April 21, 2015

New Resource for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney I spend a great deal of my time helping victims of traumatic brain injury and their families fight for justice. My work in this area of law has given me the opportunity to meet experienced physicians, neuropsychologists, neurologists, therapists and many other professionals who treat people who have suffered brain… Continue Reading »

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March 10, 2015

NFL Agrees to Settle Concussion Lawsuits Filed by Former Players

By: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney The National Football League (NFL) and NFL Properties LLC, have agreed to settle lawsuits filed by former players who sustained concussive injuries while playing in the league. Retired players from the National Football League, American Football League, and NFL Europe claim the organization failed to take reasonable action to advise… Continue Reading »

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March 2, 2015

Anthem Data Breach and Concerns About Fraudulent Tax Returns

By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney Identity theft has a lasting impact on consumers. Approximately 80 million people were immediately faced with the reality of identity theft after the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, announced a massive data breach of its computer system on February 4, 2015. Thieves stole customer names, birthdates, social security numbers, addresses,… Continue Reading »

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February 9, 2015

To Report or Not to Report: That is the Question (Part I)

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney I help cover the Indiana State Bar Association’s Ethics Hotline, and one of the questions I get most often is a question like this: “My opposing counsel did X. Do I have a duty to report to the Disciplinary Commission?” Sometime the “X” isn’t an ethics violation at all, which… Continue Reading »

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January 7, 2015


By: Gregory L. Laker, Attorney It has been extensively reported that General Motors Co. (GM) has recalled 2.6 million vehicles due to ignition switch problems that can cause vehicles to “slip from ‘run’ to ‘accessory’ or ‘off’ positions while being driven.” The Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce even conducted an investigation and prepared a… Continue Reading »

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January 2, 2015

FDA Releases Rules and Requirements for Compounding Pharmacies

By: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney Tainted steroid injections manufactured by the New England Compounding Center in 2012 cast a spotlight on compounding pharmacies and raised alarms. Hundreds of people across the United States were sickened and 64 people died after being exposed to fungal meningitis through contaminated steroid injections. The public demanded answers from the… Continue Reading »

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December 3, 2014

Hip Replacements Gone Wrong: Lawsuits & Settlements

By: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The pharmaceutical and medical device industry seems to be on an endless search for the next advancement to improve patient care and quality of life. Whether existing designs are significantly altered by the addition of new materials or new products are created, the FDA continues its oversight of these devices… Continue Reading »

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November 6, 2014

Takata Corporation and the Case of the Exploding Airbags

by: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney In 1998, a law was passed that required all cars and light trucks sold in the United States to have air bags on both sides of the front seat to help protect passengers from injuries in the event of an accident. No doubt countless lives have been saved by these… Continue Reading »

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October 14, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY: Another MegaBus crash

by: Daniel S. Chamberlain, Attorney MegaBus, a regional passenger bus carrier based out of Chicago, crashed this morning south of Indianapolis.  Numerous serious injuries were reported.   MegaBus operates as six separate entities spread across the United States, but also touts an international presence in Canada and Europe.  The Chicago based affiliate operates 42 behemoth double… Continue Reading »

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September 10, 2014

Indiana Supreme Court Reaffirms Separate Indiana Summary Judgment Standard

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney Two and a half years ago, I wrote a blog article wondering whether a decision from the Court of Appeals signaled a change in Indiana’s summary judgment standard.  Now we have the answer.  In a unanimous decision in Hughley v. State, which Indiana’s Chief Justice Loretta Rush wrote, the Indiana… Continue Reading »

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