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Judge says Malaysian plane court filing improper

CHICAGO | A judge has thrown out a civil action on behalf of a relative of a Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passenger, scolding the Chicago law firm involved for what she described as an improper filing.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Zoeller ready to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is confident he can defend Indiana's laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples and denying recognition to gay marriages performed elsewhere against five federal lawsuits filed this month seeking to have the statutes declared unconstitutional.

March 18, 2014 1:20 pm Political Roundtable Political Roundtable

In the March 14 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz provide analysis of 2014 Indiana General Assembly, including the passage of a bill for South Shore extension funding and a deal to lower business taxes. Lastly, they discuss the gay marriage issue and a series of lawsuits …

March 14, 2014 5:37 pm

Suit: 'Sadistic violence' at Cook County Jail

CHICAGO | Guards at one of the nation's largest jails systematically engage in "sadistic violence and brutality" against inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday.

February 27, 2014 1:42 pm

Zoeller vows to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Don't look for Indiana Republican Greg Zoeller to join the growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend their states' laws prohibiting same-sex marriage and denying recognition of valid gay marriages performed elsewhere.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Charbonneau urged to halt plan allowing feds to set Indiana environmental laws

Charbonneau urged to halt plan allowing feds to set Indiana environmental laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Sixteen Hoosier environmental and social justice organizations called Wednesday for state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to kill a proposal that could significantly reshape Indiana's environmental laws.

February 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Man cleared of 2 homicides sues Chicago, police

CHICAGO | A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

February 03, 2014 3:54 pm

Ill. labor unions sue over plan to cut pensions

SPRINGFIELD | Some of the largest public labor unions in Illinois filed a long-awaited lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's new pension reform law, a move that could delay implementation of the landmark measure and have major ramifications in upcoming elections.

January 28, 2014 12:10 pm

House panel OKs marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, picked the right committee to muscle the proposed marriage amendment onto the House floor.

January 22, 2014 8:15 pm

Suit filed against H-F High School District 233 alleges recruiting, district says

A lawsuit filed this week accuses the Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball program of recruiting players, district officials confirmed Thursday.

January 16, 2014 5:01 pm

Second lawsuit filed against new pension law

SPRINGFIELD | A group of retired state employees Thursday filed the second of what could be at least four lawsuits seeking to dump the state’s controversial new pension law.

January 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage settles lawsuit with former police officer

PORTAGE | City officials approved a settlement Monday night to end a four-year legal battle with a former police officer.

December 24, 2013 10:00 am
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

AG files lawsuit alleging mortgage rescue scam

CROWN POINT | A complaint filed Thursday by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller alleges a Lake County homeowner lost thousands to a New Jersey-based foreclosure consultant.

December 12, 2013 3:02 pm
East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | East Porter County School Corp. has joined a state-sponsored lawsuit seeking to invalidate a portion of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

December 09, 2013 6:00 pm Related
State Board of Education sued again

State Board of Education sued again

INDIANAPOLIS | A judge may yet decide if the Republican-appointed State Board of Education held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when members drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

December 06, 2013 1:57 pm Related

C.P. school district gets $3M from legal settlement

INDIANAPOLIS | Crown Point Community School Corp. will receive a payout topping $3 million later this month, its share of a securities fraud settlement between the Indiana secretary of state's office and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

December 03, 2013 2:00 pm

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit filed by former Griffith police chief

HAMMOND | A lawsuit filed against Griffith leaders by the town's former top cop has been dismissed, federal court records show.

November 27, 2013 1:58 pm

Petcoke class action lawsuit names BP, four other defendants

A Chicago law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against BP, Hammond-based Beemsterboer Slag Corp. and three other companies over the petroleum coke that has been stored along the Calumet River.

November 25, 2013 7:30 pm
New state agency mired in controversy

New state agency mired in controversy

INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.

November 24, 2013 11:30 pm Photos


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