The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Doris Pryor to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in a bipartisan 60-31 vote Monday evening, making her the first woman of color from Indiana to sit on the Chicago-based appellate court.
Because the grant money comes from COVID funding made available to keep individuals and families in their homes during the pandemic, the bar foundation’s kiosks will be required to focus solely on housing issues.
Caitlin Bernard, the OB-GYN targeted by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita after she performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim, has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the “baseless investigation” into physicians who provide abortion care.
The civil suit is asking the trial court to declare HHC violated Indiana’s Open Door Law by petitioning the Supreme Court without the board’s approval at a public meeting and to impose a civil penalty against the board members.
The former Cathedral High School teacher who sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis after he lost his job for being in a same-sex marriage has decided to end his litigation even though the Indiana Supreme Court gave him the opportunity to continue.
The lawsuit filed by Michelle “Shelly” Fitzgerald against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis hinged on the question of not what she actually did as a guidance counselor, but what the school expected her to do.
The attorney general is appealing a local judge’s ruling that clinics can resume providing abortions for women who are up to 20 weeks pregnant.
September began with two law firms that have offices in Indianapolis announcing they were expanding into new markets, providing another indication of the legal industry’s increasing appetite and pressure to get bigger.
With the opening of two new offices on the East Coast, Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg followed a plan put into place in 2009 to grow strategically by picking locations and lawyers that enhance the law firm’s reputation and expertise.
The firm’s combination with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. will take effect Dec. 31 and grow Taft’s presence to 12 cities and about 800 attorneys.
The Indiana Supreme Court found the church-autonomy doctrine prohibits the state from interfering in the Catholic Church’s dispute with a high school teacher who claimed he was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
Legal aid agencies across the state are struggling to find and hire attorneys to fill full-time staff positions. Providers speculate that lower bar passage rates and high demand for lawyers across the legal profession have created a supply issue.
The former congresswoman and the retired federal judge wrote in a column that they are “deeply concerned” about Attorney General Todd Rokita’s actions toward Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the Indiana physician who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio girl.
An Indianapolis family is suing the city of Indianapolis and six of its police officers, claiming the officers used “unreasonable, excessive, and deadly” force against their son as he was handcuffed, lying on the ground and repeatedly telling them, “I can’t breathe.”
A couple who had reached a $2.75 million settlement after an Indiana Department of Child Services family case manager was found to have made false allegations of abuse and neglect is now suing the state for not approving the settlement agreement.
After Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita used the announcement of the landmark $507 million opioid settlement to take a swipe at trial lawyers, one plaintiff’s attorney is hitting back, accusing the state’s top lawyer of nearly scuttling the deal.
The grant funds will go toward hiring and supporting facilitators in the courts. Those individuals will provide tenants and property owners with information about eviction diversion programs and emergency rental assistance.
The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s 2021 State of the Industry Survey found spending on outside law firms nearly doubled from the previous year.
Austen Parrish, dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and one of the 25 longest-serving law school deans in the country, will be stepping down from the Bloomington institution to start a new job in August.