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Indiana Court Of Appeals

Appeals court upholds 50-year sentence for Porter County stabbing

Appeals court upholds 50-year sentence for Porter County stabbing

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday the 50-year sentence issued to a Valparaiso woman who brutally attacked a Center Township resident after he allowed her in to make a phone call following a traffic accident.

July 08, 2014 3:57 pm Related
Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond man may get to keep his home after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the city panel that ordered it demolished was not impartial.

June 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Appeals court affirms 45-year prison term for Michigan City molester

Appeals court affirms 45-year prison term for Michigan City molester

INDIANAPOLIS | A 45-year prison sentence is appropriate for a Michigan City man who molested three children younger than age 10 during an 11-year period, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

May 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Appeals court upholds maximum sentence for child molester

Appeals court upholds maximum sentence for child molester

INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County man convicted of Class C child molesting and sentenced to the maximum -- eight years in prison -- failed to persuade the Indiana Court of Appeals that he deserves a shorter prison term.

May 27, 2014 2:53 pm Related
Appeals court permits lawsuit against stadium beer vendors

Appeals court permits lawsuit against stadium beer vendors

INDIANAPOLIS | Alcohol vendors at stadiums, ballparks, festivals and other sites with multiple bartenders may be sued for damages resulting from continued sales to an intoxicated patron, even if the servers responsible are not identified.

May 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a trial must be held to determine whether a central Indiana school corporation is liable for injuries suffered by two middle school students who were shot by another boy in a dispute over a girl.

May 19, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

INDIANAPOLIS | Police officers attempting to obtain a confession absolutely cannot mislead a suspected criminal into believing that he or she will not receive a fair trial due to race, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm Related

Stellar turnout for Appeals on Wheels

CROWN POINT | High school students from throughout Lake and Porter counties joined veteran attorneys and court officials Wednesday in welcoming members of the Indiana Court of Appeals for what educators called a rare opportunity for teens.

April 30, 2014 4:58 pm
MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

MARC CHASE: Protect adoptions from local court snafu

There isn't a parent among us who hasn't feared the loss of a child. It's a natural, primal fear of anyone blessed with the privilege of raising children.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am
Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the 40-year prison term issued to Timothy Tkachik, the Hobart man who admitted assisting in the brutal 2009 murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

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Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court set to umpire RailCats foul ball lawsuit

Indiana Supreme Court set to umpire RailCats foul ball lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | In contrast to the frigid chill in the air and piles of snow on the ground, baseball -- for many, the epitome of summer -- will be the focus of oral arguments Thursday at the Indiana Supreme Court.

January 07, 2014 8:00 pm Related
Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school safety equipment his top accomplishment of 2013.

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm
Appeals court rules gender change does not invalidate marriage

Appeals court rules gender change does not invalidate marriage

INDIANAPOLIS | The state law limiting marriage to opposite-gender partners cannot be used to invalidate a marriage if one partner later changes his or her gender identity, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

December 20, 2013 8:00 pm Related
Former Andrean student-athlete prevails in 23-year-old IHSAA fight

Former Andrean student-athlete prevails in 23-year-old IHSAA fight

INDIANAPOLIS | In a case stretching back 23 years, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a former Andrean High School basketball player, whose eligibility to play repeatedly was blocked by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, can recoup his attorney fees from the association.

December 17, 2013 6:45 pm Related
Court affirms sentence for treasurer who stole from civic groups

Court affirms sentence for treasurer who stole from civic groups

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the three-year prison and six-year probation term of a Union Township man convicted of stealing funds from two Portage civic groups he served as treasurer.

December 11, 2013 3:03 pm Related

Cooking smells spark Dyer strip mall fight

DYER | A dispute over the aroma of soup and fresh baked bread escalated into a legal battle that went all the way to the Indiana Court of Appeals in Indianapolis.

November 30, 2013 6:00 am
Decade-long Fieldstone Crossing lawsuit may be over

Decade-long Fieldstone Crossing lawsuit may be over

INDIANAPOLIS | A bitter 10-year legal battle between the first residents and more recent home purchasers in Crown Point's Fieldstone Crossing subdivision may be over.

November 20, 2013 8:45 pm Related
Appeals court affirms 50-year prison term in murder of Gary teen

Appeals court affirms 50-year prison term in murder of Gary teen

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected a sentence reduction request Monday from a Michigan City man serving 50 years for the 2011 murder of a Gary teenager, on top of a 20-year prison term for shooting at a Merrillville couple while driving on Interstate 80/94.

November 18, 2013 3:26 pm Related
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