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 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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26, Nov 2014 - Morgan, IN Woman convicted in deadly wrong-way crash in court
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for an Indianapolis woman convicted of killing six children and a 40-year-old man in a head-on traffic collision asked a judge for a new trial Thursday, arguing in part she received inadequate legal counsel.
26, Nov 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Cousins commits suicide; questions to remain unanswered
Shock and confusion have once again filled the Purdue community as convicted shooter Cody Cousins was found dead in his prison cell at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City late Tuesday night during a routine cell check.
26, Nov 2014 - Appellate Court Says Prison Doctors Held To Same Standards As Outside Doctors
The Indiana Appeals Court Has Determined That Prison Doctors Are Held To The Same Standards As Outside Doctors, As Discussed In Today's MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com Blog (PRWeb November 26, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12352280.htm
26, Nov 2014 - Ruling stays execution
SOUTH BEND — A northern Indiana judge has ruled a man convicted of abducting and killing a Franklin College student in 1997 is not competent to be executed.
26, Nov 2014 - Texas prosecutor: Indiana suspect history unknown
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors may not have offered a suspected serial killer such a lenient prison sentence in a 2009 sexual assault case had they known about his conviction on a similar charge in Indiana five years earlier, a district attorney's spokesman said Monday.
26, Nov 2014 - Wayne, IN Ind. man gets 8 years for molesting girl
A judge sentenced a northeastern Indiana man to an 8-year prison term.
26, Nov 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Purdue University shooter found dead in Indiana prison
(Reuters) - A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday. Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in his cell at the prison in Michigan City with self-inflicted lacerations to his neck and arms, Indiana State Prison Superintendent Ron ...
26, Nov 2014 - Wayne, IN Indiana pubTV finance manager pleads guilty to stealing station funds
The former finance manager of WFWA-TV in Fort Wayne, Ind., has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the PBS member station. In a plea bargain , Gail Waymire confessed to one count of routing nearly $9,000 of the station’s funds to her personal bank account and waived a jury trial.
26, Nov 2014 - In defeat for unions, Indiana's top court upholds right-to-work law
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - The Indiana Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's right-to-work law, which bars employers from requiring workers to join unions or pay union dues as a condition of employment, in a victory for business groups. Thursday's 5-0 decision reversed a lower court ruling that had found the law violated Indiana's constitution. Prior to the law's adoption in 2012 ...
26, Nov 2014 - Morgan, IN 5 Things You Need to Know this Thursday morning
Chilly rain arrives for Halloween; Blooming police shoot at armed robbery suspect, suspect flees; Assortment of items today at Indianapolis International Airport auction; 14 years later, new trial request from Indiana woman convicted in wrong-way driving crash; Read Bob Kravitz's latest column.
26, Nov 2014 - Lake, IN Suspected Indiana serial killer pleads not guilty to two murders
By Mark Guarino CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Suspected Indiana serial killer Darren Vann pleaded not guilty at a court hearing on Wednesday to the murders of two women. Vann, 43, a convicted sex offender, has been charged with murder in the deaths of Anith Jones, 35, and Afrikka Hardy, 19. Both women were strangled. After Hardy's body was found in a motel room in Hammond, Indiana on Oct. 18 ...
25, Nov 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Appeals court upholds verdict against Walgreen
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a $1.4 million verdict against Walgreen Co. and a pharmacist who shared confidential medical information about a client who once dated her husband.
25, Nov 2014 - Clarksville, IN Jury continues to deliberate in Southern Indiana murder trial
After more than five hours of deliberations, the judge made the decision to sequester the jury, sending them to an area hotel for the night.
25, Nov 2014 - High court bus ruling big deal for small schools
INDIANAPOLIS Indiana Supreme Court justices quizzed lawyers in a case over school busing fees Monday about the limit of the state's constitutional guarantee of a free public education.
25, Nov 2014 - Johnson, IN Skipping out on Hunterdon County parole, heading to Indiana ends in three-year prison sentence
He is originally given a three-year prison term in 2012 after he is convicted of assault and criminal mischief in Hunterdon County.
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