November 2017

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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 […]

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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 […]