The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday revived the city of Gary’s lawsuit against 10 handgun manufacturers, thwarting the Indiana General Assembly’s attempt to derail the legal action in 2015.
The magazine’s report also found that at least 65 percent of graduates at Indiana’s top three law schools leave with debt, and that the average debt is greater than $90,000.
In an order issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court noted the decision to form the commission was driven by Indiana’s falling bar passage rates. The overall pass rate for the July exam fell from 82 percent in 2008 to 65 percent in 2018.
The lawsuit is the culmination of two-year investigation that included depositions of former employees, interviews with prescribers across the state and a review of Purdue Pharma’s profits, Attorney General Curtis Hill said.
In recent years, colleges have been getting tougher on the accused when it comes to handling reports of sexual misconduct. The result is a rising number of lawsuits from students who feel their due-process rights are being violated, including several suits against schools in Indiana.
Valparaiso University and Middle Tennessee State University had approved transferring the struggling law school to the Volunteer State, but higher-education officials objected.
Marion Superior Judge Heather Welch issued an order this week forcing Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office to disclose communications from November 2016 between former Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump and Carrier Corp.
Attorney General Curtis Hill, on behalf of the state, is challenging a judge’s decree that opens additional satellite voting centers in Marion County for the 2018 general election. He filed a motion Tuesday asking the federal court to withdraw the agreement.
Notre Dame Law School professor and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on President Trump’s list of 25 Supreme Court-worthy nominees, but she is now seen as being on a much shorter list.
In November 2017, the school announced it was suspending admissions and exploring alternatives to remain open. In 2016, it was censured for admitting students who didn’t appear capable of completing law school or passing the bar exam.
Retired Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia Gifford, known for her composed effectiveness while presiding over the Mike Tyson rape trial, has died at age 79.
Would-be lawyers continue to have a troubled relationship with the Indiana Bar Exam. Only 47 percent passed the exam in February, the lowest rate on record, according to preliminary figures.
Seventeen other judges are scheduled for a new process for selecting and retaining Indianapolis judges that gets under way next month.
Marion Superior Judge William Nelson, whose stepson died of a drug overdose, confirmed Monday he again is under consideration for the post after the October withdrawal of President Trump’s pick.
In a lawsuit filed this month in Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis claims its northern neighbor is encroaching on the city’s corporate boundary. The seven-page complaint is seeking a preliminary injunction preventing Carmel from continuing with plans to build four roundabouts.
Four law school grads and a businessman took a flyer on founding Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery in 2014. Its spirits now are sold in five states and soon will be in U.S. Navy commissaries throughout the country.
Hundreds of boxes of potentially important records are being stored as part of the ITT Educational Services bankruptcy. Among them are legal documents, loan information, Social Security numbers and other personal data.
A Marion County Court has stopped an annexation by the town of Brownsburg after finding the municipality did not show that the land it wants to annex was needed for future development.
Claiming that Indianapolis law enforcement is illegally keeping millions of dollars from civil forfeitures, a national legal organization filed a complaint Wednesday to stop the flow of proceeds into city coffers.