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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30, Aug 2014 - Lake, IN Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller's appeals of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional appear likely to be consolidated before the cases are heard by the Indiana Supreme Court.
30, Aug 2014 - Indiana high court halts ruling striking down right-to-work law
The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday halted a lower court’s ruling striking down the state’s right-to-work law.                
30, Aug 2014 - Elkhart, IN Trial date set for Fairview Ave. shooting suspect
An October trial date has been set for a man accused of shooting two people during an armed robbery attempt in South Bend. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office says Deloren Wilson has been scheduled for trial October 27th. Wilson was arrested in Indianapolis following the July 14th shooting in the 400 block of E. Fairview St. According to court documents, Wilson forced his way into a home ...
30, Aug 2014 - Evansville, IN Attorney general files appeal after latest ruling on same-sex marriage
EVANSVILLE – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed legally outside of the state. Judge Richard Young struck down the previous ban in Tuesday’s ruling. Plaintiffs Michelle Bowling, Shannon Bowling and Linda Bruner brought the suit against defendants Gov. Mike Pence, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, Michael Alley, and Anita Samuel. […]
30, Aug 2014 - A look at legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage across the country
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago will hear arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. — ARKANSAS: A state judge in May struck down the state's ban. The state Supreme Court brought marriages to a ...
30, Aug 2014 - Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.
30, Aug 2014 - Howard, IN LaPorte County judge denies prisoner's request for lethal injection
LAPORTE | An Indiana State Prison inmate serving 95 years for murder wants to be put to death, but a judge Monday denied his request.
30, Aug 2014 - Hamilton, IN Photo of serial killer's inaccurate 'death row' tattoo made public
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.
30, Aug 2014 - Lake, IN Judge denies stay in right-to-work law case
A northwest Indiana judge has rejected a request by the Indiana attorney general's office that he put on hold his order striking down the state's right-to-work law until the state Supreme Court rules on a similar case.
30, Aug 2014 - Shelby, IN Indiana man gets 65 years for 3 arson deaths - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - A judge sentenced a southern Indiana 19-year-old to 65 years in prison after pleading guilty to three murder counts for firing a flare into a home and igniting a blaze that killed three young siblings.
30, Aug 2014 - Shelby, IN S. Indiana teens gets 65 years for 3 arson deaths
A judge has sentenced a southern Indiana teenager to 65 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder for allegedly firing a flare into a home, igniting a fire that killed three young siblings.
30, Aug 2014 - Rush, IN ‘Inmates With Talent’ takes reality competition behind bars
Putnamville, Ind. — Indiana inmates are showcasing their talent on a reality film. Inmates with Talent is currently in post-production. The reality film was shot at an Indiana medium security prison and is narrated by celebrity Ice-T, according to WXIN. “This project finds those that want to change and gives them that act,” explains Ice-T […]
30, Aug 2014 - Lake, IN Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.
29, Aug 2014 - Transpo refutes complaint that they violated Open Door law
The South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo) issued a statement Wednesday denying complaints that they violated Indiana's Open Door law.Transpo received a complaint from the Howard Park East Bank Neighborhood Association alleging violation of the law. In their statement, Transpo said the complaint received indicated a "misunderstanding of the terms and operation of Indiana's Opern ...
29, Aug 2014 - Lafayette, IN Ex-Purdue University student pleads guilty to murder in campus killing of fellow student
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana man pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student in January. Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw changed his plea during a Tippecanoe County court hearing in Lafayette.
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