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Located in the far northwest corner of the state, the city of Hammond is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Hammond is home to the First Baptist Church of Hammond, which is one of the largest congregations in the entire United States. The city also houses a branch of the Purdue University System, namely the Purdue University Calumet.
If you have a legal problem in Hammond, there are many experienced Hammond lawyers who are ready to assist you. These attorneys are skilled in areas of law such as malpractice, divorce, tax, bankruptcy, DUI, criminal defense, personal injury, contracts, real estate, business, employment, and many others.
A lawsuit that was recently settled in Hammond over a museum dedicated to John Dillinger, a notorious bank robber in the 1930s. The lawsuit was filed by the great-nephew of the criminal who claimed that Indiana law allowed the family of the deceased to control a personality’s name and image for 100 years after the personality’s death. The lawsuit closed the Hammond museum during the pendency of the claim, but it appears that both sides have come to an amicable agreement that allowed the museum to reopen. A film starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger completed filming just days before the settlement was reached.
Depending on the type of legal action that you have, you will most likely have to report to either the Lake Circuit Court, or the Lake County Superior Court. Both of these courts serve Hammond and Lake County. A local attorney can make sure you are headed into the right court for your case.
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