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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 http://www.in.gov/judiciary/cases/. 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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30, Oct 2014 - Clarksville, IN Trial expected to begin Monday in Clarksville slaying
The trial for two southern Indiana men charged with murder is scheduled to get underway Monday.
30, Oct 2014 - Springboro grad convicted of Purdue murder found dead in cell
State correction officials say an Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead in his prison cell.
30, Oct 2014 - Indiana man who attacked, killed fellow Purdue student on campus found dead in prison cell
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — State correction officials say an Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead in his prison cell.
30, Oct 2014 - Challenge to Indiana abortion clinic law to be heard
A lawsuit challenging an Indiana law that redefines abortion clinics is scheduled for oral arguments Thursday afternoon in federal court.                
30, Oct 2014 - Elkhart, IN UPDATE: Teens in 'Elkhart 4' case file appeal to Indiana Supreme Court
Members of the 'Elkhart 4' are pushing for their case to be heard in the State Supreme Court. Petitions to transfer the case to Indiana's highest court were filed last week. The State Appeals court ruled in favor of Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp last month, reducing their sentences for their felony murder convictions to 45 years, but not overturning the convictions themselves.
30, Oct 2014 - State, IBM argue welfare contract appeal
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawyers for the state and IBM Corp. battled before the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday about millions in state tax dollars related to the failed $1.3 billion welfare modernization contract.
30, Oct 2014 - 11 men sentenced in international child porn ring
WASHINGTON Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography. The men come from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Washington state. They were sentenced in federal court in recent days.
30, Oct 2014 - Judge pushes for full-time public defender office
A southern Indiana judge says his county needs a full-time public defender office to ensure those who can't afford attorneys receive strong legal representation.
30, Oct 2014 - Convicted Purdue shooter Cody Cousins found dead in prison
An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell, state correction officials said Wednesday.
30, Oct 2014 - Indiana's high court to hear IBM welfare case
A dispute between the state of Indiana and IBM over the company's failed attempt to privatize Indiana's welfare services is headed before the state Supreme Court.
30, Oct 2014 - Gay couples rush to courthouses in five U.S. states after Supreme Court decision
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - When Jim Crowder saw a news headline on his cellphone on Monday morning that a Supreme Court decision had made gay marriage legal again in Indiana, he immediately called his partner of 31 years. "If we're going to do it, let's do it now," Crowder told Alan Combs and by 2 p.m. they were married by a judge in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The couple had almost ...
30, Oct 2014 - Indiana's high court hears IBM welfare case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing legal arguments in a dispute between state officials and IBM over the company's failed attempt to privatize Indiana's welfare services.
30, Oct 2014 - Suspect accused of raping juvenile
An Indiana Township man facing trial on juvenile sexual assault charges is now separately accused of raping a young girl. Robert Edward Snyder, 47, of ...
30, Oct 2014 - Man convicted in Purdue shooting found dead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell, state correction officials said Wednesday.
30, Oct 2014 - Elkhart, IN Purdue shooter found dead in prison in apparent suicide
Cody Cousins, the man who pled guilty to January fatal shooting on Purdue's campus, was reportedly found dead in his prison cell Tuesday night. Indiana State Prison officials say Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine security check just before 9:00pm Tuesday.
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