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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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22, Dec 2014 - President judge opens probation hearings in Indiana County
Indiana County’s president judge has reversed a longstanding policy that permitted closed-door hearings for offenders entering a special probationary program. The announcement by Judge William ...
22, Dec 2014 - Brown, IN Live Nation, Sugarland settle suit in deadly Indiana stage collapse
A $39 million settlement will be paid by concert promoter Live Nation, the country duo Sugarland and 16 other defendants in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a 2011 stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair that killed seven and injured dozens, lawyers said Friday.
22, Dec 2014 - Brown, IN Indiana won’t appeal Overstreet execution ruling
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Tuesday he will not appeal a trial court’s ruling that a man sentenced to death for killing a Franklin College student in 1997 is incompetent to be executed because such an appeal likely would fail.
22, Dec 2014 - Indiana Supreme Court upholds right-to-work law
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order throwing out the last remaining constitutional challenge to Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees.
21, Dec 2014 - White, IN Man gets prison term for murder solicitation
Chauncey Ross is the Gazette’s fixture at Indiana Area and Homer-Center school board meetings, has been seen with pen and notepad in area police stations and courts, and is something of an Open Records Act and Sunshine Law advocate.
21, Dec 2014 - Madison, IN Indiana man gets 65 years in cousin's slaying
A central Indiana man convicted last month in his cousin's fatal shooting has been sentenced to 65 years in prison.
21, Dec 2014 - Suspended district justice gets ARD in hit-and-run
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A district judge on suspension with pay has entered a first-offender's program on charges she left the scene of an accident and obstructed justice after sideswiping an oncoming vehicle.
21, Dec 2014 - Ohio girl hurt at fair challenges Indiana damages cap - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Attorneys for a 13-year-old Ohio girl hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair argued Monday that the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
21, Dec 2014 - St Joseph, IN South Bend Funeral Home's mortuary license suspended
The Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service ordered an emergency suspension Thursday of Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home's mortuary license. A press release from the Indiana Attorney said the suspension came as a result of the South Bend funeral home owing more than a quarter of a million dollars in unpaid taxes. The business has also been operating without a Registered Retail Merchant ...
21, Dec 2014 - Indiana prison escapee arrested in library on University of Illinois campus
URBANA, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2014)— An Indiana prison escapee was found in a library on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Monday night. Michael Ward, 61, escaped from a minimum security prison Sunday morning in Terre Haute, Ind. He was arrested at the university’s undergraduate library around 6:46 p.m. Monday. An officer with […]
21, Dec 2014 - St Joseph, IN 35 years for Indiana man in Russian roulette death
A man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the killing of an acquaintance in a game of Russian roulette has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
21, Dec 2014 - Allen, IN Indiana Parole Board calls parole decisions unpredictable
With so many crimes over so many years, we wanted to know why Gholston was out of jail in the first place.
21, Dec 2014 - Girl hurt at fair challenges Indiana damages cap
Attorneys for a 13-year-old Ohio girl hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair argued Monday that the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana ...
21, Dec 2014 - Delaware, IN Man gets 14 years for brutal home invasion attack
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man convicted in a brutal home invasion attack on a woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Star Press reports that a Delaware County judge sentenced 34-year-old Demario Antwan Jackson of Muncie last week.
21, Dec 2014 - White, IN AP source: White Sox reach $42M deal with Cabrera
Attorneys for a 13-year-old girl hurt in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse argued Monday that the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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