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Bayh v. Sonnenburg

573 N.E.2d 398 (Ind. 1991)

Facts

7400 patients of Indiana’s mental hospitals sued the state of IN for forced labor. Patients worked in the kitchen, did lawn work, worked in beauty salons, etc. Most of these were full time jobs. The Jasper Circuit court entered a judgment for n...

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Whittington v. State

669 N.E.2d 1363 (Ind., 1996)

Facts

Appellant was prosecuted for battery and disorderly conduct from an event where he allegedly spoke loudly towards officers during an investigation. Appellant apparently struck his pregnant sister in some fashion while she and her boyfriend were...

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Litchfield v. State

824 N.E.2d 356 (Ind. 2005)

Facts

IN state police were supplied with information about companies who advertised in High Times magazine, Worm’s Way gardening being one of them. Worm’s Way sent shipments to Litchfield. The state police searched Litchfield’s trash where it is ...

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In re Leach

34 N.E. 641 (Ind. 1893)

Facts

Petitioner applied to be a member of the bar as a woman, but could not vote.

Issue

Whether a woman may be a member of the bar in IN, where she is not permitted to vote.

Rule

“Every person of good moral character bei...

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Collins v. Day

644 N.E. 2d 72 (Ind. 1994)

Facts

Agricultural workers were excluded from coverage under the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Statute. P broke his leg while working for D in the course of his agricultural employment. Plaintiff admits there are separate interpretations of the feder...

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