354 ABA Journal Indiana articles.

New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes

Alexandra Carson thought the interview had gone well. Her experience managing a restaurant more than qualified her for the server position at a buffet chain near her rural Texas home,…

Do courts lack info about medication-assisted treatment as an option for defendants with opioid addiction?

Judges aren’t doctors, so should they make decisions on whether medication-assisted treatment is appropriate for defendants addicted to opioids? Whether a defendant can be on probation or in drug court while receiving medication-assisted treatment can differ by judge, including those in the same jurisdiction.

Missing date stamp on photo leads 7th Circuit to threaten sanctions for lawyer’s alleged misrepresentation
A federal appeals court has threatened to sanction an Indiana lawyer after his office left a date stamp off a photo in an appeal of his client’s slip-and-fall case against Walmart.
3 judges, including 2 who were shot, receive short suspensions for White Castle altercation
Three Indiana judges have received short suspensions for their role in a fight in a White Castle parking lot that left two of the judges injured from gunshot wounds.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge died from fentanyl and heroin; $117M pelvic mesh settlement announced

Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary to pay $117M settlement in multistate pelvic mesh case

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon have agreed to pay nearly $117 million to settle…

3 judges face ethics charges in White Castle shooting that injured 2 of them; what sparked the confrontation?
An Indiana judge raised her middle finger at two men who yelled something from an SUV before the men became involved in a fight outside a White Castle with two of her fellow judges, according to ethics complaints filed Friday against all three judges.
Murder conviction vacated on basis of ineffective lawyering that included false statements to jury
A federal judge in Indianapolis has cited ineffective assistance of counsel in vacating the 2006 murder conviction of a man accused of killing an Indiana University student.
Afternoon Briefs: Sentence in killing of tax lawyer; SCOTUS lawyers get 2 uninterrupted minutes

Former city council member sentenced for killing his tax attorney

An 84-year-old former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Thursday for killing…

Jury finds lawyer doesn’t own skyline photo after he sued for infringement in multiple cases
An Indiana lawyer who has filed multiple infringement suits over use of a skyline photo wasn’t able to prove that he actually owned the picture, federal jurors in Indianapolis ruled last Tuesday.
Indiana judge shot at White Castle during judicial conference enters guilty plea
Judge Andrew Adams of Clark County, Indiana, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery Monday for his role in a fracas at a White Castle parking lot that left him hospitalized for 16 days with a gunshot wound to his stomach.
Former tax attorney sent to prison for tax evasion of over $2M
A former tax attorney from the Indianapolis area has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion of more than $2.4 million.
Suit against family members of attorney’s murderer cites Indiana’s red flag law

A lawsuit filed against family members of an 84-year-old Indiana man convicted of murdering his tax attorney claims they did nothing to stop him from carrying a gun even as…

Stun belts are intended to keep control in courtroom, but some judges use them to inflict punishment
James Calvert had been a difficult defendant. On trial in 2015 on charges of murdering his wife and kidnapping his son, Calvert had chosen to represent himself, but was having trouble following the judge’s instructions to stand up when addressing the Smith County court in East Texas.
Urge to merge: Difficult times for law schools have prompted several to attempt to be acquired by other schools

In the past three years, seven law schools announced plans to partner, gift or sell themselves to universities—all but begging the question: Why would anyone want them?

1 of 2 judges shot and wounded in White Castle parking lot is charged in the altercation

One of two Indiana judges who was shot and wounded in a White Castle parking lot in Indianapolis has been charged with battery in connection with the May 1 incident.

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