November 2017


Double Jeopardy

  Double jeopardy, the idea that someone can’t be tried twice for the same crime, is at the core of our American jurisprudence system. The Fifth Amendment states, “[N]or shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” This clause has been interpreted to mean that […]


The requirement of serving tort claims notice under the Indiana Tort Claims Act is also tolled for minors. Specifically, while a tort claim notice must be sent within 180 days (for claims against a political subdivision) or 270 days (for claims against the State) Ind. Code § 34-13-3, the clock does not begin to tick […]