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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September 8, 2014

Protect Your Family Woodlands or Farm for Future Generations

by: Richard M. Malad, Attorney You own a piece of land with woods and tillable acreage that you bought because you enjoy the outdoors and everything that goes along with it. After some years it becomes a huge part of your life– an outdoor recreational opportunity that you share with your family and friends. Friends… Continue Reading »

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August 25, 2014

Indiana Ethics Rule Could Hit You Where You Live – Literally

by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney Any lawyer who pays attention to legal ethics issues in Indiana by now has heard of In re Anonymous. 6 N.E.3d 903 (2014).  The most widely talked about aspect of the case was the fact that the disciplined lawyer was somehow caught off-guard because he sought out legal advice and… Continue Reading »

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August 18, 2014

Will Your Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement Stand Up in Court?

by: Mike McBride, Attorney Business owners who draft and utilize non-compete and non-solicitation agreements without the advice of an attorney could pay a steep price:  the business might not wind up with any enforceable competition restrictions.  Overly broad non-compete and non-solicitation agreements have a potential fate of being deemed unenforceable in their entirety, as shown… Continue Reading »

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July 15, 2014

FDA Issues Guidance on Correcting Third-Party Misinformation About Prescription Drugs & Medical Devices on Internet and Social Media

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The internet and social media can provide a wealth of information for patients and consumers of healthcare services. However, due to the way that information is created and shared, it is possible for incorrect or incomplete information to be published online which can put patients at risk. The FDA recently… Continue Reading »

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July 8, 2014

FDA Issues Draft of Social Media Guidelines for Medical Product Manufacturers

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The FDA is responsible for regulating the manufacture, sale, and distribution of drugs and medical devices in the United States including the oversight of the labeling of drugs and medical devices and the advertising of prescription drugs and restricted medical devices. Digital communication related to advertising, more specifically—blogs, Twitter, Facebook,… Continue Reading »

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June 30, 2014

Indiana Paternity Records Are Going Public

by: Julie Andrews, Attorney Most court proceedings and the related files are open to the public.  Only a handful of cases are shrouded in confidentiality.  The most common confidential cases are Guardianship cases, Adoptions, Protective Orders (the named Defendant is not confidential), Juvenile Proceedings and, until July 1st, Paternity cases. Paternity cases have historically been… Continue Reading »

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