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.
Proposed parking garage in downtown Noblesville might grow from 4 to 5 floors
County officials said the increasing caseload at local courts justifies building an $11.5 million, five-story garage with an additional 100 spaces.Read More
Judge dismisses women’s lawsuit accusing Curtis Hill of sexual harassment
U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said that because the women—a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers—didn’t work for Hill, they can’t sue him under federal laws meant to prevent workplace discrimination and retaliation.Read More
Disgraced nursing-home CEO wants felony convictions tossed
The ringleader in one of the largest corporate-fraud cases in Indiana in recent years says his legal team at Barnes & Thornburg failed to disclose a “profound conflict of interest.Read More
Previously, Southern District Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson issued orders suspending in-person jury trials through March 1, then extended the suspension to April 5.
Participants in the scheme, which involved multiple businesses and resulted in thefts from a bank and insurance company, received prison sentences ranging from 18 months to nine years.
Prosecutors say Daniel R. Fruits, 46, defrauded his former employer out of millions of dollars that he spent on real estate, cars, Rolex watches, escort services and other items.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday handed down an order suspending jury trials statewide, citing “the need for drastic measures as COVID-19 continues to surge.”
Qingyou Han, 62, and his wife, Lu Shao, 54, were ordered to pay a combined $1.6 million in restitution after pleading guilty to using more that $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses.
An order sent Friday by Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson suspends all in-person jury trials in all divisions of the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana until at least Jan. 25.
During a rare Sunday hearing, the judge questioned whether TikTok had been given enough opportunity to defend itself before President Donald Trump issued an executive order last month barring the app from online stores.
“However cagey a justice may be at the nomination stage, her approach to the Constitution becomes evident in the opinions she writes.”
Trump hailed Barrett—a longtime University of Notre Dame professor—as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.
The state appeals court ruling upheld a suburban Indianapolis county judge’s decision last year that the three groups failed to prove they had faced any harm because of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
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.
The decision, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker, comes just months before a general election in which large numbers of Hoosiers are expected to submit absentee ballots by mail.
Jarrett and Lauren Silagyi were thrown from the high-powered boat and severely injured in the crash, which occurred when Daniel Towriss of Zionsville drove the boat into a South Florida jetty. The suit accuses him of drinking before the incident, but he has not been charged.
A national alcohol retailer with more than 200 stores in 24 states is a step closer to doing business in Indiana after a federal court temporarily barred Indiana from enforcing a prohibition that keeps out-of-state businesses from holding liquor permits.
Indiana Legal Services, Prosperity Indiana, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and Indiana Institute for Working Families petitioned the court to protect the payments issued as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
The city is just six months from a tentative opening for the first piece of the justice campus project, the 37,000-square-foot Assessment and Intervention Center. Construction on other buildings in phase one is well underway, and the city has started planning for phases two and three.
A new Indiana rule requiring that booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials said.
Clark County Circuit Court Judge Brad Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Judge Sabrina Bell were reinstated to the bench Monday following 30-day suspensions that took effect Nov. 22.