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.
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.
An epileptic seizure suffered by a journalist that was caused by a flashing strobe-like animated GIF sent on Twitter with the message "You deserve a seizure for your posts" may constitute battery, a federal judge in Texas ruled.
St. Joseph Circuit Court Judge John Broden announced the appointment of Cristal C. Brisco as magistrate judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court on Thursday. Brisco will assume the position vacated by the death of Magistrate Judge Larry L. Ambler.
Electronic filing is now available in more than 40 civil and criminal case types in the Jay Circuit and Superior courts. By August 6, E-filing will be mandatory for attorneys in these courts for all subsequent and initial filings in case types that allow it.
A former Merrillville town councilman was sentenced to 15 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge, with the court acknowledging he had already forfeited $7,500 to the United States.