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.
Federal judges have upheld a law unique to Indiana that prohibits voters from asking county judges to extend voting hours beyond the state’s 6 p.m. closing time because of Election Day troubles.
In a separate case, a judge temporarily stayed, pending appeal, an order blocking an Indiana law that requires absentee ballots be received by noon to be counted.
Claiming the judiciary cannot interfere with church matters, the U.S. Department of Justice and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have entered the fight between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis and a teacher dismissed from Cathedral High School.
Indiana is urging the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to apply the brakes to the challenge to the state’s restrictions on absentee balloting. However, in an order issued Tuesday, the 7th Circuit granted the plaintiffs’ motion to expedite the appeal.
The Indiana Supreme Court is launching a new mediation program to help stem an anticipated flood of evictions by facilitating settlement agreement.
A motion for a preliminary injunction that would expand no-excuse absentee balloting in Indiana was denied in a Friday ruling in the Southern Indiana District Court. Judge James Hanlon found the restrictions on absentee balloting do not absolutely prohibit state residents from voting.
As Indiana’s moratorium on evictions is set to end on Friday, legal aid providers are estimating the national price tag for helping tenants facing the prospect of losing their places to live will top $2.5 billion.
Dimos, 59, had become the general counsel of the Chicago-based American Bar Association in September.
The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday again revamping the July 2020 bar exam, opting to send test questions by email and allowing applicants to refer to notes and course materials during the test.
Despite the upheaval and uncertainty the pandemic has created for legal education, law school admissions officers say this fall’s first-year law class will likely be the same size, if not bigger, than the class that started in fall 2019.
Two Indianapolis-based law firms each were approved for PPP loans totaling between $5 million and $10 million.
Four Marion County residents have filed a lawsuit in state court, challenging Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s ability to remain in office after having his law license suspended beginning May 18.
Claiming an IDEM official gave “disparate treatment out of sheer vindictiveness” and “orchestrated a campaign of official harassment,” environmental consultants and business owners have filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Environment Management and a deputy assistant commissioner.