Latest Supreme Court of Indiana News

Lake County halts jury trials through Jan. 31 over COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2022 17:45 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Jury trials have been halted through Jan. 31 in Indiana’s second most populous county because of rising local infection rates and hospitalizations from COVID-19, a judge said Wednesday. “We’re doing the best we can under very difficult...

Indiana court expands who can get emotional distress damages

Dec. 27, 2021 15:57 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court has expanded the limited number of people who are eligible to recover damages in lawsuits alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress. Indiana lawsuits seeking damages for emotional distress typically can only be...

Court weighs groping suit against Indiana over ex-top lawyer

Dec. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for women who say Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them argued Thursday that a federal appeals court should allow their lawsuit against the state over his actions to go forward on the grounds that they were state employees. ...

Indiana high court taking governor's suit over emergency law

Nov. 17, 2021 15:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The legal fight over the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies will be going before the state Supreme Court, although not for nearly five months. The state’s highest court issued an order...

Federal court considering dispute over Lake Michigan access

Nov. 11, 2021 11:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared unlikely to disturb a 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling that held that the shoreline of Lake Michigan is, and always has been, owned by the state for the public's use. Judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...

Indiana Supreme Court Justice David to retire in 2022

Nov. 03, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven H. David will retire next year after 12 years on the court, the state’s chief justice announced Wednesday. Chief Justice Loretta Rush said David, 64, will step down from the state's highest court in the fall of...

Both sides ask Indiana high court to decide on emergency law

Nov. 02, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general continues to criticize Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb for trying to block a new law that gives state legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies, even while agreeing that the state Supreme Court should take up the...

Indiana man asks court to review sentence in wife's slaying

Oct. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man who was sentenced to 65 years in prison last year for killing his wife and dismembering and hiding her body has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to review his sentence. Judson K. Hoover's petition to the state's high court...

Indiana's governor asks court to review emergency law ruling

Oct. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is asking the state's high court to review a judge's ruling that upheld a new law giving legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday in a statement that he has...