Indiana ex rel. Carter v. Pastrick, 384 F.Supp.2d 1261 (N.D. Ind. 2005)

The Attorney General of Indiana has standing to bring RICO claims on behalf of an Indiana city, according to the U.S. District Court for the District of Indiana. To bring a civil RICO claim, the plaintiff must allege an injury to “business or property by reason of” a racketeering violation. Defendants in this case asserted…

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Ritz v. Elsener, No. 49C02-1310-PL-038953 (Marion Cir. Ct., Nov. 8, 2013).

In a dispute with the state Board of Education, the Superintendant of Public Instruction, represented by agency counsel, sued the individual members of the Board, seeking injunctive and declaratory relief. The Attorney General filed a motion to strike on the grounds that the AG was solely responsible for representation of the state. The court described…

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Buquer v. City of Indianapolis, 2013 WL 1332137 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 28, 2013).

Plaintiffs had challenged an Indiana immigration statute. After the case was fully briefed by the plaintiffs and the state, the Supreme Court struck down an identical Arizona statute. The attorney general told the court that the would not defend the ruling and would accept the court’s ruling to that effect. Three state legislators sought to…

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