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30 Laws in 30 Days: Helping victims split from abuser’s cellphone plan

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 30th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — For parents of teenagers, the ability to track their child’s location via cellphone can be a powerful tool that increases the dependent’s safety. But when those […]

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Bill allows victims to separate phone plan from abuser

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With her own experience helping victims of domestic violence, Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, is pushing a bill that would put more virtual distance between victims and their abusers. “Having worked as a family case manager for the Department of Child Services, I’ve worked with victims of domestic violence to […]

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States settle with AT&T Mobility over unauthorized charges; refunds available for customers

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 460,000 Hoosier will receive refunds from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges the company placed on cell phone bills. The allegations for “mobile cramming” arose after customers complained about charges – usually for $9.99 per month – for “premium” text messages that involved horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores. […]