Adverse possession statute of limitations

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 71 authored by Sen. Doriot regarding the adverse possession statute of limitations. The bill amends the statute concerning the statute of limitations for actions for the recovery of the possession of real estate to provide that … [Read more...]

Wrongful death damages

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 101 authored by Sen. Bohacek regarding wrongful death damages. The bill increases the aggregate non-economic damages cap for a wrongful death action from $300,000 to $700,000 The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association testified in … [Read more...]

Statute of limitations

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 109 on statute of limitations. The bill is authored by Sen. Crider and removes the statute of limitations for certain sex offenses that, under current law, must be charged before the victim reaches 31 years of … [Read more...]

Interviews and depositions of children

On January 16, 2020, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on interviews and depositions of children in sex offense cases.  The bill, authored by Sen. Messmer, creates certain procedures and protections in a defense interview or a court ordered deposition for a … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 256 on courts and judicial officers authored by Sen. Koch. This bill: Provides that the interim Committee on Courts and the Judiciary (committee) shall review, consider, and make recommendations concerning requests for … [Read more...]

Indigency determinations

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 302 on indigency determinations for amend and vote. The bill is authored by Sen. Tallian and establishes a procedure for a criminal court to use in determining if a defendant is indigent. The introduced version … [Read more...]

Private property protection matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 340 authored by Sen. Spartz regarding  private property protection matters. The bill: Requires the summons accompanying a complaint for condemnation to include language regarding the defendant’s right to object to the … [Read more...]

Address confidentiality program

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 424 authored by Sen. Rogers regarding the address confidentiality program. The bill allows a victim of harassment, human trafficking, intimidation, or invasion of privacy to participate in the address confidentiality program … [Read more...]