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COA affirms ruling in mortgage foreclosure case

Olivia Covington
The Court of Appeals allowed a rehearing in the case of R. Kinsey Brooks, Susan K. Brooks v. Bank of Geneva01A05-1709-MF-2174 , but affirmed its original decision after the bank contended the defendant made no argument of “claim for abuse of process.”

COA upholds conviction against uncle who molested nephew

Katie Stancombe
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a felony conviction against a Ripley County man convicted of molesting his 12-year-old nephew.

Results of DCS outside assessment to be released Monday

IL Staff
Key findings from an outside assessment of Indiana’s Department of Child Services will be released Monday, when representatives from the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group will present the results of the assessment requested by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Holcomb asked for the DCS study after former director Mary Beth Bonaventura abruptly resigned, accusing Holcomb of cutting funds and putting children’s lives at risk.

Rewrite of business organization laws provides uniformity, clarity

All it took to simplify Indiana’s business organization laws was a 149-page bill.

Rewrite of business organization laws provides uniformity, clarity

All it took to simplify Indiana’s business organization laws was a 149-page bill.
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Trump accused in lawsuit of misusing charitable foundation

New York’s attorney general sued President Donald Trump and his foundation Thursday, accusing him of illegally using the charity’s money to settle disputes involving his business empire and to promote his political fortunes during his run for the White House.

EPA must reply to suit over power plant pollution from Indiana, other states

A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland's request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland’s air quality problems.

New Jersey governor places state’s first legal sports bets

New Jersey launched legal sports betting as Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off a new era of gambling in the state, making the first official bets on Thursday morning at Monmouth Park, a racetrack in Oceanport near the Jersey Shore.

Family of woman who had reaction to scan dye wins $29.5M

A jury in Orange City, Iowa, has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a northwest Iowa woman who died after she had an allergic reaction to a dye she was given for a medical scan.

Michigan State president’s email disparaged lawyers, Nassar victim

Michigan State University’s interim president criticized lawyers who represent Larry Nassar’s sex assault victims and suggested that the first woman to go public with her accusations was probably getting a “kickback” from her attorney, according to emails.

Ligonier man charged in crash that killed 2 on buggy

A northern Indiana man has been charged with drunken driving after his car struck a horse-drawn buggy, killing a woman and her 15-year-old daughter.

Anderson police recommend no charges in hot car death

The Anderson Police Department is recommending no criminal charges in the death of a 3-year-old who was left in a hot car for more than two hours.

Trump lawyer Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.

Man charged with shooting Boone deputy seeks change of venue

A man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Boone County sheriff’s deputy wants his trial moved. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Anthony Baumgardt, who is charged in the fatal shooting of deputy Jacob Pickett.

School accepts teacher’s resignation over transgender policy

A central Indiana school district has officially accepted the resignation of a teacher who disagreed with a policy compelling teachers to address transgender students by their preferred name rather than their birth name.

Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

A federal judge in Washington approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies.

Supreme Court balks at Wrigley Field dispute

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections.

Dozens arrested outside Indianapolis home of HHS chief Azar

Police say 26 demonstrators, some in wheelchairs, were arrested Sunday for trespassing outside the Indianapolis home of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Boy in Noblesville school shooting hears charges

A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a teacher and classmate at an Indiana school mostly remained silent during an appearance in court more than two weeks after he was accused of shooting a classmate and a teacher in suburban Indianapolis.

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.

More than 150 lawyers suspended for fee, CLE violations

More than 150 attorneys in the state and across the country currently cannot practice law in Indiana after they were suspended by the state Supreme Court for failure to pay their annual fees, comply with annual continuing legal education requirements or both.

Giuliani: Trump accuser has ‘no reputation,’ affair not credible

President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels’ claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn’t credible because she’s a porn actress with “no reputation.” The comments drew a terse response from Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti.

Family of Marion lynching victims opposes proposed memorial

Relatives of two black men who were lynched in 1930 in Marion say they oppose a proposed memorial honoring the two victims.

College skirts health care law’s birth control rule

A northern Indiana college has won its long-running lawsuit seeking a religious exemption from paying for employees’ birth control under former President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Ex-school official gets jail after locker room camera found

A former vice principal of a New Albany middle school has been ordered to serve a year in jail after pleading guilty to a voyeurism charge after authorities linked him to a camera found inside the boys locker room.

Study: Gun removal law reduces suicides in Indiana

An Indiana law allowing authorities to temporarily remove guns from those considered a risk to others or themselves has helped reduce the state’s firearm-related suicides, according to a University of Indianapolis study.

Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.

Indiana man charged in woman’s killing waives extradition

A man charged with killing a Terre Haute woman whose body was found in her submerged SUV in in Vigo County is expected to be returned from Nevada soon to face trial on murder and other charges.

New Albany man gets 65 years for fatally beating friend

A judge Thursday sentenced a southern Indiana man to 65 years in prison for fatally beating a friend whom prosecutors said also was tortured.

Ex-Ball State professor gets probation for child porn

A former Ball State University math instructor has been has been sentenced to four years of probation on his convictions of child pornography and other charges stemming from his alleged use of a campus computer to access images of nude children.

Father sues DCS over son’s death in Morgan County

A father is accusing the Indiana Department of Child Services of being complicit in the death of his 5-year-old son, who died in the care of his mother and her boyfriend. A lawsuit in Morgan Superior Court contends the agency received at least 11 reports of suspected abuse before the 2016 death of Brayson Price.

7th Circuit refuses to dismiss congressman’s corruption charges

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago refused to dismiss corruption charges against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, saying Wednesday that it can’t legally assess whether his prosecution violated constitutional separation-of-powers clauses until after his trial.

Mooresville man convicted of neglect, conspiracy in 5-year-old boy's death

A Mooresville man has been convicted of neglect and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old son who had special needs. A jury in Morgan County returned the verdict early Wednesday in the case against Steven Ingalls Jr.

Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Arkansas to enforce restrictions on how so-called abortion pills can be administered while a legal challenge to the restrictions proceeds, which critics say effectively ends that option for women in the state.

Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

The U.S. Supreme Court sided 8-1 with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway without a warrant and pulled back a tarp covering his motorcycle, which turned out to be stolen. The justices said the automobile exception does not apply when searching vehicles parked adjacent to a home.

Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges

Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on rape and other charges in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.

Taking on the system, ‘Dreamers’ get law degrees

Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11 months old. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice.

Brownsburg man pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge

A suburban Indianapolis man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group overseas pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge Wednesday. Akram Musleh of Brownsburg entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.

Man convicted of corpse abuse, not murder, in woman’s death

A jury in Evansville acquitted a man of murder and kidnapping in the death of a 19-year-old disabled woman while convicting him of criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse.

2 youths get 100-plus years in Indiana killing, shootings

Two Indianapolis youths convicted of killing a man and wounding four others during a late-night series of shootings and robberies have each been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

Emails show deception by Nassar, USA Gymnastics

Emails show Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics in 2015 came up with false excuses to account for the absence of a sports doctor who had been accused of sexually assaulting female athletes.

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.

Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer to pay $10M

A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels’ attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions.

Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘Spygate’

President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a “MAJOR spy scandal” over its use of a secret informant to determine whether some of Trump’s campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election.

EPA to update Hammond, Whiting residents on toxic cleanup

Residents of two northwestern Indiana cities are getting an update on efforts to clean up heavy metals near a former industrial smelter.

Indianapolis official announces halt to merit board changes

The Indianapolis City-County Council president has halted plans to revamp the city’s civilian police merit board in the wake of its recent vote clearing two officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

Ex-sheriff’s official pleads guilty to lying to FBI

A former Lake County Sheriff’s Department official has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during a public corruption investigation that led to the conviction of former Sheriff John Buncich.

Indiana residents urged to comment on US Steel settlement

Environmental groups are urging northwest Indiana residents to comment on a proposed federal settlement over a U.S. Steel plant’s discharging of a hazardous chemical that entered a Lake Michigan tributary in Portage.

Ex-Notre Dame coach Holtz settles Daily Beast defamation suit

Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame football coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer.

Man who abandoned family ordered to pay $2M in support

A former Indiana man who was considered dead after abandoning his family nearly 25 years ago and fleeing to Florida has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $2 million in back child support.

Fort Wayne officers’ excessive force countersuit bid rejected

A federal magistrate judge has rejected a bid by four Fort Wayne police officers to countersue a woman who accuses them of racial profiling and excessive force.

Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can prohibit workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court’s conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration, not the courts, to resolve disputes.

Court: Trump can't delay “Apprentice” defamation suit

A New York court ruled Thursday that former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. Trump’s lawyers had asked to put the case on ice until appeals judges decide whether to dismiss it or postpone it until after his presidency.

Trump: If FBI spied on my campaign, ‘bigger than Watergate’

President Donald Trump lent credence Thursday to reports that FBI informants had infiltrated his presidential campaign, saying that “if so, this is bigger than Watergate!” Trump’s comments came on the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to head the Justice Department probe into possible coordination between Russia and Trump campaign officials, an investigation Trump repeatedly has called a “witch hunt.”


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