In a move that’s expected to transform the Indiana legal landscape, Bingham Greenebaum Doll has announced it will be combining with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.
He notified Gov. Eric Holcomb of his resignation Monday morning. Chief trial deputy Ryan Mears will immediately become acting prosecutor and a caucus of Marion County Democratic precinct committeepersons will be called within 30 days to elect an individual to fulfill the remainder of Curry’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2022.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is among the 29 attorneys general across the country backing a proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, calling the agreement a “significant breakthrough in our important fight against the opioid crisis.”
Once the combination is completed Jan. 1, Taft will grow to more than 600 lawyers spread across 12 offices located primarily in the Midwest.
An Indianapolis attorney who pleaded guilty to public indecency last year after being accused of exposing himself to two busloads of high school girls basketball players is facing new charges of stealing more than $53,000 from a client.
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.