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Marion County judicial election system ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge in Indianapolis has ruled that the statute outlining how Marion Superior judges are elected is unconstitutional. Because a stay has been issued, the ruling will not impact next month’s election.
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State Farm denied new trial on $14.5M defamation verdict

The $14.5 million defamation verdict awarded against State Farm in favor of a Fishers-based contractor who accused the insurer of defaming him remains in place after the Indiana Court of Appeals rejected the company's request for a new trial.
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Appeals court finds for employee in fight over non-compete pact

An Indiana man who joined a competitor immediately after his employment ended at a Carmel-based company did not violate a non-compete agreement, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
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Ogden receives 30-day suspension for criticizing judge

Indianapolis attorney and blogger Paul Ogden has been suspended for 30 days by the Indiana Supreme Court based on comments he made regarding a judge who presided over an estate case involving Ogden’s client.
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Indiana Supreme Court sides with Ballard in redistricting fight

The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard in a dispute between the mayor and Democratic members of the City-County Council who challenged a redistricting plan passed in late 2011.
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Justices disbar attorney, threaten imprisonment

Christopher E. Haigh was suspended in 2008, after he was caught having sexually intimate relationships with two minor teen girls on a rowing team he coached for the International School of Indianapolis. But the court said he continued to practice law.
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Appeals court: IBM breached contract with state

The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a Marion County judge's finding that IBM did not materially breach the contract it had with the state to modernize its welfare system.
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Appeals court upholds Indianapolis smoking ban

The court's decision denied an injunction request from several bar owners who claimed the 2012 law would have a negative impact on their businesses.
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Attorney disbarred for writing book about client

In 2010, Joseph Stork Smith authored a book purporting to be a true autobiographical account of his 20-year relationship with a former client who was active in politics.
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Appeals court upholds Marsh's $18.2M award from Roche

The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld an $18.2 million judgment Monday in favor of Marsh Supermarkets LLC on its complaint alleging that Roche breached a contract to sublease space in the Fishers building that houses Marsh’s headquarters.
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