April 22, 2014

What Consumers Taught General Mills About Their Right to a Jury Trial

by: Lynn Toops, Attorney How much time do you think the average consumer spends reading the contracts they sign or agree to (and whether they realize it or not consumers sign or agree to contracts all the time)? In a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, researchers found American Internet users could spend on average… Continue Reading »

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April 1, 2014

Help! I Need Local Counsel!

by: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney Congratulations!  You landed a great case with a great client.  Unfortunately, the case is out of your jurisdiction.  Do you still take the case?  The answer is “yes” if you can find and hire effective local counsel.  I have been fortunate in my career to be hired as local counsel… Continue Reading »

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March 24, 2014

Name-Brand Drug Manufacturer Could be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained by Generic Drug Says Court

By: Jonathan A. Knoll, Attorney In a previous blog article, I wrote about the impact that the United States Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett had on injured consumers of generic drugs.  In Bartlett, the Court held that state-law design defect claims against generic drug manufacturers that turn on the… Continue Reading »

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March 4, 2014

Parenting Workshops Can Help Divorcing Parents

The state of Indiana offers several resources to divorcing parents to help them cope with the adjustments that a family makes as it goes through the dissolution process. Divorce can be especially difficult for children and their emotions can run the gamut from anxiety to guilt. Many Indiana counties offer parenting workshops or seminars to… Continue Reading »

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February 11, 2014

Is “Auto-Renewal” Really a Bargain for Tech Consumers?

by: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney The computer software industry is a multibillion dollar industry. Most computers sold today, whether for business or personal use, include a basic operating system along with a few programs. Consumers often purchase additional software to customize their machines to meet their business or personal needs. This software is often made… Continue Reading »

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February 3, 2014

Five Questions Every Parent Should Ask Before Selecting an In-Home Day Care

by: Edward B. Mulligan V, Attorney Since 2009, at least 22 children have died while in the custody of an Indiana-based day care. Of those 22 deaths, 16 occurred in unlicensed day cares. And those are just the reported deaths; the actual number is likely higher as deaths occurring in unlicensed day cares often go… Continue Reading »

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January 28, 2014

Low Testosterone Therapy Risks and Rewards

By: Jonathan A. Knoll, Attorney If you have been watching television lately, then you probably have heard about a treatment advertised as a way to boost men’s energy and health.  This treatment, called low testosterone therapy, is being marketed to men over the age of 30 as a way to increase their muscle mass, boost… Continue Reading »

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January 23, 2014

Forced Arbitration: How Bad Business Avoids Accountability — And Makes Millions — at the Expense of the Public & Fair Business

By: Vess A. Miller, Attorney The right of every person to an open and public jury trial of his or her civil case is so fundamental to the American system that the Founders made it the Seventh Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. But, today, Bad Business is using forced… Continue Reading »

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January 14, 2014

The Busiest Divorce Month: January

By: Maggie L. Sadler, Attorney January is often touted as “Divorce Month” due to the influx of divorce filings at the start of the new year. So why the flood of filings?  The holiday season can cause a lot of stress for couples due to mounting expenses, spending increased time with extended family and in-laws,… Continue Reading »

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December 26, 2013

FDA Digging Up Dirt on Antibacterial Soap

by: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney The FDA recently announced a proposed rule change to make manufacturers of antibacterial soap prove that these products work as advertised. This move comes after research studies have indicated that Triclosan, a common active ingredient in antibacterial products, is no more effective than soap and water at ridding of germs… Continue Reading »

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