail ceiling, consumed jail-brewed alcohol...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ind. Courts - "IHSAA appealing Jasmine Watson ruling"

Jeff Parrott reports today in the South Bend Tribune:The Indiana High School Athletic Association served notice Friday of its plans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Methamphetamine cases may be in jeopardy"

A very interesting story today by Keith Rhoades in the Martinsville Reporter-Times. The situation:In February 2008, Indiana State Police investigators...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 23, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ind. Courts - Two forfeiture rulings in Delaware County courts

In the long-running DTF dispute in Delaware County (see ILB list of stories here), Rick Yencer reports today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ind. Courts - Yet more on "Veolia accused of failing to read meters regularly and overestimating usage"

The Indianapolis Star today has an updated version of Jon Murray's story from yesterday afternoon, that begins:A group of Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Veolia accused of failing to read meters regularly and overestimating usage"

Updating this Dec. 16, 2008 ILB entry, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon under the headline "Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Ind. Courts - Vanderburgh County judge delays Hatch Act ruling

Following on a lengthy list of earlier ILB entries on the application of the Indiana Hatch Act, Thomas B. Langhorne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 231 Adult Plaza must close, pay fines

The ILB has had a number of entries re this Spencer County adult shop. Here is a list. Today Thomas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "$48 million judgment in steel mill fall"

The ILB doesn't generally cover jury awards, but this one seems notable. Here are two reports. From James D. Wolf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 13, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Terre Haute paper loses $1.5 million defamation suit

Updating earlier ILB entries, a press release today from the Society of Professional Journalists announces:INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Third John Doe denied by judge"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 28th, Sophia Voravang of the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports today that one of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge tells city of New Albany: Pay the lawyers"

Dick Kaukas reports today in the Louisville Courier-Journal:New Albany has been ordered to pay $300,000 to three lawyers who were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ind. Courts - Even more on "'Salacious' affidavit results in jail time for client Hinds, attorney Denney"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Doug Masson of Masson's Blog writes to ask:Greetings Marcia, With respect to that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ind. Courts - Still more on "'Salacious' affidavit results in jail time for client Hinds, attorney Denney"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 8th, here are some quotes from a story by Rick Yencer in the Muncie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 13, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on "'Salacious' affidavit results in jail time for client Hinds, attorney Denney"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Rick Yencer reports today in the Muncie Star-Press in a story that begins:Special Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Ind. Courts - "'Salacious' affidavit results in jail time for client Hinds, attorney Denney"

Rick Yencer reports today in the Muncie Star-Press in a very long story that begins:MUNCIE -- Local attorney Louis Denney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 07, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ind. Courts - Documents in: "Marion Co. GOP seeks ballot scrutiny" [Corrected]

[Updated and revised at 6:50 PM] Updating this entry from earlier today on the arguments in Circuit Judge Theodore Sosin's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "Marion Co. GOP seeks ballot scrutiny"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today:A Marion County judge ordered Friday that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 01, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Decision in the Lake County early voting case

Updating this entry from yesterday, updated here, there are additional stories today. John Byrne of the Gary Post-Tribune reports:HAMMOND --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Decision in the Lake County early voting case

Updating the ILB entry from early this afternoon, Bill Dolan of the NWI Times now has a report on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Decision in the Lake County early voting case

Here is the 23-page opinion of Special Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider, in the Lake County early voting case, Curley v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins late today ruled that the early voting in Lake County's northern cities - Gary, Hammond and East Chicago - should continue"

Updating this entry from earlier this afternoon (one of several today), John Byrne reports on the Gary Post-Tribune in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ind. Courts - Update on: Judge Arredondo orders early voting locations to open [Updated]

Updating the reports from this morning, Josh Kalven of Progress Illinois reports:The dispute over early voting in Lake County, IN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ind. Courts - Judge Arredondo orders early voting locations to open

Updating this ILB entry from early this morning about the dueling county courts, the first one convened this morning. From...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Lake judge earns top grade from state group"

Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times reports today:MERRILLVILLE | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. was named judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on: "Group calls for merit selection of Lake County judges"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 2nd, Patrick Guinane of the NWI Times reports today:INDIANAPOLIS | An envoy of Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 04, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ind. Courts - "New Albany attorney sentenced to year in prison for sexual battery" [Updated]

Matt Thacker of the New Albany News & Tribune reports in a lengthy story that begins:A New Albany attorney was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge bars man from city offices"

Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune has an interesting story today that begins:A judge has barred a man from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Terre Haute paper loses $1.5 million defamation suit

Updating this ILB entry from July 25th, the Tribune-Star reports today under the headline "Tribune-Star launches appeal of libel verdict,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Sentenced to four years for burglary to steal urine"

Friday's Chesterton Tribune reports in a story that begins:A Valparaiso resident was sentenced to six years after pleading guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Bloomington doctor fined for tossing patient records in open trash bin

From the AP:A physician who dumped more than a dozen boxes filled with patients' sensitive medical records in the trash...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on: "Case in jeopardy because of typos"

Updating this ILB entry from July 19th, Kevin Lilly of the Logansport Pharos-Tribune reported on July 23rd, under the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Terre Haute paper loses $1.5 million defamation suit

Sue Loughlin of the Tribune-Star reports the story today. Some quotes:TERRE HAUTE — A Sullivan County jury awarded a Clay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Indianapolis Public Schools asks court to rule on vote

Updating this ILB entry from June 13th, Andy Gammill of the Indianapolis Star reports today: "2 get OK to take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on "Media barred from Lay custody trial"

The Evansville Courier & Press has a lengthy editorial today on the Court of Appeals grant of a motion for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "ACLU to appeal loss in BMV case"

This April 25th ILB entry quoted from an Indianapolis Star story reporting that "ACLU of Indiana will appeal a court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 06, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: State loses auto-dialer case in trial court

Updating this ILB entry from May 9th, Tracy Warner of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this item today:State Democratic...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: State loses auto-dialer case in trial court

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 15, 2008, the ILB has received a press release from attiorney James Bopp, Jr....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Even more on: Jeffersonville bans sex offenders from parks

Updating this ILB entry from April 3rd, Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Jeffersonville City Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "ACLU to appeal loss in BMV case"

A story today in the Indianapolis Star via the AP reports:The ACLU of Indiana will appeal a court ruling that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judge: 'God' plates OK without fee"

Niki Kelly's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette this morning adds:The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge: 'God' plates OK without fee"

That is the headline to this story by the Indianapolis Star's Jon Murray, posted on the Star site late this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Jeffersonville will ask the Indiana Supreme Court this week to immediately review the city's annexation of the Oak Park Conservancy"

Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal, writes in a lengthy story today:Larry Wilder, the lawyer for Jeffersonville, said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 14, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ind. Courts - Zionsville schools health fee would become voluntary under settlement

Robert Annis of the Indianapolis Star reports today:A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana over a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge upholds Plainfield sex offender ban"

Updating this ILB entry from March18th, Bruce C. Smith of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a story that begins:Plainfield...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Intoxicated defendant's trial postponed"

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal and Courier:A Lafayette man was arrested and ordered held without bond after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Judge upholds Plainfield sex offender ban"

Bruce C. Smith reports in the Indianapolis Star:PLAINFIELD -- In the latest court ruling in a long-running lawsuit, a Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ind. Courts - Even more on "Revised law in play on Wilkes sentence"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 28th, Kate Braser of the Evansville C&P reported Friday:Attorneys representing death row inmate Daniel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Several interesting evidence issues in recent trial court decision

Stan Maddux of the South Bend Tribune reports:LAPORTE — Matching up a severed foot with the leg of its owner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Shelbyville 4th Ward frustrations mount"

An interesting report in the Shelbyville News, reported by Ron Hamilton, includes this:"I don't understand why Republican city council candidate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 09, 2008

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Decision to void ordinance could stop ethanol plant"

Anita Munson of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a story that begins:Judge Michael Cook's ruling that Argos' rezoning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 08, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Third John Doe denied by judge"

So reads the headline to this story today by Lafayette Journal and Courier reporter Sophia Voravang. Some quotes:A convicted sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: A convicted sex offender in White County is challenging new state law

On Aug. 4, 2007, Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reported:MONTICELLO -- A convicted sex offender in White County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Updating: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 18, 2007 on the three cases pending in Tippecanoe County, Sophia Vorovong of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - State loses auto-dialer case in trial court

From a press release today by Attorney General Steve Carter:Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter will appeal a ruling issued this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 15, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judge in Behrman case rejects bid for new trial"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14, 2007, the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Arguments are set for next month in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ind. Courts - Decision in: Wrongful death trial in Ball State student's 2003 shooting

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 23th, Seth Slabaugh reports today in the Muncie Star-Press:INDIANAPOLIS -- A former Ball State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Lawyer guilty of attack on woman in wheelchair"

James D. Wolf Jr. of the Gary Post-Tribune reports, in a story that begins:VALPARAISO -- A jury of six people...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 27, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Revised law in play on Wilkes sentence"

Updating ILB entries from Jan. 25th and from Jan. 20th, Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on "Revised law in play on Wilkes sentence"

Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:More than 20 years ago, another Vanderburgh Circuit Court judge was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ind. Courts - More on: Wrongful death trial in Ball State student's 2003 shooting

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Seth Slaubaugh of the Muncie Star-Press today covers yesterday's opening arguments in McKinney vs. Duplain, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Revised law in play on Wilkes sentence"

Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge Carl Heldt will decide this week whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 20, 2008

Monday, December 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - New election called in Rome City

Mitch Harper of Fort Wayne Observed as an interesting entry today that begins:Sometimes an election recount results in a winner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 24, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge rules in Terre Haute mayoral Hatch Act challenge [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, here is Judge David R. Bolk's 14-page opinion in Kevin D. Burke...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Judge rules in Terre Haute mayoral Hatch Act challenge

Austin Arceo reports today in the Terre Haute Trib-Star that:A local judge this morning ruled that Mayor-elect Duke Bennett is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Ind. Courts - "A Hamilton County judge on Thursday threw out a plea agreement made with an Indiana National Guard sergeant" [Updated]

James A. Gillaspy reports in today's Indianapolis Star. The story begins:A Hamilton County judge on Thursday threw out a plea...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Ruling supports Carmel annexation"

Updating this ILB entry from June 30th, John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star reported yesterday afternoon:A Hamilton County judge ruled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Ex-Colts QB Trudeau, wife to pay $5,000 fine in teen party case"

Robert Annis reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Former Colts quarterback Jack Trudeau avoided a prosecutor’s blitz and a possible criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Marion County juvenile court orders release of the juvenile court file and the much larger DCS case file in TaJanay Bailey case

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today:About 1,500 pages from the state Department of Child Services case file on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 06, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Retired Grant Circuit Judge Thomas Hunt wins pay suit

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is a copy of the order of John W. Forcum, Special Judge,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Retired Grant Circuit Judge Thomas Hunt wins pay suit [Updated]

Mishele Wright reports today in the Marion Chronicle-Tribune:Former judge Thomas Hunt has won a lawsuit against Grant County in which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on "Admissibility of electronic evidence -- is it "authentic"?

On Nov. 16, 2007 the Lafayette Journal & Courier published a story headlined "Transcript leads to man's conviction," written by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Pabey wins latest round in casino cash bout"

Patrick Guinane reports today in the NWI Times, in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS | East Chicago Mayor George Pabey's administration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Big-time attorneys argue adult plaza case"

Oral arguments took place Friday before a panel of the COA (Chief Judge Baker, Judges May and Crone) in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 03, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ind. Courts - Defendant's sentence includes watching his electronic gambling machines being destroyed

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Courier & Press:A Lafayette businessman watched Friday afternoon as 38 gambling machines seized...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judge denies motion to restrict jukebox incident from murder case"

From the Oct. 4 Lebanon Daily Sun, this story, reported by Matt Hendrix, on a trial court ruling:Judge Rebecca McClure...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Trial court ruling could void IMPD arrests

Updating this ILB entry from August 8th, where the ILB quoted from an Indianapolis Star story that began:A Marion Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ind. Courts - Jefferson Circuit Court judge insists on complaints being filed before approving IDEM agreed order

Peggy Vlerebome reports in The Madison Courier, under the heading "IDEM suit against city merely a technicality," that the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - John Myers, convicted of killing IU student Jill Behrman, files appeal

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14, 2007, headed "Judge in Behrman case rejects bid for new trial", the Bedford...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Clark County judge publicly discusses Knight case for first time"

Larry Thomas of the Clark County News and Tribune reports this afternoon that: "Nearly seven years after then-IU President Myles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Husband appealing disparate sentence

Shawn McGrath of the Anderson Herald Bulletin reported late Thursday, Aug. 16th, in a story that begins:Everything should be equal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 18, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "DNR permit for Cedar Creek invalid"

Updating this ILB entry from August 14th, thanks to a reader, here is a copy of Allen Circuit Judge Thomas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 17, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on this issue, Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal and Courier reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "DNR permit for Cedar Creek invalid"

Angela Mapes of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today: Environmental activists hope a recent Allen County court decision will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Trial court upholds primary vote where candidate died but remained on ballot

Austin Arceo of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports:Former Terre Haute City Council candidate Dan “Buford” Lockard has lost another key...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ind. Courts - Prospective juror's outburst during voir dire leads to mistrial

Dionne Waugh reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: An Allen Superior Court judge declared a mistrial for an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Special judge to be assigned to child support case"

Kate Braser has a story in today's Evansville Courier & Press that begins:A child support case in which an ex-wife...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Trial court issues a gag order in a lawsuit settlement involving Michigan City

According to this story in the Michigan City News-Dispatch:A judge issued a gag order in a lawsuit settlement between Michigan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Franklin County Commissioner wins in holdover case, now wants attorney fees

A story from last week in the Brookville American-Democrat relates that Don Vonder Meulen:... a Democrat, won the Second District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Demoted Terre Haute firefighters receive $71K

Updating this ILB entry from July 17th, about the trial court ruling last week following the April 27th Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judge OKs split of congregation: Huntington St. Peter's splinters over gay rights"

That was the headline to this story today by Rosa Salter Rodriguez in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Demoted Terre Haute firefighters receive $71K

Austin Arceo of the Terre Haute Trib-Star writes today about Terre Haute firefighter Mitchell Hunt:The Sgt. 1st Class with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ind. Courts - DOJ files discrimination suit against city [Updated]

A brief article by Eunice Trotter this afternoon on the Indianapolis Star website reports that:The U.S. Justice Department has filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ind. Courts - Judge rules Lafayette heart surgeons's lawsuit can proceed

Joe Gerrety of the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports today in a story that begins:A heart surgeon who was shut...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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

Andy Grimm of the Gary Post Tribune has a story today that begins:HAMMOND -- Defense attorneys for Matthew Hensley say...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Rulings in the Spencer County adult business case now available

The ILB has had a number of entries on the Spencer County adult business dispute. The first entry, from Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

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

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times has been covering an interesting trial in federal court this week - here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Tippecanoe Court upholds ordinance banning smoking

Joe Gerrety of the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports:West Lafayette's workplace smoking ban will go into effect on Sunday. Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ind. Courts - Trial is recorded in its entirety by television camera, for the first time in Indiana

Indianapolis WTHR reports:Indianapolis - "State vs. Paul Fox." Judge Patricia Gifford called the case shortly after 9:30 Friday morning. She...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on ruling in: Spencer County adult business ordered to close

Apparently it was never ordered to close. As the AP reported yesterday, Spencer Circuit Judge Wayne Roell has "fined the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Ruling in: Spencer County adult business ordered to close

This ILB entry from May 22nd quoted Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press as reporting:A judge is deciding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Dairy forbidden to handle manure"

Some quotes from Rebecca S. Green's story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, headlined "Dairy forbidden to handle manure:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Ind. Courts - Changes go into effect July 1 for sexually violent predator law; sentencing law study

Kara Lopp of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today on issues posed by the statute. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 10, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Ind. Courts - Still more on: French Lick casino disputes continue to be aired in Orange Circuit Court

Updating this entry from yesterday, June 7th, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:INDIANAPOLIS -- With approval...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: French Lick casino disputes continue to be aired in Orange Circuit Court

In this ILB entry from Jan. 10, 2007, a quote from the Bedford Times-Mail begins:PAOLI — Lawyers outnumbered spectators Tuesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 07, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Judge Nation has ruled against Lauth Indiana Resort & Casino

The AP has now picked up the story of last Tuesday's ruling by Judge Nation's ruling against in Lost River...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 03, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge Nation has ruled in favor of Merit Management in a lawsuit filed against Lauth Indiana Resort & Casino

The ILB has now received a copy of Judge Nation's opinion in the case discussed this afternoon (see earlier ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Hamilton County Superior Court Judge Nation has ruled in favor of Merit Management in a lawsuit filed against Lauth Indiana Resort & Casino over a joint venture involving the development of the French Lick Resort Casino

Inside Indiana Business is reporting this afternoon:A judge in Hamilton County Superior Court has ruled in favor of Merit Management...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2007

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "New Albany man gets 20 years in prison, again"

Jennifer Rigg of the New Albany News-Tribune reports today:NEW ALBANY — A New Albany man again was sentenced to 20...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Update on: Spencer County adult business ordered to close

As reported in this ILB entry from May 19th, a contempt of court hearing was scheduled for yesterday, Monday, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Spencer County adult business ordered to close

This ILB entry from May 5th began by quoting the Evansville Courier & Press:After more than a year of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 19, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Environment - More on: IDEM revokes approvals for confined feeding operation in Huntington County; writ sought

This ILB entry from May 4th quotes from a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story that:Officials at the Indiana Department of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Spencer County adult business ordered to close

On March 13, 2007, Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reported: "After more than a year of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Tippecanoe judge rules homeless man must register as sex offender

Joe Gerrety reports in the Lafayette Journal & Courier today:A Tippecanoe County judge has rejected a convicted child molester's claim...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ind. Courts - Cows running at large case ends in mistrial in Franklin County Circuit Court

Jill Winchester of the Brookville American-Democrat reports on a mistrial in a cows wandering at large case. Some quotes:On Monday,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Judge Young denies challenge to Indiana's lethal-injection procedures [Updated]

Jon Murray reports in the Indianapolis Star this evening:A U.S. District Court judge late this afternoon ruled against a Death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ind. Courts - 86 underage drinkers arrested during Purdue Grand Prix festivities accept court consequences

Joe Gerrety of the Lafayette Journal & Courier writes today:Dozens of people arrested during Purdue Grand Prix festivities earlier this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Indy man is angry that '05 order for his release was wrongly put in storage"

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star reports today:An Indianapolis man wrongly imprisoned 11 years for a rape he didn't commit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Fort Wayne lawyer gets 4 years on DWI

Dionne Waugh reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A judge sentenced a local attorney Monday to four years in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Porter Judge Alexa rules on Soliday residency dispute

Vicki Urbanik has a long story today in the Chesterton Tribune on the Soliday hearing yesterday. It begins with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Porter Judge Alexa rules on Soliday residency dispute

Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports today:VALPARAISO | The challenge to the residency of state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Pike County judge rules marriage invalid and denies motion to dismiss criminal charges against woman

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 29, 2007, where the Princeton Daily Clarion reported:PETERSBURG-A Pike County judge decided last week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ind. Courts - Charges against CASA theft case defendant dismissed because of speedy trial denial

Kara Lopp reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, in a story that begins:Criminal charges against the former director...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Marion County Court rules FSSA "guidelines" never properly adopted

"Treatment options lag for brain injuries" is the headline of a story by Tim Evans in today's Indianapolis Star about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Judge to limit relatives of victims, defendants at sentencing hearings"

The Muncie StarPress reports today, in a story by Nick Werner:MUNCIE -- A Delaware County judge has instituted a new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ind. Courts - Woman continues to disrupt hearing

Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:A Vanderburgh Circuit Court magistrate will try for a third time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Spencer County adult business ordered to close

Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:After more than a year of a court battle between Spencer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Judge orders police, media records preserved"

Ruthann Robinson of the NWI Times reports today:CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge granted a defense motion for a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judge in Behrman case rejects bid for new trial"

The AP is reporting today:MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- Juror misbehavior during the murder trial of a man accused of killing Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Judge declares mistrial when juror brings newspaper into jury room

Not only a newspaper, but a paper with a photo of the defendant on the front page, according to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ind. Courts - "Judge tosses lawsuit over school finances" [Updated]

The AP is reporting:A judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday that accused Indiana of violating its constitution by failing to provide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Pike County judge rules marriage invalid and denies motion to dismiss criminal charges against woman

A story by Katie Harp in the Princeton Daily Clarion reports:PETERSBURG-A Pike County judge decided last week that the marriage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 29, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "State appeals twin girls' adoption by N.J. man"

"State appeals twin girls' adoption by N.J. man: At issue is whether infants born to surrogate were 'hard to place'"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 21, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Former police chief to appeal judge's ruling"

A story today in the NWI Times by Vanessa Renderman begins:ST. JOHN | A former St. John Police Chief will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ind. Courts - French Lick casino disputes continue to be aired in Orange Circuit Court

Laural Lane reports in the Bedford Time-Mail:PAOLI — Lawyers outnumbered spectators Tuesday during a daylong Orange Circuit Court hearing further...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judge gives RiverPlace green light: Ruling doesn't address issue of project's effect on White River"

The ILB has now obtained a copy of Marion Superior Court Judge Michael D. Keele's 8-page ruling in Hoosier Environmental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Monday, December 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Fort Wayne paper’s request to ID day-care center denied

From a report by Diane Waugh in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A judge ruled Thursday that the Fort Wayne-Allen County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 25, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Judge gives RiverPlace green light: Ruling doesn't address issue of project's effect on White River"

"Judge gives RiverPlace green light: Ruling doesn't address issue of project's effect on White River" is the headline to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 23, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Environment - Another Mallard Lake decision

The Anderson Herald Bulletin has a report today by Justin Schneider:A ruling by Michael D. Keele, a judge in Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Appeals court to hear Lawrence utilities case

This Feb. 15, 2006 ILB entry is headed "Appeals court to hear Lawrence utilities case," (it might have been headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Judge takes himself off case, asks for review"

Ruth Ann Krause of the Gary Post Tribune writes:Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. recused himself from a case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ind. Courts - Juror dismissed in Vigo County case

The Indianapolis Star posts the version of this story syndicated by the AP this morning under the entertaining headline "Chatty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 01, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Questions of Jury Behavior in Myers Murder Trial"

"Questions of Jury Behavior in Myers Murder Trial" is the headline to this story by Karen Hensel of WISH-TV that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Gun makers appeal Hoosier's ruling" - a link to the opinion

Finally, the ILB has located a source for Lake County Judge Robert A. Pete's opinion in the Gary gun case,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Gun makers appeal Hoosier's ruling"

No surprise here. The Indianapolis Star reports today, in a story by Karen Eschbacher, that "Gun makers appeal Hoosier's ruling.",...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 27, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Stolen Dinner Costs Mother Thanksgiving Behind Bars"

Here is a story that, it turns out, has appeared (without the ILB spotting it) in various forms in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on "Gary's gun lawsuit dodges a bullet"

The ILB had a lengthy entry on Oct. 30th on Lake Superior Court Judge Robert A. Pete's Oct. 24th ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ind. Courts - Grant Circuit Court Judge R. Thomas Hunt sues over cut pay

Thanks to the Marion Chronicle Tribune for comprehensive coverage today of a suit filed by Grant Circuit Court Judge R....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 10, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Judge hints molest suspect faking need for interpreter"

Dionne Waugh of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:An Allen Superior Court judge accused a Somali defendant of playing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 10, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak sued opponent Greg Kauffman on Friday

Updating this story from Friday, the AP is reporting this morning, in a story headlined "Judge tosses candidates ad lawsuit":SOUTH...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on the Behrman case verdict

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 30th, the Indianapolis Star today has a story by Tim Evans headlined "Building a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 05, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Gary's gun lawsuit dodges a bullet"

"Gary's gun lawsuit dodges a bullet: Lawsuit is one of three remaining nationwide" was the headline Saturday, Oct. 28, to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Verdict in Behrman case

Dick Kaukas reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal this evening:MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — It took jurors less than an hour Monday to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 30, 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Ruling paves way for Danville asphalt plant"

Updating yesterday's entry, Josh Duke of the Indianapolis Star reports today:Hendricks County leaders will respond Tuesday to a judge's ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 13, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Ruling paves way for Danville asphalt plant"

Josh Duke has a brief report in the Indianapolis Star this afternoon of a ruling earlier this week by Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Judge rules prosecutor's review of client-lawyer calls was OK"

An AP story headlined "Judge rules prosecutor's review of client-lawyer calls was OK" appears in at least two papers today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Ind. Courts - Judge Ridlen rules in Leo Burns' ballot battle for Cass County Circuit Court Judge

Joe Ulery reports via Mix 102 out of Logansport:Cass County Circuit Court Judge Julian Ridlen has issued a permanent injunction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 25, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: "Man on trial in Clark for 1980 rapes"

Updating Tuesday's ILB entry, today Dick Kaukas of the Louisville Courier Journal reports:After six hours of deliberations, a Clark County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ind. Courts - $18 million Marion County jury verdict against local law firm

The Indianapolis Star reports today, in a story by Jeff Swiatek:More than 8,000 Hoosiers stiffed by their health plan could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Deju vu? "IU trustees do not have reveal details of Knight's firing "

The AP is reporting this afternoon:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Two Indiana University trustees who investigated Bob Knight were acting as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Man on trial in Clark for 1980 rapes"

The ILB in July and August posted several entries (most recent here) on a third (which ended in a hung...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Judge denies TV station's request for witness lists in Behrman case"

"Judge denies TV station's request for witness lists in Behrman case" is the headline to an AP story published this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 26, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: "Bad idea: Flipping off the judge" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Wednesday, the Munster (NW Indiana) Times' Bob Kasarda reports today:VALPARAISO | Matters went from bad...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 18, 2006

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Bad idea: Flipping off the judge"

Bob Kasarda reports today in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times:VALPARAISO | Jonathan Wilson faced no more than a fine Tuesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Jury hears both sides of fatal shooting"

In a story today in the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Joe Gerrety's report begins:Michael J. Kelnhofer was defending himself and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

Ind. Courts - Yet more on: Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing

Yesterday the ILB posted a reminder that Orange County Circuit Judge Larry Blanton's hearing on the sealed casino lawsuits is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 28, 2006

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing

A reminder - Orange County Circuit Judge Larry Blanton's hearing on the sealed casino lawsuits is scheduled for July 31....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 27, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: Indiana Judge’s Wide Disclosure Order Could Tie Up Litigation Firm

Earlier this morning the ILB quoted from a NY Times story referencing a ruling yesterday by "Judge Kim Van Valer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 21, 2006

Ind. Courts - Indiana Judge’s Wide Disclosure Order Could Tie Up Litigation Firm

This story today from the NY Times:Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, an embattled class-action law firm that has been accused...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 21, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: South Bend Osco Triple Murder Trial

Updating this ILB entry from July 10th, today the AP reports, in a story headlined "Second hung jury for man...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Jury convicts woman in meth ingredient trial"

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier& Press writes today:A Princeton, Ind., woman has been convicted in one of the first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ind. Courts - Still more details on: Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:INDIANAPOLIS -- A legal feud between the partners in the Orange...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 23, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ind. Courts - More details on: Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing

WKYT 27 Kentucky Television has this report. Some quotes:PAOLI, Ind. -- The details of a dispute over the new Orange...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Casino court records should not be sealed"

From the Bloomington Herald-Times editorial today, titled "Casino court records should not be sealed: Legislature has established that such documents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing [Updated]

This is the third ILB entry of the day about the Orange County judge placing an entire lawsuit under seal,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing

Supplementing the Grace Schneider report earlier today in the Louisville Courier Journal about a judge in Orange County summarily sealing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ind. Courts - Judge seals records in French Lick casino dispute without hearing

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:The two companies that joined forces to build Indiana's 11th casino --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - State high court takes Clark County dispute

"State high court takes Clark dispute: Decision expedites probation-fees case" is the headline to this story today by Alex Davis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Here is the Supreme Court's briefing schedule for the toll road case.

Here is the briefing schedule issued by the Supreme Court last evening (6/5/06) in the toll road suit, Bonney v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Former priest named in new abuse suit" [Updated]

Related to the ILB entry Saturday headed "Ind. Decisions - 'Lawsuit against church dismissed: Statute of limitations expired, judge rules;'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Group files official notice it will appeal toll road ruling

"Group files official notice it will appeal toll road ruling" is the headline to this story this afternoon by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 05, 2006

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Toll Road ruling should be feared, not praised"

"Toll Road ruling should be feared, not praised" is the headline the Indianapolis Star has given to this letter from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 04, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Lawsuit against church dismissed : Statute of limitations expired, judge rules "; General Assembly partially blamed

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today, in a story by Dick Kaukas:A judge dismissed a lawsuit yesterday filed by 23...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 03, 2006

Friday, June 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Former Sullivan County attorney found guilty of stealing

The Greene County Daily World reports today:A former Sullivan County attorney charged with stealing more than $349,000 from a client's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 02, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ind. Law - More on: Cases from Indiana and Kentucky of citizens suing to recoup gambling losses

Updating yesterday's ILB entry about the two pending lawsuits -- today there is only one. "Cherry Master bettor loses courtroom...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Toll road ruling to be appealed

Tom Coyne of the AP reports this evening:SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A group seeking to block the state from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on toll road ruling

Other than the AP's Tom Coyne's reports on the South Bend trial, the only other Indiana report I've seen on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 27, 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Plaintiffs in toll road suit must post $1.9 billion bond

The AP reporter Tom Coyne's story today about the toll road decision has been recast yet again, possibiliy attributable, at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Plaintiffs in toll road suit must post $1.9 billion bond

Tom Coyne of the AP reports:SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The plan to lease the Indiana Toll Road to foreign...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 26, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - For the second time in less than a year, a judge on Wednesday blocked the city's attempt to swallow a neighbor [Updated]

"Strike two for Carmel: For the second time in less than a year, a judge on Wednesday blocked the city's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Behrman trial will stay in Morgan Co."

Sarah Core of the Indiana Daily Student reports:A Morgan County judge has denied a request in the Behrman case for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: High school student prevails in suit against Kokomo mayor in public access issue

"Kokomo must pay in records case" is the headline to an AP story posted on the Indianapolis Star website. Sme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "State will take most of couple's $2 million verdict"

"State will take most of couple's $2 million verdict" is the headline to an AP story posted this morning on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Fenced deer hunting: "Court says lawsuit must run course"

Although the DNR has now given "final approval to a rule that bans deer hunting in high-fenced operations," as reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: Deputy prosecutor faces contempt citation in dispute with Porter County judge

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on a dispute in Porter County Superior Court over pretrial diversion providers, Bob Kasarda of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Cardiologists post appeal bond to resume practice during appeal

"Cardiologists post appeal bond to resume practice during appeal" is the headline to a story by Bryan Crobin in today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Ind. Courts - Judge threatens taping defendant's mouth with duct tape

"Judge may invoke literal 'gag rule'" is the headline to a story today in the Evansville Courier& Press by Mark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 18, 2006

Ind. Courts - Delaware County Judge criticizes plea agreements

"Judge criticizes plea agreements" is the headline to a story by Nick Werne in the Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:A Delaware...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 18, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Steuben County Circuit Court Judge Allen Wheat recuses himself

WLKI Angola is reporting this afternoon:Steuben County Circuit Court Judge Allen Wheat has recused himself from further court proceedings concerning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ind. Courts - "Fenced deer hunt case back in court "

"Fenced deer hunt case back in court: Corydon man says operation is legal" is the headline to a story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - "Jury is still out on expert witnesses"

"Jury is still out on expert witnesses" is the headline to a long and comprehensive article today by Andrew Wolfson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Ind. Law - More on sealing of Jill Behrman's death report

Updating this ILB entry from March 2nd is an AP report today published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 10, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judge tosses out evidence involving use of GPS

Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier& Press reports today:A Warrick County judge has thrown out evidence against the man police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 09, 2006

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ind. Courts - Judge rules in Clark County dispute between judges and County Council [Updated]

This Nov. 3, 2005 ILB entry gives the background to today's story in the Louisville Courier Journal, by Alex Davis,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Porter County Court decides email spam suit

Thanks to the Porter County Superior Court for sending this March 6, 2006 opinion by Judge David L. Chidester, Div....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Lawsuit to block closing of Silvercrest fails

Updating this Feb. 16th ILB entry titled "Ind. Gov't. - Lawsuit to block closing of Silvercrest fails" is this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Environment - More on: "Dairy CAFO wins case against BZA"

"Blackford board wrong to deny dairy farm hearing" is the headline to this AP story today in the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 04, 2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

Environment - "Dairy CAFO wins case against BZA"

"Dairy CAFO wins case against BZA" is the headline to a story by Seth Slabuagh in today's Muncie Star-Press. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 03, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Doctors' non-compete challenge goes to jury

Monday the ILB wrote about the Evansville trial in Judge Trockman's court involving a noncompete clause in a contract between...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Environment - "Pork producer challenges environmental law"

"Pork producer challenges environmental law" is the headline to a story today by Seth Slabaugh in the Muncie Star-Press. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: Doctors' non-compete challenge goes to jury

On Dec. 17, 2005 the ILB quoted from an Evansville Courier& Press story:A trial wrapped up Friday in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ind. Law - Terre Haute Tribune-Star editorial: "A heroic effort for public access"

"A heroic effort for public access" is the headline to this story today in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Judge to decide next month whether to dismiss suit against Tribune-Star

The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports today, in a story by Joanne Hammer, on a suit pending against the paper:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 24, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: High school student prevails in suit against Kokomo mayor in public access issue

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which pointed out that there is a bill pending in the General Assembly which could wipe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: High school student prevails in suit against Kokomo mayor in public access issue

Yesterday the ILB reported here (including links to the court and PAC opinions) that Ryan Nees has prevailed in his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - High school student prevails in suit against Kokomo mayor in public access issue

Ryan Nees has prevailed in his suit against Mayor Matt McKillip. Ryan had been denied access to the mayor's master...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 20, 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Challenge to lottery law rejected

Kevin Corcoran reports today in the Indianapolis Star:A former lottery security official was dealt a blow Thursday in his effort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ind. Courts - Judge clears way for challenge to oral drug tests

"Judge clears way for challenge to oral drug tests: Mary Harper hopes case will address concerns over accuracy" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Lawsuit to block closing of Silvercrest fails

"Judge: State can close Silvercrest - Disabled children will be transferred" is the headline to this story today by Dick...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: Lawsuit seeks to block closing of Silvercrest [Updated]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today on the arguments yesterday on the state's closing of Silvercrest Children's Development Center in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Lawsuit seeks to block closing of Silvercrest

On Jan. 4th the ILB quoted from a Louisville Courier Journal story "that a lawsuit has been filed by "a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Ind. Law - More on: Heirs argue that deed required land to be used for a public purpose

This is a story that the ILB has been following since 2004. See the Nov. 23, 2005 entry here. "Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Notice of appeal filed in suit to stop state takeover of Ft. Wayne State Developmental Center

See this Dec. 28, 2005 ILB entry, including a copy of the trial court opinion and the original complaint, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Ind. Courts - More on: Auction gone bad winds up in court: sellers wanted to keep part of land

Thanks to Sherry Brown, the Clerk of the Harrison Circuit Court in Corydon, the ILB now has a copy of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2006

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Dental Board action against Angola dentist

Updating the ILB entry from Dec. 30th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today, in a story by Niki Kelly,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ind. Courts - Auction gone bad winds up in court: sellers wanted to keep part of land

"Auction gone bad winds up in court: sellers wanted to keep part of land" was the headline to an AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Lawsuit seeks to block closing of Silvercrest [More]

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener and Dick Kaukas of the Louisville Courier Journal report that a lawsuit has been filed by "a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Friday, December 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Dental Board action against Angola dentist

Last reported on in this Dec. 21st ILB entry (note particularly the final paragraph), the AP reports today:ANGOLA, Ind. (AP)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2005

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge allows takeover of state center to proceed

The ILB has received, via the Allen Superior Court, a copy of Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer's opinion in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge allows takeover of state center to proceed

"Judge allows takeover of state center to proceed" is the headline to this story by Sara Eaton in the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Ind. Law - Chiropractor's punishment improper, judge says

Yesterday the ILB had this entry (which was updated again this morning) about actions of the state medical and dental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2005

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Indiana medical and dental board actions [Updated]

Medical. An AP story earlier this week reported:COLUMBUS, Ind. -- A doctor accused of growing marijuana in his home will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Ind. Courts - Doctors' non-compete challenge goes to jury

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier& Press has an interesting story today that begins:A trial wrapped up Friday in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County Judge Zore orders Lake County to pay Arthur Andersen $2.4 million

The ILB had a long entry Nov. 30th titled "Marion County Judge Zore orders Lake County to pay Arthur Andersen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Ind. Courts - Millionaire Emmis CEO battles Honda over $1,945

"Millionaire Emmis CEO battles Honda over $1,945: Smulyan says repo attempt invaded his privacy; car company says arrogance is driving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ind. Decisions - In zoning dispute, judge rules pole barn may have to go [Updated]

The Chesterton Tribune reported last Friday, 12/2/05, in a story by Paulene Poparad:Porter Superior Court Judge David Chidester on Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ind. Courts - Marion County Judge Zore orders Lake County to pay Arthur Andersen $2.4 million

The Gary Post-Tribune reports today, in a story by John Byrne:Heaping insult upon injury, a judge has ordered Lake County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ind. Courts - Mushroom dealer gets 10 years in prison

"Mushroom dealer gets 10 years in prison" is the headline to this story in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times. On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Temporary order OKs in-state shipping

"Temporary order OKs in-state shipping" is the headline to this story today in the Indianapolis Star business section, by Dana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "Judge orders historic home to be repaired "

Ben Zion Hershberg writes today in the Louisville Courier Journal, in a story headlined "Judge orders historic home to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Medical lawsuit award at issue

"Medical lawsuit award at issue" is the headline to a story today by Bryan Corbin in the Evansville Courier& Press....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2005

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Lawrence water utility contract

Today's Indianapolis Star has an extended version of Kevin Corcoran's report yesterday. Today's story is headlined "Lawrence case may go...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 05, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Lawrence water utility contract

The Indianapolis Star website is reporting this morning, in a story by Kevin Cocrcoran headlined "State supreme court asked to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge cancels Lawrence water utility contract"

"Judge throws out Lawrence water deal: Cantwell wants city to resume control of utility, cut rates" is the headline today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - "Judge cancels Lawrence water utility contract"

"Judge cancels Lawrence water utility contract" is the headline to a story by Kevin Corcoran posted mid-morning on the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Monday, October 31, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Hendricks Superior Court jury finds seller failed to disclose water damage

The Indianapolis Star reports today:A Plainfield family has won a lawsuit claiming the seller of its house failed to disclose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 31, 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge takes infant off life support

As reported by Tim Evans today in an above-the-fold, front-page story in the Indianapolis Star, Marion County Superior Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Carmel annexation ruling

The ILB has obtained a copy of Hamilton County Superior Court #3 Judge William J. Hughes' ruling in the Carmel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on "Trial court rules against Carmel annexation of Home Place"

The Indianapolis Star today has expanded coverage of its web story yesterday (see ILB entry here) on the trial court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Trial court rules against Carmel annexation of Home Place

The Indianapolis Star is reporting this afternoon:After a year of debate and a lengthy court battle, a Hamilton County judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Judge denies Indianapolis' move for preliminary injunction in juvenile jail costs suit

The Indianapolis Star reports this morning, in a front page story by Brendan O'Shaughnessy, that:Shelby Superior Court Judge Russell Sanders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Jury award believed largest of its kind in state history

The headline in the Munster (NW Indiana) Times reads: "Jury awards $11 million in crash: Lawyers believe compensation's the largest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Monday, September 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Trial judge to rule in fight over juvenile corrections costs

Martin DeAgostino writes today in the South Bend Tribune:INDIANAPOLIS -- A Shelby County judge has promised to resolve one facet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Report on Marion County Judge Zore's ruling in employee termination case

John Ketzenberger, the Indianapolis Star business columnist, writes today:George Buskirk was in for a big surprise when he signed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2005

Friday, September 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on "Suspended player seeks to re-enroll at Purdue" [Updated]

Updating this entry from last Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Indianapolis Star has just posted this report by Michael Pointer on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2005

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Suspended player seeks to re-enroll at Purdue

"Suspended player seeks to re-enroll at Purdue" is the headline to this story in the Sports Section of today's Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Marion County Superior Court judge rules police can be sued for car chases

A front page story today in the Indianapolis Star, by Kevin Corcoran, reports:A Marion County judge ruled Wednesday that a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2005

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on "associational standing" question in Floyd subdivision suit

On April 2 the ILB had an entry on a suit involving whether a citizens' group has the right to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 17, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Billboard must meet city's setback order, says judge

Tri-State Media's Daily Clarion had an interesting story yesterday by Andrea Howe that began:PRINCETON-A special judge's latest order in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Doctor must pay in bullying case

"Doctor must pay in bullying case: Heart surgeon owes a former co-worker $325,000 to cover lost wages, jury says" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 05, 2005

Friday, January 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Councilmen regain seats: Judge says ouster of convicted officials relied on wrong statute

"Councilmen regain seats: Judge says ouster of convicted officials relied on wrong statute" is the headline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 14, 2005