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Edward W. Hearn of Johnson & Bell’s Indiana Office has filed suit on behalf of Indiana Porter County Councilman, Jeremy Rivas, and several other voters against the Porter County Indiana Commissioners with respect to their recent ordinance redistricting Porter County for election of county council representatives.  The claim involves alleged violations of Indiana Redistricting Laws which require county council districts to be contiguous.  The ordinance passed by the Porter County Commissioners in December of last year, changed the districts such that Council District Number Two is not contiguous.  The effect of the ordinance was to move Councilman Rivas into a different district than the one to which he was elected three-and-a-half years ago.  The case is pending before the LaPorte County Indiana Circuit Court, Judge Thomas Alevizos, and is scheduled for hearing on Thursday, January 16th, 2014.  Councilman Rivas had planned to run for re-election to the District Two position in 2014 but, as a result of the ordinance, has been moved into a different district by the Commissioners.