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Lake Superior Court Judge Gerald Svetanoff dies at age 78

Lake Superior Court Judge Gerald Svetanoff dies at age 78

GARY | Members of Northwest Indiana's law community are mourning the loss of Lake Superior Court Judge Gerald N. Svetanoff.

January 09, 2014 8:15 pm
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
ACLU raising awareness of its mission

ACLU raising awareness of its mission

As the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the organization joins ACLU affiliates nationwide aiming to be more proactive in its mission, Executive Director Jane Henegar said. 

October 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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ACLU raising awareness of its mission

ACLU raising awareness of its mission

Lake County Superior Court Judge John Pera speaks to schoolchildren during a Constitution Day observance Sept. 17 sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court.

October 08, 2013 12:55 pm
RICH JAMES: Don't be surprised if Schiralli doesn't apply

RICH JAMES: Don't be surprised if Schiralli doesn't apply

What is it with some judges when they put on the robe? It’s as if they just graduated from the University of Omnipotence.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

Justice appears to be running amuck in Indiana.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Judge's view of Lake Juvenile Court dispute is no love letter

Judge's view of Lake Juvenile Court dispute is no love letter

CROWN POINT | A contest among Lake Superior Courts judges over who should take over the juvenile justice complex has gotten personal.

March 27, 2013 8:45 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Pope of Lake County's judiciary claims superiority

RICH JAMES: Pope of Lake County's judiciary claims superiority

If you thought the Vatican was home to the greatest concentration of power in the world, you'd better think again.

March 18, 2013 12:00 am

'Nose Doc' patient wins $450,000 in civil lawsuit

CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury has awarded $450,000 in damages to a former Lowell man for injuries he suffered as a patient of former Merrillville “Nose Doc” Mark Weinberger.

March 15, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Demerits to Lake judges for disobeying law

Lake County's judicial selection process is a model the rest of the state should follow. It is shameful that some of Lake County's judges are attempting to circumvent it.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

Chief judge to respond to call for merit selection to replace Bonaventura

Chief Judge John Pera said he is preparing a written response to Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's letters seeking intervention from the Indiana Supreme Court.

March 09, 2013 9:30 pm

Seniority rules among judges who may take juvenile court vacancy

CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior Court judges will be first in line to take over a juvenile court system any politician would consider one of the sweetest plums in Lake County's patronage empire.

January 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County leaders give governor high marks for Bonaventura selection

CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's law enforcement and legal communities cheered Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's appointment to oversee the investigation of child abuse and neglect.

January 30, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County judges rebuff new nepotism law

CROWN POINT | Lake County judges are declaring their independence from the state's new nepotism law.

August 03, 2012 8:00 pm

Tax sale purchase pays off big

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not quite the Mega Millions jackpot, but the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a Lake County jury verdict awarding a Crown Point man $332,172 for 5.2 acres of Hammond land he purchased for $3,900 at a county tax sale.

March 30, 2012 6:00 pm Related
Gary native takes helm as Indiana's acting chief justice

Gary native takes helm as Indiana's acting chief justice

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana native is the top judge in the state.

March 25, 2012 8:05 pm

Technology enables The Times to webcast Lake County courts

INDIANAPOLIS | Changes in technology are partially responsible for The Times winning approval from the Indiana Supreme Court to broadcast trials on nwi.com from three Lake County courtrooms.

January 27, 2012 7:15 pm

The Times to webcast Lake County trials

INDIANAPOLIS | The Times soon will begin broadcasting Lake County civil court hearings on its website, nwi.com, as part of a pilot project intended to bring courts closer to residents.

January 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Judge tosses injunction sought by ousted E.C. library officials

EAST CHICAGO | Administration of the East Chicago Public Library will remain unchanged at least for another month after an emergency injunction sought by ousted library officials was rejected in court Wednesday.

April 06, 2011 10:00 pm

Budgets cuts end in a hungry jury in Lake County civil court

CROWN POINT | It's feast or famine for Lake County's jurors.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am
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