Courts in Indiana
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Indiana's highest court is the Indiana Supreme Court, which handles appeals, including felonies, torts, real property, probate, civil, and family matters. Under the Supreme Court are Indiana's Courts of Appeals and Tax Courts. Indiana's Superior Courts and Circuit Courts both handle handle small claims, torts, contracts, domestic relations, probate/estate cases, as well as some civil appeals. Indiana's 47 city courts handle torts and contracts valued up to $3,000, as well as small claims, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. Indiana's 28 town courts handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. A few counties have separate probate and small claims courts.

Indiana provides a number of online databases at Here you can find information regarding Indiana appellate, and trial court cases. You can also read former appellate and Supreme Court decisions, and can also find information regarding current protection orders. If you're seeking court records in Indiana, you should start at this website. However, if you need copies of the actual Indiana court documents, it's best to contact the individual court where the records are held. Most Indiana court records are available to the public, but each court has its own policy as far as how to obtain copies.
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01, Sep 2014 - Indiana asks court to overturn gay marriage ruling
A couple gets married at the Marion County clerk's office after a federal ruling that struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage. (WISH Photo) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys who want a federal appeals court to overrule a judge who threw out Indiana’s gay marriage ban say there’s no constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.
01, Sep 2014 - Shelbyville, IN Shelbyville, Indiana Jury Finds 2013 Ford Explorer to Be Unmerchantable
On Thursday July 31, 2014 and after a 3 day jury trial, a verdict was delivered in favor of Fountaintown, Indiana couple, Mary and Lowell Bell, and against Ford Motor Company in a federal and state "lemon ...
01, Sep 2014 - Indiana judge apologizes for phone-sex remarks
A northeastern Indiana judge is apologizing for saying during a retirement reception that one of the women could have a lucrative second career as a phone-sex operator.
01, Sep 2014 - Woman guilty of downloading porn to frame husband
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman faces up to nine years in prison for downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. An Indiana County jury on Wednesday convicted 43-year-old Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer and took it to the state police last August, then blamed ...
01, Sep 2014 - Madison, IN Guardsman gets two years in prison for carrying bombs in vehicle
Andrew Scott Boguslawski, a member of the Indiana National Guard, was sentenced to two years for carrying multiple bombs in his vehicle.
01, Sep 2014 - Greenfield, IN Indiana told to honor other states’ gay marriages
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn’t take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.
01, Sep 2014 - Howard, IN Indiana's 1st female chief justice taking office
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Loretta Rush is about to become the first female Supreme Court chief justice in Indiana history. Rush is scheduled to be sworn in Monday afternoon by Gov. Mike Pence. She replaces current Chief Justice Brent Dickson, who announced
01, Sep 2014 - Greenfield, IN Ind. told to honor other states' gay marriages
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.
01, Sep 2014 - Howard, IN Inmate asks to be executed, judge says no
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has turned down the request of a murder convict who asked to be executed even though he wasn’t sentenced to death.
01, Sep 2014 - Scott, IN State closing NW Indiana paramilitary boot camp
The Indiana Department of Correction says it plans to close a paramilitary style boot camp in northwestern Indiana by Oct. 1 to save money and because juvenile offenders are spending less time in the prison system.
01, Sep 2014 - Scott, IN State Guardsman sentenced to 2 years in Ohio bomb case
An Indiana National Guardsman who had homemade explosive devices in his vehicle when he was pulled over in Ohio was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Greenfield, IN Judge tells Indiana to honor other states' gay marriages
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but stayed the ruling until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could decide on the issue.
01, Sep 2014 - Judges blast Wisconsin, Indiana gay marriage bans
Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally Monday at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling.
01, Sep 2014 - Rush, IN Indiana's first female chief justice taking office
Loretta Rush is scheduled to be sworn in as Indiana Supreme Court chief justice on Monday afternoon by Gov. Mike Pence. She replaces current Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
01, Sep 2014 - Gibson, IN Man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend's father
Jurors have recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole for a southwestern Indiana man they convicted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's father.
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