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Indiana Court Of Appeals

EDITORIAL: Continue work of modernizing courts

EDITORIAL: Continue work of modernizing courts

Indiana's new chief justice, Loretta Rush, who will be sworn in Monday, has a lot on her plate. She not only has to preside over the Indiana Supreme Court, but also to modernize the state's other courts as well.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Supreme Court to hear McCowan appeal in Bach slaying

Indiana Supreme Court to hear McCowan appeal in Bach slaying

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the Sept. 16, 2011, murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, of Portage.

August 11, 2014 9:30 pm Related
Rush to be first woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court

Rush to be first woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Two years after becoming just the second female ever to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Loretta Rush is now its leader.

August 06, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

INDIANAPOLIS | A LaPorte murderer and child molester likely will die in prison, despite an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling Friday adjusting his potential time off for good behavior.

July 18, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to electing Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, Hoosier voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to keep two Supreme Court justices and two state appellate judges on the bench for the next decade.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

INDIANAPOLIS | A six-year battle over a website address between a LaPorte resort and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau appears headed for the Indiana Supreme Court.

July 16, 2014 4:30 pm Related

Lake County officials appeal tax collector's suit

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials hope to avoid a $1.4 million judgment a former tax collector has won against them.

July 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

INDIANAPOLIS | A south Lake County man convicted last year of child molesting and currently serving a 30-year prison term has won a new trial.

July 11, 2014 6:15 pm Related
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.

March 03, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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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
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