A gay teacher who sued the Archdiocese of Indianapolis after he was terminated from his teaching position at Cathedral High School has been given another chance to make his case.
Andrew Detherage, partner in the firm’s litigation group, will take over as managing partner.
Loren Comstock has been suspended from the practice of law for 120 days for failing to provide competent representation and to keep his client reasonably informed about the progress of her federal lawsuit against her former employer and labor union.
The ruling from Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker also hinted that Congress needs to address the problems with the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, or FHCCI, brought the legal action Thursday after a multiyear investigation of the Indiana-based financial institution and meeting with bank officials.
The whistleblower lawsuit against state Treasurer Kelly Mitchell alleges that she illegally awarded state contracts to campaign supporters. The defendants also include law firm Ice Miller.
A decision issued Tuesday by the Indiana Court of Appeals is allowing the state to again stop the federal enhanced unemployment benefits that Gov. Eric Holcomb had tried to end in June because he thought the extra money encouraged workers to stay out of the job market.
In the window between the end of the previous moratorium on evictions and the issuance of the current ban, 486 eviction cases were filed in Indiana from Aug. 1 through midday Aug. 4, according to data from the Indiana Supreme Court.
The Indiana Supreme Court has denied Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s emergency petition to halt a trial court from continuing proceedings in the governor’s lawsuit against the Legislature.
State officials argued in their court filings Monday that a Marion County judge “abused” his discretion last month by ordering Indiana to resume participation in the benefit programs.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state’s Workforce Development office “will discuss an immediate appeal of the judge’s order with the Attorney General,” the governor’s office said.
Joshua Payne-Elliott, a foreign language and social studies teacher, sued the archdiocese after his contract with Cathedral High School was terminated in June 2019 for being in a same-sex marriage.
As part of his battle with the Legislature over executive powers, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is accusing Attorney General Todd Rokita of creating a legal fiction in order to expand the attorney general’s “authority beyond his statutory duties and powers.”
The suit challenges a new law that gives the Legislature the power to call itself into a special session whenever the governor declares a state of emergency that “the legislative council determines has a statewide impact.”
Indiana’s passage rate has been falling in recent years. The 2015 February exam posted a pass rate of 67%, but the percentage of successful applicants sank to 55% with the February 2016 exam.
The one-page order dismissed the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a gay teacher against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Cynthia Booth, CEO of Child Advocates, said she had no idea the city was looking to change providers in its court appointed special advocates program. She noted the switch was completed without a request for proposals or asking for public input.
Members of a family who claim to have been subjected to race-based harassment, taunts and threats from a neighbor in their Indianapolis subdivision can move forward with their lawsuit after a federal judge denied the homeowners association’s request to toss the case.
Siblings who contacted Purdue University about helping to lower the alpaca mortality rate in their native Peru are now suing, claiming the West Lafayette school has garnered millions of dollars from additional projects they helped establish but is refusing to pay them for their work.