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I know that in today's world everyone is lawsuit happy. Even the NFL with their multimillion dollar lawsuits.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

Lawsuits filed against Sauk Village, Dolton

Lawsuits filed this week against Sauk Village and Dolton seek a total of $400,000 in damages. The suit against Sauk Village on behalf of a police officer claims racial discrimination, while in Dolton three mayoral appointees are suing for being fired.

November 14, 2013 1:39 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm
Indiana securities commissioner resigns

Indiana securities commissioner resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Chris Naylor, the state's top business and investment regulator, has resigned as Indiana securities commissioner, ending a six-year tenure that focused on protecting Hoosiers from economic fraudsters.

October 07, 2013 5:30 pm
Indiana Supreme Court could echo Idaho ruling in RailCats foul ball lawsuit

Indiana Supreme Court could echo Idaho ruling in RailCats foul ball lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | A recent decision by the Idaho Supreme Court could help a region woman partially blinded after being struck by a foul ball at a 2009 RailCats game convince the Indiana Supreme Court to allow her to sue the baseball team.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm Related

Zoeller files suit against former Hobart furniture store

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office filed suit Monday against a former Westfield Southlake Mall furniture store, alleging the business bilked customers out of more than $22,000.

June 03, 2013 11:45 am

Downstate clerks want to defend gay marriage ban

CHICAGO | Two county clerks from downstate Illinois have asked a judge for permission to do what Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan won't: defend the state's gay marriage ban.

July 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Valpo attorney blasts stage collapse claim process

INDIANAPOLIS | A Valparaiso attorney representing several victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse is not satisfied with Attorney General Greg Zoeller's plan to distribute $6 million in supplemental state funds.

June 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Judge could decide soon on partial payment of Mega Millions prize

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge will be asked in coming weeks to decide whether at least part of a $118 million Mega Millions prize should be paid now to a dozen former workers of a Chicago Heights bakery who have a winning ticket.

June 11, 2012 1:45 pm
A look back at major events involving the MLK Drive Bridge in Gary

A look back at major events involving the MLK Drive Bridge in Gary

The Martin Luther King Drive Bridge over the Borman Expressway in Gary was designed to last 75 years. It was open for less than six, with work to demolish the bridge set to start Monday night.

February 27, 2012 8:00 pm Photos


Businesses could face fines, criminal charges under right-to-work law

Businesses could face fines, criminal charges under right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | If right-to-work becomes law, Indiana businesses could be sued by each of their employees and convicted of a crime if the business "directly or indirectly" violates or threatens to violate the labor policy.

January 09, 2012 12:45 pm Photos



Ind. attorney general seeks hold on immigration lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked the federal court in Indianapolis to postpone action on a challenge to Indiana's new immigration law until the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a similar Arizona case.

December 22, 2011 6:30 pm
Ill. Republicans testify in redistricting lawsuit

Ill. Republicans testify in redistricting lawsuit

CHICAGO | Two Republican congressmen became visibly emotional Thursday during a federal court hearing over a new congressional map drawn by Democrats, and a third declared the plan "a legislative drive-by shooting."

November 17, 2011 8:00 pm

Time almost up for State Fair collapse injury fund claims

INDIANAPOLIS | Victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse have less than two weeks left to seek funds from the charitable State Fair Relief Fund.

November 01, 2011 2:15 pm

Judge: Don't destroy collapsed porch

CHESTERTON | A judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday barring the owner of a Chesterton building from removing a porch that collapsed during a Halloween party Saturday night.

October 26, 2011 5:00 pm

Gaming Commission approves settlements in E.C. casino lawsuits

INDIANAPOLIS | Years of court battles over who gets East Chicago's casino-paid economic development funds are near an end after the Indiana Gaming Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a settlement reached between the parties.

September 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Teachers union seeks trial on vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's largest teachers union will not appeal a judge's denial of a temporary injunction it sought to halt Indiana's new school voucher program.

August 20, 2011 11:00 am

Pabey wants new trial or sentence

HAMMOND | Federally convicted former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey wants either a new trial or a new sentence.

June 21, 2011 3:10 pm

Pabey files second plea for freedom

HAMMOND | For the second time this month, former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey is asking not to report to prison in a week.

May 23, 2011 5:45 pm

Seminar to provide guidance for lawsuits

HAMMOND | The Hammond INnovation Center, in partnership with the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, will present its next Smart Start workshop -- My Business is Being Sued! Now What Do I Do? -- from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Hammond center, 5209 Hohman Ave.

January 13, 2011 12:00 am
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