Private property protection matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 340 on private property protection matters.  The bill is sponsored in the House by Rep. Wolkins and does the following: Requires the summons accompanying a complaint for condemnation to include language regarding the … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan shore

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1031 on the Lake Michigan shore by Rep. Miller. The bill originally provided that:  the public of Indiana has a vested right to engage in recreational activities from the water's edge of Lake Michigan to the natural ordinary … [Read more...]

Land contracts and landlord-tenant matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1191 on land contracts and landlord-tenant matters authored by Rep. Clere. This bill defines "principal dwelling land contract" (contract) as a land contract for the sale of real property designed for the occupancy of one to two … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Habitability standards

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Bohacek’s SB 422 on habitability standards.  The bill does the following: allows a tenant to terminate a rental agreement if the landlord fails to deliver the rental premises under certain conditions … [Read more...]