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Toxic exposure, hazardous waste, nuisance, and a citizen's right to know

The legal rules regarding who is entitled to notice of instances of environmental pollution and toxic hazards are complex. Recent freight train derailments and chemical spills may have caused you to wonder: When are you entitled to know about such an event in your area? How should you be informed? These questions are not easily answered. In Sta ...

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New law makes expungement of dismissed charges automatic

A recent change to Indiana’s expungement law eliminates the need for persons arrested or charged with a criminal offense to petition to have their records expunged where there has been no conviction. Public Law 14-2022, which went into effect July 1st, amends IC 35-38-9-1 to provide for automatic expungement of “all records related to the crimi ...